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April 27, 2012
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SENATE PASSES PET PROTECTION BILL

The New York State Senate recently passed a bill to help prevent the theft of pets by increasing the penalties for committing the crime. The bill, (S.946), would make stealing a licensed dog or cat a felony and takes into account the monetary and emotional value of a pet.

April 24, 2012
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Earth Day 2012 Poster Contest: District 24

Dear Participant,

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 2012 Earth Day Poster Contest from my District is:

Jillian Quick

Grade: 6

April 20, 2012
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New York State at High Risk for Brushfires - State Ban On Residential Brush Burning In Effect Through May 14

Senator Lanza urges all New Yorkers to take extra caution in the coming weeks, as dry weather conditions have increased the likelihood of wildfires across the State. As a result of lower amounts of snow this winter and the lack of substantial rain this spring, the wildfire danger across New York is much higher than usual. Current weather forecasts predict higher-than-average temperatures and substantial winds, elevating the risk to a very high danger.

April 18, 2012
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Educational Forum on Elder Abuse

Staten Island forum will focus on elder abuse

Published: Thursday, April 05, 2012, 1:22 PM     by Grace Zhang

April 19, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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SENATOR ANDREW LANZA TO HOST MOBILE LEGAL HELP CENTER - FREE CIVIL LEGAL SERVICE APPOINTMENTS FOR STATEN ISLANDERS

In last year’s state budget Senator Andrew Lanza helped to secure funding for a Mobile Legal Help Center which will which will be available to Staten Islanders on Monday, April 23rd from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at his office located at 3845 Richmond Avenue.

April 23, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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IN THE NEWS: Staten Island to get new section of bike path in New Dorp Beach

Published: Friday, April 13, 2012, 9:36 AM     by Michael Sedon

April 17, 2012
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April 12, 2012
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Staten Island Railway (SIR) to shut down service at St. George Terminal April 13-16


Beginning April 13-16, for two consecutive weekends, Staten Island Railway (SIR) plans to shut down service at the St. George Terminal so that vital drainage work can be completed in the St. George Tunnel. Alternate free shuttle bus service will be provided to accommodate Staten Island Railway customers.

April 13, 12:00 AM - April 16, 12:00 AM
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Senator Lanza Joins Assemblyman Mike Cusick, Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn and Council Members to Reform Veterans Property Tax Exemption

 

 

 

 

Lanza & Cusick Sponsor Legislation, proposed by Speaker Quinn, to Redefine the Veterans Property Tax Exemption 

April 11, 2012
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Conference House Park Annual Easter Egg Hunt

See attached flier for details.

April 7, 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
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IN THE NEWS: STATEN ISLAND ADVANCE - City to restore yellow bus service to Staten Island 7th-, 8th-graders

Published: Tuesday, April 03, 2012, 6:00 AM By Jill Jorgensen

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y.  --  At the start of the school year, the fight for yellow bus service might have seemed hopeless.

On the first day of class in September -- two years after a variance allowing bus service for seventh- and eighth-graders was yanked, three months after a seventh-grader was killed walking to a city bus, and two months after a lawsuit to restore service was tossed out of court -- schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott told reporters at Susan Wagner High School it wasn't going to happen.

April 3, 2012
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IN THE NEWS: STATEN ISLAND ADVANCE - City re-instates yellow bus service to Staten Island 7th-, 8th-graders

Published: Monday, April 02, 2012, 2:03 PM    

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- After a three-year legal battle, the city will be re-instating yellow bus service for seventh- and eighth-grade students on Staten Island, Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott announced today.

Walcott was joined by a host of borough officials as he made the announcement during an afternoon press conference at Laurie Intermediate School in New Springville.

Students who were eligible for the bus service prior to the city's decision to yank it will be eligible once again.

Walcott cited the city's newly-granted exemption from the "like circumstances" clause of the State Education Law as the city's reason for providing the service again.

April 2, 2012
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INFORMATION REGARDING THE ELIMINATION OF THE STATE SALES TAX ON CLOTHING & FOOTWEAR PURCHASES UP TO $110

Beginning Sunday, April 1st, 2012 shoppers will no longer pay state sales tax on clothing and footwear purchases up to $110!

March 30, 2012
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IN THE NEWS: Staten Island Advance Editorial - Keep the pressure on

Published: Thursday, March 22, 2012, 7:55 AM by Staten Island Advance Editorial

March 23, 2012
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SENATOR LANZA & ASSEMBLYMAN TITONE'S 4th ANNUAL VIETNAM VETERANS’ DAY CELEBRATION - Sunday, March 25th

Senator Andrew Lanza and Assemblyman Matthew Titone will join Veterans and elected officials at Tottenville High School at 1 p.m. this Sunday to recognize the sacrifices of those who served in the Vietnam War at their fourth annual Vietnam Veterans’ Day Celebration.

March 25, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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