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February 27, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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Serranos Celebrate Black History Month

Bronx, NY--State Senator José M. Serrano and Congressman José E. Serrano today honored four exceptional local community leaders in their annual celebration of Black History Month.The Honorees were Robert T. Johnson, Bronx County District Attorney; Carl E. Heastie, Assemblyman of the 83rd NYS Assembly District and The Bronx County Democratic Party Chair; Karen Washington, President of NYC Community Garden Coalition; and Deirdre Scott, Executive Director of The Bronx Council of the Arts. Each honoree received a Congressional Record and a State Senate Proclamation.

February 10, 2012
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Letter from Senators Serrano and Duane Re: Youth Shelter Funding

"Earlier this week Senator Tom Duane and I co-authored a sign-on letter to Governor Cuomo asking him to restore the budget for Runaway and Homeless Youth. An astounding one third of these at-risk youth are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender," said Senator José M. Serrano.

 "We must do a better job protecting our most vulnerable youth who are at risk for things like HIV infection, drug use, crime and incarceration. Senator Duane and I were joined by 13 of our Senate colleagues in voicing our support for funding a much needed program that protects our youth."

Read the full letter here.

February 9, 2012
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Senator Serrano Supports HEOP!

Senator Serrano met with New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP) students today to discuss the State’s continued support for this program. HEOP, a partnership between New York State and independent colleges and universities, provides economically and educationally disadvantaged residents academic and supportive assistance for college.There are 56 HEOP programs at independent colleges and universities, with more than 4,6000 HEOP students benefiting from these services. HEOP provides students who would not normally meet the admission criteria for the colleges they attend an opportunity to attend and obtain a higher education.    

February 7, 2012
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Senator Serrano Supports TWU Local 100!

Senator Serrano joined TWU Local 100 President John Samuelsen, TWU Local 100 transit workers, and elected officials for a press conference to discuss contract negotiations for 38,000 transit workers, between the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) and TWU Local 100. TWU Local 100’s contract expired on Monday, January 23, and the MTA has been unable to negotiate a fair contract with TWU Local 100. “Every day New Yorkers rely on the New York City subway and bus transportation system to get to where they need to go,” said Senator Serrano. “It's unacceptable that 38,000 transit workers are currently working without any benefits, and I hope that the MTA and TWU Local 100 are able to promptly reach an agreement for a fair contract.”

January 24, 2012
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Senator Serrano Attends the Unveiling of the New American Wing at The Metropolitan Museum of Art!

Senator Serrano today attended the unveiling of the New American Wing Galleries for Paintings, Sculptures, and Decorative Arts at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The opening of the New American Wing is in the final stage of a multiple stage project, and the new wing depicts colonial and early federal period arts, as well as nineteenth and early twentieth century showcases.

January 12, 2012
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The 35th Annual Three Kings Day Parade!

Senator Serrano today celebrated Three Kings Day with El Museo del Barrio at their 35th annual Three Kings Day parade in the streets of East Harlem. The annual celebration brings together local school groups, families, community organizations, and elected officials from all over New York City.“It is always a pleasure to be a part of this wonderful tradition,” said Senator Serrano. “El Museo del Barrio does a terrific job at ensuring that the parade gets better and better each year. It is important that we continue to pass down this tradition and teach younger generations about our heritage and roots. The camels, live music, dancing, puppets, and parranda make this an enjoyable experience for everyone in the East Harlem community.”

January 6, 2012
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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. 

May 20, 2005
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Senator Serrano & The Mobile Legal Help Center are Providing a FREE Legal Clinic

Senator Serrano has partnered with The Mobile Legal Help Center to provide a free legal clinic during his off-site constituent services hours! Through a partnership between New York Legal Assistance Group & the New York State Courts' Access to Justice Program, The Mobile Legal Help Center provides FREE legal assistance on civil issues related to:<

August 10, 12:45 PM - 5:45 PM
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Dominic Sciallo

Dominic Sciallo nobly enlisted in the United States Army in November 1940, long before the United States entered World War II. He spent two years and eight months in active combat duty, participating in three invasions – North Africa, Sicily and Normandy at Omaha Beach. Mr, Sciallo was removed from the front lines at Ardenne Forest on December 24, 1944, after suffering from severe frostbite and battle fatigue. He was honorably discharged in July 1945, from the convalescent hospital at Fort Sam Houston, Texas. 

May 20, 2015
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Emily Kessler

Emily Kessler, a resident of the Upper West Side of Manhattan is a Holocaust survivor who grew up in Ukraine. She was born in 1917 in the small town of Khmilny in western Ukraine. In 1941, Nazi officers came to Ms. Kessler’s home and killed her family. Ms. Kessler, a young widow of 24, had to prepare to escape with her 2-year-old son. 

May 13, 2015
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EARTH DAY 2015 POSTER CONTEST: DISTRICT 29

Dear Students,Thank you for your wonderful contribution to the New York State Senate’s Earth Day Poster Contest.  This year we received many outstanding posters that exemplify the creativity of the young people in the 29th Senatorial District. Each entry from my District displayed tremendous originality and vision as well as obvious concern for the ecological future of our communities and our state.  I am proud of your work and that of your classmates, and encourage you to continue to study and learn more about the serious challenges that face our environment.I am pleased to announce that the winner of the 2015 Earth Day Poster Contest from my District is: Timothy YangKindergartenPS 334 - The Anderson School

April 10, 2015
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THANKSGIVING ESSAYS AND CONTRIBUTIONS

Dear Participant,

Thank you for your wonderful contribution to the Thanksgiving Day Creative Celebration. We received outstanding poems, essays, and artwork that exemplify the creativity of New York State’s young people.

The submissions received are remarkable in what they represent – showing gratitude and respect for family, friends, our troops fighting overseas, and many other important subjects and activities. I am humbled and honored to see such inspiring contributions in response to what is a deceptively difficult question: “What are you thankful for?”

On behalf of the New York State Senate, I would like to offer my wholehearted congratulations to all of the participants in this year’s Thanksgiving Day Creative Celebration.

Sincerely,

December 2, 2014
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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. 

November 13, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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July 31, 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
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June 18, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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April 21, 2014
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Earth Day 2014 Poster Contest: District 29

Dear Students,Thank you for your wonderful contribution to the New York State Senate’s Earth Day Poster Contest. This year we received many outstanding posters that exemplify the creativity of the young people in the 29th Senatorial District.Each entry from my District displayed tremendous originality and vision as well as obvious concern for the ecological future of our communities and our state. I am proud of your work and that of your classmates, and encourage you to continue to study and learn more about the serious challenges that face our environment.I am pleased to announce that the winner of the 2014 Earth Day Poster Contest from my District is:Amaris VargasGrade 4Sacred Heart School

April 17, 2014
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