STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- The Big Count begins on March 19, and millions of dollars are at stake. That’s when homes on Staten Island and across the nation will begin receiving U.S. Census forms in the mail. “If you are human, if you are breathing, if you are living anywhere on Staten Island, we want to count you,” said Reva J. Sears, partnership coordinator for Census 2010. Ms. Sears was joined by borough elected officials at the St. George Ferry Terminal today to raise awareness about the once-a-decade count of Americans.
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.
Before she was a state senator who fought to increase the minimum wage, stood up for the gay and lesbian community and delivered what was arguably the most poignant and compassionate appeal in favor of gay marriage and committment to ever make it to the senate floor, Diane Savino was a “guidette” — voluminous raven hair and all.
(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.
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.
Albany – Today, Senator Diane J. Savino joined domestic workers and their supporters in calling for the immediate passage of the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights [S2311A]. The bill, introduced by Senator Savino, guarantees protection from discrimination, notice of termination, paid sick days and holidays, and other basic labor protections long denied to nannies, housekeepers, and elderly caregivers employed in private homes.
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.
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."
“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.
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.
(Staten Island) Senator Diane Savino, Assemblyman Matt Titone, and Modell’s Sporting Goods hosted a Victory Pizza Party on Sunday, January 17, for the Staten Island Hurricane Youth Football Team. The team’s four age divisions are the Mighty Mites (ages 8-9), Junior Pee Wee’s (9-11), Pee Wee’s (11-12) and the Midget’s (13-15).The organization won all four divisions in the American Youth Football Big East Regional Tournament. The Hurricanes then went on to play in the National Championship Games at Austin Tindale Park in Orlando, FL.
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.