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Ra Welcomes CUNY Student To Albany

Assemblyman Ed Ra (R-Franklin Square) met with Francisco Caban, a CUNY student from Franklin Square, at the Exploration & Observation: Undergraduate Student Research & Creative Activities forum at the New York State Capitol. The two discussed Caban’s...

Ra Visits John Street Students

Assemblyman Ed Ra visits with the fifth graders at John Street School in Franklin Square. Assemblyman Ed Ra stands with John Street School students, Alexa Jaloza, Allie Neville and Joseph Capitano. These students assisted the Assemblyman in acting...

Ra Discusses Lawmaking Process With George Washington Students

Class representatives of the third grade at George Washington Elementary take turns presenting Assemblyman Ed Ra with questions on a variety of topics.

Ra Participates In State Board Of Regents Interview Process

Assemblyman Ed Ra (R-Franklin Square), Ranking Minority Member on the Education Committee, recently joined Assembly and Senate members of the Education and Higher Education committees to interview candidates for the state Board of Regents. “The Board...

Ra Supports 2015 Toys For Tots At Homestead School

New York State Assemblyman Edward Ra and Nassau County Legislator Laura Schaefer are seen with Pastor John Gravagna of Connect Church of Bellmore, Sergeant Torres, and Principal Dr. Suzanne Viscovich of Homestead School in Garden City whose students collected...

Ra Welcomes NYS Allies for Public Education to Capitol

Last week, Assemblyman Ed Ra (R-Franklin Square) welcomed members of NYS Allies for Public Education at an informational forum in Albany. The group of concerned parents and community members joined Ra to discuss their disappointment with New York’s test-centric...

Ra Welcomes North Shore Student To Albany

Assemblyman Ed Ra (R-Franklin Square) welcomed Angelo Antinori of North Shore School District to Albany earlier this week. Ra met with Antinori, a drummer in this year’s New York All-State Jazz Ensemble, in the Empire State Plaza Concourse. The group...

Assembly Minority Members Ed Ra And Al Graf Call For Education Reforms

Assembly Minority Members Al Graf (R,C,I-Holbrook) and Ed Ra (R-Franklin Square) today called for reforms to New York State’s education system and Common Core Standards. The assemblymen, joined by members of the Assembly Minority Conference, have reintroduced...

Ra Congratulates Spero For 32 Years Of Service To Hempstead Highway Department

Assemblyman Ed Ra (R-Franklin Square) recently congratulated Ralph Spero (Elmont) for his 32 years with the Town of Hempstead Highway Department. Ra joined Mr. Spero at his retirement party which was held on Friday, August 15 at Filomena's in Franklin...

Ra Hosts “Heroes Night Out” Barbecue To Honor Local Veterans

Ra, Montesano Thank Community For Making Blood Drive A Success

Assemblyman Ed Ra (R-Franklin Square) and Assemblyman Michael Montesano (R,C,I-Glen Head) are thanking residents, Long Island Blood Services and the Gold Coast Public Library for making their annual Blood Drive a huge community success. Overall, 39 units...

Ra Attends Emerging Leaders Conference

Assemblyman Ed Ra (Franklin Square-R) attended the Emerging Leaders Conference held at the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia last week, July 7 to 10. Over 40 state legislators from throughout the country were selected to attend the...

Ra: Assembly Majority Block Common Core Reform Bill

Common Core reform legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Ed Ra (R-Franklin Square) was taken up today in the Assembly Education Committee Meeting. Earlier this year Ra, the ranking minority member of the Education Committee, introduced Assembly Bill 8844...

Ra Celebrates Animal Advocacy Day

Assemblyman Ed Ra (R-Franklin Square) recently participated in the 4th annual New York State Animal Advocacy Day. The bi-partisan event brings together members of the NYS Assembly and Senate to advocate for legislation that further protects our loving...

Ra Celebrates Nurse’s Week In New York State

Assemblyman Ed Ra (R-Franklin Square) recently presented Winthrop-University Hospital with an Assembly Resolution in honor of Nurses Week in New York State. A co-sponsor of the resolution, Ra wanted to recognize Winthrop, which serves many in the community...

Ra Supports Decision To Delay Teacher Certification Assessment

Continuing his fight to improve New York’s education system, Assemblyman Ed Ra (R-Franklin Square), Ranking Minority Member of the Assembly Education Committee, recently joined his colleagues on the Assembly Education and Higher Education committees to...

Ra Helps Hold School Safety Task Force Hearing

This past Friday, the Assembly Minority Conference held the first meeting of its School Safety Task Force at the Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES Regional Education Center in Cayuga County. The task force, on which Ra serves as vice chairman, featured testimony...

Assemblymen Ra, Graf Present Plan To Halt Common Core, High-Stakes Testing

Assemblymen Ed Ra (R-Franklin Square) and Al Graf (R,C,I-Holbrook) today hosted a press conference to present a new measure that would fully halt the implementation and high-stakes testing of Common Core until a full study is performed by an independent...

Ra Interviews Candidates For State Board Of Regents

As Ranking Minority Member of the Assembly Education Committee, Assemblyman Ed Ra (R-Franklin Square) joined members of the Assembly and Senate Education and Higher Education committees in interviewing the prospective candidates for the state Board of...

Ra Hosts Press Conference To Unveil APPLE Plan

Assemblyman Ed Ra (R-Franklin Square) hosted a press conference today with his Assembly Minority colleagues to officially release the Achieving Pupil Preparedness and Learning Excellence (APPLE) Plan. The plan came as a result of the 11 public forums...

Ra Helps Congratulate MM Garden Center

Assemblyman Ed Ra (R-Franklin Square) joined Nassau County Legislator Vincent Muscarella and District Court Judge Joy Watson in helping to celebrate the 45th anniversary of MM Garden Center. Founded by Michele Mastromatteo and his late wife Antoinette...

Ra Hosts 2013 ‘Women Of Distinction’ Awards

Assemblyman Ed Ra (R-Franklin Square) held his 2013 Women of Distinction Award ceremony over the weekend, honoring 13 area women for their commitment to bettering the quality of life for their communities. The honorees’ work included service in education,...

Ra: Thank You For Making Family Safety Day A Success

Assemblyman Ed Ra (R-Franklin Square) is thanking residents for helping to make Family Safety Day this past Friday a rousing success. The event, which was hosted by the assemblyman and the Village of Williston Park, featured opportunities for children...

Ra Celebrates National Nurses Week At Franklin Hospital

Assemblyman Ed Ra (19th Assembly District) recently honored Nurses Week in New York State by recognizing the wonderful staff at Franklin Hospital. Noting that nurses serve as the backbone of the healthcare industry, Ra stated that recognizing Nurses Week...

Ra Honors H. Frank Carey PTSA

Assemblyman Ed Ra (R-19th District) recently met with several members of the H. Frank Carey High School PTSA and presented them an official proclamation in honor of their outstanding work over the past year. Each individual member of the PTSA also received...

Ra, Curran Honor Washington Street School

Assemblymen Ed Ra (R-19th District) and Brian Curran (Lynnbrook – 14th AD) joined forces today to congratulate Washington Street Elementary School in Franklin Square for having the most students participate in their co-sponsored summer reading challenge. "Reading...

Assemblymen Ra, Curran Join Forces For Holiday Toy And Food Drive

Assemblyman Ed Ra (19th Assembly District) recently joined forces with fellow Assemblyman Brian Curran, Sensei Joe Silbers and his wife, Cassie, of Silbers Martial Arts and the West Hempstead Kiwanis for a holiday food drive to benefit the INN in Hempstead....

Ra, Ambrosino Collect Valentines For Vets

Assemblyman Ed Ra (21st Assembly District) recently stopped by Gotham Avenue, Dutch Broadway and Stewart Manor schools in order to collect Valentine’ s Day cards students made as part of Councilman Ed Ambrosino’s “Valentines for Vets” program. Ra and...

Ra Congratulates Malverne Marching Band On Back-To-Back State Titles

Assemblyman Ed Ra was joined by Superintendent Dr. James Hunderfund and Assemblyman Brian Curran to honor the Malverne High School Marching Band and Color Guard for its state championship win. Led by Director Erin Lynch, Assistant Director Glen Johnson,...

Ra Honors Willow Road School For Summer Reading Challenge

Assemblyman Ed Ra (21st Assembly District) today presented an Assembly Proclamation to Willow Road Elementary School, recognizing those students who distinguished themselves through their outstanding participation in Ra’s first annual Summer Reading Challenge....

Ra & Elmont Schools Team Up For First Annual "Toys For Tots" Drive

Ra: SUNY 2020 Will Retain Local Talent, Make LI A Tech Generator

Assemblyman Ed Ra (21st Assembly District) today joined Governor Andrew Cuomo and fellow Long Island lawmakers at State University of New York (SUNY) Stony Brook for the signing of SUNY 2020 legislation, which will bring $194 million to Long Island in...

Ra Joins Elmont Students To Celebrate Holiday Cheer

Assemblyman Ed Ra (back, left) stopped by the Gateway Youth Outreach Holiday Party at Gotham Avenue School in Elmont on Wednesday, December 14, 2011. The annual party included a DJ, games, arts and crafts, and a surprise appearance by Santa who had gifts...

Ra Swears In Franklin Square Water District Commissioner

Assemblyman Ed Ra swears in Franklin Square Water District Commissioner Salvatore Intagliata (center) during a ceremony on Tuesday, December 13, 2011. Intagliata’s wife, Sonia (seated), holds the Bible during the swearing-in ceremony.

Assemblyman Ra Hosts First Annual Mammogram Event

Ra Honors 2011 LI Baseball Champions Carey Seahawks

Ed Ra (21st Assembly District) yesterday honored the H. Carey High School’s varsity baseball team, the Carey Seahawks, as the 2011 Long Island baseball champions. Ra was joined by Senator Jack Martins, Councilman Ed Ambrosino, County Legislator John Ciotti,...

Ra Joins Cuomo To Sign Historic Tax Cap Into Law

“I support the principles of lower taxes and making our community a more affordable place to live and do business. The property tax cap is vital to the future success of our small businesses and financial security of our families. With the strong leadership...

Ra Joined By Long Island Lawmakers To Push For Repeal Of MTA Payroll Tax

Assemblyman Ed Ra (21st Assembly District) today was joined by members of the New York State Assembly at a press conference where he called on that chamber to bring legislation to the floor for an up-or-down vote that would repeal the Metropolitan Transportation...

Assemblyman Ra Honors 12-Year-Old Elmont Resident For His Service To Veterans

Assemblyman Ed Ra (21st Assembly District) today honored Elmont resident J.P. Iacaona in recognition of his tireless efforts to assist veterans in the community. To date, Iacaona has raised over $5,700 to provide service dogs to disabled veterans and...

Assemblyman Ra Recognizes Nurses Week In New York

Assemblyman Ed Ra (21st Assembly District) recently presented a Legislative Resolution to Franklin Square General Hospital which proclaims May 6-13, 2011 as Nurses Week in New York state. Noting that nurses provide dedicated care to our communities on...

Assemblyman Ra Honors Local Eagle Scouts

Assemblyman Edward Ra (21st Assembly District) recently honored new Eagle Scouts Keith G. Donovan, Joseph Luis Cerulli, and Evan J. Mladinov for their hard work and community service. Each honoree is a resident of Malverne and they were honored with the...

Assemblyman Ra Honors Day Care Staff Who Saved Toddler’s Life

Assemblyman Ed Ra (21st Assembly District) recently presented citations to staff members at Our Precious Angels Day Care and Pre-school for their efforts in saving the life of two-year-old Connor LaCombe. On April 14, Connor lost consciousness and staff...

Assemblyman Ra Honors Local Eagle Scout

Assemblyman Edward Ra (21st Assembly District) recently honored new Eagle Scout Matthew McCarthy for his hard work and community service. McCarthy, a resident of West Hempstead, was honored with the rank of Eagle Scout during an April 20 ceremony at the...

Assemblyman Ra Honors Local Citizens At Annual Boy Scouts Hispanic Luncheon

Assemblyman Edward Ra (21st Assembly District) recently attended the Boy Scouts of America Theodore Roosevelt Council’s 3rd Annual Hispanic Awards Luncheon. The honorees were Silvana Diaz, Ruben Quintero, and Cynthia Vargas. Ra presented each recipient...

Ra Welcomes Elmont Student Musicians To The Capitol

Assemblyman Edward Ra (21st Assembly District) today welcomed students from the Elmont Union Free School District to the Capitol as part of the 39th Annual Music In Our Schools Month. Ra noted that the success of this event has helped it evolve into a...

Ra Sworn In At Capitol

Assemblyman Ed Ra (21st Assembly District) Tuesday was officially sworn in as the new assembly member for the 21st Assembly District. Ra joined sixteen other freshman assembly members at the public swearing-in ceremony hosted by Assembly Minority Leader...