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Committee Meeting: Cities Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Cities Senator Andrew J. Lanza, Chair 1:00 PM, Monday, February 14, 2011 Room 124 CAP

February 14, 1:00 PM - 1:05 PM
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ALBANY LAWMAKERS INTRODUCE PROPERTY TAX CAP BILL TO PROVIDE PROPERTY TAX RELIEF TO NEW YORK CITY RESIDENTS

 

Lanza, Golden & Cusick Bill Already Receives Bipartisan Co-sponsorship Support From Savino, Malliotakis, Titone & Tobacco


 

February 3, 2011
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Help for Students and Families Applying for College Financial Aid

January 25 through February 25 marks the period during which New York State students and families are offered special opportunities to learn about and receive assistance in applying for the many financial aid opportunities available to help them pay for college.

February 1, 2011
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Free help available for filing tax return

Volunteers for VITA, the IRS' Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, will be offering free tax preparation to low-income and senior Staten Islanders at a number of locations in the upcoming weeks. The program offers assistance to people who are 60 and older, and to people who have an income of approximately $49,000 or less. Military personnel and their families also receive free tax preparation services. Taxpayers should bring with them proof of identification, including a Social Security card; wage and earnings statements (W-2 Form) from all employers, interest statements from banks, a copy of last year's tax return, if available, and other relevant information about income and expenses.

January 31, 2011
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NEW YORK CITY FIRE DEPARTMENT (FDNY) URGES NEW YORKERS TO CLEAR SNOW FROM FIRE HYDRANTS


FDNY is requesting that all New Yorkers clear snow from fire hydrants located adjacent to your property to ensure the safe delivery of fire services if needed. For more information please contact 311. For all emergencies contact 911.

January 31, 2011
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SENATOR ANDREW LANZA NAMED CHAIR OF BOTH CITIES AND ETHICS COMMITTEES

Lanza Also Renamed Co-chair of Legislative Ethics Commission

January 26, 2011
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January 24, 2011
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SENATOR LANZA ANNOUNCES PASSAGE OF JOB CREATION & TAXPAYER PROTECTION ACT

           In keeping with my promise, my colleagues and I in the Senate passed critical legislation yesterday which I co-sponsored to encourage the creation of new private sector jobs and ensure fiscal responsibility.

January 20, 2011
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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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