ALBANY –A local fallen hero finally has received statewide recognition for his service and sacrifice.

Cassadaga Firefighter Kenneth Francis Schunk, who died in the line of duty 46 years ago, recently was lauded during a ceremony at the Fallen Firefighters Memorial Wall at the State Capital.

Chautauqua County Fire Coordinator Julius Leone Jr. spearheaded the effort to have Mr. Schunk’s name added to the Memorial Wall.

Mr. Schunk, born on February 1, 1926, was a member of the Cassadaga Volunteer Fire Department from March 1955 until January 24, 1965, serving as fire chief for several years.

PRESS RELEASE

October 21, 2011

For Immediate Release

Senator Rev. Ruben Diaz

Senator Reverend Diaz and Community Leader Sepulveda to Hold Meeting on Rising Crime in Parkchester

New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz, Community Leader Luis Sepulveda, Deputy Inspector Charles Ortiz from the 43rd Precinct, NAACP Parkchester Branch President Beverly Roberts, and leaders from Parkchester’s Bangladeshi Community will meet Today, Friday, October 21, 2011 at 12:00 noon at Senator Diaz’s District office located at 900 Rogers Place (near East 163rd Street and Westchester Avenue in The Bronx) to address the ongoing crime issues facing the community.

Bronx CAN Final Weigh In

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October is the final month of the Bronx CAN Health Initiative and we will be hosting a final health fair on October 29th - Please join us for free massages, a healthy food demonstration, and fun fitness activities for the whole family. This event is sponsored by the Montefiore Medical Center.

Forum/Town Hall: National Food Day

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State Senator Gustavo Rivera launches the Bronx CAN Family Health Challenge. Senator Rivera has been partnering with Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.and other community partners as part of the Bronx CAN (Change Attitudes Now) Health Initiative. The Bronx CAN Family Health Challenge was designed by the Mary Mitchell Family and Youth Center and Committee of Interns and Residents (CIR-SEIU). The guidebooks will be distributed to schools throughout the district through Montefiore Medical Center's school-based health clinics and provided to any one wishing to join the challenge

Forum/Town Hall: Civics Classes: Graduation Ceremony

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Senator Gustavo Rivera will be teaching his first series of civics classes.  The topic of this last class is "Voting and Elections".  Class will be followed by a graduation ceremony. This class is free and open to the public and the Senator encourages all Bronxites to attend. All are welcome!

Civics Classes

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Senator Gustavo Rivera will be teaching his first series of civics classes.  The topic of this class will be "State and Local Governments". The last class is "Voting and Elections". These classes are free and open to the public and the Senator encourages all Bronxites to attend. 

Forum/Town Hall: Civics Classes

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Senator Gustavo Rivera will be teaching his first series of civics classes.  The topic of this class will be "Civil Rights and Civil Liberties". Next is "State and Local Governments" and lastly , " Voting and Elections". These classes are free and open to the public and the Senator encourages all Bronxites to attend. 

Unidad Latina Legislative Conference

See attached schedule of events

NEW YORK -- Tonight, State Senator Daniel Squadron, Congressman Jerrold Nadler, and Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer released the following statement upon committee passage of a Community Board 1 resolution regarding Occupy Wall Street and quality of life:

Last week, we called on Brookfield to delay its clean-up of the park to allow for dialogue and, ultimately, a long-term solution that works for the community and protects the First Amendment rights of OWS.  

Tonight’s Community Board resolution is an attempt to establish a sensible framework that respects the protesters’ fundamental rights while addressing the very real quality of life concerns for residents and businesses around Zuccotti Park. Protecting the needs of Lower Manhattan and the rights of OWS do not need to be mutually exclusive.

We must all work together to make that framework a reality.

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(Tarrytown) - Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D/WF/ I – 35th District) is calling on Federal and State officials to include mass transit options in plans to rebuild the Tappan Zee Bridge. This comes in the wake of President Obama’s selection of the 3 mile Hudson River crossing as one of fourteen nationwide infrastructure projects to receive expedited federal review and approval. Her statement is below.

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