News From New York StateSenator Shirley L. HuntleyFor Immediate Release: January 3, 2012Contact: Bryant G. Gaspard | email@example.com | (518) 455-3531
On a day celebrating a new year, four bombings occurred in Southeast Queens causing extensive property damage to one home, but fortunately no lives were lost. The arson attacks were committed by using Molotov cocktails on the Imam Al-Khoei Islamic Center, a bodega on Hillside Avenue and two homes; all of which took place within miles of each other in Jamaica, Queens.
Thank you for your wonderful contribution to the Thanksgiving Day Creative Celebration. In our first year, we received outstanding poems, essays, and artwork that exemplify the creativity of New York State’s young people.
The submissions received are remarkable in what they represent – showing gratitude and respect for family, friends, our troops fighting overseas, and many other important subjects and activities. I am humbled and honored to see such inspiring contributions in response to what is a deceptively difficult question: “What are you thankful for?”
News From New York StateSenator Shirley L. HuntleyFor Immediate Release: December 12, 2011Contact: Antonio Rodriguez | firstname.lastname@example.org | (518) 455-3531
Senator Shirley L. Huntley Announces Passage of Inner City Youth Employment Program
Senator Shirley L. Huntley (D-Jamaica) announced the passage of a new Inner City Youth Employment Program and Tax credit initiative for the State of New York. The new bill (S. 50002) establishes an $87 million program in grants, training funds, and tax credits to deal with the crisis of inner city youth unemployment.
News From New York StateSenator Shirley L. HuntleyFor Immediate Release: November 22, 2011Contact: Bryant G. Gaspard | email@example.com | (518) 455-3531
Senator Shirley L. Huntley Emphasizes the Importance of Giving Back this Thanksgiving Season
While Thanksgiving is the time of year when people spend time with their family and friends and give thanks for all they have, Senator Shirley L. Huntley (D-Jamaica) noted that the holiday also offers New Yorkers the opportunity to help the less fortunate.
(Jamaica, NY) – Senator Shirley L. Huntley (D-Jamaica), an advocate for the advancement of the elderly, will celebrate Senior Week in Queens with an “Oldies But Goodies Luncheon”, marking her 5th annual event. Invited elders from the community will eat, dance and fellowship as they enjoy an afternoon out. Last year’s luncheon was a great success and well attended by 600 seniors and I expect this year’s luncheon to surpass that amount.
Senator Huntley’s annual luncheon is a part of a week-long celebration sponsored by various Queens elected officials. For the 9th year, seniors are showered with appreciation to give them their due – thanking them for their tireless efforts over the years.
Sergeant Major Jackie L. Wilson Award: Veterans' Hall of Fame Year: 2011 District: District 10 Sergeant Major Jackie L. Wilson had a distinguished 24 year career in the United States Army Reserve. During his service, Mr. Jackson led his men on and off the battlefield. He served active duty in Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm 1990-1991, and was also called to active duty for Freedom Iraq but was unable to be mobilized due to his health. Mr. Wilson was forced to retire due to medical reasons.During his illustrious service to the United States Army Reserve, Mr.