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Bushwick Campus Farms & Greenhouse Annual Earth Week Celebration

Senator Dilan will be a guest of honor at Bushwick Campus Farms & Greenhouse’s annual Earth Week Celebration. Stop by and see the great work EcoStation:NY and Bushwick Campus Farms are doing in the community from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., this Thursday, April 25. There will be gardening seminars, demonstrations and entertainment.

Founded by EcoStation:NY and the four schools of Bushwick Campus, the campus farm and greenhouse are working models of sustainable urban agriculture.

April 23, 2013
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Earth Day: Senator Dilan Adds His Name in Support of Environmental Bills

Today Senator Dilan co-sponsored three environmental “super bills” in hopes they soon see action in the Senate. The bills are critically important to protecting and preserving New York’s natural resources for future generations, and are touted as high priority for environmentalists throughout the state.

April 22, 2013
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Earth Day 2013 Poster Contest: District 18

Dear Students,

Thank you for your wonderful contribution to the New York State Senate’s Earth Day Poster Contest.   This year we received many outstanding posters that exemplify the creativity of the young people in the 18th Senatorial District.

Each entry from my District displayed tremendous originality and vision as well as obvious concern for the ecological future of our communities and our state.  I am proud of your work and that of your classmates, and encourage you to continue to study and learn more about the serious challenges that face our environment.

I am pleased to announce that the winner of the 2013 Earth Day Poster Contest from my District is:

Zavean Cruz

April 17, 2013
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4:33 A.M., Senate Session has Adjourned.

Not including funding for the Dream Act in the State Budget is a disservice to thousands of New Yorkers who wish to realize the American Dream and work to ensure that future generations can and will lay the foundations for a long and prosperous life. Any education spending plan without Dream Act funding is a no vote. An increase in the minimum wage is long overdue. But a minimum wage increase not indexed to the rate of inflation is an arbitrary number. The fight for a fair, livable wage is far from over. I voted no.

March 27, 2013
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Legislative Update

I spoke with Cypress Hills Local Development Corp. Homeownership Director, Lisa Maldonado for this week's Legislative Update.

March 22, 2013
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UJO of Williamsburg Passover Preparations

Senator Dilan pitched in over the weekend to help Rabbi David Niederman and the United Jewish Organizations of Williamsburg distribute food in preparation for Passover next week.

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March 18, 2013
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Tri-State Transportation Campaign | Wednesday Winners (& Losers)

Winners

NY State Senators Daniel Squadron and Martin Dilan rallied with G train riders in Williamsburg last month. Their efforts resulted in an MTA decision to conduct a full review of the G train.

Read more at Tri-State Transportation Campaign.

February 27, 2013
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S. 392 Sponsored by Senator Dilan is on Today's Active List

S. 392, sponsored by Senator Dilan is on today's active list. The bill allows for county and local highway departments to rent road machinery to other municipalities, school districts and local college and universities, thereby reducing costs to taxpayers.Senate session is scheduled for 3 p.m. today. Watch it live at livestream.com/NYSENATE.

February 27, 2013
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'Guns for Greatness,' which would offer Beyonce tickets to those turning in firearms, gets endorsement of Brooklyn DA Charles Hynes and TV host Nick Cannon

State Sen. Martin Dilan (D-Brooklyn), who has sponsored past gun-buyback programs, said Williams’ proposal “is definitely a good idea.”Read more at New York Daily News.

February 27, 2013
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Property, School Tax Credit Assistance

On Saturday, Feb 23, Senator Martin Malave Dilan's office will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., to assist district seniors who wish to file IT-214 and NYC-210 tax credit forms.

IT-214 is a real property tax credit for homeowners and renters. You must have an income under $18,000, a home with a market value of $85,000 or less or a rent of $450 or less. You can even get this tax credit retroactively for the last three years.

February 14, 2013
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Knickerbocker Ave M Station Reopen, Rehabilitation Complete

Senator Dilan recently joined MTA New York City Transit President Thomas Prendergast to formally unveil the newly refurbished Knickerbocker Avenue M Line Station on Myrtle Avenue. The station was closed from August 18, 2012 to February 8, 2013 for rehabilitation.

The Knickerbocker Avenue M Station rehabilitation is one of a handful of upgrades the MTA has completed, and one of many slated for completion this year. These are necessary upgrades and I commend the MTA and Interim President Thomas Prendergast for recognizing a need and delivering for the riders of the M Line. I look forward to working with stakeholders and the MTA as more of these service restorations and upgrades are completed. 

February 11, 2013
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Lawmakers: G Train Riders Deserve Better Service

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Two New York State senators called on the Metropolitan Transportation Authority Sunday to undertake a review of G train service in Brooklyn and Queens.Sens. Daniel Squadron (D-Manhattan) and Martin Malavé Dilan (D-Brooklyn) said Sunday that despite the booming growth of the neighborhoods in Brooklyn and southwest Queens along the G train line, frequency and rider communication have failed to keep up.

More from CBS New York...

From El Diario...Demandan mejoras en servicio del tren G

January 28, 2013
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Martin Luther King Jr.

"Today, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, let us remember that much of Dr. King's message of peace, equality and justice for, and among every American, is a mark we continue to strive for.

"Whether we seek to remedy racial, social or economic inequalities, Martin Luther King reminded us that 'all life is interrelated, and all men are interdependent,' and that only together, working for one another, will we truly have justice and equality for all."

January 21, 2013
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New York City School Bus Strike Underway, DOE Provides Information Online for Students and Parents

In a recently mailed letter to parents regarding school bus driver strikes, the NYC Department of Education has provided a list of online resources for students and parents.

Information regarding, affected routes, MetroCards, reimbursements, and online curriculum for students who may miss classes, has been made available.

January 16, 2013
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Senator Dilan Announces Passage of Common Sense Gun Laws

Senator Martin Malavé Dilan (D-Brooklyn) today announced that the New York State Senate has passed the most comprehensive gun control legislation in the country. The NY Safe Act was passed with unanimous support from the Democratic Conference and included multiple pieces of legislation previously sponsored by Democratic Senators.

“Following the recent tragedies in Webster, New York and Newtown, Connecticut, New Yorkers made it clear that the time to enact common-sense gun measures had come. With the passage of this comprehensive legislative package, New York is now the national standard in the continued fight to protect the public from the scourge of gun violence,” said Senator Dilan.

January 15, 2013
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Senator Dilan | Re: Governor Cuomo's 2013 State of the State Address

“Governor Cuomo has put forth an exciting, challenging and progressive agenda for 2013.

"Whether it is an additional $1 billion (14,000 units) in new affordable housing, increasing the State’s minimum wage, pay equity for women and a reproductive health act, to campaign finance and common-sense gun measures that address both illegal, and high-capacity weapons, Governor Cuomo’s message was inspiring.  

"I look forward to working with him to ensure that our shared goals become a reality in my home district of North Brooklyn and throughout New York State."

January 9, 2013
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Senator Dilan Sworn in to Office

Senator Dilan was sworn in to his 6th term as the New York State Senator representing Brooklyn’s 18th Senatorial District, by Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman.

 

January 9, 2013
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Senator Dilan Sworn into Office, 2013 State of the State Address

Senator Dilan will be sworn in to his 6th term today. Governor Andrew Cuomo delivers the 2013 State of the State Address at 1:30 today. Watch it live at NYGetInvolved.com.

January 9, 2013
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MTA Bus Service Restorations, Enhancements to Begin Sunday

As part of the MTA’s $17.8 million in service improvements announced over the summer, the MTA will begin implementing several restorations and improvements this Sunday, January 6.

Some of the restorations include:

B24 weekend service from Greenpoint to Williamsburg Bridge Plaza via Sunnyside;

B39 service from Williamsburg Bridge Plaza to Lower East Side Delancey/Allen Streets via Williamsburg Bridge;

B48 service south of Atlantic Avenue to Prospect Park station via Franklin Ave/Classon Avenue;

Q24 service west of Broadway Junction to Bushwick Avenue via Broadway.

January 3, 2013
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Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins Elected Senate Democratic Leader

"I commend and congratulate State Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins who tonight was elected as the Senate Democratic Conference Leader; our conference's first African American Women Leader.

December 17, 2012
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