At the end of 2009, the New York City Department of Education announced the proposed phase-out and eventual closure of three high schools in Queens: Beach Channel High School, Business, Computer Applications, and Entrepreneurship High School and Jamaica High School. The Panel for Education Policy(PEP) is scheduled to vote on these matters at their meeting on January 26, 2010.
One June 11th, 2009, Senator Malcolm A. Smith filed a lawsuit to enjoin Senator Pedro Espada from carrying out the functions of the Temporary Senate President.
The attached papers were submitted by Senator Smith's counsel on June 14th, 2009, in opposition to defendant Senator Pedro Espada's motion to dismiss. Specifically, they include (1) Plaintiff's Memorandum of Law in Oppositon; (2) the Affirmation of Michael Fallon; and (3) the Affirmation of David Markus.
Justice Peters has granted the temporary restraining order Senator Smith requested. Senator Espada is restrained from exercising any powers as the President Pro Tem of the Senate, pending further order of the Supreme Court Albany County.
As the H1N1 flu outbreak has developed, it has caused concern among many New Yorkers. The New York State Senate has put together this information sheet to help understand the current situation and the response on all levels. Please see the attached document for further details.
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.