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Speaker Silver testimony on the city’s Action Plan for post-Sandy resiliency

As the Assemblyman who represents Lower Manhattan, I believe the city’s Action Plan contains many important plans that will benefit a great number of New Yorkers and help keep vulnerable parts of our city safe from future catastrophes. On the other...

January 16, 2015
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Speaker Silver Statement on Murder of Two NYPD Officers

I am deeply saddened by the brutal murder of two New York City police officers this afternoon. This is a cowardly act of violence that is breathtaking in its senselessness. The brave men and women of the NYPD put their lives on the line every day in...

December 20, 2014
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Speaker Silver, Senator Squadron Celebrate New Law Pushing Lunar New Year as School Holiday

Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, State Senator Daniel Squadron, elected officials from around the city, and community leaders celebrated a new law that will require the city to consider closing schools on Lunar New Year. The legislation...

December 18, 2014
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Speaker Silver Calls for Air Monitors to Measure Tour Bus Pollution Around 9/11 Memorial

Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver convened a task force on the World Trade Center security plan and called on the city to install air monitors to measure pollution from buses and to make other quality of life improvements for those living around the...

December 15, 2014
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Speaker Silver Statement on Opening of Fulton Street Transit Center

With the completion of the Fulton Street Transit Center, Lower Manhattan has indeed come roaring back. I have worked hard to ensure that our Downtown community is rebuilt better than ever, and the opening of this outstanding transit center is the...

November 7, 2014
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