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Con Edison Work Alert - Staten Island, NY

Con Edison would like to alert you to some upcoming work in your district. 

In preparation for a city sewer job, Consolidated Edison crews will be working in the roadbed along Victory Boulevard, between Roswell and Travis Avenues, in Travis.

Work will start Tuesday, October 15 and continue through mid-November.  

Hours of work will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

The work will cause traffic along that segment of Victory Boulevard to merge from two lanes into one.

 

October 15, 2013
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SENATOR LANZA'S ANNUAL SENIOR INFORMATION DAY - FRIDAY, OCT. 18

Join Senator Andrew Lanza as he continues a tradition, bringing together a team of community partners to help answer your questions and provide valuable and free services to help preserve your quality of life.

SCHEDULE OF PRESENATIONS: 

October 18, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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‘PLAY IT FORWARD NY’ ANTI-BULLY MONTHLY SUPPORT GROUP FOR CHILDREN AND TEENS

Come hear from other young adults and individuals who have lived through the experience and created a positive life.  Offering a safe place to share your story and meet other peers in similar circumstances.  Parents are welcome and encouraged to speak to other parents.   Free refreshments.

October 23, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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EARLY DETECTION SAVES LIVES

Senator Lanza Encourages New Yorkers to Take Advantage of State Sponsored Screenings, Regardless Of Insurance Status

Senator Lanza today urged New York women to get checked for breast cancer and reminded women statewide that early detection and education about breast cancer saves lives. In addition, the Senator highlighted various prevention and early detection programs being 

October 10, 2013
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New Law Cracks Down on Over-the-Counter Teen Drug Abuse

When they are misused by teenagers, over-the-counter drugs can be just as dangerous as more notorious narcotics.  

To combat the growing problem of teens using Dextromethorphan (DXM) to get high, Senator Lanza voted to enact a new law will prohibit pharmacies and stores from selling DXM to any person under the age of 18 unless they have a prescription.

DXM is a cough suppressing ingredient found in over-the-counter cough and cold medications such as Robitussin and Nyquil.  The abuse of DXM has been on the rise, due largely to how accessible these medications are in thousands of pharmacies, supermarkets and other stores in New York and across the nation.

October 8, 2013
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MORE THAN 82,000 JOB OPENINGS AVAILABLE ON JOBS EXPRESS WEBSITE

Employers Applaud State’s Site as a Way to Find Qualified, Ready-To-Work Employees

Senator Andrew Lanza today announced more than 82,000 positions are available on New York State’s Jobs Express website. Jobs Express connects job seekers to openings in each Region of the state and currently lists an average of 51,000 new jobs each month statewide.

October 4, 2013
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State Program to Compensate Homeowners for Repairs of Damage Due to Storms Irene, Lee and Sandy

Over the last few years, New Yorkers have experienced three severe storms – Irene, Lee and Sandy -- that caused an unprecedented level of destruction in communities across the state. 

October 3, 2013
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SENATOR LANZA ANNOUNCES NEW LAW TO SHIELD CHILDREN FROM SEXUAL OFFENDERS AND PROTECT VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Legislation restricts the parental rights of sexual offenders for children born from assaultNew law expands access to State Order of Protection Registry for local and state correctional facilities employees

Senator Andrew Lanza and Governor Andrew Cuomo today annouced two new laws that will further shield children from sexual offenders and protect victims of domestic violence.

October 3, 2013
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NYPD Announces New Website For Civilian Job Opportunities

Over 17,000 civilians already serve with the NYPD and there are opportunities for many more. That's why we've created a new web site, NYPDCivilianJobs.com, to make it easier to search and apply for several exciting jobs within the Department. 

The site focuses on three of our most frequently available positions: 

School Safety Agent, Traffic Enforcement Agent and 911 Operators 

All of which offer the many benefits of working with the NYPD. Visitors to NYPDCivilianJobs.com will enjoy an engaging and user-friendly online experience that includes detailed information on:

Job Descriptions

Candidate Requirements 

Salary and Benefits 

Promotional Opportunities

Exam Schedules and More

October 2, 2013
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New Law Restores Cuts to the Disabled

Earlier this year, Senator Lanza stood with his Senate colleagues to block $120 million in cuts to programs that serve developmentally disabled New Yorkers.  While their efforts during the 2013-1014 budget negotiations restored some of the funding, programs throughout the state were still in danger due to a $90 million budget shortfall --- threatening to diminish access to important services for thousands of developmentally disabled citizens across the state.

Few issues this year have generated more input from concerned constituents. That's why Senator Lanza is pleased to announce that support for these vital programs will now be protected under legislation that Governor Andrew Cuomo just signed into law.

October 1, 2013
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Stop Telemarketer Calls and Get Rid of Junk Mail

No one likes receiving unwanted sales calls or wasteful junk mail. I want to remind you how you can put an end to junk mail and annoying telemarketer calls.

With the National Do Not Call Registry you can prevent telemarketer calls to your home phone and cell phone. Register by calling 888-382-1222 (or 866-290-4236 for TTY). To register by Internet, visit the FCC website at www.fcc.gov/cgb/donotcall. Once registered, telemarketers will be prohibited from calling you with unsolicited advertisements. You will remain on the Registry permanently, unless your number is disconnected and reassigned, or you decide to remove it from the Registry.

September 27, 2013
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SCHOOL SUPPLIES NEEDED FOR FAMILIES OF HOMELESS WOMEN AND VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Helping Hands and New Beginnings Ministry on Staten Island are collecting school supply donations for families of homeless women and victims of domestic violence. Supplies for students of all ages are still desperately needed for this year.

September 25, 2013
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Free "Bootcamp" Sessions in Willowbrook Park Presented by HQ Wellness and Verrazano CrossFit

Saturdays, 9 - 10 am, September 28 - November 9, 2013 Verrazano CrossFit will be hosting free classes in the picnic grove behind the Car

September 28, 9:00 AM - November 9, 10:00 AM
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SENATOR ANDREW LANZA TO SPONSOR ANTI-BULLYING WORKSHOP “ONE CAN COUNT”

Lanza Partners with Tangled Ball.com & St. John’s University to Bring Bullying Prevention Framework to Staten Island Elementary Schools

September 24, 2013
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September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

This year, approximately 14,230 women will die in the United States from ovarian cancer. Ovarian Cancer is one of the most deadly of women's cancers because there is no early detection or screening test, and so, most women are not diagnosed until they have reached advanced stages of the disease.

September 20, 2013
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SENATOR LANZA SALUTES NEW YORK'S VETERANS, FORMER POWS, AND MILITARY FAMILIES FOR NATIONAL POW/MIA RECOGNITION DAY

Senator Andrew Lanza today paused to remember the sacrifices and service of members of the U.S. armed forces who were once prisoners of war (POW), as well as those who are missing in action (MIA) and their families on POW/MIA Recognition Day. Today is a day to take time and remember the brave Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines who have been held captive or never returned home from war.

September 20, 2013
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FREE 10 Session Class for Adults Living with Mental Health Challenges

Sponsored by NAMI Staten Island 

Attend with your peers in a confidential setting. Classes begin Monday, Sept. 23rd, 2013 at 6:30p.m.

Space is limited. See attached flyer for details. 

September 17, 2013
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SCHOOL SUPPLIES NEEDED

Helping Hands and New Beginnings Ministry on Staten Island are collecting school supply donations for families of homeless women and victims of domestic violence. Supplies for students of all ages are still desperately needed for this year. If you would like to make a donation please drop supplies to Senator Lanza's office in Eltingville (3845 Richmond Ave., Suite 2A) or to the New Beginnings Ministry (731 Henderson Ave., 10310).

September 12, 2013
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September 11, 2013
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September 9, 2013
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