You should know that with the legislative session concluding this month, Governor Cuomo and legislators can still accomplish much before we go home and campaign.
Among the positive things we can do in our remaining time in Albany is to pass into law the Education Investment Tax Credit bill to help thousands more families obtain private scholarships to attend pre-k through 12 schools, including private and parochial schools.
You should know that in the June 4, 2014 edition of the New York Post, there is an article written by James Covert titled "City Council members rip Walmart’s charity of ‘dangerous dollars.'" The article states: "More than half the members of the City Council have fired off a letter to Walmart demanding that it stop making millions in charitable contributions to local groups here."
Senator Rubén Díaz Announces the Celebration of the Abrazo Boricua Banquet in New York
The Abrazo Boricua Banquet in New York will take place this coming Thursday, June 5, 2014 from 7 PM to 12 AM at the Eastwood Manor Restaurant located at 3371 Eastchester Road on the corner of Boston Road in Bronx, New York.
The Banquet will be dedicated to the Honorable Santos Seda “Papichy” the Mayor of Guanica, Puerto Rico; Ms. Aida Rosario Director of Communication Univision 41; and Mr. Hector Ramos Reporter and Senior Citizens’ Advocate.
You should know that with the endorsement of the Working Families Party to the re-election efforts of New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo, the hopes and aspirations of our Democratic State Senate Conference of becoming the majority and ultimately take control of the Senate have gone all the way up to the sky.
You should also know that back in my college days at Lehman College in the Bronx, I used to have a philosophy teacher that used to tell us “Oh my dear children, that blue sky that is not blue and it is not a sky.”
Senator Rubén Díaz’s Bill to Protect South Bronx Homeowners Passes the New York State Senate
Albany, NY – Today, legislation sponsored by New York State Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz (Bronx County), passed the New York State Senate by a vote of 56-3.
The bill, S.6364, would prohibit crime that is committed in correctional facilities from being included in the crime statistics for the local police precincts and local police departments. It would also prohibit insurers from increasing their car and property insurance rates as a result of crimes committed in prisons.
Worst Are Those who Have Eyes That Work and Cannot See
You should know that election time is right around the corner, and soon enough, you will find volunteers knocking on your doors to collect signatures, and asking for your cooperation to help their candidates qualify to appear on the ballot.
You should know that it is both ironic and frustrating to hear about the negative reception many volunteers experience while knocking on the doors to collect signatures from registered voters.
The Dirty Tricks Some Landlords are Playing to Feed on the Pain and Suffering of Our Community
You should know that there are many landlords who are forcing people out of their homes so they can make more money by using those apartments as cluster-site housing for homeless families, and my Senatorial District has become a hot spot for this scam. These landlords are playing very dirty tricks, and this is ruining many people's lives and making our neighborhoods unstable.
You should know that since the New York State Democratic Convention has come to an end, the expectations and aspirations of New York's minority community are gone with the wind.
You should know that even though Hispanics have become a great voting bloc in New York State, no Hispanic has ever held a statewide office. You should also know that there is no diversity in New York State's 2014 all-white state-wide Democratic ticket. The candidates are: Andrew Cuomo, Kathleen Hochul, Eric Schneiderman, and Tom DiNapoli.
You should know that for the past few years, the so-called "War on Women" expression has been used whenever possible as the vanguard of the liberal cause. You should also know that the New York Times - the most liberal newspaper in the United States - holds itself as the champion of women and uses this phrase to attack Conservatives in particular, whenever possible.
Cedric V. Smith joined the United States Army in November, 1986. He proudly served in active duty until 1989 and then in the United States Army Reserves from 1990 until 1995. His rank at the time of his Honorable Discharge was E4/ Communications Specialist, and he is the recipient of a Good Conduct Medal. Currently, Mr. Smith is employed at the Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation in Brooklyn, New York. He works in the Social Services Department as the Resource Coordinator in Veterans Services for the Single Stop Veterans Initiative Program, which services veterans and their families.
You should know that there are some groups of people who go around claiming that there is a war on women, wasting no opportunity to accuse certain people and organizations of being participants in this so-called war on women. Those groups are always demonstrating, picketing, holding press conferences, and doing all kinds of things to call media attention to promote their claim that there is a war on women - and that they are organized to protect and defend women at all cost.