Diane J. Savino's News items

Old South Ferry Station Set To Open Next Week For Staten Island Ferry Riders

The lesson here is never to give up on a good idea. The station is old and it only serves the first five cars, but, it beats having nothing until the new South Ferry Station reopens. Thanks to MTA interim President Thomas Pendergast and the Governor for hearing my call to help tens of thousands of Island commuters.

Staten Island Advance Article, March 28, 2013

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Get ready to move to the first five cars of the 1 Train, Staten Island.

March 28, 2013
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State to offer insurance assistance to Staten Islanders on Thursday

Staten Island Advance

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Representatives from the state Department of Financial Services will be on Staten Island on Thursday to offer insurance assistance to residents impacted by Hurricane Sandy.

The agency will set up a mobile command center at Miller Field from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Agency representatives will help Islanders contact their insurers if they have been unable to do so, and answer questions about homeowners', renters' and business owners' insurance coverage.

Those unable to attend can call the agency's storm hotline at 1-800-339-1759 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., Monday through Friday, or from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekends.

November 8, 2012
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Staten Island Railway Resumes With Limited service

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- The MTA is reporting that among renewed subway and train service, limited Staten Island Railway service has resumed in both directions from the St. George Station and the Tottenville Station. The Staten Island Railway began limited hourly service at 10 a.m. as well, and service is expected to become more frequent throughout the weekend.

The Railway had been out of service due to severe damage in the Clifton station sustained during Hurricane Sandy and power outages, and track debris.

Other major restorations of the MTA New York City Transit subway system will have more than 80 percent of the system's track miles in service by the end of Saturday.

November 3, 2012
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APRROVED NYSED VETERANS AFFAIRS POST 9/11 G I BILL‏ FREE TRAINING‏

Any Veteran that is eligible for the 9 / 11 G I Bill can go to Staten Island's #1 Allied Healthcare Training School National Accreditation of Colleges and Schools Approved Bureau of Veterans Affairs and enroll in their programs.

Certified Nursing Assistant / Nurses Aide

Full Medical Assistant

ENROLL VETERANS OR ELIGIBLE PERSONS

Under Chapter 36, Title 38 & 10, U.S. Code

www.gibill.va.gov

September 10, 2012
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July 19, 2012
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For all of those interested in traffic updates, the State of New York has a new statewide web mobile app.

New statewide Web site, mobile app will provide real-time traffic updates

Published: Tuesday, July 10, 2012, 2:35 PM

By Stephanie Slepian/Staten Island Advance Staten Island Advance

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- There's a new way to avoid traffic delays and construction projects on the state's roadways and bridges -- a Web site and mobile app that offer real-time updates and alerts, personalized maps, alternative routes, camera views and weather forecasts.

It can all be found at www.511NY.org, part of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's plan to keep New Yorkers informed as statewide infrastructure projects get under way.

July 10, 2012
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Fleet Week 2012 Schedule Of Events

Published: Tuesday, May 22, 2012

By Staten Island Advance

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. - Here is the schedule of events for Fleet Week 2012:

Wednesday

8:30 a.m. to noon: Parade of Ships at the Hudson River starting under the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge

Thursday

8 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Free ship tours at The Sullivans Pier (formerly the home port) in Stapleton

Friday

8 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Free ship tours at The Sullivans Pier

Saturday

8 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Free ship tours at The Sullivans Pier

May 23, 2012
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Cast Your Vote for an Italian-American Landmark

  

Help preserve the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Grotto in Rosebank, Staten Island.

 The National Trust for Historic Preservation is awarding grants as part of its "Partners in Preservation" initiative with American Express.

May 3, 2012
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Please take advantage of a great program from the Department of Sanitiation.

This will help keep and your house and the environment clean! And remeber to assist any of your elderly nieghbors who need help droping off those items.

http://www.nyc.gov/html/dsny/html/home/home.shtml

April 27, 2012
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“The demand for local food is there, we just have to show people where to go, Our program will help an ear of corn grown in Brookfield end up on a supper table in Brooklyn. Everyone wins"

 TASTES LIKE NY: IDC SEEKS EXPANDED EAT-LOCAL INITIATIVE

Capitol Confidential

April 18, 2012

Joined by farmers, restaurateurs and supermarket representatives, the state Senate’s Independent Democratic Conference pressed for an expansion of the current Pride of New York program, which is designed to promote state produce and food products.

The IDC’s proposal would create “dine” and “shop” designations under the Pride program for restaurants and retailers/wholesalers, allowing them to tout their commitment to in-state foodstuffs — a sort of Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval for edibles.

April 19, 2012
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Stapleton's Maurice Ray Wins Juneteenth Essay Contest: What Emancipation Means To Me

By MAURICE RAY

ADVANCE CORRESPONDENT

 

Editor's note: It was in the month of June 1863 that most people in the United States first heard of President Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation. Earlier this month, on June 17, state Sen. Diane Savino celebrated the document's historic significance with a first-time event called Juneteenth. Maurice Ray of Stapleton submitted a winning essay about what emancipation means to him. He was honored at the celebration, which was held in the new Carter Community Center in Stapleton. The essay appears below.

 

June 30, 2011
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At Staten Island Senior Center, State Pols Tip Caps Over Restoration of $22.5M in Funding

By Deborah E. Young

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Staten Island’s Albany delegation swept into the Todt Hill Friendship Club today, and in front of a boisterous crowd of more than 200 seniors, touted their success in restoring $22.5 million for senior centers in the first on-time state budget passed in five years.

But the two state senators and four assembly members cautioned there are no guarantees the city will keep their beloved center intact, saying they will now lean on the city to honor the facilities they called key to seniors’ quality of life.

April 4, 2011
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