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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
One of the most pressing issues facing all New Yorkers is increasing property taxes. For many, it is the defining factor that contributes to their exodus from our City and State. Now more than ever we need to enact a common sense plan that takes an aggressive stance and puts an end to out of control property tax increases.