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May 28, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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SENATE’S JOINT TASK FORCE ON HEROIN AND OPIOID ADDICTION RELEASES REPORT AND LEGISLATIVE RECOMMENDATIONS

The New York State Senate Joint Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction today released a report summarizing the findings of statewide forums held to examine the issues surrounding the increase in drug abuse, addiction and drug related crimes in New York. The report includes a comprehensive package of bills recommended for action this legislative session that target prevention, treatment, and enforcement issues raised during extensive testimony provided by dozens of experts, parents, and concerned New Yorkers. 

May 28, 2014
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May 27, 2014
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Wishing you and your family a safe and happy Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day may be a time where we enjoy quality time with friends and family, but we must never forget that those privileges have been fought for and defended by countless heroes, many of whom made the ultimate sacrifice.

May 23, 2014
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SENATOR ANDREW LANZA AND ASSEMBLYMAN DAN QUART INTRODUCE LEGISLATION TO IMPROVE PATIENT CARE

Medication Synchronization Promotes Efficiency andHelps Patients with Chronic Conditions 

May 22, 2014
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May 21, 2014
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SENATORS DIANE SAVINO AND ANDREW LANZA HONOR TWO STATEN ISLAND VETERANS WITH NEW YORK SENATE VETERANS' HALL OF FAME INDUCTION

Albany, NY- Staten Island Senators Diane J. Savino (DIW-North Shore) Andrew Lanza (RC Mid-Island and South Shore) honored two veterans today with their induction to the New York State Veterans Hall of Fame. Senator Andrew Lanza posthumously nominated Army Staff Sgt. Michael Ollis to the NY Senate Veterans' Hall of Fame. At the early age of 24, Ollis bravely gave his life saving another soldier. The award was received by his parents, Linda and Bob.Senator Diane J. Savino nominated long time Veteran advocate and Vietnam nurse Mary LaManna to the NY Senate Veteran Hall of Fame.  Mary was joined by the love of her life, Dennis McLoone, also a Vietnam veteran and family.

May 20, 2014
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MOBILE COMMAND CENTER DEPLOYED TO STATEN ISLAND TO DELIVER FORECLOSURE PREVENTION HELP TO HOMEOWNERS

DFS Assistance Available for Homeowners at New York Public Library Branches in Todt Hill on Thursday, May 15 and Great Kills on Friday, May 16

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced today that he is deploying the Department of Financial Services’ (DFS) Mobile Command Center (MCC) to two locations on Staten Island to provide foreclosure prevention assistance to homeowners. DFS representatives will be available to meet homeowners in the MCC at these two locations:

May 14, 2014
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ASSEMBLYWOMAN AMY PAULIN AND SENATOR ANDREW LANZA HOST PRESS CONFERENCE TO PROMOTE THE TRAFFICKING VICTIMS PROTECTION AND JUSTICE ACT

ALBANY – Assemblywoman Amy Paulin (D-88) and Senator Andrew J. Lanza (R-24) today hosted a press conference to promote the Trafficking Victims Protection and Justice Act (TVPJA), the legislation they have championed that toughens penalties in New York against those who buy and sell young women, men and children to fuel the massive $32 billion sex trafficking industry.

The press conference served to urge the passage of the TVPJA as well as to highlight May 13 as Human Trafficking Awareness Day in New York State.

May 13, 2014
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SENATOR ANDREW LANZA & ASSEMBLYMAN MATTHEW TITONE INTRODUCE BILL TO PREVENT TOLLS ON SI EXPRESSWAY

Alerted to the possibility of future tolls being imposed on the Staten Island Expressway by an article in the Staten Island Advance, (Wrobleski, Tom. "Obama transportation proposal could pave way for Staten Island Expressway tolls." Staten Island Advance 7 May 2014: www.Silive.com.) Senator Andrew Lanza and Assemblyman Matthew Titone have introduced legislation which would prohibit the imposition of tolls on any roads or highways in the City of New York.

May 9, 2014
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GOVERNOR CUOMO & SENATOR LANZA ANNOUNCE START OF CONSTRUCTION ON $1.5 BILLION PROJECT TO REPLACE THE GOETHALS BRIDGE

Construction crews begin work on project that will create 2,250 jobs and $872 million in economic activity for the region

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and Senator Andrew J. Lanza today announced the official commencement of construction on a $1.5 billion public-private partnership (PPP) to replace the Goethals Bridge with a new state-of-the-art cable-stayed bridge. The replacement bridge will connect Staten Island with Elizabeth, New Jersey and serve as a key thoroughfare for the transport of billions of dollars of goods and millions of travelers throughout the region.

May 7, 2014
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I LOVE MY PARK DAY- CLAY PIT PONDS

Join team Lanza and Parks & Trails NY on Saturday May 3rd please come and join the Friends of Clay Pit Ponds in celebrating the third annual "I Love My Park Day".   

May 3, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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I LOVE MY PARK DAY- CLAY PIT PONDS

Join team Lanza and Parks & Trails NY on Saturday May 3rd please come and join the Friends of Clay Pit Ponds in celebrating the third annual "I Love My Park Day".   

May 3, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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SENATOR LANZA REMINDS JOBSEEKERS ABOUT 88,000 AVAILABLE POSITIONS LISTED ON JOBS EXPRESS

Website Lists Thousands of Available Jobs in Each Region of the State

April 21, 2014
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Earth Day 2014 Poster Contest: District 24

Dear Students,Thank you for your wonderful contribution to the New York State Senate’s Earth Day Poster Contest. This year we received many outstanding posters that exemplify the creativity of the young people in the 24th Senatorial District.Each entry from my District displayed tremendous originality and vision as well as obvious concern for the ecological future of our communities and our state. I am proud of your work and that of your classmates, and encourage you to continue to study and learn more about the serious challenges that face our environment.I am pleased to announce that the winner of the 2014 Earth Day Poster Contest from my District is:Emily WetzlerGrade 6I.S. 51 Edwin Markham

April 17, 2014
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Senate Task Force on Heroin & Opioid Addiction Staten Island Forum

The Senate Joint Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction will be holding the 11th of 12 statewide forums on May 2, 2014, from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. in the Auditorium/Social Hall of the Joan and Alan Bernikow building located at 1466 Manor Road Staten Island, NY.

The forums will solicit input on the rise in the use of heroin and opioids and develop legislative recommendations for treating and preventing addiction and its consequences. 

May 2, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Staten Island Volunteer Fire Company Open-house Recruitment

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Why does the fireman wear red suspenders? You just might get the answer to that and other burning questions on April 26 at the Oceanic Hook & Ladder Co. No. 1, located at 4010 Victory Blvd.

From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. that Saturday, the volunteer firefighters will conduct tours of the Travis station and firefighter apparatus, conduct demonstrations, allow visitors to try on firefighter gear and answer questions.

April 26, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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LOCAL OFFICIALS ISSUE PUBLIC APPEAL FOR HELP IN RELOCATING TURKEYS

Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis, State Senator Andrew Lanza, Borough President James Oddo, and Councilman Steven Matteo are looking for suitable new homes for the population of wild turkeys now inhabiting Ocean Breeze and its adjacent neighborhoods.  

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) recently issued permits for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to perform a capture-removal operation, resulting in relocation of a portion of the birds to the Catskill Animal Sanctuary in Saugerties, New York.  Due to the limited space at the sanctuary, however, a number of the turkeys had to be slaughtered for food processing.  

April 10, 2014
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