On June 14, 2014, Senator John A. DeFrancisco sponsored his second annual electronics recycling event, which was free to the public. Hundreds of residents dropped off their old televisions, computers and various other electronics during the event held at Time Warner Cable on Fair Lakes Road in East Syracuse. Senator DeFrancisco is pictured with Alice Kim from TWC.
Proceeds from the recyling of these items will benefit a local organization that was formed by a group of caring children to purchases flags and flowers for Veterans Park in East Syracuse. The event was made possible by community partners: Time Warner Cable, Bruin Recyling, and Flags and Flowers for the Veterans.
Senator John A. DeFrancisco toured Time Warner Cable's new training facility on Davis Road in Clay on June 13, 2014. The training center, which is designed like an actual home, will provide technicians with real life learning experiences. Senator DeFrancisco also spoke during the ribbon cutting ceremony.
On this week's program of Your Voice, State Senator John A. DeFrancisco discusses legislation that would improve the safety on college campuses, better protect women and children from human trafficking, and crack down on repeat drunk drivers.
Senator John A. DeFrancisco was pleased to present merit certificates to members of the Wheeler Elementary Student Council on June 6, 2014, in recognition of their outstanding efforts in collecting phones for his annual Cell Phones for Soldiers collection drive. Over the past few years, Wheeler Elentary has collected hundreds of used mobile phones to help provide prepaid calling cards to deployed U.S. military members.
State Senator John A. DeFrancisco held his first-ever Teachers Of Excellence awards program on June 5, 2014, at Jordan-Elbridge High School. More than 20 educators from throughout Onondaga County were honored for their outstanding efforts to help children learn during the 2013-14 school year.
State Senator John A. DeFrancisco will hold his first-ever Teachers Of Excellence awards ceremony this Thursday, June 5, 2014, at Jordan-Elbridge High School, starting at 4:00 pm. More than 20 educators throughout Onondaga and Cayuga Counties will be honored. They were nominated by students, faculty, staff, and family members.
“Teachers are the tools that enable our students to succeed in life,” said Senator DeFrancisco. “I am proud to recognize those dedicated educators within my district, who go above and beyond to educate, mentor and inspire their students.”
The ceremony will be held in the Jordan-Elbridge High School Auditorium, located at 5721 Hamilton Road in Jordan.
On this special edition of Your Voice to paytribute to our fallen soldiers and veterans, State Senator John A. DeFrancisco recognizes his honoree for the New York State Senate 2014 Veterans Hall of Fame, WWII veteran Stan F.
State Senator John A. DeFrancisco participated in several parades and memorial services during the 2014 Memorial Day Weekend to remember and honor those who died while serving and protecting our country. Senator DeFrancisco is pictured at the Hope for Bereaved's Memorial Day Ceremony on May 26th located at the Butterfly Garden of HOPE at Onondaga Lake Park.
On May 22, 2014, State Senator John A. DeFrancisco spoke during a ceremonial groundbreaking for the Northwest Family YMCA, which will be located on River Road in Baldwinsville, New York. The new YMCA is expected to open to the public in about a year.
Senator John A. DeFrancisco (R-I-C, Syracuse) announced that his bill, S340-A, which would restrict perpetrators of violent crimes from accessing the personal records of their victims, passed the New York State Senate.
Senator John A. DeFrancisco (R-I-C, Syracuse) announced that his bill (S1790), which would link all of a person’s driving under the influence offenses together, passed the New York State Senate. The legislation is named after the late Tiffany Heitkamp, a Syracuse-area woman, who was killed during an alcohol-related boating crash in 2006.
The Onondaga Thunder Bantun Travel Hockey team visited Albany on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, to be recognized by Senator John A. DeFrancisco in Senate Chambers during legislative session. Senator DeFrancisco presented the team with a resolution for winning the New York State Amateur Youth Hockey Association Tier III 14U Championship.
At a special ceremony on May 22, 2014, at the State Office Building in Syracuse, Senator John A. DeFrancisco recognized WWII Veteran Stan F. Stanley as his New York State Senate 2014 Veterans Hall of Fame honoree.
On this week’s program of Your Voice, State Senator John A. DeFrancisco discusses a package of regulatory reform bills that the Senate has passed to help spur economic growth in New York State. He also talks about the Senate’s passage of legislation that would legalize and regulate mixed martial arts competitions in New York.