(STATEN ISLAND) — State Senator Diane J. Savino hosted, Friday, April 30th, the 3rd Annual Black History Month Celebration, “Ordinary People Doing Extraordinary Things”, originally scheduled for February, but postponed due to weather conditions. The event, co-sponsored by the College of Staten Island and Con Edison, featured keynote speaker NYC Council member Debi Rose, who is the first African American elected official in Staten Island. Councilmember Rose screened a video her office produced, depicting both historical and everyday heroes.
By Doug Auer STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- State Sen. Diane J. Savino fielded questions from constituents last night during a live virtual town hall meeting hosted from the Senate floor in Albany.The hour-long session featured Sen. Savino (D-North Shore/Brooklyn) responding to transportation concerns submitted via phone calls, Facebook.com and e-mails from people living in the 23rd Senate District."For the people of Staten Island, there are studies that show that we have the highest commute in the nation -- on average," she said.
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Politicians need friends, and not just the ones who help get them re-elected. The demands of the job are grueling, the sacrifices many. Without a brigade of buddies who’ve got their backs and freely lend their support, elected officials won’t last long in this dog-eat-dog world. Yet, navigating friendships in politics is tricky. “The political landscape across the country is full of people who suffer from paranoia; that ‘Five cents going in your pocket is five cents coming out of mine,’¤” said City Councilman Vincent Ignizio (R-South Shore).
By Deborah E. YoungApril 21, 2010, 6:48AMSTATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- It is an inequity that has persisted for decades -- the disparity in pay between men and women -- and Staten Island's female state lawmakers are seeking a solution.
By Maura YatesApril 20, 2010, 7:15AMSTATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- The phone rang in Anna Antico's Willowbrook home shortly after 2 a.m. on a fall night in 2005.The voice said her husband, Nicky, 35, a city Department of Transportation road worker, had been mowed down by a speeding SUV while he worked to pave Slosson Avenue in Castleton Corners.Antico lingered in a coma for five days, before succumbing to massive head injuries.
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Eating for the hungry: This simple equation drives "Dine Out Against Hunger" -- an annual event that has come to define the generosity and compassion of Staten Islanders, by bringing people out to local restaurants that in turn donate to charity.Nearly 150 restaurants -- from Tottenville to Tompkinsville, with menus ranging from fast fare to haute cuisine -- will participate in Dine Out Against Hunger on Thursday.Click here for a complete list of restaurants participating in the event.
Thank you to all of those who participated in this virtual Town Hall. We're always striving to serve the people of New York better and we would love to hear any feedback you might have on how we can improve the experience.
Thank you for participating in our first Virtual Town Hall. I spoke with many Staten Islanders and South Brooklynites about their concerns and suggestions in regards to transportation, including bus service, tolls and mass transit alternatives.
SENATOR SAVINO HOLDS CENSUS DAY EVENT IN SUNSET PARKTO HELP COUNT EVERY NEW YORKER(Brooklyn) Thursday April 1st has been designated National Census Day to build awareness of how important it is to be counted in the 2010 Census.Senator Diane Savino will be holding a Family Fun Day event to encourage New Yorkers return their census form.Millions of dollars of federal and state aid for schools, health care and transportation ride on an accurate count of New York City residents. WHO/WHAT: Sen.
NY1 VIDEO: State Senator Diane Savino said that Staten Island transit riders still to press the MTA preserve the borough's bus routes, after the agency proposed to have the S52 and S66 buses pick up much of the routes of the outgoing S42 and S60 buses. For more information, visit www.nysenate.gov.