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IN THE NEWS - STATEN ISLAND ADVANCE: Staten Island pols cheer D.C. probe of toll hikes

Published: Friday, July 20, 2012, 1:00 AM by Tom Wrobleski

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y.  --- Staten Island officials who have slammed draconian toll hikes are applauding a new federal probe of toll increases on Port Authority of New York and New Jersey bridges and other spans in the region.

The federal Government Accountability Office said is it has begun investigating toll increases on bridges in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

GAO spokesman Ned Griffith said the agency is looking into whether bi-state transportation authorities are accountable.

The authorities, including the Port Authority, were created by compacts approved by Congress.

July 20, 2012
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News You Can Use: New, Real-time Traffic Updates

As the NY Works road and bridge projects get underway across the state, helping to create jobs and improve our state’s infrastructure, it is important for New Yorkers to stay informed about the progress of these projects and any traffic tie-ups that may result.

 

July 19, 2012
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July 18, 2012
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IN THE NEWS - Staten Island Advance: Officials tout prescription-tracking I-STOP as key to combating Rx abuse on Staten Island

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Just about every two weeks, according to state Sen. Andrew Lanza, someone dies on Staten Island of a prescription drug overdose.

Lanza met today with State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, Assemblyman Michael Cusick, and City Councilwoman Debi Rose to update Islanders on legislation they say will be a national model for fighting prescription drug abuse.

July 17, 2012
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Senator Lanza Walks in the 102nd Annual Travis 4th of July Parade

The Travis 4th of July Parade held annually in Staten Island is the longest running parade in the country.

July 16, 2012
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Have a Safe, Happy Independence Day!

Dear Neighbor: On July 4th, we celebrate the birth of our Nation. Since 1776, when the Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia, people from around the world have left their homelands to come to America for freedom and opportunity.

July 3, 2012
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For Cusick and Lanza, it's policy, not politics on Staten Island

Published: Sunday, July 01, 2012, 6:36 AM     Updated: Sunday, July 01, 2012, 11:42 AM
By Judy Randall

 

Three men in a room?

Not if they can help it.

"They" are Republican state Sen. Andrew Lanza and Democratic Assemblyman Michael Cusick who, in the past six months, forged a bi-partisan tag team to win success on three big-ticket Staten Island-specific issues that benefit borough residents, and in some cases folks city- and statewide.

NO BETTER WINDFALL

July 2, 2012
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IN THE NEWS: Staten Island lawmakers are to be applauded for cutting-edge Rx drug legislation

Letters to the Editor/Staten Island Advance Staten Island Advance

By Dr. KENNETH POPLER 
WEST BRIGHTON 
  
            Congratulations to Assemblyman Michael Cusick and Sen. Andrew Lanza for their leadership in sponsoring the I-STOP legislation, which will allow for more informed prescription practices for physicians and pharmacists. 

June 29, 2012
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New program to help Staten Islanders find lost pets

The Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals, the ASPCA, and Animal Care & Control of NYC have joined forces to create a new lost-and-found program to promote the return lost dogs and cats to their owners.

The pilot program will launch Monday, just in time for the Fourth of July -- a holiday traditionally marked by a spike in lost pets, thanks in part to the number of frightened pets who run off during fireworks displays.

If your pet is lost or if you find a pet, you should report it on AC&C's website at www.nycacc.org. Then the process begins with volunteers providing searches and more in-depth efforts to locate owners.

June 29, 2012
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SENATE PASSES BILL TO PREVENT CYBERBULLYING


The New York State Senate recently passed legislation, cosponsored by Senator Andrew Lanza, that would provide further protections and procedures for students who are bullied or cyberbullied. The legislation clarifies and expands the Dignity for All Students Act, an anti-cyberbullying law enacted in 2010 and creates guidelines for local school districts to develop policies and procedures to address the problem.

June 28, 2012
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Senator Lanza Hosts 5th Annual Teacher Recognition Day

Senator Lanza with teachers from his district who were recognized on Tuesday, June 26th, for their outstanding contributions to education.

June 27, 2012
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IN THE NEWS: Fine points of Port Authority toll plan reveal a better deal for Staten Island drivers

Published: Tuesday, June 26, 2012, 6:02 AM

By Judy L. Randall


STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- The good news just got better.

The two state lawmakers here who worked with the Cuomo administration to craft the residential toll discount plan for P.A. bridges today shed additional light on the savings Staten Island drivers can expect.

June 26, 2012
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June 25, 2012
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IN THE NEWS: State lawmakers applaud productive Albany session

http://www.silive.com/news/index.ssf/2012/06/state_lawmakers_applaud_produc.html

Published: Saturday, June 23, 2012, 7:59 AM     Updated: Saturday, June 23, 2012, 8:00 AM by Judy Randall

June 25, 2012
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NYPD Youth Summit on Staten Island

The NYPD has scheduledYouth Summits across the city to educate the community regarding youth crews/trends in their respective neighborhoods. Community leaders, representatives of community based organizations that deal with youth, teachers, administrators, clergy, and concerned citizens are all invited to attend.

June 29, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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SENATOR LANZA ANNOUNCES PASSAGE OF BILL TO PREVENT CYBERBULLYING

The New York State Senate today passed legislation, sponsored by Senator Andrew Lanza, that would provide further protections and procedures for students who are bullied or cyberbullied. The legislation clarifies and expands the Dignity for All Students Act, an anti-cyberbullying law enacted in 2010 and creates guidelines for local school districts to develop policies and procedures to address the problem.“Students today live in a cyber-world – it’s how most choose to communicate.  It’s also how many are cyberbullied -- whether through messaging, emails or social networking sites, it’s difficult for victims to escape the 24/7 exposure to threats, bullying or discrimination,” said Senator Lanza.

June 20, 2012
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SENATOR LANZA ANNOUNCES SENATE PASSAGE OF BILL TO CRIMINALIZE GANG ACTIVITIES IN AND AROUND SCHOOLS

The Senate today gave passage to Senate Bill S.2940, sponsored by Senator Andrew Lanza, which criminalizes gang activities in and around schools. The bill establishes a class D felony for criminal street gang recruitment on school grounds and authorizes municipalities to place “Gang Free School Zone” signs around schools throughout New York State

 

June 19, 2012
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June 19, 2012
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June 18, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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SENATE PASSES “CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE AND EXPLOITATION PREVENTION ACT”

               The New York State Senate has passed the “Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation Prevention Act” (S5226A), sponsored by Senator Andrew Lanza and Senator Steve Saland of the Senate Codes Committee.  The bill c

June 14, 2012
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