“Unfortunately in recent years, HIV has taken a back seat to super-infections, food-born illness and other health issues, but this dreaded disease is far from being under control. In fact, Hispanic and African-American teenage women are among the highest HIV-infected populations in New York City’s five boroughs,” Sen. Espada said.
BREAKING NEWSEspada Announces State Funding for Two Projects in the Bronx for Construction of $29.3 Million of New Affordable Rental Housing for Senior, Low-Income Families
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FRIDAY, AUGUST 27, 2010State Senate Majority Leader Pedro Espada, Jr. today announced that the New York State Division of Housing & Community Renewal (DHCR) has awarded $4.6 million in state funds for the construction of 101 new affordable rental housing units targeted for very-low-to-low-income families and senior citizens for two projects in the Bronx. The state funds will leverage additional federal, city and private resources for total project costs of $29.3 million.
Tuesday, August 3rd is America’s Night Out Against Crime
In an effort to increase public awareness and encourage participation in local anticrime efforts, Senate Majority Leader Pedro Espada, Jr. notes that Tuesday, August 3rd (between 7 and 10 PM) is National Night Out — “America’s Night Out Against Crime.”
Last year, according to the organization's website, involved citizens, law enforcement agencies, civic groups, businesses, neighborhood organizations and local officials from over 15,000 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities and military bases worldwide held events.
National Night Out (NNO), a year-long community building campaign, is designed to:
Joint Statement from State Senate Majority Leader Pedro Espada, Jr. and Reverend Diego Delgado, Pastor of the Church of the Mediator - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - "For the safety of the congregation and community residents who signed up to ask questions about job creation and economic development, affordable housing and rent relief for tenants, education, senior services and a number of other issues important to poor and working families in the 33rd district, we are postponing the town hall meeting that had been scheduled for 6 p.m. today at the Church of the Mediator.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WEDNESDAY, JUNE 30, 2010
When State Senate Majority Leader Pedro Espada, Jr. visited senior centers in his 33rd district in May during pre-Mother’s Day festivities, he presented the seniors with a momentous gift and this reassuring message: “Your centers will not be closed.”
Press Contact: Steve Mangione (mobile) 914-403-4072 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 8:30 P.M. SUNDAY, JUNE 13, 2010 State Senate Majority Leader Pedro Espada, Jr. said he fully expects the Senate to pass the extender bill delivered on Monday by the Governor. Espada said he would support the extender as long as it does not contain any surprises.
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ALBANY JUNE 8, 2010—State Senate Majority Leader Pedro Espada, Jr. today said that the dramatic reform he led in the New York State Senate one year ago was not born out of rebellion, but rather the need to empower all 62 senators and the fastest-growing ethnic population in the state. He also said that the events of June 8, 2009 were fully done within the rules of the New York State Senate.
Espada Says Legislation Protecting Domestic Workers Was Long Overdue; After Senate Passes Bill, He Uses Opportunity to Renew Call for Long Overdue Legislative Protections for Another Work Force – Farm Workers
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"This makes government more efficient by lifting unrealistic, burdensome regulations from school districts and providing schools with the flexibility to utilize resources more effectively for the benefit of children," said State Senate Majority Leader Pedro Espada, Jr., a former teacher in the New York City public school system.
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ALBANY–State Senate Majority Leader Pedro Espada, Jr. today said that wage increases for state judges should not be held political hostage to whether lawmakers receive a pay raise.
Sen. Espada said he agreed with today’s 5-1 Court of Appeals ruling that chastises the Governor and state legislature for violating the Constitution by linking judicial salary to other non-related issues.