POUGHKEEPSIE, NY—New York State Senator Sue Serino wants the Hudson Valley to be made a priority when it comes to State initiatives and investments, so on Tuesday October 13th, she invited Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan to tour her Senate District ahead of the upcoming Legislative Session.

Senator Andrew Lanza is continuing his partnership with Project Renewal’s Scan Van Program to provide free mammography and clinical breast exams on board a 40 foot van to the women across Staten Island. Senator Lanza and Project Renewal are well aware of the importance of educating women about the risk of breast cancer, and the importance of early screening and diagnosis. Women who receive early screening, diagnosis and treatment have an increased chance of survival.

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Project Renewal’s Scan Van Program provides screening digital mammography and clinical breast exams on board a mobile mammography van. We target medically under-served women, including minority, new immigrants, uninsured, and senior citizens. We partner with community based organizations to coordinate mobile mammography screening events across New York City. 

Hoylman: The agreement reached by WeWork and 32BJ SEIU sets an example for how the sharing economy can support working New Yorkers."

"The agreement reached by WeWork and 32BJ SEIU sets an example for how the sharing economy can support working New Yorkers. WeWork has quickly become a center of entrepreneurship in New York City and across the globe, and I applaud them for recognizing that innovation can and should go hand in hand with good-paying jobs and benefits."

State Senator Patty Ritchie is marking Domestic Violence Awareness Month by announcing she has delivered $116,000 in special funding to help support the efforts of local organizations seeking to stop the spread of violence, rape and sexual assault throughout Central and Northern New York.

Funding secured by Senator Ritchie will benefit rape crisis services at the Victims Assistance Center of Jefferson County, Oswego County Opportunities and St. Lawrence Valley Renewal House.

Senator Jesse Hamilton at press conference calling for restoration of B71 bus service

Time for the MTA to restore the critical link of B71 bus service. Bus services help knit Brooklyn neighborhoods together – opening up access to small businesses, parks, and cultural institutions. That point is certainly the case for restored B71 service, which would bring back a needed route between no less than six neighborhoods: Crown Heights, Prospect Heights, Park Slope, Gowanus, Carroll Gardens, and the Columbia Street Waterfront District. 

Senator Larkin announced today that the Veterans Buyback Bill also known as the Veterans’ Equality Act has been sent to Governor Cuomo for his signature.  Senator Larkin unanimously passed S5937 near the end of the 2015 legislative session.  Assemblywoman Amy Paulin passed a companion bill A8174a in the Assembly.

The bi-partisan bill that passed both houses has an appropriation of $24.8 million.  According to the Assembly sponsor of this bill, the $24.8 million estimate was provided by the division of the budget.

My Brother's Keeper: Action Plan Launch Celebration

Solution Not Suspension: Community Forum

Has the use of suspensions changed in Yonkers schools over the last two years? Is there a shared commitment and vision for improving school climate for all students? Please join YPS staff and community members to review progress and help determine next steps. For more information, email

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District), Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano, and Legislator Rich Nicolello will be sponsoring a free KidPix child ID program in Albertson. The program will be held on Wednesday, October 28th from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm at the Shelter Rock Library (165 Searingtown Road, Albertson).