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April 16, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Senator Serrano Celebrates the Annual Cares Day of Action

(South Bronx, NY)- Senator Serrano joined volunteers at Franz Sigel Park for the annual New York Cares Day event.  New York Cares Day is the largest spring cleaning event, where over 4,000 volunteers clean up parks, community gardens, and public spaces throughout the city.

April 11, 2014
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Senator Serrano Celebrates the Arts at the Bronx Opera's Annual Gala

(Bronx, NY)- Senator Serrano celebrated the arts at the Bronx Opera Company's Annual Gala Celebration. The Bronx Opera celebrated their 47th anniversary of bringing arts and culture to the Bronx.

April 5, 2014
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Senator Serrano Cuts Ribbon for New Emergency Room at Lincoln Hospital

(Bronx, NY)- Senator Serrano participated in a ribbon cutting at Lincoln Hospital in the Bronx to celebrate the completion of a fully renovated Emergency Room. Lincoln Hospital's emergency care facility is the busiest in New York City, with 177,000 visitors a year. The $24 million renovation was necessary to improve and update the facilities. The renovation included a children's emergency unit, a cutting-edge psychiatric and mental health emergency unit and brand new waiting room.

April 3, 2014
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Senator Serrano Joins NYS Comptroller DiNapoli for Important Asthma Press Conference

(East Harlem, NY)- Senator Serrano joined New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli, New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer, and colleagues for an important press conference regarding the asthma epidemic affecting communities in East Harlem and the South Bronx. Comptroller DiNapoli published a new report that showcases the rising asthma rates and costs associated with treating asthma. 

April 3, 2014
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Senator Serrano Stands With Fast Food Workers Demanding Quick Results on Living Wages

(New York, NY)- Senator Serrano stood with New York City fast food workers on 51st Street demanding  living wages and more workplace respect. Serrano joined hundreds of fast food workers and elected officials from across the city in advocating to give localities the right to raise minimum wages in order to keep pace with the constant rise of our cost of living. 

April 2, 2014
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Serrano Marches With 32BJ to Demand Fair Wages & Safer Working Conditions

(Central Park, NY)- Senator Serrano marched with hundreds of 32BJ SEIU union members to demand fair wages and safer working conditions. The march was organized to call attention to the ongoing contract negotiations between 32BJ SEIU and the Realty Advisory Board. The union represents 30,000 doormen, porters, handypersons and supers in 3,300 buildings in New York City. 

April 1, 2014
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(VIDEO) Senator Serrano Expresses Gratitude that NYS Parks Capital Funding is Restored in State Budget

Click above to view video of Senator Serrano's remarks on the Senate floor.

$92.5 Million is Restored in New York State Parks Capital Funding in the 2014-2015 State Budget

March 31, 2014
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Senator Serrano Speaks on the Senate Floor about the Earth Hour Senate Resolution

LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to declare 8:30pm-9:30pm on Saturday, March 29, 2014, as Earth Hour in the State of New York

March 28, 2014
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Senator Serrano, Yoko Ono and Elected Officials Urge New Yorkers to Flip the Switch for Earth Hour


Senator Serrano Encourages New Yorkers 
to Turn Off Lights this Saturday for Earth Hour 

 

March 28, 2014
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Senator Serrano Thanks his Constituents for Tremendous Show Of Support for The East Harlem Building Explosion Victims

(East Harlem, NY)- "As we continue to recover from last month's tragedy, I am extremely proud of  the way the community has continued to help each other during this time of need. Investigations are ongoing and I am looking into ways to ensure tragedies like this one will never happen again. 

"I would like to thank all of my constituents for the tremendous display of compassion that was exhibited by the amount of donations delivered to my district office for those affected by the East Harlem building collapse. "

"A special thanks to the parents and students from PS 87 in the Upper West Side, for their generous contributions of food, clothing, toiletries and other necessities made to those in dire need," concluded Serrano.

March 27, 2014
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Senator Serrano Moderates Important Panel Discussion for the 2014 SOMOS El Futuro Conference Weekend in Albany

(Albany, NY)- Senator Serrano moderated a very important panel discussion entitled "Addressing Health Disparities in the Latino Community," for the 2014 SOMOS El Futuro Conference weekend in Albany. Experts in the field of health provided information regarding the alarming rate of chronic diseases that are disproportionately affecting the Latino community. Chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, obesity, hypertension, and many others have reached epidemic proportions among Latinos and other communities of color. 

March 21, 2014
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Senator Serrano to Moderate Panel Discussion on Health Disparities at SOMOS el Futuro Conference

Senator José M. Serrano will moderate a panel discussion at the SOMOS el Futuro Conference weekend in Albany, entitled “Addressing Health Disparities in the Latino Community.” The topic of this workshop is a discussion with experts in the field of health regarding the alarming rate of chronic diseases that are disproportionately affecting the Latino community. Chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, obesity, hypertension, and others have reached epidemic proportions among Latino populations and other communities of color.

March 22, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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Senator Serrano Pushes for Restoration of Capital Funds for Our State Parks

(Albany, NY)- Today Senator José M. Serrano was joined by several of his Senate colleagues in writing a letter to Governor Cuomo and Legislative Leaders asking for a restoration of $92.5 million in the state budget for much needed funding of parks capital projects. 

March 20, 2014
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Information and Resources for Victims of East Harlem Building Explosion and Collapse

(East Harlem, NY)- As the El Barrio community continues to recover from last week's horrific explosion and building collapse, it is important to keep in mind the growing number of people in need who were affected by this tragedy.

Along with my colleagues in government from East Harlem, my District Office, located at 157 E. 104th Street, will be accepting donations of clothing and canned goods for the victims and their families. In addition to my office, you can make donations to any of these locations listed below.  

The victims of this tragedy remain in our thoughts and prayers. I am confident that El Barrio as a community will continue to come together with the common purpose of  support, healing and rebuilding.  

March 16, 2014
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