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New program to help Staten Islanders find lost pets

The Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals, the ASPCA, and Animal Care & Control of NYC have joined forces to create a new lost-and-found program to promote the return lost dogs and cats to their owners.

The pilot program will launch Monday, just in time for the Fourth of July -- a holiday traditionally marked by a spike in lost pets, thanks in part to the number of frightened pets who run off during fireworks displays.

If your pet is lost or if you find a pet, you should report it on AC&C's website at www.nycacc.org. Then the process begins with volunteers providing searches and more in-depth efforts to locate owners.

June 29, 2012
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SENATE PASSES BILL TO PREVENT CYBERBULLYING


The New York State Senate recently passed legislation, cosponsored by Senator Andrew Lanza, that would provide further protections and procedures for students who are bullied or cyberbullied. The legislation clarifies and expands the Dignity for All Students Act, an anti-cyberbullying law enacted in 2010 and creates guidelines for local school districts to develop policies and procedures to address the problem.

June 28, 2012
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Senator Lanza Hosts 5th Annual Teacher Recognition Day

Senator Lanza with teachers from his district who were recognized on Tuesday, June 26th, for their outstanding contributions to education.

June 27, 2012
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IN THE NEWS: Fine points of Port Authority toll plan reveal a better deal for Staten Island drivers

Published: Tuesday, June 26, 2012, 6:02 AM

By Judy L. Randall


STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- The good news just got better.

The two state lawmakers here who worked with the Cuomo administration to craft the residential toll discount plan for P.A. bridges today shed additional light on the savings Staten Island drivers can expect.

June 26, 2012
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June 25, 2012
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IN THE NEWS: State lawmakers applaud productive Albany session

http://www.silive.com/news/index.ssf/2012/06/state_lawmakers_applaud_produc.html

Published: Saturday, June 23, 2012, 7:59 AM     Updated: Saturday, June 23, 2012, 8:00 AM by Judy Randall

June 25, 2012
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NYPD Youth Summit on Staten Island

The NYPD has scheduledYouth Summits across the city to educate the community regarding youth crews/trends in their respective neighborhoods. Community leaders, representatives of community based organizations that deal with youth, teachers, administrators, clergy, and concerned citizens are all invited to attend.

June 29, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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SENATOR LANZA ANNOUNCES PASSAGE OF BILL TO PREVENT CYBERBULLYING

The New York State Senate today passed legislation, sponsored by Senator Andrew Lanza, that would provide further protections and procedures for students who are bullied or cyberbullied. The legislation clarifies and expands the Dignity for All Students Act, an anti-cyberbullying law enacted in 2010 and creates guidelines for local school districts to develop policies and procedures to address the problem.“Students today live in a cyber-world – it’s how most choose to communicate.  It’s also how many are cyberbullied -- whether through messaging, emails or social networking sites, it’s difficult for victims to escape the 24/7 exposure to threats, bullying or discrimination,” said Senator Lanza.

June 20, 2012
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SENATOR LANZA ANNOUNCES SENATE PASSAGE OF BILL TO CRIMINALIZE GANG ACTIVITIES IN AND AROUND SCHOOLS

The Senate today gave passage to Senate Bill S.2940, sponsored by Senator Andrew Lanza, which criminalizes gang activities in and around schools. The bill establishes a class D felony for criminal street gang recruitment on school grounds and authorizes municipalities to place “Gang Free School Zone” signs around schools throughout New York State

 

June 19, 2012
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June 19, 2012
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June 18, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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SENATE PASSES “CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE AND EXPLOITATION PREVENTION ACT”

               The New York State Senate has passed the “Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation Prevention Act” (S5226A), sponsored by Senator Andrew Lanza and Senator Steve Saland of the Senate Codes Committee.  The bill c

June 14, 2012
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SENATOR ANDREW LANZA EXPLAINS HIS LANDMARK PRESCRIPTION DRUG REFORM PACKAGE WHICH CREATES AN ONLINE, REAL TIME DATABASE TO TRACK PRESCRIPTION NARCOTICS

Lanza's Legislation, S.7637, Will Make New York State A National Leader In Fighting Prescription Drug Abuse.

June 14, 2012
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SENATOR LANZA & ASSEMBLYMAN CUSICK ANNOUNCE PASSAGE OF LANDMARK PRESCRIPTION DRUG REFORM PACKAGE

Online, Real Time Database To Track Prescription Narcotics Will Make New York State A National Leader In Fighting Prescription Drug Abuse

June 12, 2012
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City Parks Foundation Announces Free Summer Sports Program Schedule

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

June 8, 2012
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New York State Job Fair

See attached flyer for details.

June 7, 12:30 PM - 4:00 PM
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IN THE NEWS - STATEN ISLAND ADVANCE: Staten Island's Cusick and Lanza hail prescription drug registry legislation

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.

June 6, 2012
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SENATOR LANZA, ASSEMBLYMAN CUSICK, GOVERNOR CUOMO, ATTORNEY GENERAL SCHNEIDERMAN, AND LEGISLATIVE LEADERS ANNOUNCE AGREEMENT TO MAKE NEW YORK STATE A NATIONAL LEADER IN FIGHTING PRESCRIPTION DRUG ABUSE

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

June 5, 2012
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LANZA AND CUSICK ANNOUNCE YELLOW SCHOOL BUS BILL SIGNED INTO LAW BY GOVERNOR CUOMO

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.

June 1, 2012
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