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Toronto: "The actions of the Mayor are inexcusable" Says Norm Kelly

Toronto: "The actions of the Mayor are inexcusable" Says Norm Kelly

The Deputy Mayor of Toronto, Canada offered some expanded comments in reference to the absence of the Mayor. These comments are more then the official press release from the City and are offered here as a direct quote from the Deputy Mayor's office blog. The following was posted on May 1st, 2014. Blog Link: http://normkelly.com/blog/

"This morning, Although, I speak to you with great sadness – the events that have brought us together this morning can be best described as a personal tragedy and should not be seen as a crisis of government.

Toronto: Absence of the Mayor and Focus on Toronto's Business

Toronto: Absence of the Mayor and Focus on Toronto's Business

In response to Mayor Rob Ford's notice to the City that he is taking a leave of absence, Deputy Mayor Norm Kelly and City Manager Joe Pennachetti reassured residents that the City of Toronto is well-prepared to ensure that City services and programs continue uninterrupted.

"I want to assure all residents that the business of the City of Toronto continues as usual," said Deputy Mayor Norm Kelly.

POTUS: Weekly Address 4/26 Increasing the Minimum Wage

POTUS: Weekly Address 4/26 Increasing the Minimum Wage

 

Remarks of President Barack Obama
Weekly Address
The White House
April 26, 2014

Grant Allows Lake Shore School District To Direct Savings To Educational Programs

Grant Allows Lake Shore School District To Direct Savings To Educational Programs

A grant from New York State Senator Mark Grisanti will provide perpetual savings to the Lake Shore Central School District and taxpayers.

Senator Mark Grisanti awarded $50,000 in funding to the District in the form of bullet aid for the 2013-14 school year with the designation the funding as being for one-time expenditures. 

“Senator Grisanti’s grant allowed Lake Shore to replace exterior lighting at five facilities in the District, continuing our efforts in energy conservation as well as improving safety and security by increasing visibility on our campuses,” Mr. Przepasniak said.

“We were delighted to receive this additional funding and sought to use the money to make a lasting investment in our District,” Superintendent of Schools James Przepasniak said.

Free Electronics Recycling Event In Orchard Park

Free Electronics Recycling Event In Orchard Park

Senator Mark Grisanti (R, I-60) today announced he will join Orchard Park Town Supervisor Patrick Keem and Time Warner Cable in hosting a free electronics recycling event on Saturday, April 19 in the town of Orchard Park.

The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Orchard Park Senior High School, located at 4040 Baker Road in the Town of Orchard Park.

The electronics recycling drop off will offer professional disposal of unused and obsolete items to help ensure they do not end up harming the environment. Computer monitors, printers, fax machines, home telephones, televisions, video game consoles, laptop computers, scanners, cellular telephones and MP3 players are among the items that will be collected that day and properly disposed.

Grisanti To Sponsor Domestic Violence Roundtable

Grisanti To Sponsor Domestic Violence Roundtable

 

Senator Mark Grisanti (R, I-60) will sponsor a New York State Senate Roundtable,”Domestic Violence: Prevention Starts With You” on Friday, April 4th from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., at the Walter J. Mahoney Building, 65 Court Street in Buffalo, Senate Hearing Room 6.

Unfortunately, one in four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime. Surprisingly, only one in seven instances is reported.

Panelists include:

Grisanti Announces Over $865,000 For Town of Hamburg From Video Lottery Terminals

Grisanti Announces Over $865,000 For Town of Hamburg From Video Lottery Terminals

Senator Mark Grisanti (R, I-60) today announced that his efforts were successful in obtaining additional funding for the Town of Hamburg in 2014 state budget for hosting the video lottery terminals.

Senator Grisanti was able to secure over $865,679 to the Town of Hamburg and $288,560 to Erie County for a total of $1,154,239.

“I am proud to have been able to secure additional state funding for the Town of Hamburg and increase that total from 2013′s state budget,” said Senator Grisanti. “This is a huge victory for the Town of Hamburg and the extra funding to the Town could be used for a variety of things like continuing to lower taxes, infrastructure or other projects.”

Prior to Senator Grisanti being in office, the Town of Hamburg was cut by over 60% in the aid they were receiving in 2008 and 2009 from the Video Lottery Terminal funds. There was an Upstate versus Downstate divide as Yonkers was only cut 2%.