(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.
(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.
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.
(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.
(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.
(Bronx, NY)- Senator Serrano appeared on BronxNet Television's OPEN 2.0, where he discussed issues facing students and youth in our community. Senator Serrano expressed the need for more mentorship and internship opportunities to help give our youth a broad array of career paths to choose from.
(Bronx, NY)- Senator Serrano met with his constituents at the Mitchell Houses Senior Center in The Bronx for his Bronx Constituent Services Hours. The Senator provides off-site constituent services hours each day (except Fridays) in various neighborhoods throughout the 29th Senate district.