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STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. ­­ A package of women's equality bills signed into law in Albany on Wednesday includes laws on pay equity and human trafficking that Sens. Diane Savino and Andrew Lanza have for years been passing in the Senate, only to see the bills die in the Assembly.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the package of eight bills into law after they passed last session in the state Legislature.

The bill, sponsored by Savino (D­North Shore/Brooklyn), ensures pay equity for women by prohibiting employers from paying women less for doing the same work as men.

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Recently, I’ve heard from too many of our neighbors that they’ve experienced some suspicious activity in the area and I’ve even experienced it first-hand.

Information is power and I think that it’s important to come together—as a community—to talk about anything that we may have seen or heard in an effort to help bolster public safety.

Senator Michael Nozzolio today announced that all eight bills from the Senate’s comprehensive Women’s Equality Agenda have now been signed into law by the Governor. These measures were a top priority for the Senator and were passed in the Senate earlier this year on the first day the Senate could vote on legislation. 

As many of you know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Acknowledging the 31 days in October, Senator Robach and the Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester want to share 31 Truths About Breast Cancer. For breast cancer survivors, awareness is only the first step. Right now, almost 3 million women in the United States are living in the aftermath of a breast cancer diagnosis.

Senator Robach supports the families here in our own community who have been impacted by breast cancer. Will you join him?

Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R-C-I, Elma) announced he has secured $400,000 in state funding to support a major expansion of the West Seneca Public Library.  Phase I of the project includes construction of a 10,236 square foot addition to the Union Road library, while Phase II calls for interior modifications.  The total cost of the project is estimated at $2.8 million with groundbreaking expected in early 2016.   

Veterans Career Resource Fair

Pipeline Mentorship Program Kickoff

District Night with Senator Jesse Hamilton

Little Ghouls and Goblins Halloween Fest

Trick-or-treat at Senator Jesse Hamilton’s 2nd  annual Halloween Fest. Supported by WIADCA, MetroPlus, HCC, TD Bank  and Caribbean American Pride. Complete with treats and a dance contest. Seating is first come first served so reserve early. RSVP required, please call us at (718)-284-4700.

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