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Islanders Enjoy Fall for the Arts Festival

RIOC and RIRA Meet on Back to Back Evenings Last Week

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“We all know about the Cherry Blossom Festival,” opened Marcus Book, an assistant director of government and community relations for the MTA at last night’s town hall also attended by our elected officials, including council member Ben Kallos, and representatives for Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, State Senator José Serrano, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, and Assembly Member Rebecca Seawright.

The meeting took place at Good Shepherd Chapel an...

May 6, 2019

Rebecca Graham, legislative counsel for Assembly member Rebecca Seawright, announced at the May Roosevelt Island Residents Association (RIRA) meeting that her office is working alongside Senator Serrano’s office to supply a list of names to the mayor and governor to fill the Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation (RIOC) board.

Currently, all of the public RIOC board members have expired terms. Though the law states the board must have nine members, cur...

April 16, 2019

Senator Serrano is honoring Girl Scout Troop 3001, the Tech Hoppers, tomorrow at the Tata Innovation Center on the Cornell Campus for their achievements in robotics and their first place victory in the FIRST Lego League New York City Championships, a competition that challenges kids to present innovative solutions to real-world problems, as well as creating and programming Lego-based robots. 

Next week, the troop is heading to the worldwide FIRST...

January 20, 2019

It’s been a busy couple of weeks for our elected representatives that has included important work on gun reform, expanding hate crimes to include transgendered people, and bringing New York into the forefront on reproductive rights. Our electeds consist of Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, State Senator Jose Serrano, Assembly Member Rebecca Seawright, and City Council Member Ben Kallos, all of whom represent Roosevelt Islanders in their various bodies.


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