John A. DeFrancisco's Photos

Senator DeFrancisco with 2012 Boxing Hall of Fame Inductee Tommy Hearns

State Senator John A. DeFrancisco congratulates 2012 Boxing Hall of Fame Inductee Tommy "The Hitman" Hearns at the International Boxing Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Canastota, N.Y. 

July 31, 2012
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Senator DeFrancisco Attends 2012 Boxing Hall of Fame

State Senator John A. DeFrancisco poses with boxing great Marvin Hagler at the 2012 Boxing Hall of Fame.

July 31, 2012
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Senator DeFrancisco Attends 2012 Boxing Hall of Fame

State Senator John A. DeFrancisco is pictured with boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard at the 2012 Boxing Hall of Fame in Canastota, New York.

July 31, 2012
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Senator DeFrancisco Recognizes Jazz Educator of the Year Joe Carello

Senator John A. DeFrancisco honored Joe Carello with a NYS Senate Resolution during the 2012 Northeast Jazz and Wine Festival.  Carello is an outstanding saxophonist and educator, who was named the 2012 Jazz Educator of the Year by the Central New York Jazz Arts Foundation.  

July 30, 2012
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Senator DeFrancisco Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Erie Canal Museum

State Senator John A. DeFrancisco is pictured with Terri Bright and her two mules, Franklin and Donovan, at the 50th Anniversary Celebration for the Erie Canal Museum on Saturday, July 28, 2012.  Canal boats were once pulled by mules along the Erie Canal through downtown Syracuse.  During the celebration, Senator DeFrancisco also presented the Erie Canal Museum with a Citation.

July 30, 2012
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Senator DeFranciso and Jazz Musician Jessy J

State Senator John A. DeFrancisco is pictured with Jessy J.  He introduced the nationally-renowned jazz musician on the main stage at the 2012 Northeast Jazz and Wine Festival.

July 30, 2012
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Senate DeFrancisco Tours the Rescue Mission in Syracuse

On July 27, 2012, State Senator John A. DeFrancisco took a tour of the Rescue Mission and was updated on the organization's future plans.

July 27, 2012
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Senator DeFrancisco Reads to Children at the Onondaga Free Library

State Senator John A. DeFrancisco enjoyed reading a couple stories to a group of children at Onondaga Free Library on July 26th.  The Senator has been visiting several libraries throughout Onondaga County, part of the 2012 Summer Reading program.

July 27, 2012
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Senator DeFrancisco Takes Part In Ongoing Littering Crackdown Campaign

State Senator John A. DeFrancisco has teamed up with other state, city and county officials to crack down on littering and raise awareness about the serious problem.  During a press conference on July 16, 2012, it was announced that a recent cleanup of 690 between Teall Avenue and Thompson Road netted nearly three tons of trash.  An ongoing campaign will focus on clean-up, enforcement and awareness, with the tagline "Litter: It Costs More Than You Think."  As part of this campaign, violators will be ticketed.

July 17, 2012
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Senator DeFrancisco Reads to Children at Mundy Library in Syracuse

State Senator John A. DeFrancisco is pictured reading to a group of students at Mundy Library in Syracuse on July 13, 2012.  The Senator will be reading stories to children at several libraries throughout Onondaga County this summer, part of the state's summer reading program.

July 13, 2012
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Senator DeFrancisco Recognizes Students Who Competed in JazzIgnition at Signature Music

On June 26, 2012, State Senator John A. DeFrancisco presented scholarship prizes to four oustanding student vocalists and instrumentalists, who competed in the 2012 Jazz Ignition through Signature Music in Syracuse.  The recipients were vocalist Ashley Gusman from Bishop Ludden High School, tenor saxophonist Dunham Hall from Solvay High School, vocalist Nubia Hill from Nottingham High School, and vocalist Justin Tanksley from Jamesville-DeWitt High School.  Signature Music, a non-profit organization, offers music opportunities to young artists in Central New York.

June 26, 2012
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Senator DeFrancisco Speaks During the Northeast Jazz & Wine Festival Press Conference

State Senator John A. DeFrancisco, a long-time supporter of the arts, helped announce the 2012 Northeast Jazz & Wine Festival during a press conference at Jazz Central on June 26, 2012. The festival will take place in Syracuse's Clinton Square July 27-28th.

June 26, 2012
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Senator DeFrancisco Recognizes Jamesville-DeWitt High School Principal Paul Gasparini

Senator John A. DeFrancisco is pictured with Jamesville-DeWitt High School principal Paul Gasparini.  On June 22, 2012, the Senator presented Mr. Gasparini with a New York State Senate Resolution for being named the "2012 High School Principal of the Year" by the School Administrators Associaiton of New York State.

June 25, 2012
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Senator DeFrancisco Recognizes World Karate Champion Chris Collins

State Senator John A. DeFrancisco recognized Karate Champion Christopher Collins with a resolution in Senate Chambers on June 13, 2012.  Collins won a Gold Medal at the 2011 World Karate Championships.

June 15, 2012
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Senator DeFrancisco Receives Hands-Only CPR Training

State Senator John A. DeFrancisco received training in Hands-Only CPR at the Captiol on June 14, 2012.

For a video on Hands-Only CPR by the American Heart Association, visit heart.org/handsonlycpr

 

 

June 15, 2012
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Senator DeFrancisco Recognizes the Cicero-North Syracuse High School Girls Basketball Team

State Senator John A. DeFrancisco honored the Cicero-North Syracuse Girls' Basketball Team with a Senate Resolution in Albany on June 11, 2012.  The basketball team earned the Class AA State Championship.

Senator DeFrancisco also honored Senior Breanna Stewart with a resolution, commending her for receiving the 2011-12 Gatorade National Girls Basketball Player of the Year Award.

This is the second consecutive year that the Cicero-North Syracuse Girls’ Basketball Team has won the New York State Class AA Championship.

June 12, 2012
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Senator DeFrancisco Meets with Students from Elmcrest Elementary School

State Senator John A. DeFrancisco is pictured in Albany with students from Elmcrest Elementary School. The class toured the Capitol on June 5, 2012.

June 12, 2012
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Senator DeFrancisco Presents Resolution to the 2012 Pole of the Year Award Recipient

State Senator John A. DeFrancisco presented Charlie Hollis with a Senate Resolution, on June 9, 2012, during the 2012 Polish Festival in Syracuse.  Mr. Hollis was named "Pole of the Year" for his many civic activities that have improved the quality of life in Central New York.

June 12, 2012
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Senator DeFrancisco Visits Universal Pre-Kindergarten Class at Solvay Elementary School

On June 8, 2012, Senator John A. DeFrancisco visited Mrs. DeStefano's universal pre-kindergarten class at Solvay Elementary School. For the first time this year, the school district was able to operate its universal pre-k program within the elementary school building.  Senator DeFrancisco observed classroom activities, and even joined in using the Smart Board.  Solvay's universal pre-kindergarten program is funded by a special grant from the New York State Education Department.

June 8, 2012
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Senator DeFrancisco Celebrates with New Northside Homeowner

Senator John A. DeFrancisco is pictured with Brandiss Pearson in front of Pearson's new home at 513 Hickory Street in Syracuse, on June 7, 2012.  Ms. Pearson was able to buy the home through Home HeadQuarter's First Mortgage Guarantee Program for Syracuse home buyers.  Home HeadQuarters held a First Mortgage Guarantee kick off celebration on June 7th.

June 8, 2012
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