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List of Food programs in 10301, 10302, 10303, 10304, 10305, 10310 and 10314

Hello All,In preparation for the upcoming holiday season, the Food Bank has provided a list of available food pantries in the area. For those who need assistance, the Food Bank’s Food Program Locator lists (by zip-code) the food pantries, soup kitchens, and senior centers that are funded by the Food Bank For New York City .  Please consult the attached pdf file for a list of programs by zip code. For the most up to date information, please consult:  http://www.foodbanknyc.org/go/our-programs/our-food-program-network/food-program-locator

Have a Happy and Healthy Holiday,

Diane J. Savino23rd Senate District

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List of EFPs -select zips[1].pdf

November 24, 2010
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*Alert* Health Department Will Spray Pesticide to Reduce Adult Mosquito Populations

Spraying scheduled for parts of Staten Island on Tuesday, August 3, and parts ofBrooklyn on Thursday, August 5, to help prevent West Nile Virus To reduce mosquito activity and the risk of West Nile virus, the Health Department will spray pesticide from trucks in the following parts of Staten Island on Tuesday, August 3, between 8:15 P.M. and 6:00 A.M the following morning, weather permitting. In case of bad weather, spraying will be delayed until the night of Wednesday, August 4, during the same hours. 

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WNV Spray Public Notice - Staten Island (8-3-10).pdf

July 30, 2010
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July 22, 2010
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Staten Island Cooling Centers: Where to Go

This weekend we are expecting record high temperatures. Staten Islanders can go cool off at one of the following cooling centers:

Mariners Harbor22 Roxbury St Staten Island, N.Y. 10303 (718) 494-1818

South Beach126 Lamport Blvd Staten Island, N.Y. 10305 (718) 448-5854

West Brighton230 Broadway Staten Island, N.Y. 10310 (718) 727-9763

Berry Houses26 Dongan Hill AvenueStaten Island, NY 10306(718) 351-3466

July 2, 2010
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Press Conference

Watch Live starting at 11am: Today the senate votes on legislation that I introduced, which will give domestic workers basic labor protections.

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June 1, 2010
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Senate Hearing on Labor Practices at the Staten Island EZ Pass Center

The right for workers to organize for mutual aid and protection is one of our most time-honored traditions in this country. Unfortunately, some businesses choose to not play by the rules. Here is a NY1 story on a Senate Hearing, we held on unfair labor practices at the EZ Pass Center in Staten Island.

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May 3, 2010
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Grants from Citizens Committee for New York City

I would like to recognize all those working hard for their communities and direct them to grant opportunities being offered through the Citizens Committee for New York City.  The grants are being given out for volunteer led groups and public school based student groups working to improve neighborhoods across the city.  Applications are availab

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flyer on grants

March 5, 2010
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Haiti Relief Benefit at The Bell House

This Wednesday, it was my pleasure to participate in a benefit concert for Haiti relief efforts at the Bell House in Brooklyn. 

The event raised funds for two amazing organizations, Save the Children and Partners in Health that have been providing direct medical care, as well as assisting the most vulnerable victims of this disaster, the children. 

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January 29, 2010
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Special Committee of Inquiry on Hiram Monserrate's Conduct Releases its Recommendations

Today the Special Committee of Inquiry to investigate Hiram Monserrate's conduct, of which I am a member of, released our recommendations. We concluded that Senator Monserrate’s misconduct damages the integrity and the reputation of the New York State Senate and demonstrates a lack of fitness to serve in this body.
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January 14, 2010
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Senator Diane Savino Speaks at the Calandra Institute's 30th Anniversary

 Senator Diane J. Savino spoke at the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute's 30th Year Anniversary, on November 30, 2009.  

The Institute works to foster higher education among Italian-Americans. Senator Savino spoke about the importance of promoting the rich cultural and intellectual history of Italians and Italian Americans.

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November 25, 2009
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Important Community Resources

Community Resources

Arts

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September 9, 2009
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Letter to Mayor Bloomberg Regarding Transit Proposals

August 4, 2009Honorable Michael R. Bloomberg MayorCity HallNew York, NY 10007 Dear Mayor Bloomberg:It is with great enthusiasm that I read of your support of the transit improvements every Island commuter has long hoped for.  Some of these proposals are sound steps that would alleviate the longest commute in the nation that many of my constituents endure on a daily basis.  

August 4, 2009
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