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NO GARBAGE, RECYCLING COLLECTION OR STREET CLEANING ON PRESIDENTS’ DAY, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20TH

The New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY) announced that in observance of Presidents’ Day, there will be no garbage or recycling collection, or street cleaning on Monday, February 20, 2012. In addition, all Sanitation Department administrative offices will be closed on Monday, February 20th, in observance of the holiday.

ALL MONDAY RECYCLING COLLECTION TO BE PICKED UP ON TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21ST DUE TO BACK-TO-BACK MONDAY HOLIDAYS OF LINCOLN’S BIRTHDAY AND PRESIDENTS’ DAY

February 16, 2012
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SENATE PASSES TOUGH SENTENCES FOR SEX OFFENDERS



Legislation Would Require Consecutive Sentences for Each Act of Rape

 

The New York State Senate today passed a bill, cosponsored by Senator Lanza, that would ensure significantly longer prison sentences for serial rapists.

February 16, 2012
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Summer Lifeguard Positions Available for Staten Island High School & College Students



Ages 15 & up • Training classes starting soon!

Call The Pool Therapist at 718-370-7003 ext. 3 or apply on line at:

February 14, 2012
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NY & NJ LAWMAKERS CALL FOR IMMEDIATE ROLL BACK OF PORT AUTHORITY TOLL HIKES - Staten Island Albany Delegation Calls on Port Authority Board to Roll Back Toll Hikes & Push Governors to SupportReform Legislation

Following yesterdays Interim Consultant's Report on the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, New York State Senator Andrew Lanza (R-Staten Island), New York Assemblyman Michael Cusick (D-Staten Island), New Jersey Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle (D-NJ 37th), and the Staten Island

February 8, 2012
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SENATE PASSES PACKAGE OF SCHOOL BUS BILLS - Bills intended to make riding bus safer for students, enhance communication, and make “school bus” signs more economical

            Senator Andrew Lanza today voted in favor a series school bus bills that passed the Senate that will ensure child safety and enhanced communication.

February 7, 2012
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SENATOR ANDREW LANZA FACES OFF WITH MA SENATOR ON SUPER BOWL SUNDAY

Just in time for Sunday’s big game, New York State Senator Andrew Lanza (R-Staten Island, NY) and Massachusetts State Senator Richard Ross (R-Wrentham) have entered into a friendly wager over this weekend’s Super Bowl between the New England Patriots and the New York Giants.

February 3, 2012
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SENATOR LANZA VOTES IN FAVOR OF DNA DATABANK EXPANSION BILL - Largest Expansion of State’s DNA Databank Since its Creation in 1994


The New York State Senate today passed legislation, cosponsored by Senator Andrew Lanza, for the largest expansion of the state’s DNA databank since it was created in 1994. The legislation mirrors the databank expansion plan proposed by Governor Cuomo in his Executive Budget to require people convicted of all felonies, as well as all misdemeanors in the penal law to submit DNA samples.

January 31, 2012
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TRAFFIC ALERT: New Traffic Pattern Before VN Bklyn-bound toll plaza begins Saturday

On Saturday, Jan. 28th between 12:01 a.m. and 7 a.m. three out of four lanes of traffic on the Staten Island Expressway will be closed from the Fingerboard Bridge overpass to the Verrazano-Narrows Brooklyn-bound toll plaza while a new traffic pattern is put in place.

January 31, 2012
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SENATOR ANDREW LANZA VOTES TO TOUGHEN LAWS FOR DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE

The New York State Senate passed legislation this week that creates new penalties for individuals supervising another driver while also under the influence of drugs or alcohol, also known as Abbagail’s Law (S.164C).   The bill, cosponsored by Senator Andrew Lanza, is named after eight-year-old Abbagail Buzard, who died in a car accident caused by an inexperienced driver who was supervised by a parent under the influence of alcohol.

January 24, 2012
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SENATOR ANDREW LANZA ANNOUNCES PASSAGE OF MICHELLE AND JORDAN’S LAW


The New York State Senate today passed legislation to increase penalties for unlawful high-speed car racing which has caused numerous accidents across the state, including the deaths of a 17-year-old Staten Island girl and a 5-year-old Queens boy. Michelle and Jordan’s Law (S.2938A) is sponsored by Senator Andrew Lanza (R-I, Staten Island) and stems from tragic crashes involving suspected drag racing at excessive speeds.

January 19, 2012
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Committee Meeting: Cities Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Cities Senator Andrew Lanza, Chair 1:30 PM, Wednesday, January 18, 2012 Room 915 LOB

January 18, 1:30 PM - 1:39 PM
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IN THE NEWS: Schneiderman Prescription Drug Database Bill Gets Bipartisan Support - NY DAILY NEWS

Schneiderman Prescription Drug Database Bill Gets Bipartisan SupportBY Ken Lovett - NY PostJanuary 11, 2012 11:53 AM

January 12, 2012
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2012 State of the State

With his delivery of the 2012 State of the State Address, Governor Cuomo has just officially kicked off the start of a new Legislative Session.

As your Senator, I am committed to making this new session as positive and productive as possible.

January 4, 2012
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Public Hearing: New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC) 2012 Annual Public Meeting on Staten Island

The Board of Directors of the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation invite you to attend its Fiscal Year 2012 Annual Public Meetings in accordance with §7384(10) of the HHC Enabling Act.

Following a report on the activities of the Corporation, the public is invited to make oral and/or written presentations. Allotted speaking time is FIVE (5) minutes. Speakers are asked to register in advance by writing or calling:

Ms. Patricia LockhartSecretary to the CorporationNew York City Health and Hospitals Corporation125 Worth Street, Room 519New York, NY 10013Telephone: 212-788-3360Limited Interpreter and American sign language services may be available upon request in advance of registration deadline dates ONLY.

January 18, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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CREATIVE CELEBRATION

Dear Participant, 

Thank you for your wonderful contribution to the New York State Senate Thanksgiving Day Creative Celebration. In our first year, we received outstanding poems, essays, and artwork that exemplify the creativity of New York State’s young people.

The submissions received are remarkable in what they represent – showing gratitude and respect for family, friends, our troops fighting overseas, and many other important subjects and activities. I am humbled and honored to see such inspiring contributions in response to what is a deceptively difficult question: “What are you thankful for?”

December 22, 2011
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SENATOR LANZA JOINS GOVERNOR CUOMO FOR BILL SIGNING OF LAW THAT REPEALS THE MTA PAYROLL TAX FOR SMALL BUSINESSES AND SCHOOLS AND REDUCES MIDDLE CLASS INCOME TAX RATES TO LOWEST LEVEL IN 58 YEARS

             Senator Andrew Lanza traveled to West Hempstead, Nassau County yesterday for the signing of a new law, which he helped to author, that will eliminate the

December 13, 2011
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Brief Detour this Saturday, Dec. 10th into Sunday, Dec.11th from 11 PM to 7 AM for Manhattan and Brooklyn-bound Drivers Exiting Verrazano-Narrows Bridge

Brief Detour for Manhattan and Brooklyn-bound Drivers Exiting Verrazano-Narrows Bridge from 11 PM to 7 AM, Sat., Dec. 10th into Sun., Dec.11th. Motorists driving into Manhattan or Brooklyn using the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge will be diverted to the 92nd Street exit ramp while a portion of the Gowanus Expressway just off the bridge is closed for the removal of an electronic sign beginning Sat., Dec. 10th at 11 p.m. through Sun., Dec. 11th at 7 a.m. All traffic exiting the bridge will be diverted to the 92nd Street exit. Drivers will stay on the service road a short distance and will re-enter the Expressway at 86th Street

December 8, 2011
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MENORAH STOLEN FROM PLEASANT PLAINS PLAZA - Senator Andrew Lanza Replaces Menorah & Offers $500 Reward for Information Leading to Arrest of Perpetrator(s)

Staten Island, NY, December 7, 2011:  The Pleasant Plains, Prince’s Bay, Richmond Valley Civic Association, hosted the 2nd Annual Christmas Tree and Menorah Lighting on Sunday, December 4, 2011 at 4:30 p.m.

December 7, 2011
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November 23, 2011
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