José M. Serrano's Press releases

Senator Serrano Co-Sponsors Free Flu Shots for the Community

(East Harlem, NY) - Senator Serrano co-sponsored a free flu shot event organized by NewYork-Presbyterian Ambulatory Care Network for the community in East Harlem. 

October 28, 2014
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Senator Serrano Provides SCRIE Workshop in the South Bronx

(South Bronx, NY) - Senator Serrano hosted a free Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption (SCRIE) workshop at the Hope of Israel Senior Center in the South Bronx. Senator Serrano was joined by the New York City Department of Finance and the office of New York City Council Member Vanessa Gibson to provide information and answer questions about the SCRIE program. SCRIE offers eligible seniors an exemption from future rent increases. The seminar helped individuals learn more about the SCRIE program, eligibility requirements and how it can help constituents afford to stay in their homes.

October 27, 2014
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Senator Serrano's 2014 Thanksgiving Day Creative Celebration for Children in Grades K-6

Dear Neighbor,

Thanksgiving is quickly approaching! It’s a special time of the year to give thanks for our families, friends and communities. For generations, millions of Americans nationwide have enjoyed celebrating this special time of the year, as we collectively pause to reflect on the many things we have to be grateful for.

October 20, 2014
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Senator Serrano Hosts Episode of "Represent NYC" Discussing Domestic Violence on MNN1

(New York, NY)-  Senator Serrano hosted an episode of "Represent NYC," a weekly program produced by Manhattan Neighborhood Network (MNN), that gives local elected officials the opportunity to update the community about the issues that shape our city.

October 19, 2014
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Senator Serrano Receives Recognition for Achieving Highest Senate Score on Environmental Advocates Scorecard

(Albany, NY)- State Senator José M. Serrano (D-Manhattan/Bronx), Ranking Member on the Senate Committee on Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks & Recreation, was ranked one of the most environmentally conscious members of the New York State Senate. TheEPL/Environmental Advocates scorecard, which tracks legislators' votes on bills affecting New York's environment, gave Senator Serrano a score of 96. 

October 9, 2014
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Senator Serrano Hosts Free Instructional Hands-Only CPR Class

(East Harlem, NY) - Senator Serrano hosted a free hands-only CPR training course in his district office for the community. The American Heart Association provided the Senator, his staff and constituents with an in-depth, informative class on this life-saving technique.

October 2, 2014
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Senator Serrano Co-Sponsors a Community Resource Fair in The Bronx

(Bronx, NY)- Senator Serrano co-sponsored Council Member Vanessa L. Gibson's community resource fair in the Highbridge section of The Bronx. Local community organizations provided the community with information on education, youth services, healthcare, social services, housing and legal services. 

September 29, 2014
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Senator Serrano Honors Late Bishop Wenzell P. Jackson in Street Renaming Ceremony

(Bronx, NY)- Senator Serrano joined Council Member Vanessa L. Gibson and local community members in the Highbridge section of The Bronx for a street renaming ceremony in honor of the late Bishop Wenzell P. Jackson. Nelson Avenue at the corner of West 167th Street was renamed "Bishop Wenzell P. Jackson Way." Bishop Jackson, formerly the Pastor at Mount Hermon Baptist Church, was a unifier in the community, serving as Chairperson of Bronx Community Board 4

September 26, 2014
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Senator Serrano Joins Bette Midler for the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony of the Newly Renovated Willis Avenue Community Garden in Mott Haven

(South Bronx, NY)- Senator Serrano joined the New York Restoration Project (NYRP), founded by Bette Midler, local community leaders and supporters for the ribbon cutting ceremony of the newly renovated Willis Avenue community garden in the South Bronx.

September 17, 2014
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Serrano Helps Launch the "Broadway Morey Boogie" Outdoor Art Exhibit

(Upper West Side)- Senator Serrano kicked off the "Broadway Morey Boogie" outdoor art exhibit on the Upper West Side on September 17th. Senator Serrano was joined at the ribbon cutting ceremony by Assembly Member Linda B. Rosenthal, Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez and other community leaders.

September 16, 2014
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Senator Serrano Appears on Channel ABC 7's 'Tiempo" Discussing Immigration

(New York, NY)-  Senator Serrano appeared on ABC Channel 7's "Tiempo" program, a weekly program hosted by Joe Torres that features a round-table discussion about topics affecting and relating to the Latino community. Senator Serrano, along with Senator José Peralta, discussed the current state of immigration reform and how it affects the many immigrant families living throughout New York State and ways we can address immigration issues on a National and local level.
 
Senator Serrano has been a staunch supporter of the rights of immigrants both in the 29th Senate District and throughout New York State.

September 13, 2014
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Serrano Celebrates the Grand Opening of the Newly Renovated Plaza in front of The Metropolitan Museum of Art

(Upper East Side)- Senator Serrano celebrated the grand opening of the newly renovated four block plaza in front of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Senator Serrano joined other elected officials, community leaders and museum executives for the introduction of the new $65 Million plaza in front of the museum on Fifth Avenue. Some of the newest additions to plaza include two fountains, new trees, additional seating and new lighting.

September 8, 2014
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Senator Serrano to Hold Weekly Constituent Hours at the Bronx Office of Melissa Mark-Viverito

With a Senate district as large as the 29th, Senator Serrano feels it's important to bring his constituent services out to all the different neighborhoods he represents. Senator Serrano provides WEEKLY constituent hours across his 29th Senate district. Constituent hours will alternate weekly between senior centers and New York Public Libraries in the district. Notification will be given every MONDAY or feel free to call our office and ask when we will be at a location near you. 

August 31, 2014
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Serrano Co-Sponsors NYC Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito's "Step Up, Speak Out, Take Action" East Harlem Youth Fair

(East Harlem, NY)- Senator Jose M. Serrano co-sponsored New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito's 8th Annual "Step Up, Speak Out, Take Action" East Harlem Youth Fair. The youth fair was attended by hundreds of young adults who enjoyed musical performances, games, as well as food and beverages, all while raising awareness about gun violence and empowering the local youth with available services in the community.    

August 12, 2014
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Senator Serrano Joins the 40th Precinct for National Night Out 2014

(Bronx, NY)- Senator Serrano joined the 40th Precinct and the neighboring community at St. Mary's Park in honor of the 2014 National Night Out Against Crime. National Night Out is an annual event created to heighten crime and drug awareness, generate support and participation in anti-crime programs and to strengthen the neighborhood spirit and police community partnerships. 

August 4, 2014
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Senator Serrano Celebrates the Bronx's 100th Anniversary at "Boogie on the Boulevard"

(Bronx, NY)- Senator Serrano celebrated the Bronx's 100th anniversary on the Grand Concourse with "Boogie on the Boulevard," a celebration on the Grand Concourse.  The center lanes were closed to cars and open to festivities that included music, activities and programs hosted by art/cultural, civic, health organizations and artists. 

August 2, 2014
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Serrano Co-Sponsors "Dream Big: Bronx Youth Fair" in the South Bronx

(Bronx, NY) - Senator Serrano co-sponsored New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito's "Dream Big: Bronx Youth Fair" at St. Mary's Park. The event was also co-sponsored by Serrano's father, Congressman José E. Serrano and Bronx Borough President Rubén Díaz, Jr. Parents, children, students and elected officials filled the park for a day of excitement, food, music, performances and activities.

July 29, 2014
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Senator Serrano Celebrates the Annual Bronx Dominican Day Parade

(Bronx, NY) - Senator Serrano marched in the annual Bronx Dominican Day Parade, which took place along the Grand Concourse, south from East Tremont Avenue to East 167th Street  in the Bronx. The parade, which is widely attended by thousands of people across all nationalities,  honors and celebrates the history and culture of the Dominican people. 

July 26, 2014
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Senator Serrano Celebrates the 12th Annual Bronx LGBTQ Center Pride & Health Fair

(Bronx, NY)- Senator Serrano joined elected officials, health organizations and community members in celebrating the 12th Annual Bronx LGBTQ Pride and Health Fair in Crotona Park.

July 18, 2014
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Senator Serrano Joins Mayor de Blasio in Announcing Increased Security for NYCHA Develoments

(East Harlem, NY)- Senator Serrano joined citywide elected officials for Mayor Bill de Blasio's major public safety announcement at the Wagner Houses in East Harlem. The Mayor revealed a detailed plan to reduce the amount of crime in public housing developments across New York City. Elected officials from all over the city were in attendance to help make this important announcement. Under the Mayor's new plan, $210 Million would be dedicated to improving the overall safety in NYCHA developments across the five boroughs - by providing additional lighting and surveillance, less scaffolding and increased community center hours.

July 7, 2014
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