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DSNY Collection Service & the Christmas/New Year's Holidays

Please be advised there will be no street cleaning or garbage/recycling/organics collection on Christmas Day (Thursday, December 25th) and New Year’s Day (Thursday January 1st). In addition, all DSNY administrative offices will be closed on those days.

December 17, 2014
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NY and NJ Elected Officials and Advocates Hold Press Conference Encouraging Governors Cuomo and Christie to Sign Historic Port Authority Reform Bills

New York State Assemblymembers Jim Brennan and Amy Paulin along with New Jersey State Senator

Robert Gordon and New Jersey State Assemblymember Valerie Vainieri Huttle, joined fellow legislators

and advocates today to urge Governors Cuomo and Christie to sign two bi-state reform bills aiming to

overhaul the Port Authority. Advocacy groups supporting passage of the historic bills and who were in

attendance at today’s press conference included the Citizens Union, Tri-State Transportation Campaign,

AAA New York, and Reinvent Albany. Since the Port Authority is a bi-state agency, it is necessary for

both states to act on the same legislation in order for it to take effect.

December 9, 2014
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FREE LEGAL SERVICES AVAILABLE AT SENATOR LANZA'S OFFICE

In the recent state budget Senator Lanza secured funding for a Mobile Legal Help Center which allows the New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG) to provide free civil legal services to New Yorkers in need. Private meeting rooms and technology inside the vehicle enable it to function as a full-service office. Lawyers onboard the Mobile Legal Help Center will be available to Staten Islanders on Tuesday, December 9th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Lanza's district office, located at 3845 Richmond Ave. in Eltingville. 

THEY WILL PROVIDE FREE LEGAL ASSISTANCE ON ISSUES RELATED TO  FAMILY LAW AND FORECLOSURE PREVENTION, INCLUDING:

December 9, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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THANKSGIVING ESSAYS AND CONTRIBUTIONS

Dear Participant,

Thank you for your wonderful contribution to the Thanksgiving Day Creative Celebration. We received outstanding poems, essays, and artwork that exemplify the creativity of New York State’s young people.

December 2, 2014
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SENATOR ANDREW LANZA, ASSEMBLYMAN MIKE CUSICK & JCC DART HOSTING OPIATE OVERDOSE PREVENTION EVENT

Free Narcan Training Provided by Community Health Action of Staten Island 

December 3, 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
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Statement from Senator Andrew Lanza

I will not be attending the MTA sponsored Verrazano – Narrows Bridge 50th anniversary event.  The MTA and I undoubtedly celebrate for different reasons.

The Verrazano – Narrows Bridge is an iconic structure and testament to our human spirit, and certainly an integral, if not defining part, of any understanding of the history of Staten Island.

We can celebrate the Bridge’s significance without joining MTA bureaucrats who have demeaned its grandeur and spoiled the party with their continued drive to treat the bridge as no more than a cash register, designed to siphon money from the hard working people of Staten Island. 

November 20, 2014
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GOVERNOR CUOMO SIGNS SENATOR LANZA’S BILL TO PROVIDE NYC EMPLOYEES WITH MILITARY SERVICE CREDIT

Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed into law Senate Bill S.4819, authored by Senator Andrew Lanza, to grant

November 19, 2014
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ANNUAL CHRISTMAS TREE & MENORAH LIGHTING CEREMONY

Join the Pleasant Plains, Prince’s Bay, Richmond Valley Civic Association for theirAnnual Christmas Tree and Menorah Lighting Ceremony

Date: Sunday, December 7th

Time: 4:30pm

Location: Lady Victory Statue - Intersection of Bloomingdale Road & Amboy Road

December 7, 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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SENATOR ANDREW LANZA ISSUES CONSUMER ALERT FOLLOWING RECENT REPORTS OF STATE TAX DEBT COLLECTION SCAMS

Scammers Impersonating Debt Collectors, Pocketing Debt Payments

Senator Andrew Lanza today issued a consumer alert following recent reports of bogus tax debt collection scams. The New York State Taxpayer Rights Advocate has reported recent fraudulent activity by scammers posing as debt collectors seeking to settle alleged outstanding state tax debts. The scammers are pressuring consumers into sending payments via money order to satisfy debts that the consumers may not actually owe.

November 14, 2014
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SENATOR ANDREW LANZA ANNOUNCES NEW ONLINE HIRING RESOURCE FOR VETERANS

Eligible Veterans Can Submit Information for Temporary State Employment Consideration

Senator Andrew Lanza today announced the launch of a new online portal that will provide veterans the tools they need to connect with temporary employment opportunities offered by New York State. The website enables job seekers to upload resumes and designate geographic preferences, which State agencies then use to identify and consider candidates for open positions throughout New York.

November 10, 2014
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OFFICE OF STORM RECOVERY LAUNCHES LOCAL WORKFORCE OPPORTUNITIES PROGRAM

On Second Anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, State Looks Toward Next Phase of Recovery While Seeking to Promote Access to Economic Opportunities

New York, NY (October 29, 2014) – On the second anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, the Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery (GOSR) today launched its new Local Workforce Opportunities Program l, as part of its public Web site. 

November 7, 2014
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November 3, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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SENATOR LANZA HIGHLIGHTS INVESTMENT OF $427 MILLION TO AID SUPERSTORM SANDY RECOVERY ON STATEN ISLAND

Governor Visits Staten Island to Highlight State's Efforts to Build Back Better
on Two-year Anniversary of Superstorm Sandy

October 29, 2014
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SENATOR LANZA ANNOUNCES REPORT ON STATE'S RECOVERY FROM SUPERSTORM SANDY

Released on Two-Year Anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, Report Outlines State's Progress in Building Back Better and Increasing Resiliency

Senator Andrew Lanza today released a report detailing the progress made by New York State in building back better in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy.

October 29, 2014
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SENATOR LANZA ANNOUNCES FUNDING TO PREVENT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Senator Andrew Lanza today announced New York is receiving more than $4.3 million for programs that serve domestic violence victims across the state. The funding is provided through the Federal Family Violence Prevention and Services Act, which supports the establishment, maintenance, and expansion of programs to prevent domestic violence. It also provides immediate shelter and support services for all victims of domestic violence and their children, as well as specialized services for underserved populations throughout the state.

October 20, 2014
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SENATOR LANZA OFFERS DISTRICT WIDE CONSUMER ALERT: BEWARE OF GREEN DOT MONEYPAK SCAM

See the attached flyer and learn how to avoid becoming a victim of this scam.

 

File: 
NYPD-ALERT-GreenDot011714.pdf

October 17, 2014
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National Mammography Day - Friday, Oct. 17

Friday, October 17th is National Mammography Day. Occurring during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Mammography Day is an opportunity for people to get informed about the tests and information that can help save lives in the fight against this terrible disease.

October 17, 2014
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EBOLA PREPAREDNESS PLAN FOR NEW YORK STATE

Today, New York State's leadership along with regional hospital and healthcare representatives outlined the State's plans for Ebola preparedness and assured New Yorkers that the State is taking every precaution to protect their health and safety. Eight hospitals statewide have been designated to treat potential patients with Ebola.

October 17, 2014
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GOVERNOR CUOMO SIGNS LANZA'S LEGISLATION PROTECTING YOUNG VICTIMS OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed legislation to protect young victims of human trafficking by granting new protections to those seeking to rebuild their lives, and gives the courts new authority to ensure these victims receive the help and treatment that they need.

October 16, 2014
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