Klein Joins SLA and NYPD to Unveil Details of Sting Operation and efforts to ban the sale of Caffeinated Alcoholic Beverages in New York State

NEW YORK, NY – State Senator and Deputy Majority Leader Jeff Klein (D Bronx/Westchester) was joined by State Liquor Authority Deputy CEO Mike Jones outside of the State Liquor Authority in Manhattan unveiling details of an undercover operation which found Four Loko being sold illegally to a minor on multiple occasions at a variety of stores in New York City. In addition, Klein announced his legislative efforts to ban the sale of CABs in NYS.

November 15, 2010

(Albany, NY)- During these tough economic times home heating costs can present a significant financial burden to many New York families. Often many of our most vulnerable citizens are faced with the unfortunate reality of getting their service terminated due to their inability to make timely payments. The NYS Public Service Commission and Senator Neil Breslin (D-Delmar) would like to remind New Yorkers that consumer protection measures are available.

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) is informing residents looking for employment about New York State’s Job Bank website, www.laborny.jobs, which provides free services for job seekers.



(New York, NY) - Tonight, Governor-Elect Andrew Cuomo will attend a reception hosted by Senate President Malcolm A. Smith to kick-off the historic High Speed Rail conference – the first to be held in New York.

National Memory Screening Day for Alzheimer's Awareness Month

Approximately 5.1 million Americans have Alzheimer's disease; in New York alone, it is estimated that more than 320,000 aged 65 and older are currently affected.  On November 16th is National Memory Screening Day and free screenings will be offered at Lutheran Family Health Centers, Services for Older Adults at 9000 Shore Rd from 10 am to 2 pm. For more information visit www.nationalmemoryscreening.org or call 866-AFA-8484.

National Commemorative Candle Lighting for Alzheimers Awareness Month

Approximately 5.1 million Americans have Alzheimer's disease; in New York alone, it is estimated that more than 320,000 aged 65 and older are currently affected.  On November 14, as part of AFA's National Commemorative Candle Lighting organizations will be lighting "candles of care" to remember those who have passed or are living with Alzheimer's disease and to honor caregivers.

Senator Serrano and Assemblywoman Gibson celebrate the opening Celebrating the Birthdays of the River Park Towers Community Senator Serrano celebrates with Clarita Smith, 99 yrs, and Louise Mitchell, 106 yrs.

Senator Serrano joined Assemblymember Vanessa Gibson on Tuesday November 12th, in celebrating the opening of the Morris Heights Edu-cational Complex, which includes P 723X and PS 204X. The complex opened in September, and includes a full size gym, auditorium and a state of the art library.

 

On October 29, 2010, State Senator Andrew Lanza introduced legislation, Senate bill S.8505, to prohibit the sale of caffeinated malt beverages. Super-caffeinated alcoholic drinks have become a growing cause for concern across the nation particularly among under-age kids and college students.

Nicole Lynn Celestino, a 18 year old from Long Island, died after drinking the caffeinated alcoholic beverage Four Loko, and students at colleges in New Jersey and Washington were hospitalized.

Four Loko, one of the most popular brands, gets its name from the 4 stimulants added to its can: caffeine, taurine, guarana and wormwood, the active ingredient in absinthe. Dubbed 'blackout in a can' – Four Loko is a fruity malt liquor, loaded with caffeine, which contains 12% alcohol.

Pages