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SENATE PASSES MEASURE TO INCREASE PENALTIES FOR SELLING DRUGS IN PARKS OR ON PLAYGROUNDS

The New York State Senate today passed a bill increasing penalties for people who sell drugs in playgrounds and parks. The bill (S.2173A) would further protect kids and their families from the dangers of people who prey on children.

“People who try to take advantage of our children should be dealt harsher penalties,” said Senator Lanza. “We need to protect kids from the dangers of drug dealers, especially in places where they’re supposed to be safe – schools, parks, and playgrounds. This legislation expands on the work we have done in the past to protect kids from these predators in their schools and will hopefully make playgrounds and parks totally off limits to drug dealers.”

May 30, 2013
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Vacation at NYS Parks this Summer

Dear Neighbor:

New York has some of the most breathtaking outdoor scenery in the nation.  From the peaks of the Adirondacks to the roar of Niagara Falls, our state has a truly unparalleled natural beauty. 

As we head into summer -- and campgrounds across the state are now open -- I encourage you to consider planning a trip to one of our state’s majestic parks.

To start planning your outdoor adventure, check out the 2013 camping guide and click here to find and book your spot at a campground near you this summer. 

May 29, 2013
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SENATOR LANZA WARNS NEW YORKERS TO AVOID SCAMS INVOLVING SANDY STORM DAMAGED CAR SALES

DMV Web Link to National Insurance Crime Bureau Identifies Storm-Damaged Vehicles

May 29, 2013
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Play It Forward NY Anti-Bully Awareness Walk

Sunday, June 2nd, 2013 Rain or Shine

10am-2pm

Clove Lakes Park

Meet in front of the Stonehenge Building (Clove Rd and Cheshire Pl)

See attached flyer for details.

 

June 2, 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, Thursday, May 30, 2013 Room 916 LOB

May 30, 12:30 PM - 12:37 PM
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NYS DEPARTMENT OF FINANCIAL SERVICES MOBILE COMMAND CENTER STATIONED ON STATEN ISLAND 5/24 & 5/25

Trained Staff to Help Sandy Victims with Insurance Assistance on Friday and Saturday on Staten Island

Representatives of the Department of Financial Services (DFS) are being deployed to offer insurance-related help to Staten Islanders on Friday and Saturday.

DFS representatives will be available to help Staten Island residents with insurance-related issues related to storm losses at these locations:

Friday, May 24 – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Stop & Shop, 4343 Amboy Rd., Staten Island.

Saturday, May 25 – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 2600 Hylan Blvd., Staten Island.

Homeowners and business owners may also apply for assistance online at http://nysandyhelp.ny.gov/.

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May 22, 2013
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Senator Andrew Lanza joins the New York State Anti-Trafficking Coalition, Survivors of Sex Trafficking and Government Leaders to Push Bill to Hold Perpetrators Accountable and Stop Re-victimization

Sex trafficking survivors, their advocates, and government leaders called on New York State legislators to make urgently needed reforms in New York State’s response to human trafficking at a press conference at 10:30 am on Tuesday May 21st in Albany.  Pointing to the dearth of prosecutions of traffickers and buyers in a State the FBI has designated a trafficking hub, especially those who abuse and exploit children for prostitution, speakers will urge the legislature to pass the Trafficking Victims Protection and Justice Act (A.2240/S.2135).

May 21, 2013
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Judge Michael J. Brennan

Judge Michael J. Brennan is a native Staten Islander, having been born and raised in the town of West Brighton, where is still resides. He attended P.S. 18 and Curtis High School, where he is a member of the school’s Hall of Fame, and received a BA in Political Sciencefrom St. Peter’s College, Jersey City, New Jersey.

May 20, 2013
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SENATOR LANZA LAUNCHES PETITION TO FIGHT FEDERAL TAX SCHEME Urges New Yorkers to Oppose Washington D.C. Plan to Increase Taxes on New Yorkers by $4,500

 Senator Andrew Lanza today called on fellow New Yorkers to sign his new on-line petition urging the rejection of Federal budget proposals that would cost New York taxpayers billions of dollars annually. The petition to oppose this “Double-Tax Plan” can be found at www.lanza.nysenate.gov.

May 17, 2013
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Committee Meeting: Cities Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Cities Senator Andrew Lanza, Chair 12:30 PM, Tuesday, May 21, 2013 Room 916 LOB

 

May 21, 12:30 PM - 12:42 PM
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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

Join Us to Receive Information On:

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

Highlights:

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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