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STATEN ISLANDERS SHOULD CALL 311 TO REPORT DAMAGE INCURRED DURING SEPT. 16 STORM - Information collected will be used to determine eligibility for FEMA disaster declarations

Residents affected by last night’s storm should call 311 to report any damage to their homes or businesses. In order to qualify for disaster relief assistance, New York City must estimate the storm's total effect on city residents and employees. Residents should be prepared to answer questions about the extent of their property damage, and should take photographs, if possible, of any damage prior to debris removal or repair.

September 17, 2010
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New York Public Library Offers Free English Classes for Speakers of Other Languages


English Classes for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) in Staten Island

Registration is drawn by lottery
English test for class placement after registration
Registration is in person at the branch where the class is held.
Please do not bring children to registration.

September 20, 6:00 PM - September 25, 10:30 AM
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FREE HOMEWORK HELP FOR STATEN ISLAND'S STUDENTS

The Project for Academic Student Success (PASS) offers free academic tutoring, homework help, life-skills counseling, prevention services, after-school recreation, and other activities to students 11 to 17 years old, who are falling into a pattern of school failure and risky behavior.  

September 16, 2010
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Seminar on Internet Marketing & Social Networking hosted by SCORE-Staten Island

On September 25, 2010 SCORE-Staten Island is conducting a Saturday morning Seminar on Internet Marketing & Social Networking.

September 25, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Retirement Strategies Workshop

See attached document for details.

October 14, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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Retirement Strategies Workshop

See attached document for details.

September 28, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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SENATOR ANDREW LANZA HONORS STATEN ISLAND VETERAN LESTER MODELOWITZ UPON THE OCCASION OF HIS INDUCTION INTO THE NEW YORK STATE SENATE VETERANS’ HALL OF FAME

Senator Andrew Lanza today honored Staten Island veteran, Lester Modelowitz, upon the occasion of his induction into the New York State Senate Veterans’ Hall of Fame. The New York State Senate Veterans' Hall of Fame was created in 2010 to honor and recognize outstanding veterans from the Empire State who have distinguished themselves both in military and civilian life.

September 15, 2010
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BUS GATE RELOCATIONS AT ST. GEORGE FERRY TERMINAL BEGINNING SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 12

Bus passengers who board at ramps A and B at the St. George Ferry Terminal will be temporarily relocated due to rehabilitation work. Starting at 12:01 a.m.

September 13, 2010
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COMMUNITY BOARD 2 JOINT MEETING (Environmental Protection & Health committees)

On the agenda will be a presentation by the representatives of the New York City Department of Health discussing air quality test results. The board meets in the Lou Caravone Community Services Building on the grounds of Sea View Hospital Rehabilitation Center and Home. Members can be reached at 718-317-3235.

September 16, 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
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COMMUNITY BOARD 1 MEETING (Clifton / Concord / Stapleton area committee)

The Clifton/Concord/Stapleton area Committee will meet Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in 59 Wright St., Stapleton. The board office is located in 1 Edgewater Plaza, Suite 217, Clifton. Board members can be reached at 718-981-6900 or visit their Website at www.nyc.gov/sicb1

September 16, 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
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COMMUNITY BOARD 1 MEETING (Silver Lake / Sunnyside / Westerleigh / Willowbrook area)

The Silver Lake/Sunnyside/Westerleigh/Willowbrook area committee will meet Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. in the Silver Lake Tennis House, Hart Boulevard and Revere Street. The board office is located in 1 Edgewater Plaza, Suite 217, Clifton. Board members can be reached at 718-981-6900 or visit their Website at www.nyc.gov/sicb1

September 15, 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
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Will MTA listen at Staten Island hike hearing?

From the Staten Island Advance:

http://blog.silive.com/latest_news/print.html?entry=/2010/09/will_mta_listen_at_hike_hearin.html

Commuters can sound off on the MTA's plan to hike tolls on the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge to $12 as well as the new higher-priced MetroCards on Thursday.

September 13, 2010
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NEW PROGRAM TO COMBAT THE GROWING CRIME OF MORTGAGE AND DEED FRAUD - SIGN UP TO PROTECT YOURSELF

The New York City Department of Finance is implementing a new program to assist property owners by allerting them when documents are recorded without their knowledge. This will allow them to take steps to limit the harm caused by the recording of a fraudulent document.

To sign up for this program visit NYC Finance on the web.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

September 10, 2010
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MTA TO HOLD HEARING ON STATEN ISLAND TO SOLICIT PUBLIC COMMENT ON PROPOSED CHANGES IN FARES AND CROSSING CHARGES

Below is the link to the detailed proposal for changes in fares and tolls, as well as supporting documents and tables.

September 16, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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SENATOR ANDREW LANZA BLASTS DEC FOR STALLING ON PHRAGMITE REMOVAL - Staten Island Continues to Burn While DEC Fiddles

           In light of the most recent series of brush fires that have broken out on Staten Island this week, Senator Andrew Lanza is blasting the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) for their lack of action with regards to phragmite removal. For years now elected officials on Staten Island – both Republican and Democrat - have pled with DEC to protect residents from these invasive and combustible weeds which cause dangerous brush fires. Senator Lanza says “Enough is enough.”

September 8, 2010
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Staten Island's annual Autumn Job & Career Fair

From the Staten Island Advance: http://blog.silive.com/latest_news/print.html?entry=/2010/09/wear_a_smil...

Published: Wednesday, September 08, 2010, 6:46 AM     Updated: Wednesday, September 08, 2010, 6:48 AM
Deborah E. Young

October 5, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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