Yesterday, the City Parks Foundation announced its Free Summer Sports Program schedule. Starting on July 2nd, the program will offer free instruction in tennis, golf, and track and field to youths ages 5 to 16. There will be events held at Willowbrook Park, Silver Lake Park, Walker Park, Wolfe’s Pond Park, Corporal Thompson Park and Egbert Field. Follow the link below for the schedule and more information:Schedule
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- With prescription drug abuse carving an ever-widening and deadly swath through communities across the country, including Staten Island, top state lawmakers today announced agreement on groundbreaking legislation, pushed by two borough lawmakers, aimed at eradicating the scourge.
The legislation, spearheaded by Assemblyman Michael Cusick (D-Mid-Island) and state Sen. Andrew Lanza (R-Staten Island), creates a Prescription Monitoring Program registry, to be known as the PNP, that doctors would have to consult before issuing a prescription for controlled substances such as oxycodone.
Pharmacists would also have to report it to the registry each time they dispense such drugs.
Senator Andrew Lanza and Assemblyman Michael Cusick today joined Governor Andrew Cuomo, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos, and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver to announce a landmark agreement on a comprehensive prescription drug reform package that will make New York State a national leader in curbing prescription drug abuse.The new law will include a series of provisions to overhaul the way prescription drugs are distributed and tracked in New York State, including enacting a “real time” prescription monitoring registry to provide timely and enhanced information to practitioners and pharmacists; requiring all prescriptions to be electronically transmitted; improving safeguards for
ALBANY- Senator Lanza and Assemblyman Cusick announced today that their legislation, S.6027/ A.8683 which will bring back yellow school bus service to 7th and 8th grade Staten Island students has been signed into law by Governor Cuomo, Chapter 42 of the laws of 2012.
The New York State Senate has voted on the 2012 NEW JOBS-NY Job Creation Plan. The Senate’s comprehensive plan will help create thousands of new private sector jobs by delivering tax relief to small businesses and manufacturers, reducing energy costs, and enacting major fiscal reforms to make New York State more economically competitive. The bill is co-sponsored by Senators Lanza and Savino.
Bill closes loophole after Court of Appeals ruling that it is not a crime
The New York State Senate today passed legislation (S.7407),co-sponsored by Senator Andrew Lanza (Staten Island), that would make theviewing of child pornography a felony crime. The bill amends current statelaw to say that a person is guilty of a crime when the person knowinglyaccesses child pornography with the intent to view.
The legislation comes after a state Court of Appeals ruling earlierthis month that said viewing child pornography on the Internet is not acrime. This legislation closes that loophole.
Annual Program Honors Women's Contributions to Our Community
Senator Andrew Lanza and Senator Diane Savino will honor two Staten Island women whose outstanding work on behalf of the community made them deserving of special recognition by the state Senate as a New York "Woman of Distinction."
The New York State Senate today passed legislation that would make it a crime for school employees to engage in sexual activity with students, including those who are older than New York’s legal age of consent. The bill (
Please be advised that MTA Staten Island Railway (SIR) will be rehabilitating the Armstrong Avenue Bridge during the weekend of May 11-13, 2012.
The rehabilitation of the Armstrong Avenue Bridge includes the repair and painting of steel members, abutment walls, waterproofing of the bridge deck including removal and replacement of tracks. MTA NYCT/SIR is undertaking the rehabilitation of the bridge as part of a $21M project to rehabilitate eight bridges along SIR.
Breast cancer is the second leading cause of death among women in New York State.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.
The Senate gave passage yesterday to Senate Bill S.3871, sponsored by Senator Andrew Lanza, which would prohibit New York State, or its local governments, from funding any civilian trials of enemy combatants for acts of terrorism in federal courts located in New York.
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.