Senator James Sanders Jr. (D-Rochdale Village, Far Rockaway) kicked off a new, free, groundbreaking home and business ownership program with a celebration on March 8, 2018 at the Jamaica of Commerce.

"Who is ready to own a home?" Sanders asked the crowd, who responded with much applause. "Langston Hughes once said that America should be America for everyone. There is so much wealth and progress all around us, but for a long time our plate has been empty. Let's do something about that."

Albany – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District) and Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R-C-I-Ref, 64th District), today are denouncing the New York State Parole Board’s decision to release cop-killer Herman Bell, who was convicted in the 1971 murder of Police Officers Joseph Piagentini and Waverly Jones. This was the seventh time since 2004 that Bell had pleaded for parole.

Press Conference - PS/ MS 42 will Remain Open

New York State Senator James Sanders Jr. (D-Rochdale Village, Far Rockaway) will host a celebratory press conference tomorrow, March 16th  to celebrate that PS / MS 42 R. Vernam will remain open after initially being slated for closure in December due to low performance. 

The Panel for Educational Policy rejected the closure proposal by the deBlasio administration earlier this month, after seven hours of testimony at a hearing in which parents and elected officials fought to save the struggling school. 

Senate Agriculture Committee Chair Senator Patty Ritchie is encouraging Central and Northern New Yorkers to take part in upcoming “Maple Weekend” events, which highlight New York State’s growing maple industry and show the public how maple syrup and maple products make their way from “tree to table”.