Andrew J Lanza's Press releases

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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New Law Cracks Down on Over-the-Counter Teen Drug Abuse

When they are misused by teenagers, over-the-counter drugs can be just as dangerous as more notorious narcotics.  

To combat the growing problem of teens using Dextromethorphan (DXM) to get high, Senator Lanza voted to enact a new law will prohibit pharmacies and stores from selling DXM to any person under the age of 18 unless they have a prescription.

DXM is a cough suppressing ingredient found in over-the-counter cough and cold medications such as Robitussin and Nyquil.  The abuse of DXM has been on the rise, due largely to how accessible these medications are in thousands of pharmacies, supermarkets and other stores in New York and across the nation.

October 8, 2013
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MORE THAN 82,000 JOB OPENINGS AVAILABLE ON JOBS EXPRESS WEBSITE

Employers Applaud State’s Site as a Way to Find Qualified, Ready-To-Work Employees

Senator Andrew Lanza today announced more than 82,000 positions are available on New York State’s Jobs Express website. Jobs Express connects job seekers to openings in each Region of the state and currently lists an average of 51,000 new jobs each month statewide.

October 4, 2013
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State Program to Compensate Homeowners for Repairs of Damage Due to Storms Irene, Lee and Sandy

Over the last few years, New Yorkers have experienced three severe storms – Irene, Lee and Sandy -- that caused an unprecedented level of destruction in communities across the state. 

October 3, 2013
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SENATOR LANZA ANNOUNCES NEW LAW TO SHIELD CHILDREN FROM SEXUAL OFFENDERS AND PROTECT VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Legislation restricts the parental rights of sexual offenders for children born from assaultNew law expands access to State Order of Protection Registry for local and state correctional facilities employees

Senator Andrew Lanza and Governor Andrew Cuomo today annouced two new laws that will further shield children from sexual offenders and protect victims of domestic violence.

October 3, 2013
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NYPD Announces New Website For Civilian Job Opportunities

Over 17,000 civilians already serve with the NYPD and there are opportunities for many more. That's why we've created a new web site, NYPDCivilianJobs.com, to make it easier to search and apply for several exciting jobs within the Department. 

The site focuses on three of our most frequently available positions: 

School Safety Agent, Traffic Enforcement Agent and 911 Operators 

All of which offer the many benefits of working with the NYPD. Visitors to NYPDCivilianJobs.com will enjoy an engaging and user-friendly online experience that includes detailed information on:

Job Descriptions

Candidate Requirements 

Salary and Benefits 

Promotional Opportunities

Exam Schedules and More

October 2, 2013
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New Law Restores Cuts to the Disabled

Earlier this year, Senator Lanza stood with his Senate colleagues to block $120 million in cuts to programs that serve developmentally disabled New Yorkers.  While their efforts during the 2013-1014 budget negotiations restored some of the funding, programs throughout the state were still in danger due to a $90 million budget shortfall --- threatening to diminish access to important services for thousands of developmentally disabled citizens across the state.

Few issues this year have generated more input from concerned constituents. That's why Senator Lanza is pleased to announce that support for these vital programs will now be protected under legislation that Governor Andrew Cuomo just signed into law.

October 1, 2013
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Stop Telemarketer Calls and Get Rid of Junk Mail

No one likes receiving unwanted sales calls or wasteful junk mail. I want to remind you how you can put an end to junk mail and annoying telemarketer calls.

With the National Do Not Call Registry you can prevent telemarketer calls to your home phone and cell phone. Register by calling 888-382-1222 (or 866-290-4236 for TTY). To register by Internet, visit the FCC website at www.fcc.gov/cgb/donotcall. Once registered, telemarketers will be prohibited from calling you with unsolicited advertisements. You will remain on the Registry permanently, unless your number is disconnected and reassigned, or you decide to remove it from the Registry.

September 27, 2013
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SCHOOL SUPPLIES NEEDED FOR FAMILIES OF HOMELESS WOMEN AND VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Helping Hands and New Beginnings Ministry on Staten Island are collecting school supply donations for families of homeless women and victims of domestic violence. Supplies for students of all ages are still desperately needed for this year.

September 25, 2013
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SENATOR ANDREW LANZA TO SPONSOR ANTI-BULLYING WORKSHOP “ONE CAN COUNT”

Lanza Partners with Tangled Ball.com & St. John’s University to Bring Bullying Prevention Framework to Staten Island Elementary Schools

September 24, 2013
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