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STATE SENATOR ANDREW LANZA OFFERS SUPPORT FOR NYC SCHOOL CHANCELLOR NOMINEE AND URGES NYS EDUCATION COMMISSIONER STEINER TO CLEAR THE WAY

I spoke to Cathie Black earlier this week, and offered my support for her nomination for Chancellor of the New York City public school system.

November 16, 2010
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It's last call for caffeinated alcoholic drink Four Loko on Staten Island

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Staten Island fans of caffeinated alcoholic drink Four Loko will soon need to take a road trip to catch their favorite buzz.

The maker of potent Four Loko agreed voluntarily yesterday to stop shipping the drink to New York state by Friday.

Earlier in the weekend, the largest New York distributors said they would cease deliveries of the drink to markets throughout the state; they will have until Dec. 10 to clear inventory.

Four Loko has been on the radar of the State Liquor Authority, which had begun to question its safety and target audience.

"There is simply not enough research to show that these products are safe," said SLA Chairman Dennis Rosen, in a statement.

November 15, 2010
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SENATOR ANDREW LANZA AUTHORS LEGISLATION TO BAN CAFFEINATED BOOZE

On October 29, 2010, State Senator Andrew Lanza introduced legislation, Senate bill S.8505, to prohibit the sale of caffeinated malt beverages. Super-caffeinated alcoholic drinks have become a growing cause for concern across the nation particularly among under-age kids and college students. Nicole Lynn Celestino, a 18 year old from Long Island, died after drinking the caffeinated alcoholic beverage Four Loko, and students at colleges in New Jersey and Washington were hospitalized.Four Loko, one of the most popular brands, gets its name from the 4 stimulants added to its can: caffeine, taurine, guarana and wormwood, the active ingredient in absinthe. Dubbed 'blackout in a can' – Four Loko is a fruity malt liquor, loaded with caffeine, which contains 12% alcohol.

November 12, 2010
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SENATOR LANZA REMEMBERS OUR VETERANS’ COMMITMENTS

On November 11, the people of this great nation will celebrate Veteran's Day.  It is one of several days throughout the year on which American citizens pay special tribute to all those who so valiantly and honorably fought to uphold the freedoms of our country. 

November 10, 2010
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Learn About the Best Ways to Reduce the Risks of Lead Exposure from Household Plumbing

Environmental Protection Department and Health Department Launch Run Your Tap Public Service Campaign

Campaign Helps City Residents Learn About the Best Ways to Reduce the Risks of Lead Exposure from Household Plumbing

November 5, 2010
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NYC Marathon traffic mayhem: Islanders should not try to compete with the big race this weekend

The upper level of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge will be closed in both directions from 12:01 a.m. through 3 p.m. Sunday, and the lower level will be closed in both directions from about 7 a.m. until about 3 p.m.

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. --- If you're not wearing running shoes and a number on your chest, prepare to have a tough time getting around on Sunday. Streets will be closed throughout the five boroughs during the running of the 26.2-mile ING New York City Marathon. The upper level of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge will be closed in both directions from 12:01 a.m. through 3 p.m.

November 4, 2010
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Wedding Gown Giveaway Event for Military Brides

New York Location:Nov 8 - Bridal Reflections260 Fifth Ave, W 28th Street NY City, NY 212-764-3040

October 28, 2010
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LANZA SLAMS MTA FOR BRIDGE AND TUNNEL TOLL INCREASES

Today MTA board members, by a vote of 12-to-1, increased tolls on the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge $2 to $13, and increased cash tolls by $1 to $6.50 at seven major crossings. Drivers who use E-ZPass will have their tolls increased by 5 percent to $4.80 at major crossings. This comes on the heels of bus and subway fare increases earlier this month.

 

October 27, 2010
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SENATOR ANDREW LANZA HOSTING FREE MOBILE MAMMOGRAPHY SCREENINGS THIS WEEK

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month 

Free Screenings for eligible women offered on the following dates:

 

October 26, 2010
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Weatherization Assistance Program - Save on heating and cooling costs and improve the safety of your home through energy efficiency measures

The Weatherization Assistance Program assists income-eligible families and individuals by reducing their heating/cooling costs and improving the safety of their homes through energy efficiency measures. Energy efficiency measures performed through the program include air sealing (weatherstripping, caulking), wall and ceiling insulation, heating system improvements or replacement, efficiency improvements in lighting, hot water tank and pipe insulation, and refrigerator replacements with highly efficient Energy Star rated units. Both single-family and multi-family buildings are assisted. Household energy use reductions and resultant energy cost savings are significant, with an average savings in excess of 20%.

October 25, 2010
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MillionTreesNYC TO PLANT TREES AT CONFERENCE HOUSE PARK AND WOLFES POND PARK ON OCT. 23RD

MillionTreesNYC, one of the 127 PlaNYC initiatives, is a citywide, public-private program with an ambitious goal: to plant and care for one million new trees across the City's five boroughs over the next decade.

October 23, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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SPECIAL TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Verrazano-Narrows Bridge Closed for ING NYC Marathon Sun., Nov. 7th 7 AM to 3 PM


SPECIAL TRAFFIC ADVISORY

( Updates with new closure time for Bay Street and Lily Pond exits to 3 AM instead of 5 AM on day of race)

 

October 20, 2010
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October 14, 2010
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October 14, 2010
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Senator Lanza announce funding for the Staten Island Flood Plain Study

Senator Lanza joins with elected officials, Army Corps of Engineers, DEC, DEP, and NYC Parks to announce funding for the Staten Island Flood Plain Study. 13 miles of coastline vulnerable to severe storm damage will be studied to determine what shore protections and storm mitigation measures are warranted.

October 6, 2010
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