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PLEASE REPORT ALL STORM DAMAGE


If you experienced any kind of damage from the storm, please call 311 or follow the link below to report the damage. This will help the City assess total losses if they apply for federal disaster assistance.

 

 

http://www.nyc.gov/html/oem/html/nycsevereweather/damage_form.shtml

August 29, 2011
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IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR STATEN ISLANDERS REGARDING HURRICANE IRENE

Mandatory Evacuation Order Issued For Residents In Zone A & Suspension of MTA Services


Dear Neighbor:

With this week’s earthquake, and Hurricane Irene rapidly approaching the east coast, I wanted to provide you with some information on how to best prepare in the event a natural disaster should hit Staten Island.

August 26, 2011
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Ready New York: Hurricanes and New York City

General tips on how to prepare for any emergency, instructions on how to develop a hurricane disaster plan and secure your home before a storm. See the attached document.

August 26, 2011
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Ready New York: Preparing for Emergencies in New York City

An all-hazards approach to teaching New Yorkers how to stay safe when facing an emergency. Open the attached brochure.

August 26, 2011
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August 17, 2011
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SENATOR ANDREW LANZA, CHAIRMAN OF THE SENATE ETHICS COMMITTEE & CO-CHAIR OF THE LEGISLATIVE ETHICS COMMISSION, ANNOUNCES NEW ETHICS REFORM LAW

New law addresses major inadequacies in current ethics system to restore public trust in government

August 16, 2011
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August 16, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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Public Hearing: PUBLIC HEARING: PORT AUTHORITY'S PROPOSED TOLL & FARE HIKES

Port Ivory/Howland Hook40 Western Ave.Staten Island, NY  10303718-330-29508 a.m. (

August 16, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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EXPRESS YOUR OUTRAGE ABOUT THE PORT AUTHORITY'S PROPOSED TOLL HIKES AT PUBLIC HEARINGS TOMORROW, TUESDAY, AUGUST 16!

1st HEARING: Port Ivory/Howland Hook40 Western Ave.Staten Island, NY  10303718-330-29508 a.m. (

August 15, 2011
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Celebrate Staten Island’s 350th Birthday with a Public Craft & Music Festival on August 22 and See the Empire State Building Light the Sky in Staten Island’s Colors – Blue, White & Orange

On August 22, 2011, the Board of SI350 will host a birthday celebration in recognition of the date the Dutch settled on Staten Island.

August 22, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Join the Fight to Stop The Port Authority's Toll and Fare Increase

Last week, the Port Authority unveiled a proposal that would dramatically raise tolls and fares on Staten Island’s three bridges and the busiest entries into New York City, once again punishing the

August 11, 2011
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JOIN THE FIGHT TO STOP PORT AUTHORITY TOLL INCREASES!

On August 19th, the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey voted on a proposal to increase tolls on Staten Island's three bridges and the busiest entries into New York City.  Commuters and businesses are facing outrageous round-trip tolls to use the Goethals, Outerbridge, Bayonne and George Washington Bridges along with Lincoln and Holland Tunnels. These increases, during one of the largest continued economic recessions this country and state have experienced, are placing a major financial burden on millions of New Yorkers.

August 8, 2011
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STATEN ISLAND FOOD TRUCK SUMMERFEST 2011 - Returning in August & Sept


A variety of food trucks will be located at the Midland Beach Turtle Circle from 12PM to 8PM on the following dates:

 

8/5, 8/6 and 8/7

8/19, 8/20 and 8/21

8/26, 8/27 and 8/28

9/2, 9/3, 9/4 and 9/5

(NO TRUCKS THE WEEKEND OF 8/12 – 8/14)

 

The flyer for Summerfest is attached.

August 8, 2011
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SENATOR ANDREW J. LANZA CALLS PORT AUTHORITY’S PROPOSED TOLL & FARE HIKES UNJUSTIFIED

The Port Authority today announced that the commuters of Staten Island will once a

August 5, 2011
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SENATOR ANDREW LANZA & ASSEMBLYMAN MICHAEL CUSICK ANNOUNCE NEW STATE LAW TO PREVENT PHRAGMITES FIRES

Law Will Empower Property Owners to Protect Themselves & Neighbors  

August 3, 2011
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SENATOR LANZA & ASSEMBLYWOMAN MALLIOTAKIS SPEAK OUT AGAINST MTA DEBT PROPOSAL

Legislators say fiscal hole shows need for public audit 

Senator Andrew Lanza (R-Staten Island) and Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R,C-Brooklyn, Staten Island) today railed against the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s (MTA) plan to help close a $9 billion budget deficit by digging themselves $6.9 billion deeper into debt through new loans and bonds.

August 1, 2011
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH CLOSES 3 STATEN ISLAND BEACHES - SOUTH, MIDLAND, AND CEDAR GROVE BEACHES CLOSED TUESDAY, JULY 26, 2011

The New York City Health Department has changed beach pollution advisories to beach closure notices for the following locations on Tuesday, July 26, 2011:

 

July 26, 2011
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SENATOR LANZA SPONSORS “PROTECT OUR CHILDREN ACT” - New Bill Protects Kids & Punishes Predators


In the wake of Caylee Anthony’s tragic murder case and the murder of eight-year-old Leiby Kletzky in Brooklyn, legislation has been introduced in the New York State Senate that would make sweeping, comprehensive changes to the state’s child protection laws to help protect children from cruel and repeated abuse.

The bill, called the “Protect Our Children Act” (S.5862), is sponsored by Senators Andrew Lanza (R-I, Staten Island), Mark Grisanti (R, North Buffalo), Stephen Saland (R-I-C, Poughkeepsie), Greg Ball (R-C, Pawling) and Charles Fuschillo (R, Merrick).

July 25, 2011
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NEW LAW LETS POLICE STOP DRIVERS FOR TEXTING

A new law in NY will allow police to stop and ticket drivers they see texting on the road, even when that's the only apparent violation. Previously, police could only cite a driver for the traffic violation if they were stopped primarily for another offense, such as speeding. Please remain conscious of this new law while driving.

July 13, 2011
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