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Cold Weather Tips- Learn more about how you can protect your health when it is extremely cold

 

The World Health Organization recommends keeping indoor temperatures between 64 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit for healthy people. The minimum temperature should be kept above 68 degrees Fahrenheit to protect the very young, the elderly, or people with health problems.

January 7, 2011
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NEW YORK CITY DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION ANNOUNCES START OF KINDERGARTEN ADMISSIONS PROCESS


Families Should Apply Directly to Schools By March 4, 2011


 

The New York City Department of Education today announced key enrollment dates for families of children who will begin kindergarten in September 2011. Families should apply in person between January 10 and March 4 at their zoned school. Families may also apply to any other schools which their children are eligible to attend. Schools will notify families about assignment offers beginning March 21. To accept an offer, families must visit the school that made the offer between March 28 and April 15 and pre-register their children.

January 7, 2011
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STATE OF THE STATE REMARKS BY SENATOR ANDREW LANZA

 In his State of the State address today, Governor Cuomo said what I’ve been saying all along — we need to cut taxes, reduce spending and create jobs so that New York becomes an attractive place to live and raise a family.  In order to fix what has been broken over the last 2 years we’ve got to reduce property taxes, reduce the size of government and, most of all, help businesses create new private sector jobs.

January 5, 2011
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December 20, 2010
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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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