Andrew J Lanza's Press releases

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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October 2, 2014
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New “Combat Heroin” Campaign Continues Fight Against Heroin and Opioid Use

A new State “Combat Heroin” campaign has been launched to inform and educate New Yorkers about the risks of heroin and prescription opioid use, the signs of addiction, and the resources available to help.

This new awareness initiative was created as a direct result of the thorough work performed by the Senate’s bipartisan Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction of which Senator Lanza is a member. The task force examined the alarming rise in use of heroin and opioids across New York State and successfully advocated for significant funding to be included for this measure in the budget.

September 23, 2014
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SENATOR LANZA AND GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCE GRANT FOR COASTAL RESILIENCY IN STATEN ISLAND

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and Senator Andrew Lanza today announced a $300,000 state grant award to evaluate a shore protection system and maximize the marine habitat at Great Kills Harbor, which was heavily hit by Superstorm Sandy. The storm caused significant erosion to Staten Island's bluffs and beaches as well as Great Kills Harbor, where it lifted and moved boats and damaged other maritime structures with large waves.

September 8, 2014
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SENATOR LANZA ANNOUNCES CITIZEN PREPAREDNESS CORPS TRAINING ONLINE

Online training gives New Yorkers basic knowledge of how to prepare themselves for disasters and emergencies

Senator Andrew Lanza today announced that the Citizen Preparedness Corps training is now available in a condensed version online. This training takes the basics of the in-person Citizen Preparedness Corps training course and allows people to view a shortened version on their computer or mobile device.

August 20, 2014
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August 12, 2014
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New York State Has $13B in Lost Money - Some of it May be Yours

Visit the Office of Unclaimed Funds online and search to find out if you are owed any of New York's $13 billion in uclaimed funds. 

August 11, 2014
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SENATOR LANZA ANNOUNCES FREE NALOXONE TRAINING SESSIONS ON STATEN ISLAND

Participants will learn how to administer overdose-reversing drug and receive a free rescue kit at OASAS Addiction Treatment Centers

August 8, 2014
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NYC & COMPANY HIGHLIGHTS BEACHES IN STATEN ISLAND AS THE NEXT NEIGHBORHOOD X NEIGHBORHOOD FEATURE

Family-Friendly Beaches, Attractions and Restaurants Along the Staten Island Shore Ready to Welcome New Yorkers and Visitors for Summer Fun

August 7, 2014
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GOVERNOR CUOMO SIGNS LANZA BILL EXPANDING THOSE RESPONSIBLE FOR REPORTING SUSPECTED CHILD ABUSE

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed legislation, sponsored by Senator Andrew Lanza, to better protect children by adding school coaches to the the field of professionals required to report suspected abuse to authorities. This bill, (S.4751B/ A.421C) will also require coaches who currently hold or apply for a temporary coaching license or professional coaching certificate to complete two hours of training regarding the identification and reporting of child abuse and maltreatment.  

August 6, 2014
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City Sides with Staten Island Elected Officials on Willowbrook Juvenile Detention Center

Borough President James Oddo (R-Staten Island), Senator Andrew Lanza (R-Staten Island), Assemblyman Cusick (D-Staten Island) and Councilman Steven Matteo(R-Staten Island), announced today that the City Administration for Children Services (ACS) has scrapped their original plan for a juvenile justice residential site proposal. Under the original proposal, teenage boys convicted of crimes would have been housed in a “limited-secure” placement (LSP) facility at 1133 Forest Hill Road, Willowbrook.

August 5, 2014
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SENATE REPUBLICANS DELIVER BIG BUDGET SAVINGS TO HARD-WORKING NY TAXPAYERS, NEW EXPENDITURE REPORT SHOWS

Total Chamber Spending Nearly $7 Million Under Budget;Offers Sharp Contrast to Previous Free-Spending Democrat Majority    

Senate Republicans have delivered big budget savings to hard-working New York taxpayers over the last year - - bringing total chamber spending in at nearly $7 million under budget.

July 31, 2014
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GOVERNOR CUOMO SIGNS LANZA'S LEGISLATION TO CRACK DOWN ON PUBLIC LEWDNESS

NEW LAWS WILL ALSO PROTECT NEW YORKERS FROM DOMESTIC VIOLENCE & STALKING 

July 24, 2014
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NY'S TOP 10 CONSUMER FRAUDS OF 2013

Internet, Automobile And Credit Issues Were Top Frauds Reported 

Senator Lanza Provides Tips To New Yorkers 

Senator Andrew Lanza today reported the list of the top 10 consumer fraud complaints received by the NY Attorney General’s Office in 2013. In addition to highlighting the scams most reported by New Yorkers, Lanza offered tips on how to avoid them in the future. 

July 18, 2014
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