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October 2016

President Obama signs Engel Anti-Wildlife Trafficking Legislation into Law

October 16, 2016 - 13:34

NEW YORK, NY -- President Barack Obama has signed into law H.R. 2494, The Eliminate, Neutralize, and Disrupt (END) Wildlife Trafficking Act of 2016, for which Congressman Eliot Engel was the lead Democratic sponsor. The law, which passed the House and Senate in late September with bipartisan support, will strengthen wildlife trafficking laws and bolster traffic enforcement efforts to further protect endangered species that have been targeted by poachers. 

President Obama signs Engel Anti-Wildlife Trafficking Legislation into Law

Monroe College launches new Criminal Justice Program to boost Police Academy Readiness and Law Enforcement Diversity

October 16, 2016 - 13:21

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Monroe College, a national leader in educating urban and international students, today announced that it inducted its first class of students into its Police Academy ScholarS (“PASS”) Program. The College developed the innovative two-year program to better prepare minority students for police academy success and support the efforts of the NYPD and other law enforcement organizations to increase their ranks’ diversity.

Monroe College launches new Criminal Justice Program to boost Police Academy Readiness and Law Enforcement Diversity

Newyork-Presbyterian/ Lawrence Hospital Hosted 16th Annual Golf Tournament

October 16, 2016 - 13:06

NEW YORK, NY -- $170,000 was raised to benefit NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital at its 16th Annual Golf Tournament in late September at Quaker Ridge Golf Club in Scarsdale. 88 Golfers enjoyed a wonderful day of golf including lunch, cocktail reception, dinner, raffle drawings, live auction and golfing excellence awards. Co-Chairs of the event were Bronxville residents Michael Meyers and Conrad van Tienhoven, and NYP/Lawrence Hospital Chief Medical Officer John Evanko, MD. Benefactors included Ari Stein, CEO of Sprain Brook Manor Rehab and Adira at Riverside Rehabilitation.

Newyork-Presbyterian/ Lawrence Hospital Hosted 16th Annual Golf Tournament

3-D Animation Video Brings Giant Kensico Ice Rink to Life

October 16, 2016 - 13:03

WHITE PLAINS, NY -- Westchester County Executive Robert P. Astorino yesterday unveiled plans for a state of the art ice skating facility in the footprint of the soon to be restored reflecting pool at the base of the Kensico Dam. The outdoor rinks and skating track would be among the largest in the United States, and would make the plaza a year round destination for Westchester residents and tourists from around the region.

A 3-D animation rendering of the proposed facility has been made available to the public

Minions Kicks off “Entergy Screenings Under the Stars” at Kensico Dam Plaza in Valhalla

10/19 Club of New Rochelle to hold Lights On Afterschool Rally 4 PM

October 16, 2016 - 12:58

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- TheBoys & Girls Club of New Rochelle afterschool program will sponsor a Lights On Afterschool rally onWednesday, October 19th from 4pm-7pm. The rally will be one of more than an expected 8,000 such events across America as part of Lights On Afterschool, the annual nationwide celebration of afterschool programs organized by the Afterschool Alliance. This year, Lights On Afterschool will highlight youth voices in the upcoming national election, encouraging kids to share their thoughts with the next president and teaching them about our electoral process.  

Farmers Reminded of Tax Breaks on #NationalFarmersDay

October 16, 2016 - 12:45

NEW YORK, NY -- In celebration of National Farmers Day, the New York State Tax Department and the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets remind farmers of money-saving tax credits available to them. These credits provide farmers with additional resources to reinvest in their businesses for improvements and expansion, which strengthens the industry and promotes job security and growth.

Farmers Reminded of Tax Breaks on #NationalFarmersDay

New York State Office for the Aging Reminds Older New Yorkers to get Flu Shot as Soon as Possible

October 16, 2016 - 12:32

NEW YORK, NY -- New York State Office for the Aging Acting Director Greg Olsen reminds older New Yorkers about the importance of getting their flu vaccination as soon as possible. “Flu season” in the United States can begin as early as October and last as late as May. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone six months of age and older, particularly those at greater risk, get their annual flu vaccine by the end of October, if possible.

New York State Office for the Aging Reminds Older New Yorkers to get Flu Shot as Soon as Possible

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