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Senator DeFrancisco Attends Grand Opening of La Casita Cultural Center in Syracuse

Senator John A. DeFrancisco helped celebrate the opening of La Casita Cultural Center, located in the The Lincoln Building on Otisco Street in Syracuse.  The center is the only Latino cultural center in the region.  It is a project of Syracuse University.  A grand opening celebration was held on September 28th. 

September 29, 2011
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SENATOR DEFRANCISCO’S BILL TO AMEND PROPERTY TAX INSTALLMENT PAYMENTS BECOMES LAW

Senator John A. DeFrancisco (R-I-C, Syracuse) announced that his bill (S3110), which authorizes local school boards to determine the amount of an installment payment for school taxes, has become law.
           

September 29, 2011
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Senator DeFrancisco Has His Cholesterol Checked at His 2011 Senior Fair

"It really didn't hurt!" Senator John A. DeFrancisco jokes with seniors, as he gets his cholesterol checked at his 2011 Senior Fair. The free event drew hundreds of senior citizens to the NYS Fairgrounds on September 28th.  More than 70 exhibitors provided attendees with information on healthcare, housing, transportation, etc. There were also free health screenings for interested senior citizens.

Also at the 2011 Senior Fair, Senator DeFrancisco helped announce details about the program, Embracing Age.  Franciscan Companies have launched this new program, as a way to provide membership concierge service for the growing senior citizen population.

September 29, 2011
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SENATOR DEFRANCISCO’S SEX OFFENDER REGISTRY BILL BECOMES LAW

Senator John A. DeFrancisco (R-I-C, Syracuse) announced that his bill (S4146), which mandates that the Sex Offender Registry must reflect changes in an offender’s treatment or supervision level has become law.
 

September 27, 2011
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Senator DeFrancisco Participates in Riverknoll Crossing Groundbreaking Ceremony

Senator John A. DeFrancisco took part in a groundbreaking ceremony on September 26, 2011, for Phase II of Riverknoll at Radisson in Baldwinsville, NY.  The construction project is an 80-unit affordable rental complex.

September 27, 2011
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September 25, 2011
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Senator DeFrancisco Tours Site of Honeywell Cleanup Project at Onondaga Lake

Honeywell Inc. is in the process of cleaning up pollution in and around Onondaga Lake.  On Friday, September 16th, Senator John DeFrancisco took a tour of the project site.

September 16, 2011
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Senator DeFrancisco Joins Staff at Medical Answering Services in Syracuse for Jobs Announcement

Senator John DeFrancisco is pictured with staff members from Medical Answering Services in Syracuse.  The company, which provides Medicaid transportation management services throughout New York State, has announced the creation of 80 new jobs in Syracuse. 

September 16, 2011
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Senator DeFrancisco with Mike Behnke At the 9/11 Memorial Monument In Sheridan Park

Senator DeFrancisco stands with Mike Behnke near the 9/11 Memorial Monument at Sheridan Park in Syracuse.  The monument is etched with names and shields of first responders who died in the September 11th terrorist attacks.

September 14, 2011
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Senator DeFrancisco Remembers and Honors All Those Affected by 9/11

On September 11, 2011, Senator John DeFrancisco paid tribute to the victims and survivors of 9/11 by attending several local remembrance ceremonies.  He spoke during the Baldwinsville Fire Department’s dedication of its 9/11 Memorial, which features a steal beam from the North Tower of the World Trade Center. The Senator also attended the Town of DeWitt’s 9/11 Memorial Ceremony, the “We Remember: 9/11 Memorial Service” at Sheridan Park, a Commemorative Concert at West Genesee High School and a memorial program at the New York State Fairgrounds by the Eagle Association of CNY.

September 14, 2011
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Senator DeFrancisco With Members of Team Red White and Blue on 9/11

Senator John DeFrancisco is pictured with members of Team Red White and Blue at the Town of DeWitt 9/11 Memorial Service. Team RWB ran along the Erie Canal with the American Flag held high, as part of its "Moving Tribute" to those affected by 9/11. 

September 14, 2011
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Senator DeFrancisco At Ribbon Cutting for Toll Road Senior Apartments

Senator John DeFrancisco helps cut the ribbon at the Toll Road Senior Apartments.  The new, affordable senior citizens housing complex is located off North Main Street (Route 11) in North Syracuse.  A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on September 9th.

September 13, 2011
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Senator DeFrancisco Speaks with Children During a 9/11 Memorial Program at Most Holy Rosary School in Syracuse

Senator John DeFrancisco attended a memorial ceremony at Most Holy Rosary School in Syracuse on September 9th, where students and staff honored the victims of 9/11 through prayer and song.  Students held up American flags, sang "God Bless The USA" and particpated in a moment of silence.  There was also a new flag raising.

September 9, 2011
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Senator DeFrancisco Visits the "New York Remembers" Exhibit at the MOST

Senator John DeFrancisco attended the unveiling of the "New York Remembers" exhibit at the Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science & Technology in Syracuse.  On display is a battalion chief car from the FDNY headquarters at Metrotech in Brooklyn.  Several FDNY battalion chiefs were lost on 9/11.

September 8, 2011
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Senator DeFrancisco Celebrates Veterans Day at the New York State Fair

Senator DeFrancisco is pictured with Col. Kevin Bradley during a veterans ceremony at the 2011 New York State Fair.

The Senator spoke at the event.

September 6, 2011
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Senator DeFrancisco Attends Lincoln Hill Association Social

Senator John DeFrancisco and his wife, Linda, attended the Lincoln Hill Association Social on August 27th.  A major cleanup effort has been taking place at Lincoln Park in Syracuse.

September 6, 2011
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Senator DeFrancisco's Interview on Capitol Pressroom at NYS Fair

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August 31, 2011
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Senator DeFrancisco Joins Governor Andrew Cuomo on Opening Day of the New York State Fair

 

To mark the start of the 2011 New York State Fair, Senator John A. DeFrancisco joined New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, Agriculture Commissioner Darrel Aubertine, and several other dignitaries for a ribbon cutting ceremony near the Center of Progress building on Thursday, August 25th.   

August 29, 2011
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Senator DeFrancisco Joins Family Members Who Lost Loved Ones In the Pan Am Flight 103 Bombing

Senator John DeFrancisco joined family members who lost loved ones in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland.  A Pan Am 103 ceremony was held on opening day of the 2011 New York State Fair.

August 26, 2011
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Senator DeFrancisco's 7th Annual Senior Fair

Senator John A. DeFrancisco will be hosting his 7th annual ever-popular FREE Senior Fair on Wednesday, September 28, 2011 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, in the Horticulture Building at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse.

Senator DeFrancisco invites all Central New York senior citizens and their family members to browse informational displays from over 60 exhibitors. Seniors can gather valuable information about services and resources to help them answer some of the challenging questions about long term care, health care, recreation, transportation and much more. Local health care professionals will also be on hand to provide free health screenings. 

August 26, 2011
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