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STATEN ISLAND ADVANCE EDITORIAL: PHRAGMITES OFFENSIVE

On Thursday, the New York State Senate passed a bill which would never have been necessary but for the zealotry of the state Department of Environmental Protection. The measure, sponsored by state Sen. Andrew Lanza, would force the DEC to allow the unrestricted removal of phragmites and other fire-prone weeds from state-regulated wetland areas. The debate over the eradication of phragmites, which serve as abundant tinder for dangerous brush fires, has been a fascinating and infuriating story of the ideological intransigence of a government agency even in the face of a serious threat to citizens.

May 9, 2011
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FreshkillsPark: New Springville Greenway Informational Open House

 

The New York City Department of Parks & Recreation is in the process of designing a 3.3-mile off-road bicycle and pedestrian path running north-south along the eastern edge of the future Freshkills Park site.

The path will begin at the intersection of Arlene Street and Signs Road and continue down the length of Richmond Avenue to its intersection with Arthur Kill Road, providing connection to existing and future on- and off-street bike facilities along the way.

 

May 14, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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LANZA'S BRUSH FIRE PREVENTION BILL PASSES SENATE

Bill Will Empower Property Owners to Protect Themselves & Neighbors

               The New York State Senate today passed legislation that will help protect the residents of Staten Island from phragmites-fueled brush fires.

May 6, 2011
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Committee Meeting: Cities Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Cities Senator Andrew Lanza, Chair 12:30 PM, Tuesday, May 10, 2011 Room 916 LOB

May 10, 12:30 PM - 12:35 PM
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LANZA & TITONE’S BILL TO MAKE STATE MENTAL HEALTH FACILITIES SAFER PASSES BOTH HOUSES OF LEGISLATURE

Bill Protects Patients by Preventing Commingling of Adults and Youth 

May 5, 2011
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PS #50 Earth Day Competition Posters

I would like to thank PS #50 and their students for participating in our Earth Day Poster Competition. In keeping with the theme of our Earth Day Celebration of “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.” We will celebrate and honor Earth Day this year  by displaying your work on my website. Also, each participant will receive a certificate acknowledging their participation in the competition. Thank you and don’t forget to “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!”

April 29, 2011
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PS #48 William G. Wilcox Earth Day Competition Posters

I would like to thank PS #48 William G. Wilcox and their students for participating in our Earth Day Poster Competition. In keeping with the theme of our Earth Day Celebration of “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.” We will celebrate and honor Earth Day this year  by displaying your work on my website. Also, each participant will receive a certificate acknowledging their participation in the competition. Thank you and don’t forget to “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!”

April 28, 2011
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PS #53 Earth Day Competition Posters

I would like to thank PS #53 and their students for participating in our Earth Day Poster Competition. In keeping with the theme of our Earth Day Celebration of “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.” We will celebrate and honor Earth Day this year  by displaying your work on my website. Also, each participant will receive a certificate acknowledging their participation in the competition. Thank you and don’t forget to “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!”

April 28, 2011
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STATEN ISLAND JOB FAIR 2011


The OU Job Board and The Joan and Alan Bernikow Jewish Community Center of Staten Island present:

Job Fair S.I. 2011

May 11, 3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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PS #37R Earth Day Competition Posters

I would like to thank PS #37R and their students for participating in our Earth Day Poster Competition. In keeping with the theme of our Earth Day Celebration of “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.” We will celebrate and honor Earth Day this year  by displaying your work on my website. Also, each participant will receive a certificate acknowledging their participation in the competition. Thank you and don’t forget to “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!”

April 28, 2011
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PS #41R Earth Day Competition Posters

I would like to thank PS #41R and their students for participating in our Earth Day Poster Competition. In keeping with the theme of our Earth Day Celebration of “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.” We will celebrate and honor Earth Day this year  by displaying your work on my website. Also, each participant will receive a certificate acknowledging their participation in the competition. Thank you and don’t forget to “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!”

April 27, 2011
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IN THE NEWS: Richmond University Medical Center breaks ground on a super center

Published in the Staten Island Advance: Saturday, April 09, 2011, 1:18 AM    

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- When a new ambulatory care center was first imagined for the hospital in West Brighton, the facility was on the cusp of a transition to new owners and was struggling with financial uncertainty.

Now that Richmond University Medical Center has reclaimed its status as a linchpin of Staten Island’s health care network, the dream for the Ambulatory Care and Endoscopy Center has been realized, hospital leadership said yesterday during an emotional groundbreaking ceremony for the $6 million upgrade.

We are going to develop the finest ambulatory care and endoscopy center on Staten Island," said Richard Murphy, president and CEO of the hospital.

April 11, 2011
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Antonio Meucci Young Inventors’ Competition - Registration now open to children in grades 4 through 8 who live and go to school on Staten Island

Throughout his lifetime, Antonio Meucci (1808-1889) was responsible for many inventions, improvements and ideas. In addition to his discovery of the telephone in 1848 and his development of that instrument over the next 30 years, Meucci manufactured smokeless candles, created a tea and coffee filtering system, made improvements in oil and kerosene lamps, found a way to make paper from wood pulp, and even canned tomato sauce. In keeping with his legacy of ingenuity and innovation, the Garibaldi-Meucci Museum, in conjunction with Time Warner Cable, is sponsoring the Antonio Meucci Young Inventors’ Competition.

April 11, 2011
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April 11, 2011
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2011 Rain Barrel Giveaway

As part of its citywide stormwater management effort to reduce stormwater runoff and create a more livable, sustainable city, DEP will be distributing one thousand rain barrels across the City in 2011.

This year they are giving away rain barrels at the following location:

Staten Island


9:00 am – 2:00 pm

May 7, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Free income-tax help available

Those scrambling to meet the fast-approaching April 18 tax deadline should be careful they don't miss out on the free and low-cost tax-preparation services being offered across Staten Island. Any taxpayers who have yet to file taxes and have an annual income of $57,000 or less can take advantage of the following opportinities for help: The Food Bank for New York City has two locations on Staten Island offering free help with taxes in both English and Spanish. The location at 1546 Castleton Ave., Port Richmond, is offering help on Tuesdays and Wednesdays between noon and 7 p.m.; the phone number is 646-315-7703. The other location is on the second floor of the Sovereign Bank at 15 Hyatt St., St George.

April 6, 2011
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