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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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41 Members of Bushwick Gang off Our Streets

Thanks to the continued diligence of the NYPD and King’s County District Attorney Charles Hynes, 41 members of the TBO gang are facing lengthy jail sentences stemming from a two-year spree of crimes in Bushwick and neighboring communities.

December 13, 2012
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2011 NHTSA Analysis Shows Traffic Fatalities Down Nearly Two Percent

The U.S. Department of Transportation National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released a new analysis indicating that highway deaths fell to 32,367 in 2011, marking the lowest level since 1949 and a 1.9 percent decrease from the previous year.

The updated 2011 data show the downward trend in recent years represent a 26 percent decline in traffic fatalities overall since 2005.

Unfortunately, the same report cited an 8.7 percent increase in cyclist deaths and pedestrian deaths increasing by 3 percent.

December 11, 2012
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FEMA Disaster Assistance Deadline Extended

The registration deadline for FEMA assistance for residents living in one of the thirteen disaster-declared counties affected by Hurricane Sandy has been extended to January 28, 2013.

Federal disaster assistance for individuals and families can include money for rental assistance, essential home repairs, personal property losses and other serious disaster-related needs not covered by insurance. Residents in the counties of Bronx, Kings, Nassau, New York, Richmond, Rockland, Westchester, Suffolk, Queens, Orange, Putnam, Sullivan and Ulster, are eligible.

December 11, 2012
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Brooklyn Gun Buy Back

(en espanol)

Senator Martin Malavé Dilan is partnering with King's County District Attorney Charles J. Hynes, Assemblymember Rafael Espinal, Councilmember Erik Martin Dilan, and NYPD Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly, to host a Cash For Guns, no questions asked, gun buyback program in Brooklyn, Saturday December 15.

Turn in a weapon and receive a $200 Bank Card for a operable handgun, and a $20 bank card for operable rifles and shotguns.

From 10:00 a.m. to 4 p.m., you can drop off weapons at:

St. Peter’s Lutheran Church

105 Highland Place

Brooklyn, NY 11208

December 4, 2012
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Federal Grants to Fund More Than 300 Jobs to Aid Hurricane Sandy Recovery Efforts

Governor Cuomo has announced that New York State has received $27.7 million in federal Disaster National Emergency Grant (NEG) funds.

The grant will be used to hire workers to help clean up communities affected by Hurricane Sandy in Bronx, Kings, Nassau, New York, Orange, Putnam, Queens, Richmond, Rockland, Suffolk, Sullivan, Ulster and Westchester counties.

Workers who lost their jobs as a direct result of Hurricane Sandy or workers who were unemployed prior to the storm are eligible to apply for temporary positions. The New York State Department of Labor will work with local officials to recruit and hire workers.

November 30, 2012
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Newtown Creek Alliance Turns Ten

Tonight (Wednesday, Nov. 28) Newtown Creek Alliance is celebrating its 10th Anniversary.

The Newtown Creek Alliance has actively fought to help decrease pollution in the creek, and restore and revitalize the historic water body.

I commend their hard work and look forward to continue working with them as we look to reclaim the creek from more than a century of industrial negligence.

November 28, 2012
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I.S. 171 School Band Saved!

Cypress Hills LDC reports that the after school band program at I.S. 171 is saved and will be restarting in early December!

Thank you to those who helped "Save the Band."

November 19, 2012
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Fundraiser To Aid Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts in Brooklyn

Roberta's at 261 Moore St., is hosting a Pizza Party fundraiser tonight (November 16), 7 to 10 p.m., to help aid Hurricane Sandy relief efforts in the Rockaways.

November 16, 2012
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Forum/Town Hall: Greenpoint Transportation and Traffic Safety Town Hall

Senator Martin Malave Dilan, Senate Transportation Committee ranker will join Councilmember Stephen Levin, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, New York State Senator Daniel Squadron, Assemblymember Joe Lentol, the NYC Department of Transportation and the 94th Police Precinct to co-host a Greenpoint Transportation and Traffic Safety Town Hall on Monday, November 19.

Topics to be discussed include:

November 19, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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NYCHA To Offer Rent Relief Due to Hurricane Sandy Service Interruptions

NYCHA will begin instituting rent adjustments to residents in developments severely impacted by Hurricane Sandy.

Rent credits will be issued for any days of the month in which residents were without essential services (electric, elevators, heat or water) as a result of Hurricane Sandy storm damage.Rent credits will be included in the January 2013 rent bill. NYCHA asks that residents continue to pay their normal rents until the credits are reflected on their rent bill. NYCHA residents will receive additional information in their December rent bill.

November 13, 2012
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L and G Train Service

MTA Service Update

Limited train service has resumed from the Court Square Station to the Church Avenue Station.

trains operate between Broadway Junction Station and Rockaway Parkway Station, making all local stops.

November 8, 2012
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Federal and City Home, Renters and Business Loans Available to Aid Sandy Recovery

Free Temporary Warehouse Space Also Available

Small Business Administration

The federal Small Business Administration is offering loans of up to $2 million in disaster areas. They are available to businesses of any size. Interest rates on the 30-year terms are typically 4 percent for businesses and 3 percent for nonprofits. Apply online at DisasterLoan.SBA.gov or download a application form at SBA.gov.

November 1, 2012
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Volunteer Opportunities in Wake of Sandy

After spending yesterday touring the district it appears our neighborhoods in Northern Brooklyn were spared the worst of Sandy's devastation. My thoughts are with those who were not as fortunate. Thank you to our first responders who braved Monday’s storm, and continue to help those in need throughout the city.If you would like to help your fellow New Yorkers, email nycservice@cityhall.nyc.gov with your name, email address and borough. There will be ways to volunteer today and over the next week as opportunities arise.

October 31, 2012
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Senator Dilan Urges Residents to Remain Inside, Off Roads as Emergency Crews Continue Clean Up

As Emergency Responders and utility crews make their way through our communities it is imperative that  people stay inside and off the roads. Unneccesary travel can put you at risk and create major obstacles for emergency services vehicles to get to those in immediate need.Use 911 in an emergency where life/safety is threatened.  311 Online and calling 311 should be used in all other circumstances.

October 30, 2012
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