Legislation permits optometrists to certify vision related disabilities
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed into law a bill authored by State Senator Martin Malave Dilan (D-Bushwick). The legislation, S.1340A, permits licensed optometrists to certify a vision related disability for the purposes of receiving a handicap license plate from the Department of Motor Vehicles.
Senator Martin Malavé Dilan (D-Bushwick) today praised the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s plan to restore transit services to North Brooklyn that were cut as part of the MTA’s 2009-2010 cost saving actions.“The North Brooklyn communities of Greenpoint and Williamsburg lost some vital transit services as part of the 2010 reductions. Today, not only are some of these services returning, but are being expanded to meet growing demand. I commend MTA Chairman Lhota for making a little go a long way and responding to the needs of our growing Brooklyn communities,” said Senator Dilan, ranker Senate Transportation Committee.
Chandra S. Morgan is a New York City Council Legislative Clerk and life-long community activist.
Born in Leonora, Guyana, Ms. Morgan immigrated to the United States in 1995 and began working at the Guyana Mission to the United Nations. Putting her travel and tourism experience to work, Ms. Morgan left the Mission in 1999 to become an International Institute of Travel Director where she remained until 2007.
Ms. Morgan’s career in the public sector began soon after in the accounting unit of the New York City Department of Environmental Protection. She soon branched out into community activism and campaigns throughout New York City.
“I’m disappointed New York’s request to suspend the expansion of the Secure Communities program was ignored. This program threatens any hope of developing new inroads among law enforcement and our immigrant communities of New York. Furthermore, any progress toward a working relationship between the two will surely suffer once this program is implemented.”
Session begins at 3 p.m. today. My bill, S. 1345 is expected to be voted on. The measure protects foster children from being placed in a home which has previously been found to be unsuitable for providing care.
Brooklyn, NY—After weeks of input from the Bushwick community and Senator Martin Malavé Dilan (D-Bushwick), the Panel for Educational Policy has indicated it will vote tonight in favor of keeping Bushwick Community High School (BCHS) open.Last year, the school was slated for closure after a New York City Department of Education assessment indicated the school was failing. However, Senator Dilan and many in the community took issue with the assessment and chided education officials for applying a performance rating that did not take into account BCHS’ status as a transfer school.
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 17th 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 2012 Earth Day Poster Contest from my District is:
Looking for a meaningful way to serve your community?State Senator Martin Malavé Dilan is seeking talented and passionate full, and part-time interns to work in his Brooklyn District Office. Interns can expect to combine their academic interests with real-world application in the following areas: legislation and policy; community programs; communications; special events; immigration; economic development; health; education; and housing.
The New York State Surety Bond Assistance Program provides critical credit, training and technical assistance support to qualified New York small businesses or Minority Women-owned Business Enterprises (MWBEs) to help them secure surety bonds for State contracting. Who is Eligible
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.
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.
Sen. Martin Malavé Dilan, ranker on the Senate Transportation Committee, stands in support of TWU Local 100 who are seeking a fair contract for transit workers as part of ongoing negotiations with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.