Andrew J Lanza's Press releases

SENATOR ANDREW LANZA ANNOUNCES UPCOMING TAX CREDIT FOR EMPLOYERS HIRING POST-9/11 VETERANS

Employers incentivized to hire post-9/11 veterans and help reduce high unemployment rates among this population

Senator Andrew Lanza today highlighted a $74 million tax credit encouraging employers to hire New York’s post-9/11 veterans who are currently not employed.

December 12, 2013
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SENATOR LANZA ANNOUNCES EXPANSION OF ONLINE DMV SERVICES TO INCLUDE VIEWING LICENSE STATUS AND ORDERING DOCUMENT RENEWALS AND REPLACEMENTS

New MyDMV Options Increase Customer Service and Help Lessen Visits to DMV Offices

Senator Andrew Lanza today announced that the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has expanded its online services, making it easier for New York motorists to quickly and easily view the current status of their driver license and renew or replace a driver license, permit or non-driver ID online through the DMV website.

December 11, 2013
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TOY SAFETY - Latest Information on Recalls and Access to Toy Safety Websites Across the Country

This section includes information from state and federal agencies and independent organizations devoted to toy safety.

December 9, 2013
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SENATOR LANZA AND GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCE APPROVAL OF CONSERVATION PLAN FOR WILLIAM H. POUCH SCOUT CAMP

Vote by Greater New York Council of the Boy Scouts of America Enables State-Negotiated Conservation Plan to Protect Natural Environment on Staten Island

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and Senator Andrew J. Lanza today announced the approval of a conservation plan for the William H. Pouch Scout Camp on Staten Island. New York State is providing $6 million through the Environmental Protection Fund (EPF) for phases 2 and 3 of the conservation plan. These phases were approved this week by the Board of Directors of the Greater New York Councils (GNYC) of the Boy Scouts of America, which owns the property.

December 5, 2013
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Staten Island Beachfronts Request for Expressions of Interest (RFEI)

The New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) and the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation (NYC Parks), in partnership with the NYC Mayor’s Office of Long-Term Planning & Sustainability (OLTPS), seek responses to this Request for Expressions of Interest (RFEI) to enhance and re-invigorate the public beachfronts and open spaces on the East and South Shores of Staten Island.

December 3, 2013
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SAFETY TIPS FOR SHOPPING ON BLACK FRIDAY, SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY & CYBER MONDAY

For many people, Thanksgiving officially marks the start of the holiday season. In the weeks to come, our calendars will be filled with parties, family get-togethers and traditions that celebrate this very special time of year.

Whether it’s with turkey and the trimmings or family time and football, it is my hope that while we celebrate we also pause and remember to be grateful for our health, family, friends and other blessings that we feel most thankful for.

November 27, 2013
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SENATOR ANDREW LANZA WARNS NEW YORKERS OF ELABORATE TELEPHONE AND EMAIL TAX SCAMS

Senator Andrew Lanza today alerted consumers to phone and email scams from individuals claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) or the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance. Scammers posing as IRS or Tax Department officials are threatening New Yorkers with fines, deportation , arrest, and other penalties if they do not immediately pay a claim of owed taxes.

November 26, 2013
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SENATOR LANZA ENCOURAGES NEW YORKERS TO USE "PRIDE OF NEW YORK" WEBSITE TO FIND LOCAL FOOD AND BEVERAGE PRODUCTS

Senator Andrew Lanza today encouraged New Yorkers to take advantage of the state’s revamped “Pride of New York” website, located at www.prideofny.com, to search for the best in locally grown and produced New York State food and beverage products this upcoming holiday season.

November 21, 2013
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SENATOR LANZA ANNOUNCES NEW LAW TO BETTER PROTECT CONSUMERS

Senator Andrew Lanza announced that legislation he cosponsored to help protect consumers from unsolicited mailings has been signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo.

November 20, 2013
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GOVERNOR CUOMO AND SENATOR LANZA ANNOUNCE STATE BUYOUT PROGRAM EXTENSION FOR STATEN ISLAND HOMEOWNERS AFFECTED BY SUPERSTORM SANDY

Homeowners in Ocean Breeze Now Eligible for Buyouts under the NY Rising Housing Recovery Programs

November 18, 2013
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SENATOR LANZA ANNOUNCES 2013-2014 HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (HEAP)

HEAP Representatives Will Be Available at Lanza’s Office Every Thursday

Staten Island residents may qualify to receive assistance with their heat and energy bills this winter, Senator Lanza announced today.

November 15, 2013
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Visiting Nurse Service of NY Offering Free Disaster Distress Programs on Staten Island

Are you still feeling the impact of Superstorm Sandy?

Over the past few months, have you or someone you care about experienced any of the following?

November 14, 2013
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SENATOR LANZA ANNOUNCES EXPANSION OF NEW YORK'S SEX OFFENDER REGISTRY TO INCLUDE MULTIPLE PHOTOS OF CONVICTED OFFENDERS

Additional photographs detailing changes in appearance will allow for enhanced monitoring by law enforcement and greater public awareness

Senator Andrew Lanza today announced that the state’s Sex Offender Registry will now display multiple photographs of convicted sex offenders, in an effort to make offenders more recognizable to law enforcement personnel and the public.

November 12, 2013
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Halloween Tips to Keep Little Ghosts, Goblins and Superheros Safe and Free from Harm

For many families in our community, Halloween is a fun time for children to dress up in costumes and go trick-or-treating.But it's also a good time to be vigilant and stress safety to our kids. Please visit my website to see if sex offenders live in your neighborhood and read these simple tips from the Federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to help make sure the evening goes smoothly:

October 30, 2013
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SENATOR LANZA ENCOURAGES DOMESTIC VIOLENCE VICTIMS TO REGISTER FOR LIFE-SAVING ALERTS

Technology Notifies Victims When Protection Orders are Served 

October 23, 2013
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OVER 94,000 ELIGIBLE RICHMOND COUNTY HOMEOWNERS HAVE NOT REGISTERED FOR STAR

According to recent data from the New York State Tax Department, 66% of Richmond County homeowners have yet to re-register for their Basic STAR exemption. If you or someone you know is a homeowner that currently receives the Basic STAR exemption, please take the time to register or forward this important information. The registration deadline is December 31, 2013.

October 22, 2013
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Senate Passes Public Assistance Integrity Act

The New York State Senate recently approved the “Public Assistance Integrity Act,” cosponsored by Senator Andrew Lanza,  that would help cut down on the flagrant abuse of EBT (Electronic Benefit Transfer) cards by prohibiting welfare recipients from using cash assistance to purchase tobacco, alcoholic beverages, lottery tickets or to gamble.

October 17, 2013
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Veteran Distinction on NYS Drivers Licenses Now Available

Residents who are military veterans can now apply for a special designation on their New York State driver’s license when they apply for a license renewal.

If you are a qualified U.S. military veteran, who was honorably discharged, and you have a NYS drivers license, learner permit or non-driver photo ID card, you can have the word "Veteran" printed on the upper left hand of your photo document.

October 17, 2013
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Con Edison Work Alert - Staten Island, NY

Con Edison would like to alert you to some upcoming work in your district. 

In preparation for a city sewer job, Consolidated Edison crews will be working in the roadbed along Victory Boulevard, between Roswell and Travis Avenues, in Travis.

Work will start Tuesday, October 15 and continue through mid-November.  

Hours of work will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

The work will cause traffic along that segment of Victory Boulevard to merge from two lanes into one.

 

October 15, 2013
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EARLY DETECTION SAVES LIVES

Senator Lanza Encourages New Yorkers to Take Advantage of State Sponsored Screenings, Regardless Of Insurance Status

Senator Lanza today urged New York women to get checked for breast cancer and reminded women statewide that early detection and education about breast cancer saves lives. In addition, the Senator highlighted various prevention and early detection programs being 

October 10, 2013
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