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Join the Fight -- Say NO to a New $4,500 Tax Increase for New York Families!

I agree with you Senator Lanza - Enough is Enough! 

May 14, 2013
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Vienna Profeta

Vienna Profeta, Founder and President of Staten Island Friends for Hospice Care and Senior Vice President for The Eger Foundation/Eger Lutheran Homes & Services, has spent her career serving those in need. 

In 1987, Ms. Profeta vowed to build the first hospice residence on Staten Island to serve the community’s hospice patients and their families. She believed in the way of hospice, having had direct experience with that type of care during her father’s illness. Her dream became a reality and Staten Island now has the first state-of-the-art hospice residence in the metropolitan area. 

May 13, 2013
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Staten Island Hurricane Sandy buyout meeting for Great Kills/Eltingville residents on Saturday, May 11

The Crescent Beach Buyout Committee is hosting a meeting on Saturday from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the Oakwood Heights Community Church, specifically for Great Kills- and Eltingville-based homeowners who are unable to repair their Sandy-ravaged homes.

May 10, 2013
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SENATOR ANDREW LANZA NAMES STATEN ISLAND’S VIENNA PROFETA A NY STATE SENATE "WOMAN OF DISTINCTION"

Annual Program Honors Women's Contributions to Our Community 

Senator Andrew Lanza and members of the New York State Senate honored women from across the state yesterday whose outstanding work on behalf of their communities made them deserving of special recognition by the Senate.

May 8, 2013
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SENATOR LANZA & JCC OF STATEN ISLAND HOSTING SPECIAL EDUCATION FAIR

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Programs, classes and special events for children and teens with various disabilities
Social, recreational and educational opportunities
Health services
Legal Issues 

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May 1, 2013
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SENATOR ANDREW LANZA SPONSORING FREE FINANCIAL RELIEF WORKSHOPS FOR SANDY VICTIMS - Wednesday, May 1st

Senator Andrew Lanza's office, in partnership with the New York Chapter of the Financial Planning Association (FPA NY) and St. Christopher’s Church, is sponsoring pro bono workshops for individuals, families, and small businesses impacted by Superstorm Sandy. These workshops are comprised of a brief presentation (containing information on available resources and tips to help guide victims through the disaster) followed by an individual consultation session. Project Hope will also be on hand to distribute information on additional resources available to storm victims.

April 29, 2013
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Coming This Weekend: Your Chance to be a Hero

As Americans watched last week's horrific events unfold in Boston, we all witnessed countless acts of courage and selflessness. 

We saw first responders, medical personnel, and law enforcement acting with great strength and real compassion during a time of crisis. 
We saw neighbors helping neighbors.
We saw "ordinary" people doing truly extraordinary things. 

April 26, 2013
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National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

Saturday, April 27 is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. The event runs from 10:00am until 2:00pm. If you have unwanted prescription drugs or over-the-counter medicines, this is a great opportunity to safely discard them.

April 27, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Committee Meeting: Cities Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Cities Senator Andrew Lanza, Chair 12:30 PM, Tuesday, April 23, 2013 Room 916 LOB

April 23, 12:30 PM - 12:45 PM
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SENATE PASSES PACKAGE OF BILLS TO TOUGHEN PENALTIES FOR SEX CRIMES

The New York State Senate has passed a package of bills cracking down on rapists and sex offenders by creating new crimes and increasing penalties. 

Legislation (S.1459) cosponsored by Senator Andrew Lanza ensures significantly longer prison sentences for serial rapists. Under current law, it is possible for a judge to issue concurrent sentences for multiple counts arising from separate and distinct acts of rape. The legislation would require consecutive prison sentences for each separate count of first-degree rape when an individual is convicted of multiple counts, keeping dangerous felons off the streets for as long as possible.  

April 18, 2013
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SENATOR ANDREW LANZA ANNOUNCES COLLEGIATE SCHOLARSHIPS

Senator Andrew Lanza (24th District) announced today that the New York Conference of Italian-American State Legislators is now accepting applications for $1,500 scholarships to be awarded June 10th at their Annual Legislative Conference Day. Scholarship winners must be present to receive their awards.

Given the high costs of college, Senator Lanza recommends that Staten Island students apply to the Conference for these prestigious scholarships for the chance to secure extra help with education expenses.

April 18, 2013
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Earth Day and Arbor Day -- Plant a Tree!

Superstorm Sandy ravaged trees and greenery around our homes and neighborhoods, and we’re just beginning to see the long term damage some trees and shrubs suffered.

Thousands upon thousands of trees were lost on Staten Island, but we now have a chance to restore what was lost. Staten Island’s trees and shrubs help reduce storm water runoff, prevent soil erosion, provide habitat and shade, beautify the landscape and protect our bays and harbors.

This year, April 22 is Earth Day and April 26 is Arbor Day -- the perfect time to plant a tree to replace one that was lost. 

April 17, 2013
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SENATE PASSES ‘ALIX’S LAW’

Bill Would Make it Illegal for Driver to Leave Scene After Vehicle Hits Any Object

The New York State Senate today passed “Alix’s Law”, sponsored by Senators Patrick Gallivan and Andrew J. Lanza, to close a legal loophole and hold intoxicated drivers accountable for leaving the scene of an accident.

The legislation (S1698A) responds to a drunk driving accident that killed a teenage girl in Amherst, Erie County. On July 8, 2011, 18-year-old Alix Rice was killed by a drunk driver as she road home on her longboard. The driver argued that he was not aware he had hit a person and he was acquitted on the felony charge of leaving the scene of an accident.

April 16, 2013
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Earth Day 2013 Poster Contest: District 24

Dear Students,

Thank you for your wonderful contribution to the New York State Senate’s Earth Day Poster Contest.   This year we received many outstanding posters that exemplify the creativity of the young people in the 24th Senatorial District.

Each entry from my District displayed tremendous originality and vision as well as obvious concern for the ecological future of our communities and our state.  I am proud of your work and that of your classmates, and encourage you to continue to study and learn more about the serious challenges that face our environment.

I am pleased to announce that the winner of the 2013 Earth Day Poster Contest from my District is:

Taylor O'Brien

April 15, 2013
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Senator Lanza Announces Top Ten Consumer Frauds Of 2012

Internet And Credit Issues Were Top Frauds Reported To NY A.G.’s Office

Senator Lanza Provides Tips To New Yorkers

Senator Andrew Lanza today pointed to the list of the top ten consumer fraud complaints received by the Attorney General’s Office in 2012 and offered tips on how to avoid them in the future. 

April 11, 2013
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