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May 27, 2014
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Wishing you and your family a safe and happy Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day may be a time where we enjoy quality time with friends and family, but we must never forget that those privileges have been fought for and defended by countless heroes, many of whom made the ultimate sacrifice.

May 23, 2014
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Committee Meeting: Cities Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Cities  Senator Andrew Lanza, Chair  12:30 PM, Thursday, May 29, 2014  Room 915 LOB

May 29, 12:30 PM - 12:36 PM
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SENATOR ANDREW LANZA AND ASSEMBLYMAN DAN QUART INTRODUCE LEGISLATION TO IMPROVE PATIENT CARE

Medication Synchronization Promotes Efficiency andHelps Patients with Chronic Conditions 

May 22, 2014
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May 21, 2014
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SENATORS DIANE SAVINO AND ANDREW LANZA HONOR TWO STATEN ISLAND VETERANS WITH NEW YORK SENATE VETERANS' HALL OF FAME INDUCTION

Albany, NY- Staten Island Senators Diane J. Savino (DIW-North Shore) Andrew Lanza (RC Mid-Island and South Shore) honored two veterans today with their induction to the New York State Veterans Hall of Fame. Senator Andrew Lanza posthumously nominated Army Staff Sgt. Michael Ollis to the NY Senate Veterans' Hall of Fame. At the early age of 24, Ollis bravely gave his life saving another soldier. The award was received by his parents, Linda and Bob.Senator Diane J. Savino nominated long time Veteran advocate and Vietnam nurse Mary LaManna to the NY Senate Veteran Hall of Fame.  Mary was joined by the love of her life, Dennis McLoone, also a Vietnam veteran and family.

May 20, 2014
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Michael H. Ollis

From the time he was a young boy, Michael H. Ollis wanted to be a soldier, just like his father and grandfathers before him. Michael played “army” in his backyard, joined the Air Force ROTC in high school, and following graduation from Staten Island’s Petrides High School, enlisted into the armed services at age 17.

May 16, 2014
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MOBILE COMMAND CENTER DEPLOYED TO STATEN ISLAND TO DELIVER FORECLOSURE PREVENTION HELP TO HOMEOWNERS

DFS Assistance Available for Homeowners at New York Public Library Branches in Todt Hill on Thursday, May 15 and Great Kills on Friday, May 16

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced today that he is deploying the Department of Financial Services’ (DFS) Mobile Command Center (MCC) to two locations on Staten Island to provide foreclosure prevention assistance to homeowners. DFS representatives will be available to meet homeowners in the MCC at these two locations:

May 14, 2014
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ASSEMBLYWOMAN AMY PAULIN AND SENATOR ANDREW LANZA HOST PRESS CONFERENCE TO PROMOTE THE TRAFFICKING VICTIMS PROTECTION AND JUSTICE ACT

ALBANY – Assemblywoman Amy Paulin (D-88) and Senator Andrew J. Lanza (R-24) today hosted a press conference to promote the Trafficking Victims Protection and Justice Act (TVPJA), the legislation they have championed that toughens penalties in New York against those who buy and sell young women, men and children to fuel the massive $32 billion sex trafficking industry.

The press conference served to urge the passage of the TVPJA as well as to highlight May 13 as Human Trafficking Awareness Day in New York State.

May 13, 2014
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Carin Guarasci

Carin Guarasci is committed to serving her Staten Island community, most notably through her involvement with Notre Dame Academy and New World Prep Charter School. With more than 25 years of experience as a teacher and administrator, she dedicates herself to inspiring, educating and supporting children at risk and to mentoring new teachers. 

May 13, 2014
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SENATOR ANDREW LANZA & ASSEMBLYMAN MATTHEW TITONE INTRODUCE BILL TO PREVENT TOLLS ON SI EXPRESSWAY

Alerted to the possibility of future tolls being imposed on the Staten Island Expressway by an article in the Staten Island Advance, (Wrobleski, Tom. "Obama transportation proposal could pave way for Staten Island Expressway tolls." Staten Island Advance 7 May 2014: www.Silive.com.) Senator Andrew Lanza and Assemblyman Matthew Titone have introduced legislation which would prohibit the imposition of tolls on any roads or highways in the City of New York.

May 9, 2014
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Committee Meeting: Cities Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Cities Senator Andrew Lanza, Chair 12:30 PM, Tuesday, May 13, 2014 Room 916 LOB

May 13, 12:30 PM - 12:36 PM
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GOVERNOR CUOMO & SENATOR LANZA ANNOUNCE START OF CONSTRUCTION ON $1.5 BILLION PROJECT TO REPLACE THE GOETHALS BRIDGE

Construction crews begin work on project that will create 2,250 jobs and $872 million in economic activity for the region

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and Senator Andrew J. Lanza today announced the official commencement of construction on a $1.5 billion public-private partnership (PPP) to replace the Goethals Bridge with a new state-of-the-art cable-stayed bridge. The replacement bridge will connect Staten Island with Elizabeth, New Jersey and serve as a key thoroughfare for the transport of billions of dollars of goods and millions of travelers throughout the region.

May 7, 2014
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Committee Meeting: Cities Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Cities Senator Andrew Lanza, Chair 12:30 PM, Tuesday, May 6, 2014 Room 916 LOB

May 6, 12:30 PM - 12:49 PM
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I LOVE MY PARK DAY- CLAY PIT PONDS

Join team Lanza and Parks & Trails NY on Saturday May 3rd please come and join the Friends of Clay Pit Ponds in celebrating the third annual "I Love My Park Day".   

May 3, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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I LOVE MY PARK DAY- CLAY PIT PONDS

Join team Lanza and Parks & Trails NY on Saturday May 3rd please come and join the Friends of Clay Pit Ponds in celebrating the third annual "I Love My Park Day".   

May 3, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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SENATOR LANZA REMINDS JOBSEEKERS ABOUT 88,000 AVAILABLE POSITIONS LISTED ON JOBS EXPRESS

Website Lists Thousands of Available Jobs in Each Region of the State

April 21, 2014
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Earth Day 2014 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 2014 Earth Day Poster Contest from my District is:Emily WetzlerGrade 6I.S. 51 Edwin Markham

April 17, 2014
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