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Senator Johnson Honors 2008 Distinguished Bay Shore- Brightwaters Citizen

 State Senator Owen H. Johnson (4th Senate District, Babylon), Chairman of the Finance Committee, along with the Bay Shore Chamber of Commerce, posthumously  honored Kenneth Turrisi as the 2008 Distinguished Bay Shore-Brightwaters Citizen at Captain Bill’s restaurant in Bay Shore.   The award recognizes individuals of outstanding character who made notable contributions to their society and inspired others through their model citizenship.

June 9, 2008
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Senator Johnson Honors Ronald Radford With Senate Proclamation

 State Senator Owen H. Johnson (4th Senate District, Babylon), recently presented a New York State Senate Proclamation to Ronald R. Radford of North Babylon at a Special Celebration held at the Amityville Club in recognition of his contribution to safe boating on Long Island and his many years of dedicated service to the Captree Power Squadron where he is Outgoing Commander.

May 22, 2008
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Sen. Johnson Honored At Grand Opening Of Breast Cancer Help’s New Offices

State Senator Owen H. Johnson recently attended the grand opening of Breast Cancer HELP Inc.’s newly renovated offices located at the Long Island Cancer Help and Wellness Center at 1555 Sunrise Highway in Bay Shore.  Senator Johnson was among those honored by Breast Cancer HELP at the event for his longstanding support of Breast Cancer HELP and his steadfast support in the fight against breast cancer. At the grand opening, Breast Cancer HELP dedicated their program room in Senator Johnson’s honor.

May 22, 2008
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May 1, 2008
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Senator Johnson Greets Local NAACP Members In Albany

State Senator Owen H. Johnson (4th Senate District, Babylon), Chairman of the Finance Committee, recently greeted local members of the National Association For the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) who were in Albany  for the New York State NAACP’s 65th Annual Mobilization.The representatives, who are members of the NAACP’s Central Long Island Branch, were in Albany to discuss their Civil Rights Agenda, which focuses on myriad issues related to education, transportation, economic development, job development, housing, voter reform, the justice system and health care.

April 17, 2008
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Senator Johnson Honors Chief Cromarty

 State Senator Owen H. Johnson (4th Senate District, Babylon), Chairman of the Finance Committee, recently honored retired Chief Woodrow Cromarty II for his 32 years of distinguished service to the Amityville Police Department.Chief Cromarty joined the Amityville Police Department as a police officer in 1975 and rose through the ranks of Detective, Sergeant and Lieutenant before being named Chief in 1996.

April 1, 2008
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Senator Johnson Supports Federation Of Organizations

State Capitol, Albany, New York, April 1, 2008 -- State Senator Owen H. Johnson (4th Senate District, Babylon), Chairman of the Finance Committee, was on hand for the Federation of Organizations 27th Annual Community Mental Health Awards Luncheon which was held earlier this month at the Huntington Hilton.

The Federation of OrganizationS is a multi-service, community-based social welfare agency operating programs that utilize peer support within a self-help model.

April 1, 2008
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Senator Johnson Recognized At Annual ALS Ride For Life

State Senator Owen H. Johnson (4th Senate District, Babylon), Chairman of the Finance Committee, was recognized for his support in the fight to cure Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, at the 2008 ALS Ride For Life from Montauk to Manhattan.  Senator Johnson caught up with this year’s riders when they stopped in Tanner Park in Copiague.  The Senator is pictured accepting a certificate from Events Coordinator Mike Dinowitz.

March 27, 2008
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Senator Johnson Greets Suffolk County Student Musicians

State Senator Owen H. Johnson (4th Senate District, Babylon), Chairman of the Finance Committee, is pictured greeting the student musicians from throughout Suffolk County who are members of the elite All-County Instrumental and Vocal Jazz Ensembles. The students traveled to Albany to perform in conjunction with Music in Our Schools Month which is held annually during the month of March. Throughout the month, talented student performers from all across the state travel to Albany to perform for legislators and discuss pertinent issues relating to music education.

March 24, 2008
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Senator Johnson Joins In LI Education And Taxpayer Rally

State Senator Owen H. Johnson joined more than 1,500 concerned residents and taxpayers from all across Long Island in opposition to Governor Spitzer’s proposed cuts to Long Island school districts at an Education and Taxpayer Rally held last Saturday in Farmingdale. Taxpayers, educators, students, and business and labor leaders partnered with Johnson and the entire Long Island Senate Majority Delegation to call upon Governor Spitzer to restore the funding he cut to Long Island schools in his proposed education budget.

March 5, 2008
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Senator Johnson Visits Children's Centers New Home In Bay Shore

State Senator Owen H. Johnson (4th Senate District, Babylon), Chairman of the Finance Committee, recently met with officials of the Adults and Children With Learning and Developmental Disabilities, Inc.’s (ACLD) Kramer Learning Center at the grounds of their soon-to-be new facility on Greenwood Road in Bay Shore. The new facility -- "The Children’s Center for Learning and Recreation at Bay Shore" will be located on the grounds of the former Mark Country Day School property.

January 24, 2008
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Senator Johnson Pledges To Help Outreach Center For The Poor Devastated By Fire

State Senator Owen H. Johnson (4th Senate District, Babylon), Chairman of the Finance Committee, recently paid a visit to Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Roman Catholic Church in Wyandanch to offer his support and assess the damage that was caused to church property by an accidental fire on December 30th. The Senator is pictured with Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Church Pastor, the Reverend Bill Brisotti and Noelle Campbell. the Executive Director of the Gerald J. Ryan Outreach Center in front of one of the trailers that was destroyed by the fire.

January 8, 2008
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Senator Johnson Receives American Patriot Award

State Senator Owen H. Johnson (4th Senate District, Babylon), Chairman of the Finance Committee, was recently presented with the American Patriot Award by the American Legion Post #365 in Bay Shore. The plaque that the Legionnaires presented to Senator Johnson thanked the Senator for his many years of service as a New York State Senator, U.S. Marine and Outstanding Citizen.

December 20, 2007
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Senator Johnson Commends Friends Of Edgewood Preserve For Long Island Avenue "Adopt A Spot"

State Senator Owen H. Johnson (4th Senate District, Babylon), Chairman of the Finance Committee, was recently on hand to commend and congratulate the Friends of the Edgewood Preserve for adopting a one-half mile stretch of Long Island Avenue (north side, along the Edgewood Preserve perimeter). The group adopted the spot in an attempt to reduce litter and help to beautify the stretch of road.

November 15, 2007
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Senator Johnson Helps Break Ground At Advanced Research And Technology Center

State Senator Owen H. Johnson (4th Senate District, Babylon), Chairman of the Finance Committee, joined with Stony Brook University President Dr. Shirley Strum Kenny; National Grid Executive Director and Deputy Chairman Robert Catell; Senators John Flanagan and Kenneth Lavalle and others, in breaking ground at the new Advanced Energy Research and Technology Center at Stony Brook University. The new Center was made possible in part through a state grant for $35 million that was secured by Senator Johnson and the Long Island Senate delegation.

October 24, 2007
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Senator Johnson Secures Grant For Suffolk County Coalition Against Domestic Violence

State Senator Owen H. Johnson (4th Senate District, Babylon), Chairman of the Finance Committee, recently paid a visit to the offices of the Suffolk County Coalition Against Domestic Violence (SCCADV) where he had the opportunity to meet with Executive Director Joanne Sanders and Staff Attorney Adam Small and discuss the legal services programs that the Coalition provides to victims of domestic violence. Senator Johnson was able to secure a state grant of $20,000 to support the coalition’s legal services programs.

October 24, 2007
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Senator Johnson On Hand For Opening Of Anthony Casamento Exhibit

State Senator Owen H. Johnson (4th Senate District, Babylon) was recently on hand for the Anthony Casamento Medal of Honor Exhibit Opening at the West Islip Public Library. The exhibit features Corporal Casamento’s Medal of Honor and other related memorabilia thanks to the generosity of his daughter, Mary Casamento of California. Ms. Casamento and other members of her family traveled to West Islip to be at the ceremony commemorating the opening of the exhibit.

October 24, 2007
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Senator Johnson Recognizes Island Drafting & Technical Institute

State Senator Owen H. Johnson (4th Senate District, Babylon), Chairman of the Finance Committee, was recently joined by Assemblyman Robert Sweeney and Senator Charles Fuschillo in presenting a New York State Legislative Resolution to the Island Drafting and Technical Institute in Amityville. The Institute, which is one of the oldest career colleges on Long Island, recently celebrated 50 years of service to the community.

September 20, 2007
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Senator Johnson Welcomes TII Network Technologies To Edgewood

State Senator Owen H. Johnson (4th Senate District, Babylon), Chairman of the Finance Committee, recently joined officials from TII Network Technologies and other elected officials in cutting the ribbon at the company’s new 25,000 square-foot headquarters at the Heartland Center in Edgewood near the Deer Park Train Station. TII is a leader in developing and manufacturing advanced network technology solutions for the telecommunications industry.

September 20, 2007
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Senator Johnson Supports Babylon Breast Cancer Coalition

State Senator Owen H. Johnson (4th Senate District, Babylon), Chairman of the Finance Committee, recently paid a visit to the offices of the Babylon Breast Cancer Coalition (BBCC) where he had the chance to view the new displays that the Coalition unveiled to help promote their services. Senator Johnson this year secured $50,000 in funding for the BBCC’s patient services and educational programs, as well as their community outreach efforts. Part of this funding was used to purchase these displays.

September 14, 2007
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