Archive for December, 2010

Operation Christmas Smiles

Reaching Out Community Services “Operation Christmas Smiles”  was a great success. It  is designed to put a smile on every child’s face that is less fortunate due to low income status. Each child met Santa and received toys along with enjoying other activities such as, Face Painting, Puppet Show, Magic Show, Children’s Choir, and Refreshments.

The event this year was quite and achievement and had lightened up the holiday mood in an economic downturn. The holidays are a time of uncertainty and hopelessness for many parents.

Kudos to Tom Neve, Director and the great staff of volunteers that brought smiles and joy to the children in our community.

If you would like learn more about this great  organization, visit:

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Happy Holidays!

Wishing Everyone A Blessed and Joyous Holiday Season!

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All Together Now… New York Government Is Broken! »

By Celeste Katz

Here’s a stunner: Today’s Quinnipiac Poll finds fully 89% of New Yorkers think their government is broken.

Here’s where it gets slightly messy: About 59% of voters are optimistic about the next four years with Andrew Cuomo as our new governor, but only 45% think he’ll be able to fix that broken government, and 42% say he’ll fail at it.

The state Legislature won’t be any help, say 57% of those polled — and 57% also say Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is part of the problem.

The Q poll also found strong support — 69% — for the idea of an independent commission, not state lawmakers, drawing redistricting lines for members of Congress and the Legislature.

“It’s far from certain that those election-time pledges to make redistricting non-partisanwill stick. But voters heavily favor the idea of having an independent commission – not legislators – draw the political lines for themselves and for Congress,” Quinnipiac’s Mickey Carroll said. “With the state set to lose one or two members of Congress, drawing those lines could be a real bloodbath.”

President Obama also got his lowest approval rating — 48% — from New Yorkers to date.

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