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LANZA & CUSICK INTRODUCE LEGISLATION TO HELP RESTORE SCHOOL BUS SERVICE FOR STATEN ISLAND STUDENTS

Bill exempts New York City from “Like Circumstances” Clause in Education Law

October 13, 2011
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MEALS ON WHEELS OF STATEN ISLAND SEEKS VOLUNTEER DRIVERS

Meals on Wheels of Staten Island is seeking volunteers to deliver meals to the homebound elderly. If you are interested in driving, or helping in some other way, please call Rosanne Holt at 718-727-4435 or visit their website: http://www.mealsonwheelsofsi.org/

October 12, 2011
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Family Support and Transition Resource Fair sponsored by the Richard H. Hungerford PTA and the Staten Island Developmental Disabilities Council

Family Support and Transition Resource Fair

Free Admission – Free Childcare Continental Breakfast

October 22, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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SENATOR ANDREW LANZA AND ASSEMBLYWOMAN NAOMI RIVERA PRESENT CHALLENGES AND CHOICES: THE RISING EPIDEMIC OF CHILDHOOD OBESITY IN THE HISPANIC COMMUNITY - A Free Webcast on How Obesity is Dramatically Impacting Our Communities

Bringing awareness to childhood obesity Senator Lanza, in partnership Assemblywoman Naomi Rivera, the Latino Society, the National Hispanic Medical Association and Time Warner Cable, is pleased to present a special webcast on how obesity is dramatically impacting our communities. Challenges and Choices: The Rising Epidemic of Childhood Obesity in the Hispanic Community will be shown on Thursday, October 6 at 1:30 p.m.

October 5, 2011
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LANZA & CUSICK AUTHOR LEGISLATION TO REQUIRE EYE EXAMS FOR NY DRIVERS

Senator Andrew Lanza and Assemblyman Michael Cusick have introduced legislation to require New York’s drivers to pass an eye exam in order to renew their licenses.

October 5, 2011
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IN THE NEWS: Staten Island Advance - Legislators press case for Staten Island residential discount on Jersey crossings

By Tom Wrobleski

http://blog.silive.com/latest_news/print.html?entry=/2011/09/legislators_press_case_for_sta.html

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Staten Island officials are keeping up the fight for a resident discount on the borough's Port Authority bridges in the face of steep toll increases that have recession-weary drivers feeling the pinch.

And one, Rep. Michael Grimm (R-Staten Island/Brooklyn), is taking the battle against the tolls to court.

Grimm is set to submit an amicus (friend of the court) brief in support of the Automobile Club of America's (AAA) lawsuit against the hikes, filed yesterday.

September 28, 2011
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FREE MAMMOGRAPHY SCREENING SPONSORED BY SENATOR ANDREW LANZA - Friday October 14th, 1:30pm - 4:30pm

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.

October 14, 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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FREE MAMMOGRAPHY SCREENING SPONSORED BY SENATOR ANDREW LANZA - Friday, October 14, 9am - 12pm

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.

October 14, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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SENATOR ANDREW LANZA PRESENTS STATEN CX, NYC'S ONLY BICYCLE CYCLOCROSS RACE, TO BE HELD NOVEMBER 12, 2011 AT WOLFE'S POND PARK

Staten CX will combine thrilling races, fun activities for kids, local food vendors, and support for local charities 

November 12, 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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SENATOR LANZA ANNOUNCES STATE REBATES TO HELP REPLACE FLOOD-DAMAGED APPLIANCES

New Yorkers whose appliances were damaged by flooding from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee can apply for rebates from the state to replace the e

September 15, 2011
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STATEMENT FROM SENATOR ANDREW J. LANZA ON MTA DEBT DOWNGRADE

Recent news that Fitch Ratings, one of the world’s leading credit agencies, downgraded the MTA’s debt rating from an A+ to an A

September 14, 2011
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Remembering September 11

To assist you and your family in honoring the victims of September 11 th, as well as the brave men and women in our military who fight to defend our nation’s freedoms, I have provided information below about the special “New York Remembers” exhibitions taking place throughout New York State. I hope that you are able to participate in one of these important events.

 

 

Thirty “New York Remembers” 9/11 Exhibitions Across the State

September 9, 2011
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September 9, 2011
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Hylan Boulevard Transportation Improvement Study

PUBLIC MEETING

MTA NYC Transit (NYCT) and the NYC Department of Transportation (NYCDOT) will present a draft plan of bus treatments and traffic and safety improvements on Hylan Boulevard for public comment.

 

Thursday, September 15, 2011

September 15, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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PORT RICHMOND CERT SEEKS VOLUNTEERS – FALL TRAINING BEGINS OCTOBER 6TH.

The Port Richmond Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is an active volunteer team established in October 2005. The team has amassed over 40,000 hours of community service by covering all of Staten Island. We are looking to recruit Islanders who want to ‘give back’. The New York City Office of Emergency Management is offering their fall training course, beginning October 6th.

September 1, 2011
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Senator Lanza Urges Staten Islanders to Call State Insurance Department's Disaster Hotline for Insurance Related Questions


The State Insurance Department has created a hotline for people who have insurance related questions in the aftermath of Hurricane Irene. The line will be open from 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.. Call 1-800-339-1759 to speak with a represenative from the State Insurance Department.

September 1, 2011
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Outerbridge Crossing EZ-Pass lanes (Traveling into Staten Island) Closed for Maintenance Friday, September 2nd, 12:30 a.m. - 4:00 a.m.

 

The high-speed EZ-Pass lanes at the Outerbridge Crossing will be closed for maintenance starting on Friday, September 2nd at 12:30 am and ending at 4:00 a.m.

In addition, only one travel lane will be open across the span for traffic during these times.

There should be minimal traffic impacts.

September 2, 12:30 AM - 4:30 AM
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August 30, 2011
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