(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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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