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Senator Serrano Joins Senator Espaillat and Colleagues to Expand Tenant Protections to Keep New Yorkers in their Homes

(New York, NY) – With rent regulation laws that protect over 1 million units of affordable housing in New York City and the surrounding counties (Westchester, Nassau, and Rockland) dangerously close to expiring, Senate Democrats were joined by City elected officials and advocates to call for the immediate extension and expansion of tenant protections. 

February 24, 2011
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Senator Serrano and Councilmember Melissa Mark-Viverito Celebrate Black History Month in East Harlem

Senator Jose M. Serrano and Councilmember Melissa Mark-Viverito celebrated Black History month in East Harlem on February 22nd. The program honored two outstanding African American members of the community: Ethel Velez, a lifelong resident of East Harlem, President and Chair of the North Council of Presidents (MNCOP), and President of James Weldon Johnson Tenants Association; and Carmen Villegas, Community Activist and Organizer for Our Lady Queen of Angels Church, and Advisor to the National Conference of Catholic Bishops of the U.S..

February 22, 2011
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Senator Serrano Moderates Caucus Weekend Workshops

 

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February 19, 2011
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Senator Serrano Addresses Officers During 25th Precinct Roll Call

Senator José M. Serrano today attended the 25th Precinct 3 PM Roll Call, where he had the opportunity to meet and address the NYPD officers serving the community of East Harlem.“I was very grateful for the opportunity to be present during the roll call and to show my support for the Officers of the 25th Precinct, who day in and day out put their safety on the line for the benefit of our neighborhood. I look forward to continuing to work with the Police Department and other local organizations on devising solutions to eliminate the violence that has been plaguing our community during recent months.”

February 17, 2011
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Key Challenges Facing Non-Profits

Expert Panelists will identify the major obstacles facing non-profit organizations, and provide suggestions on how to navigate these challenges. There will be presentations by the New York State Attorney General's Charities Bureau, the Hispanic Federation, and the Community Action Organization of Erie County. This event will be moderated by  Senator Serrano and Assemblymember Crystal Peoples-Stokes, and is co-sponsored by Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman, Hispanic Federation, Inc., and the Community Action Organization of Erie County, Inc..

Click below for flyers in English and Spanish.

February 11, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
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Health Disparities: The Need for Cultural and Linguistic Competence for Quality Health Care

The Education Fund of Family Planning Advocates Diverse Communities Health Initiative, Senator Serrano and Assemblyman Darryl C. Towns will present this workshop to raise awareness of the challenges that many communities face when it comes to accessing health care. Language barriers, financial obstacles, lack of insurance, immigration status, sexual orientation and cultural differences are among a host of factors that make access to care a daunting process.This workshop will emphasize the need for cultural competence trainings for health care providers; and participants will learn about the dynamics of cultural differences that hinder access to health care services during encounters with diverse populations.   

February 19, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
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March 2, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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March 21, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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February 28, 3:30 PM - 6:30 PM
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February 14, 9:00 AM - February 18, 5:00 PM
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February 25, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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Senator Serrano Co-Sponsors Open House at "La Marqueta"

Senator José M. Serrano and the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), along with other community leaders and elected officials, co-sponsored an open house at East Harlem's La Marqueta. 

The open-house gave members of the community a chance to sample the newest additions to the market, as well as an opportunity to take a tour of Hot Bread Kitchen, a commercial kitchen space dedicated to train women for baking commercially. Hot Bread Kitchen also contains an incubator kitchen, designed for those who are in need of a commercially licensed area to cook their goods for an affordable price.

February 3, 2011
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Senator Serrano Joins District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance for East Harlem Town Hall

Senator Jose M. Serrano joined Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance for an East Harlem Town Hall meeting. The meeting was co-sponsored by Community Board #11, and was attended by elected officials, leaders and residents of the East Harlem Community.  District Attorney Vance highlighted his new initiatives and priorities, and gave attendees the opportunity to ask questions and voice their concerns. "I'm very glad to be here, alongside the District Attorney, to hear the concerns of the East Harlem community and to make them aware of the services provided by our respective offices," said Senator Serrano. "I look forward to working with District Attorney Vance in the future on many of the East Harlem issues discussed here today."

February 3, 2011
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SENATOR SERRANO FIGHTS FOR EQUAL RESOURCES FOR ALL SENATE DISTRICTS

(Albany, NY)- Today Senator Serrano (D-Manhattan/Bronx) expressed his disappointment at the defeat of an Amendment, of which he is the sponsor, that would provide equal allocations to each member of the New York State Senate. These allocations include staff, printed materials, postage, and travel costs.

The amendment has been previously presented by the Republican Conference, and was based on the Minority Report to the Temporary Committee on Rules Reform, which was authored by three Republican Senators. Today the Democratic Conference presented three amendments to Senate Rules, further building on their commitment to enacting significant rules reform within the New York State Senate.

January 31, 2011
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Senator Serrano and Senator Krueger Co-Sponsor Forum "Connecting in the Arts"

Senators José M. Serrano and Liz Krueger, along with El Repertorio Español, co-sponsored a free arts forum, which explored innovative systems that can maximize the connections between those working in the arts and their audiences.A panel of experts presented cutting edge techniques, tips and case studies in the areas of branding, social networking and event planning. The panel discussed how all of these areas have concrete applications in the day-to-day work of artists and arts organizations, both large and small.

January 28, 2011
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January 27, 12:30 PM - 12:30 PM
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February 10, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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February 3, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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Arts Forum: Connecting in the Arts

Senator Serrano, Senator Liz Krueger, and El Repertorio Espanol will co-sponsor a FREE EVENT that will explore innovative systems to maximize the connections between those working in the arts and their audiences.Branding, e-mail marketing, social networking and event planning have not traditionally been associated with the art world but technology has moved us all into a new age with the need for new skills to match. A panel of experts will present cutting edge techniques, tips and case studies which have concrete applications in the day-to-day work of artists and arts organizations, both large and small. For more information and to RSVP, please contact Susan Chamlin: (212) 490-3535 or susanchamlin@gmail.com.

January 28, 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
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