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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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SENATOR ANDREW LANZA PASSES PHRAGMITES FIRE PREVENTION BILL OUT OF SENATE CITIES COMMITTEE

 

Lanza & Tobacco’s New Bill Will Empower Property Owners to Protect Themselves & Neighbors

April 5, 2011
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Borough Taxis: Let the City Know What You Think!

 You may have heard about the Mayor’s proposal to establish a new category of livery cars that can make on-street pickups outside of Manhattan just like yellow cabs do. It will give many New Yorkers a safe, reliable and convenient option for getting around. The program aims to improve taxi availability while bringing yellow-taxi-like amenities (e.g., metered fares, credit/debit card payment, easier-to-spot cabs) to the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island. The City wants to hear from residents about your experiences with taxis and car services and has a developed a brief online survey where your voice can be heard.

April 4, 2011
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Keeping the Commitment - Information on the 2011-12 State Budget

The New York State Senate has completed passage of the 2011-12 state budget one day prior to the April 1st budget deadline.  The budget, which has now received final approval by the Assembly, achieves the critically important goals of reducing state spending, not raising taxes and creating new private sector jobs.

To learn more about the State's new fiscally responsible budget plan, I encourage you to review the documents below. 

April 1, 2011
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Committee Meeting: Cities Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Cities Senator Andrew Lanza, Chair 12:30 PM, Tuesday, April 5, 2011 Room 916 LOB

April 5, 12:30 PM - 12:53 PM
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Senator Lanza joins Marti Wimmer, her daughter Christina Criscitiello and other Staten Island elected officials at a press conference announcing legislation named after Marti's daughter, Caroline Wimmer, who was murdered in March of 2009.

The bill would make it a felony for public servants to broadcast unauthorized crime scene images that were taken during the course of their official duties. In 2009, an EMT that responded to the scene of Caroline Wimmer's death, later posted a photograph he took of Wimmer on Facebook.

March 31, 2011
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March 31, 2011
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SENATOR ANDREW LANZA & ASSEMBLYMAN LOU TOBACCO RENEW THEIR EFFORTS TO PROTECT STATEN ISLAND’S RESIDENTS & PROPERTY FROM PHRAGMITES-FUELD FIRES

Lanza Partners With Assemblyman Lou Tobacco to Pass Laws Which Will Force DEC to Take Action & Empower Property Owners

 

March 29, 2011
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LANZA, IGNIZIO, DE BLASIO & PARENTS ANNOUNCE VICTORY AT PS4: STUDENTS ON AUTISM SPECTRUM ARE PLACED IN SCHOOL OF THEIR CHOICE

The Department of Education informed elected officials today that students on the autism spectrum at PS 4 will be placed in IS 75, the school their parents have been requesting for the past year. Senator Andrew Lanza said, "This is a real victory for parents who have children in P.S. 4's Nest program.  I applaud the Mayor and the Department of Education for listening to the parents and providing their children with this opportunity for a smooth transition into I.S.

March 29, 2011
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SENATOR ANDREW LANZA TO HOST FREE MOBILE MAMMOGRAPHY SCREENINGS


Free Screenings for eligible women offered:

Friday, May 6, 2011

Starting at 9:00 a.m.

Senator Lanza’s District Office

May 6, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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SENATOR LANZA ANNOUNCES FREE MAMMOGRAPHY SCREENINGS

Breast cancer is the second leading cause of death among women in New York State.  According to the American Cancer Society, approximately 15,000 new cases are diagnosed each year.  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.

March 28, 2011
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JOB FAIR SPONSORED BY THE MOUNT SINAI CENTER FOR

JOB FAIR 

WEDNESDAY: APRIL 6, 2011

10:00 AM – 3:00PM 

April 6, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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SECTIONS OF TODT HILL ROAD TO CLOSE SATURDAY, MARCH 26TH -- MOTORISTS SHOULD PLAN TO USE ALTERNATIVE ROUTES

The Department of Transportation will conduct a targeted resurfacing operation to restore the roadway eaten away by this season’s winter weather.

A DOT crew will pave sections of road between Willow Pond Road and Circle Road from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Due to the use of heavy equipment, a full closure of this section of Todt Hill Road is required.

March 25, 2011
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NY 1: Albany Lawmakers Close To An On-Time Budget Deal

By: Erin Billups

As a deadline of April 1 approaches, state lawmakers say they are very close to a budget deal.

After emerging from a closed-door meeting with Governor Andrew Cuomo, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver said they are close to a deal, and that there will be some school aid restoration in the budget.

Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos said a deal could be reached as early as Friday evening.

That means there could be a vote on Monday.

March 25, 2011
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FREE SEMINAR: Business Organization Structure Start up & Franchising, Hosted by the Small Business Development Center at the College of Staten Island

Are you interested in owning your own business but are not sure how to get started?  Have you ever thought about owning your own franchise? The Small Business Development Center at the College of Staten Island is committed to providing business seminars to people who would like to get into business. Since they started on Staten Island they have: -Worked with over 5,200 potential and actual businesses-Helped them to invest over $118 million in the local Staten Island economy-Helped to create and save over 4,000 jobs in the borough. Their upcoming FREE Seminar: Business Organization Structure Start up and Franchising will include guest speakers John J.

March 23, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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