FREE Diabetes Information Session

Senator James Sanders Jr. will host a FREE Diabetes Informational Session as part of Diabetes Awareness Month. It will feature experts from area hospitals including Jamaica Hospital and St. Francis Hospital who will discuss the causes of diabetes, tips for healthy eating, a cooking demonstration by Cornell Cooperative Extension, a discussion of different types of medications and testing supplies and diabetic support groups. It will also feature a 30-minute Zumba class for seniors. The event will be held on Tuesday, November 24, 2015 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

ALBANY – A new law will save local taxpayers money and improve government efficiency by allowing local governments to submit proposed laws electronically.


This legislation was signed into law by the Governor yesterday. The Senate version of the bill, S.3018A, was sponsored by Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I– Olean). Assemblywoman Sandy Galef (D–Ossining) and Assemblyman Joseph Giglio (R,C,I–Gowanda) sponsored the Assembly version, A.7376A. As a result, local governments will no longer be required to deliver paper versions of their proposed laws to legislators.  


Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) said today: “I am extremely disappointed with Governor Cuomo’s veto of the Veteran’s Equality Act (S.5937/A.8174-A). Sadly, with this veto, New York has failed to keep its commitment to the men and women of our armed forces. We cannot however become disheartened.

Ossining, NY - (10/15/15) – Senator David Carlucci (D- Rockland/Westchester) in partnership with Assemblywoman Sandy Galef, held their annual Westchester Senior Fair in Ossining today. Joining Senator Carlucci to welcome attendees to the Senior Fair was United States Congresswoman Nita Lowey and representatives from Phelps Memorial Hospital.

Senator David Carlucci joined New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo, former Vice President Al Gore, Columbia University President Lee Bollinger and fellow legislators at Columbia University on October 9th to announce that New York State will sign on to the Under 2 MOU, an agreement between states, provinces and municipal governments around the world to do their part to cap the rising average temperature of the Earth by under 2 degrees Celsius by the year 2100. 

Senator Jesse Hamilton, NYC Council Member Mathieu Eugene and community advocates at Maple Street Community Garden on October 25, 2015

(Brooklyn, NY - October 26, 2015) Senator Jesse Hamilton's efforts to use eminent domain to preserve the Maple Street Community Garden is the subject of stories by Rachel Holliday Smith of DNAinfo New York and Nathan Tempey of Gothamist. DNAinfo reports on the protracted court battle leading up to the current dispute.

In response to my letter of September 16th to Christopher Booth, President and CEO of  Excellus Blue Cross and Blue Shield, I met earlier today with Mr. Booth to discuss the company's response to the cyber security breach that occurred in September of this year. 

Senator Jesse Hamilton, NYC Council Member Mathieu Eugene, community residents and the awesome team behind the Maple Street Community Garden

On Sunday I updated the dedicated neighbors behind the Maple Street Community Garden on the action I am taking in the NYS Senate to protect the garden from development. I authored and introduced a bill directing state authorities to use their power to protect the lot from development and preserve the site for the community (Senate Bill 6073-2015) on Friday. I will continue to support the awesome team working to preserve this vital community space in our neighborhood and I will work with neighbors throughout the district to protect our precious community spaces. 

Brownsville turns out for #ThePipeline Youth Resource Fair

Gratified to see so many community residents and young people turn out for our #ThePipeline Youth Resource Fair on Saturday, co-hosted with Assembly Member Latrice Walker. We had more than one hundred neighbors turn out to receive information about educational opportunities, services on offer, community groups, and assistance finding employment. I am especially pleased to have so many community-minded, committed partners help in putting this Youth Resource Fair together. More than twenty organizations, city agencies, and community groups participated. Thanks for all your hard work!

New York, NY – Last week, State Senators Brad Hoylman and Liz Krueger, along with representatives from various elected offices in New York City, convened a meeting on nightlife issues between community leaders and State Liquor Authority (SLA) Chairman Vincent Bradley and CEO Kerri O’Brien.