Joseph E. Robach

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To Honor Mother’s Day, Senator Robach Urges Women Over 40 to Get Screened for Breast Cancer

Risk Factors for Breast Cancer

A risk factor is anything that affects your chance of getting a disease. Having a risk factor, or even several, does not mean that you will get the disease. There are different kinds of risk factors. Some factors can be changed or modified- others cannot be changed, such as age and gender.

April 9, 2013
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Senator Robach Makes Remarks at Lifespan Press Conference

Lifespan’s Elder Abuse Prevention Program (EAPP) protects New York’s most frail and vulnerable population by providing direct intervention services, public education, and training for professionals to assist victims.

 

 

 

Since 1998, Lifespan has intervened in thousands of elder abuse/mistreatment cases and trained more than 25,000 professionals from Buffalo to Brooklyn to recognize elder abuse and what steps to take when it is identified.

 

 

 

Some tragic facts concerning elder abuse:

 

 

 

· In NYS, more than 260,000 older adults are victims of elder abuse every year.

 

· Financial exploitation is the most prevalent form of abuse.

April 9, 2013
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Senator Robach Announces College Scholarships

Senator Robach announced today that the New York Conference of Italian-American State Legislators is now accepting applications for four $1,500 scholarships to be awarded June 10th  at their Annual Legislative Conference Day. Scholarship winners must be present to receive their awards.

 

“As hard working families struggle to afford higher education, this scholarship will go a long way in allowing a student to further their education,” said Senator Robach. “For our high school graduates, every little bit will help them afford their dream of getting a degree.”

 

April 8, 2013
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Community Connection for Week Ending Sunday, April 7th

Even the Community Connection is getting into the Final Four spirit! In this week's issue: Last-minute income tax filing information; upcoming events around the area in the week ahead; and honoring Susan Swanton for her service to our community. Click on the link below to read this week's Community Connection in full-screen!

April 4, 2013
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Susan Swanton Named Gates Lions Club Citizen of the Year

Last night, I had the privilege to speak at a ceremony to honor Sue Swanton as the Gates Lions Club Outstanding Citizen of the Year. I presented her with a proclamation to commend her for all that she has done for our community. She was the Director of Gates Public Library for almost 40 years, and serves in a number of volunteer roles to better the community in which she lives. Congratulations to Sue for this honor!

April 3, 2013
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Governor Cuomo Discusses 2013-2014 NYS Budget

Yesterday, I welcomed Governor Cuomo to Rochester, who was in town to discuss the 2013-2014 New York State Budget. The legislature recently passed a third straight on time budget. The budget cuts taxes, reduces government spending, and creates jobs for the hard working men and women in our community.

April 3, 2013
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Happy 104th Birthday!

Happy belated birthday to Mary Cramer, who turned 104 on Sunday! Mary is a resident at Hamilton Manor Nursing Home in Greece. On Saturday, I had the privilege to present a certificate to her and meet her family!

April 2, 2013
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Town of Gates Easter Egg Hunt

On Saturday morning, March 30th, I had the privilege to visit with families and volunteers at the Town of Gates Easter Egg Hunt. Children aged 3-8 years were on the hunt for eggs and candy at Total Sports Experience. More than 1,000 eggs were scattered across the indoor soccer field!

April 2, 2013
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Community Connection for Week Ending Sunday, March 31st

In this week's Community Connection: details regarding the 2013-2014 New York State Budget, which was passed by the Senate earlier this week; upcoming events in the week ahead, and DePaul breaks ground on a new project to rehabilitate the Carriage Factory on Litchfield Street. To read this week's Community Connection in full screen view, click on the PDF link below. Happy Passover and Happy Easter!

March 28, 2013
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Carriage Factory Renovation Ground Breaking

Earlier this afternoon, I had the privilege to join in the ground-breaking ceremony to mark the renovation of the Carriage Factory Apartments. These are located on Litchfield Street in Rochester. The building, which was built in 1910 and has been vacant for the past 25 years, was once home to Cunningham Carriage Factory. Once renovations are complete, it will include 71 units of affordable rental housing to accommodate people with special needs through DePaul Community Services Inc. For more information on DePaul, visit http://www.depaul.org/.

March 28, 2013
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New York State Senate Passes 2013-2014 Budget

Budget Includes Senate Republican Proposals For Tax Relief To Create Jobs & To Help Middle Class Families; 

Keeps State Spending Growth Below 2% Again

 

March 27, 2013
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Senate Passes Alix's Law

Bill Would Make it Illegal for Driver to Leave Scene After Vehicle Hits Any Object

 

The New York State Senate today passed “Alix’s Law”, sponsored by Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R-C-I, Elma), to close a legal loophole and hold intoxicated drivers accountable for leaving the scene of an accident.

 

The legislation (S1698A) responds to a drunk driving accident that killed a teenage girl in Amherst, Erie County. On July 8, 2011, 18-year-old Alix Rice was killed by a drunk driver as she road home on her longboard. The driver argued that he was not aware he had hit a person and he was acquitted on the felony charge of leaving the scene of an accident.

 

March 25, 2013
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Governor Cuomo Announces Construction on I-490 Bridges in Monroe County to Begin in April

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that construction will begin next month on a project to replace four bridge decks on Interstate 490 in Monroe County. The work is part of a $13.8 million contract funded through the NY Works program. The project meets the goals of Governor Cuomo’s Drivers First initiative to ensure that construction causes the least impact to motorists.

 

The bridges carry eastbound and westbound I-490 over Chili Center Coldwater Road (Route 386) in Chili and eastbound and westbound I-490 over Route 204 (Airport Expressway) in Gates.

 

March 22, 2013
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Community Connection for Week Ending Sunday, March 24th

In this week's Community Connection: the New York State Senate passes legislation increasing penalities for criminals who commit on-line crimes against children, upcoming events around the area, and important tax information if you have not filed your returns yet. Click on the link below to read this week's Community Connection in full screen.

March 22, 2013
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Senator Robach Supports Legislation To Toughen Penalties for Sex Crimes

The New York State Senate today passed a package of bills cracking down on rapists and sex offenders by creating new crimes and increasing penalties.

 

Legislation (S.1459) sponsored by Senate Republican Leader Dean Skelos (R, Rockville Centre) ensures significantly longer prison sentences for serial rapists. Under current law, it is possible for a judge to issue concurrent sentences for multiple counts arising from separate and distinct acts of rape. The legislation would require consecutive prison sentences for each separate count of first-degree rape when an individual is convicted of multiple counts, keeping dangerous felons off the streets for as long as possible.

March 21, 2013
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Community Connection for Week Ending Sunday, March 17th

Here is the Community Connection for the week ending St. Patrick's Day, Sunday, March 17th. In this week's issue: legislation which would allow New Yorkers to receive their tax refunds in a timely manner, upcoming events around the area in the week ahead, and Greece churches partner with Habitat for Humanity for their latest home project. Click on the PDF for a full-screen view of this week's issue. 

March 15, 2013
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Honoring Lake Shore Fire Department's Jim Strauss

Recently, I had the privilege to join Jim Strauss of the Lake Shore Fire Department as the Fire Department and Jim's family threw him a surprise 90th birthday party!

March 12, 2013
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Habitat for Humanity Dedicates New Home

Recently, I had the privilege to attend, and speak at, the dedication ceremony for a Habitat for Humanity Home in Rochester. Seven churches were involved in fundraising and volunteering to build the home.

 

The churches involved in this home were Aldersgate United Methodist, Bethany Presbyterian, Greece Baptist, Greece United Methodist, Hope Lutheran, Messiah Lutheran and Trinity Episcopal, with help from Holy Cross Roman Catholic.

March 12, 2013
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News and Views March 7, 2013

On March 7th, New York State Sentaor Joe Robach was a guest on News on Views while in Albany to discuss the Legislative Session.

March 12, 2013
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Community Connection for Week Ending Sunday, March 10th

In this week's St. Patrick's Day-themed Community Connection: Upcoming events around the area; details regarding the 2013 Family Tax Relief Act; School 36 concludes Black History Month with student productions and a luncheon. Click on the PDF link below to read this week's Community Connection in full-screen view.

March 8, 2013
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