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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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Senator Diane Savino Speaks at the Calandra Institute's 30th Anniversary

Senator Diane J. Savino spoke at the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute's 30th Year Anniversary, on November 30, 2009.  

December 11, 2009
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NYS Senator Diane Savino comments on Women's History

NYS Senator Diane Savino comments on Women's History Month in Session - March 11, 2009 Albany,NY  

December 11, 2009
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NYS Senator Diane Savino speaks about Leandra's Law

This November, the State Senate passed Leandra's Law, named after 11 year old Leandra Rosado, who was killed by a drunk driver. The bill is meant to protectchildren and to hopefully prevent future tragedies.

December 11, 2009
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December 11, 2009
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Senator Savino Sponsors Back to School Blast

The “Back to School Blast” organized by Senator Diane Savino , featured  free school supplies, free health screenings, healthy snacks, face painting, giveaways, as well as school and college-related information.

December 11, 2009
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Senator Diane Savino Volunteers at MASBIA Soup Kitchen in Celebration of Rosh Hashana

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.

December 11, 2009
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Marriage Equality for New York Video

Wednesday, December 2, in a speech to legislators, Senator Diane Savino expressed her views on the significance of voting in favor of marriage equality for the state of New York.

December 11, 2009
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Enrollment Awareness Event

Participants listening to a lecture on health care issue at the Enrollment Awareness Event at the AMICO senior center. 

December 10, 2009
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Senator Savino Secures Funds to Send Local Youth Football Champs to National Championships

Community joins in effort to support the Staten Island Hurricanes

 

December 4, 2009
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