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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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Senator Dilan Stands with TWU Local 100

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.

 

 

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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Leandra's Legacy

Senator Dilan is presented an award by the Lewis Henry Morgan Institute for his work with Lenny Rosado on the passage of Leandra's Law. The law strengthens penalties on those convicted of driving while intoxicated with child passengers.The law is named after 11-year-old Leandra Rosado, Lenny's daughter, who tragically died in 2009 when the car she was riding in crashed. The driver was intoxicated.

January 25, 2012
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Leandra's Legacy

Senator Dilan is presented an award by the Lewis Henry Morgan Institute for his work with Lenny Rosado on the passage of Leandra's Law in 2009. The law strengthens penalties on those convicted of driving while intoxicated with child passengers.The law is named after 11-year-old Leandra Rosado, Lenny's daughter, who tragically died in 2009 when the car she was riding in crashed. The driver was intoxicated.

January 24, 2012
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Legislative Task Force on Demographic Research and Reapportionment

@Senator Dilan is the Democratic Minority Member sitting on LATFOR. He has been fighting to keep the process open, fair and free of partisan gerrymandering. Keep up to date with the Task Force and the Senator’s latest efforts.

 

January 24, 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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Vigil To Be Held For Girl Who Inspired Tough Drunk Driving Law

NY1 -- A memorial vigil will take place Tuesday for Leandra Rosado, the 11-year-old girl whose death in a drunk driving crash in Manhattan inspired a tough state law.

Tuesday is the second anniversary of the crash on the West Side Highway that killed Leandra.

Shortly after her death, former Governor David Paterson signed Leandra's Law, making it a felony to drive under the influence with a child younger than 15 in the car.

Since the law went into effect, there have been 1,550 arrests in the state, including 150 in the city.

October 11, 2011
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2011 Women of Distinction | Barbara Medina

Barbara Median of Williamsburg was named this year's Woman of Distinction by Senator Dilan.

Read her bio here.

June 1, 2011
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Brooklyn Firefighters Honored for Their Actions During Bushwick Fire

Brooklyn Firefighters were recently honored at this week 83rd PCT Community Council meeting for their heroics in saving Bushwick residents during a Bleecker Street fire last month.

March 22, 2011
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What are you thankful for this year?

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.

October 9, 2014
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