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February 20, 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
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February 10, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Senator Serrano Sponsors Important "Know Your Rights" Housing Court Community Forum

(Bronx, NY) - Senator Serrano sponsored an important "Know Your Rights" Housing Court Community Forum in the Bronx. The forum included a presentation by a panel of housing experts: CASA/New Settlement, Housing Court Answers and the Urban Justice Center. These experts informed constituents on how to manage housing court issues. The Legal Aid Society also participated in the event, providing free legal advice to constituents. Attendees engaged in at Q&A session at the end of the event.

January 29, 2014
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Senator Serrano Meets with Local Youth Groups from his District in Albany on "Youth Action Day"

(Albany, NY)-  Senator Serrano met with local youth groups representing Harlem RBI and Goddard Riverside programs, who traveled to Albany for Youth Action Day. These groups met with Serrano to advocate for much needed funding for the Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP).

January 28, 2014
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Senator Serrano Participates in Family Planning Advocates' Annual Day of Action

(Albany, NY)- Senator Serrano joined advocates from the Family Planning Advocates for their Annual Day of Action. Nearly 500 women's health care advocates gathered in Albany to advocate for women's issues, including the passage of the full ten point Women's Equality Agenda which is designed to ensure equal pay, alleviate sexual harassment in the workplace, end family status discrimination and protect a woman's right to choose.  

January 27, 2014
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January 27, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Forum/Town Hall: Senator Serrano to Sponsor Housing Court Forum

Have you received an eviction notice? Is the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) seeking to terminate your lease? Do you need information about Housing Court? New York State Senator Jose M. Serrano, elected officials and community organizations are sponsoring a Know Your Rights Housing Court community forum. 

Attend this informational session and learn more about how to navigate the Housing Court System. Free legal advice will also be provided by the Legal Aid Society. 

January 29, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Senator Serrano Meets with "United Parents of Highbridge" to Discuss the Need for More After-School Programs

(Albany, NY) - Senator José M. Serrano met with a group of 40 students and parents, who traveled to Albany, on behalf of "United Parents of Highbridge." The group, from the Senator's district, met with the Senator to discuss the need for more after-school programming, as well as better funding for local public schools. 

January 14, 2014
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January 13, 2014
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January 21, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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January 14, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Senator Serrano Celebrates the 37th Annual Three Kings Day Parade

(East Harlem, NY) - Senator José M. Serrano joined El Museo del Barrio, colleagues in government and the community in celebrating the 37th Annual Three Kings Day festivities in East Harlem. The annual celebration culminates in a parade in the streets of El Barrio, bringing together local residents, families, school groups and community organizations from all over New York City.

January 6, 2014
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Serrano, Kavanagh: Keep Carcinogens Out Of Children's Products

New Bill Introduced Eliminating Sale of Children's Products with Formaldehyde in NYS 

NEW YORK - State Senator José M. Serrano and Assemblymember Brian Kavanagh announced the introduction of a new bill banning the sale of children's products containing the carcinogen formaldehyde by manufacturers, wholesalers, and retailers in New York State. 

December 23, 2013
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Senator Serrano Applauds Decision of Landmarks Preservation Commission to Grant Landmark Status to interior of Bronx General Post Office

(Bronx, NY) - Senator José M. Serrano applauds the recent decision of The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission to grant landmark status to the interior of the Bronx General Post Office (GPO), located on the beautiful and historic Grand Concourse (near E. 149th Street).

December 18, 2013
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Senator Serrano Joins The Orchestra of the Bronx for their Annual Production of Handel's Messiah

(Bronx, NY)- Senator Serrano joined The Orchestra of the Bronx at Bronx Community College for a presentation of Handel's Messiah. Serrano, who is a long-time advocate for the arts, served as one of the orators for this annual holiday event. The event is widely-attended and has become a holiday tradition for the Bronx community. The Orchestra of the Bronx (The Bronx Opera Chorus and soloists), conducted by Michael Spearman, presented the words in Handel's timeless musical settings.

December 13, 2013
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Senator Serrano Participates in the 10th Annual El Barrio/East Harlem Tree Lighting Ceremony

(East Harlem, NY)- Senator Serrano joined The East Harlem Holiday Tree Committee, East Harlem community residents, and his colleagues for the 10th Annual El Barrio/East Harlem Tree Lighting Ceremony. As per tradition, the tree lighting took place at Franklin Plaza on the northeast corner of Third Avenue and 106th street. 

December 13, 2013
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Senator Serrano Co-Sponsors El Barrio/East Harlem Anti-Violence Youth-Led Peace March

(East Harlem, NY)- Senator Serrano joined Council Member Melissa Mark-Viverito's for the El Barrio/East Harlem Anti-Violence Youth-Led Peace March. Parents, families, schools and community-based organizations united in the call for peace in the community and more youth programs.

December 13, 2013
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Senator Serrano Writes letter to NYCHA Urging for Repairs at Mitchell Houses Senior Center

(Bronx, NY)- Senator José M. Serrano wrote a letter to the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) expressing his concerns with regards to the lack of repairs at Mitchell Houses Senior Center in the Bronx. Serrano visited the center in November of last year and noticed the concerning and hazardous large opening in the ceiling adjacent to the entrance, which was the result of water damage. Serrano urged NYCHA to take into consideration the health and well-being of the seniors at the center being exposed to these health hazards. See below for letter.  

December 9, 2013
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Senator Serrano and Attorney General Schneiderman Serve Thanksgiving Dinner at the New York Common Pantry

(East Harlem, NY)- Senator Serrano and Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman celebrated the holiday spirit by serving Thanksgiving dinner at the New York Common Pantry in East Harlem. The New York Common Pantry is a community-based food pantry dedicated to reducing hunger by providing New Yorkers with meals.

November 27, 2013
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