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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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SENATOR LANZA ANNOUNCES NEW LAW TO HELP INCREASE EARLY DETECTION OF BREAST CANCER

Senator Lanza today announced that legislation he supported to improve early breast cancer detection has been signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo. The new law (S6769B) will increase women’s awareness of the presence of dense breast tissue found during a mammography exam. Dense breast tissue may make it more difficult to detect tumors.

July 24, 2012
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Senator Lanza Announces Small Business Outreach Initiative

Business Experts & State Officials will Visit Staten Island to Conduct Workshops for Small Businesses

July 23, 2012
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IN THE NEWS - STATEN ISLAND ADVANCE: Staten Island pols cheer D.C. probe of toll hikes

Published: Friday, July 20, 2012, 1:00 AM by Tom Wrobleski

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y.  --- Staten Island officials who have slammed draconian toll hikes are applauding a new federal probe of toll increases on Port Authority of New York and New Jersey bridges and other spans in the region.

The federal Government Accountability Office said is it has begun investigating toll increases on bridges in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

GAO spokesman Ned Griffith said the agency is looking into whether bi-state transportation authorities are accountable.

The authorities, including the Port Authority, were created by compacts approved by Congress.

July 20, 2012
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News You Can Use: New, Real-time Traffic Updates

As the NY Works road and bridge projects get underway across the state, helping to create jobs and improve our state’s infrastructure, it is important for New Yorkers to stay informed about the progress of these projects and any traffic tie-ups that may result.

 

July 19, 2012
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July 18, 2012
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IN THE NEWS - Staten Island Advance: Officials tout prescription-tracking I-STOP as key to combating Rx abuse on Staten Island

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Just about every two weeks, according to state Sen. Andrew Lanza, someone dies on Staten Island of a prescription drug overdose.

Lanza met today with State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, Assemblyman Michael Cusick, and City Councilwoman Debi Rose to update Islanders on legislation they say will be a national model for fighting prescription drug abuse.

July 17, 2012
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Senator Lanza Walks in the 102nd Annual Travis 4th of July Parade

The Travis 4th of July Parade held annually in Staten Island is the longest running parade in the country.

July 16, 2012
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Have a Safe, Happy Independence Day!

Dear Neighbor: On July 4th, we celebrate the birth of our Nation. Since 1776, when the Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia, people from around the world have left their homelands to come to America for freedom and opportunity.

July 3, 2012
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For Cusick and Lanza, it's policy, not politics on Staten Island

Published: Sunday, July 01, 2012, 6:36 AM     Updated: Sunday, July 01, 2012, 11:42 AM
By Judy Randall

 

Three men in a room?

Not if they can help it.

"They" are Republican state Sen. Andrew Lanza and Democratic Assemblyman Michael Cusick who, in the past six months, forged a bi-partisan tag team to win success on three big-ticket Staten Island-specific issues that benefit borough residents, and in some cases folks city- and statewide.

NO BETTER WINDFALL

July 2, 2012
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IN THE NEWS: Staten Island lawmakers are to be applauded for cutting-edge Rx drug legislation

Letters to the Editor/Staten Island Advance Staten Island Advance

By Dr. KENNETH POPLER 
WEST BRIGHTON 
  
            Congratulations to Assemblyman Michael Cusick and Sen. Andrew Lanza for their leadership in sponsoring the I-STOP legislation, which will allow for more informed prescription practices for physicians and pharmacists. 

June 29, 2012
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