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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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Senator Serrano's Roosevelt Island Funding Legislation Passes New York State Senate

(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.

June 18, 2015
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Senator Serrano Celebrates the 58th Annual Puerto Rican Day Parade

(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. 

June 15, 2015
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Senator Serrano's Asthma Study Legislation Passes New York State Senate for 2nd Year in a Row

(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

June 10, 2015
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Senator Serrano Fights for Stronger Rent Legislation

(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. 

June 9, 2015
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Senator Serrano Community Issues Update

Privatization of Chronic Dialysis Services

June 1, 2015
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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 Urges State Legislature to Pass Pro-Tenant Legislation

(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. 

May 27, 2015
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Senator Serrano Offers Keynote Address at Hostos Community College Nursing Program's Pinning Ceremony

(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.

May 21, 2015
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Senator Serrano Co-Sponsors Town Hall on Roosevelt Island

(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. 

May 21, 2015
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New York State Senate Passes Senator Serrano's Bill Designed to Prohibit Littering on State Park Lands

(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. 

May 20, 2015
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Senator Serrano Demands Fairer Wages for Our fast Food Workers

(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."

May 20, 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 Joins the Broadway Mall Association for the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony of their Public Art Installation

(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.

May 15, 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 Comments on his "Woman of Distinction" Honoree, Emily Kessler

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.

May 12, 2015
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Senator Serrano Meets With Advocates from Community Service of NY

(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.

May 5, 2015
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