Community and State Happenings

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Assemblyman Felix Ortiz sponsors a coat drive with Health Plus & distributes coats in his district office to constituents.

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Assemblyman Ortiz holds press conference at city hall to oppose budget cuts on substance abuse and alcohol dependency programs.

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Assemblyman Ortiz with, Mayor Bloomberg, Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez, Borough President Marty Markowitz and Chancellor Joel Klein at the construction site of The New Sunset Park High School.

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Assemblyman Ortiz Speaks at NYC Coalition Against Hunger.

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Assemblyman Ortiz Visits CCBA (Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association) In Chinatown Manhattan.

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Assemblyman Ortiz Welcomes Sunset Park students and parents in the assembly chambers, on their visit to Albany.

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Assemblyman Ortiz celebrates Chinese New Year At Sunset Park Recreation Center.

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Assemblyman Ortiz visits United Senior Center in Sunset Park for a Chinese New Year celebration

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Assemblyman Ortiz reads to students at P.S. 94.

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Assemblyman Ortiz Heads a panel on the Obesity Epidemic, for a Healthier Future for us and Our Children.

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Assemblyman Ortiz welcomes seniors to the 22nd Annual Somos Legislative Conference in Albany.

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Assemblyman Ortiz visits IKEA for "Community Word Project" - a collaboration with P.S. 27 in Red Hook.

Assemblyman Ortiz Visits Treatment Centers Around the State

Camelot Center

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Assemblyman Ortiz recently toured the Camelot Center where he had the opportunity to meet with staff and visit with several young people who are dealing with addiction and substance abuse.

Samaritan Village

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Among the topics discussed when Assemblyman Ortiz visited Samaritan Village was the need for funding for veterans who are dealing with addictions. During his visit, Assemblyman Ortiz was presented with our U.S. flag in recognition for his support and dedication to the Veterans' community.

The Quality Consortium of Suffolk County

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Assemblyman Ortiz Speaks at the Annual Quality Consortium of Suffolk County.

Staten Island Borough Hall:

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Assemblyman Ortiz speaks at the Staten Island Borough Hall celebration of National Recovery Month, regarding the different services NYS offers those seeking help for addiction and substance abuse.


Assemblyman Ortiz Visits Schools in the 51st District

Assemblyman Ortiz meets with students and faculties at the different schools in his district.

PS 10

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PS 24

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The Hellenic Classical Charter School

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Assemblyman Ortiz Attends the Grand Opening of Amalgamated Bank in Sunset Park


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Assemblyman Ortiz welcomed Amalgamated Bank to his district and to the Sunset Park Community in Brooklyn as it opened at 4502 5th Avenue.


Assemblyman Ortiz Received a Tour of Ikea Before its Grand Opening in the Red Hook Community


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Assemblyman Ortiz welcomed IKEA to Red Hook and was a key supporter in bringing it to the Red Hook Community. IKEA will provide many jobs to the community and is also a major community resource.


Assemblyman Ortiz Opened His District Office to Distribute Thanksgiving Turkeys


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Assemblyman Ortiz Held a Forum on the conversion to DTV (digital television) with Univision Channel 41 at PS 24.


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Assemblyman Ortiz chats with seniors during a recent visit to Marien-Heim Senior Center. The Center provides many opportunities to our senior population and is an integral part of the community.

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Assemblyman Ortiz had the opportunity to attend the Bay Ridge Day Care Center’s graduation ceremony where he addressed this year’s graduates and visited with the youngsters who attend the facility.

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The United Senior Citizens Center of Sunset Park celebrated their 34th Anniversary on June 20th, 2008. The Center, which was established in 1974, provides many recreational, cultural, social and educational services for the people of Sunset Park Community. Here are some of the photos which were taken during the recent Anniversary Celebration.

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Assemblyman Felix W. Ortiz with New York’s Governor David A. Paterson at the Puerto Rican Day Parade on June 8, 2008.
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Assemblyman Ortiz visited P.S. 94 100th years Celebration on June 7, 2008.


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Felix W. Ortiz at the Family Fun Day (Lutheran Medical Center) on March 31, 2008.

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Assemblyman Ortiz attended the Celebration of the Opening of Health Plus’s Facility in China Town, Brooklyn.

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Every year, during the month of May, Assemblyman Ortiz introduces a Resolution in the New York State Assembly requesting the Governor to proclaim the Month of May as "Children Awareness Month". He also sponsors a "Children Awareness Month" project in his community, which involves holding workshops in his District Office where students learn about the functions of state government and the responsibilities of a state representative. Above, are some of the students who participated in this year’s Children Awareness Project.

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The Assembly Standing Committee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse (chaired by Assemblyman Felix Ortiz) and the Assembly Standing Committee on Correction (chaired by Assemblyman Jeffrion Aubry) sponsored a joint public hearing on May 5, 2008 in Albany. The topic of the hearing was "Community reentry of persons with a history of alcohol and/or drug dependency released from incarceration and the progress with collaboration between the Sate Departments of Parole, Corrections and OASAS."
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Assemblyman Ortiz listens attentively to testimony given at the "Rockefeller Drug Law" Public Hearing which was held on May 8, 2008 at 250 Broadway in New York City. The public hearing was sponsored by the Assembly Standing Committees on Codes, Judiciary, Correction, Health, Alcoholism and Drug Abuse and Social Services.