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IN THE NEWS - Staten Island Advance: Cuomo signs prescription drug database into law; Staten Island pols rejoice

Published: Monday, August 27, 2012, 5:51 PM by John Annese

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- It's now the law of the state -- the governor on Monday authorized a database that tracks whether patients are bouncing from doctor to doctor to stockpile prescriptions of drugs like oxycodone.

Three years after the Advance highlighted a deadly abuse epidemic that has killed more people on Staten Island than car crashes or murder, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed a bill spearheaded by borough lawmakers that would turn such a database into reality within a year.

August 28, 2012
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Back-to-School Reminder: No State Sales Tax on Clothing Purchases Up to $110

Believe it or not, it’s back-to-school time again! Preparing our kids for a new school year can be a fun and exciting time, but with so many families feeling an economic crunch these days, it can be a stressful time as well.That’s why I wanted to remind you of some good news that will help your back-to-school budget.

August 27, 2012
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GOVERNOR CUOMO SIGNS LANZA LEGISLATION TO HELP NEW YORK STATE FIGHT PRESCRIPTION DRUG ABUSE

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed legislation introduced by Senator Andrew Lanza that will help the state crack down harder on prescription drug abuse.

August 27, 2012
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IN THE NEWS - Staten Island Advance Editorial: Department of Education gets a failing grade on Staten Island school bus service

Published: Sunday, August 26, 2012, 9:00 AM

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. - The longer the city resists providing yellow bus service to certain Staten Island seventh- and eighth-graders, the more we have to wonder about the motives of the people making the decisions at the Department of Education.

What kind of people begrudge providing safe transportation to 12- and 13-year old kids, after all?

August 27, 2012
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STATE SUPREME COURT RULES MTA PAYROLL TAX UNCONSTITUTIONAL

After having personally battled against the unfair and ill-conceived MTA Payroll Tax for more than two years, I’

August 24, 2012
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Staten Island Chamber of Commerce to Host 51st Annual Building Awards

The Staten Island Chamber of Commerce will be hosting its 51st Annual Building Awards on December 7, 2012.  Awards will given in a number of categories including exterior and interior design.  Applications are due September 14th.  For more information follow the link below:

http://bit.ly/buildingawards

August 23, 2012
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WHERE TO TURN 9/11 BLOOD DRIVE

SEPTEMBER 8th12:00 PM – 5:30 PM 

September 8, 12:00 PM - 5:30 PM
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SENATOR LANZA AUTHORS NEW LAW TO MAKE SOLAR POWER MORE AFFORDABLE FOR HOMEOWNERS AND BUSINESSES

As Part of the NY-SUN Initiative, Bills Will Increase Solar Installations and Lead to New Investments in New York’s Growing Solar Energy Sector 

August 21, 2012
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SENATOR LANZA ANNOUNCES NEW LAW TO MAKE INVASIVE AND UNWANTED TELEMARKETING MORE DIFFICULT IN NEW YORK STAT

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed legislation today, cosponsored by Senator Andrew J. Lanza, that will reduce telemarketing by prohibiting calls that deliver prerecorded messages unless the recipient has expressly consented to such calls and requiring telemarketers to provide call recipients with the option to put their phone number on the telemarketer’s do-not-call list.Thelegislation would also give authority to the Department of State to ban telemarketing companies that violate New York’s telemarketing laws from doing business in New York State.

August 15, 2012
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Free mammograms for uninsured Staten Island women

Uninsured women age 40 and over who have not had a mammogram in the past year can sign up for a free screening Sunday at the Staten Island Hindu Temple in Sunnyside.

Project Renewal’s Scan Van will be on hand to offer the mobile mammograms beginning at 10 a.m. outside 1318 Victory Blvd. An appointment is necessary and can be made by calling 800-564-6868. The service also accepts Medicaid/Medicare and most other insurance plans, in addition to being offered free to uninsured eligible women.

The screenings are funded by the Cancer Services Program of Staten Island, Richmond County Savings Foundation and Avon Breast Care Fund.

August 19, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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Health Department to Spray Pesticide in Selected Parts of Staten Island August 15 & 16

To reduce mosquito activity and the risk of West Nile virus, the Health Department will spray pesticide from trucks in parts of Staten Island on Wednesday, August 15, between the hours of 8:15 p.m. and 6 a.m. the next morning, weather permitting. In case of bad weather, application will be delayed until Thursday, August 16 during the same hours. These neighborhoods are being treated due to rising West Nile virus activity with high and/or increasing mosquito populations. The areas to be treated appear below.

August 13, 2012
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Clean Streets=Clean Beaches - A day of service to help clean up some of the local beaches that New Yorkers enjoy the most

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection, together with the Department of Sanitation and the Department of Parks and Recreation, recently launched their Clean Streets=Clean Beaches campaign to educate citizens about the effects that improperly disposed of street litter can have on our enjoyment of the beaches during the hot summer months. During a rain storm, street litter can wash into storm drains and be carried into local waterways and onto the beaches.

August 12, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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IN THE NEWS: Staten Island raises 20G for Wounded Warriors

Published: Monday, August 06, 2012, 1:45 AM     by John Anese

The rainstorm that barreled in from left field might have been a mercy in disguise for this rag-tag team of softball "All Stars."

But even though a brief torrential downpour washed out Sunday night's benefit softball game between Oddo's All Stars and the Wounded Warriors at the Richmond County Bank Ballpark at St. George, both sides ended up winners -- the game raised more than $20,000, organizers said.

"The whole point of this was to raise some money, also to go out there and have some fun," said City Councilman Jimmy (Mr. Tranquility) Oddo, who headed up the squad of elected officials, business leaders and Island luminaries.

August 7, 2012
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SENATOR ANDREW LANZA PRESENTS ELISSA MONTANTI WITH SENATE’S “WOMAN OF DISTINCTION" AWARD

Founder of the Staten Island-based Charity Global Medical Relief Fund (GMRF),  Montanti Has Brought More Than 150 Children Injured in War Zones and Disasters to the USA for Medical Care  

 

August 2, 2012
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SENATOR ANDREW LANZA ANNOUNCES DNA DATABANK EXPANSION LAW EFFECTIVE TODAY

New Law Also Expands Access to DNA Testing and Discovery for Defendants

August 1, 2012
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SENATOR ANDREW LANZA ANNOUNCES DNA DATABANK EXPANSION LAW EFFECTIVE TODAY

New Law Also Expands Access to DNA Testing and Discovery for Defendants

August 1, 2012
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SENATOR ANDREW LANZA PRESENTS THE STATEN ISLAND GUIDE TO SUMMER FUN 2012!

Dear Neighbor:

I am pleased to present you with the first annual Staten Island Guide to Summer Fun 2012. Summer interns from my office worked hard to compile a list of concerts, pools, programs and other summer fun ideas being offered on Staten Island this month. I hope you find the information useful and make time to enjoy some of what Staten Island has to offer.

Sincerely,

ANDREW LANZA

Please open the attached document to view the Staten Island Guide to Summer Fun 2012.

 

File: 
STATEN ISLAND Guide to Summer Fun 2012.pdf

August 1, 2012
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New York Small Business Outreach Initiative


NY State has $100 million available in assistance for small business and offers a range of free hiring, recruitment and training programs.

August 8, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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SENATOR LANZA URGES STATEN ISLANDERS TO BE PREPARED FOR SEVERE STORMS AND POSSIBLE TORNADOES

Senator Andrew Lanza today urged Staten Islanders to be prepared as severe thunderstorms storms pass through the state today. The storms are forecasted to bring heavy rain, high winds, and possible tornadoes, and may cause widespread power outages.The National Weather Service today briefed state officials on the approaching storms and declared a Moderate Risk of Severe Weather for New York State. The prediction includes the possibility of high winds and possible tornadoes. At the Governor's direction, the State Emergency Operations Center will be activated today at 1:00 PM.

July 26, 2012
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FREE AND LOW-COST ACTIVITIES AVAILABLE THIS SUMMER TO NEW YORKERS AND THEIR FAMILIES

Senator Andrew Lanza today outlined some of the free and low-cost, family-friendly cultural activities occurring throughout the five boroughs this summer. There are countless opportunities for New Yorkers and visitors to experience the creativity that makes New York City a great place to live, work and visit. New York City offers hundreds of events, exhibits and performances that are free or low-cost to the public.

FESTIVALS AND CONCERTS

July 25, 2012
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