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Senator Stavisky Receives Acupuncture Humanitarian Award

Flushing, NY—Senator Toby Ann Stavisky (D-Flushing) received the Acupuncture Humanitarian Award from the Acupuncture Society of New York for her work on legislative issues that promote the safe practice of acupuncture.

April 14, 2014
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Senator Stavisky and Council Member Koslowitz Announce Dramatic Increase in Number of Seniors Eligible for SCRIE

Forest Hills, NY— Senator Toby Ann Stavisky (D-Eastern Queens) and Council Member Karen Koslowitz (D-Forest Hills) are proud to announce a dramatic increase in the number of seniors who will be eligible for the Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption (SCRIE).

 

April 8, 2014
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Senator Stavisky Criticizes Lack of Campaign Finance Reform in Budget

Albany, NY—During the budget debates, Senator Toby Ann Stavisky (D-Flushing) underscored the importance of campaign finance reform and criticized the absence of true reform from the budget that was signed by Governor Cuomo this morning.

 

April 2, 2014
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Senator Stavisky Honors Vallo Transportation with Senate Resolution For Anti-Bullying Campaign

 

Albany, NY—Senator Toby Ann Stavisky (D-Flushing) honored Vallo Transportation for their outstanding work to raise awareness about bullying.

 

March 27, 2014
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East Sea/Sea of Japan Bill Online Petition

I support Sen. Stavisky's And Assemblyman Braunstein's bill, S6570 to require all new textbooks approved for use in the state that refer to the Sea of Japan indicate that it is also be known as the "East Sea".

March 24, 2014
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Senator Stavisky and Assemblyman Braunstein Introduce Senate Bill S6570 to Identify Sea of Japan and East Sea in Textbooks

Flushing, NY—Today Senator Toby Ann Stavisky (D-Flushing) and Assemblyman Edward Braunstein (D-Bayside) introduced Senate bill S6570 that would require all new textbooks used in New York State to refer to the body of water that separates the Japanese archipelago from the Asian mainland as the East Sea as well as the Sea of Japan.

February 7, 2014
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Senator Stavisky Joins New Yorkers in Celebrating Black History Month

Albany, NY—Senator Toby Ann Stavisky (D-Flushing) joins her fellow New Yorkers to observe February as Black History Month.

 

February 6, 2014
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Senator Stavisky Goes Green with Queensborough Community College

Albany, NY—Rosemary Zins, Vice President for Advancement at Queensborough Community College, presents Senator Toby Ann Stavisky (D-Eastern Queens) with a poster designed by Queensborough Community College student Monica Leon, winner of a school-wide poster contest to promote a greener campus.

January 31, 2014
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Senator Stavisky Welcomes New York City Council Members in Albany

 

Albany, NY— Senator Toby Ann Stavisky (D-Flushing) welcomed a delegation of New York City Council Members to her office in Albany to discuss collaboration between the city and the state on issues such as taxation, universal pre-K and the minimum wage.

January 29, 2014
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Senator Stavisky, Assemblyman Braunstein and Assemblywoman Rozic Celebrate the Lunar New Year at PS 203

Bayside, NY—Senator Toby Ann Stavisky (D-Eastern Queens), Assemblyman Ed Braunstein (D-Bayside) and Assemblywoman Nily Rozic (D-Bayside) joined the administration, staff and students at PS 203 for their annual Lunar New Year celebration.

January 24, 2014
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Legislators Congratulate PS 46Q on National Blue Ribbon Award

Bayside, NY—Senator Toby Ann Stavisky (D-Flushing) joined Congresswoman Grace Meng (D-Queens), Assemblywoman Nily Rozic (D-Oakland Gardens), Councilmember Mark Weprin (D-Oakland Gardens) and Comptroller Scott Stringer at a ceremony at PS 46Q to celebrate the school’s 2013 National Blue Ribbon Award.

January 21, 2014
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Senator Stavisky Hopes New Yorkers Will Celebrate MLK Day Through Community Service

Flushing, NY—Senator Toby Ann Stavisky (D-Flushing) urges fellow New Yorkers to celebrate Martin Luther King Day by getting involved in a community service project.

 

January 16, 2014
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Senator Stavisky Receives Public Service Award from American Chinese Women’s Association of New York

Flushing, NY—Senator Toby Ann Stavisky (D-Flushing) was honored with the Public Service Award for her exemplary record of service to the Chinese-American community at a celebration hosted by the American Chinese Women’s Association of New York.

January 9, 2014
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Senator Stavisky Commends Governor Cuomo for Approving Expanded Powers to Family and Criminal Courts to Combat Domestic Violence

Flushing, NY—Senator Toby Ann Stavisky (D-Flushing) commended Governor Cuomo for signing into law a bill which empowers family and criminal courts to order domestic abusers to return financial control and credit and debit cards to protected parties.

 

December 27, 2013
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Senator Stavisky Meets with Francis Lewis High School Seniors to Discuss Government, Politics and Civic Involvement

Flushing, NY—Senator Toby Ann Stavisky (D-Flushing) met with Crystal Ng, Emily Chen and Myung Jin (Jenna) Kim, three students from Francis Lewis High School, to discuss government, politics and civic engagement as part of an assignment for their social studies class.

 

December 12, 2013
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Senator Stavisky Tours Pre-K Classrooms at the Shield Institute of Flushing

Flushing, NY—Senator Toby Ann Stavisky (D-Flushing) toured the Shield Institute of Flushing to visit the center’s on-site classrooms and learn about the services they provide to developmentally disabled children and adults throughout New York City. Senator Stavisky also met with Dr. Susan Provenzano, Ed.D, Executive Director of the Shield Institute.

December 11, 2013
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Senator Stavisky and Councilmember Dromm Remember Typhoon Haiyan Victims at Storm’s One-Month Anniversary Vigil

Elmhurst, NY—Senator Toby Ann Stavisky (D-Central Queens) and Councilmember Daniel Dromm (D-Jackson Heights, Elmhurst) joined members from the National Alliance for Filipino Concerns (NAFCON) at St. James Episcopal Church in Elmhurst to observe the one-month anniversary of Typhoon Haiyan, which made landfall on November 8, 2013.

December 9, 2013
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Senator Stavisky Celebrates 100th Birthday of Gertrude Schneider, Local Champion of the Jewish Community

Whitestone, NY—Senator Toby Ann Stavisky (D-Flushing) joined the Whitestone Hebrew Centre to celebrate the 100th birthday of Gertrude Schneider, a longtime supporter and champion of the Jewish community in Queens.

 

December 3, 2013
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Senator Stavisky Recognizes Service of Men and Women in Armed Forces on Veterans Day

Flushing, NY—In honor of Veterans Day on Monday, November 11, Senator Toby Ann Stavisky (D-Flushing) recognized the dedication and sacrifice of past and present members of the United States’ Armed Forces and urged New Yorkers to also take time to recognize our brave men and women in uniform.

November 8, 2013
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Stavisky Questions Mulgrew on Common Core Curriculum Readiness at Regents Reform Agenda Public Hearing

New York, NY—Senator Toby Ann Stavisky (D-Flushing) questions UFT President Michael Mulgrew during a Senate Education Committee hearing on the Regents’ Reform Agenda. Mulgrew spoke on the lack of a curriculum that conforms to the new Common Core State Standards as well as the danger in testing children in grades K-2.

October 31, 2013
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