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FEMA Extends New York Deadlines to Register for Disaster Assistance

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has extended the registration deadline for anyone who suffered damage from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee this summer.

Those affected by either storm now have until

Dec. 15 to register for federal disaster assistance.

November 2, 2011
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Help Restore Yellow School Bus Service For Staten Island Students

Senator Andrew Lanza is leading the fight to ensure that Staten Island students will have their yellow school bus service restored. Lanza recently secured passage of his legislation (S.2328) that will require the New York City Department of Education to provide school bus service to ALL students citywide who are in need of transportation. Leaving no stone unturned, Lanza also joined Assemblyman Michael Cusick on additional legislation (S.5897) which will force the City to fill empty school bus seats and give Staten Island its fair share of transportation resources. Please join Senator Lanza in his fight to ensure our children have safe and accessible school bus transportation.

November 1, 2011
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SENATOR ANDREW LANZA HOSTS BOOK DRIVE TO BENEFIT P.S. 3 LIBRARY

Senator Andrew Lanza is hosting a book drive to benefit Public School 3 on Staten Island. The book drive begins Tuesday, Nov. 1st and continues until Thursday, Dec. 15th. The drive will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, at Senator Lanza’s Elltingville office located at 3845 Richmond Ave. Residents are encouraged to donate new or used children’s books, appropriate for students in grades K-5, to benefit P.S. 3’s library.

 

October 31, 2011
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ONE WEEK REMAINING TO REGISTER FOR FEMA DISASTER AID & LOW INTEREST LOANS FROM US SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION - DEADLINE OCT. 31

 

Senator Lanza reminds Staten Islanders who were affected by Hurricane Irene that there is less than one week remaining before the Oct. 31 deadline to register with the Federal Emergency Management for possible disaster assistance.

October 24, 2011
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Senator Andrew Lanza's First Annual Veterans' Breakfast

ATTENTION STATEN ISLAND VETERANS: Senator Andrew Lanza Cordially Invites You to His First Annual Veterans' Breakfast Wednesday, Nov. 9th

November 9, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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ATTENTION STATEN ISLAND VETERANS: Senator Andrew Lanza Cordially Invites You to His First Annual Veterans' Breakfast Wednesday, Nov. 9th

Join Senator Lanza and fellow veterans for coffee and a light breakfast at the Labetti Post on Staten Island on Wednesday, November 9th

October 13, 2011
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SENATOR LANZA'S ANNUAL SENIOR INFORMATION DAY

Senator Andrew Lanza invites senior citizens to join him at CYO Mt. Loretto on Staten Island this Friday at his annual Senior Information Day.

October 14, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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SENATOR ANDREW LANZA TO HOST ANNUAL SENIOR INFORMATION DAY FRIDAY, OCT 14

Senator Andrew Lanza invites senior citizens to join him at CYO Mt. Loretto on Staten Island this Friday at his annual Senior Information Day. The fair is a one-stop opportunity for senior citizens to receive a variety of informational materials and demonstrations from government agencies, health care organizations, and other important groups. Health screenings, flu shots and mammography screenings will be available, as well as free refreshments and giveaways (appointment necessary for mammography screenings 800-564-6868).

 

October 13, 2011
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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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