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November 15, 3:30 PM - 6:30 PM
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Peace in our Streets

Join Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., members of the Bronx Clergy Task Force, New Yorkers Against Gun Violence, and other elected officials and community leadersto directly discuss the growing concerns of Bronx residents regarding violence in their neighborhoods, and the threat of illegal guns.

October 9, 12:30 PM - 4:00 PM
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Senator Serrano Visits Aquatics Facility at Roberto Clemente State Park

Senator Serrano , Former Parks Commissioner Carol Ash, Acting Commissioner Andy Beers, Regional Director Rachel Gordon, and Roberto Clemente Park Manager Frances Rodriguez

October 6, 2010
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September 20, 3:30 PM - 6:30 PM
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October 5, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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September 27, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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Serrano at Opening of New Bronx Parks

NYC Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe; Councilwoman Helen Foster; Congressman Jose E. Serrano; Senator Jose M. Serrano; Wilhelm Rhonda; and Community Board 4 Chairman, Pastor Wenzell Jackson.

August 31, 2010
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Serrano Discusses Naturally Occurring Cultural Districts

Senator José M. Serrano participated in a roundtable discussion yesterday on how best to support New York City’s Naturally Occurring Cultural Districts. The roundtable was sponsored by the Fourth Arts Block, the leadership organization for Manhattan’s East 4th Street Cultural District.The event featured a diverse group of New York City’s creative practitioners, policymakers, funders and scholars to discuss the challenges facing cultural districts that have emerged throughout the city over the last several years. These naturally occurring cultural districts are brought to life by local artists, grassroots community groups, and local “creative” businesses, and can be found throughout New York City.

August 13, 2010
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East Harlem Asthma Center of Excellence Opens Its Doors

Senator José M. Serrano joined Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Borough President Scott M. Stringer today to announce the opening of the East Harlem Asthma Center of Excellence walk-in facility.  With over 25% of the area’s children suffering from the condition, East Harlem has the highest rate of childhood asthma hospitalizations in New York City. The new center, which is part of the City’s PlaNYC initiative, aims to reduce these hospitalizations by 50 percent over the next five years.

August 12, 2010
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Harlem African Burial Ground Task Force Update!

After the Joint Senate Hearing on the Elmendorf Reformed Church (EFC) African Burial Ground on March 19th, the office of Senator José M. Serrano and the rest of the Colonial African Burial Ground Task Force, co-chaired by Reverend Patricia Singletary and Council Member Melissa Mark-Viverito, have been meeting regularly to work toward the reclaiming, preserving, and official recognition of the burial ground. As the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is considering redeveloping the site in question, the area requires a series of environmental reviews, including an assessment of known and potential cultural resources.

August 4, 2010
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Senate Passes a Resolution Denouncing Arizona Law

The Legislative Gazette

Published: Monday, May 10, 2010

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July 29, 2010
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Cash-Strapped Lawmakers Make Do

Albany Times Union

Published: Saturday, May 22, 2010

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July 29, 2010
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Serranos Continue Assault on New Arizona 'Anti-Immigrant' Law

The Bronx News Network

Published: Wednesday, April 28, 2010

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Above is a clip of State Senator Jose M. Serrano, who represents the south Bronx and east Harlem, in Albany denouncing Arizona's new immigration law and calling for comprehensive immigration reform, saying the current system destroys families.

July 29, 2010
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Lawmakers: The Parks Won't Close, So Give Us Money for Now

Albany Times Union

Published: Thursday, April 15, 2010

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July 29, 2010
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Opened or Closed?

The Post-Journal

Published: Tuesday, April 13, 2010

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Whether closing state parks could mean the loss of federal funding tied to them may depend on how one defines "close." The state previously came up with a list of state parks to be closed as a way to save money. The plan has 41 parks on a closure list including Long Point State Park in Bemus Point. Instead of saving the state money as intended, however, closing the parks could actually cost funds.

July 29, 2010
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Member Items: Some Districts Getting Gypped

The Bronx News Network

Published: Thursday, March 25, 2010

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July 29, 2010
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Albany's Pork Handouts

The New York Times

Published: Wednesday, March 24, 2010

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It pays to live in the home district of the New York Legislature’s big shots. According to a new analysis by several citizens’ groups, Senate and Assembly leaders grabbed much bigger chunks of political pork than lesser members did. This is yet another in a long list of reasons to oppose member items, as pork is known in Albany.

July 29, 2010
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First Stop, Rikers. Next Stop, Colombia?

City Limits

Published: Sunday, September 6, 2009

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Following a wave of activism protesting interrogations of immigrant detainees at Rikers Island, the city Department of Correction has implemented new practices to better respect the rights of people who are held because they have been arrested and await trial. Like other pre-trial detainees, immigrants are presumed innocent of their charges, but if they are found to be undocumented while being held, it's a comparatively quick trip to deportation.

July 29, 2010
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