(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.
(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.
(Albany, NY) - On Monday, June 15th, the New York State Senate passed Senator José M. Serrano's bill, S5813, which authorizes the Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation (RIOC) Board of Directors to continue to provide grants to not-for-profit organizations that provide services to the Roosevelt Island community.
(Central Park, NY)- Senator Serrano marched in the 58th Annual Puerto Rican Day parade, which takes place along 5th Avenue in Manhattan. The parade is widely attended by hundreds of thousands of people of all nationalities and celebrates the history and culture of Puerto Rico.
(Albany, NY) - On Wednesday, June 10th, the New York State Senate passed Senator José M. Serrano's bill, S1165, for the second year in a row. Serrano's bill mandates the New York State Department of Health to conduct an intensive study on the alarmingly high asthma rates in the Bronx and to use the findings to create a comprehensive remedial plan
(Albany, NY)- Senator Serrano participated in two major rallies for stronger rent laws. On June 3rd, the Senator was joined by New York City Council Members who came to lend their voice to the urgent need to protect affordable housing for hard working New Yorkers. On June 9th, thousands of tenants came to the State Capitol to demand and end to vacancy decontrol and other rent loopholes that are destroying affordable housing all across New York City.
(Albany, NY) - Senator Serrano joined colleagues from the New York State Senate Democratic Conference for a press conference to highlight the urgency of passing much-needed legislation before the current rent regulations laws expire in June. Senator Serrano's bill (S951) is one of the bills included in the groundbreaking pro-tenant legislative package.
(Bronx, NY) - Senator Serrano served as the keynote speaker at Hostos Community College's pinning ceremony for the registered nurse (RN) and licensed practical nurse (LPN) program. The ceremony celebrated the 17 RNs and 15 LPNs who successfully passed their state nursing boards.
(Roosevelt Island, NY) - Senator Serrano joined Assemblywoman Rebecca Seawright, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney and other colleagues at a town hall meeting on Roosevelt Island. The lively town hall was widely attended by Roosevelt Island residents, community groups and local agencies.
(Albany, NY) - On Wednesday, May 20th, the New York State Senate passed Senator Serrano's bill, S956, designed to help keep our beloved state parks and historic sites clean and beautiful by prohibiting littering on state park lands.
(Albany, NY) - Senator Serrano joined colleagues and advocates at a very important press conference demanding fairer wages for our fast food workers.
"Governor Cuomo took historic action by convening a wage board to determine the minimum wage for our struggling fast food workers," said Senator Serrano. "This action also served as a major boost for our ongoing fight for $15 an hour for the thousands of hard working New Yorkers across our state. Fairer wages can lift so many working families out of poverty, and I encourage the newly impaneled wage board to consider economic benefits not just for the workers, but for the communities they call home."
(Upper West Side, NY) - Senator Serrano joined the Broadway Mall Association for a ribbon cutting ceremony of a new public art installation along Broadway from W. 70th Street to W. 168th Street. The installation showcases sculptures from American artist Don Gummer.
(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.
This week, the New York State Senate held its annual Women of Distinction celebration, where all Senators are encouraged to highlight an amazing woman from our district who's made significant contributions to our community and society as a whole. This year it is with great honor that I recognize Emily Kessler.
(Albany, NY) - Senator Serrano met with advocates from Community Service of New York to discuss reforming the criminal justice system, solitary confinement and other important issues for Advocacy Day 2015.
Senator Serrano and the Urban Justice Center's Domestic Violence Project are providing a FREE legal clinic on family law issues, including domestic violence. Learn more about the law and how it protects victims of domestic violence.