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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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Local 100 Transit Workers Union in Albany

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.

March 25, 2015
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New York State Senate honors the achievements of New York State women

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.

File: 
2015 WOD-Boards-Inducteees.pdf

March 5, 2015
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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

A tribute to the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., live from the Empire State Plaza Convention Center http://www.nyking.org/.

January 19, 2015
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New York City Municipal ID

Senator Dilan was proud to offer his support of Mayor Bill de Blasio and Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito’s launch of New York City’s Municipal Identification program, IDNYC.

January 12, 2015
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THANKSGIVING ESSAYS AND CONTRIBUTIONS

Dear Participant,

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.

December 2, 2014
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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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Should the Washington Redskins Change Their Mascot?

Yes

100% (2 votes)

No

0% (0 votes)

Total votes: 2

June 19, 2014
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Senator Dilan's Remark on Local Control of Speed Limits

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.

May 21, 2014
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!“Visión Zero” para Bushwick!

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.

File: 
Imprimir_Visión Zero para Bushwick

May 12, 2014
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EARTH DAY 2014 POSTER CONTEST: DISTRICT 18

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:

Mercedes ReyesGrade 6I.S. 349

April 17, 2014
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