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SENATOR ANDREW LANZA & ASSEMBLYMAN MIKE CUSICK HOSTING OPIATE OVERDOSE PREVENTION EVENT

SENATOR ANDREW LANZA & ASSEMBLYMAN MIKE CUSICK HOSTING OPIATE OVERDOSE PREVENTION EVENT

October 8, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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New “Combat Heroin” Campaign Continues Fight Against Heroin and Opioid Use

A new State “Combat Heroin” campaign has been launched to inform and educate New Yorkers about the risks of heroin and prescription opioid use, the signs of addiction, and the resources available to help.

This new awareness initiative was created as a direct result of the thorough work performed by the Senate’s bipartisan Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction of which Senator Lanza is a member. The task force examined the alarming rise in use of heroin and opioids across New York State and successfully advocated for significant funding to be included for this measure in the budget.

September 23, 2014
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FREE VACCINATION CLINIC ON STATEN ISLAND

SHOW YOU CARE *VACCINATE YOUR PETS

· Dogs and cats are eligible.

· Unhealthy pets or pets with a history of an allergic reaction to ANY vaccine will not be eligible.

· Dog licensing is also available. Get your tag right away!

· Call 311 for more information.

Date: Saturday, September 20, 2014

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

September 20, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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SENATOR LANZA AND GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCE GRANT FOR COASTAL RESILIENCY IN STATEN ISLAND

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and Senator Andrew Lanza today announced a $300,000 state grant award to evaluate a shore protection system and maximize the marine habitat at Great Kills Harbor, which was heavily hit by Superstorm Sandy. The storm caused significant erosion to Staten Island's bluffs and beaches as well as Great Kills Harbor, where it lifted and moved boats and damaged other maritime structures with large waves.

September 8, 2014
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SENATOR LANZA ANNOUNCES CITIZEN PREPAREDNESS CORPS TRAINING ONLINE

Online training gives New Yorkers basic knowledge of how to prepare themselves for disasters and emergencies

Senator Andrew Lanza today announced that the Citizen Preparedness Corps training is now available in a condensed version online. This training takes the basics of the in-person Citizen Preparedness Corps training course and allows people to view a shortened version on their computer or mobile device.

August 20, 2014
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August 12, 2014
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New York State Has $13B in Lost Money - Some of it May be Yours

Visit the Office of Unclaimed Funds online and search to find out if you are owed any of New York's $13 billion in uclaimed funds. 

August 11, 2014
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SENATOR LANZA ANNOUNCES FREE NALOXONE TRAINING SESSIONS ON STATEN ISLAND

Participants will learn how to administer overdose-reversing drug and receive a free rescue kit at OASAS Addiction Treatment Centers

August 8, 2014
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NYC & COMPANY HIGHLIGHTS BEACHES IN STATEN ISLAND AS THE NEXT NEIGHBORHOOD X NEIGHBORHOOD FEATURE

Family-Friendly Beaches, Attractions and Restaurants Along the Staten Island Shore Ready to Welcome New Yorkers and Visitors for Summer Fun

August 7, 2014
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GOVERNOR CUOMO SIGNS LANZA BILL EXPANDING THOSE RESPONSIBLE FOR REPORTING SUSPECTED CHILD ABUSE

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed legislation, sponsored by Senator Andrew Lanza, to better protect children by adding school coaches to the the field of professionals required to report suspected abuse to authorities. This bill, (S.4751B/ A.421C) will also require coaches who currently hold or apply for a temporary coaching license or professional coaching certificate to complete two hours of training regarding the identification and reporting of child abuse and maltreatment.  

August 6, 2014
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City Sides with Staten Island Elected Officials on Willowbrook Juvenile Detention Center

Borough President James Oddo (R-Staten Island), Senator Andrew Lanza (R-Staten Island), Assemblyman Cusick (D-Staten Island) and Councilman Steven Matteo(R-Staten Island), announced today that the City Administration for Children Services (ACS) has scrapped their original plan for a juvenile justice residential site proposal. Under the original proposal, teenage boys convicted of crimes would have been housed in a “limited-secure” placement (LSP) facility at 1133 Forest Hill Road, Willowbrook.

August 5, 2014
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SENATE REPUBLICANS DELIVER BIG BUDGET SAVINGS TO HARD-WORKING NY TAXPAYERS, NEW EXPENDITURE REPORT SHOWS

Total Chamber Spending Nearly $7 Million Under Budget;Offers Sharp Contrast to Previous Free-Spending Democrat Majority    

Senate Republicans have delivered big budget savings to hard-working New York taxpayers over the last year - - bringing total chamber spending in at nearly $7 million under budget.

July 31, 2014
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GOVERNOR CUOMO SIGNS LANZA'S LEGISLATION TO CRACK DOWN ON PUBLIC LEWDNESS

NEW LAWS WILL ALSO PROTECT NEW YORKERS FROM DOMESTIC VIOLENCE & STALKING 

July 24, 2014
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NY'S TOP 10 CONSUMER FRAUDS OF 2013

Internet, Automobile And Credit Issues Were Top Frauds Reported 

Senator Lanza Provides Tips To New Yorkers 

Senator Andrew Lanza today reported the list of the top 10 consumer fraud complaints received by the NY Attorney General’s Office in 2013. In addition to highlighting the scams most reported by New Yorkers, Lanza offered tips on how to avoid them in the future. 

July 18, 2014
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MOSQUITO SPRAYING DATES IN NYC

Weather permitting, the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene will conduct aerial spraying for mosquitoes via a low-flying helicopter to help prevent West Nile Virus between 6:00 AM and 7:00 PM on 7/17, 7/18, and 7/21 with alternate spray dates of 7/18, 7/21, and 7/22 in the marshlands near the following zip codes in Staten Island, Queens, and The Bronx: 10303, 10306, 10308, 10309, 10311, 10314, 11354, 11356, 11357, 11362, 11363, 10464, 10475, 11691, and 11692.

July 17, 2014
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GUIDE TO FINANCIAL AID

The following guide walks students and parents through qualification requirements, types of financial aid, and understanding FAFSA: www.onlineschools.org/financial-aid/

July 14, 2014
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Senator Andrew Lanza Offers Summer Safety Tips

Helpful Summer Safety Tips

From family barbecues, to hiking and boating, to sitting on a sandy beach with a good book, summer is always a fantastic time to enjoy all that the Empire State has to offer.  

But the summer months can also bring some potential dangers, especially as temperatures begin to rise.   To help you stay safe during periods of excessive heat, the State Department of Health and the State Office of Emergency Management are offering the following safety tips:

July 10, 2014
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E-ZPASS WARNS DRIVERS TO BEWARE OF EMAIL SCAM TO COLLECT UNPAID TOLLS

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is warning drivers and other consumers of an email phishing scam that attempts to collect unpaid tolls.

The E-ZPass Service Center does not send out email invoices for payment and instead relies on delivery by the US Postal Service.

July 9, 2014
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