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June 2016

06/20 The Picture House Presents Advance Screening of the Fundrametnals of Caring and Post-Film Discussion with Director Rob Burnett – Emmy Winning Executive Producer of the David Letterman Show Event is Free for Members 7:30 PM

June 19, 2016 - 08:00
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PELHAM, NY -- On Monday, June 20th at 7:30 p.m., The Picture House Regional Film Center (TPH) will present an advance screening of the new movie The Fundamentals of Caring with a post-film discussion and Q&A with director Rob Burnett. Burnett is a five-time Emmy winning executive producer of The David Letterman Show.

The Picture House Presents Advance Screening of the Fundrametnals of Caring and Post-Film Discussion with Director Rob Burnett – Emmy Winning Executive Producer of the David Letterman Show Event is Free for Members

Cablevision Sale Approved with Conditions to Increase Speed, Improve Reliability, Expand Broadband Access, Protect Jobs

June 19, 2016 - 07:44
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ALBANY, NY -- The New York State Public Service Commission (Commission) today voted to approve the sale of Cablevision Systems Corp. to Altice N.V., a multinational cable television provider, with public interest conditions that the Commission estimates will provide $243 million in benefits to New York consumers to upgrade the broadband infrastructure, create a new low-income broadband program, build out its network in unserved areas, and provide some $40 million of additional benefits associated with Cablevision’s participation in a new federal broadband affordability program.

Cablevision Sale Approved with Conditions to Increase Speed, Improve Reliability, Expand Broadband Access, Protect Jobs

Republican Leaders Stunned by Democrat’s Vote to Block Affordable Housing

June 19, 2016 - 07:11
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WHITE PLAINS, NY -- On Monday Democrats on the Westchester County Board of legislators voted against funding for 10 units of affordable housing  in Mamaroneck.  The ten units represented a significant step toward reaching the 750 units which the county is required to build under the 2009 fair and affordable housing settlement.

Republican Leaders Stunned by Democrat’s Vote to Block Affordable Housing

9-11 Victim Compensation Fund Pays Over $1.52 Billion to Claimants and Announces Updated Regulations and Claim Form

June 19, 2016 - 06:50
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WASHINGTON, DC -- The Department of Justice announced today that since it reopened in 2011, the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) has paid over $1.52 billion to first responders, recovery workers, and residents who suffered physical harm or were killed as a result of the terrorist-related aircraft crashes of Sept. 11, 2001 or the debris removal efforts that took place in the immediate aftermath of those crashes.  The VCF is now ready to enter its next phase and today posted for public comment updated regulations that will govern the program for the next several years.  

9-11 Victim Compensation Fund Pays Over $1.52 Billion to Claimants and Announces Updated Regulations and Claim Form

Performance Opportunity for Children in Westchester County

June 19, 2016 - 06:22
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NEW YORK, NY -- Ajkun Ballet Theatre, a New York City based professional ballet company, invites children of Westchester County, grades pre-k – 8, to participate in our 2016 production of The Nutcracker. Children partake in dance performance classes in either ballet or hip hop (divided by age) at Isaac E. Young Middle School taught by AjkunBT’s Professional Artists on Saturdays October 15 – November 19, 2016. On December 2 & 3, 2016, participants perform alongside artists of Ajkun Ballet Theatre in the beloved Holiday Classic The Nutcracker.

Performance Opportunity for Children in Westchester County

Astorino Signs Pledge to Encourage Colorectal Cancer Screening and Promotes Men’s Health for Father’s Day

June 18, 2016 - 19:31
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WHITE PLAINS, NY -- If a routine procedure could save your life, wouldn’t you want to go? Each year, about 1,065 men are diagnosed with prostate and colorectal cancer in Westchester County. After lung cancer, prostate and colorectal cancers are the deadliest forms of cancers for men, killing an average of 70 residents each year. Yet colorectal cancer is highly preventable and detectable – if you know the risks and get screened.

Photo caption: County Executive Robert P. Astorino, center, hosted a #DadBeThere Father’s Day call for men to take control of their health, signing a pledge with the American Cancer Society uniting in a shared goal of reaching 80% of adults aged 50 and ol

Unemployment Rate Drops to 4.7% in May, Lowest Level Since August 2007

June 18, 2016 - 19:21
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NEW YORK, NY -- The statewide unemployment rate decreased from 4.9% to 4.7% in May 2016. This represented the state’s lowest unemployment rate since August 2007. New York’s unemployment rate was equal to the U.S. rate in May 2016. In addition, the number of unemployed New Yorkers also decreased over the month – falling from 476,600 in April to 461,800 in May 2016, reaching its lowest level since October 2007.

Unemployment Rate Drops to 4.7% in May, Lowest Level Since August 2007

Amy Paulin’s Safe Sleep Practice Bill Heading to the Governor

June 18, 2016 - 18:25
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ALBANY, NY -- Amy Paulin (D-88) is proud to announce that A.7181/ S.5100, legislation she authored to help increase public awareness and educate maternity patients about safe sleep practices regarding babies and infants, was passed by the New York State Senate on Tuesday and will be sent to Governor Cuomo to be signed into law.

Paulin’s bill amends public health law to require that the informational leaflet provided by hospitals and birth centers to maternity patients include information relating to safe sleep. 

Amy Paulin’s Safe Sleep Practice Bill Heading to the Governor

United Hebrew of New Rochelle Ushers in New Era in the Care of Alzheimer’s Patients at Willow Gardens Memory Care, Westchester’s First Non-Profit Facility Exclusively for Residents with Dementia

June 18, 2016 - 18:09
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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Care of seniors affected by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias has taken a leap forward with the opening of Willow Gardens Memory Care, a groundbreaking residential facility at United Hebrew of New Rochelle. The 51-bed, two-story home is the first non-profit assisted living center in Westchester County designed exclusively for individuals with memory impairment. It opens as the region, and the nation, prepares for a growing wave of people affected by dementia, propelled by longer life spans.

Mayor Noam Bramson, City of New Rochelle; Donald Duberstein, Rita Mabli, and Anthony Nardozzi, United Hebrew of New Rochelle

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