Andrew J Lanza's Press releases

SENATOR ANDREW LANZA AUTHORS LEGISLATION TO BAN CAFFEINATED BOOZE

On October 29, 2010, State Senator Andrew Lanza introduced legislation, Senate bill S.8505, to prohibit the sale of caffeinated malt beverages. Super-caffeinated alcoholic drinks have become a growing cause for concern across the nation particularly among under-age kids and college students. Nicole Lynn Celestino, a 18 year old from Long Island, died after drinking the caffeinated alcoholic beverage Four Loko, and students at colleges in New Jersey and Washington were hospitalized.Four Loko, one of the most popular brands, gets its name from the 4 stimulants added to its can: caffeine, taurine, guarana and wormwood, the active ingredient in absinthe. Dubbed 'blackout in a can' – Four Loko is a fruity malt liquor, loaded with caffeine, which contains 12% alcohol.

November 12, 2010
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SENATOR LANZA REMEMBERS OUR VETERANS’ COMMITMENTS

On November 11, the people of this great nation will celebrate Veteran's Day.  It is one of several days throughout the year on which American citizens pay special tribute to all those who so valiantly and honorably fought to uphold the freedoms of our country. 

November 10, 2010
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Learn About the Best Ways to Reduce the Risks of Lead Exposure from Household Plumbing

Environmental Protection Department and Health Department Launch Run Your Tap Public Service Campaign

Campaign Helps City Residents Learn About the Best Ways to Reduce the Risks of Lead Exposure from Household Plumbing

November 5, 2010
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Wedding Gown Giveaway Event for Military Brides

New York Location:Nov 8 - Bridal Reflections260 Fifth Ave, W 28th Street NY City, NY 212-764-3040

October 28, 2010
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LANZA SLAMS MTA FOR BRIDGE AND TUNNEL TOLL INCREASES

Today MTA board members, by a vote of 12-to-1, increased tolls on the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge $2 to $13, and increased cash tolls by $1 to $6.50 at seven major crossings. Drivers who use E-ZPass will have their tolls increased by 5 percent to $4.80 at major crossings. This comes on the heels of bus and subway fare increases earlier this month.

 

October 27, 2010
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SENATOR ANDREW LANZA HOSTING FREE MOBILE MAMMOGRAPHY SCREENINGS THIS WEEK

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month 

Free Screenings for eligible women offered on the following dates:

 

October 26, 2010
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Weatherization Assistance Program - Save on heating and cooling costs and improve the safety of your home through energy efficiency measures

The Weatherization Assistance Program assists income-eligible families and individuals by reducing their heating/cooling costs and improving the safety of their homes through energy efficiency measures. Energy efficiency measures performed through the program include air sealing (weatherstripping, caulking), wall and ceiling insulation, heating system improvements or replacement, efficiency improvements in lighting, hot water tank and pipe insulation, and refrigerator replacements with highly efficient Energy Star rated units. Both single-family and multi-family buildings are assisted. Household energy use reductions and resultant energy cost savings are significant, with an average savings in excess of 20%.

October 25, 2010
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SPECIAL TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Verrazano-Narrows Bridge Closed for ING NYC Marathon Sun., Nov. 7th 7 AM to 3 PM


SPECIAL TRAFFIC ADVISORY

( Updates with new closure time for Bay Street and Lily Pond exits to 3 AM instead of 5 AM on day of race)

 

October 20, 2010
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October 14, 2010
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SENATOR ANDREW LANZA TO HOST FREE MOBILE MAMMOGRAPHY SCREENINGS

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month 

Free Screenings for eligible women offered on the following dates:

September 27, 2010
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LEGALLY & SAFELY DISPOSE OF UNWANTED MEDICATIONS THIS SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 25

Prescription drug abuse is a huge problem across the Country and seems to be particularly troublesome on Staten Island. It is important that people clean out their medicine cabinets and get rid of outdated, expired and unwanted prescription drugs to ensure they don’t end up in the wrong hands.

September 23, 2010
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STATEN ISLANDERS SHOULD CALL 311 TO REPORT DAMAGE INCURRED DURING SEPT. 16 STORM - Information collected will be used to determine eligibility for FEMA disaster declarations

Residents affected by last night’s storm should call 311 to report any damage to their homes or businesses. In order to qualify for disaster relief assistance, New York City must estimate the storm's total effect on city residents and employees. Residents should be prepared to answer questions about the extent of their property damage, and should take photographs, if possible, of any damage prior to debris removal or repair.

September 17, 2010
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SENATOR ANDREW LANZA HONORS STATEN ISLAND VETERAN LESTER MODELOWITZ UPON THE OCCASION OF HIS INDUCTION INTO THE NEW YORK STATE SENATE VETERANS’ HALL OF FAME

Senator Andrew Lanza today honored Staten Island veteran, Lester Modelowitz, upon the occasion of his induction into the New York State Senate Veterans’ Hall of Fame. The New York State Senate Veterans' Hall of Fame was created in 2010 to honor and recognize outstanding veterans from the Empire State who have distinguished themselves both in military and civilian life.

September 15, 2010
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SENATOR ANDREW LANZA BLASTS DEC FOR STALLING ON PHRAGMITE REMOVAL - Staten Island Continues to Burn While DEC Fiddles

           In light of the most recent series of brush fires that have broken out on Staten Island this week, Senator Andrew Lanza is blasting the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) for their lack of action with regards to phragmite removal. For years now elected officials on Staten Island – both Republican and Democrat - have pled with DEC to protect residents from these invasive and combustible weeds which cause dangerous brush fires. Senator Lanza says “Enough is enough.”

September 8, 2010
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CITY’S PLAN WILL STRAND & ENDANGER STATEN ISLAND’S STUDENTS

Lanza urges The Senate Democratic Majority to pass his legislation which would require bus service for students

September 7, 2010
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Back to School schedule - September 2010


First day of school for all New York City public school students:

Wednesday, September 8

There is no school on Thursday, September 9 and Friday, September 10 for New York City public school students due to the Rosh Hashanah holiday.

August 26, 2010
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LANZA AND ISLAND ELECTEDS CONTINUE FIGHT AGAINST PROPOSED BUS CUTS TO STUDENTS

Call for certainty that buses will be there for students this fall

August 23, 2010
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LANZA VOTES AGAINST ANOTHER DISASTROUS BUDGET WHICH INCREASES TAXES AND FEES BY $14B IN 2009-10

To view the entire list of new taxes and fees please open the attachment below.

August 4, 2010
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