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FOURTH YEAR OF BRONX CAN WILL HELP PREPARE THOUSANDS OF BRONXITES FOR THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR

State Senator Gustavo Rivera and Bronx CAN Partners to Distribute 2,000 Backpacks and Provide Health Screenings for Children and Parents

(Bronx, NY) - State Senator Gustavo Rivera and Bronx CAN partners including, Kars for Kids (www.kars4kids.org), Union Community Health Center, Montefiore Medical Center and other community health partners, have joined together to host three events throughout the 33rd Senate Districts with free health screenings and over 2,000 free backpacks for kids in kindergarten through 8th grade.

August 18, 2014
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Van Nest gets graffiti clean up

Bronx Times - By Jaime Williams

Community leaders in Van Nest who were fed up with the graffiti plaguing their neighborhood after months of constant tagging and 311 calls that weren’t yielding results say they are finally seeing improvements now the a state Senator has stepped in.

July 18, 2014
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Bronx Freedom Fund seeks to show other groups how to post bail for needy defendants

NY Daily News - By Pete Barrett 

The difference between being saddled with a criminal record and keeping one’s profile clean often comes down to a person’s ability to come up with bail money, a new report from The Bronx Freedom Fund shows.

The fund, launched in 2007 and reopened in October 2013, four years after a judge ordered it to cease operation, is the first program licensed by the state to post bail on a defendant’s behalf.

The group says it has posted an average bail of $781 for 102 defendents since it reopened, resulting in the dismissal of 28 of the 44 cases that have been completed.

Often, a defendant who is unable to post bail will accept a deal to plead guilty to a lower charge, said Alyssa Work, the project manager of the Bronx Freedom Fund.

July 18, 2014
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Bill to offer state citizenship for undocumented immigrants

NY Daily News - By Erin Durkin 

Undocumented immigrants in New York could become “state citizens” with a slew of benefits from driver’s licenses under a new bill to be introduced Monday.

July 18, 2014
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It’s Barbecue season!

There are a few things you should know: 

File: 
BBQINFO+MAP (1).pdf

June 26, 2014
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It’s Barbecue season!

There are a few things you should know: 

File: 
BBQINFO+MAP (1).pdf

June 26, 2014
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State Senator Gustavo Rivera Passes Bill Banning Smoking Around After-School Programs

Legislation Inspired by Local Bronx After-School Program Passes in the State Senate

June 26, 2014
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Bold New Campaign Demands Full Equality for Non-Citizens

***National Coalition Unveils “New York is Home” Legislation to Help Nearly 3 Million Noncitizen New Yorkers Become State Citizens, and Vows to Win State Citizenship for Immigrants in Other States***

June 26, 2014
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Closer to Home

By Gustavo Rivera & Elizabeth Gaynes

The evidence that children love and need their parents is all around us. That evidence is a lot less visible when it comes to the 80,000 children with a parent in one of New York's 57 prisons. Maybe that's because most of our prisons are located far from the urban centers where most of our prisoners' families live.

June 11, 2014
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State Senator Gustavo Rivera Introduces Resolution Designating June as Immigrant Heritage Month in New York State

Albany, NY - Today, State Senator Gustavo Rivera (D-Bronx) introduced a resolution designating the month of June as Immigrant Heritage Month in New York State. The resolution seeks to highlight, recognize and celebrate the countless contributions immigrants have made to our State.

June 10, 2014
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Statement form State Senator Gustavo Rivera on the Passage of the Compassionate Care Act in the Senate Health Committee:

"Today, New York State took a big step toward providing thousands of New Yorkers suffering from serious and debilitating conditions access to medical marijuana to relieve their symptoms. As Ranking Member of the Senate Health Committee, I proudly voted for the Compassionate Care Act, and I congratulate Senator Diane Savino and my other colleagues who voted to approve the bill. Now it goes to Senate Finance. While its future is uncertain, I know we did the right thing today - and I will work as hard as I can to ensure that the Compassionate Care Act passes the Senate before the end of this session.

May 20, 2014
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Israel Lugo-Jorge

Sergeant Israel Lugo-Jorge was born in Puerto Rico, but has called New York home since he was a year old. In 1967, at the age of 19, Sergeant Lugo-Jorge felt called to serve his country in the Vietnam War and enlisted in the Armed Forces.

May 17, 2014
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Gloria Alston

Gloria Alston was born and raised in Charleston, South Carolina, and came to live in New York in the 1960s. She is a dedicated advocate, community leader and proud mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. 

Ms. Alston earned her GED while working as a Temporary Researcher at the Neighborhood Medical Care Demonstration. Soon after, she was hired at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Health Center (MLK) and, through its training programs, received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Community Health Administration from Empire State College. 

May 13, 2014
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Senior Health Fair! Senator Rivera and Assemblymember Pichardo celebrate Older Americans Month 2014 - Safe Today, Healthy Tomorrow

WHEN: Friday, May 16th 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

WHERE: Monroe College, King Hall

2501 Jerome Avenue

Bronx, NY 10468

RSVP: To confirm your attendance or for more information, please call Senator Rivera’s office at (718) 933-2034.

May 16, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Senator Gustavo Rivera and Assembly Member Victor M. Pichardo Host A Job Fair

WHEN: Thursday, May 8, 2014 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

WHERE: Police Athletic League (PAL)

2255 Webster Avenue

Bronx, NY 10457

WHAT: Join us for an opportunity to meet with employers that are ready to hire! Don't forget to bring plenty of resumes and dress in business attire.

May 8, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Forum/Town Hall: State Senator Gustavo Rivera Launches Legal Clinics & Workshops During the Month of May

State Senator Gustavo Rivera is launching a series of legal clinics/workshops in the 33rd Senate District. They will be held at least once a month in different locations across the district and will provide individuals witht opportunity to receive free legal advice.

MAY:

Know Your Rights: Tenants Workshop

WHEN: Thursday, May 8, 2014 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

WHERE: Robert Fulton Terrace Community Room

530 East 169th Street

Bronx NY 10456

Presented by: Sina Choi, Esq. and Vinita Kamath, Esq.

May 28, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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Forum/Town Hall: State Senator Gustavo Rivera Launches Legal Clinics & Workshops During the Month of May

State Senator Gustavo Rivera is launching a series of legal clinics/workshops in the 33rd Senate District. They will be held at least once a month in different locations across the district and will provide individuals witht opportunity to receive free legal advice.

MAY:

Know Your Rights: Tenants Workshop

WHEN: Thursday, May 8, 2014 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

WHERE: Robert Fulton Terrace Community Room

530 East 169th Street

Bronx NY 10456

Presented by: Sina Choi, Esq. and Vinita Kamath, Esq.

May 22, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Forum/Town Hall: State Senator Gustavo Rivera Launches Legal Clinics & Workshops During the Month of May

State Senator Gustavo Rivera is launching a series of legal clinics/workshops in the 33rd Senate District. They will be held at least once a month in different locations across the district and will provide individuals witht opportunity to receive free legal advice.

MAY:

Know Your Rights: Tenants Workshop

WHEN: Thursday, May 8, 2014 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

WHERE: Robert Fulton Terrace Community Room

530 East 169th Street

Bronx NY 10456

Presented by: Sina Choi, Esq. and Vinita Kamath, Esq.

RSVP REQUIRED: Please send your name, address and telephone number toRSVPSenatorRivera@gmail.com. For more information, please call Latoya Matthew at Senator Rivera’s office at (718) 933- 2034.

 

Rent Overcharge Complaint Clinic

WHEN: Thursday, May 22, 2014 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

WHERE: 35 Marcy Place

Bronx, NY 10452

Hosted by: New Settlement Apartments (CASA)

RSVP REQUIRED: Please send your name, address and telephone number toRSVPSenatorRivera@gmail.com. For more information, please call Latoya Matthew at Senator Rivera’s office at (718) 933- 2034.

 

Know Your Rights: Twin Parks Community Tenants' Workshop

WHEN: Wednesday, May 28, 2014 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

WHERE: Garden Area at 2311 Southern Blvd. (Garden Area)

Bronx, NY 10460

Presented by: Michael Leonard, Esq. of POTS

RSVP REQUIRED: Please send your name, address and telephone number toRSVPSenatorRivera@gmail.com. For more information, please call Latoya Matthew at Senator Rivera’s office at (718) 933- 2034.

May 8, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
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