Today Senator Martin Malavé Dilan, Senate colleagues and fellow Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic, and Asian Legislative Caucus members passed a resolution proclaiming June 2015 as Gun Violence Awareness Month in the State of New York.
Sponsored by Senator Hassell-Thompson and Conference Leader Stewart-Cousins, the goal of resolution J. 2568 is to shine light on the need to pass important gun safety legislation and to utilize various community resources to combat the epidemic of gun violence.
Almost daily our friends and neighbors face harassment from unscrupulous landlords; some going as far as deliberately making homes unsafe and unlivable. As sponsor of legislation creating a felony offense for the sabotaging of regulated apartments, and a proud supporter of the Tenant Protection Unit, Senator Dilan joined Allied Communities Against Buy-Outs (ACABO) in Maria Hernandez Park to rally in support of laws that strengthen tenant protections.
Nancy Marte is currently a Staff Sergeant in the United States Army Reserves, with numerous commendations. She has lived in Cypress Hills for 20 years, where she is an active member of the community.
Ms. Marte is committed to her Brooklyn community and to New York State, as demonstrated by her 13 years of selfless and dedicated service to the American Red Cross–Disaster Response Team. She has been recognized for her leadership skills, and has developed staff and volunteers to develop and utilize their full potential.
Mabel Muniz-Sarduy is Superintendent of New York City School District 28, diligently serving the Department of Education for the past 27 years. As District 28 Superintendent, Ms. Muniz-Sarduy supervises 35 schools in the areas of Forest Hills, Rego Park, Jamaica and Richmond Hill in Queens. On a daily basis, she assists principals, supervisors, teachers, students and families in providing a challenging and rewarding educational experience for all District 28 students.
If you have a good idea for improving Greenpoint’s environment, the Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund (GCEF) is offering a great opportunity to turn that idea into reality. Attend an upcoming workshop to learn about GCEF grants and network with Greenpointers with similar interests.
Upcoming workshops are scheduled for May 14 and May 21, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Both events will be held at the Dupont Street Senior Center. 80 Dupont St., Greenpoint 11222.
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 2015 Earth Day Poster Contest from my District is: Bertha Avila4th GradePS 86 School
Senator Dilan spoke to Transit Workers Union Local 100 members during their annual lobby day yesterday. As budget negotiations continue in Albany, Senator Dilan stressed the importance of committing to the city’s transit infrastructure this year.
As it stands, proposed capital funding leaves the MTA $15 billion short of its needs to complete planned improvements and expansion. Ridership continues to increase throughout the city, with an estimated 8.7 million riders per week. Commuters, especially in Senate District 18, have reported overcrowded platforms with long delays and frequent break downs.
Inducts Three Women into Historic Women of Distinction Exhibit
In celebration of Women’s History Month, Senator Dilan and Senate colleagues inducted three women into its annual Women of Distinction exhibit.
This year’s exhibit, which opens March 9 in the Legislative Office Building, includes: the first African-American woman elected to the New York State Legislature Bessie A. Buchanan (1902-1980) of Manhattan; physician and professor Virginia Apgar (1909-1974) of Harlem; and lawyer and suffrage activist Kate Stoneman (1841-1925) of Lakewood and the Albany area.
Thank you for your wonderful contribution to the Thanksgiving Day Creative Celebration. We received outstanding poems, essays, and artwork that exemplify the creativity of New York State’s young people.
To celebrate Thanksgiving Day this year, Senator Dilan is sponsoring a Thanksgiving Day Creative Celebration for children in grades K – 6. The theme of the Thanksgiving Day celebration is: “What are you thankful for?”
Participating schools can submit their students original poem, one-page essay, or artwork expressing what they are thankful for electronically, preferably in jpeg or pdf format, here.
All submissions will be published online, and students will receive a certificate acknowledging their participation.
Please submit your essay, poetry or art work for inclusion in the Thanksgiving Day Showcase by November 24, 2014.
Support for granting localities the ability to establish speed limits as low as 20 mph has grown well beyond the five boroughs. On the same day Senator Dilan joined Families for Safe Streets to urge support for the City of New York to establish its own limits, the Senate convened to take up a number of bills before the house, including a bill to allow the Town of Riverhead, Suffolk County, to set its own speed limits.
El Senador Dilan, el grupo Alternativas de Transporte y la Junta Comunitaria del distrito 4 están organizando un “ Taller para la seguridad de las calles de la Comunidad " para solicitar sugerencias e ideas para la implementación de la iniciativa de seguridad de tráfico de toda la ciudad Visión Cero en Bushwick.
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 2014 Earth Day Poster Contest from my District is:
State Senator Dilan will join Senator Squadron, US Rep. Maloney, Assemblyman Lentol, Councilmember Levin, Borough President Adams and CB1 for a community town hall on the summer shutdown of the G Train on Thursday, April 3, 6 p.m. On July 26, through September 1, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority will suspend G Train service between Long Island City and Nassau Avenue to make Superstorm Sandy-related repairs. Although, the MTA will provide full shuttle service for G riders, Senator Dilan, local elected and rider advocates want to provide the community a forum to discuss additional measures that may be taken to accommodate riders.
Senator Dilan joined nearly 50, 8th graders from Middle School 577 were in Albany to join other students, parents and teachers to call for a $1.9 billion increase in school aid as part of the upcoming Executive Budget. The Alliance for Quality Education (AQENY), Senator Dilan and more than 80 legislators mirrored the request in a letter to the Governor, citing sweeping education cuts over the last five years and the growing inequity between rich and poor school district throughout the state.