Martin Malavé Dilan's Blog entries

Avoid the top 10 resume mistakes

NY Daily News story on resume guidelines, common mistakes and how you can avoid them.

By Peter Vogt, Monster.com contributing writer.

February 7, 2012
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GREENCYCLE SWAPS: Bring Some! Take Some!

Town Square Inc. will be hosting a GREENCYCLE SWAP on Saturday, February 11th, from 1 to 4 pm at New Beginnings (199 Nth 5th St., between Driggs Avenue and Roebling Street). Reduce, reuse, and recycle gently used & working men’s, women’s, & children’s clothes, shoes, toys and books. Electronics no longer accepted.

February 6, 2012
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Job Opportunities

New York Life Insurance is seeking candidates for the position of Sales Representatives who speak Spanish or Portuguese and understand the Hispanic/Latino community to help us expand business in the New York area.

For more information email Senior Market Manager Yai Vargas-Moreno or (212) 261-0256.

February 3, 2012
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NYPD Officer Kevin Brennan Expected To Recover

NYPD Officer Kevin Brennan remains in critical condition, but doctors say he’s expected to make a full recovery. Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers.

February 1, 2012
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January 26, 2012
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Joint Budget Hearing on Transportation

The New York State Legislature Joint Budget Hearing on Transportation is underway.

January 26, 2012
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LATFOR Announces Second Round Hearings Schedule

The New York State Legislative Task Force on Demographic Research and Reapportionment (LATFOR) announces the second round of statewide hearings on intital maps.

January 26, 2012
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New Redistricting Maps Expected This Week

LATFOR, and Senate Republicans, are expected to release new redistricting maps this week. Here's a recap of the last action LATFOR took on January 10.

January 25, 2012
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S. 1362, Extending Max Length of Service Vehicles Passes Senate

S. 1362 passed the Senate today (61 – 1), extending the maximum length of specialized maintenance vehicles to 45 feet so that they can operate without penalty in New York.

January 23, 2012
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2012-13 Kindergarten Admissions

Kindergarten Admissions for the 2012-13 school year ends March 2nd, 2012.

New students can register at their zoned school. Please note that families must submit an application for kindergarten admission even if they are applying for their zoned school.

If you do not know your zoned school, please call 311. If no zoned school is listed for your home address, please visit your local Borough Enrollment Office.

 Brooklyn Borough Enrollment Offices:

January 23, 2012
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Summer Public Health Scholars Program

Ten week summer program for underrepresented minority students to increase interest and knowledge of public health and biomedical science careers.Summer 2012May 28—August 3Application deadline is February 14, 2012

Eligible Participants include:

File: 
Summer Public Health Scholars Program Flyer.pdf

January 20, 2012
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New York City Lifeguard Qualifying Tests

A great opportunity and one of the best jobs in New York City.

Parks' beaches are open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day, and pools are open from late June through Labor Day. NYC Park's Lifeguards work 48 hours each week and first-year lifeguards will earn a minimum of $13.57 an hour, for a weekly salary of over $650.00.

January 4, 2012
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Senator Dilan Urges LATFOR to Publicize Data, Dates and Meetings to Bolster Public Participation in Upcoming Map Drawing Process

Senator Martin Malavé Dilan, member of the Legislative Task Force on Demographic Research and Reapportionment (LATFOR), sent a letter to his LATFOR colleagues asking that they make public all criteria necessary for the public to actively engage in the drawing of New York’s Assembly, Congressional and Senate legislative districts.

Upon the conclusion of the pre-initial plan public hearings on October 5, LATFOR will actively begin the process of redistricting state and congressional legislative districts. It is of the utmost importance that public map proposals are submitted and considered during this time.

File: 
Letter to LATFOR members urging easier public access to redistricting data

September 27, 2011
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S.1340 Allowing Optometrists to Issue Handicap Tags, Passes Senate

Yesterday S.1340 passed the Senate unanimously. The bill allows optometrists to issue certificates of disability for visually disabled persons so they may obtain handicap vehicle registrations, plates and permits.

June 23, 2011
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S.1362 (Dilan) Up for a Vote Today

Senator Dilan' bill, S.1362, that extends the maximum length of single vehicles to forty-five feet, is up for a vote in today's legislative session. Six days of session left in this year's legislative calendar. Watch them at livestream.com/NYSENATE.

June 13, 2011
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Senate and Assembly Democrats to Hold Interactive Redistricting Reform Forum

Real-time, social media conversation to engage public regarding Governor Cuomo’s independent redistricting legislation. 

12:30 PM Tuesday, June 7th, Hearing Room B in the LOB

Watch the forum live online

June 7, 2011
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Two Senator Dilan Bills Pass Senate

The Senate today passed two of Senator Dilan’s bills: S. 1316 that closes a loophole in vehicle and traffic law defining highway markings as those that shall not be crossed at any time, even if that driver were accessing their driveway; and S.1348 that addresses the issue of funding to localities for the implementation of interlock devices installed as a condition of sentencing under Leandra’s Law by utilizing county STOP-DWI programs and existing funding mechanism.

June 6, 2011
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Statement | Re: Suspension of Secure Communities Program in New York

“Governor Cuomo’s suspension of the federal Secure Communities program in New York State is welcomed news. This program was a misallocation of resources that did nothing more than needlessly threaten the rights of Brooklyn’s immigrant communities.

"Any program that fails to bring enforcement and immigrant communities to the table to work together only compounds the problems they both face.” 

June 2, 2011
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Tips for Fuel Savings and Reduced Emissions This Holiday Weekend, Summer

New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) Commissioner Joan McDonald and  the I-95 Corridor Coalition recently announced the Eco-Driving program.

The program offers drivers seven easy actions they can take to reduce their fuel cost by up to $80 for a 700 mile round-trip. Tips include:

May 27, 2011
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