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SENATOR ANDREW LANZA AND SENATOR DIANE SAVINO HONOR STATEN ISLAND "WOMEN OF DISTINCTION"

Annual Program Honors Women's Contributions to Our Community

 

            Senator Andrew Lanza and Senator Diane Savino will honor two Staten Island women whose outstanding work on behalf of the community made them deserving of special recognition by the state Senate as a New York "Woman of Distinction."

May 16, 2012
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Deirdre A. DeAngelis-D’Alessio

Deirdre A. DeAngelis-D’Alessio is a leader in high school reform and has the reputation for implementing new and exciting programs. Under her leadership as principal, New Dorp High School has been the New York City model for high school reform in which parents and community are involved to enhance the educational experience for students.

May 14, 2012
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SENATE PASSES BILL TO PROTECT TEENS FROM SEXUAL PREDATORS AT SCHOOLS


The New York State Senate today passed legislation that would make it a crime for school employees to engage in sexual activity with students, including those who are older than New York’s legal age of consent. The bill (

 

S.6714

May 14, 2012
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LANZA ANNOUNCES $10.3 MILLION FEDERAL GRANT TO HELP UNEMPLOYED NEW YORKERS ACCELERATE THEIR JOB SEARCHES

Award is the Largest in the Nation and Will Fund Job Coaches at 53 Career Centers

 

May 11, 2012
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MTA Staten Island Railway (SIR) to rehabilitate Armstrong Avenue Bridge May 11-13, 2012

Please be advised that MTA Staten Island Railway (SIR) will be rehabilitating the Armstrong Avenue Bridge during the weekend of May  11-13, 2012.

The rehabilitation of the Armstrong Avenue Bridge includes the repair and painting of steel members, abutment walls, waterproofing of the bridge deck including removal and replacement of tracks.  MTA NYCT/SIR is undertaking the rehabilitation of the bridge as part of a $21M project to rehabilitate eight bridges along SIR.

May 11, 9:00 PM - May 13, 9:00 PM
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FOUR STATEN ISLAND ORGANIZATIONS IN THE RUNNING FOR PRESTIGIOUS PARTNERS IN PRESERVATION RESTORATION GRANTS – SHOW YOUR STATEN ISLAND PRIDE AND VOTE TODAY!

Four Staten Island organizations are in the running for prestigious partners in preservation restoration grants.

May 4, 2012
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FREE MAMMOGRAPHY SCREENINGS SPONSORED BY SENATOR ANDREW LANZA

Breast cancer is the second leading cause of death among women in New York State. Until the cause and cure for breast cancer is found, the best tool in the fight against breast cancer is education and early detection. A mammogram can detect breast cancer almost 24 months before it can be manually detected.

May 4, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Committee Meeting: Cities Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Cities Senator Andrew Lanza, Chair 12:30 PM, Tuesday, June 5, 2012 Room 915 LOB

June 5, 12:37 PM - 12:40 PM
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SENATE PASSES LANZA’S BILL TO PROHIBIT NY FROM FUNDING CIVIL TRIALS FOR TERRORISTS

The Senate gave passage yesterday to  Senate Bill S.3871, sponsored by Senator Andrew Lanza, which would prohibit New York State, or its local governments, from funding any civilian trials of enemy combatants for acts of terrorism in federal courts located in New York.

 

May 2, 2012
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IN THE NEWS: Staten Island Advance - New Cuomo program benefits three Staten Island companies

Published: Monday, April 30, 2012, 5:44 AM     by Judy Randall

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Three Staten Island companies will be the beneficiaries of reduced power costs under a new Cuomo administration program aimed at lowering the price of doing business and retaining jobs in the Empire State.

Pratt Industries, the New York Container Terminal and Staten Island University Hospital were tapped after input from local lawmakers and an application process established to apportion state financial incentives and resources to spur economic development under the ReCharge New York program.

Statewide, 517 businesses and not-for-profits were awarded lower-cost power allocations.

May 1, 2012
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April 27, 2012
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SENATE PASSES PET PROTECTION BILL

The New York State Senate recently passed a bill to help prevent the theft of pets by increasing the penalties for committing the crime. The bill, (S.946), would make stealing a licensed dog or cat a felony and takes into account the monetary and emotional value of a pet.

April 24, 2012
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Earth Day 2012 Poster Contest: District 24

Dear Participant,

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 2012 Earth Day Poster Contest from my District is:

Jillian Quick

Grade: 6

April 20, 2012
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New York State at High Risk for Brushfires - State Ban On Residential Brush Burning In Effect Through May 14

Senator Lanza urges all New Yorkers to take extra caution in the coming weeks, as dry weather conditions have increased the likelihood of wildfires across the State. As a result of lower amounts of snow this winter and the lack of substantial rain this spring, the wildfire danger across New York is much higher than usual. Current weather forecasts predict higher-than-average temperatures and substantial winds, elevating the risk to a very high danger.

April 18, 2012
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Educational Forum on Elder Abuse

Staten Island forum will focus on elder abuse

Published: Thursday, April 05, 2012, 1:22 PM     by Grace Zhang

April 19, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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SENATOR ANDREW LANZA TO HOST MOBILE LEGAL HELP CENTER - FREE CIVIL LEGAL SERVICE APPOINTMENTS FOR STATEN ISLANDERS

In last year’s state budget Senator Andrew Lanza helped to secure funding for a Mobile Legal Help Center which will which will be available to Staten Islanders on Monday, April 23rd from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at his office located at 3845 Richmond Avenue.

April 23, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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IN THE NEWS: Staten Island to get new section of bike path in New Dorp Beach

Published: Friday, April 13, 2012, 9:36 AM     by Michael Sedon

April 17, 2012
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April 12, 2012
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Staten Island Railway (SIR) to shut down service at St. George Terminal April 13-16


Beginning April 13-16, for two consecutive weekends, Staten Island Railway (SIR) plans to shut down service at the St. George Terminal so that vital drainage work can be completed in the St. George Tunnel. Alternate free shuttle bus service will be provided to accommodate Staten Island Railway customers.

April 13, 12:00 AM - April 16, 12:00 AM
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