Senator Toby Ann Stavisky presented the Israel Center of Conservative Judaism with a check for $50,000 to make their restrooms accessible to the disabled (l to r: Mel Kaufman, State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky, Rabbi Robyn Fryer Bodzin, and Synagogue President Marilyn Kaufman). The improvements will allow people with handicapping conditions to attend community events at the Center, which includes a school for children with special needs.
"This synagogue is an important institution in the Flushing community and everyone should be able to make use of its facilities,” Stavisky said. “I am proud to have requested the funds, which were allocated in the 2009 budget, for these long-overdue improvements.”
NYS Agriculture Department Agriculture Commissioner Darrel Aubertine and Sen. Toby Ann Stavisky examine freshly laid eggs in the chicken coop at John Bowne High School in Flushing during a tour of the grounds. Commissioner Aubertine is a sixth generation farmer from Cape Vincent, NY, and met with students in the school's Future Farmers of America chapter, which placed sixth in the country at the FFA National Convention earlier this month.
Senator Toby Ann Stavisky (D-Whitestone) is using today’s Higher Education budget hearing as a way of drawing attention to the significant cuts to SUNY, CUNY and programs at private institutions, as well as urge students to get involved in this year’s budget process and to share their stories, ideas and concerns.
State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky, who is the ranking member on the Senate Higher Education committee, just issued a statement suggesting Governor Cuomo’s proposed cuts to SUNY and CUNY could lead to tuition hikes.
Sen. Toby Ann Stavisky and Assemblywoman Grace Meng announce assistance for constituents applying for HEAP. The Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) is a federal progarm administered by the New York State Human Resources Adminisration that helps low income homeowners and renters pay bills for heating fuel, equipment and repairs.
Sen. Toby Ann Stavisky, Assemblywoman Grace Meng and Councilman Peter Koo invited the State Insurance Department to speak to tornado-affected homeowners about how to apply for reimbursement for damage to their property. The State Insurance Department's van visited Flushing with staff to help constituents complete paperwork in Chinese, Korean, English and Spanish. Homeowners can contact the State Insurance Department at (212) 480-5568 for forms, or (800) 874-9426 for the translation line.
CITIZENSHIP NOW! APPLICATION ASSISTANCE DAY WITH NEW YORK STATE SENATOR TOBY ANN STAVISKY (QUEENS)
CUNY Citizenship Now! assists permanent residents with their citizenship applications. Events are open to anyone, not only CUNY students. This event is sponsored by New York State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky.
Languages spoken: English, Spanish, and Chinese.
Experienced lawyers and other immigration professionals will assist you in filling out forms if you meet all of the following naturalization requirements:
• You have resided in the United States as a permanent resident for five years (or for three years if you are married to and living with a U.S. citizen).
The Daily News discusses Sen. Stavisky's legislation that strengthens the penalties for people who repeatedly violate orders of protection. The legislation was inspired by a brutal murder in Flushing, NY, in January 2010 where the victim had sought multiple orders of protection against the man who eventually killed her.
The legislation passed in the Senate in 2010 and is awaiting a vote in the Assembly.
Steven Goodman, Executive Vice President and CEO of the Samuel Field Y, presents Sen. Toby Ann Stavisky with a plaque recognizing her "leadership, enduring commitment and service to our community" at Clearview Gardens.
This week the news has been full of Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s plan to cut as many as 6,700 teachers in an effort to plug a $5 billion budget deficit. This will have an undeniable effect on our city’s children and the quality of the education they receive, and their prospects for a brighter future.
Then the Daily News printed a story about the Department of Education seeking approval for a $5 million per year contract to recruit new teachers
The State Senate passed Sen. Toby Ann Stavisky’s bill, S1736B, ensuring the objectivity of SUNY and CUNY Trustees by limiting the appointments to those who do not work directly for the Governor or Mayor.
The New York State Senate unanimously passed Sen. Toby Ann Stavisky’s bill that would increase transparency of the Board of Trustees of the state and city universities and the Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC) by making resolutions and board actions available to the public seven days after the meeting.