Monday, May 09, 2016

Bazzomanifesto Update 05/09/16: 9 New Topics In Today's blog

THIS BLOGS TOPICS:
A)  Check Out Peekskillpost.net: 
 http://www.peekskillpost.net/

B) Check Out Yorktown News:
https://www.tapinto.net/towns/yorktown
New Bazzo Says Column: Acceptable Consequences 
https://www.tapinto.net/towns/mahopac/columns/bazzo-says/articles/acceptable-consequences
C) Check Out The Somers Record: https://www.tapinto.net/towns/somers
D)  Check Out Mahopac News: https://www.tapinto.net/towns/mahopac
E) Check Out North Salem News: https://www.tapinto.net/towns/north-salem
F) VOLPE/BAZZO REPORT MAY 2016 SHOW:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Lsw3_QVYaw&feature=youtu.be

1)  Town Of Ossining: Town Board Regular Meeting- Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

2)  Town Of Ossining: Supervisor's Update- May 6th, 2016

3) NYGOP Events Calendar

4) [PRESS RELEASE] De Blasio's 2013 straw donors could be money laundering as Senate bill moves

5) NEWS: Maloney Announces $165k Investment in New Protective Equipment for City of Poughkeepsie Firefighters

6) News from Senator Murphy: May 6, 2016

7) NEWS: Maloney Presents Service Medals to Korean War Veteran

8) DE BLASIO’S HANDPICKED, TAX TROUBLED CANDIDATE NOMINATED IN 40TH SENATE DISTRICT

9) [PRESS RELEASE] SENATOR TERRENCE MURPHY CONTINUES TO HONOR OUR HEROES: PASSES BILL RECOGNIZING FALLEN LEWISBORO MARINE

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On Friday, May 6, 2016 4:58 PM, Town Supervisor Dana Levenberg wrote:

 
 

    The Volunteer-Spirited Town
 TownofOssining.com

Town Board Regular Meeting


Tuesday, May 10th, 2016- 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.

2016 Budget Resources
Line Item, Highlights, Facts & Figures
Residents can also contact the Town Board by phone at 762-6001.
Dana A. Levenberg: dlevenberg@townofossining.com
Karen M. D'Attore: dattore@townofossining.com
Elizabeth R. Feldman: feldman@townofossining.com
Kim Jeffrey: jeffrey@townofossining.com
Northern Wilcher, Jr.: wilcher@townofossining.com
Town Board 
Dana A. Levenberg
Supervisor 
Karen M. D'Attore
Council Member 
Elizabeth R. Feldman
Council Member 
Kim Jeffrey
Council Member 
Northern Wilcher, Jr.
Council Member 


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On Friday, May 6, 2016 5:39 PM, Town Supervisor Dana Levenberg wrote:



 
 

    The Volunteer-Spirited Town
 

Supervisor's Update- May 6th, 2016




We are finishing up this week a little waterlogged, but full of excitement for what promises to be an exciting weekend in the Town of Ossining!
 
Tonight, we will be joining the Village of Ossining in honoring a good friend who left us too soon. Shannon Ross was a dedicated supporter of the tennis program in Ossining, and even founded the Ossining Community Tennis Association. Tonight at 7PM, there will be a ceremony at the Joseph G. Caputo Community Center to dedicate the Shannon Ross Tennis Courts at Nelson Park. Her enthusiasm, generosity and exuberance will long be remembered in Ossining, and the Town has named May 6th "Shannon Ross Day" in her memory.
 
 
Tomorrow marks a very important day in Ossining-- the Town will be hosting the First Annual Health and Wellness Day between 10AM and 4PM, which also includes the kick-off of Mind, Body, Spirit Ossining. We had planned for this event to be held outdoors at Louis Engel Waterfront Park, but with the weather forecast looking a little dicey, we have decided to head indoors and move all activities to the Joseph G. Caputo Community Center. There will be more than 40 vendors on site for this exciting celebration of all things wellness, and there will be a variety of demonstrations from our local fitness gurus to give you a taste of what's to come in the Mind, Body, Spirit Ossining program.
 
 
One of the earlier events of the day is the Riverkeeper Sweep at Louis Engel Park on Saturday May 7th between 8AM and 10:30AM. Come down to the beach with sturdy shoes, a hat, and some clothes you won't mind getting dirty, and join Green Ossining, Cub Scout Pack 83 and Riverkeeper to remove debris and plant native grasses. Questions? Email Suzie Ross at  Suzie.e.ross@gmail.com.
 
 
Also tomorrow? The Teatown Plantfest,  an event I look forward to every year! Tomorrow, the hours will be from 9AM to 2PM with free admission, although you can get "First Pick" tonight between 4PM and 7PM for a $10 admission. Plants make a beautiful Mother's Day gift, just sayin'. Another green event is the Green Ossining Tag Sale (see flyer below)-- between 10AM and 4PM, you can cruise around Town and stop in at the nearly 30 homes who are scheduled to participate. Check out greenossining.org for a list of all the addresses, as well as what can be found at each sale! (Sorry, no "holds" allowed.)
 
 
 
You can also spend some time outside this weekend celebrating the Fifth Annual "I Love My Park Day" at the Old Croton Aqueduct-- meet at the Aqueduct Trail at the Croton Gorge Unique Area (bring a lunch) and spend your day ridding the trail of invasive plant species. Registration is required, so send an email to Diane Alden at daldenpc@bestweb.net and let her know you plan to be there. The trail clean up runs from 9:30AM until 3PM on Saturday, May 7th. Tomorrow is also the last day for 2016's Stash the Trash-- grab your supplies at the front desk of the Community Center and don't forget to send us pictures!
 
 
Speaking of the Unique Area, on Wednesday, May 18th at 7PM, the Department of Environmental Conservation will be holding a meeting at the Ossining Public Library's Budarz Theater to hear from the community about proposed changes to the use of the Croton Gorge Unique Area; some of the proposed changes include the prohibition of bonfires and cooking fires, alcohol consumption and charcoal/gas grills. Please come to this meeting and express your support for these restrictions-- they will be critical in making this area safer for visitors, less intrusive to the neighbors, and preserving the tranquility and pristine condition of the space for future generations.
 
 
As outdoor activities are ramping up and the weather (we hope) will be getting warmer, we continue to get information from a  variety of sources about how we can combat the Zika virus at home. Westchester County sent out some information earlier this week from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), including a website that we have embedded in the Town's site (check the upper right hand corner on our Homepage). You can also  pdf click here for some talking points from Westchester County (441 KB) about how to prevent the spread of Zika, and we urge you to share this info with family, friends and neighbors.
 
 
Bicycle Sundays continue this weekend in Westchester County, which means that between the Westchester County Center (Exit 22) and Scarsdale Road in Yonkers (Exit 4), the Bronx River Parkway will be closed to cars between the hours of 10AM and 2PM certain Sundays in May, June and September. Please look here for more details.
 
 
We got some great feedback in our Town Parks survey, which closed this past Monday. 72 users gave us their thoughts on what makes our park system great, and where we could stand to improve. We had those suggestions in mind on Wednesday, where several members of the Town staff met with our Engineering Team to brainstorm ideas for a more comprehensive capital plan. Working through the Great Recession, coupled with living under the tax cap since 2012, many of the larger improvements required in Town facilities have fallen by the wayside due to lack of resources (staff AND dollars). While we all recognize that being on a more structured schedule for asset replacement and maintenance is crucial, we also need to find a way to pay for it. I will be bringing these survey results to the Town Board at our June 7th Work Session and asking the Board to consider options to address some of these issues, once and for all. Stay tuned for news on this project as we move forward.
 
 
(And don't think we forgot the survey raffle-- using a random number generator, our two winners are Nicole Moné  and Elaine Gardner. Congratulations, and enjoy dining out at some of the best restaurants Westchester has to offer!)
 
 
As if we haven't given you enough ideas, check out some events going on in Town below. I hope to see you at one of our many events in Ossining tomorrow!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
This Saturday, Come to Shattemuc’s Open House!
What: Still wondering what to do for Mother’s Day? The perfect gift is a membership to Shattemuc Yacht Club. Come to Shattemuc’s next Open House and learn about what our memberships offer. 
A Shattemuc Membership can offer you a boat on the Hudson, access to a pool and to the best view on the Hudson from our clubhouse.  The Sailing Academy is starting to fill up, so sign up today! Our Academy teaches young adults, ages 9-16, boating safety and skills that will serve them for their whole lives.  Snacks and drinks will be served. We hope to see you there!
When:  Saturday, May 7th  2:00pm – 4:30pm
Where:  Shattemuc Yacht Club, 46 Westerly Rd, Ossining, NY 10562
Contact:   Shattemuc Yacht Club,  For more information, please call (914) 672-0892.   Visit us on the web at shattemucyc.org.
 
 
 
Briarcliff Manor Public Library May 2016 Programs for Adults:  How to Pay for College Without Going Broke
What: People attending this seminar will learn the differences between the FAFSA and CSS Profile financial aid forms, how they affect the cost of college, what financial aid really means to a family and how need is determined. Stephanie Goldberg-Mauro, founder and owner of College Planning 101, who has over 15 years of financial services experience, will present this seminar.  Registration is recommended but all are welcome to attend.
When: Thursday, May 126:30 - 8:00 pm
Where: Briarcliff Manor Public Library, 1 Library Road, Briarcliff Manor, NY
Contact: Shelley Glick, sglick@wlsmail.org, 941-7072
 
 
 
Willie Nile - Words and Music Concert Series
What: The Words & Music concert series Spring 2016 season continues with the second of two scheduled concerts as we welcome Willie Nile and his band back to the Budarz Theater on Friday, May 20. Ossining based All My Friends will open the show with a set of original material. The net proceeds from both concerts will be donated to the Ossining Public Library to support the free programs that they provide to the community.
When: Friday, May 20, 8:00pm
Where: Budarz Theater, Ossining Public Library, 53 Croton Avenue
Contact: The Ossining Public Library. Tickets are on sale and can be purchased online at:
 
 
 
Ossining Fire Department Annual Parade
When: Saturday May 21st 4pm
Where: Parade will start on Croton Ave (Roosevelt Square) and proceed down Croton Ave to Main St, to the waterfront  
Information: OSSININGFIRE.ORG or follow us on FACEBOOK
Contact:  Chief Engineer Matthew Scarduzio 
 
 
-Dana
 

Please feel free to forward this e-mail to any of your family, friends, acquaintances, or business associates who may have an interest in these, as well as other Town subjects.
As always, please feel very free to contact me with any questions.
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Dana Levenberg, Town Supervisor
16 Croton Ave, Ossining NY 10562
914-762-6001
dlevenberg@townofossining.com

 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 6th, 2016
CONTACT: Michael Jefferson, 914-962-2624
"BDB LOOPHOLE," ALREADY ELECTION LAW CRIME,
IS CRIMINAL MONEY LAUNDERING UNDER FAST TRACK BILL
 

ALBANY, NY - Ten days ago Senator Terrence Murphy courageously stood up to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio as allegations relating to illegal donations from his failed attempts to buy the New York State Senate in 2014 came to a head.  This morning, New Yorkers woke up to a sixth separate investigation into Team de Blasio's fundraising apparatus, with reports that during his 2013 Mayoral bid, people were listed as contributors while apparently having no knowledge making any such contributions.[1]

Under Senate bill 7381, a law being fast tracked in the New York State Senate, these latest allegations along with others would be considered criminal money laundering.

Spanning from Suffolk County, through the five boroughs, and following the thruway to Erie County, New Yorkers have grown incredibly suspect of Mayor de Blasio and the Senate Democrats as the U.S. Attorney's Office, Manhattan District Attorney's Office and Putnam County's District Attorney's Office probe into these questionably legal actions.

Today, Senator Terrence Murphy, who first sounded the alarm in 2014 of more than $600,000 being funneled into Putnam County Democratic Committee's bank account, announced his proposed legislation would be voted on by members of the Senate's Election Committee when lawmakers returned to Albany on Monday.

"This legislation strengthens the penalties for the BDB Loophole, which is already an illegal act under New York State's election law," Murphy said.  "New Yorkers from all parts of our State are demanding action be taken in light of the allegations tying Mayor de Blasio and the Senate Democrats together through illegally prearranged transfers from county committees to handpicked candidates.  This bill will give authorities more teeth to hold law breakers accountable for their actions."

Under current law it is illegal to contribute money to a county or town committee for the benefit of a specific candidate to whom one cannot donate money directly.[2] Further, it is already illegal to hide the identity of a donor, which is also known as using straw donors.[3]

This legislation will further criminalize these acts by increasing the offense to a Class D felony for soliciting and directing these unlawful contributions.  Furthermore, the legislation also moves the use of straw donors from a misdemeanor under the election law to a money laundering felony.  Under current law, a violation of these laws is punishable by up to a year in prison.  This legislation would elevate these crimes to a Class D felony which is punishable by up to seven years, per violation. 

Senator Sue Serino said,"Ethics reform needs to take center stage in Albany and the traction this bill has gained sends a strong message that individuals who knowingly circumvent the system in place to keep campaigns open and honest need to be held accountable.  This bill is about deterring flagrant violations to restore the public's trust and the integrity of our elections and I hope that my colleagues in both the Senate and the Assembly recognize its significance and make its passage a high priority."

Senator Tom Croci, Chair of the New York State Senate Ethics Committee, said, "I applaud Senator Murphy for his bill to increase penalties against illegal campaign contributions.  Elected officials have an important responsibility to adhere to ethical behavior that is required to maintain the trust of the people of New York.  I support increased penalties against those that have committed these crimes and they should be held fully accountable for their unethical and criminal behavior."

Senator George Amedore said, "The recent investigations into Mayor de Blasio's flagrant abuses of the law and attempts to skirt campaign finance laws have highlighted the need to ensure anyone using these dirty tactics are held accountable.  This legislation is a good step to improve the system and begin to restore the people's faith in government."

The use of straw donors has become a focus in recent days as more information surfaces of the questionable tactics traced back to Team de Blasio.  Investigations are already believed to be under way stemming from allegations of these practices in Suffolk, Monroe and Putnam Counties in 2014.[4]

To date, no arrests have been made. 


[1] James Fanelli, Murray Weiss, Katie Honan and Jeff Mays. "Federal Probe Eyes Possible Straw Donors to De Blasio Campaign, Sources Say." DNA Info. May 5, 2016.
[2] New York State Election Law § 14-126.
[3] Marcia Kramer. "De Blasio Spokeswoman Karen Hinton To Step Down After Less Than a Year." CBS 2 New York. May 5, 2016.

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Senator Terrence Murphy, 691 E Main St, Shrub Oak, NY 10588

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May 6, 2016
CONTACT: Caitlin Girouard, 202-225-5441
 
Maloney Announces $165k Investment in New Protective Equipment for City of Poughkeepsie Firefighters 
 
Poughkeepsie, NY — Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) announced that he secured an investment of $165,024 as part of the competitive Assistance to Firefighters grant program, which is administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). This investment will be used to purchase new personnel protective equipment, including new coats, pants, helmets, boots and gloves. The Poughkeepsie Fire Department's current equipment is near, or over, recommended service times and in need of replacement. 
 
“Our local firefighters run into burning buildings and put their lives on the line to save others and they deserve our gratitude and our support,” said Rep. Maloney. “This federal investment is critical to  ensure our heroes no longer have outdated equipment - providing the new protective gear they need to keep themselves, our community and families safe from dangerous fires."
 
"The City of Poughkeepsie Fire Department is grateful for this AFG grant providing essential firefighting equipment to maintain the highest level of safety to our firefighters. Without the help of financial assistance like this we would not be able to provide this much needed equipment for our firefighters," said Poughkeepsie Fire Chief Mark Johnson
 
Earlier this year, Rep. Maloney secured federal funding to hire seven firefighters for two years. Last year, Rep. Maloney secured a similar award of $625,000 for the Poughkeepsie Police Department, which will be used to hire at least 5 additional officers. Working together with local, state and federal officials, Rep. Maloney has secured over $1.5 million for the City of Poughkeepsie to hire at least 12 individuals who will keep our communities safe by serving  as firefighters, police, and first responders.
 
Assistance to Firefighters Grants are administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency in cooperation with the United States Fire Administration, both of which are part of the Department of Homeland Security. The grants are awarded on a competitive basis to the applicants that most closely address the program's priorities and demonstrate financial need.  More information on the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program can be accessed at http://www.fema.gov/ 

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May 6
2016
ISSUE
No. 45
NEWS FROM
SENATOR MURPHY

A MESSAGE FROM SENATOR MURPHY

Dear Friends,
 
Every year the Capitol celebrates West Point Day in recognition of one of the finest educational and military institutions in the nation.  Having the opportunity to welcome the young men and women, who are dedicating themselves to defending our freedoms, is one of the highlights of the legislative year.  
 
Since taking office last year, I have dedicated myself to serving and representing New York's veterans.  I believe we owe an incredible debt of gratitude to the brave soldiers who were willing to make the ultimate sacrifice defending millions of people they will never meet.  Our nation and state have a certain responsibility to protect our commitment and make sure all of our soldiers are properly cared for upon their return home.

 
To help this endeavor I am proud that my colleagues in the Senate passed my legislation that will allow every citizen to help fund the five New York State Veterans' Nursing Homes.  A gesture as small as a few dollars will go a long way to caring and healing those who courageously defended our nation.

 
We are the land of the free because of the brave and to all of our soldiers I say welcome home and mission accomplished!
 
Wishing you the best in health,

 
Terrence    
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In light of the near-disaster at the Green Street crossing in Bedford, and with the memory of the tragic 2015 Metro-North train accident in Valhalla still fresh in our memories, I am sponsoring a bill requiring the joint inspection of traffic signals at interconnected grade crossings.

We put our trust in Metro-North and the Department of Transportation on a daily basis to protect commuters and drivers crossing the railways. Currently, Metro-North and the DOT are working independently to try and keep our railroad grade crossings safe, but one hand does not know what the other hand is doing. A coordinated program of inspections will significantly improve safety at our railway crossings.

The new legislation adds a new section to the railroad law which would establish a required joint inspection by the Department of Transportation (DOT) and MTA (Metropolitan Transportation Authority) every two years.

HELPING VETERANS: SENATE PASSES BILL GIVING TAX PAYERS OPTION TO DONATE TO VETERANS' HOME ASSISTANCE FUND
 
I am building on the promise I made to veterans to make their welfare one of his top priorities. A bill passed by the Senate this week, Senate Bill S6577, allows tax payers to elect to make a contribution to the state's veterans' homes through their personal tax returns. 

Our country has been privileged to have the most courageous men and women in the world serve in our armed forces. They risked their lives to protect our freedom. These dedicated veterans deserve the utmost care, which many receive through the statewide veterans' home system. However, with health care costs on the rise, something more needed to be done. Establishing an additional funding mechanism for state run veterans' homes is the least we can do for those brave men and women that put their lives on the line.

According to the National Center for Veterans Analysis and Statistics, there are 892,221 veterans in New York State. More than half - 456,591 - are sixty-five years old or older.  The new legislation provides a tax line to assist the state run veterans' homes in their efforts to provide veterans with appropriate healthcare and housing in their aging years.
HOLDING MAYOR DE BLASIO ACCOUNTABLE
 
This week I questioned the New York City Mayor face-to-face during a hearing of the Senate Education Committee on an extension of Mayoral Control for New York City. The system was implemented by the state legislature in 2002 following years of corruption investigations involving pay-to-play, self-dealing, rewarding politically connected contractors at the New York City Board of Education and School Construction Authority.

The result of all this corruption was that it was our children who suffered.  I asked the Mayor convince me why I should vote to extend the trust of Mayoral control in his administration. There's one thing that the Mayor forgot to say and that's the trust factor. You have to have the trust of the people.

An ongoing criminal inquiry by the United States Attorney for the Southern District is examining the Mayor's fundraising apparatus, including several non-profits he set up to advocate for causes including Universal pre-kindergarten. These charities accepted six figure contributions from unions and businesses who were otherwise prohibited from giving more than $400 to the Mayor directly.

 PRESERVING STUARTS FARM
 
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Earlier this week I announced the award of a $1.84 million dollar grant to preserve Stuart's Fruit Farm in Somers from future development and maintain the land's use for agricultural purposes. This unprecedented commitment comes from the state's first-ever regionally targeted farmland conservation grant program, the Hudson Valley Agricultural Enhancement Program which I helped create last year.

Stuart's Farm has been a part of our community for generations. This has been a decade in the making and I am proud to partner with the Westchester Land Trust and the Town of Somers to finally deliver this farmland protection grant. The preservation of Stuart's Farm was of the highest priority and we now have ensured it will remain as one of the most important agricultural, environmental and economic resources in the lower Hudson Valley.

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AROUND THE 40th & BEYOND


ICYMI: LAWMAKER 
QUESTIONS DE BLASIO'S PLEAS TO MAINTAIN CONTROL OF SCHOOLS AMID SCANDAL
Check out CBS News' coverage of this week's hearing on Mayoral Control where I questioned Mayor de Blasio on how we could trust him to control New York City's schools for seven more years amid all of the allegations coming from his office.

SHEDDING LIGHT ON FOOD ALLERGY RESEARCH & EDUCATION
This week I met with some of my constituents who work with Food Allergy Research and Education, the nation's leading organization for the 15 million Americans with food allergies, to discuss access to life-saving epinephrine in public places.

#THANKASOLIDER
To all of the brave men and women protecting our nation we say thank you.  Thank you for your selfless sacrifice, for your family's sacrifice and for defending our freedoms.

MEN WHO COOK
Had a great time at the Men Who Cook event hosted by the Patterson Rotary.  President Bill Flash did a great job as they raised money for some of our local charities.  Always great to see Putnam County Judge Jim Reitz and his wife Barbara!
 
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 7, 2016
CONACT: Caitlin Girouard, (202) 225-5441 
  
Maloney Presents Service Medals to Korean War Veteran
 
Newburgh, NY— After attending the Orange County Veterans Picnic, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) presented Corporal John Ciardullo with four service medals he earned while serving our country during the Korean War in the United States Army. Rep. Maloney presented the National Defense Service Medal, Korean Service Medal with Bronze Service Stars, and United Nations Service Medal to Corporal Ciardullo. Corporal Ciardullo was also awarded the Combat Infrantry Badge for personally fighting in active combat during the Korean War.
 
Since joining Congress, Rep. Maloney has secured over $3 million in guaranteed benefits for more than 800 Hudson Valley veterans and their family members who were owed education, disability, retirement, medical, burial, spousal and dependents’ compensation. Rep. Maloney has also hosted four veterans resources and jobs fairs with dozens of local veterans organizations, and has secured over 146 service medals, including 3 Bronze Star Medals and 3 Purple Hearts.
 
"As the son of a Navy veteran, I believe we owe a debt of gratitude to the generations of veterans like my father who bravely served our country. Corporal John Ciardullo, and all of our Korean War Veterans made great sacrifices in defense of democracy at home and abroad," said Rep. Maloney. "It was my honor to secure these medals to ensure his service in "the forgotten war" is never forgotten."
 
"I join the greater Walden community in honoring a true hero in Corporal John Ciardullo.  He served our country in combat and then spent decades serving his community and supporting his family when he returned home.  Playing a role in presenting this pillar of our community, with his medals for service during the Korean War, is an honor I will always cherish.  Due to the integrity and character of Corporal John Ciardullo, the Ciardullo family is a fine example of what a hard working American household ought to be,” said New York State Senator William J. Larkin, Jr.
 
“Mr. Ciardullo answered the call to serve his country and bravely fought in the Korean War as a combat infantryman in the U.S. Army. He certainly deserves to be honored and I’m proud to be a part of today’s wonderful ceremony. I would like to thank Mr. Ciardullo for everything that he has contributed to this country and our community,” said Orange County Executive Steven M. Neuhaus.
 
“If men were measured by their love of family, country, and community, John Ciardullo would be 10 feet tall,” said Mayor Susan M. Rumbold, Village of Walden.
 
Biography of Corporal John Ciardullo
 
John Ciardullo was born in Brooklyn, NY. February 21, 1933, he is the second oldest of four brothers.
 
John became a soldier in the United States Army on July 8, 1952 and served his country in the Korean War until April 30, 1954. While serving in Korea as a Combat Infantryman, John fought in the Third Korean Winter and the Korea Summer 1953 Battles also known as Pork Chop Hill.
 
On May 4, 1957 he married Clare Farace, they just celebrated their 59th anniversary. They raised 5 children together, Michael, Catherine, Douglas, Richard and John Peter. They are the proud grandparents of 15 children and great grandparents of 6 children.
 
In his younger days, John enjoyed painting pictures, dancing, bowling and softball. John enjoyed being involved in youth programs and was always ready to volunteer his time. He served as President of the Walden Little League, Head of the Village of Walden Basketball Program, Director of the Knights of Columbus, President of the Walden Rotary and Umpire and Chief of the Walden Little League. One favorite, of his many highlights, was being invited to Williamsport PA, where he was the home plate umpire in the Little League World Series game in 1982, played between Canada and Taiwan - the first little league game televised by ESPN. John was honored with a plaque from the Board of Trustees of the Village of Walden for over 20 years of volunteer service to youth programs. John also served as a volunteer at Colonel Bradley Field batting cages, which are dedicated in his honor by the Walden Little League.

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For Immediate Release: Monday, May 9, 2016
Contact: SRCC (518) 436-3865
DE BLASIO’S HANDPICKED, TAX TROUBLED CANDIDATE



NOMINATED IN 40TH SENATE DISTRICT
 

Mayor Bill de Blasio is at it again trying to influence control of the State Senate, this time through Pound Ridge resident Alison Boak, who recently received the Democratic nomination in the 40th Senate District with barely 40% of the vote. Boak, whose campaign is being run by Team de Blasio, is likely to face a primary from fellow Democrats Deborah Carter-Costello and Andrew Falk, who has secured the Working Families Party endorsement.

 

Senate Republican spokesperson Scott Reif said, “Bill de Blasio is once again trying his hand at a Hudson Valley takeover, this time through Ali Boak, who has ties to the Mayor's criminal fundraising apparatus. Ali Boak has never won a competitive election, and her campaign will never get out of the gate if she can’t adequately explain and disavow her relationship to Mayor de Blasio’s preferred vendors who are running her campaign while under subpoena in a criminal investigation.”
 
Boak has retained the services of Red Horse LLC, a consulting group that has been subpoenaed in the ongoing criminal investigation into Mayor Bill de Blasio's campaign finance scandal in Putnam County. She refused to comment to the Peekskill Post about the connection.
 
Dozens of published reports about the six ongoing criminal probes into Mayor de Blasio’s fundraising apparatus have variously named Red Horse as a “preferred vendor” that 2014 candidates were required to hire in exchange for campaign cash that was washed through upstate county committees. Red Horse was also the designated vendor for the Mayor’s non-profits, while this same firm also served as a lobbyist for clients with pending business before City Hall.
 

Reif continued, “Alison Boak must not only explain her connection to the de Blasio pay-to-play scandal, she has to come clean about her illegal rental property in Florida. 2016 will be the third time voters will reject a Bill de Blasio handpicked liberal like Ali Boak who acts only in her own self-interest.”

 

As a candidate, Boak has yet to respond to the published reports about criminal nuisance complaints over a rental property in her name at 211 Willow, Anna Maria, Florida, Reif explained. Boak continues to advertise rental opportunities of the property despite the state of Florida suspending her license following multiple code violations that have resulted in the property being investigated and cited by the Manatee County Sheriff’s Department and local code enforcement officers.

 

More alarming, according to the Anna Maria Islander and Manatee County Sheriff’s Office, Boak has skirted paying her local resort and sales taxes since 2012 due to operating a rental property without a license.

 

As of 2016, the Florida Department of Business Regulation showed the license is suspended, yet the property’s website and Facebook page are still active and show the house available to rent.
 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 9th, 2016
CONTACT: Michael Jefferson, 914-962-2624
SENATOR TERRENCE MURPHY CONTINUES TO HONOR OUR HEROES: PASSES BILL RECOGNIZING FALLEN LEWISBORO MARINE

Portion of Route 35 to be Named After Marine Lance Corporal James J. Jackowski
Lewisboro, NY - Senator Terrence Murphy continued to prove his commitment to the Hudson Valley's veterans by passing legislation in recognition of a fallen American hero.  In recognition of the bravery displayed by a Marine under fire, Senator Murphy has sponsored a bill designating a portion of highway in Lewisboro as the Marine Lance Corporal James J. Jackowski Highway.
"Dedicating this section of a state highway will ensure that Marine Lance Corporal Jackowski's name will be honored and remembered for all time," Senator Murphy explained. "This highway will be there a hundred years from now. His name will always be there and outlive all of us. Generations to come will remember that he was a soldier who made the ultimate sacrifice on behalf of his country."

James J. Jackowski had a passion for cooking from an early age. He furthered his interest while attending John Jay High School in Katonah. Jackowski enlisted in the Marines during his senior year, intent on enhancing his cooking skills. His culinary talents, dedication to his duties, and his fun-loving and thoughtful personality made everyone who came in contact with Lance Corporal Jackowski love and respect him. He genuinely cared for others, displaying his compassionate nature on a daily basis.
Tragically, Corporal Jackowski was one of 239 Marines killed in the Beirut, Lebanon when his barracks was bombed on October 23, 1983.
"Corporal Jackowski stood courageously in defense of our freedoms. We are proud to help remember his life and pay tribute to his service," said County Legislator Francis Corcoran. "This stretch of highway will serve as a reminder that Corporal Jackowski's spirit lives on in all of us. He is not just a Lewisboro hero, he is an American hero."
"Compared with most other towns, Lewisboro is an idyllic community," said Lewisboro Town Supervisor Peter Parsons. "It is all too easy to forget what we owe to Corporal Jackowski and his comrades who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. It is particularly important that we remember Corporal Jackowski by naming a portion of Route Thirty-Five in his honor."
The section of highway designated in Corporal Jankowski's honor begins in Lewisboro at the intersection of Route 35 and State Route 124, terminating at the intersection of Route 35 and Ridgefield Avenue. Route 35 runs directly past Corporal Jackowski's home.

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Senator Terrence Murphy, 691 E Main St, Shrub Oak, NY 10588
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