Shirley L. Huntley's Press releases

Tenants Free Meeting Space

News From New York State

Senator Shirley L. Huntley

For Immediate Release: May 6, 2011

Contact: Bryant G. Gaspard| gaspard@nysenate.gov | (518) 455-3531

Senate Passes Bill Giving Tenants Free Meeting Space in Public Housing

Standing up for the rights of tenants to organize, the New York State Senate has voted to eliminate the financial burden to tenants who want to conduct meetings in public housing, announced New York State Senator Shirley L. Huntley (D-Jamaica).

May 6, 2011
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STAR Rebate Extension

News From New York StateSenator Shirley L. HuntleyFor Immediate Release: May 4, 2011Contact: Bryant G. Gaspard| gaspard@nysenate.gov | (518) 455-3531

Senator Shirley L. Huntley Announces Passage of Legislation to Extend Application Deadline for STAR Program Participants

May 4, 2011
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Funeral Procession

News From New York StateSenator Shirley L. HuntleyFor Immediate Release: May 4, 2011Contact: Antonio Rodriguez | arodrigu@nysenate.gov | (518) 455-3531

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Funeral Procession

May 3, 2011
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Senate Republicans’ Plan to Toll East River Bridges

News From New York StateSenator Shirley L. HuntleyFor Immediate Release: April 27, 2011Contact: Antonio Rodriguez | arodrigu@nysenate.gov | (518) 455-3531

Statement from Senator Shirley L. Huntley onSenate Republicans’ Plan to Toll East River Bridges

April 27, 2011
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4/23/2011: Home Rescue Fair

News From New York StateSenator Shirley L. HuntleyFor Immediate Release: April 28, 2011Contact: Antonio Rodriguez | arodrigu@nysenate.gov | (518) 455-3531

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Getting The Facts About Foreclosure

(D-Jamaica) On Tuesday, April 19th at Mt. Zion Baptist Church and Saturday, April 23rd at York College.  Senator Shirley L. Huntley, Councilman Ruben Wills, and Councilman Leroy Comrie, Jr., in cooperation with the Connect Queens Campaign and many other sponsors held meetings and workshops discussing and helping educate residents about foreclosure prevention and preserving homeownership.

April 23, 2011
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Condo Tax Abatement Disclosure

News From New York StateSenator Shirley L. HuntleyFor Immediate Release: April 18, 2011Contact: Bryant G. Gaspard | gaspard@nysenate.gov | (518) 455-3531

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Senator Shirley L. Huntley Enhances Protections for Condo Owners, Extends Transparency in Tax Abatement Process

April 18, 2011
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Foreclosure Prevention Aid

News From New York StateSenator Shirley L. HuntleyFor Immediate Release: April 15, 2011Contact: Antonio Rodriguez | arodrigu@nysenate.gov | (518) 455-3531

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Foreclosure Prevention Aid is Vetoed

April 15, 2011
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Domestic Violence

News From New York StateSenator Shirley L. HuntleyFor Immediate Release: April 14, 2011Contact: Antonio Rodriguez | arodrigu@nysenate.gov | (518) 455-3531

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Senate passes legislation to protect privacy of domestic violence survivors Senator Shirley L. Huntley (D-Jamaica) announced passage of legislation (S. 1031B) that will enhance domestic violence survivors’ safety by requiring insurers to provide them with alternative contact information which protects their privacy and ensures correspondence is received at a safe location free from the fear of attack.

April 14, 2011
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Alcohol Flavored Drinks Targeted for Minors

News From New York StateSenator Shirley L. HuntleyFor Immediate Release: April 12, 2011

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Alcohol Flavored Drinks Targeted for Minors

(D-Jamaica) On April 12, 2011 Senator Shirley L. Huntley, Ranking Minority Member on the Committee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse participated in a hearing to explore high alcohol flavored malt beverages that are being proliferated and marketed towards minors.

April 12, 2011
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Resignation of Cathie Black as NYC Schools Chancellor

News From New York StateSenator Shirley L. Huntley

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Resignation of Cathie Black as NYC School Chancellor

(D-Jamaica, NY) April 7, 2011, Senator Shirley L. Huntley has always been a strong advocate for education. As former president of the School Board District 28 and current Co-Chair of the Senate Committee on New York City School Governance, Senator Huntley has the experience and vast knowledge of the needs for our schools and students to be successful.

April 7, 2011
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Autism Awareness Month

News From New York StateSenator Shirley L. HuntleyFor Immediate Release: April 6, 2011Contact: Antonio Rodriguez | arodrigu@nysenate.gov | (518) 455-3531

APRIL IS AUTISM AWARENESS MONTHSenator Shirley L. Huntley supports Autism Advocacy

Senator Shirley L. Huntley (D-Jamaica) recognizes April as Autism Awareness Month and encourages New Yorkers to learn more about autism and its effects on children and their families, as well as what can be done to help the cause.

April 6, 2011
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Preventing Sexual Abuse

News From New York StateSenator Shirley L. HuntleyFor Immediate Release: April 5, 2011Contact:  Bryant G. Gaspard | gaspard@nysenate.gov | (518) 455-3531

Senate Bills Strengthen Protections for Youth and Other Vulnerable New Yorkers from Sexual Predators

Working to protect victims of sexual abuse, the New York State Senate passed a package of bills aimed at improving public safety, creating harsher penalties for perpetrators of sexual abuse and strengthening adherence to penal laws, Senator Shirley L. Huntley (D-Jamaica) announced today.

April 5, 2011
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Abbagail's Law

News From New York StateSenator Shirley L. HuntleyFor Immediate Release: April 4, 2011Contact:  Antonio Rodriguez | arodrigu@nysenate.gov | (518) 455-3531

Senate Aims to Strengthen Passenger/Highway Safety, Passes “Abbagail’s Law”

Bill Strengthens Penalties Against Intoxicated Supervising Drivers

April 4, 2011
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Veterans Legislative Package

News From New York StateSenator Shirley L. HuntleyFor Immediate Release: March 25, 2011Contact:  Antonio Rodriguez | arodrigu@nysenate.gov | (518) 455-3531

Senator Shirley L. Huntley Announces Legislative Package forNYS Veterans Passes Senate

Protection of privacy for families from funeral protests among measures

March 25, 2011
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World AIDS Day

News From New York StateSenator Shirley L. HuntleyFor Immediate Release: December 1, 2010Contact: Antonio Rodriguez | arodrigu@nysenate.gov | (518) 455-3531

SENATOR SHIRLEY L. HUNTLEY ON WORLD AIDS DAY, LEARN ABOUT HIV/AIDS AND GET TESTED

December 1, 2010
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Healthy Heart Project

News From New York StateSenator Shirley L. HuntleyFor Immediate Release: November 10, 2010

Contact: Antonio Rodriguez | arodrigu@nysenate.gov | (518) 455-3531

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Rochdale Village To Be The First Site Of A Wellness Center As Part Of The Healthy Heart Project  Senator Shirley L. Huntley And Dr. Robert Evans Spearhead The Fight Against Heart Disease In African American Women

(D-Jamaica), Senator Shirley L. Huntley’s office announced today a new community wellness initiative aimed at empowering African American women to combat heart disease. Called The Healthy Heart Project at Rochdale Village, this collaborative community effort is being coordinated by Senator Huntley and Dr. Robert Evans, with assistance of the newly founded Community Wellness Centers of America, LLC, that is basing its wellness outreach on a new testing device for heart disease called Multifunction Cardiogram or “MCG”, a risk-free test with 90-95% accuracy rates in diagnosing ischemic heart disease.

November 10, 2010
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Cultivating Community-Based Financial Literacy at Baisley Park Houses

News From New York State

Senator Shirley L. Huntley

For Immediate Release: November 5, 2010

Contact: Antonio Rodriguez | arodrigu@nysenate.gov | (518) 455-3531

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Cultivating Community-Based Financial Literacy at Baisley Park Houses

Senator Shirley L. Huntley (D-Jamaica) announced today that she is holding a residents meeting to introduce Financial Independence Today (FIT).

November 5, 2010
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CBS Signature Bill signed By the Governor

For Immediate Release: October 4, 2010 Contacts: Antonio Rodriguez (Huntley) | (518) 455-3531 Jane Carey (Lancman) | (718) 820-0241

Huntley/Lancman “Hospital Closure Planning Act” Signed Into Law Bill Requires State To Address Impact Of Hospital Closings On Communities

October 18, 2010
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CBS Signature Bill signed By the Governor

For Immediate Release: October 4, 2010 Contacts: Antonio Rodriguez (Huntley) | (518) 455-3531 Jane Carey (Lancman) | (718) 820-0241

Huntley/Lancman “Hospital Closure Planning Act” Signed Into Law Bill Requires State To Address Impact Of Hospital Closings On Communities

Governor Paterson has signed the “Hospital Closure Planning Act” ( A.10748A/S.7483A ) into law.  The Act was sponsored by Assemblyman Rory Lancman (D-Queens) and Senator Shirley L. Huntley (D-Jamaica) and was the product of yearlong negotiations with the Governor’s office.

October 4, 2010
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Joint Bidding Bill

News From New York StateSenator Shirley L. HuntleyFor Immediate Release: September 10, 2010Media Contact: Lisa King /(404) 587-4496 /lisaking530@gmail.com

Senator Huntley: Joint Bidding Bill Signed Into Law

Legislation would make construction more efficient with time, funds

(Jamaica, NY) Senator Shirley L. Huntley (D-Jamaica) celebrated the signing of her legislation (S. 6844) that would allow joint bidding on construction contracts. The new law authorizes New York City to include in a contract for public works relating to the Third Water Tunnel in Manhattan any work deemed necessary to accommodate energy, telecommunications and other private facilities or structures not owned by New York City which are within or adjacent to the construction area of the project.

September 10, 2010
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