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Forum/Town Hall: Civics Classes

Senator Gustavo Rivera will be teaching his first series of civics classes.  The topic of this class will be "Civil Rights and Civil Liberties". Next is "State and Local Governments" and lastly , " Voting and Elections". These classes are free and open to the public and the Senator encourages all Bronxites to attend. 

October 20, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Senator Gustavo Rivera Launches Free Community Civics Classes

State Senator Gustavo Rivera (D, WF-Bronx) last Thursday launched a series of community civic classes he will be teaching at the Bronx Library Center.

Senator Rivera’s civics course will start on October 13th and will continue every Thursday until November 3rd with a graduation ceremony to celebrate the completion of the course. The course will focus on learning about the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, the different levels of government, as well as how government and elections work. 

October 18, 2011
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Senator Rivera Toured Family Health Center Promoting “Bring Your Loved One To The Doctor” Day and Importance of Preventative Med

Bronx, NY – Senator Gustavo Rivera (D, WF-Bronx) and Bronx Community Health Network, Inc. (BCHN) took a tour of The Family Health Center to promote “Bring Your Loved One to the Doctor Day” on Friday, September 30, 2011 at 12:00 PM. Senator Rivera has been partnering with Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., the Bronx Community Health Network, Inc., Montefiore Medical Center, and other community partners as part of the Bronx CAN Health Initiative. The month of September has been focused on highlighting the importance of preventative medicine and accessing healthcare regularly as part of maintaining one’s health. During the tour Senator Rivera weighed himself, took part in a cooking demonstration and also had his blood pressure taken.

October 5, 2011
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Senator at Your Market

Senator Rivera visits the Kingsbridge Heights Youth Market to promote healthy eating and access to fresh fruits and vegetables in the district as part of his Bronx CAN Health Initiative.

September 30, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
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Senator Rivera visits High School of American Studies for a Discussion on Government and Civics

Senator Gustavo Rivera visited the High School of American Studies at Lehman College on Tuesday September 26th 2011. Senator Rivera was there to talk to High School Seniors in their U. S. Government and History classes about a variety of topics including the legislative process.

While visiting the High School of American Studies (HSAS), a public school that emphasizes the study of American history, Senator Rivera met with students to talk about the role of a State Senator and the different branches of government.

September 29, 2011
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Senator at Your Market

Senator Rivera visits the New York Botanical Gardens Green Market to promote healthy eating and access to fresh fruits and vegetables in the district as part of his Bronx CAN Health Initiative.

October 12, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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Senator at Your Market

Senator Rivera visits La Familia Verde Farmer's Market to promote healthy eating and access to fresh fruits and vegetables in the district as part of his Bronx CAN Health Initiative.

October 4, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
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Senator at Your Market

Senator Rivera visits the Montefiore Farmer's Market to promote healthy eating and access to fresh fruits and vegetables in the district as part of his Bronx CAN Health Initiative.

September 29, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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Bronx CAN Health Initiative Check-in and Health Fair

Join Senator Rivera at the next Bronx CAN Health Initiative Check-In on Sunday, September 25th at St. James Park (from 1:30-4PM). This event will be focused on preventative medicine and access to health care. We will have free health screenings, food demonstrations, zumba, gift bags and more!

September 25, 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
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Lehman College Ground Breaking

Senator Gustavo Rivera attended the groundbreaking for the new Lehman College Child Care Center on Tuesday September 20th. The new child care center will double the capacity of the current child care center, which will serve 140 children for all day and after school programs. In attendance were Congressman Eliot Engel, Lehman College president Ricardo R. Fernandez, Jose Magdaleno Vice President for Student Affairs at Lehman College, Allan H. Dobrin Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Operating Officer for CUNY, and Iris Weinshall Vice Chancellor for Facilities Planning, Construction and Management, CUNY. 

September 23, 2011
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New initiative in the Bronx shows residents they CAN live healthy

By Adrian Cabreja - Bronx Free Press

“Do you know how many servings of vegetables one needs to consume every day?” asked Marta Garcia, of the Cornell University Cooperative Extension, as she stood before an attentive crowd of Bronx residents of all ages on a recent Saturday afternoon.

The group, which had just moments before chattered loudly, grew quiet.

 “Two and a half cups of vegetables should be the daily intake,” said Garcia.

August 25, 2011
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Senator Rivera: In the District (Interactive Map)

Bronx, NY – State Senator Gustavo Rivera (D,WF-Bronx) has become the first New York State legislator to launch and actively participate on FourSquare. In the spirit of government transparency and increased accountability, Senator Rivera has invited the residents of the 33rd Senate District to track his events online in order to better understand where and how their Senator is working to serve them. 

August 10, 2011
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Join Senator Rivera to Walk With Your Senator

Come talk to your State Senator about issues in the community that concern you and get some exercise in at the same time. Join Senator Rivera and WalkNYC every Tuesday at 6pm at St. James Park at 2530 Jerome Ave.

August 30, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Join Senator Rivera to Walk With Your Senator

Come talk to your State Senator about issues in the community that concern you and get some exercise in at the same time. Join Senator Rivera and WalkNYC every Tuesday at 6pm at St. James Park at 2530 Jerome Ave.

August 23, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Join Senator Rivera to Walk With Your Senator

Come talk to your State Senator about issues in the community that concern you and get some exercise in at the same time. Join Senator Rivera and WalkNYC every Tuesday at 6pm at St. James Park at 2530 Jerome Ave.

August 16, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Join Senator Rivera to Walk With Your Senator

Come talk to your State Senator about issues in the community that concern you and get some exercise in at the same time. Join Senator Rivera and WalkNYC every Tuesday at 6pm at St. James Park at 2530 Jerome Ave.

 

August 9, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Bronxites who can't afford to pay bail for petty crimes get help from state legislature

By Daniel Beekman - New York Daily News

Thousands of Bronxites do hard time at Rikers Island because they can't afford to post bail.

 But new legislation headed to Gov. Cuomo's desk could set them free. 

Passed unanimously in June by the Senate and Assembly, the bill would allow charitable organizations to post bail for poor defendants held on petty charges. 

It was sponsored in the Senate by state Sen. Gustavo Rivera (D-Bronx) and modeled on the Bronx Freedom Fund. 

Not only do thousands of Bronxites serve time because they can't afford bail; many innocent defendants plead guilty rather than wait behind bars for jury trials, said Rivera, who expects Cuomo to sign the bill this month. 

August 4, 2011
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Senator Rivera Launches Walk With Your Senator at St. James Park

Senator Gustavo Rivera (D,WF-Bronx) launched Walk With Your Senator at St. James Park (2530 Jerome Ave.) as part of the Bronx CAN Health Initiative. This weekly Walk With Your Senator will not only allow constituents another opportunity to discuss concerns in their community with their State Senator, but it will also encourage members of the community to come out an exercise. 

August 4, 2011
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Educational Session on the Legislative Redistricting Process

Every ten years the Legislative Task Force on Demographic Research and Reapportionment (LATFOR) is charged with the task of reapportioning legislative seats to account for growth or loss of population following the decennial Census. 

Senator Gustavo Rivera invites you to an educational session on the legislative redistricting process, its timeline, and the upcoming public hearing scheduled for the Bronx.

 

WHEN: Thursday, July 28th, 2011 - 2:00pm-4:00pm

WHERE: CUNY on the Concourse - 2501 Grand Concourse, 3rd Floor, Rm. 318

July 27, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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