Diane J. Savino's Press releases

Senator Savino sponsors free screenings and funding for women's health

(Brooklyn) – On Thursday October 22, women in Brooklyn received free mammograms from an event sponsored by Senator Diane J. Savino in conjunction with the American-Italian cancer foundation.  In addition, Senator Savino also announced that she had secured capital funding for future digital technology for the foundation.

November 2, 2009
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Senator Diane J. Savino Hosts "Halloween Bash" at the Cromwell Center

(Staten Island)--Senator Diane J. Savino, in conjunction with Health Plus and the NYC Parks and Recreation Department, Cromwell Center, hosted a "spooktacular" halloween celebration on Thursday, October 30, from 3pm to 5pm.

Kids were treated to free candy bags, healthy snacks, a costume contest and a haunted house.  Parents also had the opportunity to enroll in low-cost health insurance.

For more photos please click here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/45827966@N06/sets/72157622927446637

October 31, 2009
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DCAS Wants ‘Transit’ to Do Own Civil Service Hiring

 Claims City Provisionals Down 12% By ARI PAUL

Department of Citywide Administrative Services Commissioner Martha Hirst reported there has been a 12-percent reduction in provisionals working for the city, which she called part of the good news; of the first year of the agency's five-year plan to reduce temporary workers and hold more civil service exams. The Chief-Leader/Michel Friang

October 27, 2009
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Senator Savino Hosts Unclaimed Funds Forum

(Staten Island)— On September 3rd , State Senator Diane J. Savino held an unclaimed funds forum for seniors at the New Lane Senior Citizen Center, in conjunction with the New York State Comptroller’s office.   The workshop, part of a series of forums throughout the district, features a representative of the Comptroller’s office, who assists constituents in finding if they are entitled to unclaimed funds. 

October 26, 2009
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Notice of Public Hearing: Provisional appointments in the City of New York

SENATE STANDING COMMITTEE ON CIVIL SERVICE AND PENSIONSNOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGSUBJECT:     Provisional appointments in the City of New YorkPURPOSE:     Update on the New York City Department of Citywide Administrative Services’ (DCAS) plan to reduce the number of provisional appointments in New York City, as required under Chapter 5 of the Laws of 2008.October 21, 200910:00 a.m.Senate Hearing Room250 Broadway, 19th FloorNew York, NY 10007

October 15, 2009
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Notice of Public Hearing: Provisional appointments in the City of New York

SENATE STANDING COMMITTEE ON CIVIL SERVICE AND PENSIONSNOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGSUBJECT:     Provisional appointments in the City of New YorkPURPOSE:     Update on the New York City Department of Citywide Administrative Services’ (DCAS) plan to reduce the number of provisional appointments in New York City, as required under Chapter 5 of the Laws of 2008.October 21, 200910:00 a.m.Senate Hearing Room250 Broadway, 19th FloorNew York, NY 10007

October 15, 2009
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Senator Savino Hosts Back to School Giveaway

(Brooklyn) Senator Diane J. Savino and staff members handed out more than 500 back-to-school packets, filled with school supplies, to Coney Island school children on Wednesday, September 30th, at the South Brooklyn Youth Consortium, a youth organization that offers afterschool programs and job training.  

October 6, 2009
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Senator Diane Savino Volunteers at MASBIA Soup Kitchen in Celebration of Rosh Hashana

(Borough Park)-Thursday, September 17, Senator Diane Savino joined Brooklyn elected officials at the MASBIA kosher soup kitchen, in serving food to the needy, as they prepared for Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year.

Please click on the link for the video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALeaANYh_-U

 Please click on the link for more photos on flickr:

September 18, 2009
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Statement By the New York State Senate Democratic Conference Commemorating September 11th

“Eight years ago, we witnessed the most horrific terrorist attack ever launched on our nation’s soil. Thousands lost their lives and millions were left shaken with despair. Though our resolve to co-exist in a free and tolerant society was tested, our courage and commitment to band together was never in question. “Today, we honor the men and women whose lives were taken far before their time and those brave individuals of the NYPD, FDNY and Port Authority who in service to their nation gave the last full measure of devotion.

September 11, 2009
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Senator Diane Savino Supports Special Tees Expansion Project

On Monday August 31, 2009 at 11:00 AM, New York State Senator Diane Savino visited Community Resources’ main campus at 3450 Victory Blvd. Last month, the Senator was able to approve a $25,000 grant to the organization in support of a planned expansion of the Special Tees’ screen printing program/business.

September 1, 2009
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Senator Savino Sponsors Back to School Blast

(Staten Island)- More than 800 Staten Islanders lined up in front of the Cromwell Center, in Tompkinsville, Staten Island, on Wednesday, September 2, 20009, for an annual back to school giveaway organized by Senator Diane Savino.  The event, called the “Back to School Blast” , featured  free school supplies, free health screenings, healthy snacks, face painting, giveaways, as well as school and college-related information.

August 27, 2009
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Island Elected Officials Break Ground on Renovation and Expansion of Historic Stapleton Branch

State-of-the-art renovation will more than double the library's size, add more than two dozen new computers, 11 laptop stations, wireless access, new areas for adults, teens and children and self-checkout stations

August 23, 2009
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Senator Savino Releases Ferry Service Report

Senator Savino Releases Ferry Service Report

August 14, 2009
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Senator Savino: Does the State Owe You Money?

 Senator Savino: Does the State Owe You Money?

August 4, 2009
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Legislators and Human Rights Activists Hail the Passage of Legislation to End Barbaric Practice of Shackling Incarcerated Pregnant Women

Albany, NY (May 20, 2009): Human rights advocates and champions of criminal justice reform joined today

with sponsors of the “Anti Shackling Bill” (S.1290-A/A.3373-A) to hail the Senate and Assembly’s passage

of legislation that prohibits the inhumane practice of shackling pregnant inmates who are in labor. The

announcement was made at the State Capitol in Albany, New York.

 

May 20, 2009
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SENATOR SAVINO HELPS PROTECT UNEMPLOYED NEW YORKERS

Senate passes legislation to aid unemployed as tens of thousands face loss of benefits

Today, State Senator Savino announced that the New York State Senate passed critical legislation (S.4110-A) that will provide an additional 13 weeks of extended benefits to nearly 120,000 currently unemployed New Yorkers. 

This legislation comes at a time when our economy is struggling, as Senator Savino and his/her colleagues in the Majority are working to turn the economy around and help people find new, fair paying jobs.

May 18, 2009
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Senator Savino Inspires CSI students learning English as a Second Language

Senator Savino spoke to a class full of students from around the world at the College of Staten Island. This students, studying beginning level college English comprehension and speaking, had the opportunity to speak with the Senator about her background, policies, and how to get involved in their communities. 

"Becoming active in every way possible, from voting to joining organizations that work for issues that you support, is the best way to ensure that your voice is heard," said Senator Savino.

May 1, 2009
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Savino Stands with Domestic Workers to Pass Bill of Rights

Workers and Labor Leaders Pressure Legislators to Pass Domestic Workers Bill of Rights This Session

April 27, 2009
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SAVINO DEMANDS FAIR PAY FOR WOMEN

Joins advocates in rally for passage of NYS Fair Pay ActLegislation will make discrimination based on gender illegal

April 27, 2009
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