José M. Serrano's Press releases

Senator Serrano Joins Lincoln Medical Center in Encouraging the South Bronx to Sign Up for IDNYC

(Bronx, NY)- Senator Serrano applauded the Lincoln Medical Center and the Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs for encouraging residents of the South Bronx to register for an IDNYC at Lincoln Medical Center's enrollment center.  Since opening in April 2015, more than 30,000 New York City residents have applied for an IDNYC at Lincoln's enrollment center, which is the largest and most active in the Bronx and the only hospital-based center in the city.

August 27, 2015
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Senator Serrano Meets With Residents in the West Bronx

(Bronx, NY)- Senator Serrano, along with Council Member Vanessa L. Gibson and Assembly Member Latoya Joyner, participated in a Meet & Greet with residents from Sedgwick and Undercliff Avenues in the West Bronx.

August 18, 2015
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Senator Serrano Co-Sponsors Important Town Halls to Address Community Concern Over Legionnaires' Outbreak in the South Bronx

(Bronx, NY)- Senator Serrano co-sponsored a series of town halls in the South Bronx with the New York City Health Department and other elected officials, regarding the Legionnaires' outbreak in the South Bronx. Concerned community residents packed the auditorium for each meeting, as the New York City Health Department provided updates and information. 

August 17, 2015
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Senator Serrano Provides Free Legal Clinic in East Harlem

(East Harlem, NY)- Senator Serrano partnered with The Mobile Legal Help Center to provide a free legal clinic during his off-site constituent hours in East Harlem. Through a partnership between the New York Legal Assistance Group and the New York State Courts' Access to Justice Program, The Mobile Legal Help Center provides free legal assistance on civil issues related to housing (tenant only), foreclosure, public benefits, disability benefits, healthcare b

August 10, 2015
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Senator Serrano Sponsors Emergency Preparedness Workshop on Roosevelt Island

(Roosevelt Island, NY)- Senator Serrano and Assembly Member Rebecca Seawright sponsored an important Disaster Preparedness Workshop with the American Red Cross at the Roosevelt Island Seniors Association. 

August 5, 2015
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Senator Serrano Hosts Town Hall Meeting with NYC Public Advocate Letitia James

(Roosevelt Island, NY)- Senator Serrano hosted a Town Hall Meeting with New York City Public Advocate Letitia "Tish" James at the Good Shepherd Chapel on Roosevelt Island. Also present at this Town Hall were Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer and Assembly Member Rebecca Seawright.

August 5, 2015
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Senator Serrano Joins Community Residents & the NYPD for National Night Out

(Bronx, NY)- Senator Serrano joined community residents and the New York Police Department (NYPD) in honor of the 2015 National Night Out Against Crime.

August 4, 2015
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Senator Serrano Celebrates Sedgwick Houses Family Day

(Bronx, NY)- Senator Serrano joined Sedgwick Houses Tenant Association President, Lucille White, New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) officials, the New York Police Department (NYPD), residents, and elected officials at the Sedgwick Houses Family Day Celebration. Residents were also excited because the Senator, Council Member Vanessa L.

August 1, 2015
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Senator Serrano Praises the Re-Opening of the High Bridge

(Bronx, NY)-  Senator Serrano praised the re-opening of the High Bridge to the public and its grand reopening festival. The festival continued the celebration of the revival of the iconic High Bridge since its closure in 1970. The High Bridge re-opened on June 9th and has since become one of the city's biggest attractions.

July 27, 2015
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Senator Serrano Commends the City for Reaching Over 400,000 IDNYC Enrollments

(New York, NY)- Senator Serrano applauded Mayor Bill de Blasio and Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito on the success of the IDNYC program, with over 400,000 New Yorkers, or 5.5% of eligible City residents, already having an IDNYC card. IDNYC launched six months ago and is now the largest municipal ID program in the country. 

July 27, 2015
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Senator Serrano Celebrates the 2015 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, 2015
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Senator Serrano Fights for Fair Wages for Fast Food Workers

(New York, NY)- Senator Serrano commended the Wage Board's recommendation to increase fast food workers' minimum wages to $15/hour. The recommendation was finalized on Monday, July 22nd, and would apply to fast-food workers in restaurants with 30 or more locations. It would be phased in over three years in New York City and six years throughout the rest of the state.

"I applaud the Wage Board's monumental recommendation to increase the wages to $15/hour. This will not only provide economic benefits for our fast food workers across the state, but for the communities they call home. These new and historic fairer wages will lift so many working families out of poverty and allow for them to afford to continue to live and raise families in New York," said Senator Serrano. 

July 22, 2015
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Senator Serrano Celebrates the 2015 Bronx LGBT Pride Festival and Health Fair

(Bronx, NY)- Senator Serrano celebrated the 2015 Bronx LGBT Pride Festival and Health Fair in Crotona Park. The event was organized by the Bronx Community Pride Center, which provides much-needed services and programming for LGBT individuals in the borough of the Bronx. The Senator provided a Proclamation to the organization's honorees during their Bronx LGBT Pride Awards Dinner. 

July 18, 2015
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Senator Serrano Pushes for Nail Salon Safety Legislation

(Bronx, NY)- Senator Serrano joined Governor Andrew M. Cuomo at Hostos Community College, as Governor Cuomo signed an important nail salon safety legislation into law. A large audience was in attendance for this important occasion, as we codified a new law to protect the health of workers who are employed in the nail salon industry. 

July 16, 2015
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Senator Serrano Fights for M86 Select Bus Service, Which will Benefit East & West Siders

(New York, NY)- Senator Serrano expressed content on the launch of the M86 Select Bus Service. With 25,000 riders a day, the crosstown M86 carries more passengers per mile than any other New York City bus route. As such, the M86 Select Bus Service will reduce travel times for thousands of New Yorkers.

July 13, 2015
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Senator Serrano Applauds Mayor de Blasio's Affordable Housing Expansion

(Bronx, NY)- Senator Serrano participated in Mayor Bill de Blasio's press conference announcing that New York City is on track to complete 20,325 units of affordable housing by the end of 2015. The City broke an all-time record for the most new affordable apartments underway. 

July 13, 2015
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Senator Serrano Honors Former Roosevelt Island Resident, Dominic Sciallo, into the 2015 NYS Senate Veterans Hall of Fame

(Roosevelt Island, NY) - Senator Serrano recently inducted former Roosevelt Island resident, Dominic Sciallo, into the 2015 New York State Senate Veterans Hall of Fame. Each year, the New York Senate honors a small group of veterans throughout the State for their distinct service to the country.    

June 30, 2015
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Senator Serrano Sponsors IDNYC Information Session during Bronx Constituent Services Hours

(Bronx, NY)- Senator Serrano held a joint Constituent Services Hours and IDNYC Information Session at the Highbridge Senior Center in the Bronx. IDNYC is a new municipal identification card for New York City residents. The card serves as a government-issued photo identification card and allows card holders to access services and programs offered by the City and local businesses.

June 23, 2015
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