Press Releases

Assemblyman Braunstein Announces Halloween Essay & Drawing Contest Winners

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Assemblyman Edward C. Braunstein (D-Bayside) announced the winners of his Halloween Essay & Drawing Contest for students in grades two through five: 2nd Grade Grand Prize award: Joelle Chang, who attends PS 209: Clearview Gardens School in Whitestone. 3rd...

Scandal at Penn State Highlights Need for Legislation Mandating Stronger Reporting Requirements for Colleges and Universities in New York

“The recent scandal at Penn State University involving legendary football coach Joe Paterno, highlights a serious problem that needs to be addressed in New York State,” said Assemblyman Edward C. Braunstein (D-Bayside). “Currently, there is no mechanism...

Braunstein and Bayside Historical Society Sponsor Cleanup of Lawrence Cemetery

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Assemblyman Edward C. Braunstein and the Bayside Historical Society are sponsoring a cleanup of Lawrence Cemetery at 216th Street and 42nd Avenue on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011 starting at 10am, with a rain date of Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011 at 10am. ...

Braunstein Calls on MTA to Reconsider Surcharge on MetroCards Purchased at LIRR Vending Machines

Assemblyman Edward C. Braunstein (D-Bayside), member of the New York State Assembly Transportation Committee, called on the MTA to reconsider the proposed $1 surcharge on new MetroCards purchased at LIRR vending machines starting in 2013. ...

Assemblyman Edward C. Braunstein’s Mobile District Office Is Coming to You

Governor Cuomo Signs Braunstein's First Bill into Law

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed a law authored by Assemblyman Edward C. Braunstein (D-Bayside) and Senator Joseph I. Griffo (R-C-IP-Rome) to ban certain substances dangerously marketed as "bath salts" from sale, manufacturing, possession, and distribution...

Assemblyman Braunstein Announces Mother's Day Essay & Poetry Contest Winners

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Assemblyman Edward C. Braunstein (D-Bayside) announced the winners of his Mother's Day Essay & Poetry Contest for students in grades one through five: • 1st Grade Grand Prize award: Grace Liu, who attends PS 21: Edward Hart School...

Assemblyman Braunstein and Senator Avella Applaud New Budget Deal Saving Engine 306

Senator Tony Avella (D-Bayside) and Assemblyman Edward C. Braunstein (D-Bayside) applauded the announcement of a new budget deal that would save the twenty firehouses throughout New York City that were targeted for closure in Mayor Bloomberg’s original...

Braunstein Announces Graduation Award Winners

Assemblyman Edward C. Braunstein (D-Bayside) announced the 64 students from 33 local schools who he presented New York State Assembly Citation of Merit awards during graduation this year. Assemblyman Braunstein also provided nearly 1,800 New...

Assembly Approves Braunstein's Bill to Impose Statewide Ban on Sales of "Fake Bath Salts"

Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and Assemblyman Edward C. Braunstein today announced the passage of legislation in the Assembly and Senate prohibiting the sale of bath salt products containing harmful stimulants that are being ingested by users to experience...

Statement from Braunstein on Ethics Reform Agreement

“The recent announcement of an agreement to overhaul the ethics rules for the New York State legislature is a great first step to improving the public's faith in our government,” said Assemblyman Edward C. Braunstein (D-Bayside). “Last summer...

Braunstein Announces His First Bill to Pass the Assembly

Assemblyman Edward C. Braunstein (D-Bayside) announced that the Assembly unanimously passed legislation he introduced which requires that the New York State Office of the Aging (SOFA) assess the programs offered by all senior centers across the state...

Assemblyman Braunstein Announces Northeast Queens Photo Contest Winners

Assemblyman Edward C. Braunstein (D-Bayside) announced the winners of his Northeast Queens Photo Contest for students in grades six through twelve. The prize for First Place went to Robert Fein, for his picture titled "Far, Far Away," which was...

Braunstein Introduces Bill to Ban Dangerous “Bath Salt” Drugs in New York

Assemblyman Edward C. Braunstein (D-Bayside) and Senator Joseph A. Griffo (R-C-IP-Rome) announced the introduction of A.4769-A/S.3322 – new legislation which would ban the sale, manufacturing, possession, and distribution of so-called “bath salts”...