According to recent data from the New York State Tax Department, 66% of Richmond County homeowners have yet to re-register for their Basic STAR exemption. If you or someone you know is a homeowner that currently receives the Basic STAR exemption, please take the time to register or forward this important information. The registration deadline is December 31, 2013.
The New York State Senate recently approved the “Public Assistance Integrity Act,” cosponsored by Senator Andrew Lanza, that would help cut down on the flagrant abuse of EBT (Electronic Benefit Transfer) cards by prohibiting welfare recipients from using cash assistance to purchase tobacco, alcoholic beverages, lottery tickets or to gamble.
Residents who are military veterans can now apply for a special designation on their New York State driver’s license when they apply for a license renewal.
If you are a qualified U.S. military veteran, who was honorably discharged, and you have a NYS drivers license, learner permit or non-driver photo ID card, you can have the word "Veteran" printed on the upper left hand of your photo document.
The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge will be closed to all traffic Sunday, Nov. 3rd from approximately 7 a.m. until 3 p.m. for the ING NYC Marathon. The hotline phone # for closures related to this year's NYC Marathon is 718 556-8010.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
One of the most pressing issues facing all New Yorkers is increasing property taxes. For many, it is the defining factor that contributes to their exodus from our City and State. Now more than ever we need to enact a common sense plan that takes an aggressive stance and puts an end to out of control property tax increases.