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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 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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Senator Serrano is Providing a FREE Legal Clinic on Family Law issues including Domestic Violence

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. 

May 21, 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Senator Serrano Co-Sponsors Community Meeting for River Park Towers Residents

(Bronx, NY)-  Senator Serrano, along with Assemblywoman Latoya Joyner, co-sponsored Council Member Vanessa L. Gibson's Community Meeting for River Park Towers residents. The town hall meeting was held at Roberto Clemente State Park in the Highbridge section of The Bronx and gave residents and officials an opportunity to discuss current conditions and areas in need of improvement.

April 30, 2015
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Senator Serrano Celebrates "Adirondack Day" in Albany

Albany, NY)- Senator Serrano, Ranking Member on the Senate Committee on Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks & Recreation, celebrated "Adirondack Day" in Albany.  The Senator joined his colleague, Senator Betty Little, in helping promote tourism and encouraging everyone to explore the Adirondacks and all the parks and historic sites New York State has to offer.

April 27, 2015
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Senator Serrano Meets with Environmental Advocates of New York

(Albany, NY)- Senator Serrano met with Environmental Advocates of New York, an organization whose mission is to protect our air, land, water, wildlife and the health of all New Yorkers.

"It was a pleasure meeting with the great folks from Environmental Advocates of New York. We discussed ways to help protect our environment and I will continue to advocate for stronger legislation that protects our land and water, while taking a vocal stand against climate change," said Senator Serrano. 

April 22, 2015
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Senator Serrano on Mayor de Blasio's OneNYC Plan

(New York, NY)- Senator Serrano commended New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on the launch of  "One New York: The Plan for a Strong and Just City" (OneNYC), a comprehensive plan for a sustainable and resilient city for all New Yorkers that addresses the profound social, economic, and environmental challenges ahead. OneNYC broadens prior long-term sustainability plans for New York City and expands on the critical targets established under previous plans.

April 22, 2015
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