Friday, April 11, 2014

Bazzomanifesto Update 04/11/14: 19 Topics In Today's blog

THIS BLOGS TOPICS:

1)   Attempt to appoint new Yorktown board member fails 04/08/14

2)  Westchester Legislators Briefed on Child Abuse Prevention Efforts

3)  Westchester Legislator Shimsky Renews Call for Expedited Ashford Avenue Bridge Approvals

4)  Maloney Can’t Even Bother To Support A Budget

5)  Political Scene: Little Chance for Campaign-Finance Reform

6)  New ROI column from Frank J. Rich: The Buying Difference

7)  SENATOR BALL WARNS THAT NYC MUNICIPAL ID WILL CREATE HOMELAND SECURITY NIGHTMARE

8)  SENATOR BALL DELIVERS MILLIONS FOR "OPERATION: FILL IN THE HOLES" WESTCHESTER, PUTNAM & DUTCHESS TO RECEIVE OVER $2 MILLION FOR LOCAL ROAD REPAIRS

9)  Pajama Program Hosts Bestselling Author Lucille Colandro for Pajama Party

10)  Pitch in for Parks” on April 26

11)  NYS DOH Abortion Clinic Documents Now Available

12)  "NY Needs Investigation to Get to Bottom" of DoH Negligence

13)   Westchester County Board of Legislators Task Force on Families

14)  Astorino TV: Moreland Commission Edition, Apr. 10, 2014

15)  Rowing Regatta After Party at Tod's Point April 27th - Fun for the Entire Family!

16)  APRIL 17th DONT MISS THIS.. GET TICKETS NOW! The GREAT LOVE DEBATE at Greenwich Library

17) Cox: Schneiderman, Cuomo crumble on corruption

18)  You're Invited: County Executive Ed Day's Annual Golf Outing 05/08/14

19)  Cox on Moreland Commission: Who interfered and why?

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Meeting highlights.  For a summary of all agenda items, visit ciyinfo.org.

Special note: Due to a technical problem, as of 1pm, April 9, the full meeting summary has not yet been uploaded to ciyinfo.org and the links shown below are not currently operable.  However, in the interim, the full summary can be viewed at ciyinfo.blogspot.com I apologize for this inconvenience and delay.

1. Town Board Vacancy
Supervisor Grace received only two votes, his and Councilman Murphy’s, to appoint Richard Campanaro. Three votes are needed to approve the resolution.

2. R&S proposal to operate organic recycling facility
The board discussed a proposal by R&S Waste Services, the company that currently has the garbage contract, to take over the town’s Greenwood Street recycling  program for brush and logs

3. Stoney Street water main issue
Water Superintendent Rambo advised the board that a leak has been detected ion Stoney Street under the Bear Mountain Parkway.  Because the town does not have the equipment to undertake the repair, the town will explore with the state whether ECCO, the company currently doing the Route 202 project, can do the work.

4. Garden Club/Commerce Street beautification
The town will give the Garden Club additional funds for the seasonal planting program
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 9, 2014

Contact: Tom Staudter | ThomasS@westchesterlegislators.com | 914-995-2819 (office) | 914-49-5221 (cell)

 

Westchester Legislators Briefed on Child Abuse Prevention Efforts

 

White Plains, NY – Several members of the Westchester County Board of Legislators (BOL) were briefed on the efforts of the Child Abuse Prevention Center yesterday and heard how volunteers for the organization have worked to help families across the county reduce the incidence of child abuse and neglect.

 

April is “Child Abuse Prevention Month.”

 

Executive Director Laura Schwartz and Assistant Executive Director Linda Paver of the Child Abuse Prevention Center (CAPC), both veteran social workers, met with the BOL Community Services Committee at the request of its chair, Legislator Alfreda Williams (D-Greenburgh), and spoke about how their organization is fighting what is often referred to as a “hidden epidemic.” Presently, the CAPC is working closely with about 150 families and serving more than a thousand other families with various outreach and assistance programs.

 

According to national statistics, more than 3 million reports of child abuse are made every year in the United States, which has one of the worst records in this regard among industrialized nations.

 

“Children are among our most vulnerable residents, and it is incumbent on us to do all we can to guarantee their protection,” said Williams. “The County’s support of the Child Abuse Prevention Center is a crucial component of our safety net services. As awareness of this important societal issue grows, I hope that more people and organizations will get involved, and we can decrease the incidence of abuse. No child in Westchester, or anywhere, should have to suffer from abuse or neglect.”

 

The Child Abuse Prevention Center, based here in White Plains, has been operating for over thirty years with the understanding that abuse and neglect occur among all socioeconomic, ethnic or religious groups. Again, statistics show that nearly two-thirds of reported abuse cases involve substance abuse, and consequences of abuse are long-term: children who experience abuse and neglect are about nine times more likely to turn to criminal activity.

 

Each year, Westchester County contracts with Child Abuse Prevention Center for its services, which include a Parent Aide program, community education and outreach, a parent help-line and volunteer training. The annual total of funding is about $200,000, with the County sharing the cost with State and Federal partners.

 

Schwartz noted after the meeting that the number of calls to the CAPC Help-Line increased last year from the previous year.

 

To raise awareness—and funds—in its fight against child abuse, the CAPC will host its Annual “Taking Steps Against Child Abuse Walkathon” on April 27, 2014 at Playland. Registration and sponsorship forms can be found at www.capcwalkathon.dojiggy.com.

 

The CAPC website is www.preventchildabuse.net

 
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 10, 2014

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Legislator Shimsky Renews Call for Expedited Ashford Avenue Bridge Repair Approvals

 

White Plains, NY – Westchester Legislator MaryJane Shimsky (D-Hastings-on-Hudson), chair of the Westchester County Board of Legislators (BOL) Infrastructure Committee, expressed relief that the final piece of bonding authorization is now in place for the repair of the Ashford Avenue Bridge, and called on all involved parties to complete the necessary reviews and allow for the start of construction as quickly as possible.

 

Earlier this week the Westchester County Board of Legislators approved unanimously a bond act that authorizes funding for the repairs of the Ashford Avenue Bridge, which connects the Villages of Dobbs Ferry and Ardsley, and is the worst ranked County-owned bridge in terms of structural safety in Westchester. The legislation now awaits the final approval of County Executive Rob Astorino.

 

“I’m grateful that my colleagues on the Board understand the necessity of moving quickly on the Ashford Avenue Bridge project,” said Shimsky. “Because of years of past neglect, the concrete on the bridge is crumbling at an accelerated pace, so we need to begin work as soon as possible.”

 

In January Shimsky communicated with the New York State Department of Transportation NYSDOT and asked for its review of plans to move quicker apace than the usual lengthy process because one of the bridge’s expansion joints failed and was plated over, with more deterioration expected over the winter. Today an eastbound lane on the bridge was closed for emergency repair work and inspection.

 

The new bonding legislation approved by the BOL this week at its regular meeting authorizes the issuance of a total of $9,978,000 of bonds to finance the partial reconstruction of the existing 405-foot-long bridge on Ashford Avenue over I-87 and the Saw Mill River Parkway. The total cost includes $1,100,000 in bonds authorized in 2007 for design of the bridge reconstruction project. The overall project will also receive an additional $6,762,000, the cost shared between the Federal Highway Administration, New York State and several utility companies, for the relocation of utilities during the project.

 

In June 2012, several pieces of concrete from the Ashford Avenue Bridge fell onto the New York State Thruway below, damaging six vehicles. A chunk of concrete fell from the bridge the previous year onto a grassy area near the Thruway. No one was injured, and the County later put up netting and planking to catch more falling debris.

 

The main repair work on the Ashford Avenue Bridge, which will include replacing the superstructure with a wider deck and rehabilitating the piers to meet federal seismic regulations, is not slated to begin until March 2015. The project also encompasses a 173-foot long ramp, extending off the bridge to the northbound side of the Saw Mill River Parkway. (Built in 1950, both the bridge and ramp were last rehabilitated in 1992.) Shimsky noted that years of delay in beginning the project is compromising the bridge’s structural integrity.

 

Although funding for the design of the bridge project was in place, funding for rehabilitation and construction was not included in the 2010, 2011 and 2012 Capital Project Budgets, thus stalling the rehabilitation. Shimsky noted that years of delay in beginning the project is compromising the bridge’s structural integrity.

 

“I’m urging the State and Astorino Administration to work together and get this bridge fixed,” said Shimsky. “Waiting till next year to start the work is making a lot of people nervous.”

 
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For Immediate Release
April 11, 2014
Contact: Press Office
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Maloney Can’t Even Bother To Support A Budget
 
New York Democrat Didn’t Vote For A Budget This Year
 
WASHINGTON – What are we paying him for? New York voters sent Sean Patrick Maloney to Washington to stand up and make the tough decisions. They want more jobs, less debt, and a better future for their families. And all Maloney has given them is “no.”
 
Sean Patrick Maloney hasn’t bothered to support a single budget this year. New York voters deserve better than that. Families across the state have to set a budget, why should they expect any different from Maloney? If he was serious about wanting to fix our nation’s challenges, he could have at least supported a budget—any budget.
 
“Sean Patrick Maloney couldn’t be bothered to support a budget this year,said NRCC Communications Director Andrea Bozek. “What are we paying him for? New York voters have heard enough excuses. They expect him to lead.”
 
Sean Patrick Maloney Did Not Vote For A Budget In 2014. (Obama Budget: http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2014/roll171.xml, CBC Budget: http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2014/roll172.xml,
 

 

 

 

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The Buying Difference
  
In the effort to determine what influences the buying decision--more than anything else--both science and art have traded places over the years. Is it what's said about a product that compels the buyer, or the way it is said? Is it the force of a recognizable brand? Or, maybe, it's the association of the product with another brand, such as an ad for weight loss in The Wall Street Journal?
 
The question dogs us, even to this day. With brands taking the limelight as Main Street struggles to find its own recovery, consumption off by double digits, and pressure from all things digital, its seduction the ease in promotion that never arrives, we hope beyond all else that the tide rises and raises us with it. But the question remains: "How do we influence the buyer to become a customer?" A recent study by Neilson gives some clues.
 
Expert reviews are the most powerful digital content type for influencing consumers' purchasing decisions. The findings of this Neilsen report commissioned by iPowered, a technology startup, measured customer response to digital media content, but apply equally (in practical terms) to print, billboard, and broadcast. Specifically, the study examined how the tested content affected awareness/familiarity, perceptions (likeability), and purchase consideration for nine products.
 
Expert reviews (credible, third-party online articles) were the most effective online content type across all three stages of the purchase process, increasing purchase consideration 11%, affinity 12%, and familiarity 15%, Nielsen found.
 
On average, expert content lifted familiarity 88% more than branded content, and 50% more than user reviews; affinity, 50% more than branded content and 20% more than user reviews; and purchase consideration, 38% more than branded content and 83% more than user reviews.
 
Why Expert Reviews?  
Researchers noted two key differentiators that may help to explain why expert reviews were the only type of content that exhibited a strong lift across all three areas of the purchase funnel: 
  • Independence: The third-party (independent) element of expert reviews was very important to consumers: 50% indicated that they wouldn't trust a brand's website for an unbiased assessment of a product, and 61% were less likely to trust product reviews paid for by the company selling the product.
  • Informative: Consumers perceived expert content to be more informative: On average, they found it 10% more informative than user reviews and 8% more informative than branded content.
Impact by Product Type 
  • To test the impact across various categories, respondents were shown expert reviews, branded content, and user reviews for nine products: Auto insurance, new cars, high-end HDTV sets, smartphones, dryers, child seats, digital cameras, video games, and electric toothbrushes.
  • Expert content provided the most familiarity lift for seven out of the nine products, the most affinity lift for five of the nine products, and the most purchase intent lift for six of the nine products.
  • For branded content, lift was strongest in categories where product specs are a critical part of the part of the decision making process, such as cameras.
  • User reviews were successful in categories where users tend to have a higher degree of product expertise, such as videogames.
What to Do About It
 
It's no mystery that an informed consumer is a buyer. Information and education are the most effective tools. And trust is at issue in virtually all exchanges between buyer and seller.
The notes above are taken directly from the Nielsen study, but any in business know in the viscera the value of its conclusions. We are people; too busy, overloaded with information, targets of every kind of something, and working hardest at our sense of belonging ... to all things. When given the opportunity to "relate to," not "react to" things we are made more comfortable in our environment and in our skins. It is at this precise moment that we begin the process of transformation into buyers, sincerely growing a commitment to the things we want, need, or are in the habit of buying. We trust the well-informed most. This is the buying difference.
 
 
  
  
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Contact: Joe Bachmeier, (845) 531-9796
 
SENATOR BALL WARNS THAT NYC MUNICIPAL ID WILL CREATE HOMELAND SECURITY NIGHTMARE
Ball: This Mayor’s Proposal Is Just Plain Stupid
Albany, N.Y. – 04/10/2014 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson), Chairman of the Senate Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee, issued the following statement regarding the introduction of the New York City Municipal ID card legislation.
“As the details on the Mayor’s plan becomes clear, our worst fears have been confirmed. Without requiring fingerprints, or other proper security checks, this will create a homeland security nightmare for law enforcement and the vulnerable civilian population of New York City and beyond.
This extreme Mayor is blatantly creating a fictitious identity for hundreds of thousands of individuals without putting in place the proper safety protocols. These non-ID cards will be used as breeder documents, not just by illegal alien workers, but by criminals and terrorists looking to open bank accounts, board planes and trains, execute lease agreements and ultimately harm New Yorkers. We do not have the luxury of getting it wrong when it comes to our national security. This Mayor’s proposal is a homeland security nightmare, and must be stopped. This isn’t an issue of liberal verse conservative or republican verse democrat; this Mayor’s proposal is just plain stupid.
In 2011, 7,500 plus illegal aliens who came illegally across our Southern Border hailed from places like Iraq, Syria, Iran and Sudan, including state sponsors of terrorism. This Mayor is telling illegal aliens, criminals and terrorists alike, ‘Break the law and get to New York as fast as you can. When you do, we will issue you an identity; any identity.’
Among the September 11th terrorists, 19 of them had more than 60 driver’s licenses and over 300 aliases and identifications. They went to other states with lax identification laws and that’s why the U.S. Congress enacted the Real ID Act, to save lives. Now this crazed Mayor wants to forget all that and empower terrorist thugs looking to kill New Yorkers. This homeland security nightmare must be stopped, before it’s too late,” said Senator Greg Ball.
For more information, please contact jbachmei@nysenate.gov or (845) 531-9796
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Contact: Joe Bachmeier, (845) 531-9796

 

SENATOR BALL DELIVERS MILLIONS FOR “OPERATION: FILL IN THE HOLES” WESTCHESTER, PUTNAM & DUTCHESS TO RECEIVE OVER $2 MILLION FOR LOCAL ROAD REPAIRS

Brewster, N.Y. – 04/10/2014 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) has announced that Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess Counties will receive a total of $2,107,977.78 in state funding to help fix winter damaged roads and bridges. The funding comes from a $40 million statewide allotment in the 2014 – 2015 New York State Budget.

Westchester County will receive a total of $1,207,988.17, Putnam County will receive a total of $213,597.57 and Dutchess County will receive a total of $686,392.04. To view the complete allocation of the capital funding click here.

Senator Greg Ball is enlisting the community’s assistance to identify dangerous potholes in need of repair. Residents that know of potholes, are asked to report them on Senator Ball’s website.

“This brutal winter has taken a toll on all of us, but none us took it quite as bad as our roads. As the winter progressed, local governments struggled to stay on top of the weather while staying within their budgets. I was happy to work with my colleagues to deliver this much needed funding to help our local governments repair our roads and fix the potholes that this winter has left behind,” said Senator Greg Ball. “I am now enlisting the support of the community to help us identity the areas that are in dire need of attention. I have created a form on my website where residents can report potholes, so I can work with our local governments to expedite the process and get our roads back in good condition.”

If you know of a pothole, you can report it by clicking here. The additional $40 million in funding will be added to the Consolidated Local Street and Highway Improvement Program (CHIPS).

For more information, please contact jbachmei@nysenate.gov or (845) 531-9796

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On Wednesday, April 9, 2014 3:32 PM, Catherine Borgia wrote:
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Lucille Colandro, Bestselling Scholastic Inc. Author of the Popular “There Was An Old Lady….” Series Read to PS 54 First Grade Class
 
Colandro is one of Pajama Program’s Honorees May 8 along with Rosie Perez and
Elizabeth McCaul of Promontory
 
(April 9, 2014) Lucille Colandro, Scholastic Inc.’s bestselling author of the “There Was An Old Lady…” series read to PS 54’s first grade class at Pajama Program’s NYC reading center today.
The popular There Was an Old Lady…” series has more than 11 million copies in print nationwide. Afterwards, students were paired up with Pajama Program volunteers, including representatives from  Ralph Lauren, for one-on-one reading time. 
 
Lucille Colandro will be one of the honorees at Pajama Program’s Annual Benefit Dinner on May 8th at Capitale in NYC. Rosie Perez, actor, author, director and choreographer and Elizabeth McCaul, CEO of Promontory Europe will also be honored at the event.  Carla Hall, co-host of ABC’s The Chew and Pajama Program Board member will be the Guest Auctioneer and comedian RC Smith will be a special guest at the Benefit Dinner.
 
The reading party was co-hosted by Scholastic Inc., the global children’s publishing, education and media company and longtime partner of Pajama Program. Copies of There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Books and a pair of new pajamas was given to each participating child.
 
This party was part of Pajama Program’s One Million Good Nights campaign, whose goal is to collect one million new pajamas, one million new books, and the resources needed to deliver them promptly to children in need by December 31, 2015. Carter’s and Scholastic are Pajama Program’s major partners in the One Million Good Nights campaign.
 
For more information, please contact Catherine Borgia at 914-262-8873 or 212-716-9757 or catherineb@pajamaprogram.org.
 
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914-262-8873
212-716-9757
114 East 39th St.
New York, NY 10016

Pajama Program has received a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America's largest and most-utilized independent evaluator of charities.
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On Friday, April 11, 2014 10:00 AM, Catherine Borgia wrote:
Dear Neighbor,
Spring is finally here and we’re asking residents to get into the spirit of volunteerism by joining scores of civic-minded individuals, organizations and community groups at “Pitch In for Parks,” the county’s largest one-day spruce up of the county parks, pathways and nature centers, Saturday, April 26, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at manyWestchester County Parks locations. Rain date is Saturday, May 3.
Volunteers in this annual program play an active role in the stewardship of the more than 18,000 acres of Westchester County parks, trails and nature centers. They can choose a favorite park and help with such tasks as trail clearing and pruning, flower bed preparation, debris removal, painting, sweeping and cleaning. Businesses can also join the effort by donating snacks and beverages.
Volunteers are welcome to “Pitch In” for an hour or two, or the whole day and should dress appropriately for outdoor work. Work gloves, cleaning tools and supplies will be provided for volunteers who sign up in advance.
“Pitch In for Parks” is co-sponsored by the Friends of Westchester County Parks, Inc., and 107.1 The Peak radio.
For more information, visit http://parks.westchestergov.com/, or to sign up for a specific project call (914) 864-7318.
Sincerely,
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Chiaroscuro Foundation
Dear members of the news media:

Many of you have requested the New York State Department of Health documents regarding abortion clinic inspections, or lack thereof, that the Chiaroscuro Foundation sued the DoH to receive over a period of 10 months.

Those documents are now available here
Thank you,
Chiaroscuro Foundation
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Contact:  Bill O'Reilly, 212-396-9117                FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
 
"We Need an Investigation to Get to the Bottom of this."
 
CHIAROSCURO FOUNDATION JOINS SENATORS GOLDEN AND SAVINO, ASSEMBLYWOMAN MALLIOTAKIS IN CALLING FOR INVESTIGATION OF DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH PROCEDURES FOR ABORTION CLINICS
 
New York--Apr. 10...The New York-based Chiaroscuro Foundation, which works to reduce the number of abortions in New York State, today called for a full investigation of New York State Department of Health inspection procedures for abortion clinics, after learning through FOIL and legal demands that more than 200 New York abortion clinics haven't been inspected in more than 12 years.
 
New York Senators Marty Golden (R-Brooklyn) and Diane Savino (D-Staten Island Brooklyn) have already called for an investigation, and Assemblywoman Malliotakis (R-Staten Island) has demanded answers as well, all following a New York Post expose Monday bringing Health Department negligence to light.
 
"This a serious breach in health protocol," said Chiaroscuro President Greg Pfundstein. "Thousands of young women use these facilities every year without any knowledge that they've gone uninspected for years.  In the few inspections that have occurred, significant safety issues have been uncovered. It is unconscionable that, armed with that knowledge,  the New York Health Department would then turn a blind eye to other clinics."
 
Violations uncovered are available here.
 
The Chiaroscuro Foundation believes that inspections, at least on a semi-annual basis, should be required by law.
 
"We need an investigation to get to the bottom of this," Mr. Pfundstein continued."We need to know what the current state protocols are, whether they have been followed, and, if necessary, what legislative action should be taken to protect the health of New York women."
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On Thursday, April 10, 2014 2:23 PM, Catherine Borgia wrote:
 
Dear Neighbor,
I am excited to announce that I will be the Co-Chair of the Westchester County Board of Legislators Task Force on Families. Along with Co-Chair, Kathy Halas, Executive Director of the Child Care Council of Westchester, I am eager to start tackling the issues facing families today in Westchester with regard to affordable housing, jobs, education, rising expenses, child care, domestic violence, substance abuse, mental health, and more. 
We welcome anyone interested and wanting to participate to join us this Friday, April 11th at 8 am for our first meeting. Please complete the survey (see the link below) to identify the issues and concerns facing Westchester families. We will tally the survey responses in early May and then publish the results.
Thank you for your participation!
Sincerely,
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The U.S. Attorney is rightly surprised that Governor Cuomo abruptly shut down his Moreland Commission that was supposed to investigate corruption in the New York State Legislature.
 
New York was considered the most corrupt state in America when Governor Cuomo took office, and it's only gone downhill since.
 
But the Moreland Commission was doomed from the start because it was built on a foundation of quicksand -- it was built on a lie, and everyone knew it.
 
From the start, Moreland made it clear it would not investigate powerful Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver for covering up sex abuse in Albany.
 
Mr. Silver used hundreds of thousands of tax dollars to protect political colleagues from prosecution and public humiliation, while muzzling young victims with cash. Newspapers across the state called for Silver's resignation, but Governor Cuomo's commission made a mockery of its mandate by excluding Silver's actions from it reach.
 
What did that tell Albany?  What did it say to legislators and staff members and future victims?
 
It said: Justice doesn't apply to the powerful in New York. Governor Cuomo will talk a good game about ethics reform, but powerful men are exempt.
 
The Silver 'story' has supposedly moved on. But it remains a cancer eating at the soul of New York.  
 
Until a special prosecutor is appointed to investigate Sheldon Silver's action, Albany will remain unethical to its core.  
 
I again call on Governor Cuomo to appoint that special prosecutor.
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THE GREAT LOVE DEBATE comes to GREENWICH
150 of Fairfield County’s most dynamic SINGLE WOMEN

150 of its most ELIGIBLE BACHELORS
Seated on opposite sides of one theater
Brought together for one special night to answer one simple question:
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Opening Acts & Meetup
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THE GREAT LOVE DEBATE
Thursday, April 17th
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Cole Auditorium
Greenwich Library · 101 West Putnam Avenue · Greenwich, CT
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Tickets must be purchased in advance. Please visit http://LoveCT.eventbrite.com
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A unique, interactive Town Hall-style event where 6 leading experts and an excited, engaged audience will dish, discuss, dissect, and debate the current state of the date!
Moderated by SAMANTHA KNAPP, Tiger Lily’s Interior Design Expert, Writer, Radio and Television Personality
MEET THE PANELISTS
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NO TICKETS WILL BE SOLD AT THE DOOR, ALL ATTENDEES MUST PURCHASE IN ADVANCE THIS EVENT WILL SELL OUT QUICKLY!
Tickets limited to 150 per gender
FOR ALL ATTENDEES,THE FUN & GAMES CONTINUE IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE EVENT EXCLUSIVELY AT BLACKSTONES STEAKHOUSE
This event will be filmed for broadcast
The next guys to buy tickets will receive a $10 Gift Card to Blackstone's Steakhouse
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April 10, 2014
State GOP Chair: Andrew Cuomo and Eric Schneiderman are part of Democrats' Culture of Corruption
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: David Laska
dlaska@nygop.org
518.462.2601
ALBANY... NYGOP Chair Ed Cox released the following statement today regarding Andrew Cuomo's Moreland Commission on public corruption, which will be closing down this week:
 
"From the start, Andrew Cuomo's meddling with his Moreland Commission corrupted his own corruption commission and doomed it to failure.
 
"Andrew Cuomo has played politics with public ethics while Eric Schneiderman has been asleep at the switch. Both New York's Attorney General and New York's Governor are part of Democrats' Culture of Corruption. Only a Republican Attorney General and a Republican Governor will be able to clean up Albany."
 
Speaking on WNYC this morning, US Attorney Preet Bharara did not rule out an investigation of Cuomo's office.
 
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You're Invited: County Executive's Annual Golf Outing
County Executive Ed Day's Annual Golf Outing - May 8th
Friends,
Spring is here ... and we wanted to be sure you do not miss the opportunity to be part of Rockland County Executive Ed Day's fabulous golf outing. 
  
On Thursday, May 8th, Executive Day will be at Blue Hill Golf Course in Pearl River. A late morning check in, lunch, a shotgun start, followed by dinner afterwards, hosted by Emmett Woods and the great folks at Emmett's Castle. 
 
Click the invitation below for a high-res version and reply card:
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April 11, 2014
NYGOP Chair calls for answers after editorials slam Cuomo
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Contact: David Laska
dlaska@nygop.org
518.462.2601
ALBANY... NYGOP Chair Ed Cox today called on Andrew Cuomo to reveal precisely who in his administration interfered with the Moreland Commission and why.

"Andrew Cuomo's meddling corrupted his own corruption commission," said Cox.

"The Governor must reveal who in his office interfered with the Moreland Commission, how they did so and for what reasons."

The Moreland Commission on public corruption is shutting down this week and US Attorney Preet Bharara will be receiving all of its case files.  Speaking to WNYC yesterday, Bharara did not rule out an investigation of Cuomo's office.

Cox's call was made on the day the three major New York City newspapers unanimously slammed Cuomo for mishandling his corruption commission:

New York Daily News: Since Cuomo won't fight corruption, U.S. attorney must

But last week, before the panel could finish the job or issue a final report, Cuomo abruptly pulled the plug...
New York Times:  Mr. Cuomo's Gift to the Cynics

Nine months ago, Gov. Andrew Cuomo looked New Yorkers in the eye and said, "Trust is everything to me." Don't believe it.
New York Post: Sitting Preet-y

A funny thing happened on the way to disbanding the Moreland Commission Gov. Cuomo set up to investigate the state Legislature: It may end up as a federal investigation of the governor.
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