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1/29/2009: Joint Budget Hearing on Mental Health

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

 

January 29, 2009
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1/27/2009: NYAPRS 11th Annual Legislative Day

Senator Huntley takes questions and addresses the crowd at the New York Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services (NYAPRS) Annual Legislative Day held at The Hart Auditorium, The Egg (ESP)

Legislative Agendas:

1. Making Timothy's Law Permanent

2. Ending The Discrimination Against Parents with Psychiatric Disabilities

3. Promoting Community Integration for New Yorker with Disabilities

Featured Speakers:

January 27, 2009
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1/24/2009: Senator Huntley speaking at St. John's Hospital Rally

Senator Shirley L. Huntley (D-Jamaica) joins the rally to stop against the closing of Mary Immaculate Hospital

January 24, 2009
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1/22/2009: Senator Shirley L. Huntley Appointed Chair of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities

Senator Shirley L. Huntley Appointed to Chair of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Committee

Position first in several decades for Democrats in the State Senate

(D#10, Jamaica) Following this week’s historical victory in the State Senator, Shirley L. Huntley has been tapped to lead the State Senate’s Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Committee.

January 22, 2009
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1/07/2009: Senator Shirley L. Huntley's induction ceremony

Shirley L. Huntley (D-Jamaica) being sworn into her 2nd term as New York State Senator representing the 10th District by Chief Justice Judith Kaye

January 7, 2009
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State Senator Shirley Huntley Will Join Local School Officials To Unveil Plans To Expand Local School

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.   

December 19, 2008
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Senator Shirley Huntley Encourages New Yorkers To “Say Thanks” To Soldiers Overseas

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.

December 17, 2008
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11/25/2008 Operation Give Back

Senator Huntley donated turkeys to CCS Montessori Daycare

November 25, 2008
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11/22/2008: Senator Huntley joins local school administrators in ground breaking ceremony

P.S./I.S. 48Q is set to receive a $56 million new building, which will include three additional grades and double capacity due to the efforts of local officials

Senator Shirley L. Huntley (D-Jamaica) today joined administrators from P.S. 48Q, local elected officials, parents, and community residents to break ground in the 18-month construction project.

November 22, 2008
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10/28/2008: Senator Huntley and Principal Patricia Mitchell of PS/IS 48Q

State Senator Shirley L. Huntley and Principal Patricia Mitchell of PS/48-Q.

October 28, 2008
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10/19/2008: Celebrating Birthdays

Senator Huntley celebrating Mildred Collins 90th birthday and William Smber, Sr. 89th birthday

October 19, 2008
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10/16/2008: Principal For A Day

Senator Shirley L. Huntley (D-Jamaica) addresses the students at P.S. 196 as the Honorary Principal For A Day

October 16, 2008
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10/16/2008: Principal for a Day @ PS 196

10-16-08 Principal for a Day @ PS 196

October 16, 2008
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Senator Huntley: Ovarian Cancer Symptoms Often Difficult To Pinpoint

September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

 

September 26, 2008
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9/15/2008: 2nd Annual Senior Appreciation Week

September 15th - 19th, 2008 Senator Huntley celebrates Senior Appreciation Week

September 15, 2008
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Op-ed: A Victory In The Fight To Preserve Affordable Housing

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. 

June 27, 2008
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Senator Huntley Praises Major End-of-Session Victories; Says “There Is More To Do”

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:

June 27, 2008
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May 24, 2008
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5/21/2008: Paid Family Leave Act

Senator Huntley @ the Paid Family Leave Act Press Conference

May 21, 2008
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