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PRESS ADVISORY Thurs., May 21 'How-To' Federal Stimulus Fund Expo for Bronx, Small, Minority and Women-Owned Businesses

from…State Sen. Pedro Espada, Jr. (D-Bronx)Vice President, Senate Office of Urban Planning & Policy DevelopmentPress Contact:Steve Mangione718-518-1600 (office)914-403-4072 (mobile)

May 19, 2009
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May 18, 12:00 PM - 12:15 PM
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Espada Surprises Tenants: Unexpected Drop-In, Unexpected Announcement on Vacancy Decontrol

State Sen. Pedro Espada, Jr. (D-Bronx), today won favor, and a standing ovation, with the Working Families Party, ACORN and several other tenant advocacy groups when he unexpectedly dropped in on their Albany press conference-rally and announced that major legislative initiatives that protect Mitchell Lama, New York City Housing Authority and rent regulated tenants -- including proposed legislation that would repeal vacancy decontrol -- will be acted on before the current legislative session is over.

May 12, 2009
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Public Hearing: Senate Committee on Education Public Hearing

Subject:  Governance of the New York City School District

May 21, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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FEDERAL STIMULUS PACKAGE FOR SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS

Certified Minorities and Women Business Owners Forum 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Free Continental Breakfast to be served at 9:00 a.m.

Contact Darlene Leder by May 18th 518-455-3395

May 21, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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Senator Espada with Dorthea Hopfer School of nursing students

Senator Espada with Dorthea Hopfer School of nursing students

April 21, 2009
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Senator with Students from Lehman College

Senator with Students from Lehman College

April 5, 2009
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Senator Speaking at the Supportive Housing Network press conference

Senator Speaking at the Supportive Housing Network press conference

April 5, 2009
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The Late Ralph Mercado Will Be Honored by Sen. Espada

The late music impresario Ralph Mercado, whose worldwide introduction of the popular New York music known as “salsa” single handedly transformed the Latin music industry, and who launched the careers of powerhouses Tito Puente, Celia Cruz, Marc Anthony, La India, Ray Barretto, Eddie Palmieri and many others, will be honored posthumously at a Tribute and Memoriam Breakfast where his wife, Mrs. Cynthia Mercado, will be presented with a New York State Senate Proclamation by Sen. Pedro Espada, Jr. (D-Bronx).

April 2, 2009
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NYS Affordable Housing Corporation Approves $1.975 Million in Grants to Create and Renovate 82 Affordable Housing Units in New York State

NEW YORK—Thursday, April 2, 2009—The board of the New York State Affordable Housing Corporation (AHC) today approved $1.975 million in grants to create and renovate 82 affordable housing units in New York State.

"These grants will help create and rehabilitate much needed affordable housing for working families both upstate and downstate," said Governor David A. Paterson. "These actions demonstrate that we are committed to making New York State a better place to live and work despite the difficult economic climate."

April 1, 2009
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Senate Budget Contains Sweeping Statewide Jobs Initiative

Senator Pedro Espada Jr. (D-Bronx) and Senate Majority Leader Malcolm A. Smith (D-Queens), announced a Senate Majority-led sweeping jobs initiative designed to create nearly 123,518 new jobs statewide as part of this year's state budget. The initiative includes the state's first large-scale employment program in decades, targeting low-income residents. The initiative also uses federal stimulus money to create new infrastructure and "green" jobs, and puts more police officers on neighborhood streets.

March 31, 2009
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No Blank Check for MTA

When it comes to the MTA, the more things change, the more they remain the same.

March 30, 2009
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When it Comes to Affordable Housing, Policy Should Come Before Politics

Growing up in the Mott Haven section of the Bronx at a time when so-called rent protections contributed in no small part to the blight that made the borough the poster child for urban decay, is why I am advocating a measured, conscientious and deliberative approach to the rent law debate in Albany.

March 30, 2009
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