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Photo of the Week - Memorial Day Parade - Rosedale

State Senator Malcolm A. Smith (D-Hollis) greeted constituents along the Memorial Day parade route in Rosedale, including these patriotic youngsters who were waving American flags and enjoying the sunshine. Smith also took part in the festivities in Laurelton.

 

May 28, 2013
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Flood Relief Rally at DEP Headquarters (video#2)

Flood Relief Rally at DEP Headquarters - May 24, 2013. Flooding is a serious problem affecting Southeast Queens. It is partially caused by an elevated groundwater table and the cessation of pumping at area wells, along with the lack of a fully constructed storm sewer system.

May 24, 2013
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Flood Relief Rally at DEP Headquarters - May 24, 2013.

Flood Relief Rally at DEP Headquarters - May 24, 2013. Flooding is a serious problem affecting Southeast Queens. It is partially caused by an elevated groundwater table and the cessation of pumping at area wells, along with the lack of a fully constructed storm sewer system.

May 24, 2013
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Flood Relief Rally at DEP Headquarters - May 24, 2013

Flood Relief Rally at DEP Headquarters - May 24, 2013. Flooding is a serious problem affecting Southeast Queens. It is partially caused by an elevated groundwater table and the cessation of pumping at area wells, along with the lack of a fully constructed storm sewer system.

May 24, 2013
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Sen. Smith Meets with New York State Nurses Association

(Albany, NY) State Sen. Malcolm Smith (D-Hollis) met with over 25 members of the New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA) to discuss the Safe Staffing for Quality Care Act (S.3691).

 

The legislation would set minimum staffing requirements for acute care facilities and nursing homes and call on them to implement a certain patient-to-nurse ratio. It also requires such places to submit a documented staffing plan annually and upon application for an operating certificate.

May 22, 2013
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Sen. Malcolm Smith Honors “Woman of Distinction” – Ms. Emmlynn L. Taylor

(Albany, NY)  - Senator Malcolm A. Smith (D-Hollis) honored Ms. Emmlynn L. Taylor as his 2013 “Woman of Distinction,” an award given to outstanding women living and working in New York State whose contributions have enriched the quality of life in their community and beyond.

 

May 20, 2013
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Sen. Malcolm Smith Honors Senior of the Year - Ms. Gladys Joyner

(Albany, NY, May 7) - The State Senate joined Senator Malcolm A. Smith (D-Hollis) in passing a resolution honoring Ms. Gladys Joyner upon her selection as the New York State Office for the Aging's Queens County 2013 Senior of the Year.

"Senior citizens bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to the community and their contributions, both past and future, are invaluable," Smith said. "I am proud to honor Ms. Gladys Joyner in recognition of her outstanding, and much appreciated, volunteer work."  

 

May 10, 2013
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Sen. Malcolm Smith Passes Resolution recognizing the You Can Go To College Committee and Honoring President Obama's Aunt

(Albany, NY) -  The State Senate joined Senator Malcolm A. Smith (D-Hollis)  in passing a resolution commending the You Can Go To College Committee as a group that enhances the quality and character of life in communities across New York State and whose members devote themselves to the welfare of the community and its citizenry.

May 10, 2013
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State Sen. Malcolm Smith Sponsors Youth Breakfast

State Sen. Malcolm A. Smith (D-Hollis) sponsored a breakfast on Saturday at IS 59 in Springfield Gardens to kick off a five-week job readiness program by Our Brother's Guardian, a mentoring organization aimed at preparing youth for a productive future through positive reinforcement, mentoring, vocational training programs and internships. The job prep program is open to ages 18-30. For more information, visit www.ourbrothersguardian.com.

May 7, 2013
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5-1-13 Operation Safe Southeast Queens meeting

At the May 1st Operation Safe Southeast Queens meeting, Deputy Inspector Milt Marmara, commanding officer of the 113th Precinct, and Det. Richard Lowe of the 103rd Precinct's Community Affairs Unit, spoke about crime reduction, stop and frisk and missing persons among other issues.

May 2, 2013
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State Sen. Malcolm A. Smith Passes 'Juneteenth Day' Resolution

(Albany, NY) -  The State Senate today joined Senator Malcolm A. Smith (D-Hollis)  in passing his resolution calling on Gov. Cuomo to proclaim June 19, 2013 as Juneteenth Day  in New York State. This year marks the 148th Anniversary of the holiday, which is the oldest-known celebration of the ending of slavery."In recognizing Juneteenth Day, we recognize an important part of our nation's history,"  Smith said. "The end of slavery marked a triumphant moment for African-Americans, who, for the first time, were able to enjoy at least some of the freedoms they had been denied for so long."

April 30, 2013
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Senator Malcolm A. Smith to Appear in "2nd Amendment" Documentary

(Hollis, NY) - State Sen. Malcolm A. Smith (D-Hollis) will appear in a documentary on gun control entitled "2nd Amendment." It is being produced and directed by UK filmmaker James Dann. He interviewed the senator on April 18 at his district office in Hollis. Dann of St. Albans, England was joined by cinematographer Richard Morel of London and production assistant James McEvitt of Flushing, Queens.

 The 45-minute interview covered a myriad of topics related to gun control, gun violence and the Second Amendment. They included the Safe Act, Kendra's Law, the NRA and gang culture.

 

April 29, 2013
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Senator Smith meets with New York State Nurses Association

(Albany, NY) State Sen. Malcolm Smith (D-Hollis) met with over 25 members of the New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA) to discuss two bills affecting healthcare, both of which the lawmaker supports. The Safe Patient Handling Act (S.1123) would establish a statewide safe patient handling policy for health care facilities in the state, and creates the New York State safe patient handling work group.

April 17, 2013
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State Sen. Malcolm Smith Secures $200,000 in Funding for Substance Abuse Program (J-CAP)

(Albany, NY)- State Senator Malcolm A. Smith (D-Hollis), Vice Chairman of the Finance Committee and Chairman of the Independent Democratic Conference has secured $200,000 in funding for J-CAP, a substance abuse program based in Southeast Queens. The money will help facilitate its Veteran's Enhanced Treatment Services program.

  

April 1, 2013
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Sandy Aid Town Hall 3-27-13

Special thanks to everyone who attended my Sandy town hall last night including City Councilman Donovan Richards, Martha Taylor-Butler from Assemblywoman Michelle Titus' office and representatives from City Councilman Leroy Comrie's office and Senator James Sanders' office. It was a very productive meeting, which included presenations from the city about the recovery effort. I will continue to hold these meetings as the clean up process continues and try to help as many people as I can.

March 28, 2013
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State Sen. Malcolm Smith Secures $3M in Funding for Anti-Gun Violence Program - "Operation SNUG"

(Albany, NY)- State Sen. Malcolm Smith (D-Hollis), Vice Chairman of the Finance Committee and Chairman of the Independent Democratic Conference secures $3M in funding for the anti-gun violence program - "Operation SNUG"  

 

March 27, 2013
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Sen. Malcolm Smith Secures Inclusion of Microgrid Study in the State Budget

(Albany, NY) - State Sen. Malcolm Smith (D-Hollis), Chairman of the Independent Democratic Conference and Co-Chairman of the Hurricane Sandy Task Force, today secured a provision in the budget which calls on the New York State Energy Research And Development Authority to conduct a study and develop recommendations for the establishment of strong utility "microgrids" in New York.

March 26, 2013
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