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3/18/2011: Rally To Save Our Senior Citizens Centers

News From New York State

Senator Shirley L. Huntley

For Immediate Release: March 11, 2011

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

**Press Advisory**

Rally to Save Our Senior Centers

March 18, 2011
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March 15, 2011
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3/14/2011: Public Hearing on Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs

Agenda: To understand the needs of New York State veterans as well as gauge the quality of services they are currently receiving and how we can better serve them

March 14, 2011
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Rally To Save Our Senior Centers

 

Rally To Save Our Senior Centers

(D-Jamaica) Senator Shirley L. Huntley and several elected officials representing parts of Southeast Queens will rally with residents to stop the proposed closures of many Senior Centers in the community. The rally will demonstrate the communities resolve to fight against severe budget cuts that will negatively impact seniors. The Senior Centers that would face closure include Rochdale Village Senior Center, Brooks Senior Center, Howard Beach Senior Center, Forest Hills Community House Senior Center, and JSPOA Rockaway Boulevard Senior Center.

March 18, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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3/9/2011: Mental Health Matters Advocacy Day

Speakers included Assemblyman Felix Ortiz, Chair on Mental Hygiene, Senator Roy McDonald, Chair of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities, Senator Shirley L. Huntley, Ranking Member on Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities, Assemblyman, Jeffrey Dinowitz Chair of Aging and Mental Health Commissioner Michael Hogan. Also, we will hear from other leading experts discussing significant mental health issues.

We will also have the wonderful mix of MHA members dedicated to community based mental health services, our grassroots colleagues from AFSP, our colleagues in the community as well as several high school students whose schools have been directly impacted by suicide completion.

Issues we will discuss include:

March 9, 2011
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3/9/2011: Press Conference on Renewal of Millionaires Tax

 

**MEDIA ADVISORY**

SENATE DEMOCRATS JOIN WITH PARENT AND COMMUNITY EDUCATION LEADERS AND PRESIDENT OF UFT IN CALLING FOR RENEWING MILLIONAIRES TAX TO FUND EDUCATION

Who: (L-R) Billy Easton, Executive Director, Alliance for Quality Education, Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson, Senator Andriano Espaillat, Senator Gustavo Rivera, Senator Jose Peralta, Senator Tony Avella, Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins and Senator Shirley L. Huntley (podium)

March 9, 2011
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3/1/2011: Alcoholism and Drug Abuse

Confirmation of Arlene Gonzalez-Sanchez to Commissioner of the Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse

March 8, 2011
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March 8, 2011
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3/1/2011: Press Conference on Eating Disorder

New York State LegislatureFor Immediate Release: Thursday, March 1, 2011  Contacts: Anton Konev for Assemblyman Peter M. Rivera (518) 455-5102                 Bryant Gaspard for Senator Shirley L.

March 1, 2011
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3/1/2011: Press Conference on Eating Disorders

New York State Legislature

For Immediate Release: Thursday, March 1, 2011

Contacts: Anton Konev | Assemblyman Peter M. Rivera | (518) 455-5102

Bryant Gaspard | Senator Shirley L. Huntley | (518) 455-3531

Lynn Grefe, CEO of National Eating Disorder Association (917) 226-9145

CALL FOR AN ONLINE TRAINING FOR PHYSICIANS ON EATING DISORDER PREVENTION

March 1, 2011
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2/19/2011: Operation SNUG Seminar

During the Stop the Violence event hosted by SNUG on February 19, 2011, many were present to show support for the group’s effort. New York State Senator Shirley L. Huntley (D-Jamaica) was among those present to show her appreciation and gratitude for the group’s efforts in removing guns from high crime areas. She also thanked them for their endless campaign to educate the public about guns, gangs and violence. Senator Huntley continues to support SNUG and their valiant mission to end violence from neighborhoods and communities around New York.

February 19, 2011
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Valentine's Day Treat for Seniors

Featured Play: "The Wedding"

A Dramatic pantomine filled with comical situations that could happen at a wedding!

A play filled with laughter, surprises, fashion and much more

Come expecting to laugh, cry, sing and dance!

Free Event for SeniorsGiveaways and Refreshments.

Sponsored ByHealthCare Partners, IPA

February 14, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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February 24, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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January 25, 2011
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1/25/2011: College & Careers, Not More Cuts

AQE Releases Report, Unequal Opportunity Equals Unequal Results

Albany—The Alliance for Quality Education issued a report today titled Unequal Opportunity Equals Unequal Results. During his campaign for governor Andrew Cuomo asserted that, “There are two education systems in this state.  Not public-private. One for the rich and one for the poor and they are both public systems.”  Based on the findings of the report AQE warned that large cuts to education in next week’s Executive Budget would increase educational inequity and would hurt students living in poverty and students of color the most. 

January 25, 2011
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January 21, 2011
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1/19/2011: Mourning the death of Chief Arthur B Hill resolution

LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION mourning the death of Chief Arthur B. Hill, distinguished citizen and devoted member of his community

WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body to pay tribute to citizens of the State of New York whose lifework and civic endeavor served to enhance the quality of life in their communities and the great State of New York; and

WHEREAS, Chief of the New York Police Department Arthur (Artie) B.Hill of St.Albans,New York, died on Thursday, July 22, 2010, at the age of 88; and

WHEREAS, Arthur B. Hill was born in New York in 1922 and grew up in Harlem; he graduated from DeWitt Clinton High School, the Bronx in 1940 and proudly served in the United States Army during World War II from to 1946; and

January 19, 2011
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