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122 Precinct Blood Drive


On Tuesday, December 21 the 122 Precinct will host a blood drive in the Muster Room from 12pm-5:30pm. Blood donors must be between the ages of 16 and 76 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds, and be in good health. There is no substitute for human blood. Its only source is healthy caring people who understand that giving blood is a community responsibility. Please come out and donate blood alongside Staten Island's finest!

 

December 21, 12:00 PM - 5:30 PM
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COAT DRIVE AT THE 122 PRECINCT - Help Someone Who Needs a Warm Coat this Winter

 

90% of homeless adults need a new, warm coat each winter because they have no place to keep one over the summer months. But it's not just homeless people who need our help; thousands of New Yorkers each year are forced to make a choice between buying a winter coat and putting food on the table, or meeting other basic survival needs.

New York Cares collects nearly 70,000 gently used, freshly laundered winter coats each December and distributes them to thousands of men, women, and children who would otherwise be cold.

Please help and bring a gently used coat to the Holiday Treat Open House at the 122 Precinct on December 17 from 6am-9pm

December 13, 2010
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Senator Lanza Urges HHC to undo their snub to Staten Island and hold Great American Smokeout event in the forgotten borough

Senator Lanza wrote the following letter to HHC urging them to hold Great American Smokeout event in Staten Island:

December 4, 2010

 

 

Alan D. Aviles, President

December 9, 2010
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SENATOR ANDREW LANZA PROPOSES STATEWIDE OTB RACING SOLUTION

Bill Would Save NYC-OTB Jobs; Benefit Taxpayers Statewide

December 7, 2010
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Staten Island, Brooklyn Republicans push for 'Zadroga Bill' passage

From the Staten Island Advance:

http://blog.silive.com/northshore/print.html?entry=/2010/12/staten_island_brooklyn_republi.html

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Disgusted officials from Staten Island and beyond scolded U.S. Senate lawmakers yesterday, charging that Washington’s delay in passing the Zadroga 9/11 health bill showed they’d forsaken the American heroes who got sick and died after responding to the World Trade Center site.

December 3, 2010
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Due to High Winds Today (Wed. Dec. 1) -- No trucks or motorcycles allowed on Verrazano-Narrows Bridge; SIE jammed as result

From the Staten Island Advance:

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- No trucks or motorcycles are allowed on the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge because of high winds.

All other vehicles are restricted to a 35 mph speed limit.

The ban is causing a serious backup on the Staten Island Expressway, which has been slow all morning because of earlier accidents.

Traffic is bumper-to-bumper between the Goethals Bridge and the Verrazano.

A wind advisory is in effect on Staten Island with southeast winds at 20-30 mph with gusts of 40-50 mph.

December 1, 2010
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Hylan Boulevard Transportation Improvement Study Public Meeting


Hylan Boulevard Transportation Improvement Study Public Meeting

 

Please join MTA New York City Transit (NYCT) and the New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT) for the Hylan Boulevard Transportation Improvement Study Public Meeting.


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Come learn about the goals and objectives of the study.

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December 2, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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November 22, 2010
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STATE SENATOR ANDREW LANZA OFFERS SUPPORT FOR NYC SCHOOL CHANCELLOR NOMINEE AND URGES NYS EDUCATION COMMISSIONER STEINER TO CLEAR THE WAY

I spoke to Cathie Black earlier this week, and offered my support for her nomination for Chancellor of the New York City public school system.

November 16, 2010
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It's last call for caffeinated alcoholic drink Four Loko on Staten Island

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Staten Island fans of caffeinated alcoholic drink Four Loko will soon need to take a road trip to catch their favorite buzz.

The maker of potent Four Loko agreed voluntarily yesterday to stop shipping the drink to New York state by Friday.

Earlier in the weekend, the largest New York distributors said they would cease deliveries of the drink to markets throughout the state; they will have until Dec. 10 to clear inventory.

Four Loko has been on the radar of the State Liquor Authority, which had begun to question its safety and target audience.

"There is simply not enough research to show that these products are safe," said SLA Chairman Dennis Rosen, in a statement.

November 15, 2010
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SENATOR ANDREW LANZA AUTHORS LEGISLATION TO BAN CAFFEINATED BOOZE

On October 29, 2010, State Senator Andrew Lanza introduced legislation, Senate bill S.8505, to prohibit the sale of caffeinated malt beverages. Super-caffeinated alcoholic drinks have become a growing cause for concern across the nation particularly among under-age kids and college students. Nicole Lynn Celestino, a 18 year old from Long Island, died after drinking the caffeinated alcoholic beverage Four Loko, and students at colleges in New Jersey and Washington were hospitalized.Four Loko, one of the most popular brands, gets its name from the 4 stimulants added to its can: caffeine, taurine, guarana and wormwood, the active ingredient in absinthe. Dubbed 'blackout in a can' – Four Loko is a fruity malt liquor, loaded with caffeine, which contains 12% alcohol.

November 12, 2010
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SENATOR LANZA REMEMBERS OUR VETERANS’ COMMITMENTS

On November 11, the people of this great nation will celebrate Veteran's Day.  It is one of several days throughout the year on which American citizens pay special tribute to all those who so valiantly and honorably fought to uphold the freedoms of our country. 

November 10, 2010
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Learn About the Best Ways to Reduce the Risks of Lead Exposure from Household Plumbing

Environmental Protection Department and Health Department Launch Run Your Tap Public Service Campaign

Campaign Helps City Residents Learn About the Best Ways to Reduce the Risks of Lead Exposure from Household Plumbing

November 5, 2010
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NYC Marathon traffic mayhem: Islanders should not try to compete with the big race this weekend

The upper level of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge will be closed in both directions from 12:01 a.m. through 3 p.m. Sunday, and the lower level will be closed in both directions from about 7 a.m. until about 3 p.m.

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. --- If you're not wearing running shoes and a number on your chest, prepare to have a tough time getting around on Sunday. Streets will be closed throughout the five boroughs during the running of the 26.2-mile ING New York City Marathon. The upper level of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge will be closed in both directions from 12:01 a.m. through 3 p.m.

November 4, 2010
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