José M. Serrano's Press releases

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 30, 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 27, 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 19, 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 8, 2014
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Senator Serrano Marches in the Annual NYC Pride Parade

(New York, NY)- Senator Serrano participated in the annual New York City Pride Parade. The annual parade takes place along Fifth Avenue in Manhattan and is part of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month. LGBT Pride Month honors the 1969 Stonewall riots in Manhattan, which was a tipping point in the LGBT rights movement. 

June 29, 2014
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Senator Serrano Celebrates the Opening of NYC Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito's South Bronx District Office

(Bronx, NY)- Senator Serrano participated in a ribbon cutting ceremony for New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito's brand new South Bronx district office. Her new office is located on 214 St. Ann's Avenue (between 137th and 138th street).

June 27, 2014
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Senator Serrano Celebrates His New District Office with an Open House Reception

(East Harlem, NY)- Senator Serrano hosted a great turnout of friends, family, neighbors, constituents and fellow elected officials in his brand new district office space for an open house celebration. An enthusiastic crowd packed the new district office on 1916 Park Avenue for an evening of conversation, art and light refreshments. 

June 26, 2014
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Senator Serrano Celebrates "Roosevelt Island Day"

(Roosevelt, Island, NY)- Senator Serrano joined the Roosevelt Island community in celebration of "Roosevelt Island Day." Roosevelt Island Day occurs annually and is an action packed day of activities for the entire community. 

June 21, 2014
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State Senate Passes Serrano's Dog License Legislation

(Albany, NY) - The New York State Senate passed Senator José M. Serrano's bill S5048, whichallows New York City to set its own dog licensing fee in order to better protect the animals that call this city home.

June 20, 2014
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SENATOR SERRANO'S ASTHMA STUDY LEGISLATION PASSES NEW YORK STATE SENATE

(Albany, NY) - On Tuesday, June 17th, the New York State Senate passed Senator José M.

June 17, 2014
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Senator Serrano Meets with Advocates from Compassionate Care NY

(Albany, NY)- Senator Serrano met with advocates from Compassionate Care NY, who traveled to Albany in support of the passage of medical marijuana. Compassionate Care NY is a group of patients, providers and organizations advocating in support of legalizing medical marijuana in New York State for the thousands of people suffering from serious illnesses. 

June 11, 2014
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Senator Serrano's Park Legislation Passes State Senate

(Albany, NY) - On Tuesday, June 10th, the New York State Senate passed Senator José M. Serrano's bill S5600, which limits the ability of municipalities to sell off parkland without following established procedures--including the replacement of any public parkland that is taken away from the public. 

June 10, 2014
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Senator Serrano Celebrates the 56th Annual National Puerto Rican Day Parade

(New York, NY)- Senator Serrano and his father Congressman José E. Serrano proudly marched with other elected officials, community leaders, union members and thousands of other joyful revelers at this year's National Puerto Rican Day Parade. Around 10,000 individuals lined up to march up Fifth Avenue beginning at 44th street and ending on 79th.

June 8, 2014
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Senator Serrano's Remarks on Senate Resolution Commemorating the 70th Anniversary of D-Day

(Albany, NY)- Senator Serrano spoke on the Senate floor commemorating the 70th anniversary of D-Day, which occurred on June 6, 1944. D-Day was arguably the most significant turning point in our history. As we approach the 70th anniversary of this historic day, let's remember and honor the courage and sacrifice of the young soldiers who fought and died on the beaches of Europe. They took a stand against the tyranny, totalitarianism, racism and bigotry of that time.

June 2, 2014
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Senator Serrano Delivers Legislative Update to JASA Club 76 on the Upper West Side

(Upper West Side, NY)- Senator Serrano delivered his legislative update to JASA Club 76 on the Upper West Side. Serrano spoke about the issues he is fighting for in Albany and participated in a Q&A session, where he responded to concerns expressed by the seniors. 

May 27, 2014
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Senator Serrano Supports Medical Marijuana Legalization in New York State

(Albany, NY)- Senator Serrano supported passage of medical marijuana legalization in New York State. Serrano is a co-sponsor of bill S4406, which legalizes medical marijuana.  He sits on the Health committee, which passed the medical marijuana bill in the State Senate.

May 20, 2014
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Senator Serrano Continues to Fight for Full Passage of the Women's Equality Act

(Albany, NY)-  Senator Serrano joined New York State Senate Democratic Conference Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, colleagues and women's rights advocates at a press conference in full support for passage of Governor Andrew Cuomo's 10-point Women's Equality Act (WEA). 

May 20, 2014
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Senator Serrano Celebrates Bronx Culture during Bronx Week 2014

(Bronx, NY)- Senator Serrano celebrated the culture and heritage of his home borough while attending Bronx Week events. Bronx Week is an annual week-long commemoration of everything the Bronx has to offer organized by Bronx Borough President Rubén Díaz, Jr. and various local organizations. 

Serrano participated in the Arts and Culture reception at the Bronx County Court House. The reception was a showcase of the vivacious arts scene in the Bronx. The reception included the VIP opening of Daniel Hauben's "Bronx Works" exhibit. Hauben is a local Bronx artist.

May 15, 2014
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Senator Serrano Drills Against Hydrofracking at Environmental Forum

(Albany, NY)- Senator Serrano participated in a Senate Democratic Conference forum on hydraulic fracturing (hydrofracking) waste in New York State. The informative forum discussed the frightening health and environment side effects caused by hydrofracking. The forum also reviewed specific pieces of legislation aimed at protecting our health from the hydrofracking industry.

May 13, 2014
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We've Moved!

We are excited to announce that as of Friday, May 9th, we have moved to our brand new, larger district office space located at 1916 Park Avenue (between 130th and 131st Streets), Suite #202, East Harlem, NYC 10037. 

May 9, 2014
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