Andrew J Lanza's Press releases

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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IN THE NEWS: Bill by Staten Island's Lanza to close loophole on internet child porn signed into law

Published: Monday, September 10, 2012 by Judy Randall

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- A bill to strengthen the law against internet access to child pornography, co-sponsored by state Sen. Andrew Lanza, has been signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

The new law makes it a Class E felony to knowingly access the internet for the purpose of viewing child pornography, and states that such lewd images can never be legally possessed in New York state.

The legislation closes a loophole in the penal law, which stated that if an individual viewed child pornography on a website where the images become automatically embedded in the computer, the individual does not possess it.

September 14, 2012
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GOVERNOR CUOMO SIGNS GOLDEN - LANZA BILL TO STRENGTHEN LAWS AGAINST INTERNET ACCESS OF CHILD PORNOGRAPHY

Governor Andrew Cuomo today signed legislation, sponsored by Senators Marty Golden and Andrew Lanza, that strengthens the laws against internet access of child pornography.

The new law amends New York's Penal Law to prohibit individuals from knowingly accessing with the intent of viewing child pornography on the internet. Currently, under New York law, an individual who views child pornography on a website where the images become automatically embedded in a computer does not "possess" child pornography. This legislation closes that loophole. Under the new law if an individual purposefully accesses a website, intending to view child pornography, he or she will be committing a class E felony.

September 7, 2012
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GOVERNOR CUOMO SIGNS LANDMARK LANZA-CUSICK LEGISLATION TO HELP NEW YORK STATE FIGHT PRESCRIPTION DRUG ABUSE

GOVERNOR CUOMO SIGNS LANDMARK LANZA-CUSICK LEGISLATION TO HELP NEW YORK STATE FIGHT PRESCRIPTION DRUG ABUSE

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed legislation, authored by Senator Andrew Lanza and Assemblyman Mike Cusick, that will help make New York state a leader in fighting prescription drug abuse.

August 30, 2012
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Back-to-School Reminder: No State Sales Tax on Clothing Purchases Up to $110

Believe it or not, it’s back-to-school time again! Preparing our kids for a new school year can be a fun and exciting time, but with so many families feeling an economic crunch these days, it can be a stressful time as well.That’s why I wanted to remind you of some good news that will help your back-to-school budget.

August 27, 2012
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GOVERNOR CUOMO SIGNS LANZA LEGISLATION TO HELP NEW YORK STATE FIGHT PRESCRIPTION DRUG ABUSE

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed legislation introduced by Senator Andrew Lanza that will help the state crack down harder on prescription drug abuse.

August 27, 2012
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STATE SUPREME COURT RULES MTA PAYROLL TAX UNCONSTITUTIONAL

After having personally battled against the unfair and ill-conceived MTA Payroll Tax for more than two years, I’

August 24, 2012
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Staten Island Chamber of Commerce to Host 51st Annual Building Awards

The Staten Island Chamber of Commerce will be hosting its 51st Annual Building Awards on December 7, 2012.  Awards will given in a number of categories including exterior and interior design.  Applications are due September 14th.  For more information follow the link below:

http://bit.ly/buildingawards

August 23, 2012
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