Andrew J Lanza's Press releases

Disaster Relief

The New York State Department of Financial Services (formerly the Insurance Department) has a storm hotline up and running to answer your insurance related questions. They also have a wealth of information for consumers regarding disaster assistance on their website:

http://www.dfs.ny.gov/consumer/disascon.htmGovernor Cuomo announced today that homeowners will not have to pay hurricane deductibles:http://www.governor.ny.gov/press/10312012Hurricane-Deductibles

 

November 1, 2012
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Tips for after the storm:

If you have become separated from your family, use your family communications plan or contact FEMA or the American Red Cross. If you evacuated, return home only when officials say it is safe. If you cannot return home and have immediate housing needs. Text SHELTER + your ZIP code to 43362 (4FEMA) to find the nearest shelter in your area (example: shelter 12345). F...

November 1, 2012
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SENATOR LANZA'S DISTRICT OFFICE TO SERVE AS SUPPLY DROP-OFF LOCATION FOR STATEN ISLAND EVACUATION CENTERS

Senator Andrew Lanza has opened his district office, located at 3845 Richmond Ave. in Elltingville, to serve as a drop center for food and supplies to be donated to the evacuation centers on Staten Island which are running low on supplies very quickly. Anyone who would like to donate non-perishable food items, toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap, clothing, blankets, batteries or any other items for those Staten Islanders who have been displaced from their homes, please drop them to Lanza's district office tonight up until 8:00 p.m.

The office will also be open to collect goods from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday this week for those willing and able to donate. 

Thank you!

October 31, 2012
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National Grid offers tips for use during storms and while natural gas service is being restored:

 

• If you smell natural gas, contact us as soon as possible:

o Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island: 718-643-4050

o On Long Island and the Rockaways: 1-800-490-0045

• If you do not smell natural gas but have no gas service:

October 31, 2012
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National Grid offers tips for use during storms and while natural gas service is being restored:

• If you smell natural gas, contact us as soon as possible:

o Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island: 718-643-4050

o On Long Island and the Rockaways: 1-800-490-0045

• If you do not smell natural gas but have no gas service:

October 31, 2012
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IMPORTANT NEWS AND CONTACT INFORMATION FOR NYC RESIDENTS:

As you probably know, Hurricane Sandy has wreaked havoc on New York, creating historic damage to our City's transportation systems. Flooding, fallen trees and branches, and a lack of power have devastated the MTA’s  infrastructure in every single borough of the city and every single county in the MTA region.

October 30, 2012
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HURRICANE SANDY UPDATE – NEWS, CLOSURES & IMPORTANT LINKS

With Hurricane Sandy underway, I wanted to provide you with some important information regarding conditions and closures in our area. Please also visit my website, or find me on Facebook for the most up-to-date information regarding the storm. I will do my best to update these sites in real-time with the most recent information available.

>PUBLIC SCHOOLS WILL REMAIN CLOSED TOMORROW, OCT 30th

>MTA SERVICE SUSPENDED DUE TO HURRICANE SANDY

October 29, 2012
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IMPORTANT NEWS REGARDING HURRICANE SANDY

As New Yorkers closely monitor the path of Hurricane Sandy, it is important that we prepare for the storm’s potential impacts.

October 26, 2012
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IN THE NEWS - Hurricane Sandy to deliver high winds, inches of rain to Staten Island

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. - Sandy is coming. Any doubts that the category 1 storm, currently raking the Bahamas with sustained 80 mph winds, will visit us early next week have been all but erased. The National Hurricane Center now expects the powerful storm to make landfall near Cape May, N.J., at about 2 a.m. Tuesday. The odds of that happening are 90 percent or greater, forecasters say.

The storm is now expected to begin veering to the west at about 2 a.m. Monday, after it clears Cape Hatteras, N.C.

October 26, 2012
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October 26, 2012
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October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month


If you, or someone you know, has a concern about breast cancer, the Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline & Support Program is a wonderful service to help find answers. 

More than 100 highly trained volunteers staff the hotline and offer emotional support, information and referrals. These are people who have “been there.”  There is no charge for any of the services, which Adelphi has been providing for 32 years. The toll-free number is 1-800-877-8077.

October 12, 2012
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LANZA & ELECTED OFFICIALS CALL FOR PASSAGE OF SENATOR GOLDEN’S CRIME-STOPPING GUN LEGISLATION

          Staten Island – Legislation introduced by State Senator Martin Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) and cosponsored by State Senator Andrew Lanza (R-C, Staten Island) to rid our streets of the presence of “community guns”, today received the endorsement of Richmond County District Attorney Daniel Donovan and Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R-C, Brooklyn/Staten Island) at a news conference held at the Staten Island District Attorney’s Office. The elected officials called for the New York State Legislature to pass S. 7839.

October 5, 2012
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SENATOR LANZA ANNOUNCES NEW REGULATIONS TO PROTECT NEW YORKERS FROM DANGEROUS DRIVERS

Action Targets Drivers With Repeat Dangerous Driving Convictions New DMV Rules Among Toughest Licensing Policies in the Nation

September 26, 2012
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STATE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT ISSUES LEGAL OPINION AGREEING WITH LANZA & CUSICK: PUT THE KIDS ON THE BUS!

Lawmakers Urge City to Reverse Decision Which Denied Some Schools Bus Service 

September 24, 2012
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SENATOR LANZA ANNOUNCES PORT AUTHORITY REACHES AGREEMENT IN PRINCIPLE WITH NY CONTAINER TERMINAL

Agreement will keep New York Container Terminal in Howland Hook through 2029, retain 500 jobs and ensure significant investments to enhance the facility's competitiveness

September 20, 2012
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Senator Andrew Lanza's Staten Island Guide to Fall Fun

Open the attached document for details on upcoming fall event's for Staten Island:

September 14, 2012
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