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The Roosevelt Island Accessibility Study

May 14, 2009

AccessRI Final Presentation: The Roosevelt Island Accessibility StudyA Blueprint for Advocacy and Action  New York- Over the course of the past 10 months the students in the Master's of Urban Planning program at Hunter College have been working on their final studio projects. Today the work of one studio was acknowledged with a presentation of their final report to elected officials.

May 14, 2009
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Senator Serrano Pushes for Stronger Rent Laws

Sixteen Senators Stand with Advocates and Call for Action before End of Session Albany – Sixteen State Senators stood today with rent regulated and Mitchell-Lama tenant allies to launch a full court press to pass stronger rent laws before the current legislative session ends in June. 

May 12, 2009
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Serrano Event on Teen Dating Violence

In light of the recent news coverage surrounding the topic of teen dating violence, we hope to educate and spark a conversation on this important issue. We will share resources, both local and citywide, that are available to young people experiencing violence in their relationships.

Click the link below for more information.

May 22, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Serrano Co-sponsors Summit on Residential Electric Submetering

Organized by the Waterside Tenants Association and The Public Utility Law Project of New York, Inc. (PULP). Click below for more information and to register.

May 16, 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
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"Truth About Immigrants: Mosaic of Stories and Voices"

The outdoor film event brought to you by Art for Change, the NY Immigration Coalition, and the East Harlem Against Deportation campaign. Last month, Senator Serrano and colleagues launched East Harlem Against Deportation to oppose unjust deportations and detentions that are tearing local families apart.

May 22, 7:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Democrats also asking for more transparency in stimulus spending (Legislative Gazette)

By KATRINA KIELTYKALegislative Gazette Staff Writer

CLICK HERE for article on Legislative Gazette website

Mon, May 11, 2009

Elected officials at the state and city level, along with government watchdog groups, called on Gov. David A. Paterson last Tuesday to take steps necessary to ensure transparency in the allocation and spending of federal stimulus money.

May 11, 2009
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Serrano Participates in Round Table on Naturally Occurring Cultural Districts

May 8, 2009

Senator Jose M. Serrano participated today in a roundtable discussionon how best to support New York City’s “naturally occurring” culturaldistricts on Friday, May 8. The roundtable was hosted by Brooklyn’sPratt Center for Community Development and the Fourth Arts Block, theleadership organization for Manhattan’s East 4th Street CulturalDistrict.

May 8, 2009
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News from the Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks & Recreation Committee

Committee Chair José M. Serrano invited experts in the field to discuss Museum Deaccession at a lively meeting in the Capitol. CLICK HERE to view the full video clip, featuring statements from:

May 7, 2009
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May 7, 2009
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Serrano and Experts Discuss Museum Deaccession at Meeting of the Senate Committee on Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation

Committee Chair José M. Serrano invited experts in the field to discuss Museum Deaccession at a lively meeting in the Capitol.

Features Statements From:

• Senators Serrano and Squadron• Assemblymen Brodsky and Titone• Anne Ackerson, Executive Director of the Museum Association of NY• David Palmquist,Director of Chartering Office, New York State Museum• Michael Botwinick, Director of the Hudson River Museum• Steven Kern, Director of the Everson Museum

May 6, 2009
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Senator Serrano Meets Dalai Lama in State Capitol

Senator Jose M. Serrano had the opportunity to meet with the 14th Dalai Lama in Albany on Thursday, May 7, 2009. The spiritual leader opened the New York State Senate session with a plea for peace and compassion, and stressed the importance of truth and transparency.

May 6, 2009
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Serrano and Leaders Call on Governor Paterson to Lead the Nation in "Stimulus Accountability"

 

Legislators and Watchdogs Call for New York to be the Nation's "Transparency Capital"

May 5, 2009
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Serrano and Leaders Call on Governor Paterson to Lead the Nation in "Stimulus Accountability"

Legislators and Watchdogs Call for New York to be the Nation's "Transparency Capital"

(Albany, NY) - A coalition of state elected officials praised Governor Paterson for being a champion of the federal stimulus package today, and strongly urged him to comprehensively address oversight and accountability in stimulus funding.  The state officials were joined by members of the NYS Stimulus Oversight Working Group, including Common Cause/New York and NYPIRG.

May 5, 2009
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Senator Serrano and Leaders Encourage Sustainable Choices

Senator Serrano, Sanitation Commissioner Doherty, City's Sustainability Director Aggarwala, and Assemblymember Kellner Announce Legislation to Make New York City a Pioneer in Protecting the Environment by Encouraging Sustainable Choices

City Residents Use Billions of Plastic Bags Per Year

Five Cent Plastic Carryout Bag Fee Will Help Reduce Litter and Number of Bags That Enter Waste Stream

May 4, 2009
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"I Love New York" to Become Official State Slogan Under Serrano Bill

Serrano S.3424 Passes Senate; Awaits Signature from Governor

April 29, 2009
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Serrano and Students Discuss Gun Violence in NYC Neighborhoods

Senator Serrano met with youth from New Yorkers Against Gun Violence, a group advocating for sensible gun legislation in the state of New York.  The students were taking part in the organization’s Albany Lobby Day, and they shared with Senator Serrano their experiences and the experiences of their communities regarding the use of illegal weapons in New York City neighborhoods.

April 29, 2009
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East Harlem Against Deportation

"East Harlem Against Deportation" is a campaign organized by the community’s elected representatives: State Senator José M. Serrano; Congressman Charles B. Rangel; Assemblyman Adam C. Powell IV; Manhattan Borough President Scott M. Stringer; and Councilmember Melissa Mark-Viverito (please note elected leaders cannot endorse individual letters, but instead the overall campaign); with support from local advocates, concerned families and non-profit organizations. Please direct signed letters and questions to The Children’s Aid Society, 130 East 101st Street, 212-348-2343.

File: 
Serrano Letter to Obama_english.pdf

File: 
Serrano Letter to Obama_spanish.pdf

April 24, 2009
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Elected Leaders Launch “East Harlem Against Deportation” Campaign

In Conjunction with Local Families, Advocates and Non-Profits, including The Children’s Aid Society

Push for Halt to Unjust and Unnecessarily Aggressive Deportations; Amnesty International / USA Reports on Dramatic Increase of Immigrant Detentions

April 24, 2009
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Serrano Says No Time to Waste on Housing

Senator Serrano calls for the repeal of vacancy decontrol at a housing rally on the West Side of Manhattan

April 22, 2009
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