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James Edward Blakely

James Edward Blakely, a native of Thabas, Arkansas, joined the United States Navy in September 1939. He is a true World War II hero. Members of the armed forces like Mr. Blakely, who serve so valiantly and honorably in times of conflict when our country’s freedoms are at stake, deserve special recognition from all residents of our nation. For his service, Mr. Blakely cannot be sufficiently extolled for his dedication and service to his nation. 

May 19, 2015
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Ella J. Weiss

Ella J. Weiss has been involved in education, the arts and community affairs for her entire adult life. Her professional and volunteer achievements share a common thread – a singular and unrelenting devotion to the betterment and enrichment of Brooklyn as a whole.

As President of Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC), Ms. Weiss has expanded programs and brought stability and leadership. She has greatly enhanced BAC’s partnerships with borough, city and state agencies, and has helped develop innovative new professional services for individual artists and art organizations in Brooklyn. Under her leadership, BAC has become a prominent force on the cultural scene.

May 13, 2015
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Senator Montgomery and Assemblyman Ortiz Urge Passage of Briana's Law - CPR Legislation Could Save Lives by Re-training Police Officers

Senator Velmanette Montgomery (D-Brooklyn) and Assistant Assembly Speaker Felix W. Ortiz (D-Brooklyn) held a press conference this week at the State Capitol in Albany with advocates and supporters of Briana’s Law (A.4364/S4378). This legislation will require law enforcement agents, including state police, to receive cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) re-training every two years. The bill was drafted in response to the tragic death in 2010 of Briana Ojeda, an 11 year old girl who suffered a severe asthma attack and subsequently died after the attending police officer was unable to administer CPR. 

May 6, 2015
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Senator Montgomery and Assemblyman Ortiz Urge Passage of Briana's Law - CPR Legislation Could Save Lives By Re-training Police Officers

Senator Velmanette Montgomery (D-Brooklyn) and Assistant Assembly Speaker Felix W. Ortiz (D-Brooklyn) held a press conference this week at the State Capitol in Albany with advocates and supporters of Briana’s Law (A.4364/S4378). This legislation will require law enforcement agents, including state police, to receive cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) re-training every two years. The bill was drafted in response to the tragic death in 2010 of Briana Ojeda, an 11 year old girl who suffered a severe asthma attack and subsequently died after the attending police officer was unable to administer CPR. 

May 6, 2015
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Wildlife Conservation Society's Zoos and Aquariums Accepting Applications for Summer Discovery Guide Program at the Prospect Park Zoo and New York Aquarium

Discovery Guides are volunteers who are important to the day-to-day operation of the zoos and aquarium. They work within the zoo and aquarium’s education department to interpret exhibits, interact with visitors, and assist with public events and activities.

April 16, 2015
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EARTH DAY 2015 POSTER CONTEST: DISTRICT 25

Dear Students,Thank you for your wonderful contribution to the New York State Senate’s Earth Day Poster Contest.  This year we received many outstanding posters that exemplify the creativity of the young people in the 25th Senatorial District. Each entry from my District displayed tremendous originality and vision as well as obvious concern for the ecological future of our communities and our state.  I am proud of your work and that of your classmates, and encourage you to continue to study and learn more about the serious challenges that face our environment.I am pleased to announce that the winner of the 2015 Earth Day Poster Contest from my District is: Julia Ayala3rd GradePS 67 Charles Dorsey School

April 10, 2015
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Senator Montgomery Commemorates the 50th Anniversary of Bloody Sunday

Senate Resolution No. 986

WHEREAS, On March 7, 1965, 600 civil rights demonstrators marched 54 miles from Selma to the state capital of Montgomery, Alabama; and

WHEREAS, The demonstrators organized to promote black voter registration and challenge the killing of Jimmie Lee Jackson, who had been killed by an Alabama state trooper three weeks earlier while trying to protect his mother at a civil rights demonstration; and

WHEREAS, For 100 years after Emancipation laws, intimidation tactics, and violence prevented African-Americans from going to the polls; and

WHEREAS, In the city of Selma, African-Americans comprised more than half the population yet were only 2% of the registered voters; and

March 17, 2015
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Senator Montgomery Commemorates the 50th Anniversary of Bloody Sunday

Senate Resolution No. 986

WHEREAS, On March 7, 1965, 600 civil rights demonstrators marched 54 miles from Selma to the state capital of Montgomery, Alabama; and

March 17, 2015
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March 12, 2015
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March 11, 2015
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SERENDIPTY Residents Parade On Albany, Advocate for a Bigger Share of State Budget Funding

Serendipity's community-based residential programs are available to both men and women in the criminal justice system who have a  substance abuse problem requiring longer-term residential intervention.  Serendipty I and Serendipty II also offers treatment to former prisoners re-entering society, as well as providing an effective alternative-to-incarceration to others so that they may become productive citizens who no longer are a burden to society

March 4, 2015
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Lutheran Family Health Centers As for More Healthcare Dollars

During a healthcare advocacy day in Albany, Lutheran Family Health Centers' patients and medical and administrative staff call on the Legislature to invest $350 million of the $1.4B in Capital Funding for Community-Based Safety Net Providers.

 

March 4, 2015
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DYCD Begins Accepting Applications for New York City's Summer Youth Employment Program - City Residents Ages 14-24 May Apply for Lottery Until Friday, April 10

The New York City Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) Commissioner Bill Chong today announced that DYCD will accept applications for the 2015 Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) from Monday, March 2 through Friday, April 10, 2015. SYEP, the nation’s largest summer youth employment initiative, provides New York City young people between the ages of 14 and 24 with up to six weeks of entry-level experience at worksites in all five boroughs. Participants are selected by lottery for the program, which runs from July 6 through August 15.

March 2, 2015
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