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Staten Island lawmakers in bipartisan bid to overrule NY Mayor Bloomberg on school bus service cut

Published: Thursday, January 20, 2011, 6:55 AM     Staten Island Advance

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Saying that the prospects of a current lawsuit to reinstitute yellow school bus service for seventh- and eighth-graders do not look promising, state Sen. Andrew Lanza and Assemblyman Michael Cusick introduced yesterday a bill to bring back buses for Staten Island students.

The Bloomberg administration yanked the buses last year as a cost-cutting measure, infuriating parents and enraging lawmakers here, who took the matter to court.

Nearly 3,000 Staten Island students have been affected by the decision.

January 20, 2011
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Home Preservation Workshop

On January 25th and 26th Wells Fargo will be hosting a two day Home Preservation Workshop at the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge.

January 25, 9:00 AM - January 26, 7:00 PM
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Attendance at PS 36 in Annadale rebounds as NYC Department of Education responds to PCB concerns

Staten Island Advance - Friday, January 14, 2011

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — The city Department of Education surpassed protesting parents’ expectations at PS 36 this week in taking sound measures to ensure the school’s light fixtures are free of chemical toxins.

January 14, 2011
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Cold Weather Tips- Learn more about how you can protect your health when it is extremely cold

 

The World Health Organization recommends keeping indoor temperatures between 64 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit for healthy people. The minimum temperature should be kept above 68 degrees Fahrenheit to protect the very young, the elderly, or people with health problems.

January 7, 2011
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NEW YORK CITY DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION ANNOUNCES START OF KINDERGARTEN ADMISSIONS PROCESS


Families Should Apply Directly to Schools By March 4, 2011


 

The New York City Department of Education today announced key enrollment dates for families of children who will begin kindergarten in September 2011. Families should apply in person between January 10 and March 4 at their zoned school. Families may also apply to any other schools which their children are eligible to attend. Schools will notify families about assignment offers beginning March 21. To accept an offer, families must visit the school that made the offer between March 28 and April 15 and pre-register their children.

January 7, 2011
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STATE OF THE STATE REMARKS BY SENATOR ANDREW LANZA

 In his State of the State address today, Governor Cuomo said what I’ve been saying all along — we need to cut taxes, reduce spending and create jobs so that New York becomes an attractive place to live and raise a family.  In order to fix what has been broken over the last 2 years we’ve got to reduce property taxes, reduce the size of government and, most of all, help businesses create new private sector jobs.

January 5, 2011
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December 20, 2010
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122 Precinct Blood Drive


On Tuesday, December 21 the 122 Precinct will host a blood drive in the Muster Room from 12pm-5:30pm. Blood donors must be between the ages of 16 and 76 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds, and be in good health. There is no substitute for human blood. Its only source is healthy caring people who understand that giving blood is a community responsibility. Please come out and donate blood alongside Staten Island's finest!

 

December 21, 12:00 PM - 5:30 PM
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COAT DRIVE AT THE 122 PRECINCT - Help Someone Who Needs a Warm Coat this Winter

 

90% of homeless adults need a new, warm coat each winter because they have no place to keep one over the summer months. But it's not just homeless people who need our help; thousands of New Yorkers each year are forced to make a choice between buying a winter coat and putting food on the table, or meeting other basic survival needs.

New York Cares collects nearly 70,000 gently used, freshly laundered winter coats each December and distributes them to thousands of men, women, and children who would otherwise be cold.

Please help and bring a gently used coat to the Holiday Treat Open House at the 122 Precinct on December 17 from 6am-9pm

December 13, 2010
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Senator Lanza Urges HHC to undo their snub to Staten Island and hold Great American Smokeout event in the forgotten borough

Senator Lanza wrote the following letter to HHC urging them to hold Great American Smokeout event in Staten Island:

December 4, 2010

 

 

Alan D. Aviles, President

December 9, 2010
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SENATOR ANDREW LANZA PROPOSES STATEWIDE OTB RACING SOLUTION

Bill Would Save NYC-OTB Jobs; Benefit Taxpayers Statewide

December 7, 2010
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Staten Island, Brooklyn Republicans push for 'Zadroga Bill' passage

From the Staten Island Advance:

http://blog.silive.com/northshore/print.html?entry=/2010/12/staten_island_brooklyn_republi.html

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Disgusted officials from Staten Island and beyond scolded U.S. Senate lawmakers yesterday, charging that Washington’s delay in passing the Zadroga 9/11 health bill showed they’d forsaken the American heroes who got sick and died after responding to the World Trade Center site.

December 3, 2010
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Due to High Winds Today (Wed. Dec. 1) -- No trucks or motorcycles allowed on Verrazano-Narrows Bridge; SIE jammed as result

From the Staten Island Advance:

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- No trucks or motorcycles are allowed on the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge because of high winds.

All other vehicles are restricted to a 35 mph speed limit.

The ban is causing a serious backup on the Staten Island Expressway, which has been slow all morning because of earlier accidents.

Traffic is bumper-to-bumper between the Goethals Bridge and the Verrazano.

A wind advisory is in effect on Staten Island with southeast winds at 20-30 mph with gusts of 40-50 mph.

December 1, 2010
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Hylan Boulevard Transportation Improvement Study Public Meeting


Hylan Boulevard Transportation Improvement Study Public Meeting

 

Please join MTA New York City Transit (NYCT) and the New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT) for the Hylan Boulevard Transportation Improvement Study Public Meeting.


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Come learn about the goals and objectives of the study.

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December 2, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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