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SCHOOL'S OUT; WE'RE IN! PRESIDENTS' WEEK 2015 - PROGRAMS FOR ALL AT GREENBELT CONSERVENCY

OUTDOOR AND INDOOR ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN, FAMILIES, HIKERS AND RUNNERS

Tuesday, February 17, 10:30 amThe Presidents Behind the Parks Hike

February 12, 2015
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Senator Lanza Fights to Return One Billion to Schools by Eliminating the GEA

Senator Andrew Lanza joined with his Senate Republican colleagues in Albany to call for the complete elimination of the Gap Elimination Adjustment (GEA) to protect our public schools and taxpayers.  The Conference proposed a plan that would return $1 billion to schools across the state by accelerating the complete elimination of the GEA in the 2015-16 state budget.

February 11, 2015
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Citizen Preparedness Training Program

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, Borough President James Oddo, Senator Andrew Lanza, 

Assembly Member Michael Cusick and Council Member Steven Matteo

invite you to participate in the New York State

Citizen Preparedness Training Program

February 22, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Cooking Matters at the Store Day! Fun Food Event at Key Food, Port Richmond

​City Harvest Presents: 

Cooking Matters® at the Store Day!

Saturday, February 7th, 11am–3pm 

Key Food - 331 Port Richmond Avenue

Learn how to shop and cook healthy on a budget!

February 7, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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SENATE PASSES THE CRIMINAL STREET GANG ACT

Legislation Focuses on Reducing Growth of Criminal Street Gangs and Protecting Citizens From Gang-Related Violence

The New York State Senate today passed legislation to reduce gang violence and protect communities throughout the state. The New York State Criminal Street Gang Act (S1701), cosponsored by Senator Andrew Lanza, would prosecute and prevent criminal gang activity by creating tough new penalties for gang-related crimes, as well as develop gang prevention programs for schools, at-risk youth, and prison inmates.

February 2, 2015
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STATE POLICE TO INCREASE DWI ENFORCEMENT DURING SUPER BOWL WEEKEND

Senator Andrew Lanza today announced the New York State Police will join local law enforcement agencies across the state in an effort to crack down on impaired driving during Super Bowl weekend. The STOP-DWI campaign will include increased patrols on the roadways and sobriety checkpoints to deter, identify and arrest impaired drivers.

January 30, 2015
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IMPORTANT EMERGENCY INFORMATION

IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS

Red Cross (Staten Island) ............................................................................1-718-983-1600

Con Edison (to report downed power lines) .............................................1-800-752-6633

National Grid (emergency gas safety service) ........................................... 718-643-4050

New York State Emergency Management Offi ce

(NYC Regional Office) ................................................................................... 631-952-6322

 

IMPORTANT WEBSITES

American Red Cross ...............................................................................www.redcross.org

January 26, 2015
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SENATE PASSES EDUCATION INVESTMENT TAX CREDIT TO GIVE PARENTS MORE OPTIONS IN THEIR CHILD’S EDUCATION

Measure Provides New Tax Incentives to Offer Parents More Educational Choices

The New York State Senate today passed legislation that helps give parents more choice in the education of their child. The Education Investment Tax Credit (S1976), cosponsored by Senator Andrew Lanza (R-Staten Island), creates new tax incentives for contributing to a child’s education, encourages investment in schools, and provides parents with more options in finding educational opportunities.

January 21, 2015
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SENATE PASSES WOMEN’S EQUALITY PACKAGE INCLUDING LANZA'S BILL TO COMBAT HUMAN TRAFFICKING

Historic Measures Would Protect and Enhance Women's Rights in the Empire State

In its first legislative act of 2015, the New York State Senate today approved a comprehensive Women’s Equality Agenda that would enhance the rights of women and protect those who are most vulnerable to abuse and discrimination. These historic women’s measures are a top priority of the Senate Coalition and were passed unanimously on the first day the Senate began voting on legislation this session. 

January 12, 2015
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DON’T IGNORE A FEMA BILL COLLECTION OR RECOUPMENT LETTER

Many People Who Received FEMA Grants After Superstorm Sandy Will  Receive a Letter From FEMA Asking for the Money to be Repaid.

The Letter Could be About Rental Assistance, Home Repair,  Personal Property Assistance or Any Other FEMA Benefit.

January 5, 2015
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DSNY Collection Service & the Christmas/New Year's Holidays

Please be advised there will be no street cleaning or garbage/recycling/organics collection on Christmas Day (Thursday, December 25th) and New Year’s Day (Thursday January 1st). In addition, all DSNY administrative offices will be closed on those days.

December 17, 2014
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NY and NJ Elected Officials and Advocates Hold Press Conference Encouraging Governors Cuomo and Christie to Sign Historic Port Authority Reform Bills

New York State Assemblymembers Jim Brennan and Amy Paulin along with New Jersey State Senator

Robert Gordon and New Jersey State Assemblymember Valerie Vainieri Huttle, joined fellow legislators

and advocates today to urge Governors Cuomo and Christie to sign two bi-state reform bills aiming to

overhaul the Port Authority. Advocacy groups supporting passage of the historic bills and who were in

attendance at today’s press conference included the Citizens Union, Tri-State Transportation Campaign,

AAA New York, and Reinvent Albany. Since the Port Authority is a bi-state agency, it is necessary for

both states to act on the same legislation in order for it to take effect.

December 9, 2014
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FREE LEGAL SERVICES AVAILABLE AT SENATOR LANZA'S OFFICE

In the recent state budget Senator Lanza secured funding for a Mobile Legal Help Center which allows the New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG) to provide free civil legal services to New Yorkers in need. Private meeting rooms and technology inside the vehicle enable it to function as a full-service office. Lawyers onboard the Mobile Legal Help Center will be available to Staten Islanders on Tuesday, December 9th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Lanza's district office, located at 3845 Richmond Ave. in Eltingville. 

THEY WILL PROVIDE FREE LEGAL ASSISTANCE ON ISSUES RELATED TO  FAMILY LAW AND FORECLOSURE PREVENTION, INCLUDING:

December 9, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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THANKSGIVING ESSAYS AND CONTRIBUTIONS

Dear Participant,

Thank you for your wonderful contribution to the Thanksgiving Day Creative Celebration. We received outstanding poems, essays, and artwork that exemplify the creativity of New York State’s young people.

December 2, 2014
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SENATOR ANDREW LANZA, ASSEMBLYMAN MIKE CUSICK & JCC DART HOSTING OPIATE OVERDOSE PREVENTION EVENT

Free Narcan Training Provided by Community Health Action of Staten Island 

December 3, 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
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Statement from Senator Andrew Lanza

I will not be attending the MTA sponsored Verrazano – Narrows Bridge 50th anniversary event.  The MTA and I undoubtedly celebrate for different reasons.

The Verrazano – Narrows Bridge is an iconic structure and testament to our human spirit, and certainly an integral, if not defining part, of any understanding of the history of Staten Island.

We can celebrate the Bridge’s significance without joining MTA bureaucrats who have demeaned its grandeur and spoiled the party with their continued drive to treat the bridge as no more than a cash register, designed to siphon money from the hard working people of Staten Island. 

November 20, 2014
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GOVERNOR CUOMO SIGNS SENATOR LANZA’S BILL TO PROVIDE NYC EMPLOYEES WITH MILITARY SERVICE CREDIT

Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed into law Senate Bill S.4819, authored by Senator Andrew Lanza, to grant

November 19, 2014
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ANNUAL CHRISTMAS TREE & MENORAH LIGHTING CEREMONY

Join the Pleasant Plains, Prince’s Bay, Richmond Valley Civic Association for theirAnnual Christmas Tree and Menorah Lighting Ceremony

Date: Sunday, December 7th

Time: 4:30pm

Location: Lady Victory Statue - Intersection of Bloomingdale Road & Amboy Road

December 7, 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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SENATOR ANDREW LANZA ISSUES CONSUMER ALERT FOLLOWING RECENT REPORTS OF STATE TAX DEBT COLLECTION SCAMS

Scammers Impersonating Debt Collectors, Pocketing Debt Payments

Senator Andrew Lanza today issued a consumer alert following recent reports of bogus tax debt collection scams. The New York State Taxpayer Rights Advocate has reported recent fraudulent activity by scammers posing as debt collectors seeking to settle alleged outstanding state tax debts. The scammers are pressuring consumers into sending payments via money order to satisfy debts that the consumers may not actually owe.

November 14, 2014
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