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Senator Diane Savino's Fight to Stop Express Bus Cuts Featured on NY1

(Staten Island) Senator Savino was out in the cold yesterday, handing out survey cards, asking riders' opinons on the express bus service, as well as collecting petition signatures to stop the MTA's proposed cuts to express bus service in the outerboroughs.With few transportation alternatives already, Staten Island and South Brooklyn cannot afford any reduction in service.

January 28, 2010
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Taking up the pen for bus service

Lawmaker urges commuters to sign petition to save express routes from MTA ax
Thursday, January 28, 2010
By MAURA YATES
ADVANCE STAFF WRITER

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Trusting that the pen is mightier than the budget ax, state Sen. Diane Savino hopes Staten Island's express-bus riders will sign a petition to save their service from the MTA chopping block.

Her office is circulating the petition, along with customer satisfaction surveys, at local express bus stops this week.

January 28, 2010
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Monserrate must go

By Staten Island Advance Editorial January 22, 2010, 10:59AM

Given the go-along-to-get-along, ethics-free culture that prevails in the state Legislature, you might have expected that Democrats in the big top known as the New York State Senate would close ranks around an embattled colleague and start mumbling excuses for him . . . or ducking questions about him altogether.

January 22, 2010
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State Sen. Diane Savino says governor should rethink threat to veto ethics bill

By Judy L. Randall January 22, 2010, 7:41AM

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- State Sen. Diane Savino said yesterday the governor should "think twice" before he makes a "tremendous mistake" by vetoing the ethics reform bill that Albany lawmakers of both houses passed handily earlier this week.

"He can threaten, but it passed with overwhelming support," said Ms. Savino (D-North Shore/Brooklyn) of the veto-proof bill. "Instead of setting up another showdown with the Legislature, he should be working with us."

January 22, 2010
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A guido by any other name ...

“Guido,” a term that’s derogatory to many was thrust into the spotlight by MTV’s realty show, “The Jersey Shore.”

To playwright Mario Fratti it represents the sophistication of the main character in Federico Fellini’s film “8 ½,” which he adapted for the Broadway musical and movie “Nine.” “That’s why I kept the name,” Fratti said.

January 22, 2010
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Gym.Tan. Laundry. Discuss.

Consider it an antipasto for tonight’s season finale of MTV’s reality series “Jersey Shore.” The John D.

January 22, 2010
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Football team transcends field to measure success

NORTH SHORE -- The Staten Island Hurricanes’ youth football organization celebrated a season of success with a pizza party at the Modell’s Sporting Goods store in Travis Sunday.The party was hosted by state Senator Diane Savino and Modell’s to honor the four age divisions of Hurricanes teams, including the Midget division (13-15 age group) team that won the national championship under head coach Boli Johnson.

January 21, 2010
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A Fight We Can't Lose

By Staten Island Advance EditorialJanuary 17, 2010, 4:32AM

 

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority can always be counted on to produce bad news about fare and toll increases and/or service cuts pretty much every year at this time, even when the economy is flourishing.

January 17, 2010
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SAVINO WOULD EXPEL DISGRACED SENATOR

Island lawmaker says Monserrate was more concerned with his future than woman's well-being
Friday, January 15, 2010
By JUDY L. RANDALL
ADVANCE STAFF WRITER

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- On the heels of a state Senate committee report yesterday calling for the expulsionor censure of a Democratic senator accused by some of domestic violence, state Sen. Diane Savino (D-North Shore/ Brooklyn) said she would vote to expel Sen. Hiram Monserrate if party leaders brought the matter to the floor.

January 15, 2010
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Lawmaker warns MTA about cutting bus routes

Thursday, January 14, 2010
By JUDY L. RANDALL
ADVANCE STAFF WRITER

 

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- State Sen. Diane Savino warned the MTA yesterday that talk of "any reduction in service on Staten Island will not be tolerated and is DOA should it hit the Senate floor."

Ms. Savino called it "nonsensical" for the MTA to consider cutting express bus routes between Staten Island and Manhattan to help balance its budget.

The move also would save bus routes in Brooklyn and the Bronx that are near subway lines.

January 15, 2010
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Senator Savino Partakes in Holiday Gift Giving at Project Hospitality Dinner

(Staten Island) State Senator Diane Savino and Joseph Fontano, Vice President Retail Wholesale and Department Store Union, local 338, will present Executive Director of Project Hospitality, Terry Troia with two gift cards.  The gift cards of $250 each, one is from King Kullen Supermarkets and the other gift card is for use at A&P Supermarkets.  Retail Wholesale and Department Store Union, local 338 also donated a $500 gift card to Project Hospitality from their members.  Project Hospitality will use these gift cards to purchase food for their annual Christm

December 31, 2009
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If It's Hurricane Season, It Must be December

By Daniel O'Leary

For the Staten Island Hurricanes, playing in American Youth Football National Championship games — and winning them — is becoming a tradition.

This year, during the first week of December down in sunny Florida, was no different.

The Hurricanes Midget team, in their third year in a row in the National Championship, pulled out an exciting 32-24 overtime shootout victory over the Scottsdale Firebirds to win the title for the second time in three years.

December 31, 2009
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Update on Home Town Football Teams

The PeeWee's returned to Nationals full throttle winning the first two games. Many of the players won a National tittle in 2008 as Jr PeeWee's.  They defeated the MLK Texans 24-6 in their first game of the week.  The next Stop Was the Scottsdale Firebirds,pulling out a 19-6 victory here landed the Hurricane PeeWee's in the National Tittle Game.  The Parkside Warriors jumped on the canes right out the gate, dressed in uniformes simular in color and style to the Canes, remembering last years pounding they took in a loss to the Hurricanes.

December 14, 2009
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Staten Island Hurricanes Win the Americacn Youth Football Championship

The Midget Division of local football team the Staten Island Hurricanes won the football National Championship Games. The division, which includes 14 - 15 year old players, took place in Orlando, Fl, from December 5th to the 12th.  The Peewee Team  kicks off their Championship game at 4pm today.

 

 

December 11, 2009
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DCAS Wants ‘Transit’ to Do Own Civil Service Hiring

Claims City Provisionals Down 12%By ARI PAUL

TRYING TO SAVE THE MARRIAGE: State Senate Committee on Civil Service and Pensions Chair Diane Savino was skeptical of a DCAS plan to ‘divorce’ New York City Transit and the Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority from the city’s central hiring agency. In particular, she cited the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s often-contentious relationship with Transport Workers Union Local 100.

October 30, 2009
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Quiet, Please!

Quiet, Please!

Staten Island Advance EditorialMark HanleySeptember 17,2009 "Hallelujah!" . . . Rrrrrring. Rrrrrring. Rrrrrring . . . ."Waaahhh! Waaahhh! Waaahhh! Waaahhh!" . . . Beep. Beep. Beep. Beep. Beep. Beep . . . Such noises are to make way for the sound of silence aboard the Staten Island Ferry.

September 17, 2009
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Quiet on the Bridge Deck Please

Quiet on the Bridge Deck, Please

Ferry adopting Sen. Savino's idea for a designated refuge from the din

By MAURA YATES

STATEN ISLAND ADVANCE

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- While they are enduring one of the most arduous daily commutes in the nation, Staten Islanders sometimes just want a little peace and quiet.

September 15, 2009
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August 18, 2009
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Staten Island youth center receives new air conditioning

Staten Island youth center receives new air conditioning

by Staten Island Advance Thursday July 30, 2009, 6:13 PM

Dozen of teenagers joined state Sen. Diane Savino (D-Staten Island/Brooklyn) and City Councilman Kenneth Mitchell (D-North Shore) today at the Teen Scene at the Empowerment Zone, a youth center at Staten Island's Park Hill Houses, for the installation of new air conditioners.

August 4, 2009
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Agency, Schools Receive Donations

STATEN ISLAND ADVANCE

Monday, August 3rd

August 2, 2009
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