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Naturally Occuring Retirement Communities (norcs)

NORC: “AGING IN PLACE” WITH NEIGHBORSby NYS Senator Velmanette Montgomery

The growing trend of senior citizens desiring to “age-in-place” in supportive living environments has paved the way for an innovative living concept: NORCs or Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities. These intergenerational “communities” can be apartment buildings, housing complexes, or neighborhoods not originally intended for retirement or senior housing.

March 31, 2005
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Esdc's Memorandum Of Understanding (mou) With Ratner

MEMO FROM SENATOR VELMANETTE MONTGOMERY AND COUNCILWOMAN LETITIA JAMESRe: Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between New York State, New York City and Forest City Ratner Companies (FCRC)

The Non-Binding Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) states that the Empire State Development Corporation’s (ESDC) staff intends to seek the approval of the ESDC Board of Directors to have ESDC engage in the following activities:EMINENT DOMAIN by State Takeover—The State, through ESDC, will:• adopt a general project plan, conduct public hearings and take s

March 31, 2005
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Senator Montgomery Honors 12 Brooklyn Women For Their Distinguished Achievements

Brooklyn, New York (March 21, 2005): New York State Senator Velmanette Montgomery (D-Brooklyn) celebrated the achievements of twelve Brooklyn women at her Fifth Annual Magnificent Dozen reception, Brooklyn Women Change America. The special tribute was held in recognition of National Women’s History Month at the Brooklyn YWCA on Friday, March 18, 2005.

March 22, 2005
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Unity Plan

SENATOR MONTGOMERY ENDORSES UNITY PLAN AS FISCALLY RESPONSIBLE PROPOSAL FOR DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN AT FEBRUARY 24TH “DEMOCRACY & DEVELOPMENT” COMMUNITY FORUMBlasts Bloomberg’s $100 Million in Subsidies to Build A Brooklyn Arena While City Schools Get Cut $1.3 Billion in Construction Costs

Mayor Bloomberg proposes to spend $100 million of City dollars to help Forest City Ratner build an arena in downtown Brooklyn. At the same time the Mayor is planning to cut $1.3 BILLION in school construction dollars.

March 7, 2005
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State Senators To Sponsor Criminal Justice Briefing On The Disenfranchisement Of Communities Of Color

Date: Saturday, February 19, 2005Time: 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.Place: Meeting Room 5, Concourse, Empire State Plaza, Albany, New York

A major topic of discussion during this year’s Black and Puerto Rican Legislative Caucus Weekend will be the diminished voting strength of persons and communities of color due to New York’s felony disenfranchisement law and redistricting practices that have disturbing parallels to the "Three-Fifths" clause of the U.S.

February 14, 2005
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Senator Montgomery and Assemblyman Towns Hear From Family Dynamics of Bed-stuy Group Members Call for More State Funding

Albany, New York (February 9, 2005): The staff of Family Dynamics, along with children and parents who support the group’s after-school programs, brought their request for greater state support for after-school programs to Senator Velmanette Montgomery (D-Brooklyn) and Assemblyman Darryl Towns (D-Brooklyn) during a recent visit to the Capitol in Albany, NY.

February 5, 2005
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Legislature Approves Senator Montgomery’s Resolutions Celebrating The Life of Shirley Chisholm and The Institute She Founded for Children

          Albany, New York (January 18, 2005): The NYS Senate and Assembly gave approval to legislative resolutions introduced by State Senator Velmanette Montgomery (D-Brooklyn) that celebrate the life and accomplishments of "Unbought and Unbossed" Shirley Chisholm and commemorate the Shirley Chisholm Cultural Institute for Children in Brooklyn, New York. The Institute, which is located in Montgomery’s Senate District, was founded by the late Shirley Chisholm in 1969.

January 18, 2005
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