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GOVERNOR ANDREW CUOMO & SENATOR ANDREW LANZA ANNOUNCE DFS PROGRAM FOR BANKS TO MEET ONE-ON-ONE WITH STATEN ISLAND HOMEOWNERS SEEKING SANDY INSURANCE SETTLEMENT MONEY

Governor Andrew Cuomo and Senator Andrew Lanza today announced that five of New York’s largest banks and mortgage servicers will have representatives available to offer one-on-one help to homeowners seeking the release of Superstorm Sandy insurance settlement funds at the Department of Financial Services’ Disaster Assistance Centers from Monday, March 4 through Saturday, March 9.

February 28, 2013
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NYC homeowners have until March 15 to file "Property Damage Reporting Application" to claim damage from Hurricane Sandy reduced their property values

NYC homeowners now have until March 15 to file a form claiming damage from Hurricane Sandy has reduced their property values. The NYC Department of Finance has extended the deadline to submit the "Property Damage Reporting Application" for property owners who suffered severe damage to their property by Hurricane Sandy. Property owners must submit applications to the Department of Finance by March 15th if they want the Finance Department to consider it in time for the property assessment used to determine property taxes for the 2013-2014 tax year.

February 28, 2013
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IN THE NEWS - Staten Island Advance: State law putting tighter controls on powerfill painkiller takes effect this week

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- No longer will patients receive automatic refills on the painkiller hydrocodone -- most well-known as Vicodin -- under a new law that takes effect in New York State this week.

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman wrote an open letter to doctors, pharmacists and other medical professionals as a reminder that hydrocodone was reclassified as a Schedule III controlled substance.

February 28, 2013
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SENATOR LANZA ANNOUNCES FEMA DISASTER ASSISTANCE DEADLINE EXTENDED THROUGH MARCH 29, 2013

Residents of Richmond County May Apply for FEMADisaster Assistance Through March 29, 2013

February 26, 2013
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SENATOR ANDREW J. LANZA & ASSEMBLYMAN MATTHEW TITONE HOST 5TH ANNUAL CELEBRATION OF VIETNAM VETERAN’S DAY

State Senator Andrew J. Lanza and Assemblyman Matthew Titone

Invite you to the 5th annual celebration of 

March 23, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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SENATOR LANZA ANNOUNCES DFS MEDIATION PROGRAM FOR DISPUTED OR DENIED INSURANCE CLAIMS FOR STORM SANDY HOMEOWNERS

Voluntary mediation offers speedy resolution when insurers and homeowners can’t agree

February 25, 2013
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Need Help With Insurance Issues? Senator Andrew Lanza is Hosting the Department of Financial Services’ INSURANCE RESPONSE UNIT

The Department of Financial Services’ INSURANCE RESPONSE UNIT Is coming to your neighborhood…

Staff from the New York State Department of Financial Services will be providing insurance assistance from its Mobile Command Center (MCC) at Senator Lanza's Hurricane Relief Center to help homeowners with:

 City, state and federal relief programs and how to get help.

February 28, 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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FREE MOLD REMEDIATION TRAINING

Learn to recognize hazards and the basics of mold remediation.  Free mold cleaning kits distributed at training session includes equipment to help you safely remove mold from your home.

South Shore -  Saturday, February 23, 2013, 1 pm - 5pmCYO-MIV Community Center at Mount Loretto - 6541 Hylan Boulevard

February 23, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Senator Lanza Urges New Yorkers to Take Advantage of Free Crisis Counseling to Deal With Stress and Mental Health Issues Following Hurricane Sandy

Stress from a traumatic event like Hurricane Sandy is normal, but sometimes it can feel overwhelming. Help is available for you during this difficult time.

What You Should Know

Most people who live through disasters will feel some level of distress. Anxiety, sadness, sleeplessness, shock and other emotional and physical reactions are common after traumatic events.

But New Yorkers are resilient. Learning about stress and strategies to manage it can help you cope successfully.

February 19, 2013
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DISASTER HOMEOWNERSHIP REPAIR AND REBUILDING FUND

WAS YOUR HOME DAMAGED BY HURRICANE SANDY? THE DISASTER HOMEOWNERSHIP REPAIR AND REBUILDING FUND CAN HELP YOU.

Senator Lanza annouces new funding for homeowners whose property was damaged or destroyed by Hurricane Sandy.

February 15, 2013
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Senator Andrew Lanza, FPA NY & NYPL Sponsoring Free Hurricane Sandy Disaster Financial Relief Workshops

Senator Andrew Lanza’s Office in partnership with The New York Chapter of the Financial Planning Association® (FPA NY) and the New York Public Library 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 this disaster) followed by an individual consultation session. 

WHEN: Saturday, February 23rd & Friday, March 1st , 2:00pm - 4:00pm 

February 15, 2013
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HURRICANE SANDY DISASTER ASSISTANCE RESOURCES & INFORMATION from Senator Andrew J. Lanza

FEDERAL DISASTER ASSISTANCE – Deadline to Apply: February 27, 2013

Anyone affected by Hurricane Sandy (homeowners, renters, and businesses) can apply for federal disaster assistance(FEMA). There are 3 ways to apply for FEMA assistance: 

 Call 1-800-621-3362

 Call TTY 1(800)462-7585 (For people with speech or hearing impairments)

 Online at: http://www.disasterassistance.gov

 Smartphone: m.fema.gov

February 12, 2013
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FREE MOLD REMEDIATION TRAINING

Midland BeachSaturday, February 16, 20131 pm -5pmOasis Church539 Greeley AvenueStaten Island, NY 10306

February 12, 2013
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Be The Match® Donor Drive - Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013: What You Need to Know Before Joining

WHAT: Senator Andrew J. Lanza is partnering with Be The Match® (the National Marrow Donor Program® (NMDP) Registry) to help find a life-saving donor for Staten Island resident Stephen Curatolo (and other patients with life-threatening blood diseases). Curatolo is battling Stage 4 Hodgkin's Lymphoma. Thanks to reporting by the Staten Island Advance, Senator Lanza was alerted to the plight of Mr. Curatolo and will host a donor drive at his district office on Saturday, February 16th.   Be The Match® offers the unique opportunity to give a life-saving marrow transplant to someone in need.

February 11, 2013
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