José M. Serrano's Press releases

June 2015 Off-Site Constituent Services Hours Schedule- Introducing Yorkville/Lower East Harlem Hours

Senator Serrano is proud to announce the addition of Yorkville/Lower East Harlem Off-Site Constituent Services Hours EVERY MONDAY STARTING JUNE 1ST!

May 29, 2015
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Senator Serrano's Park Protection Legislation Passes State Senate

(Albany, NY) - On Monday, May 18th, the New York State Senate passed Senator José M.

May 18, 2015
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Senator Serrano Presents Upper West Sider Emily Kessler with 2015 Woman of Distinction Award

(Upper West Side, NY)- Senator José M. Serrano honored Upper West Sider, Emily Kessler, with the New York Senate 2015 Woman of Distinction Award. This award highlights distinguished women across the state who have made significant contributions to our society.

May 14, 2015
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Senator Serrano Co-Sponsors Community Meeting for River Park Towers Residents

(Bronx, NY)-  Senator Serrano, along with Assemblywoman Latoya Joyner, co-sponsored Council Member Vanessa L. Gibson's Community Meeting for River Park Towers residents. The town hall meeting was held at Roberto Clemente State Park in the Highbridge section of The Bronx and gave residents and officials an opportunity to discuss current conditions and areas in need of improvement.

April 30, 2015
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Senator Serrano Celebrates "Adirondack Day" in Albany

Albany, NY)- Senator Serrano, Ranking Member on the Senate Committee on Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks & Recreation, celebrated "Adirondack Day" in Albany.  The Senator joined his colleague, Senator Betty Little, in helping promote tourism and encouraging everyone to explore the Adirondacks and all the parks and historic sites New York State has to offer.

April 27, 2015
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Senator Serrano Meets with Environmental Advocates of New York

(Albany, NY)- Senator Serrano met with Environmental Advocates of New York, an organization whose mission is to protect our air, land, water, wildlife and the health of all New Yorkers.

"It was a pleasure meeting with the great folks from Environmental Advocates of New York. We discussed ways to help protect our environment and I will continue to advocate for stronger legislation that protects our land and water, while taking a vocal stand against climate change," said Senator Serrano. 

April 22, 2015
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Senator Serrano on Mayor de Blasio's OneNYC Plan

(New York, NY)- Senator Serrano commended New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on the launch of  "One New York: The Plan for a Strong and Just City" (OneNYC), a comprehensive plan for a sustainable and resilient city for all New Yorkers that addresses the profound social, economic, and environmental challenges ahead. OneNYC broadens prior long-term sustainability plans for New York City and expands on the critical targets established under previous plans.

April 22, 2015
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Senator Serrano Appears on BronxNet's OPEN 2.0

(Bronx, NY)- Senator Serrano appeared on OPEN BronxNet Television's OPEN 2.0, where he discussed issues facing students and youth in our community. Senator Serrano expressed the need for more mentorship and internship opportunities to help give our youth a broad array of career paths to choose from.

April 15, 2015
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Senator Serrano Meets with Constituents During Bronx Constituent Services Hours

(Bronx, NY)- Senator Serrano met with his constituents at the Mitchell Houses Senior Center in The Bronx for his Bronx Constituent Services Hours. The Senator provides off-site constituent services hours each day (except Fridays) in various neighborhoods throughout the 29th Senate district.

April 14, 2015
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Senator Serrano Reacts to Mayor de Blasio Expanding Programs to Keep New Yorkers in their Homes

(New York, NY)- Senator Serrano expressed his thoughts on New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's plan to expand programs to keep New Yorkers in their homes and keep neighborhoods affordable.

April 14, 2015
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Senator Serrano Comments on the Enacted on the Enacted Budget for Fiscal Year 2015-16

(Albany, NY) - Senator Serrano (D-Manhattan/Bronx) commented on the enacted $142 billion state budget for fiscal year 2015-16. 

March 31, 2015
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Senator Serrano Hosts Episode of "Represent NYC" Discussing Earth Hour on MNN1

(New York, NY)- Senator Serrano hosted an episode of "Represent NYC" on MNN1, 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. The Senator, along with guest panel experts, Marcia Bystryn, President of New York League of Conservation Voters and Aurash Khawarzad, Policy Coordinator at WE ACT for Environmental Justice, discussed issues surrounding climate change and specifically the global environmental action called Earth Hour. 

March 22, 2015
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Senator Serrano Fights for State Parks Funding

Senator Serrano Leads Sign-On Letter With Colleagues Urging the Governor & Legislative Leaders to Maintain Proposed Parks Funding

March 20, 2015
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Senator Serrano Co-Sponsors Affordable Housing Workshop During SOMOS El Futuro Conference Weekend in Albany

(Albany, NY)- Senator Serrano and Assemblyman Guillermo Linares sponsored an important workshop entitled, "The Future of New York: Affordable Housing Preservation and Creation," for the 2015 SOMOS El Futuro Conference weekend in Albany. Experts in the field of housing provided information regarding the challenges our city faces in our fight to preserve affordable housing.

March 18, 2015
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Senator Serrano Joins Rally in Support of Services for HIV/AIDS

(Albany, NY)- Senator Serrano joined a very important rally in support of services for HIV and AIDS. Advocates traveled to Albany, many from the South Bronx and East Harlem, to fight for fair housing, better treatment, respect and ultimately an end to the AIDS epidemic.

March 11, 2015
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Senator Serrano Meets with Advocates for Schools that Serve the Deaf, Blind and Physically Disabled

(Albany, NY)- Senator Serrano met with The Interagency Council of Developmental Disabilities Agencies, Inc. (IAC), an advocacy group for schools that serve the deaf, blind and physically disabled. The group traveled to Albany to discuss the importance of expanding the services provided for this group.

March 3, 2015
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Senator Serrano Participates in Park Advocacy Day

(Albany, NY)- Senator Serrano met with local park advocates in Albany for Park Advocacy Day. Serrano kicked off the day by delivering remarks at the Parks Advocacy Day Legislative Breakfast. Senator Serrano, an avid user and supporter of our state parks, followed his remarks by meeting with Parks and Trails NY to discuss important issues effecting our Parks and ways we can better protect these natural resources for future generations.

March 3, 2015
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