You are invited to Assemblywoman Joan Millman's
2009 SENIOR FAIR
Friday, June 26th from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
St. Francis College, 180 Remsen Street

At the Senior Fair, you can get more information from organizations and government agencies that serve senior citizens. The event is FREE and there will be refreshments and giveaways.

For more information, please call Assemblywoman Millman's Brooklyn Office at (718)246-4889.


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Assemblywoman Joan Millman attended the New York City Department of Education's District 15 Community Education Council Legislative Breakfast in April to learn about important issues in area schools.

The Community Education Councils were created to represent parents' perspectives when the city's schools were brought under mayoral control.

"It is important for me to hear input from parents in the public school system," said Millman. "The Assembly Education Committee, of which I am a member, must address the issue of mayoral control and take stock of the positive and negative effects of this policy on our City's schools."

Red Light Camera Bill Signed Into Law

Governor Paterson signed into law a bill to expand the use of red light cameras in New York City and authorize their use in designated localities throughout the state. Assemblywoman Millman, a cosponsor of this legislation in the Assembly, was pleased to see this program expanded.

"I strongly support building on the success of the City's existing red light camera program," Millman stated. "As a member of the Assembly Committee on Transportation, I have continually advocated for expanding this program to additional intersections. Red light cameras make intersections safer for all of us--pedestrians, bicyclists, drivers and passengers."

The new law will allow an additional 50 intersections in New York City to be monitored by red light cameras, and will extend the program until 2014. In the City, intersections that utilize these red light cameras have seen a decline in red light violations of between 40 to 60 percent. Traffic experts state that in urban areas nearly half of all accidents occur at intersections. Drivers photographed running a red light will be sent a notice of liability and can be fined up to $50 for each violation; however, points will not be added to their driver's license. To safeguard privacy, the legislation exempts recorded images from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) and requires municipalities to exclude images of drivers, passengers or the content inside vehicles from photographs.


Neighborhood Greenmarkets Open for Business

Assemblywoman Joan Millman heralds spring and the opportunity to enjoy local produce, dairy, meat and seafood at New York City Greenmarkets. There are countless benefits to doing your grocery shopping at a Greenmarket-food is grown locally and does not have to travel as far to reach your table, farmers are often on-hand to answer your questions, freshly-picked produce retains more nutrients than produce boxed and shipped from distant locations and unsold produce is donated to New York City food banks.

Assemblywoman Millman's district boasts three Greenmarket locations--Brooklyn Borough Hall, Carroll Park, and Grand Army Plaza. Below are the times and locations of each market:

Brooklyn Borough Hall Greenmarket
Located at Court and Montague Streets in Downtown Brooklyn
Open Tuesdays and Saturdays year round from 8 am to 6 pm and Thursdays from April through December from 8 am to 6 pm

Carroll Park Greenmarket
Located at Carroll and Smith Streets
Open Sundays from April 19th through December from 8 am to 4 pm

Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket
Located at Prospect Park West and Flatbush Avenue
Open Saturdays year round from 8 am to 4 pm
Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) Cards can be used at this location

Office of Assemblywoman Joan L. Millman
341 Smith Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231
(718) 246-4889
millmaj@assembly.state.ny.us

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