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Senator Rivera Urges Passage of Tough Ethics Reform Package

(Bronx, NY)Senator Gustavo Rivera (D-Bronx) joined his colleagues in the Senate Democratic Conference on Monday in unveiling a tough legislative ethics package that will serve as a step forward in enacting true ethics reform and restoring the public’s trust.

April 19, 2013
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Senator Gustavo Rivera Seeks Nominees for Veteran’s Hall of Fame Honor

Bronx, NY – Senator Gustavo Rivera (D-Bronx) invites local residents of the 33rd  State Senate district to nominate veterans from their community whose service on behalf of our nation and our community designates them as a possible inductee to the New York State Veteran’s Hall of Fame.

April 3, 2013
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Senator Rivera Speaks on the Senate's Passing of the 2013-2014 Budget

Expresses disappointment regarding minimum wage, SUNY Downstate and OPWDD funding cut; celebrates transfer of Fulton Correctional Facility

April 1, 2013
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Senator Rivera Speaks on the Transfer of the Fulton Correctional Facility in the Bronx

Bronx, NY –  State Senator Gustavo Rivera (D-Bronx) is pleased that the Public Protection and General Government budget bill, which was passed by the Senate Sunday afternoon, included the transfer of the Fulton Correctional Facility and extended various criminal justice and public safety programs.

March 27, 2013
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Senator Rivera Issues Statement on the Passing of Former NYC Mayor Ed Koch

Bronx, NY - Senator Gustavo Rivera (D, WF-Bronx) released the following statement today in response to the passing of former New York City Mayor Ed Koch:

 "I am deeply saddened by the passing of former Mayor Ed Koch. Mayor Koch will be remembered as the quintessential New Yorker as well as for his sense of service to the city he loved. He had a passion that went beyond ensuring government worked efficiently for the people, but also a commitment to service that extended long after his term as Mayor. He was boisterous, outspoken and spirited. His legacy will remain in the hearts of New Yorkers for years to come, and he will be sorely missed."

 

February 1, 2013
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Free Federal and State Income Tax Preparation Assistence

On Tuesday, March 26th 4:00PM to 8:00PM University Neighborhood Housing Program, Ariva  and I will be hosting free federal and state income tax preparation assistance. I know how expensive it can be to get your taxes prepared during these tough economic times, thus please call our office at 718-933-2034 to make an appointment to take advantage of this opportunity to file your taxes for FREE.

March 26, 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Free Federal and State Income Tax Preparation Assistence

On Thursday, February 28th from 2:00PM to 6:00PM  University Neighborhood Housing Program, Ariva  and I will be hosting free federal and state income tax preparation assistance. I know how expensive it can be to get your taxes prepared during these tough economic times, thus please call our office at 718-933-2034 to make an appointment to take advantage of this opportunity to file your taxes for FREE.

February 28, 2:00 PM - 6:09 PM
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Financial Aid Literacy Workshop for Parents and Students

Get answers to the following questions and more...

 

February 21, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Immigration Information Session

The purpose is to help assist local residents with questions they have about immigration issues and potential paths to citizenship, as well as to inform them about the many immigration-related scams that exist within our borough and throughout New York City.

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January 31, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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Senator Rivera Becomes Ranking Member of Senate Health Committee

Bronx, NY - State Senator Gustavo Rivera (D-Bronx) was today named ranking member of the New York Senate's Health Committee.  As a member of the Senate Democratic Conference, Senator Rivera will be representing the interests of the conference on issues of health.

January 25, 2013
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Senator Rivera Announces Historic Passage of Common Sense Gun Laws

Bronx, NY- State Senator Gustavo Rivera (D-Bronx) today announced that the New York State Senate and New York State Assembly have passed comprehensive gun control legislation. This bill package was passed with unanimous support from the Senate Democratic Conference and included multiple pieces of legislation previously sponsored by Democratic Senators that had been blocked by the Republican Majority in the State Senate.

January 16, 2013
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Senator Rivera Joined Parents of Our Lady of Mercy Call on Archdiocese to Give Schools More Time Community Requests More Time Before Archdiocese Makes Final Decision on Fate of Schools Slated for Closure

Bronx, NY - State Senator Gustavo Rivera (D,WF - Bronx) joined dozens of parents and students of Our Lady of Mercy on Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at 2:00PM to call on the Archdiocese to give local Catholic schools slated for closure more time to come up with a plan to save the school.

December 21, 2012
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Free Flu Shots

New York State Senator Gustavo Rivera, Assembly   Member Nelson Castro, and Councilmember  Fernando Cabrera along with Union Community  Health, Med Alliance, Montefiore Medical Center  and St. Barnabas Hospital are providing free flu  shots in order to help members of the community  keep healthy this winter.

December 19, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Coat and Toy Drive for the Victims of Hurricane Sandy

I would like to invite you to participate in a Coat and Toy Drive that my office is sponsoring in an effort to provide coats and toys to families that were impacted by Hurricane Sandy.

How: Senator Gustavo Rivera district office will serve as a drop off location for sorting and organizing coats and toys. 

Where: Senator Rivera's District Office 

              2432 Grand Concourse, Suite 506

              Bronx, New York 10458

December 3, 12:00 PM - December 17, 6:00 PM
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Labor dispute at Sunny Day Car Wash in Bronx clouds the holiday season for picketing workers Local pols join protesting carwash heros to demand their jobs back

By Erica Pearson- New York Daily News 

Picketing workers who say they were wrongly fired and want to get back to work were joined by local politicians in confronting a Bronx car wash manager Monday.

State Sen. Gustavo Rivera and City Councilwoman Melissa Mark-Viverito walked with several of the fired washers to the cash register inside Sunny Day Car Wash on 135th St. near the Third Ave. Bridge, and asked to speak with owner Frank Roman.

November 30, 2012
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Senator Gustavo Rivera & Assembly Member Nelson Castro Hosted Job Fair

Bronx, NY- State Senator Gustavo Rivera (D-WF), and Assemblyman Nelson Castro (D, WF) hosted their  second annual job fair for Bronx residents on Friday, November 16, 2012 from 12 PM to 4 PM. Employers interviewed  job seekers for a number of employment opportunities, ranging from opportunities in the healthcare industry to customer service and retail opportunities.

"Assembly Member Castro and I meet local residents every day who are looking for employment opportunities," said Senator Rivera. "It is our responsibility as elected officials to connect our constituents with employment opportunities, many of which are right here in the Bronx like Fresh Direct and Montefiore Medical Center."

November 19, 2012
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A Statement on Veteran's Day

Dear Constituents,

In 1954, President Dwight D. Eisenhower issued a proclamation designating November 11th as National Veteran’s Day. The country had come out of the Korean War and, as a country, we were looking for a way to honor those men who were coming home as well as those who had served in previous wars.

Our nation is, once again, welcoming soldiers home from war. The need to recognize and honor the men and women who have fought on behalf of our country is just as strong now as it was then. I want to take a moment today, on Veteran's day to honor all the men and women who have served and continue to serve in our armed forces, defending our freedom and bringing justice abroad.

Sincerely,

November 11, 2012
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