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New York State Approves $2.27 Million to Build and Rehab 181 Affordable Housing Units

It is important for state government, even during difficult economic times, to fund capital projects such as these because they provide the impetus for economic recovery. This funding is a meaningful investment in the state economy because it will revitalize communities, address affordable housing needs, create good-paying jobs for local residents, and stimulate business for local contracting companies.

April 8, 2010
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Senator Espada Urges New Yorkers to Stand up for Children During National Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, a time to raise awareness about child abuse and encourage communities to take a stand for the safety and well-being of our children and underscore our commitment to preventing and responding appropriately to incidences of child abuse.

April 1, 2010
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March 26, 2010
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Espada Talks East River Tolls, Budget

NY Senate Majority Leader On Good Day NY

Updated: Friday, 26 Mar 2010, 11:42 AM EDTPublished : Friday, 26 Mar 2010, 11:42 AM EDT

MYFOXNY.COM - New York State Senate Majority Leader Pedro Espada Jr. wants to see a $2 toll for drivers to cross the East River bridges.

The idea isn't a new one for Espada who proposed the tolls last year.

Espada tells Good Day NY's Rosanna Scotto that he wants to use the money to save free, student  Metro Cards.

March 26, 2010
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Press Conference: Count Me In! Senator Espada Encourages All to Turn in Census Forms

With Census Day (April 1) less than one week away, State Senate Majority Leader Pedro Espada, Jr. and a crowd of Bronx clergy, community and business leaders and residents – including families, children and senior citizens – take Census 2010 to the streets, holding a press conference and chanting “Count Me In!” as they mail their Census questionnaires at the Post Office, then fan out into the neighborhood to distribute flyers and explain to borough residents the importance of participating in this year’s Census count.

March 27, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Senator Espada Supports Tremont Senior Center's Good Work

Senate Majority Leader Pedro Espada, Jr.  demonstrates his support for the good work of Tremont Senior Center with a $60,000.00 check presentation on Friday, March 19, 2010.Tremont Senior Center is located at 2070 Clinton Avenue, Bronx.

March 23, 2010
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Hispanic Senators Meet with Governor Paterson

The L WordBy Ken LovettDaily News

March 23, 2010
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Espada Throws It in Reverse:

Advocates for East River Bridge Toll, But Only to Save Free Student Metro Card, Other MTA Services from Budget Ax

Press Contact: Steve Mangione (cellular) 914-403-4072

March 21, 2010
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Committee Meeting: Housing, Construction, and Community Development Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Housing, Construction, and Community Development Senator Pedro Espada, Jr., Chair 12 Noon, Monday, March 22, 2010 Room 123 CAP

PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A SUPPLEMENTAL AGENDA. SENATE BILL 5881 HAS BEEN REMOVED FROM THE AGENDA.

March 22, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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SENATOR ESPADA ON MANDATE RELIEF PACKAGE PASSED IN THE SENATE

Press Contact: Steve Mangione cellular 914-403-4072

"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.

March 15, 2010
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Senator Espada on Lt. Gov. Ravitch's 5-Year Budget Plan

Press Contact: Steve Mangione (cellular) 914-403-4072

Reaction by New York State Senate Majority Leader Pedro Espada, Jr. to Lt. Gov. Richard Ravitch’s 5-Year Budget Plan

March 10, 2010
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Forum/Town Hall: The State Budget and You - A Virtual Town Hall with Senator Espada

Thank you to everyone who participated in our first ever Virtual Town Hall, and to all those who watched us live on Bronxnet.

For those who may have missed it or would like to review it again, the full program is posted here. Once again, thank you. Be looking for the next Virtual Town Hall next month.

 

March 21, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Committee Meeting: Housing, Construction, and Community Development Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Housing, Construction, and Community Development Senator Pedro Espada, Jr., Chair 12 Noon, Monday, March 1, 2010 Room 123 CAP

March 1, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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Dominican Leaders Awards Ceremony

NYS Senate Majority Leader Pedro Espada, Jr.

invites you to join him in the

Dominican Leaders Appreciation Ceremony

honoring our Dominican community leaders.

Refreshments Will Be Served

"Dios, Patria, Libertad"

(God, Fatherland, Liberty)

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO RSVP PLEASE CALL MS. TORRES 718.652.4329

March 5, 6:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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SENATE MAJORITY BOLSTERS SUPPORT FOR NEW YORK CITY PUBLIC HOUSING

Passage of legislation makes NYCHA eligible to receive millions in federal funding.

February 24, 2010
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Espada: Time to Stop Holding Judicial Pay Raise Political Hostage

Press Contact: Steve Mangione (cellular) 914-403-4072

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.

February 23, 2010
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Espada, Community Organization Launch Anti-Obesity Campaign

Press Contact: Steve Mangione 914-403-4072 (mobile)"Throughout New York City, and more so in the Bronx, record numbers of children are being diagnosed with obesity and related chronic illnesses..."

February 19, 2010
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February 17, 2010
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