Community and State Happenings
Assemblyman Felix Ortiz sponsors a coat drive with Health Plus & distributes
coats in his district office to constituents.
Assemblyman Ortiz holds press conference at city hall to oppose budget cuts on substance
abuse and alcohol dependency programs.
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.
Assemblyman Ortiz Speaks at NYC Coalition Against Hunger.
Assemblyman Ortiz Visits CCBA (Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association) In
Assemblyman Ortiz Welcomes Sunset Park students and parents in the assembly
chambers, on their visit to Albany.
Assemblyman Ortiz celebrates Chinese New Year At Sunset Park Recreation Center.
Assemblyman Ortiz visits United Senior Center in Sunset Park for a Chinese New Year celebration
Assemblyman Ortiz reads to students at P.S. 94.
Assemblyman Ortiz Heads a panel on the Obesity Epidemic, for a Healthier Future for us and Our Children.
Assemblyman Ortiz welcomes seniors to the 22nd Annual Somos Legislative Conference in Albany.
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
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
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
Assemblyman Ortiz Speaks at the Annual Quality Consortium of Suffolk County.
Staten Island Borough Hall:
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.
The Hellenic Classical Charter School
Assemblyman Ortiz Attends the Grand Opening of Amalgamated Bank in Sunset Park
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
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
Assemblyman Ortiz Held a Forum on the conversion to DTV (digital television) with Univision Channel 41 at PS 24.
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.
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.
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.
Assemblyman Felix W. Ortiz with New York’s Governor David A. Paterson at the
Puerto Rican Day Parade on June 8, 2008.
Assemblyman Ortiz visited P.S. 94 100th years Celebration on June 7, 2008.
Felix W. Ortiz at the Family Fun Day (Lutheran Medical Center) on March 31, 2008.
Assemblyman Ortiz attended the Celebration of the Opening of Health
Plus’s Facility in China Town, Brooklyn.
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.
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."
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.