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Analysis: City's lack of planning evident in yellow bus cuts trial

The Island busing variance almost exclusively affects the South Shore, an area where infrastructure has not kept up with the population boom. Many communities in the district still don't have sewers, many roads have no sidewalks, and historical MTA maps show there are actually fewer bus routes there now then there were 40 years ago. Bloomberg himself decried the MTA's 'neglect' of the Island during his re-election campaign a year ago. (Advance file photo)

From the Staten Island Advance:

http://blog.silive.com/latest_news/print.html?entry=/2010/09/analysis_citys_lack_of_plannin.html

September 27, 2010
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VISION 2020: NYC COMPREHENSIVE WATERFRONT PLAN - A chance to reshape Staten Island's waterfront (Public Meeting on Draft Recommendations)

Mark Your Calendars! October 12th Public Meeting!

Building on the work of our extensive public planning process, the Department of City Planning has compiled a set of draft recommendations for the Comprehensive Waterfront Plan. This draft includes broad citywide policy and programmatic recommendations  as well as detailed, site-specific recommendations.  Together, these recommendations are proposed to advance the goals of plan, address the pressing issues on the waterfront, and provide a realistic and pragmatic framework for the next 10 years.

October 12, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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LEGALLY & SAFELY DISPOSE OF UNWANTED MEDICATIONS THIS SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 25

Prescription drug abuse is a huge problem across the Country and seems to be particularly troublesome on Staten Island. It is important that people clean out their medicine cabinets and get rid of outdated, expired and unwanted prescription drugs to ensure they don’t end up in the wrong hands.

September 23, 2010
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SAVE POUCH CAMP CLEANUP

SHOW YOUR SUPPORT FOR SAVING POUCH CAMP BY ATTENDING A CLEANUP OF OUR PARKS AND OPEN SPACE! 

September 25, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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FREE TENNIS LESSONS FOR SENIORS

City Parks Foundation welcomes Staten Islanders over 60 to participate in “CityParks Seniors Fitness,” a five-week program of free tennis lessons. Instruction began Monday, and will be offered through mid-October on Mondays and Wednesdays at 10 a.m. in Greenbelt Park, off Brielle Avenue, between Rockland and Wolcott avenues in Sea View. Equipment is provided.  Health experts say that, even in moderate amounts, exercise can help older adults feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis.

September 27, 10:00 AM - October 20, 12:00 PM
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Sneak Peak at Freshkills Park

The New York City Department of Parks & Recreation invites you to the first ever public event at the Freshkills Park site!  Autumn is the most beautiful season to see the hills and creeks of the closed 2,200-acre Fresh Kills Landfill, now beginning their transformation into the City’s biggest and most fas

October 3, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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STATEN ISLANDERS SHOULD CALL 311 TO REPORT DAMAGE INCURRED DURING SEPT. 16 STORM - Information collected will be used to determine eligibility for FEMA disaster declarations

Residents affected by last night’s storm should call 311 to report any damage to their homes or businesses. In order to qualify for disaster relief assistance, New York City must estimate the storm's total effect on city residents and employees. Residents should be prepared to answer questions about the extent of their property damage, and should take photographs, if possible, of any damage prior to debris removal or repair.

September 17, 2010
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New York Public Library Offers Free English Classes for Speakers of Other Languages


English Classes for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) in Staten Island

Registration is drawn by lottery
English test for class placement after registration
Registration is in person at the branch where the class is held.
Please do not bring children to registration.

September 20, 6:00 PM - September 25, 10:30 AM
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FREE HOMEWORK HELP FOR STATEN ISLAND'S STUDENTS

The Project for Academic Student Success (PASS) offers free academic tutoring, homework help, life-skills counseling, prevention services, after-school recreation, and other activities to students 11 to 17 years old, who are falling into a pattern of school failure and risky behavior.  

September 16, 2010
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Seminar on Internet Marketing & Social Networking hosted by SCORE-Staten Island

On September 25, 2010 SCORE-Staten Island is conducting a Saturday morning Seminar on Internet Marketing & Social Networking.

September 25, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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SENATOR ANDREW LANZA HONORS STATEN ISLAND VETERAN LESTER MODELOWITZ UPON THE OCCASION OF HIS INDUCTION INTO THE NEW YORK STATE SENATE VETERANS’ HALL OF FAME

Senator Andrew Lanza today honored Staten Island veteran, Lester Modelowitz, upon the occasion of his induction into the New York State Senate Veterans’ Hall of Fame. The New York State Senate Veterans' Hall of Fame was created in 2010 to honor and recognize outstanding veterans from the Empire State who have distinguished themselves both in military and civilian life.

September 15, 2010
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BUS GATE RELOCATIONS AT ST. GEORGE FERRY TERMINAL BEGINNING SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 12

Bus passengers who board at ramps A and B at the St. George Ferry Terminal will be temporarily relocated due to rehabilitation work. Starting at 12:01 a.m.

September 13, 2010
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Will MTA listen at Staten Island hike hearing?

From the Staten Island Advance:

http://blog.silive.com/latest_news/print.html?entry=/2010/09/will_mta_listen_at_hike_hearin.html

Commuters can sound off on the MTA's plan to hike tolls on the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge to $12 as well as the new higher-priced MetroCards on Thursday.

September 13, 2010
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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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