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Senator Sanders and the Queens Public Library Provide Rochdale Village’s Seniors a Key to Maintaining an Active Lifestyle

Contact: Dara Bragg | dbragg@nysenate.gov | (718) 523-3069

(Rochdale) – To ensure his community’s seniors are no less actively engaged than today’s generation in the use of digital media, New York State Senator James Sanders Jr. (D-Queens) arranged for representatives of the Queens Public Library to join him and the staff of the Rochdale Village Senior Center in helping its seniors sign-up for library cards.

Having access to their local library branch will allow them to experience the arts through traditional media forms, like books and video, but using the latest technological devices of our era, such as eReaders and Tablets.

April 24, 2014
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State Senator Wants Investigation Into Emergency Response to Fatal Queens Fire

Far Rockaway - New York State Senator James Sanders Jr. (D-Queens), appearing alongside the family of recently deceased four-year-old fire victims Jai'Launi and Aniya Tinglin, called for an independent investigation into the delayed response by emergency services to the deadly fire that claimed the young children's lives last Saturday, and appealed to the public to show its compassion for the Tinglin family's loss by donating money to help pay for their funeral service expenses.

April 23, 2014
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NYS Senator James Sanders Jr. (D-Queens) Issues Statement on Kids Death by Fire: Parents Requesting Help with Funeral Costs

NYS Senator James Sanders Jr. (D-Queens) Issues Statement on Kids Death by Fire: Parents Requesting Help with Funeral Costs

Far Rockaway - State Senator James Sanders Jr. (D-Queens) and the parents of four year olds Jai'Launi Tinglin and his half-sister Aniya Tinglin, victims of a tragic fire in Far Rockaway last Saturday, are asking for help with funeral expenses. State Senator Sanders visited the parents of the two children, killed in a basement fire of a two-story house on Saturday night, earlier.

April 22, 2014
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A young man's joy and passion for violence impacts his entire family.

Video #1 - A "Stop The Violence" song and video depicting the consequences of the depraved disregard for life. Written and produced by Chris Curry

April 22, 2014
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Individually and collectively a community can make a difference by saying something.

Video #2 in Chris Curry's "Stop The Violence" campaign series. A collection of songs, poetry, art, essays and spoken word depicting the hideous consequences of violent acts and the depraved disregard for LIFE by the perpetrators.

April 22, 2014
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Portrays the daily concern of a 10 year old trying to cope with the possibility of being shot or killed.

This is video #3 in the Chris Curry's "Stop The Violence" campaign. It portrays the daily concern of a 10 year old trying to cope with the possibility of being shot or killed. It is an unfortunate realistic element of the gun violence that many perpetrators fail to consider during their senseless and unnecessary acts of violence and the consequences of their depraved disregard for life.

April 22, 2014
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EARTH DAY 2014 POSTER CONTEST: DISTRICT 10

Earth Day Poster Contest. This year we received many outstanding posters that exemplify the creativity of the young people in the 10th Senatorial District.

Each entry from my District displayed tremendous originality and vision as well as obvious concern for the ecological future of our communities and our state. I am proud of your work and that of your classmates, and encourage you to continue to study and learn more about the serious challenges that face our environment.

I am pleased to announce that the winner of the 2014 Earth Day Poster Contest from my District is:

Shyann & JennaGrade 5P.S. 121 Q

 

April 17, 2014
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Sign up for Sex Offender relocation alerts with The New York State Division of Justice Services

"Senator Sanders wants you to know that your safety is a priority. Sign up for Sex Offender relocation alerts with The New York State Division of Justice Services, using the link provided here" http://www.criminaljustice.ny.gov/nsor/nyalert.htm

March 6, 2014
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2013 Year End Newsletter

"We have made some important strides in 2013 and 2014 looks to be even more promising. We are working with members of our community to address issues throughout the district in Southeast Queens and to provide better opportunities for our community. Please take a moment to read and share what we have been working on and I look forward to continuing building on our relationships."

File: 
Sanders Winter Newsletter.

January 17, 2014
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Senator Sanders’ Holiday Mandela Salute Hits Big

(Queens, NY)- On Friday, December 27, 2013, Senator James Sanders Jr. (D-Jamaica) and Dreamland Amusements hosted a free viewing of Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom at the Jamaica Multiplex in Jamaica, Queens. Close to 500 Queens residents and members of the community came out for the free showing and to remember a great man. Because of the overwhelming demand to attend the movie and panel discussion on the former South African president, Senator Sanders helped secure additional spaces for more community members to attend. 

December 27, 2013
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Thanksgiving Essays and Contributions

Dear Participant, 

Thank you for your wonderful contribution to the Thanksgiving Day Creative Celebration. We received outstanding poems, essays, and artwork that exemplify the creativity of New York State’s young people.

The submissions received are remarkable in what they represent – showing gratitude and respect for family, friends, our troops fighting overseas, and many other important subjects and activities. I am humbled and honored to see such inspiring contributions in response to what is a deceptively difficult question: “What are you thankful for?”

December 6, 2013
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NEW YORK STATE SENATOR JAMES SANDERS, JR. TO HOST JOBS FAIR ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19TH 2013

JAMAICA, NY - New York State Senator James Sanders Jr. announced today that he will host a jobs fair for the 10th Senatorial community on Saturday, October 19th from 10am to 3pm at the Police Athletic League on 116-25 Guy R Brewer Blvd. Jamaica, N.Y. 

Queens residents will have an opportunity to find jobs with local area businesses. Employers such as the New York Cosmos, Millennium Development, the New York Police Department, DeVry University, and others will offer both entry-level and advanced positions. Some employers will provide on-site interviews and fill job openings on the spot. 

October 19, 2013
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October 19, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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FINANCIAL LITERACY SEMINAR

NYS Senator James Sanders Jr. and CHASE BANK

FINANCIAL LITERACY SEMINAR

BANKING, SAVING & SPENDING MONEYCREDIT, BORROWING & DEBT PATHWAYS TO HOMEOWNERSHIP

July 25, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Forum/Town Hall: Sanders in the Steets Forum

Please join us to learn about and receive vital information from many state agencies:

NYS Office of Mental Health

NYS Office of Children & Family Services

NYS Department of Civil Service

NYS Office of Veteran Affairs

NYS Consumer Protection Agency

Empire State Development Corp.

And many more!!

June 22, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Forum/Town Hall: Community Forum in the Rockaways

Come & participate in a discussion with our senators representing the Rockaways and discuss some of the most pressing issues since Superstorm Sandy:

June 25, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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COME AND MEET SENATOR JAMES SANDERS Jr. @ CEDAR MANOR EVENT

This FridayMay 31. 2013Time: 8:00 PM Location: Cedar Manor Coops Address: 116-51 157th Street (Bsmnt)REFRESHMENTS COURTESY OF CEDAR MANOR!!!   For more information contact: Hayden Horsham at 718-523-3069 or via email: horsham@nysenate.gov or the Cedar Manor Board of Directors Ms. Eddie Smith, President or Ms. Delilah Green, Vice President

May 31, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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Mildred Collins

Mildred Collins was born in St. Kitts, West Indies, and received an excellent early education. As a child, her mother instilled in her a sense of civic mindedness. In 1931, at age 13, she joined the Girl Guides of St. Kitts and her spirit of volunteerism was born. With a burning desire to help the poor and the ill, Ms. Collins joined the Red Cross to accomplish her goal. As a volunteer she learned how to care for the sick , the hungry and the less fortunate from all walks of life. It was her volunteer work with the Red Cross that helped her realize her niche in life.

May 13, 2013
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Earth Day 2013 Poster Contest: District 10

Dear Students,

Thank you for your wonderful contribution to the New York State Senate’s Earth Day Poster Contest.   This year we received many outstanding posters that exemplify the creativity of the young people in the 10th Senatorial District.

Each entry from my District displayed tremendous originality and vision as well as obvious concern for the ecological future of our communities and our state.  I am proud of your work and that of your classmates, and encourage you to continue to study and learn more about the serious challenges that face our environment.

I am pleased to announce that the winner of the 2013 Earth Day Poster Contest from my District is:

Jesus Suarez

April 15, 2013
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Forum/Town Hall: The Bayhouse Listening Tour

Date: Friday March 1, 2013Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PMPlace: The Bayhouse           155-57 Bayview Avenue           Queens, NY 11422

Don’t Miss this Great Opportunity to Come out and Share with Us:

* YOUR Concerns, YOUR Questions and YOUR Ideas.

* What can the Senator do to make things better for you and the community in which you live?

* You will be able to ask Questions, Chat and Share your ideas with the Senator and his Staff.

March 1, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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