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Dr. Esmeralda Simmons Honored as Woman of Distinction

LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commending Dr. Esmeralda Simmons upon the occasion of being honored in conjunction with Women's History Month 2014 in the State of New York

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize and pay tribute to those women of achievement within the Empire State who have made strong contributions to their communities and who inspire others through their model citizenship; and

WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its longstanding traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to commend Dr. Esmeralda Simmons upon the occasion of being honored in conjunction with Women's History Month 2014 in the State of New York; and

March 19, 2014
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Senator Montgomery Recognizes Dorothy Stoneman's Life-Long Commitment to Youth

LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commending Dorothy Stoneman upon the occasion of being honored in conjunction with Women's History Month 2014 in the State of New York

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize and pay tribute to those women of achievement within the Empire State who have made strong contributions to their communities and who inspire othersthrough their model citizenship; and

WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its longstanding traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to commend Dorothy Stoneman upon the occasion of being honored in conjunction with Women's History Month 2014 in the State of New York; and

March 13, 2014
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Senator Montgomery Discusses American Heart Association's Budget Priorities with Constituent Rachel Sica

Rachel Sica, who lives in Senator Montgomery's district, is a volunteer with the American Heart Association. She visited the Senator in Albany to discuss the Association's budget recommendations for fiscal year 2014-2015, including an increase in dedicated funding for: 

Tobacco Control Program
Healthy Heart Program (hypertension)
Obesity/Diabetes funding
Cardiac Services

 

March 13, 2014
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Senator Montgomery Applauds Achievements of Marilyn Gelber

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize and pay tribute to those women of achievement within the Empire State who have made strong contributions to their communities and who inspire others through their model citizenship; and

WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to commend Marilyn Gelber upon the occasion of being honored in conjunction with Women's History Month 2014 in the State of New York; and

WHEREAS, Women of every race, class, and ethnic background have made invaluable contributions to the growth and strength of New York State in countless recorded and unrecorded ways; and

March 10, 2014
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Social Security Announces Service Changes

To meet increasing service demands despite shrinking budgets, Social Security has invested in technological innovations offering more convenient, cost-effective and secure options for the public. Considering these factors, Social Security is making some service changes in our field offices across the country.

On August 1, 2014, Social Security will stop offering Social Security number printouts. Also, on October 1, 2014, our offices no longer will issue benefit verification letters. As a result of these changes, we ask agencies and organizations that routinely need access to these materials to use the data exchanges specifically developed for this purpose.

March 6, 2014
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Senator Montgomery Gives Accolades to Woman of Distinction, Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson

LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commending Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson upon the occasion of being honored in conjunction with Women's History Month 2014 in the State of New York

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize and pay tribute to those women of achievement within the Empire State who have made strong contributions to their communities and who inspire others through their model citizenship; and

WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its longstanding traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to commend Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson, upon the occasion of being honored in conjunction with Women's History Month 2014 in the State of New York; and

March 6, 2014
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Senator Montgomery Honors LIU Provost Gale Stevens Haynes, Esq.

LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commending Gale Stevens Haynes, Esq. upon the occasion of being honored in conjunction with Women's History Month 2014 in the State of New York

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize and pay tribute to those women of achievement within the Empire State who have made strong contributions to their communities and who inspire others through their model citizenship; and

WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to commend Gale Stevens Haynes, Esq. upon the occasion of being honored in conjunction with Women's History Month 2014 in the State of New York; and

March 5, 2014
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March 5, 2014
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Senator Montgomery Commemorates the 10th Anniversary of the Brooklyn Queens Land Trust

Senator Montgomery with Brooklyn Queens Land Trust Board members (L-R) Meg Fellerath, Carl Greene, and Irene Van Slyke and Board President Demetrice Mills.

March 5, 2014
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Senator Montgomery Commemorates the 100th Anniversary of Public School 172

LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commemorating the 100th Anniversary of Public School No. 172 in Brooklyn, New York

WHEREAS, it is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize and commend those institutions of true purpose and high achievement whose exemplary programs and accomplishment clearly demonstrate an enduring pursuit of excellence in the education of the youth of the Empire State; and

WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is proud to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of Public School No. 172 in Brooklyn, New York; and

March 5, 2014
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Senator Montgomery Commemorates the 10th Anniversary of the Brooklyn Queens Land Trust

WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body to recognize that the quality and character of life in the communities across New York State are enhanced by the concerned and dedicated efforts of organizations and individuals who generously contribute to the beautification of the community and well-being of its citizenry; and

WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to commemorate the 10th Anniversary of the Brooklyn Queens Land Trust; and

March 5, 2014
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Senator Montgomery Commends Reverend Vivian Nixon for Her Outstanding Leadership in Higher Education

LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commending Reverend Vivian Nixon upon the occasion of being honored in conjunction with Women's History Month 2014 in the State of New York

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize and pay tribute to those women of achievement within the Empire State who have made strong contributions to their communities and who inspire others through their model citizenship; and

WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its longstanding traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to commend Reverend Vivian Nixon upon the occasion of being honored in conjunction with Women's History Month 2014 in the State of New York; and

March 5, 2014
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Senator Montgomery Honors Outstanding Contributions of Elizabeth Gaynes During Women's History Month 2014

LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commending Elizabeth Gaynes upon the occasion of being honored in conjunction with Women's History Month 2014 in the State of New York

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize and pay tribute to those women of achievement within the Empire State who have made strong contributions to their communities and who inspire others through their model citizenship; and

WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to commend Elizabeth Gaynes upon the occasion of being honored in conjunction with Women's History Month 2014 in the State of New York; and

March 5, 2014
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Recovery House of Worship Brooklyn Offers Baby Blankets & Clothes to New and Expectent Mothers

Please refer to the attached flyer on baby blankets and clothes being offered to new and expectent mothers.

File: 
baby ministry.pdf

March 5, 2014
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Executive Budget Outlines Innovative Action Plan to Build and Shape an Even Better New York

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today delivered his 2014 Executive Budget address, outlining a disciplined and innovative plan that allows for tax cuts that will create jobs, grow the economy and provide much-needed relief for struggling families.

New York has undergone a dramatic turnaround in the past three years. In 2011, the New York faced a $10 billion budget gap, symptomatic of decades during which the State spent beyond its means. Budgets were chronically late and politics dominated policymaking.

January 21, 2014
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January is Financial Aid Awareness Month

The New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC), the state's student financial aid agency, puts college within reach of hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers each year by administering 18 student financial aid programs, including the flagship Tuition Assistance Program (TAP). The HESC also offers college access and career planning guidance, and administers a highly successful College Savings Program.

For more information on tuition assistance and other available to New York State students, please visit HESC.ny.gov.

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January 15, 2014
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