Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Bazzomanifesto Update 05/06/15: 7 Topics In Today's blog


1) Yorktown Planning Board reviews new commercial development in Mohegan Lake 05/04/15

2) Astorino Statement, May 5, 2015

3) Study: NY Women Need Full Gonorrhea and Chlamydia Testing


5) Galef Hails Passage of Anti-Sexual Harassment Bill

6) Cox Congratulates Donovan

7) Catherine Borgia: Please join me - June 3rd

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Citizens for an Informed Yorktown

Planning Board
May 4, 2015
Meeting highlights. For a summary of all agenda items, visit

1. BJs/Staples site plan
In two separate discussions, the board approved the amended site plan for the BJ’s gas station and new building and deferred any action on the proposed master sign plan for the site.

2. Taconic Vet Clinic & Canine Kindergarten (Formally Grotto Plumbing)
The board set a public informational meeting for June 8 based on a revised site plan.

3. Chestnut Petroleum Distributors (Mobil Station/Saw Mill River Road)
The board had no planning issues related to the installation of the new price sign at the station.

4. Envirogreen Associates (East Main Street, Mohegan Lake)
The applicant returned with a revised plan that now includes the addition of the property to the immediate west of Village Traditions that was recently rezoned by the Town Board. Development of the site, which is mostly wetlands and wetlands buffer would involve on site mitigation.

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by Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino

5, 2015


"If Albany's politicians showed the same sense of urgency and commitment to protect taxpayers and rescue the economy as they do to protect and rescue indicted colleagues, New York would lead the nation in growth and prosperity instead of corruption, taxes and population loss."

 Bill O'Reilly, 212-396-9117

Reach Urges Wide Scale Throat and Rectal Exams
Are Fallible; You Need to Get Checked!"    

York--May 5...
Tens of thousands of New York women may unwittingly be suffering from two leading sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) -- Gonorrhea and Chlamydia -- because they are failing t0 report anal and oral sexual activity in gynecological exams -- or failing to be tested for STDs at all -- leading New York sex education group Program Reach, Inc. today said, citing alarming new Johns Hopkins University data.
Gonorrhea and Chlamydia can be nearly impossible to detect without an exam in some cases, and left untreated, they can cause serious health ailments ranging from ectopic pregnancies to pelvic inflammatory disease to infertility, among other things.  In a just-released Johns Hopkins study of more than 4,000 women, 30.3 percent of gonorrhea infections and 13.8 percent of chlamydia infections would have gone undetected had rectal and pharyngeal screening not been performed. The Hopkins study was published in the May issue of Sexually
Transmitted Diseases.

"Untreated Gonorrhea and Chlamydia is a public health crisis that must be urgently addressed in New York," said Program Reach Chief Executive Officer Dr. Nanci Coppola. "What is particularly worrisome is the number of young people who are forgoing gynecological exams -- including rectal and  throat exams -- because they think condoms are protecting them. But condoms are fallible, and these girls need to get checked."

Dr. Coppola emphasized studies showing that a majority of middle school and high
school teenagers who have had intercourse have also had oral sex.
studies are available
here and here.  The Hopkins research also showed that the best predictor of Gonorrhea and Chlamydia found among women tested was youth. "Age [of] less than 18 years was significantly associated with isolated [gonorrhea]
of the throat and [chlamydia] of the rectum," the report said.  

According to 2013 government data -- the latest available -- New York City women are already found to be infected with Chlamydia and Gonorrhea at much higher rates than the national average, with 696.9 cases of Chlamydia and 161.9 cases of
Gonorrhea reported per 100,000 New Yorkers vs. 446.6 cases Chlamydia and 106.1 cases of Gonorrhea per 100,000 women in the overall U.S. population. Chlamydia and Gonorrhea rates for Westchester women tested, while still toohigh, is lower than the national average with 331.1 Chlamydia cases per 100,000 and 45.1 Gonorrhea cases. Data links are available
here, here, and here.

"Chlamydia and Gonorrhea and insidious diseases that can rob one of the ability to have children and do irreparable harm to ones' health," Dr. Nanci Coppola continued.  "There is a common misconception that these diseases are only spread vaginally and that they can't be transmitted when a condom is properly used. In both cases that is dangerously incorrect.
Program Reach urged sexually active girls and women to be tested immediately for STD's, and to insist on a rectal and throat screening during those exams.



On Monday, May 4, 2015 4:20 PM, Assemblyman Steve Katz wrote:

Contact: Tara Keegan, 845-628-3781,
            Assemblyman Steve Katz (R,C-Yorktown) today issued the following statement on Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos (R-Nassau) surrendering to the FBI:
"As a student of history, I am reminded of a quote by perhaps New York's most famous legislator, Teddy Roosevelt, when he spoke about public corruption, 'The difference between your party (Democrats) and ours (Republicans) is that your bad men throw out your good ones, while with us, the good throw out the bad!'
"That is why I urge my fellow Republicans to join me in calling for Sen. Skelos to resign. The allegations against him are severe, and I do not believe he will be able to effectively lead the Senate. While he is innocent until proven guilty, he should step down effective immediately until he is exonerated.
"Our legislative chamber is already hindered by the presence of Sheldon Silver. The Senate must set an example to regain the public trust."

For Immediate Release                                                                                              Contact:  Sandy Galef
                                                                                                                                          (518) 455-5348
                                                                                                                                          (914) 450-4086
Assemblywoman Galef’s Bill to End Sexual Harassment in the Workplace Passes the Assembly Today
Bill Will Extend Protections to Those Harassed in Smaller Employment Settings
(May 5, 2015) Assemblywoman Sandy Galef hailed the successful passage of her legislation today in the Assembly (A.5360/S.2) which is crucial for ending sexual harassment in smaller businesses and work environments, an issue Galef feels very passionately about.  
At present, individuals working for an employer or company with fewer than four employees cannot file a sexual harassment complaint to the state. Under current state law, the definition of “employer” does not include any businesses with fewer than 4 persons in their employ. Now that A.5360 is set to become law in New York, the term “employer” will be revised to refer to any employer within the state regardless of the number of individuals working there. This will not change the existing law for companies with more than four employees.
“Currently, more than 60% of private employers in New York have fewer than 4 employees. These workers do not have the right to file a sexual harassment complaint,” said Assemblywoman Galef. “Unfortunately, this disproportionately affects women workers. I hope that women in the workforce can now feel safer and protected against any form of sexual harassment, no matter how small their business is where they work.”
The state Senate passed their version of this bill earlier this legislative session, carried by Senator David Valesky. It is anticipated that the Governor will sign this bill as it was part of his Women’s Equality Agenda package. The bill shall take effect ninety days after being signed.


May 5, 2015
Cox Congratulates Donovan
Contact: David Laska
ALBANY... NYGOP Chair Ed Cox released the following statement this evening after Dan Donovan's victory in the Special Election in New York's 11th Congressional District:
"Congratulations to Dan Donovan on his resounding victory. Dan brings over two decades of integrity and public service experience with him to Washington. He's a valuable member of our Republican team and will make a wonderful addition to our delegation."
With tonight's victory, Congressman-elect Donovan will become the 9th member of New York's Republican Congressional delegation. New York had just two Republican members of Congress as recently as 2010. In both the 2010 and 2014 midterm elections, New York sent more new Republicans to Congress than any other state.
Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy will keynote the 2015 NYGOP State Dinner in New York City on June 30 as the State Party celebrates its Congressional delegation.


On Wednesday, May 6, 2015 10:55 AM, Catherine Borgia wrote:
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