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SENATOR ANDREW LANZA'S ANNUAL SPECIAL NEEDS RESOURCE FAIR

Click here for information about presentations and round table discussions. 

April 4, 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
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SENATOR LANZA ANNOUNCES PRESENTATIONS AND ROUND TABLE DISCUSSIONS AT ANNUAL SPECIAL NEEDS RESOURCE FAIR

Please see the attached document for a list of presentations and round table discussions at Senator Lanza's Annual Special Needs Resource Fair on April 4, 2014. 

 

 

March 20, 2014
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FREE BOAT SAFETY COURSE AT ZIMMER CLUB OF STATEN ISLAND

The Zimmer Club of Staten Island is hosting a FREE Safe Boating program on April 5th and 12th for kids ages 11-17at their location 4411 Arthur Kill Rd.

April 12, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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SENATOR LANZA & DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION "FIX A LEAK" OUTREACH EVENT AT HOME DEPOT

In New York City a Running Toilet Can Cost a Homeowner up to $50 per day

March 22, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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SENATOR ANDREW LANZA HIGHLIGHTS NATIONAL FLOOD SAFETY AWARENESS WEEK National "Be a Force of Nature" Effort Runs Through March 22nd

Senator Andrew Lanza today urged all New Yorkers, in honor of The National Weather Service's Flood Safety Awareness Week, to learn the risks associated with flooding to better protect their families, businesses and communities from this type of natural disaster.

March 17, 2014
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SENATOR ANDREW LANZA REMINDS NEW YORKERS TO TEST SMOKE AND CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTORS THIS WEEKEND

Changing of the clocks is a good opportunity to test life-saving devices

Senator Andrew Lanza today reminded New Yorkers to test and install fresh, new batteries in their smoke alarms and carbon monoxide (CO) detectors when they change their clocks on Sunday, March 9th.

March 7, 2014
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Coalition for Community Services Presents “Champion Award” to Senator Lanza and Assemblyman Cusick at State Capitol

Lawmakers Acknowledged for Their Landmark I-Stop Law Curbing Prescription Drug Abuse

 

March 6, 2014
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SENATOR ANDREW LANZA ANNOUNCES NEW REGULATIONS TO PROTECT CONSUMERS WHO HIRE TAX PREPARERS

Warns New Yorkers to use caution when selecting a preparer File a complaint about an unethical tax preparer by calling 518-530-HELP

 

March 4, 2014
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Statement From Senator Andrew Lanza Regarding U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Decision to Approve Zohydro ER

As the debate over the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s approval of Zohydro ER, a powerful extended-release painkiller, continues to grow, Senator Andrew J. Lanza speaks out against the decision by asking Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman for his continued support in fighting the growing painkiller abuse epidemic that is facing New York.

Today, Senator Lanza is urging AG Schneiderman to join Attorneys General from at least 28 other states  in asking the Food and Drug Administration to reconsider its approval of the powerful painkiller.

February 28, 2014
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Senator Andrew Lanza Seeks Local Nominations For Veterans' Hall Of Fame

Senator Andrew Lanza announced today that he’s seeking nominations for the New York State Senate’s “Veterans' Hall of Fame,” an online tribute to the military and civilian lives of distinguished veterans from across New York State.“So many veterans served our nation courageously and honorably, and then returned home to lift the lives of our local communities.  The Senate Veterans' Hall of Fame is just one more way to give a local veteran a well-deserved and well-earned expression of our gratitude and admiration,” said Lanza. 

February 28, 2014
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March 20, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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SENATOR LANZA ANNOUNCES ADP TO ESTABLISH TECHNOLOGY 'INNOVATION LAB' IN NEW YORK CITY AND CREATE MORE THAN 100 NEW JOBS

ADP Also Commits To Participating In Program Similar To ‘Pathways in Technology Early College High School’ (P-Tech) To Mentor And Guide Young Students

February 20, 2014
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Support the Empire State's Olympians as they compete in Sochi!

The 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi are in full swing, and as we follow the Games and root for our country’s athletes, I wanted to let you know that there many New Yorkers that are participating.

Overall, 18 athletes from New York State are competing in the Winter Olympics:

(Name, Hometown, Sport)

Lowell Bailey, Lake Placid, Men’s Biathlon  

Dustin Brown, Ithaca, Men’s Ice Hockey  

Tim Burke, Paul Smiths, Men’s Biathlon  

February 18, 2014
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2014 LOVE YOUR BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM - Applications Now Available (Deadline Feb. 20th)

The 2014 Love Your Block grant program and applications are now available. 

Love Your Block is an initiative of NYC Service in partnership with Citizens Committee for New York City that provides a unique opportunity for City resident groups to transform and improve their communities through local action while leveraging City services.  Grants of up to $1,000 are awarded for block beautification projects that utilize City services from NYC Parks, NYC Department of Transportation, and the NYC Department of Sanitation. In addition to the cash grant and City services, winning groups receive project planning and community building assistance, as well as support with local media coverage for the project.

The Love Your Block application deadline is February 20th 2014.

February 14, 2014
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Statement From Senator Andrew Lanza Regarding DOE's Decision to Keep Schools Open Today

When the School's Chancellor decided to open schools this morning, Senator Andrew Lanza sent the following statement to the Mayor's office:

February 13, 2014
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Senator Lanza Urges Constituents to Use IRS Free File for Online Tax Assistance & E-Filing

Taxpayers Making $58,000 or Less Can Visit www.IRS.gov/freefile to Prepare and E-File Federal Tax Returns with Free Software & Step-by-Step Help

Senator Andrew Lanza today encouraged constituents to take advantage of free tax preparation services available through the Free File program. Every taxpayer with a 2013 Adjusted Gross Income of $58,000 or less may visit www.IRS.gov/freefile to prepare, complete and e-file their federal tax returns at no cost.

February 12, 2014
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SCAM ALERT: How the ‘one ring scam' can cost you money

When your phone rings and you miss the call, do you call back to see who it was?

Con artists know a lot of us will do that, and they're using this curiosity factor to cram unauthorized charges onto people's phone bills.

The Better Business Bureau recently issued a fraud alert for the "one ring scam" after being contacted by people all across the country. Here's how it works.

The scammers use automatic dialers to randomly call phone numbers. After the first ring, they disconnect. The bad guys hope you'll see that number in your missed call log and be curious enough to return it.

Make that call and they've got you.

February 10, 2014
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GOVERNOR CUOMO AND SENATOR LANZA ANNOUNCE RELIEF FOR STATEN ISLAND TOLL PAYERS

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and Senator Andrew Lanza today announced an agreement to fund significant toll relief for Staten Island residents and commercial vehicles using the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. The toll relief lowers the effective cost of crossing the bridge to $5.50 for Staten Island residents in non-commercial vehicles, and also reduces tolls by 20 percent for commercial vehicles which make more than 10 trips over the bridge per month.

February 6, 2014
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Senator Lanza Calls for Delay of Common Core and Sharing of Student Privacy Data

Senator Lanza, Senate Co-Leaders Skelos & Klein and Education Chair Flanagan issued the following statement:

We continue to support the goals of an improved education curriculum that increases standards and ensures that students are college and career ready.

However, after having spent months listening to parents, teachers, administrators and educational professionals at public hearings conducted throughout New York State, it is our belief that while the implementation of Common Core Learning Standards may have been well intended, it has been poorly executed.  

February 6, 2014
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