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Hurricane Sandy Emergency Preparedness

Hurricane Sandy is expected to make landfall this evening, with high winds continuing through the night. While New York City has already made preperations for the high winds and storm surges the hurricane will produce, families and individuals should also make preperations, keep informed and stay safe.Sandy's heavy rains and extremely high winds pose very serious risks throughout Kings County. The potential for flooding, deadly storm surges, widespread power outages, and downed power lines is very real.The New York State Division of Homeland Security is reccomending that everyone should move to, and remain in a place of safety. Ensure all windows and doors are secure, stay away from windows throughout the duration of the storm. 

October 29, 2012
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154 Guns Off Our Streets, 11 Individuals Indicted for the Sale of Illegal Firearms

Congratulations and thanks to Kings County DA Charles Hynes and NYPD Commissioner Raymond Kelly on yesterday’s indictment of 11 individuals for the sale of 154 illegal guns. Six of the guns were used to commit crimes in New York City, including two shootings in Brooklyn.

The result of this year-long investigation shows how extensive the illegal gun enterprise is and the damage it has on our communities. I commend DA Hynes, Commissioner Kelly and the NYPD officers involved for a job well done.

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October 19, 2012
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Second Annual Parents as Partners Week, Oct 15-20

The city Department of Education will be hosting a “Planning for Success Workshop: Supporting Transitions through High School to College and Career,” as part of the 2nd annual Parents as Partners Week, being held from October 15 to October 20, 2012.

The workshops are designed to inform parents about higher academic standards and ways parents can get involved in their child’s education, to ensure all students graduate ready for college and careers.

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Parents as Partners Week English Flyer

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Parents as Partners Week Spanish Flyer

October 10, 2012
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Brownsville Community Justice Center Seeking Program Coordinator

The Brownsville Community Justice Center is seeking a Program Coordinator to run the Brownsville Anti-Violence Project (BAVP), a new initiative geared towards reducing violence in the Brownsville community.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to, developing and maintaining relationships with local service providers and program partners, including law enforcement, faith leaders, and community stakeholders, in order to identify and access resources for individuals at high risk of being gun violence victims or perpetrators.

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Brownsville Community Justice Center Program Coordinator Job Description

October 9, 2012
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October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Senator Dilan stresses the importance of early detection

Senator Martin Malavé Dilan (D-Brooklyn) is urging women to take advantage of free breast cancer support and referral services available throughout New York City this October during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

According to the state Department of Health, one in eight women will develop breast cancer.

September 28, 2012
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Finding and Applying for Federal Grants | Free Training Workshop for Faith-based and Community Organizations

The Region II Federal Partners Council and Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships Subcommittee are hosting a free training workshop for faith-based and community organizations on finding and applying for federal grants on Tuesday, August 28, 2012, from 9 am to 1 pm. at Mt.

August 14, 2012
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Senator Dilan Praises Proposed Transit Service Restorations as Part of MTA $29 Million Investment

Senator Martin Malavé Dilan (D-Bushwick) today praised the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s plan to restore transit services to North Brooklyn that were cut as part of the MTA’s 2009-2010 cost saving actions.“The North Brooklyn communities of Greenpoint and Williamsburg lost some vital transit services as part of the 2010 reductions. Today, not only are some of these services returning, but are being expanded to meet growing demand. I commend MTA Chairman Lhota for making a little go a long way and responding to the needs of our growing Brooklyn communities,” said Senator Dilan, ranker Senate Transportation Committee.

July 20, 2012
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Chandra S. Morgan

Chandra S. Morgan is a New York City Council Legislative Clerk and life-long community activist.

Born in Leonora, Guyana, Ms. Morgan immigrated to the United States in 1995 and began working at the Guyana Mission to the United Nations. Putting her travel and tourism experience to work, Ms. Morgan left the Mission in 1999 to become an International Institute of Travel Director where she remained until 2007.

Ms. Morgan’s career in the public sector began soon after in the accounting unit of the New York City Department of Environmental Protection. She soon branched out into community activism and campaigns throughout New York City.

May 15, 2012
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Statement from Senator Dilan, Re: Implementation of Secure Communities program

“I’m disappointed New York’s request to suspend the expansion of the Secure Communities program was ignored. This program threatens any hope of developing new inroads among law enforcement and our immigrant communities of New York. Furthermore, any progress toward a working relationship between the two will surely suffer once this program is implemented.”

May 14, 2012
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Senator Dilan Legislation in Queue for Today, Session at 3

Session begins at 3 p.m. today. My bill, S. 1345 is expected to be voted on. The measure protects foster children from being placed in a home which has previously been found to be unsuitable for providing care.

 

 

 

May 8, 2012
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Legislative Update with Senator Dilan

Senator Dilan is joined by Assemblyman Rafael L. Espinal, Jr.

May 3, 2012
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Earth Day 2012 Poster Contest Winner

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 17th 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 2012 Earth Day Poster Contest from my District is:

Kayleen Mariani

Grade: 3

April 1, 2012
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Associated General Contractors Undergraduate and Graduate Scholarship Opportunities

The Associated General Contractors of New York State is now accepting applications for their undergraduate, graduate and diesel technology scholarship program. The deadline to submit applications is May 15, 2012.

AGC is offering two $1,500 annual scholarships for students studying Diesel Technology.

March 22, 2012
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Full/Part Time Internships Positions Available

Looking for a meaningful way to serve your community?State Senator Martin Malavé Dilan is seeking talented and passionate full, and part-time interns to work in his Brooklyn District Office. Interns can expect to combine their academic interests with real-world application in the following areas: legislation and policy; community programs; communications; special events; immigration; economic development; health; education; and housing.

March 12, 2012
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Bonding for state contracts available for small business, Minority Women-owned Business Enterprises

The New York State Surety Bond Assistance Program provides critical credit, training and technical assistance support to qualified New York small businesses or Minority Women-owned Business Enterprises (MWBEs) to help them secure surety bonds for State contracting.  Who is Eligible

March 2, 2012
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Avoid the top 10 resume mistakes

NY Daily News story on resume guidelines, common mistakes and how you can avoid them.

By Peter Vogt, Monster.com contributing writer.

February 7, 2012
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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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