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Senator Serrano Stands with Assemblymemeber Linda B. Rosenthal in Support of Her Puppy Mills Regulation Bill

(City Hall, NY) – Senator José M. Serrano stood with advocates & colleagues on the steps of City Hall in support of Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal’s bill (S3753-A/A740A) which would help regulate cruel & tortuous puppy mills. Senator Serrano maintained that puppy mills, which have a history of breeding dogs under horrendous & deplorable conditions, cause a whole host of medical problems down the road for the defenseless animals and their unsuspecting owners.

November 1, 2013
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November 20, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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Senator Serrano Writes letter to 44th Precinct to Address Safety Concerns of Local Constituents

(Bronx, NY)- Senator José M. Serrano worked with the 44th Precinct to root out criminal activity near 157th St. in the Bronx.  Community members contacted Serrano to express concern about alarming criminal activities they claim has been taking place in the neighborhood.

October 28, 2013
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Senator Serrano Volunteers at Joyce Kilmer Park in the Bronx for "It’s My Park Day"

(Bronx, NY) - For the sixth consecutive year, Senator José M. Serrano participated in "It's My Park Day," at Joyce Kilmer Park in the Bronx. "It's My Park Day" is a joint program hosted by City Parks Foundation and the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation. This fall, the Senator and his family joined local volunteers and environmental activists where they picked up garbage, dug soil, and planted bulbs.

October 19, 2013
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Senator Serrano Joins Council Member Melissa Mark-Viverito for Rafael Tufiño Way Street Renaming Ceremony

(East Harlem, NY)  - Senator José M. Serrano joined Council Member Melissa Mark-Viverito and local community members on East 103rd Street and  Lexington Avenue for a street renaming ceremony in honor of great Puerto Rican painter, Rafaelo Tufiño. The stretch of East 103rd Street, between Park and Third Avenues, in Manhattan will be renamed as "Rafael Tufiño Way." During the ceremony, Senator Serrano spoke on the importance of maintaining the cultural history of New York City. 

October 18, 2013
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Statement from Senator Serrano on the Passing of Reverend John Grange

(Bronx, NY) - State Senator José M. Serrano expressed his heartfelt sadness on the passing of beloved South Bronx priest, Reverend John Grange.  Fr. Grange was a pioneer in the South Bronx during the tough times of the 1970's, reaching out to and welcoming a growing Latino and immigrant population. Fr. Grange was ordained in the Catholic Church in 1966, and from then he became universally known as a tireless leader serving the people of the South Bronx, where he was born and raised.  
 
Fr. Grange was a fearless defender of his community, often organizing community rallies in support of social justice issues while promoting local empowerment and community engagement.

October 18, 2013
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October 21, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Senator Serrano Speaks to Students at Paul Robeson MS. 203 during Career Awareness Program

(Bronx, NY) - Senator José M. Serrano spoke to students at Paul Robeson M.S. 203 about his career as an elected official. The program offered presentations on the importance of leadership, preparation, and the skills necessary to succeed in today's academic setting. Senator Serrano was a part of the program to offer some key words of advice on issues involving civics.

October 14, 2013
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Serrano Achieves Highest Senate Score on Environmental Advocates Scorecard

(Albany, NY) State Senator José M. Serrano (D-Manhattan/Bronx), along with 10 of his colleagues from the Senate Democratic conference, were ranked highest amongst State Senators on the annual EPL/Environmental Advocates Scorecard. The scorecard tracks legislators' votes on bills affecting New York's environment. According to this year's rankings, 11 senators, including Serrano, voted correctly on all environmental bills that came up for a vote in the Senate Chamber. 

October 10, 2013
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Senator Serrano Joins Senator Liz Krueger in an Important Community Forum to Discuss new Federal Health Care Laws

(New York, NY) - State Senator José M. Serrano co-sponsored State Senator Liz Kruger's  “New York State of Health: What You Need to Know About Health Care Reform,” a community forum designed to inform constituents about the new Affordable Care Act. With open enrollment having officially started on October 1, 2013, individuals, families and small business owners are now able to enroll in new, affordable health insurance plans through the marketplace. The community forum served to make individuals aware of their options and learn what the new laws mean for New Yorkers.

October 8, 2013
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Senator Serrano's Thanksgiving Day Creative Celebration

***Deadline for submissions: November 20

Senator Serrano is sponsoring a Thanksgiving day creative celebration for children in grades K-6. This year's theme is "What are you thankful for?" Participants may submit an essay, poetry, or art work that for inclusion in the Senate's Thanksgiving Day Showcase. 

October 7, 2013
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Governor Cuomo Signs Into Law Bill S1025; Important Boost for Tourism in New York State

Governor Cuomo Signs Into Law 
Bill S1025; Important Boost for Tourism in New York State

October 3, 2013
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Senator Serrano Co-Sponsors "No More Invisibility: Who Is Our Transgender Community and What do They Have to Say?," a community discussion to increase LGBT awareness in East Harlem

(East Harlem, NY) - Senator Serrano, Council Member Melissa Mark-Viverito and the East Harlem Immigrant Service Network sponsored "No More Invisibility: Who Is Our Transgender Community and What do They Have to Say?," a community discussion centered on the human and civil rights for our transgender community following the violent attack and subsequent death of Islan Nettles, a transgender woman.  This discussion featured a panel consisting entirely of transgender persons who lent their insights and expertise in many area

September 19, 2013
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September 18, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Senator Serrano Stands with Upper West Siders to Call for the Expansion of the West End-Collegiate Historic District

(City Hall) – State Senator José M. Serrano joined Senator Brad Hoylman and concerned citizens at City Hall to provide testimony in support of the proposed West End-Collegiate Historic District Extension.

September 15, 2013
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September 12, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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September 11, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Senator Serrano Stands With Tenants of 888 Grand Concourse to Demand Landlord Accountability

(Bronx, NY) - Senator José M. Serrano joined Community Action for Safe Apartments (CASA), other elected officials and tenants of 888 Grand Concourse to call for repairs on the building's premises. Frustration among tenants has intensified after months of being in court and failure of the landlord to adhere to a judge’s order to correct more than 340 violations to the residential building. Senator Serrano maintained that it is time to hold landlords accountable.

August 20, 2013
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