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Legislative Update

I spoke with Cypress Hills Local Development Corp. Homeownership Director, Lisa Maldonado for this week's Legislative Update.

March 22, 2013
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UJO of Williamsburg Passover Preparations

Senator Dilan pitched in over the weekend to help Rabbi David Niederman and the United Jewish Organizations of Williamsburg distribute food in preparation for Passover next week.

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March 18, 2013
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Tri-State Transportation Campaign | Wednesday Winners (& Losers)

Winners

NY State Senators Daniel Squadron and Martin Dilan rallied with G train riders in Williamsburg last month. Their efforts resulted in an MTA decision to conduct a full review of the G train.

Read more at Tri-State Transportation Campaign.

February 27, 2013
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S. 392 Sponsored by Senator Dilan is on Today's Active List

S. 392, sponsored by Senator Dilan is on today's active list. The bill allows for county and local highway departments to rent road machinery to other municipalities, school districts and local college and universities, thereby reducing costs to taxpayers.Senate session is scheduled for 3 p.m. today. Watch it live at livestream.com/NYSENATE.

February 27, 2013
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'Guns for Greatness,' which would offer Beyonce tickets to those turning in firearms, gets endorsement of Brooklyn DA Charles Hynes and TV host Nick Cannon

State Sen. Martin Dilan (D-Brooklyn), who has sponsored past gun-buyback programs, said Williams’ proposal “is definitely a good idea.”Read more at New York Daily News.

February 27, 2013
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Property, School Tax Credit Assistance

On Saturday, Feb 23, Senator Martin Malave Dilan's office will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., to assist district seniors who wish to file IT-214 and NYC-210 tax credit forms.

IT-214 is a real property tax credit for homeowners and renters. You must have an income under $18,000, a home with a market value of $85,000 or less or a rent of $450 or less. You can even get this tax credit retroactively for the last three years.

February 14, 2013
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Knickerbocker Ave M Station Reopen, Rehabilitation Complete

Senator Dilan recently joined MTA New York City Transit President Thomas Prendergast to formally unveil the newly refurbished Knickerbocker Avenue M Line Station on Myrtle Avenue. The station was closed from August 18, 2012 to February 8, 2013 for rehabilitation.

The Knickerbocker Avenue M Station rehabilitation is one of a handful of upgrades the MTA has completed, and one of many slated for completion this year. These are necessary upgrades and I commend the MTA and Interim President Thomas Prendergast for recognizing a need and delivering for the riders of the M Line. I look forward to working with stakeholders and the MTA as more of these service restorations and upgrades are completed. 

February 11, 2013
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Lawmakers: G Train Riders Deserve Better Service

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Two New York State senators called on the Metropolitan Transportation Authority Sunday to undertake a review of G train service in Brooklyn and Queens.Sens. Daniel Squadron (D-Manhattan) and Martin Malavé Dilan (D-Brooklyn) said Sunday that despite the booming growth of the neighborhoods in Brooklyn and southwest Queens along the G train line, frequency and rider communication have failed to keep up.

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From El Diario...Demandan mejoras en servicio del tren G

January 28, 2013
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Martin Luther King Jr.

"Today, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, let us remember that much of Dr. King's message of peace, equality and justice for, and among every American, is a mark we continue to strive for.

"Whether we seek to remedy racial, social or economic inequalities, Martin Luther King reminded us that 'all life is interrelated, and all men are interdependent,' and that only together, working for one another, will we truly have justice and equality for all."

January 21, 2013
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New York City School Bus Strike Underway, DOE Provides Information Online for Students and Parents

In a recently mailed letter to parents regarding school bus driver strikes, the NYC Department of Education has provided a list of online resources for students and parents.

Information regarding, affected routes, MetroCards, reimbursements, and online curriculum for students who may miss classes, has been made available.

January 16, 2013
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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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