As part of an initiative to detect and prevent breast cancer, Senator Serrano and the Project Renewal Scan Van Program sponsored free mammogram screenings in the 28th Senate district. Eligible women received free screenings in Yorkville, East Harlem, the Bronx and Roosevelt Island.
Senator Serrano co-sponsored a Meet and Greet Resource Fair at the Andrew Freedman Home in the Bronx with Assemblywoman Vanessa Gibson. Local community organizations encouraged the community to learn about and utilize all the resources available to them in the areas of education, financial services, social services, healthcare, and housing access.
(New York, NY)- State Senator José M. Serrano (D-Manhattan/Bronx) and City Council Member Melissa Mark-Viverito (D-Manhattan/Bronx) today expressed their heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of 12 year old Joel Morales from Jefferson Houses in East Harlem, and spoke out against bullying in schools. On Tuesday, the young student took his life after enduring continued harrassment by bullies."My thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Joel Morales," said Senator José Serrano.
(New York, NY)- Senator José M. Serrano (D-Manhattan/Bronx) invites you to celebrate the first ever Museum Week in New York from May 31-June 6. The initiative was spearheaded by Senator Betty Little (R-Queensbury) and I Love NY. Throughout New York State more than 200 museums, zoos and botanical gardens, historic homes, living history museums, arts centers and cultural organizations will participate in this inaugural celebration. New York State Museum Week celebrates the diversity and richness of its museums by inviting residents and visitors alike to discover the fascinating worlds of art, photography, history, science, and more.
Serrano today co-sponsored Highbridge Library’s 2nd Annual Community Spring Fair. The fair provided resources for education, health, wellness, and culture, community information, games and entertainment. Attendees learned about community programs and services the Highbridge Library provides.
Senator Serrano today attended "It's My Park Day" at Franz Sigel Park in the Bronx! This event was sponsored by William Casari and Partnerships for Parks. Partnerships for Parks is a joint program of City Parks Foundation and the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation. “It’s My Park Day” is celebrated by thousands of New Yorkers who volunteer to help beautify their local parks by painting, planting bulbs, and providing general clean-up among other ways.
Senator Serrano today attended the Dunk the Junk Nutrition Fair in East Harlem sponsored by NewYork-Presbyterian Ambulatory Care Network. The fair offered free health screenings for blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugar. Health Insurance Representatives were also present to answer questions. The event featured music, games, prizes, giveaways, and cooking lessons.
Senator Serrano and the Office of Bronx District Attorney Robert Johnson today sponsored a Free Identity Theft Workshop in the Bronx at Hope of Israel Senior Center. The workshop featured a presentation by Assistant District Attorney Daniel Klein on strategies criminals are using to steal identities and ways to avoid becoming a victim.
"I am extremely troubled with the federal government's decision to move forward with the flawed Secure Communities program- a program in which the State of New York clearly stated it did not wish to participate."
"Nearly a year ago, I led a sign-on letter to which fifty of my colleagues in the legislature signed on, urging Governor Cuomo to terminate the S-Comm memorandum of agreement with ICE. In June, the Governor took a critical step to protect our state by choosing to withdraw New York's participation in a program that will lead to racial profiling and the under reporting of crimes, and which places an additional burden on our already stretched local police departments.
Senator Serrano met with the Empire State Pride Agenda today in Albany to discuss The Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA/S.6349) which prohibits discrimination against transgender New Yorkers when it comes to housing, employment, credit, and public accommodations, while expanding New York's hate crimes law to include crimes against transgender individuals. The group expressed their support for the legislation, in particular the need to prevent hate crimes against the transgender community.
(New York, NY)- Senator Serrano was invited to speak at the HELP/PSI 2012 Graduation and Celebration of Accomplishments Ceremony. The ceremony, which had approximately 500 attendees, was held at the Holiday Inn in Manhattan. HELP/PSI's health care facilities provide comprehensive medical, mental health, social work, and substance abuse treatment services to people living with AIDS. The annual HELP/PSI graduation and induction of honorees celebrates those who have completed the programs that all of the treatment facilities provide.
Senator Serrano served as guest speaker for the Manhattan College Latino Alumni Club’s (MCLAC) “Three Senators” event. The event, which took place on the Hayden Hall campus of Manhattan College, also featured Senators Gustavo Rivera and Adriano Espaillat for a panel discussion on the new dynamics in Albany under Governor Andrew Cuomo’s administration and other relevant issues affecting our community.
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced a $9.7 million investment for NY Works projects to upgrade and repair two parks in New York City.New York Works is designed to reinvent state economic development with innovative new strategy that will put New Yorkers back to work rebuilding the state's infrastructure. The Task Force will help create tens of thousands of jobs by coordinating comprehensive capital plans, overseeing investment in infrastructure projects, and accelerating hundreds of critical projects across the state.