The New York State Senate today passed legislation (S.7103C), co-sponsored by Senator George Amedore, to ensure safe drinking water in our schools by requiring testing for lead in public schools.


“Many of our school building throughout New York State are old, with old infrastructure,” said Senator George Amedore. “Lead can lead to damaging health issues, particularly in young children, and the health and safety of our children in our schools needs to be a priority.”


The New York State Senate today passed a measure to protect children from potentially being exposed to dangerous lead levels in school drinking water. The bill (S7103C), sponsored by Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats) ensures that periodic tap water testing for lead is conducted by schools to obtain important information about the quality of students’ drinking water.

ALBANY, NY—Senator Sue Serino (R, C, I—Hyde Park) announced today that her bill to cut Metropolitan Transportation Association (MTA)—related fees for residents of both Dutchess and Putnam counties passed in the Senate.

ALBANY – State Senator Joseph Griffo, chairman of the Senate Energy and Telecommunications Committee, on Wednesday emphasized the need for the immediate implementation of the portion of the Clean Energy Standard that relates to nuclear facilities.

Expeditiously establishing the nuclear tier of the Clean Energy Standard (CES) would ensure that New York’s fleet of nuclear facilities remains viable by recognizing their clean energy contributions, Senator Griffo said.

Albany, NY June 16, 2016 – State Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) and Assemblymember Shelley Mayer (D-Yonkers) announced that their bill (S.6809-B/A.9457-A), which would give state regulators a new tool to pursue telemarketers operating in New York State that hide their identity when contacting consumers, passed the legislature this week.

State Senator Patty Ritchie has announced her bipartisan legislation to strengthen rural hospitals and preserve quality care for New Yorkers in rural parts of the state, including in the region she represents, has passed the Senate.

Community Board 10 has raised some very serious concerns about the ZR Section 73-622. It is the Board’s feeling that the Special Permit provision’s use has deviated from the original intent: rather than allowing families to make modest expansions to their homes, the Board has concluded that the applications in this district have not been consistent with the intent.

Yoga in the Park

Marine Park Yoga Schedule

By the Flagpole at Fillmore Avenue & Marine Park

Monday, June 27 at 7:00PM 

Monday, July 11 at 7:00PM 

Thursday, July 28 at 7:00PM

Monday, August 8 at 7:00PM 

Thursday, August 25 at 7:00PM

Bay Ridge Yoga Schedule

79th Street & Shore Road 

Tuesday, June 21 at 7:00PM

Saturday, July 16 at 9:00AM 

Monday, July 25 at 7:00PM 

Friday, August 12 at 10:00AM

Saturday, August 13 at 9:00AM

Today the New York State Senate unanimously passed, by a vote of 62-0, legislation introduced by State Senator James Sanders Jr. (D-Rochdale Village), which would increase the fine for repeat offenders who illegally park in a space designated for a handicapped person.