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December 1, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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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.  

The Institute works to foster higher education among Italian-Americans. Senator Savino spoke about the importance of promoting the rich cultural and intellectual history of Italians and Italian Americans.

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November 25, 2009
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Senator Savino Holds Turkey Giveaway

(Staten Island)—Thursday, November 19th, Senator Diane J.

November 25, 2009
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November 19, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Savino and other Coney Island Elected Officials Announce $21 Million in Funding for Luna Park Mitchell-Lama

Savino and other Coney Island Elected Officials Announce $21 Million in Funding for Luna Park Mitchell-Lama

November 5, 2009
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Coney Island Elected Officials Announce $21 Million in Funding for Luna Park Mitchell-Lama

NEW YORK , NY – Today, Congressman Jerrold Nadler, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, State Senator Diane Savino, Assemblyman Alec Brook-Krasny, and Councilman Domenic Recchia announced a $21 million funding commitment for critical structural repairs at the Luna Park Housing Corporation, a 48-year-old City-administered Mitchell-Lama development in Coney Island .  As a condition for receiving these much-needed funds, Luna Park ’s co-op board has agreed to maintain the development’s affordability and remain in the Mitchell-Lama program for at least 20 years.  This will ensu

November 5, 2009
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Senator Savino sponsors free screenings and funding for women's health

(Brooklyn) – On Thursday October 22, women in Brooklyn received free mammograms from an event sponsored by Senator Diane J. Savino in conjunction with the American-Italian cancer foundation.  In addition, Senator Savino also announced that she had secured capital funding for future digital technology for the foundation.

November 2, 2009
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Senator Diane J. Savino Hosts "Halloween Bash" at the Cromwell Center

(Staten Island)--Senator Diane J. Savino, in conjunction with Health Plus and the NYC Parks and Recreation Department, Cromwell Center, hosted a "spooktacular" halloween celebration on Thursday, October 30, from 3pm to 5pm.

Kids were treated to free candy bags, healthy snacks, a costume contest and a haunted house.  Parents also had the opportunity to enroll in low-cost health insurance.

For more photos please click here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/45827966@N06/sets/72157622927446637

October 31, 2009
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DCAS Wants ‘Transit’ to Do Own Civil Service Hiring

Claims City Provisionals Down 12%By ARI PAUL

TRYING TO SAVE THE MARRIAGE: State Senate Committee on Civil Service and Pensions Chair Diane Savino was skeptical of a DCAS plan to ‘divorce’ New York City Transit and the Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority from the city’s central hiring agency. In particular, she cited the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s often-contentious relationship with Transport Workers Union Local 100.

October 30, 2009
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Halloween Bash

Join us on October 30, 2009 for a spooktacular Halloween celebration at the Cromwell Recreation Center.  Free cady bags, a costume contest and a haunted house are provided for children.  Also, for parents  information on Free or Affordable Health care for children & adults.  Please refer to the attached pdf file for more information.

October 30, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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DCAS Wants ‘Transit’ to Do Own Civil Service Hiring

 Claims City Provisionals Down 12% By ARI PAUL

Department of Citywide Administrative Services Commissioner Martha Hirst reported there has been a 12-percent reduction in provisionals working for the city, which she called part of the good news; of the first year of the agency's five-year plan to reduce temporary workers and hold more civil service exams. The Chief-Leader/Michel Friang

October 27, 2009
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Senator Savino Hosts Unclaimed Funds Forum

(Staten Island)— On September 3rd , State Senator Diane J. Savino held an unclaimed funds forum for seniors at the New Lane Senior Citizen Center, in conjunction with the New York State Comptroller’s office.   The workshop, part of a series of forums throughout the district, features a representative of the Comptroller’s office, who assists constituents in finding if they are entitled to unclaimed funds. 

October 26, 2009
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No-Cost Mammograms

Early detection of breast cancer can save lives!

Look for the Mobile Mammography Van at Beacon Chrisitan Community Healt Center For No - Cost Mammograms,

An Appointment Is Necessary: 718 - 815 - 6560

Medical Services Provided by: Multi-Diagnostic Services, Inc

Eligibility Criteria: Women age 40 and older                            No mammogram in the past 12 months

November 14, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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No-Cost Mammograms

Early detection of breast cancer can save lives!

Look for the Mobile Mammography Van at Health PlusFor No - Cost Mammograms,

An Appointment Is Necessary: 718 - 491 - 7475

Medical Services Provided by: Multi-Diagnostic Services, Inc

Eligibility Criteria: Women age 40 and older                      No mammogram in the past 12 months

October 22, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Notice of Public Hearing: Provisional appointments in the City of New York

SENATE STANDING COMMITTEE ON CIVIL SERVICE AND PENSIONSNOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGSUBJECT:     Provisional appointments in the City of New YorkPURPOSE:     Update on the New York City Department of Citywide Administrative Services’ (DCAS) plan to reduce the number of provisional appointments in New York City, as required under Chapter 5 of the Laws of 2008.October 21, 200910:00 a.m.Senate Hearing Room250 Broadway, 19th FloorNew York, NY 10007

October 15, 2009
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Notice of Public Hearing: Provisional appointments in the City of New York

SENATE STANDING COMMITTEE ON CIVIL SERVICE AND PENSIONSNOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGSUBJECT:     Provisional appointments in the City of New YorkPURPOSE:     Update on the New York City Department of Citywide Administrative Services’ (DCAS) plan to reduce the number of provisional appointments in New York City, as required under Chapter 5 of the Laws of 2008.October 21, 200910:00 a.m.Senate Hearing Room250 Broadway, 19th FloorNew York, NY 10007

October 15, 2009
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Public Hearing: Notice of Public Hearing: Provisional appointments in the City of New York

SENATE STANDING COMMITTEE ON CIVIL SERVICE AND PENSIONSNOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGSUBJECT:     Provisional appointments in the City of New YorkPURPOSE:     Update on the New York City Department of Citywide Administrative Services’ (DCAS) plan to reduce the number of provisional appointments in New York City, as required under Chapter 5 of the Laws of 2008.October 21, 200910:00 a.m.Senate Hearing Room250 Broadway, 19th FloorNew York, NY 10007

October 21, 10:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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Senator Savino Hosts Back to School Giveaway

(Brooklyn) Senator Diane J. Savino and staff members handed out more than 500 back-to-school packets, filled with school supplies, to Coney Island school children on Wednesday, September 30th, at the South Brooklyn Youth Consortium, a youth organization that offers afterschool programs and job training.  

October 6, 2009
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Senator Diane Savino Volunteers at MASBIA Soup Kitchen in Celebration of Rosh Hashana

(Borough Park)-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.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALeaANYh_-U

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September 18, 2009
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Quiet, Please!

Quiet, Please!

Staten Island Advance EditorialMark HanleySeptember 17,2009 "Hallelujah!" . . . Rrrrrring. Rrrrrring. Rrrrrring . . . ."Waaahhh! Waaahhh! Waaahhh! Waaahhh!" . . . Beep. Beep. Beep. Beep. Beep. Beep . . . Such noises are to make way for the sound of silence aboard the Staten Island Ferry.

September 17, 2009
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