Senator Montgomery Advances Teen Health Agenda

  Calls for Senate Passage of Healthy Teens Act, More Funding for School-Based  Health Centers and Comprehensive Health & Sex Education Curriculum

June 10, 2008

Senator Montgomery Hosts "Brooklyn Elected Officials" On BCAT

On a recent edition of "Brooklyn Elected Officials," which airs on BCAT, Senator Velmanette Montgomery (D-Brooklyn) discusses the delivery of healthcare services to youth with Dr. Terry Jan Blackett-Bonnett, MD. Dr. Bonnett is the Medical Director at Berean Community and Family Life Center, located in the Weeksville/Crown Heights section of Brooklyn. 

April 30, 2008

Senator Montgomery Supports Teens’ Call For Right-sizing The Juvenile Justice System In New York

I recently had the pleasure to hear from young people from my Brooklyn Senate District and elsewhere throughout the City who came to Albany to lobby for the closure of six juvenile facilities.


April 2, 2008

Senator Montgomery Welcomes Ikea Family To Red Hook


State Senator Velmanette Montgomery (D-Brooklyn) was among those who attended a welcoming reception at the home of Joni Yoswein and Glen Van Bramer for the IKEA family.  This major furnishings retailer is slated to open in the Brooklyn community of Red Hook during the Summer of 2008.

March 31, 2008

Senator Montgomery Receives The 2008 Margaret Sanger Award


Albany, NY (March 11, 2008): At the 31st Annual Conference of Family Planning Advocates of New York State, Senator Velmanette Montgomery (D-Brooklyn) was presented The 2008 Margaret Sanger Award in recognition of her leadership on women’s health issues.

March 12, 2008

Hardfire Teen Health Initiatives: Senator Montgomery; Susan Cleary; Joseph Dohrian

New York State Senator Velmanette Montgomery discusses her teen-health initiatives with Susan Cleary, member of the Executive Committee of the Kings County Republican County Committee. The initiatives include sex-education in the public schools and an expansion of school heath clinics. Joseph Dobrian and the Manhattan Libertarian Party.  ( hosts.

March 11, 2008

18th Senate District Seniors Get Briefed On Governor's Proposed 2008-09 State Budget


At a meeting convened by Senator Velmanette Montgomery for senior citizen center directors from her Senate District, information was exchanged about the Governor's Executive Budget proposal and its impact on senior services in Brooklyn and statewide.

February 29, 2008
January 25, 2008

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

January 18, 2008


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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

News Advisory ... News Advisory ... News Advisory

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