Sweeping Legislation Improves Services For People With Disabilities,
Puts An End To Discriminatory Practices
The Senate Democratic Majority announced the passage of a comprehensive 9-point package of legislation providing New Yorkers with disabilities expanded access to polling places, transportation and medical equipment, as well outlawing discriminatory practices in employment, housing and public services.
On Wednesday, May 19, 2010 Senator Huntley held her second town hall meeting at Baisley Houses. Michael Kelly, NYCHA General Manager, Carolyn Jasper, NYCHA Director of Queens/Staten Island Management Department joined Senator Huntley to listen to the concerns of the residents. Several key concerns were mistreatment of tenants by management, lack of repairs, the poor condition of playground courts, and the lack of a community center. At the end of the meeting many of the residents felt their concerns would be acted upon.
LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION urging the New York State Congressional delegation to direct the Veterans Administration to build a full service veterans hospital on the grounds of the St. Albans Veterans Facility, St. Albans, New York
WHEREAS, St. Albans Veterans Facility opened in 1943 as the St. Albans Naval Hospital; and
WHEREAS, It was turned over to the United States Veterans Adminis tration (VA) in 1974; currently, the VA is looking to modernize the St. Albans facility; and
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Senator Shirley L. Huntley Urges Commemoration of Passover
Senator Shirley L. Huntley (D-Jamaica) would like to remind New Yorkers that the Jewish Holiday of Passover begins at sundown on March 29th. Passover is an eight-day Jewish festival that commemorates the biblical exodus of the Hebrews from Egypt over 3,000 years ago.
Senator Shirley L. Huntley CelebratesBlack History Month
(D-Jamaica) “Say’s February is a time to observe and remember the history of black people in our society, but also to embolden ourselves in the continuing fight for social and economic justice,” said Senator Huntley, marking February as Black History Month.
In the wake of the catastrophe that struck near Port-au-Prince, the capital city of Haiti, my thoughts and prayers go out to those who are searching for loved ones and family members as well as those who may not have survived this horrific event. I hope that for those who live in my district who may have family in Haiti find that their loved ones are safe and unharmed. The earthquake that struck the southern portion of Haiti on the evening of January 12, 2010 was one of the worse natural disasters ever to hit the island, and help and aid in all forms are desperately needed.