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Senate Montgomery's Esdc Letter Re: Carlton Ave Bridge Closure

January 18, 2008


Patrick FoyeCo-ChairmanEmpire State Development Corp.633 Third Avenue, 33rd FloorNew York, NY 10017

January 18, 2008

Senator Montgomery and Local, State and Federal Environmental Experts Discussion About the Future of the Gowanus Canal

Senator Montgomery and local, state and federal environmental experts recently engaged in a discussion about the future of the Gowanus Canal at a community forum the Senator organized forcitizens who are concerned about Combined Sewage Overflows (CSOs) and other water quality issues.

December 31, 2007

Testimony By State Senator Velmanette Montgomery Before The National Guard Bureau

I am State Senator Velmanette Montgomery and I represent the 18th Senate District, which includes Sunset Park, Red Hook, Park Slope, Boerum Hill, Fort Greene/ Clinton Hill, Bedford-Stuyvesant, and a part of Ocean Hill -- which encompasses over three hundred thousand (300,000) residents. This includes Farragut, Ingersoll and Whitman Houses and Vinegar Hill, communities immediately surrounding the Admiral’s Row area

December 11, 2007

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Montgomery To Seek Input From Environmental Experts On Future Of Gowanus Canal

Thursday, December 6, 20076 p.m. - 8 p.m. Belorusian Church(Atlantic Avenue at Bond Street)

December 6, 2007

Senator Montgomery Helps Local Businesses Get Bigger Piece Of State's $3.1 Billion Procurement Pie

At a recent conference convened by State Senator Velmanette Montgomery (D-Brooklyn) and hosted by Southwest Brooklyn Industrial Development Corporation (SBIDC), the NYS Office of General Services (OGS) Commissioner John C. Egan discussed the "nuts and bolts" of state procurement opportunities with 55 small business owners from Southwest Brooklyn.

The Commissioner's talk included suggestions for accessing and competing for state contracts valued at an estimated $3.1 billion, which OGS oversees.

November 7, 2007

Comprehensive Teen Health Agenda Proposed to Promote Healthy Behaviors Among Youth

Brooklyn, NY (October 10, 2007): In the wake of the NYS Health Department’s rejection of $3.5 million in federal funds for abstinence-only programs, New York State and City lawmakers, together with  more than 50 advocates for youth, have proposed a comprehensive, three-pronged Teen Health Agenda aimed at safeguarding New York’s young people from sexually-transmitted disease and unintended pregnancy.

October 10, 2007

State Lawmakers And Youth Advocates To Propose Teen Health Agenda To Save Lives Of New York Youth

Wednesday, October 10, 20074:00 p.m.LIU Downtown Brooklyn Campus*Campus Courtyard(between the Cyber Cafe and the Library Learning Center underpass)Enter at DeKalb Avenue and Hudson Avenue* LIU Downtown Brooklyn Campus is accessible by the 4/5 or 2/3 trains to Nevins Street, the B, M, Q or R

October 9, 2007

Fun on The High Seas:

The outing marked the end of a successful Summer Youth Entrepreneurial Program in which these young people participated with local merchants.

The program, made possible with grant funding from Senator Montgomery, was organized by the Atlantic Avenue Betterment Association (AABA).

September 5, 2007

Senator Montgomery to Bring Metrocard Bus to Red Hook and Sunset Park


August 22, 2007

Senator Montgomery Lauds New Congestion Pricing Bill Citizens To Have Input In The Plan


I am happy to report to everyone who wrote and called my office that the Legislature passed a Congestion Pricing Bill which was signed into law by the Governor (S6432 / A9362). The new law sets a schedule and benchmarks to be met and ensures broad public and Citywide input into the final plan. By next January, the Legislature expects to receive a final plan for implementation.

August 21, 2007

Senator Montgomery and Assemblywoman Millman Act to Transition Women From Welfare To Meaningful, Living-Wage Work

Albany, NY (June 12, 2007): To help move women from welfare into meaningful, living-wage jobs, the state may soon by required to better prepare public assistance recipients for non-traditional employment that pays sustainable wages under legislation recently approved by the Senate and Assembly.

Sponsored by Senator Velmanette Montgomery (D-Brooklyn) and Assemblywoman Joan Millman (D-Brooklyn), the legislation (S.3201/A.3366) now goes to the Governor for consideration before becoming law.

June 12, 2007

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Date: Friday, June 8, 2007Time: 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.Place: CAMBA Beacon School 1137 Herkimer Street(Between Thomas Boyland Street & Saratoga Avenue)Brooklyn, New York

June 6, 2007

Senator Montgomery and 25 Other State Lawmakers Call on Mayor Bloomberg and The City’s Police Commissioner to Add 400 Youth Officers to the Police Force

Albany, New York (April 5, 2006): Responding to a plan recently announced by Mayor Bloomberg and NYC Police Commissioner Kelly to add 800 police officers to the City’s force, State Senator Velmanette Montgomery (D-Brooklyn) and 25 other state lawmakers called on these city officials to designate 400 of the new recruits as youth officers and assign them to precincts in at-risk communities citywide.

May 9, 2007

Senator Montgomery Joins Call To Solve Foreclosure Crisis

Albany, NY (May 9, 2007): State Senator Velmanette Montgomery (D-Brooklyn) and her Senate Democratic colleagues unveiled this week a comprehensive plan that responds to New York's foreclosure crisis which has victimized thousands of borrowers in her Senate District and elsewhere throughout New York. The plan was announced during a press conference at the State Capitol in Albany.

May 9, 2007

Senator Montgomery to Bring Government and Neighborhood Resources to Homeowners & Homebuyers At Networking Expo NYC Finance Commissioner Martha Stark To Be Guest Speaker


Senator Montgomery to Bring Government and Neighborhood Resources to Homeowners & Homebuyers at Networking Expo NYC Finance Commissioner Martha Stark to be Guest Speaker

Date: Thursday, April 26, 2007Time: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Place: Wayside Manor1720-26 Broadway(Between Rockaway Avenue and Chauncey Street)Brooklyn, New York


NYS Senator Velmanette Montgomery

April 17, 2007

Senator Montgomery Acclaims Budget Restorations For 18th Senate District Hospitals And Nursing Homes

Albany, NY (April 9, 2007): "New York has reaffirmed its commitment to patients and healthcare workers," said State Senator Velmanette Montgomery (D-Brooklyn), in announcing the adoption of the 2007-08 State Budget, which includes more than $37 billion in spending for direct medical services, including Medicaid and community health care.

April 11, 2007

Brooklyn Youth Call For Greater Investment In Education, School-based Health, And Summer Jobs

Brooklyn, NY (March 20, 2007): More than 200 Brooklyn youth engaged in meaningful dialogue about health care, crime, after-school programs, jobs, higher education and other topics important to them and their peers at a recent Youth Conference sponsored by State Senator Velmanette Montgomery (D-Brooklyn).


The forum was co-sponsored and hosted by the CAMBA Beacon IS 271 School on Herkimer Street, which is located in Montgomery’s Brooklyn Senate District.

March 20, 2007

Senator Montgomery Lauds Chief Judge Judith S. Kaye's Re-appointment To The Bench

Albany, NY (March 16, 2007): State Senator Velmanette Montgomery (D-Brooklyn) joined recently with her Senate colleagues in confirming the reappointment of Honorable Judith S. Kaye as Chief Judge of the State of New York. Appointed by Governor Cuomo in 1993, Judge Kaye is the first woman to occupy the State Judiciary’s highest office ,and she is the longest serving Chief Judge in New York’s history.


March 19, 2007

Senator Montgomery Announces Youth Speak-out And Forum On Women’s Health

Albany, NY (February 27, 2007): State Senator Velmanette Montgomery (D-Brooklyn) is hosting two community meetings to respond to issues raised by her constituents surrounding health care concerns of women of the Diaspora community, and topics important to youth.

Local city, state and federal elected officials are co-sponsoring the events, along with governmental agencies and non-profit community-based organizations.

The forums are free-of-charge and open to the public:

February 27, 2007
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