Posts Tagged ‘Linda Rosenthal’

POL GETS COLLECTORS AWARD

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Assembly Member Linda Rosenthal may have a modest collection of political memorabilia, but her avid interest earned her the first annual Ed Potter Memorial Award, an honor given to an elected official who actively collects political memorabilia and artifacts. It is named after Ed Potter, who was a significant collector of such memorabilia. Rosenthal said [&hellip
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POLICE TRAINING FOR ANIMAL CRUELTY

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After the high-profile animal abuse case that landed pro-footballer Michael Vick in jail for his dog-fighting ring, local police will soon receive training in how to spot and effectively enforce animal cruelty laws. Gov. David Paterson signed a bill into law that allows the Municipal Police Training Council to develop procedures for police to investigate [&hellip
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REC CENTER GETS REVAMPED

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With railings being held together by duct tape, the 59th Street Recreational Center is in desperate need of renovation. Luckily, construction will soon start on a new state-of-the-art facility for the community. On Sept. 18, Rep. Jerrold Nadler, Assembly Member Linda Rosenthal, Borough President Scott Stringer and Council Member Gale Brewer and tossed dirt from [&hellip
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YOGA STUDIOS SAVED

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When the New York State Education Department announced onerous licensing requirements and a $50,000 penalty for yoga instructors who didn’t comply, State Sen. Eric Schneiderman and Assembly Member Linda Rosenthal fought back with a new bill that would exempt yoga studios from the requirements. But after the bills were introduced, the department reversed the rule [&hellip
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LEGISLATURE MOVES ON POLS’ BILLS

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Before the State Senate adjourned for the rest of the summer, the chamber passed three bills sponsored by local legislators. State Sen. Tom Duane’s Family Health Care Decisions Act will allow a patient’s family member, domestic partner or close friend to make health care treatment decisions once that individual has lost decision-making capacity. “This is [&hellip
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Semper Paratus: “Always Ready”

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Assembly Member Linda Rosenthal (center) presents a State Proclamation celebrating the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary’s 70th anniversary. Accepting the proclamation were, from left to right, Commander Robert Morningstar, an auxiliary member; Lieutenant Commander Christopher Zorman of the Coast Guard; Commodore Steve Ackerman, an auxiliary member; and Commander Beth Young of the Coast Guard. Photo [&hellip
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ROSENTHAL CHAIRS HOUSING SUBCOMMITTEE

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Assembly Member Linda Rosenthal was recently tapped to head the Mitchell-Lama Housing Subcommittee. Mitchell-Lama is a housing program started in the 1950s to entice developers with tax incentives to make units affordable for middle-class residents. But Mitchell-Lama housing is dwindling on the Upper West Side. Building investors have taken advantage of a provision that allows [&hellip
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BLOGGER SHIELD LAW

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Journalist bloggers in New York may receive the same protection that traditional journalists enjoy. A new bill introduced by State Sen. Tom Duane and Assembly Member Linda Rosenthal would give bloggers access to shield laws that journalists use to protect anonymous sources. New York State has one of the strongest shield laws in the country [&hellip
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