Category Archives: Brian Curran

Assemblyman Curran Secures Grant For Baldwin Civic Association

Baldwin Civic AssociationAssemblyman Brian Curran recently announced that he has been able to secure a state grant in the amount of $2,500 for the Baldwin Civic Association. The grant will be used to support the organization’s work in the community.

 

“I am always pleased when I can help the organizations that make our community a great place to live,” said Curran. “Securing state funding to help local organizations, municipalities and residents is what government should be about – not squabbling and corruption. I am grateful for the work the Baldwin Civic Association does in our community and I will continue to help it and other local organizations to the best of my ability as our representative in Albany.”

 

“The Baldwin Civic Association is extremely grateful to receive this New York state grant through Assemblyman Brian Curran,” said Baldwin Civic Association President Karen Montalbano. “The money will help support the work of the BCA, especially community events and our beautiful community garden.”

 

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Assemblyman Curran Secures Grant For Malverne Little League

Malverne Little LeagueRecently, Assemblyman Brian Curran presented a check for a $2,500 grant he helped secure for the Malverne Little League. The league is using the grant money to purchase bats, balls, helmets and other equipment for its teams.

 

“I’m very happy to be able to provide funding to help our little leaguers keep playing the game they love,” said Curran. “I believe funding for youth programs in athletics, the arts, sciences and other areas is of the utmost importance. These types of programs are where our children find their true passion and begin to develop it into something that will make our community a better place to live as they get older. These programs also provide an alternative to drugs and alcohol which children fall victim to more and more every year. I believe the state should put an emphasis on funding youth programming and I will continue to advocate for it in Albany.”

 

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Assemblyman Curran Secures Grant for Malverne

Assemblyman Brian Curran announced that he has secured a $25,000 MULTI-MODAL grant for the village of Malverne. Curran worked with Mayor Patricia Ann Norris-McDonald throughout the application process to ensure successful acquisition of these state funds, which will be used to improve drainage of local streets within the boundaries of the incorporated village and to replace signage.

 

“It was a pleasure working with Mayor Norris-McDonald to obtain these funds for the village of Malverne,” said Curran. “The grant money will be used exclusively for Malverne and will help offset the costs of improving drainage for local streets and replace signage throughout the village. This is why I go to Albany every year, to help improve our local community by fighting for our needs.”

 

“The village of Malverne is extremely grateful for Assemblyman Curran’s continued support in securing grants to fund many important projects within our village,” said Mayor Patricia Ann Norris-McDonald. “Assemblyman Curran has always been a friend to the village of Malverne not only assisting financially, but with his presence at countless village events and celebrations.”

 

The $25,000 grant comes on the heels of a $100,000 State and Municipal Facilities (SAM) grant Curran obtained for the village in 2017 to upgrade walkways in Westwood Park. SAM grants provide additional funding for local capital improvement projects, while MULTI-MODAL grants provide additional funding for local transportation capital improvement projects.

 

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Assemblyman Curran Honors Annual Flag Day Contest Winners From Valley Stream

Valley Stream Flag Day Contest Winners

Assemblyman Curran pictured with the contest winners and runners-up from Valley Stream, along with Mayor Edward Fare.

Recently, Assemblyman Brian Curran and local elected officials presented certificates to the winners of his seventh annual Flag Day Art and Essay Contest at Greis Park in Lynbrook. More than 100 students from kindergarten through sixth grade participated by writing an essay or drawing a picture about what the American Flag means to them, and local veterans served as the judges for the contest. Each student winner received a certificate of recognition and an American flag. The runners-up received a certificate of recognition.

 

“I would like to thank all of the students who put their hard work and talent into these wonderful pieces of art and essays, not just our winners and runners-up,” said Curran. “We have a lot of talented students here in our community. It is truly remarkable to see what our flag means to so many young people. Congratulations to our winners, and thank you to our veterans who judged the submissions. It is very important that our young people know and appreciate the history of our great nation and our flag, and I believe this event helps them understand.”

 

The students recognized are as follows:

  • Brianna Dean of Brooklyn Avenue School: third-grade winner
  • Aiden Rosado of Brooklyn Avenue School: sixth-grade winner
  • Yahya Imtiaz of Robert W. Carbonaro School: second-grade winner
  • Arielle Yard of Robert W. Carbonaro School: fifth-grade winner
  • Jaidylex Lizana of Robert W. Carbonaro School: sixth-grade winner
  • Kayla Gordon of William L. Buck School: kindergarten winner
  • Abby O’Brien of William L. Buck School: third-grade winner
  • Adrialis Jimenez of William L. Buck School: fourth-grade winner
  • Jeorgia Cole of William L. Buck School: fifth-grade winner
  • Adrianna Dela Cruz of Brooklyn Avenue School: third-grade runner-up
  • Isabelle Gonzalez of Brooklyn Avenue School: sixth-grade runner-up
  • Kendall Martin Jr. of Robert W. Carbonaro School: second-grade runner-up
  • Patrick Biondolillo of Robert W. Carbonaro School: fifth-grade runner-up
  • Camila Vera of Robert W. Carbonaro School: sixth-grade runner-up
  • Kayla Urena of William L. Buck School: kindergarten runner-up
  • Ashlyn Hernandez of William L. Buck School: third-grade runner-up
  • Makayla Middleton of William L. Buck School: fourth-grade runner-up
  • Maribel Morcos of William L. Buck School: fifth-grade runner-up

 

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Assemblymembers Curran, Miller Secure Grant for East Rockaway

Assemblyman Brian Curran and Assemblywoman Melissa “Missy” Miller announced that they have secured a $25,000 MULTI-MODAL grant for the village of East Rockaway. Curran and Miller worked with Mayor Bruno Romano throughout the application process to ensure successful acquisition of these state funds, which will be used to reconstruct approximately 750 linear feet of Rowe Avenue, beginning at Rowe Avenue and continuing to Waverly Avenue.

 

“It was a pleasure working with Mayor Romano to obtain these funds for the village of East Rockaway,” said Curran. “The grant money will be used exclusively for East Rockaway and will help offset the costs of construction on Rowe Avenue. This is why I go to Albany every year, to help improve our local community by fighting for our needs.”

 

“When communities are hit with flooding, the results can be devastating on multiple levels,” said Miller. “It can damage someone’s home, prevent them from traveling around and have a significant impact on local businesses. I am so happy to have the opportunity to partner with Assemblyman Brian Curran to provide funding to help the community of East Rockaway with flooding and road repairs. No matter the amount, every little bit helps, and I believe this grant will help significantly.”

 

“The Village of East Rockaway appreciates the hard work that Assemblyman Brian Curran and Assemblywoman Missy Miller have done on our behalf in Albany,” said East Rockaway Mayor Bruno F. Romano. “This $25,000 state grant, delivered by Assemblymembers Curran and Miller, will partially fund our Rowe Avenue reconstruction project. This investment in East Rockaway’s infrastructure will go a long way toward continuing to improve local roadways.”

 

MULTI-MODAL grants provide additional funding for local transportation capital improvement projects.

 

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Assemblyman Curran Secures Grant for Malverne

Assemblyman Brian Curran announced that he has secured a $25,000 MULTI-MODAL grant for the Village of Malverne. Curran worked with Mayor Patricia Ann Norris-McDonald throughout the application process to ensure successful acquisition of these state funds, which will be used to improve drainage of local streets within the boundaries of the incorporated village and to replace signage.

 

“It was a pleasure working with Mayor Norris-McDonald to obtain these funds for the village of Malverne,” said Curran. “The grant money will be used exclusively for Malverne and will help offset the costs of improving drainage for local streets and replace signage throughout the village. This is why I go to Albany every year, to help improve our local community by fighting for our needs.”

 

“The village of Malverne is extremely grateful for Assemblyman Curran’s continued support in securing grants to fund many important projects within our village,” said Mayor Patricia Ann Norris-McDonald. “Assemblyman Curran has always been a friend to the village of Malverne not only assisting financially, but with his presence at countless village events and celebrations.”

 

The $25,000 grant comes on the heels of a $100,000 State and Municipal Facilities (SAM) grant Curran obtained for the village in 2017 to upgrade walkways in Westwood Park. SAM grants provide additional funding for local capital improvement projects, while MULTI-MODAL grants provide additional funding for local transportation capital improvement projects.

 

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Assemblyman Curran Honors Annual Flag Day Contest Winners From Lynbrook

Flag Day Contest Winners From Lynbrook

Assemblyman Curran with the contest winners and runners-up from Lynbrook, along with Trustees Robert Boccio, Michael Hawxhurst and AnnMarie Reardon.

Recently, Assemblyman Brian Curran  and local elected officials presented certificates to the winners of his seventh annual Flag Day Art and Essay Contest at Greis Park in Lynbrook. More than 100 students from kindergarten through sixth grade participated by writing an essay or drawing a picture about what the American Flag means to them, and local veterans served as the judges for the contest. Each student winner received a certificate of recognition and an American flag. The runners-up received a certificate of recognition.

 

“I would like to thank all of the students who put their hard work and talent into these wonderful pieces of art and essays, not just our winners and runners-up,” said Curran. “We have a lot of talented students here in our community. It is truly remarkable to see what our flag means to so many young people. Congratulations to our winners, and thank you to our veterans who judged the submissions. It is very important that our young people know and appreciate the history of our great nation and our flag, and I believe this event helps them understand.”

 

The students recognized are as follows:

 

  • Briena Murray of Our Lady of Peace School: pre-kindergarten winner
  • Maeve Regan of Our Lady of Peace School: pre-kindergarten winner
  • Madison DeVoe of Our Lady of Peace School: second-grade winner
  • Erin Kelly of Our Lady of Peace School: second-grade winner
  • Nicolette Bett of Our Lady of Peace School: fourth-grade winner
  • Sabrina Van Holt of Our Lady of Peace School: fourth-grade winner
  • Esther Francois of Our Lady of Peace School: fourth-grade winner
  • Katie O’Toole of Our Lady of Peace School: fourth-grade winner
  • Ethan Spells of Kindergarten Center: kindergarten winner
  • Eryn Spells of Marion Street School: third-grade winner
  • Maximilian Enciso of Waverly Elementary School: fourth-grade winner
  • Addison Norris of Waverly Elementary School: fourth-grade winner
  • J’Adwin Dumel of Waverly Elementary School: third-grade winner
  • Hunter Scholl of Waverly Elementary School: first-grade winner
  • Francis McCartney of West End Elementary School: second-grade winner
  • Dylan Kleinschmidt of Our Lady of Peace School: pre-kindergarten runner-up
  • Lochlan Braddick of Our Lady of Peace School: pre-kindergarten runner-up
  • Victoria Buster of Our Lady of Peace School: second-grade runner-up
  • Arianna Lanzello of Our Lady of Peace School: second-grade runner-up
  • Veer Goel of Waverly Elementary School: first-grade runner-up
  • Marco Palleschi of Waverly School: third-grade runner-up
  • Shawn Unger of Waverly School: fourth-grade runner-up
  • Gavin Blank of Waverly School: fourth-grade runner-up

 

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Assemblyman Curran Secures Grant for Lynbrook

Assemblyman Brian Curran announced that he has secured a $30,000 State and Municipal Facilities (SAM) grant for the village of Lynbrook. Curran worked with Mayor Alan Beach throughout the application process to ensure successful acquisition of these state funds, which will be used for the Merrick Road gateway construction project.

 

“It was a pleasure working with Mayor Beach to obtain these funds for the village of Lynbrook,” said Curran. “The grant money will be used exclusively for Lynbrook and will help offset the costs of the Merrick Road gateway project. This is why I go to Albany every year, to help improve our local community by fighting for our needs.”

 

“I would like to thank Assemblyman Brian Curran for securing this $30,000 grant for Lynbrook and the ongoing support he provides the village of Lynbrook,” said Mayor Alan Beach.

 

The $30,000 grant comes on the heels of a $50,000 MULTI-MODAL grant Curran obtained for the village in 2017 to reconstruct Oak Street and improve drainage, and a $100,000 SAM grant in 2015 to upgrade pathways in Greis Park. SAM grants provide additional funding for local capital improvement projects, while MULTI-MODAL grants provide additional funding for local transportation capital improvement projects.

 

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Assemblyman Curran Honors Annual Flag Day Contest Winners from Baldwin & Rockville Centre

Flag Day Contest Winners

Assemblyman Curran pictured with the contest winners and runners-up from Baldwin and Rockville, along with Rockville Centre Mayor Francis Murray.

Recently, Assemblyman Brian Curran and local elected officials presented certificates to the winners of his seventh annual Flag Day Art and Essay Contest at Greis Park in Lynbrook. More than 100 students from kindergarten through sixth grade participated by writing an essay or drawing a picture about what the American Flag means to them, and local veterans served as the judges for the contest. Each student winner received a certificate of recognition and an American flag. The runners-up received a certificate of recognition.

 

“I would like to thank all of the students who put their hard work and talent into these wonderful pieces of art and essays, not just our winners and runners-up,” said Curran. “We have a lot of talented students here in our community. It is truly remarkable to see what our flag means to so many young people. Congratulations to our winners, and thank you to our veterans who judged the submissions. It is very important that our young people know and appreciate the history of our great nation and our flag, and I believe this event helps them understand.”

 

The students recognized are:

  • Ava Sclafani of St. Christopher’s School: third-grade winner
  • Haidyn Goldspiel of William S. Covert School: fifth-grade winner
  • Erin Reeves of William S. Covert School: fifth-grade runner-up

 

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Assemblyman Curran Advocates for Transfer of Freeport Armory to Village

This week, Assemblyman Brian Curran vehemently opposed legislation (A.7711-B) to transfer the Freeport Armory to the Cedarmore Corporation, a private entity. The sponsor of the bill is Assemblywoman Earlene Hooper.

 

Instead, Curran voiced his support for his own bill (A.4609) to transfer the property to the Village of Freeport to be used as the site of the new Department of Public Works complex. Curran’s legislation is not only supported by Mayor Michael Kennedy and 3,000 village residents, but it serves the good of the community as well.

 

“This property must be returned to the Village of Freeport,” said Curran. “It was originally donated to the state by the village nearly 70 years ago. Our Department of Public Works facility sits in the midst of a flood zone and was severely damaged during Hurricane Sandy. To stormproof the current facility would cost our taxpayers $25 million. It makes more sense to build a new facility on the grounds of the armory, which should be transferred back to the village – its original owner. I stand with our local government and our residents on this issue.”

 

Gov. Cuomo has previously vetoed Hooper’s legislation to transfer the Freeport Armory to a private entity on two separate occasions and has stated that he will not sign this measure into law unless there is a consensus on the issue. The past two years, Curran and the Assembly Minority has been able to prevent Hooper’s bill from passing by denying a 2/3 vote of the Assembly.

 

The Assembly Majority has blocked Curran’s bill which is supported by the Village of Freeport and its residents.

 

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