STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. --- The MTA's decision to host multiple public hearings across the city as transit riders brace for service cuts meant the MTA's leadership and board members were divided, and only a handful could attend either forum.
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- There were some who believed that last night's MTA public hearing was a done deal. There was no reason to show up; the cuts to the borough's transit system were carved in stone, the cynics said.But Staten Islanders would have none of that.
(Albany, NY) – Demonstrating their commitment to developing a responsible budget, the Senate Majority Conference announced the formation of a new bipartisan task force on government efficiency. Chaired by Deputy Senate Majority Leader Jeff Klein, the eleven-member task force will conduct a statewide investigation into the spending practices of state agencies and operations to uncover areas of administrative inefficiencies and government waste.
Please join me next Friday, April 30th, 2010, as we celebrate Black History Month at the College of Staten Island, from 5:30 to 7:30pm.
The event was postponed from February, due to a snowstorm, however the show must go on! We will have music, dance, spoken word, and theater performances and will honor our everyday heroes in the community. Council member Debi Rose will be the keynote speaker. Food and refreshments will be served.
New York – Senator Diane J. Savino announced today that the New York Conference of Italian-American State Legislators is now accepting applications for four $1,500 scholarships to be awarded in June at their Annual Conference Weekend. Scholarship winners must be present to receive their awards.
By Staten Island Advance Editorial
February 19, 2010, 7:31AM
This page doesn’t always find itself in agreement with state Sen. Diane Savino, but she does have an admirable reputation for calling it as she sees it, and she usually sees it with a level-headed logic that eludes many of her fellow politicians.
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.