John L. Sampson's News items

FEMA extends Transitional Sheltering Assistance program in New York

 NEW YORK – The Federal Emergency Management Agency, at the request of the State of New York, has approved a 28-day extension to the Transitional Sheltering Assistance (TSA) program, which allows eligible survivors from Hurricane Sandy who cannot return to their homes to stay in participating hotels. The TSA checkout date, which previously had been extended to May 1, has been extended again to May 29. FEMA will be calling applicants eligible for the new extension to notify them of the checkout date. 

April 25, 2013
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BEACH RECONSTRUCTION WORK

MAYOR MICHAEL R. BLOOMBERG,  PARKS COMM. VERONICA M. WHITE,  DDC COMM. DAVID J. BURNEY. COMMUNITY ADVISORY

BEACH RECONSTRUCTION WORK

*24-Hour Construction to Reopen Beaches by Memorial Day*The Parks Department and the Department of Design and Construction are committed to reopening Brooklyn’s beaches by Memorial Day. To accomplish this goal in such a short time, we will need to perform pile driving operations and other noisy construction work 24 hours a day, for a few days at a time, at several locations along the beach.

April 24, 2013
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GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES ADMINISTRATION INVESTIGATION FINDS AT LEAST $200 MILLION IN SANDY INSURANCE FUNDS HAVE NOT BEEN RELEASED BY BANKS TO HOMEOWNERS

Calls on Banks, Fannie Mae, and Freddie Mac to speed process to allow needed repairs

Nation's Four largest banks, Wells Fargo, Bank of America, Citibank and JP Morgan Chase, found holding more than 4,000 relief checks worth more than $130 million

February 14, 2013
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FEMA extends Transitional Sheltering Assistance program in NY

NEW YORK – The Federal Emergency Management Agency, at the request of the State of New York, has approved a 14-day extension to the Transitional Sheltering Assistance (TSA) program, which allows eligible survivors from Hurricane Sandy who cannot return to their homes to stay in participating hotels or motels.

February 11, 2013
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November 2, 2012
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Governor Cuomo Announces National Guard to Deliver One Million Meals to Areas Affected by Hurricane Sandy

Albany, NY (November 1, 2012)

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the National Guard with FEMA will deliver one million meals and bottled water to New Yorkers in areas affected by Hurricane Sandy. Delivery to parts of Lower Manhattan, affected areas in Brooklyn and Queens, including the Rockaways will start today.

 

November 1, 2012
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Statement from Senator Sampson regarding Hurricane Sandy

I write today in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, one of the most devastating natural disasters that New York City has ever faced.  I wish to extend my deepest sympathy to those who lost loved ones during the storm.  I would also like to publicly thank the brave men and women of the New York City Police and Fire Departments as well as first responders throughout the area for their valiant efforts during the hurricane.  I have no doubt that without their heroism and dedication our losses would have been much higher.

October 30, 2012
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TODAY IN BLACK HISTORY

First Black Woman to receive an M.D.
February 24, 1864
2/24/1864: Rebecca Lee Crumpler becomes the first black woman to receive an M.D. degree. She graduated from the New England Female Medical College. Rebecca Lee Crumpler was born in 1833. She worked from 1852-1860 as a nurse in Massachusetts.

February 24, 2010
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TODAY IN BLACK HISTORY

Constance Baker Motley elected Manhattan Borough President
February 23, 1965
Constance Baker Motley elected Manhattan Borough president, the highest elective office held by a Black woman in a major American city.

February 23, 2010
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TODAY IN BLACK HISTORY

FIRST WOMEN'S ANTI-SLAVERY SOCIETY

 

February 22, 2010
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TODAY IN BLACK HISTORY

Invisible Man wins award

February 9, 1952

February 9, 2010
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TODAY IN BLACK HISTORY

 

1st U.S. black foreign minister to Europe

 

February 5, 2010
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TODAY IN BLACK HISTORY

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ROSA PARKS

February 4, 2010
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TODAY IN BLACK HISTORY

Negro Baseball League founded

 

 

February 3, 2010
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TODAY IN BLACK HISTORY

February 2, 1995

 

February 2, 2010
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Today in Black History

Ratification of the 13th Amendment

February 1, 2010
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Senator Sampson Says June Is Time For Beaches, Barbeques – And Safety

 SENATOR SAMPSON SAYS JUNE IS TIME FOR BEACHES, BARBEQUES – AND SAFETY

COMMON SENSE SAFETY TIPS ENSURE FUN IN THE SUN THIS SUMMER

 

June means beaches, barbeques, and cool dips in the pool. June is also National Safety Month, and Senator Sampson has put together a list of sun safety tips to remember this summer.

June 6, 2009
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NYS DMV Approves Online Defensive Driving Course

NYS DMV Approves Online Defensive Driving Course

The NYS DMV has approved the sponsoring agencies listed below to provide accident prevention courses that reduce points and insurance premiums. The courses include traditional classroom courses and courses delivered through the Internet or another alternate delivery method. Contact any of these course providers to get information about a course in your area and to determine the course fee.

Internet Course and Other Alternative Delivery Method Course Providers:

May 27, 2009
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Join In The Dutch And African Celebration Of Pinkster At The Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum!

 

COME CELEBRATE BROOKLYN'S HISTORY!

Enjoy the music of Dion Parson’s 21st century band, listen to the tales of Brooklyn’s past by the Brooklyn storytellers, explore the history of the Dutch and African-Americans in New York City and rediscover the oldest house in New York City, the Wyckoff Farmhouse museum!

May 18, 2009
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