State Senator Jose Peralta, the School Construction Authority, the Department of Education, parents and educators broke ground for the construction of the new building for P.S. 143 in Corona, one of the most overcrowded schools in the City. Senator Peralta had proposed the construction of this new permanent addition to replace the decades-old classroom trailers.

Today, State Senator Jose Peralta announced that he secured state funding to upgrade the auditorium at P.S. 19 The Marino Jeantet School in Corona. The $250,000 state allocation will modernize the auditorium by replacing the broken seats and chairs, installing a new audio system and upgrading the electrical system to facilitate the installation of an air conditioning unit. Outside of normal school functions, P.S. 19’s auditorium is also used to hold community events and activities. Senator Peralta made the announcement alongside Genie Caliber, Principal of P.S.

Senator Elaine Phillips recently met with student government officers from Carle Place High School and Middle School to discuss the importance of leadership, ethics and government.

"Our government on local, state and federal levels depend on the involvement and contribution of young people like those in the Carle Place School District,” Senator Elaine Phillips said. “Thank you to Principal Thomas DePaola, Superintendent David Flatley and Erika Fallik for inviting me to meet with district’s Student Government to listen to the ideas of our future community leaders.”  

(Middletown, NY)-With several hunting seasons’ just days away, Senator John J. Bonacic (R/C/I-Mt. Hope) today urged hunters in the Hudson Valley and Catskills to follow all safety rules to ensure a safe and enjoyable hunt. It is critically important that hunters use common sense and remember what they were taught in their NYS Department of Conservation hunters education course. While statistics show that hunting in New York State is safer than ever, hunters make mistakes every year. However, every hunting-related shooting incident is preventable.

Senator Robach to Host Senior Scam Forum

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Senator Joe Robach is partnering with the New York State Attorney General’s Regional Office, Lifespan of Rochester and local law enforcement agencies to help you learn how to protect your identity and to inform you about targeted scams affecting seniors in our community.

ShopRite representatives announced they expect to open their Bruckner Plaza store by mid-2018

Bronx, NY - Senator Jeff Klein, joined by ShopRite officials, hosted a turkey giveaway for residents of the Sack Wern Houses and Clason Point Gardens on Monday night. More than 80 turkeys were donated to residents of both housing developments less than two weeks before Thanksgiving.

New York, NY - As a former EMT with more than seven years of experience, Senator Terrence Murphy understands the selfless dedication and courage a first responder needs in order to serve their community. Since becoming a State Senator in 2014, Murphy has made the safety of first responders a priority, and, in turn, has been recognized by numerous community organizations for sponsoring life-saving legislation.