Andrew J Lanza's Press releases

IMPORTANT EMERGENCY INFORMATION

IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS

Red Cross (Staten Island) ............................................................................1-718-983-1600

Con Edison (to report downed power lines) .............................................1-800-752-6633

National Grid (emergency gas safety service) ........................................... 718-643-4050

New York State Emergency Management Offi ce

(NYC Regional Office) ................................................................................... 631-952-6322

 

IMPORTANT WEBSITES

American Red Cross ...............................................................................www.redcross.org

January 26, 2015
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SENATE PASSES EDUCATION INVESTMENT TAX CREDIT TO GIVE PARENTS MORE OPTIONS IN THEIR CHILD’S EDUCATION

Measure Provides New Tax Incentives to Offer Parents More Educational Choices

The New York State Senate today passed legislation that helps give parents more choice in the education of their child. The Education Investment Tax Credit (S1976), cosponsored by Senator Andrew Lanza (R-Staten Island), creates new tax incentives for contributing to a child’s education, encourages investment in schools, and provides parents with more options in finding educational opportunities.

January 21, 2015
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SENATE PASSES WOMEN’S EQUALITY PACKAGE INCLUDING LANZA'S BILL TO COMBAT HUMAN TRAFFICKING

Historic Measures Would Protect and Enhance Women's Rights in the Empire State

In its first legislative act of 2015, the New York State Senate today approved a comprehensive Women’s Equality Agenda that would enhance the rights of women and protect those who are most vulnerable to abuse and discrimination. These historic women’s measures are a top priority of the Senate Coalition and were passed unanimously on the first day the Senate began voting on legislation this session. 

January 12, 2015
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DON’T IGNORE A FEMA BILL COLLECTION OR RECOUPMENT LETTER

Many People Who Received FEMA Grants After Superstorm Sandy Will  Receive a Letter From FEMA Asking for the Money to be Repaid.

The Letter Could be About Rental Assistance, Home Repair,  Personal Property Assistance or Any Other FEMA Benefit.

January 5, 2015
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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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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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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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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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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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CLAY PITS POND STATE PARK PRESERVE - Fall Events Guide (October-December)

Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve is a 260-acre natural area near the southwest shore of Staten Island. Once the site of clay-mining, the Preserve today contains a mixture of unique habitats such as wetlands, fields, sandy barrens, spring-fed streams and woodlands. As a terminal point for some northern and southern species, the area is rich with a variety of plant and animal life.

October 10, 2014
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OCTOBER IS NATIONAL BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

SENATOR LANZA SPONSORS FREE MAMMOGRAM SCREENINGS

While great strides have been made in the early detection and treatment of breast cancer -- and many women diagnosed with the disease are living long, healthy lives -- the fight against this deadly disease is far from over.

During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, women are encouraged to consult with their health care providers to learn more about the disease, discuss their concerns, and develop an appropriate plan for breast cancer screening -- because early detection can save lives.

Senator Andrew Lanza is sponsoring FREE MAMMOGRAM SCREENINGS on the following dates:

October 3, 2014
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