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State Grant to Assist Hillside Children's Center with its Monroe Avenue Campus Renovation Project

Senator Robach secures a state grant to assist Hillside Children's Center with its Monroe Avenue campus renovation project. The grant will provide vocational training opportunities in culinary arts and technology/communications for resident students.

April 1, 2009
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See If You Are Entitled to New York State Unclaimed Funds

        You may be entitled to some of the over $8 billion in unclaimed funds in New York State.  A simple internet search is all it takes to see if you are eligible.

Why does New York State have unclaimed funds?

        Banks, insurance companies, utilities, investment companies and many other businesses are required by State law to turn over inactive accounts to the State.  The Office of the State Comptroller then serves as the custodian of this money until it is claimed.

April 1, 2009
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New York State Medal of Honor to World War II Army Veteran, Ed Marcoux

Senator Robach presents a New York State Medal of Honor to World War II Army Veteran, Ed Marcoux at the Greece Town Board Meeting.

April 1, 2009
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Senate to Act on Bill to Protect New Yorkers from Internet Sex Predators

The New York State Senate will also act on legislation sponsored by Senator Joe Robach (R-C-I-WF, Rochester), that would increase criminal penalties for using a computer to commit a sex crime against a child.

April 1, 2009
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Certificate to Eagle Scout Derek Gerhard

Senator Robach presents a certificate to Eagle Scout Derek Gerhard.

April 1, 2009
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Airline Passenger's Bill of Rights Law Takes

Last year, I supported the “Airline Passengers’ Bill of Rights” legislation in the State Senate to provide passengers stranded on airplanes at New York airports with certain basic amenities to make their wait more tolerable.

The legislation is now law and is effective as of January 1, 2008.

April 1, 2009
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Commemoration of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Senator Robach joins with the Alternatives for Battered Women and other area officials and activists in commemoration of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

April 1, 2009
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United States Flag Presented to School #34

Senator Robach presents the United States flag to a group of students in grades 4-6 at School #34.

April 1, 2009
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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the Spanish Center of Information of North Clinton Avenue

Senator Robach attends a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Spanish Center of Information of f North Clinton Avenue.

April 1, 2009
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Robach Working to Form Upstate Legislative Caucus

Non Partisan Group Will Focus On Solutions To Pressing Upstate Issues

State Senator Joe Robach announced recently that he is asking all of his Senate colleagues representing Upstate districts to join him in forming an Upstate Legislative Caucus whose goal will be to ensure that Upstate’s needs are being addressed and met during these challenging economic times.

April 1, 2009
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Gilda's Club Walk for Wellness at Greece Ridge Mall

Senator Robach emcees the Gilda's Club Walk for Wellness at Greece Ridge Mall. The event is geared towards helping kids with cancer.

April 1, 2009
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Senator Robach Announces Grant to Expand Hillside's Vocational Training Programs

Grant will help fund renovations to Hillside Children’s Center Monroe Avenue Campus

State Senator Joseph Robach (R-56th District) announced recently that $250,000 has been secured to assist Hillside Children's Center (HCC) with its Monroe Avenue campus renovation project.

April 1, 2009
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Proclamation to the Jefferson Avenue Business Association (JABA)

Senator Robach presents a proclamation to the Jefferson Avenue Business Association (JABA) in celebration of their 25th anniversary of the Black History Awards Dinner.

April 1, 2009
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Senator Robach Announces New Job Creation Plan

Plan Includes Major Tax Cuts for Small Businesses and Manufacturers

Senator Joe Robach and his colleagues in the Senate Majority recently unveiled a new economic development plan that will create new jobs, particularly Upstate, revitalize communities and encourage young people to stay in New York State.

Provisions of the plan include new, job creating tax cuts for small businesses and manufacturers that will make them more competitive.

April 1, 2009
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Proclamation to the Jefferson Avenue Business Association (JABA)

Senator Robach presents a proclamation to the Jefferson Avenue Business Association (JABA).

April 1, 2009
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Senator Robach Announces Grant for Jones Square Neighborhood

State Senator Joe Robach along with Interfaith Action leader John Smith recently announced a $400,000 housing grant for the Historic Jones Square Neighborhood.  NCS Community Development Corporation and Providence Housing Development Corporation will rehab four properties that have a combined six residential units.  The announcement took place on the lawn of 64 Lozier Street, the first property rehabbed under the grant.  NCS, which is doing the rehab, has already secured a buyer for the house.

April 1, 2009
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Fabulous Flowers Celebrates 50 Years of Business

Fabulous Flowers on West Ridge Road recently celebrated 50 years of business to the Rochester community. Many local dignitaries were on hand at the celebration to wish them congratulations for continued success.

April 1, 2009
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Greece Open for Business Campaign at Greece Ridge Mall

Senator Robach and the Greece Chamber of Commerce announces the "Greece: Open for Business" campaign at Greece Ridge Mall.

April 1, 2009
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Dictionaries for 3rd and 4th Graders at all Greece and Hilton Elementary Schools

Senator Robach provided NYS funding for the purchase of dictionaries for 3rd and 4th graders at all Greece and Hilton elementary schools. Board members of the Greece and Hilton Rotary Clubs helped to distribute the books to students.

April 1, 2009
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Medals of Honor to Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge

Senator Robach presents 10 New York State Medals of Honor to Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge.

April 1, 2009
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