On Sunday, May 16th 2010, beginning at 12 noon, Haitian Americans and supporters of Haiti will take part in a memorial procession from the Arch at Grand Army Plaza Prospect Park in Brooklyn, and walk along Flatbush Avenue over the Brooklyn Bridge. The memorial program/service will take place at Foley Square Park (Centre Street in Manhattan) at approximately 3:00 PM. The NY Haiti Memorial falls close to Haitian Flag Day which is celebrated on May 18th in Haiti.
Joined by LL Cool J and One Try Competition (OTC), I am excited to present the annual summer basketball tournament "Jump and Ball", which celebrates its fifth anniversary this year. This year’s tournament will take place from Saturday, August 2, 2008 through Sunday, August 31, 2008 at the Daniel O’Connell Park in St. Albans, Queens.
In 2003, I began to publish a monthly MAS Report. It began as a simple flier that I handed out in the community and put in the office for people to pick up and read about all the work we had been doing on behalf of our constituents in the 14th District.
Sometimes, we would even go down to the local subway station and hand them out--just to make sure that people knew that we were here to help them.
I have the honor of giving the commencement address tomorrow at Morrisville State College, one of the jewels in our State University of New York (SUNY) system.
I have visited Morrisville several times in the past and have been impressed by their campus, faculty, students, President Ray Cross, and most especially their School of Agriculture & Natural Resources.
Almost every day, stimulus funds are being put directly to work on behalf of all New Yorkers. One of the best ways to ensure transparency in funding is to tell you exactly how we are investing these taxpayer dollars.
Yesterday, I was proud to take part in the announcement of an exciting $15 Million public-private partnership between our Empire State Development (ESD), New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and General Electric (GE’s).
The commute from my St. Albans home to Albany has always been an interesting one, and I’ve driven it enough times that the whole two-plus hours can seem like a blur. With the coming of Spring, however, the drive is much more lively and effervescent.
For decades, the way the Senate operates has stifled good legislation from getting off the ground. Under the new Senate Majority, we are empowering every single member of our chamber—Democrat and Republican—to do the work of the people of New York.
Some of these occurences are not flashy or newsworthy--but their obscurity does not change their significance. Take today, for example. Today, the Senate made history, putting partisan rancor aside and rising as a collective body to move two bills towards passage in an especially unique and democratic way.
Thank you to all of those who participated in the New York State Senate's fist ever online Town Hall. Since we're always striving to serve the people of New York better, and this was our first attempt at an event like this, we would appreciate your feedback on how we can improve the experience.