Monday, March 30, 2015

Bazzomanifesto Update 03/30/15: 5 Topics In Today's blog


1) Lincoln Depot Museum to Open with Lincoln Remembrance Weekend April 25-26

2) News from Senator Murphy: Mar 27, 2015

3) Birthday Double Band Hit! Mar.30th  8pm @ Quinn's , Beacon ,NY

4) successful New Rochelle YMCA Pool fundraiser with photos!

5) NEWS: Maloney, Neuhaus and Local Officials Encourage Neighbors to Participate in Healthy Neighborhoods Program

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On Sunday, March 29, 2015 7:07 PM, County Legislator John G. Testa wrote:

Lincoln Depot Museum 2015 Opening
Lincoln Depot Museum Remembrance Weekend
The museum is looking forward to beginning their first full year of operation with a special event celebrating the 150th Anniversary of Lincoln's Funeral Train stopping in Peekskill
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No. 11
The New York State Board for Historic Preservation has recommended adding two sites in the 40th Senate District to the State and National Registers of Historic Places. The properties to be added include the Waccabuc Historic District in Lewisboro and the Murphy Grist Mill in Beekman.

Being listed in the State and National Register is a boost for property owners to revitalize their buildings, as it makes them eligible for various public preservation programs and services such as matching state grants and state and federal historic rehabilitation tax credits.

The beauty of the Hudson Valley is matched only by its rich history. Bestowing this honor upon properties in my district in Beekman and Lewisboro means their stories will be preserved for future generations. Their heritage is the fabric of our very nation. READ MORE
Senator Murphy's remarks on S.4283
Senator Murphy's remarks on Vietnam Veterans bill
Bills on the Move: Parity for Vietnam Vets
On March 29th, 1973, the Vietnam War drew to a close, and since then New York has commemorated 'Vietnam Veterans Day' and 'Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day' on March 29th and March 30th, respectively. This week, timed to the observance of these sacred days, I passed my bill granting certain benefits and honoraria to the Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) which they have never before received. 

With dozens of chapters in New York, VVA does receive some of the benefits available to other veterans' organizations, such as tax exemptions and the ability to obtain a liquor license, yet there are other privileges to which VVA should be entitled but does not receive. We waited too long to acknowledge and honor the service and sacrifice of these heroes. That changes now. 

While the Vietnam War was a divisive issue, politics should never have caused the patriotic service of the soldiers of our state to go unrecognized. This was my second piece of legislation to successfully pass the Senate. READ MORE
Kids, not cuts! 
The State budget is due on April 1 and there is still much to be discussed. The Senate's education budget proposes eliminating the Gap Elimination Adjustment, or GEA, which is a 5-percent "take back" of our school aid by Albany.

I am proud to be leading the fight to help completely eliminate the GEA school aid budget cuts once and for all. This effort is designed to protect our local schools from harmful cuts in State education aid. This will not only ensure more resources for classroom instruction and quality programs, but will also help us to achieve our goal of ensuring an outstanding education for every child, in every school. 

Support my efforts to eliminate the GEA budget cuts and help ensure a brighter future for our kids, please sign my petition.

Briarcliff HS Orchestra 2015 Albany performance
Boccherini came to Albany! Very proud to have the Briarcliff High School Orchestra in town as part of NYSSMA's Music in Our Schools Month. These young musicians from our district shined today and it was my pleasure to present them with an official Senate Citation commemorating their performance at our State's Capitol.

2015 Thornwood Car Seat Safety Check
Thank you to Safe Kids and the men and women of law enforcement for helping establish this check point. Safe Kids Westchester can connect you to child passenger safety (CPS) technicians in your community who can check to make sure your car seats are installed correctly and teach you how to use and install a car seat on your own. Let's keep our kids safe.

2015 Hawthorne Pack #1 Blue & Gold Dinner
Congratulations to all our scouts and a special thank you to all of the pack leaders who volunteer their time to make scouting the rewarding experience that it is.

Coffee with Senator Murphy (Thornwood)
Thank you to everyone who came out to join me and County Legislator Michael Smith for a productive conversation on the issues facing our district.

Senate passes bill to legalize Mixed Martial Arts
We were lucky enough to run into UFC champion Ronda Rousey who kindly posed for some photos. We were joined by my friend Senator Joe Griffo, the sponsor of the legislation to legalize MMA in New York, which I am pleased to report passed the Senate.

Yorktown Chamber visits Albany
Two great friends from Yorktown, Joe Visconti and former Council member Tony Grasso, were up in Albany advocating for the Yorktown Chamber of Commerce and our local Chambers. They understand that New York needs to go from worst to first in terms of being business friendly. Business aside, I'm glad we had time for a tour. If you'd like to schedule a trip to Albany and visit our beautiful State Capitol, give my office a call.

March 2015 Westchester Delegation Meeting
I joined my colleagues from the Senate and the Assembly for a productive discussion with County Executive Rob Astorino and his senior staff.



         Bob Meyer


 Mon. Mar.30th at 8:00 [ish]PM:
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...playing the music of Bert Wilson

with special guest Ratzo Harris joining us for several tunes.




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




  The Musicians:

Denman Maroney, keyboards

Ratzo Harris, bass

Steven Frieder, reeds

Luke Franco, guitar

yours truly, drums and cymbals

Thank you all!











Thank you Steven & James!


successful New Rochelle YMCA Pool fundraiser with photos!

Here's link to my website for summary of our big fundraiser to save the New Rochelle YMCA pool on Thursday night - so far we raised $27,000!



March 28, 2015

CONTACT: Stephanie Formas, 202-225-0415


Maloney, Neuhaus and Local Officials Encourage Neighbors to Participate in Healthy Neighborhoods Program


Visits Door to Door in Newburgh for Home Assessments


Newburgh, NY – After delivering carbon monoxide detectors to residents in Newburgh, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18), County Executive Steve Neuhaus, and Hudson Valley officials urged neighbors in Newburgh, Middletown and Port Jervis to participate in the Orange County Department of Health’s Healthy Neighborhoods Program, which provides safety inspections of homes and provides free products like carbon monoxide detectors, smoke detectors and child safety products.


“Three families in Newburgh experienced an unspeakable tragedy that could have been prevented, and sadly, hundreds more deaths occur each year from carbon monoxide poisoning. We know carbon monoxide is a silent killer, and every family can help prevent the next tragedy by installing CO detectors,” said Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18). “Last year, hundreds of families were helped through the Healthy Neighborhoods Program, and residents should know that local programs are available to help make homes safer.”


"I am grateful to Congressman Maloney and our local partners for their support of home inspection and assessment programs administered by our departments of Health and Community Development. This close collaboration has meant that hundreds of Orange County families are eligible to receive free smoke and carbon monoxide detectors to help keep them safe," said County Executive Steve Neuhaus. 


“I deeply appreciate Congressman Maloney's proactive project to distribute carbon monoxide detectors to the residents of the City of Newburgh.  I encourage everyone to take advantage of this great program to keep the families of Newburgh safe,” said Newburgh Mayor Judy Kennedy.


Through the Healthy Neighborhood Program in Orange County, residents of targeted census tracts in the county’s three cities can receive needed smoke detectors, carbon monoxide alarms, batteries, cleaning supplies, and other safety interventions.  They may also request a free lead assessment of their house or apartment through the department’s Primary Prevention Program.  The Healthy Neighborhood completed 540 visits through the 3rd quarter of this grant year April 2014-December 2014 – with a large number being rental units. 323 units were given a smoke detector and  174 Carbon monoxide detectors were provided. The program seeks to reduce the exposure of indoor air pollutants, minimize environmental triggers to asthma in households, decrease the number of residential carbon monoxide and fire deaths, and provide primary prevention and education to eliminate lead poisoning. Residents can call the Community Health Outreach Office at (845) 568-5237 to schedule an appointment for a Healthy Neighborhoods visit.

New York State law requires smoke and carbon monoxide detectors in all types of housing. It is the responsibility of the property owner, including landlords, to ensure these devices are in place. Both the Healthy Neighborhood program and the Newburgh Fire Department will provide home safety checks and install pre-purchased detectors when needed.

Bazzo 03/30/15


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