Category Archives: Brian Curran

Assemblyman Curran’s Statement On End Of Session

A statement from Assemblyman Brian Curran


“This year, we secured record school aid for our local schools and increased funding to repair our local roads, but I believe the Legislature left too much on the table to be done. The Assembly has refused to pass significant ethics reform measures despite several pending corruption cases and a call every year from the Assembly Minority to address the problem once and for all.


“Another bill that my colleagues and I have long advocated for, Brittany’s Law, which protects the public by creating a domestic violence offender registry, has also been ignored this year. Term limits and lowering property taxes for our over-burdened residents were also not on the Majority’s to-do list. I believe so much more could and should have been accomplished this year, but the Assembly Majority are content with the status quo, and look where that has gotten us.”


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Assemblyman Curran Honors East Rockaway Student

Tyler PolandRecently, Assemblyman Brian Curran honored local St. Raymond’s student Tyler Poland as a future leader of New York state. Tyler will be attending Chaminade High School in the fall.


“I am very pleased to honor Tyler Poland as a future leader of New York state,” said Curran. “Tyler has represented the East Rockaway community very well, and we are excited to see what the future holds for him. Congratulations Tyler and good luck at Chaminade!”


The Future Leader of New York State Award goes to a student who exhibits leadership skills and community spirit, along with an awareness of the responsibilities of being a good citizen in today’s society.


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Assemblyman Curran Secures Supplemental Education Aid For Baldwin Schools

Last week, Assemblyman Brian Curran secured additional funding, known as Bullet Aid, for the Baldwin School District. The amount of the grant is $13,000.


“I will always work hard to ensure our local schools have all the resources necessary to set our children up for success,” said Curran. “When one of our school districts receives insufficient funding, I work with the administration to determine what additional needs they have, and then we work to supplement the school aid itemized in this year’s budget negotiations with grants. It is a privilege to represent and fight for our schools, and I am pleased we were able to secure this additional grant money.”


The $13,000 in Bullet Aid is in addition to the $31.5 million – a $419,948 increase from last year – allocated to the Baldwin School District. The school district plans to use the grant money for digital signage at the middle school.


“The Baldwin Union Free School District would like to thank Assemblyman Brian Curran for providing the funding for the digital signage at our middle school,” said Baldwin Superintendent Dr. Shari L. Camhi. “Communicating and promoting our upcoming and outstanding programs is essential to the growth and life of our community.”


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Assemblymen Curran, Ra Host Park Clean-Up With Senator Kaminsky

Park Clean-UpRecently, Assemblyman Brian Curran hosted his annual park clean-up with Assemblyman Ed Ra and Sen. Todd Kaminsky, along with event sponsor West Hempstead Community Support Association. Members of the community joined together to help beautify Hall’s Pond Park in West Hempstead where this year’s clean-up event was held.


“I am truly grateful to members of our local community, the West Hempstead Community Support Association, and our local leaders for their participation and support of this event,” said Curran. “We live, work and raise our children in this community, so we should all do our part to keep it beautiful. My colleagues and I fight for funding to maintain and improve our community while we are in Albany, but the work done by residents here at home is equally important. Thank you, again, to everyone who helps make this event a success year in and year out.


“As a Long Islander, I take pride in where I come from so I am always eager to help take care of our home in any way I can,” said Ra. “It was fantastic to see so many residents willing to take time out of their busy schedules to help clean up the West Hempstead Park on Sunday. Cleaning up our local parks is a great way to bring the community together and keep West Hempstead looking beautiful.”


“Our residents really appreciate the help of Assemblymen Curran and Ra and Sen. Kaminsky in helping put together the park clean-up,” said Rosalie Norton, President of West Hempstead Community Support Association. “Hall’s Pond Park is very special to our community, and I want to personally thank them for all they do for West Hempstead.”


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Assemblyman Curran Appointed To Commission To Select New Attorney General

Last week, Assemblyman Brian Curran was selected to represent the Assembly Minority on the commission to vet and select a new attorney general for New York state. In total, eight members of the Legislature will be on the commission.


“The circumstances surrounding the assembling of this commission are unfortunate, to say the least,” said Curran. “The former attorney general is accused of heinous acts against women, acts we cannot, nor will we tolerate from anyone, least of all the state’s top law enforcement official. It is this committee’s task to vet candidates wishing to fill this critical role and select a qualified candidate who will represent all New Yorkers while upholding the laws and ideals of New York state. I take my appointment to this committee very seriously, and I will be working very diligently with my colleagues to select the best possible candidate for New York state attorney general.”


This commission, set to start meetings this week, was assembled after the resignation of former Attorney General Eric Schneiderman in the wake of multiple accusations of domestic violence against former love interests.


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Assemblyman Curran, Sen. Kaminsky Host Baldwin Park Clean-Up

Earth Day

Assemblyman Brian Curran hosted his annual Earth Day Park Clean-up event in conjunction with Sen. Todd Kaminsky. This year’s event was held at Loft’s Pond Park in Baldwin.

Assemblyman Brian Curran and co-sponsor Sen. Todd Kaminsky hosted their annual Earth Day Park Clean-up. This year’s event was held at Loft’s Pond Park in Baldwin where 40 volunteers pitched in.


“We finally had great weather and quite a few volunteers came out to help beautify our town,” said Curran. “Thank you to all of our volunteers for their hard work and to Sani 2 for providing all the equipment and helping out at the event!”


“Our parks and waterways are one of the many shining treasures that make Long Island attractive,” said Sen. Todd Kaminsky. “I am proud to join Assemblyman Curran for a clean-up at Loft’s Pond to further beautify our district and to continue creating a beautiful Long Island.”


Sanitary District 2, the Baldwin Civic Association, the Baldwin Chamber of Commerce and Mahler Realty also sponsored the clean-up event.


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Assemblyman Curran Honors Local Oceanside Youth Leader

Youth Leadership Event

Assemblyman Brian Curran, Assemblywoman Missy Miller and Town of Hempstead Councilman Anthony D’Esposito recently honored Jeremy Feder as part of Curran’s annual Youth Leadership Event.

Recently, Assemblyman Brian Curran and Assemblywoman Missy Miller honored Jeremy Feder of Oceanside as part of Curran’s second annual Youth Leadership Event.


“I am very proud to honor Jeremy,” said Curran. “He is a very well-rounded and talented individual. His desire to help veterans is truly inspiring. The impact Jeremy’s charity baseball tournament has had is remarkable and his work with various other community groups is as impressive as his athletic and musical talents. We look forward to seeing what you do in what is certain to be a bright future.”


Jeremy Feder is an honor student, athlete and musician in ninth grade at Oceanside High School. Two years ago, he combined his desire to help veterans with his passion for baseball and created a charity baseball tournament. The annual community event has raised nearly $11,500 for America’s VetDogs. Plans are now underway for the third annual Jeremy Feder All-Star Charity Baseball Tournament.


“I am so proud of Jeremy Feder,” said Miller. “He is an outstanding young man who has a vision of helping others and remains driven and focused on seeing it through. Jeremy sets a wonderful example for other young people! I can’t wait for the next All-Star Charity Baseball Tournament!”


Jeremy also volunteers for numerous other projects through the Kiwanis and his synagogue, Temple Avodah. Some of these projects include toy, clothing, and food drives and working with animal rescue groups. He has also coached special needs children in Long Beach and assisted coaching younger children in Oceanside Little League.


For all of Jeremy’s charitable work with veterans, he received the Lt. Ronald Winchester Award upon graduating from Oceanside Middle School. He is also a member of the Patriot Club at Oceanside High School and was installed as a member of the National Junior Honor Society at Oceanside Middle School last year. He is currently enrolled in numerous honors classes as a high school freshman and is carrying 4.0 GPA.


As well as being an outstanding student, Jeremy is also a competitive baseball player who was chosen from a pool of hundreds to represent the USA Baseball NTIS Team North Atlantic in Cary, North Carolina as one of three catchers selected for this elite team. He is also a musician and has been a member of the All-County Vocal Ensemble and has performed at Tilles Center with this group for the past three years. In addition, he plays trumpet and euphonium and will be installed this April as a member of the Tri-M National Music Honor Roll.


Jeremy plans to study business and marketing when he attends college and hopes to be an entrepreneur one day.


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Assembly Majority Stifle Real Ethics Reform

A statement from Assemblyman Brian Curran

April 16, 2018 — “Today, true ethics reform legislation (A.5864), which I proudly sponsor, was blocked by the Assembly Majority. It is ironic that this happened today, as today marked the beginning of the retrial of disgraced, former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver on federal corruption charges. My colleagues and I have repeatedly proposed comprehensive ethics reform measures like The Public Officers Accountability Act – measures that would have stopped corrupt politicians like Silver in their tracks had they been passed years ago as they should have been.


“It is perplexing how the Assembly Majority, many of whom were friends and supporters of Sheldon Silver, can stand in the way of meaningful ethics reform legislation when so many New York state residents demand it. As long as I am a member of this Legislature, I will not stop fighting for ethics reform measures, including term-limits.”


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Assemblywoman Miller Helps Feed Pets in Need

Team Orchid

Assemblyman Brian Curran recently honored members of Team Orchid as part of his annual Youth Leadership Event. Pictured with Nassau County Legislator Deborah Mule.

Recently, Assemblyman Brian Curran honored Team Orchid of Plaza School in Baldwin as part of his Second Annual Youth Leadership Event.


“I am very proud to honor this group of outstanding young people from Baldwin,” said Curran. “They are putting their time to good use, learning about the world around them and preparing themselves for potential careers in a number of creative areas. I am very excited to see what the future holds for these young leaders.”


What started as a homegrown character education program five years ago has evolved into a multimedia platform in which children can report “the good stuff” in the world (school) around them. In their GOOD STUFF CAFÉ, a creative space in the school’s basement, Team Orchid members give up their recess to take school stories from inspiration to publication. Students are immersed in interviews, reporting, literary responses, informational/creative writing, social activism, web design and photography as they learn to see the school around them as a collective community. In this student-directed environment, they write on purpose and with purpose so they can tell the story of their learning.


The members of Team Orchid in attendance were: Makaila Abeny, Michael Alfaro, Neuville Brown, Naz Buyukkaya, Ian Chan, Chayse Charles, Jaylen Desir, Asia Dowe, Ryan Foderingham, Caiden Kitchen, Alvin Lopez, Edwin Lopez, Caitlyn Membreno, Jillian Rickford and Erin Timmes.


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Assemblyman Curran Secures Grant For Baldwin FD

Baldwin Fire Department

Second Deputy Chief Lee Streithorst, First Deputy Chief Peter Ortiz, Incoming Chief Michael Esposito, Assemblyman Brian Curran, outgoing Chief Frank Cesare, Third Deputy Chief Timothy Hughes

Recently, Assemblyman Brian Curran (Lynbrook-21st A.D.) presented the Baldwin Fire Department with a $2,500 grant he helped obtain to replace the floating pump that was destroyed during Superstorm Sandy.


“I am very pleased to present this grant money to the Baldwin Fire Department,” said Curran. “This grant was much needed to help the department replace essential equipment that was destroyed during Superstorm Sandy. These are the kinds of things that matter in local communities, and we will continue working for funding that makes our community safer.”


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