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NEW PROGRAM TO COMBAT THE GROWING CRIME OF MORTGAGE AND DEED FRAUD - SIGN UP TO PROTECT YOURSELF

The New York City Department of Finance is implementing a new program to assist property owners by allerting them when documents are recorded without their knowledge. This will allow them to take steps to limit the harm caused by the recording of a fraudulent document.

To sign up for this program visit NYC Finance on the web.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

September 10, 2010
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MTA TO HOLD HEARING ON STATEN ISLAND TO SOLICIT PUBLIC COMMENT ON PROPOSED CHANGES IN FARES AND CROSSING CHARGES

Below is the link to the detailed proposal for changes in fares and tolls, as well as supporting documents and tables.

September 16, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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SENATOR ANDREW LANZA BLASTS DEC FOR STALLING ON PHRAGMITE REMOVAL - Staten Island Continues to Burn While DEC Fiddles

           In light of the most recent series of brush fires that have broken out on Staten Island this week, Senator Andrew Lanza is blasting the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) for their lack of action with regards to phragmite removal. For years now elected officials on Staten Island – both Republican and Democrat - have pled with DEC to protect residents from these invasive and combustible weeds which cause dangerous brush fires. Senator Lanza says “Enough is enough.”

September 8, 2010
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September 8, 2010
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CITY’S PLAN WILL STRAND & ENDANGER STATEN ISLAND’S STUDENTS

Lanza urges The Senate Democratic Majority to pass his legislation which would require bus service for students

September 7, 2010
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September 7, 2010
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Hurricane Earl packs a punch but will swing wide of Staten Island

From the Staten Island Advance: http://blog.silive.com/latest_news/print.html?entry=/2010/09/hurricane_earl_packs_a_punch_b.html

By TOM HAYDON

The Star-Ledger

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Hurricane Earl, with its 110-mph winds, is a beast, but Staten Island is almost certain to avoid its wrath.

But from North Carolina to Maine an estimated 26 million people could face hurricane or tropical storm conditions, based on the projected north-northeast track of the storm.

September 3, 2010
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Staten Island braces for Hurricane Earl, but blue skies on the horizon

From the Staten Island Advance: http://blog.silive.com/latest_news/print.html?entry=/2010/09/island_braces_for_hurricane_ea.html

NAGS HEAD, N.C. -- Hurricane Earl steamed toward the Eastern Seaboard yesterday as communities from North Carolina to New England kept a close eye on the forecast, worried that even a slight shift in the storm's predicted offshore track could put millions of people in the most densely populated part of the country in harm's way. Staten Island should brace for high winds, driving rain and heavy surf tomorrow, but it should all blow over for the holiday weekend.

September 2, 2010
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SENATOR LANZA ANNOUNCES CORRECTION OFFICER EXAM - Completed applications must be postmarked no later than September 13, 2010

Examination will be held on October 16, 2010

 

The New York State Department of Civil Service will be holding a Correction Officer exam on October 16, 2010.

August 30, 2010
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Back to School schedule - September 2010


First day of school for all New York City public school students:

Wednesday, September 8

There is no school on Thursday, September 9 and Friday, September 10 for New York City public school students due to the Rosh Hashanah holiday.

August 26, 2010
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LANZA AND ISLAND ELECTEDS CONTINUE FIGHT AGAINST PROPOSED BUS CUTS TO STUDENTS

Call for certainty that buses will be there for students this fall

August 23, 2010
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State budget pokes hole in Staten Island non-profits' pockets

From the Staten Island Advance:

http://blog.silive.com/latest_news/print.html?entry=/2010/08/state_budget_pokes_hole_in_sta.html

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Staten Island non-profits will feel the crunch from a state budget that has done away with discretionary funding -- money usually set aside for individual legislators to distribute to organizations in their districts.

August 11, 2010
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LANZA VOTES AGAINST ANOTHER DISASTROUS BUDGET WHICH INCREASES TAXES AND FEES BY $14B IN 2009-10

To view the entire list of new taxes and fees please open the attachment below.

August 4, 2010
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LANZA INTRODUCES LEGISLATION THAT WOULD GIVE SENIOR CITIZENS 50% DISCOUNT FOR BRIDGE AND TUNNEL TOLLS

Senator Lanza’s bill, S.6238, requires the MTA to offer seniors a 50% discounton bridge and tunnel tolls. “Many of our seniors, who live on fixed incomes, are finding it more and more difficult to makes ends meet,” said Senator Lanza.

August 2, 2010
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Deadlines Approaching for WTC Workers' Compensation, Disability

If you, or someone you know, has 9/11 related health problems or may develop them in the future, this information is critically important. Please pass it on.

July 27, 2010
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SENATOR LANZA FALLS VICTIM TO INTERNET IMPERSONATION

Ironically, Lanza Authored the First Law in the Nation

Which Makes this Type of Identity Theft a Crime

July 26, 2010
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Talk Of Trash Tax Already Causing A Stink

NY1 07/21/2010 07:47 PM

By: Josh Robin

The Bloomberg administration is considering making New Yorkers pay for garbage pickup as a way to help solve the city's financial crisis.

Proponents of the idea say it would also cut down on waste.

A former sanitation official says many New Yorkers could end up paying less overall taxes if trash collection is separated from general taxes, and people are charged for what they throw away, not their neighbors.

Paying for trash pickup is widely practiced elsewhere.

July 23, 2010
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July 7, 2010
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