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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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Tell the MTA “No Express Bus Reductions”

We, the mass transit users of the 23rd State Senate District, urge the Metropolitan Transit Authority that no reductions, consolidation, or decrease in express bus service should be considered.

January 21, 2010
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January 21, 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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Savino Holds Victory Party for National Youth Football Champs, Staten Island Hurricanes

(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.

January 20, 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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Special Committee of Inquiry on Hiram Monserrate's Conduct Releases its Recommendations

Today the Special Committee of Inquiry to investigate Hiram Monserrate's conduct, of which I am a member of, released our recommendations. We concluded that Senator Monserrate’s misconduct damages the integrity and the reputation of the New York State Senate and demonstrates a lack of fitness to serve in this body.
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January 14, 2010
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Relief for Victims of Earthquake in Haiti

After the devastation caused by the massive earthquake in Haiti, large numbers of people within the country are in desperate need of assistance.  I am urging all of you to contribute to  relief efforts by clicking on the link below and contribute to one of the ogranizations listed.  Our thoughts go out to all of those that were affected by these events and the families and loved ones within our communities.

http://statenislandusa.com/pdf/Haiti_Charities.pdf

January 13, 2010
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Senator Savino Urges Passage of Domestic Workers Bill of Rights

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.

January 12, 2010
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Related Legislation to Create Responsibility Questionnaire System Would Help to Weed Out Unscrupulous Contractors; Create More Level Playing Field for Law-Abiding Bidders on Public Works Contracts

LABOR COMMITTEE REPORT URGES THAT “LOWEST RESPONSIBLE BIDDER” BE DEFINED TO PROTECT WORKERS, IMPROVE PUBLIC WORKS PROJECTS, AND RECOUP MONEY NOW LOST TO NEW YORK’S UNDERGROUND ECONOMY Related Legislation to Create Responsibility Questionnaire System Would Help to Weed Out Unscrupulous Contractors; Create More Level Playing Field for Law-Abiding Bidders on Public Works Contracts             State Senator George Onorato (D-Queens), the chairman of the Senate Standing Committee on Labor, today announced that he, t

January 12, 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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Senator Savino Announces Landmark Foreclosure Prevention Bill

Staten Island Homeowners particularly hard hit in mortgage crisisBill protects homeowners at risk of losing their homes, prevents similar crises from happening in the future (Albany, NY) Tuesday, Senator Savino announced landmark Senate legislation, which protects homeowners from the ongoing foreclosure crisis, was signed into law by Governor Paterson. Expanding upon foreclosure prevention legislation passed by the Senate in 2008, this law provides additional measures to protect homeowners at risk of foreclosure, and to prevent similar crises from occurring in the future.

December 22, 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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