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Governor Cuomo Signs Senator Robach's Legislation Regarding Body Piercing

Governor Cuomo today signed into law a bill to better protect teens from infections and blood-borne disease by requiring that a minor have written parental consent before obtaining a body piercing. This bill, overwhelmingly passed by both the Senate and the Assembly, is an important measure that will help to keep young New Yorkers healthy and safe.

"Body piercing can result in severe health risks and it is our obligation as New Yorkers and parents to make sure that our teens are taking every precaution to remain healthy and safe," Governor Cuomo said. "I thank Senator Robach and Assembly Member Simanowitz for their hard work on this legislation."

July 30, 2012
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Benedettos Opens in Rochester's East End

Recently, I had the privilege to speak at, and help cut the ribbon at, the grand opening ceremony for Benedettos Restaurant. Benedettos is located in the East End, on 289 Alexander Street. The restaurant offers casual Italian-American cuisine, and features two private dining areas across two floors and a first floor has a full bar with additional seating. Benedettos is open 7 days week, at 4:30 p.m. on Mondays through Saturdays and 2:00 p.m. on Sundays.

July 30, 2012
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Community Connection for Week Ending Sunday, July 29th

(Rochester, NY) - In this week's Community Connection, an update on the Back to School Backpacks and Supplies Drive, upcoming events around the community, and the Rochester Genesee Regional Transit Authority opens its new administration building. As always, you can view this week's Community Connection in full screen by clicking on the link below.

July 26, 2012
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RGRTA Cuts Ribbon on New Admin Building

This morning, I had the privilege to speak at, and help cut the ribbon at, a ceremony to mark the opening of the Rochester Genesee Regional Transportation Authority's Administration Building. It is located on East Main Street. The building is named after John Doyle Jr.

July 26, 2012
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2012 Puerto Rican Parade

On Saturday, I had the privilege to take part in the 2012 Puerto Rican Parade in downtown Rochester. This was a part of the 43rd annual Puerto Rican festival, which took place over the weekend at Frontier Field. Thank you to those who came out to support the parade and take part in this great event!

July 24, 2012
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South Wedge Spirits & Wine Opens

Recently, I had the privilege to speak at, and help cut the ribbon at, the grand opening ceremony for South Wedge Spirits and Wine. This is the newest small business to open in the South Wedge community.

July 24, 2012
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Community Connection for Week Ending Sunday, July 22nd

In this week's Community Connection, details regarding whooping cough cases on the rise in New York State, upcoming events around the community in the week ahead, and California Rollin' expands their restaurant at Village Gate. As always, you can view this week's Community Connection in full screen by clicking on the link below.

July 20, 2012
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Anthony Jordan Health Center Expanding

Earlier today, I had the opportunity to take part in a ground breaking ceremony at the Anthony L. Jordan Health Center, located on 82 Holland Street. For more information on the services the Jordan Health Center provides to our community, visit their website, http://www.jordanhealth.org/.

July 20, 2012
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Rochester Educational Opportunity Center Opens

(Rochester, N.Y.) - On Thursday, July 19th, I had the privilege to speak at, and take part in, the ribbon cutting ceremony at the Rochester Educational Opportunity Center (REOC). The new state-of-the-art building includes modern classrooms, a healthcare lab, a cosmetology salon, and a bistro. For more information on what is offered at REOC, visit http://www.reoc.brockport.edu/.

July 20, 2012
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California Rollin' Expands at Village Gate

California Rollin', which has been at Village Gate since 1994, held a ribbon cutting ceremony yesterday to unveil their newly expanded restaurant. The expanded restaurant now occupies space that was next to its previous location. The restaurant currently has one other location, at the Port Terminal in Charlotte. California Rollin' is set to open a third location later this year on Genesee Street.

July 19, 2012
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Visiting Students at The Harley School

On Wednesday, I had the privilege to visit with students and faculty at The Harley School in Brighton. The students are a part of Horizons Summer Reading Program. For more on Horizons and other programs offered at The Harley School, visit www.harleyschool.org.

July 18, 2012
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State Department of Health Reports Increased Number of Cases of Whooping Cough

State Health Department Urges People to Get Immunized

 

ALBANY, N.Y. (July 18, 2012) – State Health Commissioner Nirav R. Shah, M.D., M.P.H., is urging New Yorkers to get vaccinated against pertussis (whooping cough) in light of an elevated number of cases this year in New York and across the country.

 

"Pertussis is a highly contagious, but very preventable disease" Commissioner Shah said. Here in New York, we are seeing an increased number of reported cases this year, as is the case across the United States. "I encourage New Yorkers to make sure that you and your family members are up-to-date on pertussis vaccinations in order to prevent infection".

 

July 18, 2012
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American Portfolios Open House

Recently, I had the privilege to attend an open house for American Portfolios. Nationpay and American Portfolios are a local Rochester, NY company located on 350 Linden Oaks, Suite 215 in Rochester, NY 14625. Since 2010 Nationpay has been helping businesses and business owners in the Rochester, NY area, as well as across the nation, with complete and customized business solution programs. These include: Payroll, Corporate Benefits, Retirement Services and Human Resources Compliance and Administration. All services offered by Nationpay are tailor made in order to meet the demands for any size business and organizations from 1 employee to 1000+ employees.

July 18, 2012
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Paul Wolk Commons Ribbon Cutting

On Thursday, July 12th, I had the privilege to speak at, and take part in, the ribbon cutting ceremony for Paul Wolk Commons. The mixed-use community facility combines affordable housing units with a mental health treatment apartment program. Paul Wolk Commons are located at 435 State Street.

July 17, 2012
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Visiting With Students at Freedom School

Recently, I had the opportunity to visit with students at NEAD/CDF Freedom School as a 'Read Aloud' Guest to read a portion of Jonah Winter's "Muhammad Ali: Champion of the World".

July 16, 2012
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Anthony Simonetti White Graduates from West Point

Recently during a luncheon at the Italian-American Sports Club in Gates, I had the privilege to present Anthony Simonetti White with a proclamation in recognition of his graduation from West Point.

July 16, 2012
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Community Connection for Week Ending Sunday, July 15th

In this week's Community Connection, details regarding the Back to School Backpacks and Supplies Drive; upcoming events around the community; looking back at the Fourth of July Brighton Memorial Stone dedication. Click on the link below to read this week's Community Connection in full-screen.

July 12, 2012
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2012 Big Rib BBQ & Blues Fest

On Thursday, July 12th, I had the privilege to speak at the Rib-In cutting ceremony to officially open the 2012 Big Rib BBQ and Blues Fest. This year's festival takes place at Highland Park through Sunday, serving at 11:30 a.m. each day. For all the details on the great food and music that will be a part of this year's festival, visit http://www.rochesterevents.com/festivals-events/big-rib-bbq-blues-fest/.

July 12, 2012
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Brass Taxi Performs at Concerts by the Shore

On Wednesday, July 11th, I had the privilege to join Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks and introduce Brass Taxi (pictured above) prior to thier performance at Concerts by the Shore. The free concert series takes place every Wednesday night, until the end of August, at Ontario Beach Park, beginning at 7:00. You can click on the Concerts by the Shore graphic on my homepage to see the 2012 Concerts by the Shore schedule.

July 12, 2012
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Veterans Outreach Center Names New President/CEO

Last night, I had the privilege to attend a reception to welcome the new president and CEO of Veterans Outreach Center, Col. Gary Yaple. Veterans Outreach Center is an independent community-centered non-profit providing premier one-stop supportive services to veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families. For more information, visit www.veteransoutreachcenter.org.

July 11, 2012
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