Remarks from Senator Shirley L. Huntley, Chair (Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities)
Attendees: Diana Jones-Ritter, OMRDD Commissioner, Karen Carpenter-Palumbo, OASAS Commissioner (Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services) and Michael Hogan, Office of Mental Health Commissioner
Senator Shirley Huntley (D - Queens) and P.S. 48Q school officials will be joined by community leaders and educators as they officially unveil the plans for the highly anticipated construction of P.S./I.S. 48Q with a ground breaking ceremony. The new building is a part of the 368-block Downtown Jamaica Rezoning Plan. Local elected officials were successful in ensuring the school was included in the plan to address the growing student population in the area.
Program sends free personalized postcards to troops
State Senator Shirley Huntely (D-Queens) is getting out the word on "Let's Say Thanks," a program that gives citizens the opportunity to send a printed postcard to U.S. military personnel stationed around the world, free of charge.
Queens—State Senator Shirley Huntley (D-Queens) today said “a lot of great work was accomplished in the final days of this legislative session, but there is more to do.” The lawmaker pointed out that brownfields clean-up legislation, a bill to crack down on predatory lenders and help families facing foreclosure stay in their home, and “green” job growth initiatives all passed in the final days. Two bills sponsored by Senator Huntley also passed:
When we talk about affordable housing in New York City, we are talking about doing two things: expanding the number of affordable housing units to meet our city's pressing need, as well as preserving existing units as affordable.