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Congratulating the Southold High School Varsity Cheerleading Team upon being named Winter Scholar Athlete Team Champion in Competiti...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating the Southold High School Varsity
Cheerleading Team upon the occasion of being named Winter Scholar
Athlete Team Champion in Competitive Cheerleading by the New York State
Public High School Athletic Association

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to act, in accord with
its long-standing traditions, honoring the youth of today, and leaders
of tomorrow, whose character and achievements best exemplify the ideals
and values cherished by this great State and Nation; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is moved to congratulate the Southold
High School Varsity Cheerleading Team on being named Winter Scholar
Athlete Team Champion in Competitive Cheerleading by the New York State
Public High School Athletic Association; and
WHEREAS, The 2016 Southold High School Varsity Cheerleading Team has
been selected for this prestigious honor in recognition of its members
achieving the highest Grade Point Average in New York State for their
sport; and
WHEREAS, The athletic talent displayed by this team is due in great
part to the efforts of Head Coach Kathy Williams, a skilled and inspira-
tional tutor, respected for her ability to develop potential into excel-
lence; and
WHEREAS, Loyally and enthusiastically supported by family, fans,
friends and the community at large, the members of the Southold High
School Varsity Cheerleading Team have proven themselves to be an unbeat-
able combination of athletic and academic talents, reflecting favorably
on their community; and
WHEREAS, Head Coach Kathy Williams has done a superb job in guiding,
molding and inspiring these gifted young cheerleaders toward their
goals; and
WHEREAS, Poised eagerly with enthusiasm and determined purpose, these
scholar athletes now stand honorably, with just pride in their accom-
plishments and in eager anticipation of future challenges, understanding
and appreciating the caring counsel and support provided by their teach-
ers, coaches and parents; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that when young
people who represent their community with pride and determination while
participating in competitive sports are brought to our attention, they
should be celebrated and recognized by all the citizens of the great
State of New York; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
congratulate the Southold High School Varsity Cheerleading Team on being
named Winter Scholar Athlete Team Champion in Competitive Cheerleading
by the New York State Public High School Athletic Association; and be it
further
RESOLVED, That copies of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the Southold High School Varsity Cheerleading Team, and Coach
Kathy Williams.

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J4657

Congratulating Brian Sweeney upon the occasion of receiving the distinguished rank of Eagle Scout, the most prestigious of Scouting ...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating Brian Sweeney upon the occasion of
receiving the distinguished rank of Eagle Scout, the most prestigious of
Scouting honors, on May 7, 2016

WHEREAS, Brian Sweeney, through his diligence and rigorous efforts, has
achieved Scouting's highest and most prestigious rank, Eagle Scout; the
Eagle Court of Honor ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 7, 2016, at
Holy Name of Jesus Church, Woodbury, New York; and
WHEREAS, Brian Sweeney is a member of Boy Scouts of America Troop 381,
Hicksville, New York; and
WHEREAS, America has achieved her greatest heights of glory through
the dedication, determination and tireless efforts of the outstanding
citizens of this Nation; and
WHEREAS, It is only with the continued diligence and devotion of our
youth, tomorrow's leaders, that America will maintain her glory; and
WHEREAS, The Boy Scouts of America and its members are dedicated to
the development of character and leadership in the youth of this Nation;
and
WHEREAS, The highest achievement of leadership in Scouting, earned by
only five percent of all Boy Scouts, is the distinguished rank of Eagle
Scout; and
WHEREAS, This outstanding young man has been involved in Scouting for
many years, has lived up to Scouting's ideals and has attained all of
the necessary achievements, including completion of a community service
project, which was successfully planned, developed and executed; and
WHEREAS, For his project, Brian Sweeney created a St. Joseph's Prayer
Garden at Holy Name of Jesus Church, Woodbury, New York, in honor of
Joseph Mario Reali, a 25 year-old parishioner who tragically lost his
life on January 16, 2015; and
WHEREAS, The beautiful garden consists of a St. Joseph statue
surrounded by flowers, bushes and two wooden benches that Brian Sweeney
built and stained; he also added a bird bath, solar lights and restored
an old bell tower that was located on church property; and
WHEREAS, In addition, Brian Sweeney made a pedestal and walkway out of
fieldstone and installed a handrail to help the elderly walk up the
walkway; and
WHEREAS, Brian Sweeney's perseverance in rising through the ranks to
Eagle Scout is a strong indication of his ability to master difficult
tasks; his accomplishment will enable him to emerge as a leader, fully
equipped to meet the challenges of today's complex society; and
WHEREAS, This new Eagle Scout is a credit to his family, his school,
his community, his State and his Nation, and no doubt his future will be
filled with accomplishments of equal importance; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations, in
recognition of the significance of this meritorious achievement, to
congratulate and honor Brian Sweeney on achieving the rank of Eagle
Scout; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Brian Sweeney.

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  • 06 / Apr / 2016
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J4656

Memorializiong Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim April 30, 2016, as T'ai Chi and Qigong Day in the State of New York

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to
proclaim April 30, 2016, as T'ai Chi and Qigong Day in the State of New
York, in conjunction with the observance of World T'ai Chi and Qigong
Day

WHEREAS, The health and welfare of all citizens is a primary concern;
and
WHEREAS, Stress is a factor in the ability to maintain a healthy life-
style; and
WHEREAS, All citizens should take advantage of the opportunity to
improve the quality of life through effective healthcare practices; and
WHEREAS, The practice of T'ai Chi and Qigong promotes stress
reduction, improves breathing capacity, lowers high blood pressure,
boosts the immune system, slows the aging process, and improves balance
and coordination; and
WHEREAS, T'ai Chi and Qigong continue to receive validation through
scientific research and through daily practice; and
WHEREAS, Organizations and supporters of T'ai Chi and Qigong have
selected the last Saturday in April as the day to celebrate and inform
others about the benefits of T'ai Chi and Qigong around the world; and
WHEREAS, On Saturday, April 30, 2016, World T'ai Chi and Qigong Day
will be celebrated in public parks and public facilities across our
great State and Nation; this year marks the 16th annual celebration in
the Village of Patchogue; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
memorialize Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim April 30, 2016, as T'ai
Chi and Qigong Day in the State of New York, in conjunction with the
observance of World T'ai Chi and Qigong Day; and be it further
RESOLVED, That copies of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor of the State of New
York, and the Water Tiger School of T'ai Chi Ch'uan in Patchogue, New
York.

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  • 06 / Apr / 2016
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J4655

Commending the First Baptist Church of Crown Heights upon hosting its Veterans Service on April 10, 2016, and paying tribute to this...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commending the First Baptist Church of Crown
Heights upon hosting its Veterans Service on April 10, 2016, and paying
tribute to this year's honorees

WHEREAS, Religious institutions, and the many spiritual, social and
educational benefits they confer, play a vital role in the development
of the moral fabric of a responsible citizenry; and
WHEREAS, It is the tradition of this State and Nation to pay tribute
to those institutions and individuals who have contributed to the
ethical and spiritual values of their communities; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to commend
the First Baptist Church of Crown Heights upon hosting its Veterans
Service on Sunday, April 10, 2016, in Brooklyn, New York; and
WHEREAS, This year's honored veterans include Henry Eugene Berger,
Marion Bowden, Charles Brown, Ollie Burch, Barry Bragton, Michael
Cochran, Michael Dyer, Brian Ford, Charles Ford, Benjamin Everson,
Norwood Hughes, Charles Henderson, Robert Jackson, Charles Jordan, Feber
Kennedy, Robert Lewis III, Hipolito Manzo, Ronald Newman, Joseph Lawson,
Francis Hebb, Russell Taylor, Darryl K. Taylor, Ms. Patricia McMillan,
Hiawatha Olds, Beverly Woods, Mary Silvers and Freddie Simmons; and
WHEREAS, The First Baptist Church of Crown Heights was founded on
April 30, 1953, for the purpose of proclaiming a gospel message relevant
to man's needs in a changing society, as well as to work towards the
liberation of men from all forms of oppression whether it be spiritual,
social, political or economic; and
WHEREAS, Over the years, the First Baptist Church of Crown Heights has
continued to grow and expand in its mission of gathering disciples for
Jesus Christ under the able leadership of the late Pastor Clarence
Norman; and
WHEREAS, In addition, this esteemed religious institution has
addressed community issues such as job training, housing development,
and has offered services for the homeless and the elderly as part of its
outreach ministry; and
WHEREAS, Today, under the luminous guidance of Pastor Daryl G. Blood-
saw, the First Baptist Church of Crown Heights continues to thrive as a
source of spiritual guidance and fulfillment to the Crown Heights commu-
nity and beyond; and
WHEREAS, The First Baptist Church of Crown Heights now stands on the
threshold of tomorrow, prepared to meet the challenges of the coming
decades while retaining that spiritual resolve which characterizes its
past; and
WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body to take note of
enduring religious institutions and to bring such institutions to the
attention of the people of this Empire State; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commend the First Baptist Church of Crown Heights upon hosting its
Veterans Service on April 10, 2016, and to pay tribute to this year's
honorees; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Reverend Daryl G. Bloodsaw, First Baptist Church of Crown
Heights, Brooklyn, New York, and the aforementioned honorees.

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  • 06 / Apr / 2016
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The New York State Senate today passed S.2711, a bill sponsored by Senator Rich Funke to create a new first degree murder charge for the intentional killing of a prosecutor or district attorney. The legislation would put prosecutors in parity with police officers, corrections officers, and judges, whose killers are automatically eligible for a charge of murder in the first degree. The bill passed with bipartisan support. 

On Wednesday, March 30, I submitted testimony to the New York City Council’s Committee on Transportation regarding Intro 1109, legislation to authorize the New York City Department of Transportation to manage and regulate pedestrian plazas citywide. I am grateful to Council Members Garodnick and Johnson for their introduction of this legislation, as well as Council Members Lander, Rodriguez, Torres and Chin for their cosponsorship of the bill. I am also grateful to Manhattan Borough President Brewer, Community Board 5, and the Times Square Alliance for their collaboration in this effort.

The story that a Long Island foster parent allegedly got away with abusing children for two decades should make our blood boil. The question remains: Is Albany going to do anything about it?

Tragically, reports of child sexual abuse are familiar New York headlines. At the Horace Mann School in the Bronx, a recent report identified more than 60 former students abused by more than 22 employees since the 1960s. At Poly Prep Country Day School in Brooklyn, famed football coach Philip Foglietta was accused of abusing more than 10 students during his 40-year tenure

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