Leandra's state senator is joining the fight for tougher penalties against drunken drivers who endanger children.
State Sen. Tom Duane, whose Manhattan district includes the home of Henry Hudson Parkway crash victim Leandra Rosado, says he'll support legislation making it a felony to drive drunk with kids in the car.
After spending what he admitted was a “despicable” summer in Albany, state Senator Thomas Duane, speaking earlier this month, expressed confidence that votes on same-sex marriage and rent reforms could come as soon as the end of the month, despite the likely political wrangling that would occur when lawmakers returned to session.
Proponents of legislation to legalize medical use of marijuana in New York were encouraged Monday by the announcement of a shift in federal policy first promised by President Barack Obama in his presidential campaign.
Outraged public officials — many of them openly gay — denounced Monday the vicious attack last week on a gay College Point man.
City Council Speaker Christine Quinn (D-Manhattan), who is gay, led a contingent of speakers at a press conference outside New York Hospital Queens in Flushing where Jack Price, 49, is slowly recovering from the brutal beating carried out by two men early Friday. Price, who was able to identify his attackers before being put in an induced coma, is now listed in fair condition.
The state Department of Environmental Conservation last week issued an 809-page draft generic environmental impact statement, or G.E.I.S., proposing rules for extracting natural gas by hydraulic fracturing drilling in New York City’s Upstate watershed.
New York's health care providers have a new champion in state Sen. Tom Duane, D-Manhattan, chair of the Health Committee. Mr. Duane methodically laid out arguments on why the industry should be spared from cuts in this round in an Aug. 21 letter to state leaders, including Gov. David Paterson and Democratic Sens. John Sampson, Malcolm Smith, Pedro Espada and Jeffrey Klein.
James Van Bramer and Daniel Dromm are both Democrats who built reputations for their activism in their Queens neighborhoods and their work in schools and libraries. They are also gay. And after victories in the primary election this week, they appear likely to join the City Council.
Thursday was another late night at the Capitol for the Senate Democrats, but perhaps it wasn’t too late for a little payback, the DN's Glenn Blain reports.
Sen. Tom Duane, a Manhattan Democrat, cast the only negative vote against the so-called "Nixzmary Brown bill", which authorizes life sentences without parole for people who kill children in a “cruel and wanton manner.”
On August 12th, Senator Duane spoke with Mike Pesca on WNYC's The Brian Lehrer Show about his report on impending school overcrowding in Clinton-Hell's Kitchen as well as the 2009 Legislative Session and the prospects for his same-sex marriage bill and other legislation.
Sen. Thomas Duane will use his position as chair of the Senate Health Committee to hold hearings across the state “to better understand what is working well in our hospitals, and what contributes to the breakdown in our mandatory reporting system.”
The former IRT powerhouse first caught Jimmy Finn’s eye as he jogged along the West Side Highway.
The Beaux-Arts building at 58th Street and 11th Avenue had begun to look increasingly out of place as more steel and glass structures rose up along the Hudson River, Mr. Finn, who had recently graduated from the University of North Carolina with a master’s degree in urban planning, began to wonder if the ornate building, one of Con Edison’s three active steam plants in Manhattan, was a landmark.