Monday, March 23, 2015

Bazzomanifesto Update 03/23/15: 6 Topics In Today's blog


1) Nancy Haggerty on the Watchdog Report - YouTube

2) 70th Birthday Triple Play(ing) Gigs Mar. 28th, Mar. 30th, Apr.11th

3) Public Meeting Agendas] Yorktown Planning Board 03/23/15

4) Town of Ossining Board Meeting- Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

5) News from Senator Murphy: Mar 20, 2015

6) named best State/Local Website

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Nancy Haggerty on the Watchdog Report - YouTube

Pl.ease watch this video with Nancy Haggerty the baker of gluten free baked products. Her web-site is if you want to purchase any of these products and her phone number is 382-3122 to order by phone. My show with Nancy will be on tomorrow Saturday the March 21 at 9:00AM on channel 74, Man. at 9:30Pm and Wednesday at 4:30PM.

 Don't forget our next UTY meeting is Wednesday March 25, at 7;30PM at the Yorktown Town Hall.




         Bob Meyer

I am most pleased and grateful to the 3 venues hosting my 70th birthday celebration.

To Steven, James, Seana,Ted and Drew:


 I'll be posting separate emails for each gig, but for now, here's a synopsis:


#1: Sat. Mar. 28th at 8pm:

at The Green Growler,

The Double Birthday Bill:

The Bob Meyer, Don Falzone [his actual birthday, 29 again!] and Luke Franco Trio

 368 S. Riverside Ave. Croton-on-Hudson,NY  10520


 #2 Mon. Mar.30th at 8:30PM:
The Double Band Bill:

 at Quinn's

33 Main St Beacon, NY 12508! 


feat. Denman Maroney, Ratzo Harris and me

followed by

The Bob Meyer Trio

feat. Steven Frieder and Luke Franco...

then a jam where as many of my musical compatriots as possible will be sitting in!


 #3 Sat. Apr. 11th at 8:
my Home Town venue:
The Bean Runner Cafe

201 S. Division at Esther St. Peekskill, NY 10566

 The Bob Meyer Trio: 

feat. Steven Frieder and Luke Franco.


  The Musicians:

Denman Maroney, keyboards

Ratzo Harris, bass

Steven Frieder, reeds

Luke Franco, guitar

yours truly, drums and cymbals

Thank you all!



On Friday, March 20, 2015 2:31 PM, Public Meeting Agendas wrote:

1974 Commerce Street, Room 104, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598

Planning Board

Calendar Date:
Monday, March 23, 2015 - 7:00pm

Liaison Reports
Minutes: March 11, 2015
Taconic Veterinary Clinic & Canine Kindergarten
SBL: 36.05-1-18
Discussion Site Plan

Location: 3655 Crompond Road
Contact: Michael Piccirillo Architecture
Description: Proposed Canine Kindergarten dog daycare and 24 hour veterinary clinic.
Ryder Subdivision
SBL: 48.06-1-12
Discussion Subdivision

Location: 532 Underhill Avenue
Contact: Ciarcia Engineering, PC
Description: Applicant proposes to subdivide a parcel with an existing residence into 2 building lots.



Yorktown Community & Cultural Center
1974 Commerce Street, Room 104
Yorktown Heights, NY

On Friday, March 20, 2015 4:22 PM, Town Supervisor Susanne Donnelly wrote:


    The Volunteer-Spirited Town

Town Board Regular Meeting


March 24th, 2015- 7:30PM

Birdsall-Fagan Police/Court Facility

86-88 Spring Street, Ossining, NY 10562

All meetings are open to the public; public comments are welcome at the legislative board meetings.
All Board Meetings are televised LIVE on GO-TV, on Channel 78. Taped shows are repeated every Thursday at 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. on Channels 78 and 18.
Watch the live webcast of Ossining Government Access Cablevision Channel 78 and Verizon Channel 43, including Town and Village Board Meetings, or stream them LIVE here.

2015 Budget Resources
Line Item, Highlights, Facts & Figures
    Residents can also contact the Town Board by phone at 762-6001.
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    Geoffrey Harter:
    Kim Jeffrey:
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    Eric P. Blaha
    Council Member 
    Geoffrey J. Harter
    Council Member 
    Kim Jeffrey
    Council Member 
    Northern Wilcher
    Council Member 

    Town Links

    MARCH 20
    No. 10
    More disturbing news regarding the heroin epidemic. New Yorkers often like to think we are at the center of the universe, but no one wants to be at the center of this deadly universe. Law enforcement data shows that thirty-five percent of the heroin seized in the United States was done so right here in the Empire State.

    We must act with legislation and funding to step up our prevention, enforcement, treatment and recovery efforts before this crisis grows any further. The Senate's budget which I voted for on Thursday approved the Governor's $5 million proposal in addition to reprogramming $3.2 million for a total of $8.2 million in funds to combat the War on Heroin. READ MORE

    News 12: NY leads nation in heroin-trafficking
    News 12: NY leads nation in heroin-trafficking
    Introducing the Common Core Parental Refusal Act
    This week I joined with my colleagues to introduce the bipartisan "Common Core Parental Refusal Act" which would require school districts to notify parents of that right. As a legislator, I will do everything in my power to try to make sure that we bring education and the right education back to New York and, to be quite honest with you, bring some common sense approach back to New York and the education department.

    Having met with teachers, school administrators, parents and most importantly the children, it has become abundantly clear to me that legislative action is needed to address the abusive standardized exams associated with the Common Core curriculum. This bill will ensure the necessary information is shared with parents that gives them the ability to opt their children out of these exams. As a father of three, I see the stress this is putting on our kids every night at my kitchen table and will continue to fight for a fair and equitable education system.

    Senator Murphy's session comments on S.406
    Senator Murphy's comments during Sunshine Week
    Murphy moves rules reform bills for Sunshine Week
    It's sunshine week in Albany, when open government advocates work to bring transparency to state government and how laws and rules are made. Businesses in New York State face a myriad of regulations and mandates which often come about as a result of the State's rule-making process, rather than legislation. I'm working to change that. 

    As a small business owner I can tell you firsthand that the miles of red tape caused by the layers of rules and regulations in New York are doing more harm than good. From my experience with the Yorktown Health and Wellness Center, and my family's experience with our restaurant, many of these rules and regulations are approved with little input and transparency. It is our responsibility to ensure there is greater transparency and disclosure within the rule making process which I believe my legislation will help do. 

    We cannot continue to allow unelected bureaucrats to impose job-killing regulations from on high. It's time to shine a light on the rule-making process. READ MORE
    2015 Peekskill St. Patrick's Day Parade
    A little rain couldn't stop Lá Fhéile Pádraig! Thank you to The Peekskill St. Patrick's Committee, Grand Marshal Kathy McGurty, Aides Brian P. Kelly, Pete Kelly, Kyle Knapp and Janice Molloy and all who turned out for this wonderful parade. SEE MORE

    Bill requires safety messages on trains
    What would you do in the event of a train derailment? Where are the fire extinguishers? emergency exits? How do they work? 

    Before any aircraft takes off, federal law mandates that passengers be briefed on safety procedures. The Metropolitan Transit Authority already mimics that procedure on the subway, reminding passengers to stand clear of the closing doors and providing up-to-date safety information each time a car leaves the station. 

    However, unlike the subway system, Metro-North Railroad does not provide routine briefings to passengers regarding proper evacuation and safety procedures. By requiring this information to be disseminated upon the departure of each train as well as every twenty minutes thereafter, over time, New York's commuters will become better aware of what to do in the case of an emergency, avoiding future confusion and possibly even saving lives. I recently introduced legislation to just that, which was on the cover of Friday's Journal News. You can hear more on WCBS 880.
    Happening around your corner: Thornwood
    It is a busy time of year, but I would like to invite you to two important events I am hosting in Thornwood this Saturday, March 21st. First, join me at "Coffee With Senator Murphy" at the Thornwood Diner from 8:00am to 9:30am for a quick cup of coffee and friendly conversation. 

    Representing you in Albany has been an incredible experience that I would love to tell you about. It also gives me an opportunity to hear from you! I can't do my job in Albany if I don't hear from the people I am representing. 

    Later in the day on Saturday, along with Safe Kids Westchester, I will be hosting a child seat safety check at the Rose Hill Shopping Center (660 Columbus Ave. in Thornwood) from 10:00am to 2:00pm. We will have certified technicians on hand to make sure your child's car seat is properly installed, that you have the correct seat for your child and to ensure it has not been recalled. I hope to see you this Saturday at one of these great family events.
    AROUND THE 40th

    2015 Buchanan St. Patrick's Day Parade
    So glad the weather stayed beautiful for the Buchanan St. Patrick's Parade. We turned Buchanan green! Thank you to the Parade Committee, Grand Marshals Sherry & Butch Jahoda, and their aides, Sean Bugara and Steven Trend!

    End the Gap Elimination Adjustment
    I discussed the Senate's plan to end the Gap Elimination Adjustment (GEA) with the members of the Westchester-Putnam School Boards Association. GEA "increases" aid but then takes it back - a shell game that must end. Every child has a right to a sound, basic education.

    Meeting with Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino
    My friend County Executive Rob Astorino was at the Capitol this week. We are working closely together to reform Albany, as well as on a plan deliver unfunded mandate relief to local governments so we can finally end the property tax madness.

    Presiding over the Senate
    To preside over the New York State Senate for the first time is possibly the greatest honor that has ever been bestowed upon me. I am humbled and grateful. It was especially gratifying to do so on St. Patrick's Day, but even more so as the Senate celebrated Fort Drum Day to salute the brave men and women of the 10th Mountain Division. Thank you for your service and welcome home.

    2015 World Downe Syndrome Day
    Lot of Socks in the Senate Chamber! joined my colleagues Senator Simcha Felder and Senator Mike Nozzolio in supporting Senator Kathy Marchione's "Lots of Socks" effort to raise awareness of World Down Syndrome Day on March 21.

    Peekskill FD visit
    Took some time to meet with Chief Fiorio and the men and women of the Washington Engine Company #2 on Saturday. Thank you for all you to to keep us safe.
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    March 23, 2015
    Good news, everyone: last week, the new took home the gold medal for Best State/Local Website at the American Association of Political Consultants' "Pollie Awards!"  We unveiled the new site during our convention last May.

    Here's some info on the Pollies from the AAPC:

    The Pollie Awards are the most prized and sought-after awards in the political communications and public affairs industries.   Whether submitted by large consulting companies or individual consultants, this is the one arena where every piece of work is considered equal in competing for honors of excellence.
    This year's Contest was the largest in AAPC's history with over 2,400 entries!  AAPC salutes this year's winners for their outstanding creative and technical achievements in the 2014 political season.
    You can find our official recognition on p.33 of the Pollie Winners Book here.

    And if you're not already doing so regularly - and we can't imagine why you wouldn't be - now's the perfect time to visit, peruse and bookmark the new
    Bazzo 03/23/15

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