Posts Tagged ‘Daniel Squadron’

Neighborhood Chatter

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NeighborhoodChatter Compiled by Helen Matsumoto Officials Push for Domestic Violence Penalty Laws City officials, including Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr., are calling for immediate passage of a bill that would increase penalties for repeat domestic violence offenders. The legislation, led by State Sen. Daniel Squadron and Assembly Member Linda Rosenthal, would provide district attorneys [&hellip
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East Village Landmarking Meeting Held at City Hall

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Preservationists listen in on the hearing. Photo by James Kelleher. Proposed preservation of the East Village meets a vocal audience The city’s preservationists came together in City Hall Tuesday when they made their voices heard at a Landmark Preservation Commission public hearing regarding proposed preservation designation for parts of the East Village. The proposal includes many historical, albeit dated, buildings like the Congregation Meseritz Synagogue [&hellip
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Neighborhood Chatter

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by Adel Manoukian DANCE NEW AMSTERDAM RESCUED FROM GETTING THE BOOT State Sen. Daniel Squadron and Executive Director of Dance New Amsterdam (DNA) Catherine Peila announced last week that the performance center in Lower Manhattan has reached an agreement with its landlord to lower its monthly rent and rental debt. This announcement comes after a [&hellip
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Gov. Cuomo Proposes Reduced Penalty for Public Possession of Marijuana

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Cuomo seeks to loosen marijuana policies, while some lawmakers call proposal too lenient By Paul Bisceglio Get caught with a joint hidden in your pocket in New York and you get a fine. Get caught with a joint tucked behind your ear or lit in your hand and you get arrested. Concealed possession of 25 [&hellip
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Neighborhood Chatter

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NeighborhoodChatter Citywide Pols React Negatively to Planned Implementation of Secure Communities Program This week, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, along with several members of the City Council, held a press conference demanding that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) halt the activation of Secure Communities in New York City. According to a press release from the [&hellip
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Community Turns Out For Squadron

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Comm.Convention.2012.Schumer By Courtney M. Holbrook State Sen. Daniel Squadron has a history of listening to his constituents’ concerns. Squadron helped secure $66.5 million in funds for the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation last week, and has supported bills for marriage equality and ethics reform in the past. These policy decisions came from “listening to the people and [&hellip
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Neighborhood Chatter

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moca(2) Lower East Side Museum of Chinese in America Welcomes New Exec. Director The Board of Trustees of the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) has announced the appointment of the accomplished program expert and East Asian scholar Helen Koh, who began working there in mid-April. “We are looking forward to having Helen Koh lead our [&hellip
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Neighborhood Chatter: Cancer Care Added for 9/11 First Responders

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After several heated hours, on Wednesday, March 28, the 15-member World Trade Center Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) decided that the federal government should cover treatment of thyroid cancer, melanoma, cancer of the respiratory and digestive systems, breast cancer, soft tissue sarcomas, eye cancer, oral cavity cancer, ovarian cancer, urinary tract cancer, leukemia, lymphoma [&hellip
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Chinatown Soon To Be Pond Free

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UPDATE: (4/4/12) On April 5, State Senator Daniel Squadron will join the NYC Department of Transportation at 10 AM to officially break ground and begin repair of road-curb ponding conditions in Chinatown. The repairs will include milling and resurfacing large stretches of Mulberry and Baxter Streets, and filling potholes throughout Chinatown in order to remove and prevent “ponding” which is [&hellip
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