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Senator Diane Savino Supports Special Tees Expansion Project

On Monday August 31, 2009 at 11:00 AM, New York State Senator Diane Savino visited Community Resources’ main campus at 3450 Victory Blvd. Last month, the Senator was able to approve a $25,000 grant to the organization in support of a planned expansion of the Special Tees’ screen printing program/business.

September 1, 2009
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Senator Savino Sponsors Back to School Blast

(Staten Island)- More than 800 Staten Islanders lined up in front of the Cromwell Center, in Tompkinsville, Staten Island, on Wednesday, September 2, 20009, for an annual back to school giveaway organized by Senator Diane Savino.  The event, called the “Back to School Blast” , featured  free school supplies, free health screenings, healthy snacks, face painting, giveaways, as well as school and college-related information.

August 27, 2009
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Island Elected Officials Break Ground on Renovation and Expansion of Historic Stapleton Branch

State-of-the-art renovation will more than double the library's size, add more than two dozen new computers, 11 laptop stations, wireless access, new areas for adults, teens and children and self-checkout stations

August 23, 2009
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August 18, 2009
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Senator Savino Releases Ferry Service Report

Senator Savino Releases Ferry Service Report

August 14, 2009
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Letter to Mayor Bloomberg Regarding Transit Proposals

August 4, 2009Honorable Michael R. Bloomberg MayorCity HallNew York, NY 10007 Dear Mayor Bloomberg:It is with great enthusiasm that I read of your support of the transit improvements every Island commuter has long hoped for.  Some of these proposals are sound steps that would alleviate the longest commute in the nation that many of my constituents endure on a daily basis.  

August 4, 2009
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Senator Savino: Does the State Owe You Money?

 Senator Savino: Does the State Owe You Money?

August 4, 2009
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Staten Island youth center receives new air conditioning

Staten Island youth center receives new air conditioning

by Staten Island Advance Thursday July 30, 2009, 6:13 PM

Dozen of teenagers joined state Sen. Diane Savino (D-Staten Island/Brooklyn) and City Councilman Kenneth Mitchell (D-North Shore) today at the Teen Scene at the Empowerment Zone, a youth center at Staten Island's Park Hill Houses, for the installation of new air conditioners.

August 4, 2009
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Agency, Schools Receive Donations

STATEN ISLAND ADVANCE

Monday, August 3rd

August 2, 2009
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Senator Savino Supports Rights of EZ Pass Workers to Organize

*******STATEMENT REGARDING EZ PASS CHALLENGE OF EMPLOYEE VOTE TO JOIN CWA**********

July 9, 2009
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Workers who staff E-ZPass center vote to join union But contractor, a firm based in D.C., is challenging results of election

Workers who staff E-ZPass center vote to join unionBut contractor, a firm based in D.C., is challenging results of electionFriday, July 10, 2009By MAURA YATESADVANCE STAFF WRITERSTATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Employees of Affiliated Computer Services, the company that provides service for New York's E-ZPass Customer Service Center in Travis, celebrated what they called a "victory" last night, after the majority of the workers voted to join the Communications Workers of America, Local 1102.

July 9, 2009
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Ferry riders can fill out report cards on service at lawmaker's mobile office

Tuesday, June 30, 2009
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Staten Island Advance

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Ferry riders with problems and concerns about the Staten Island Ferry need go no farther than the St. George Ferry Terminal to voice those complaints to state Sen. Diane Savino.

June 30, 2009
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State Senator Brings her Office to Staten Islanders

Staten Island's state Sen. Diane Savino brought her office to the people today by setting up shop at the St. George Ferry Terminal.

Complete with a "Ferry Service Report Card," ferry riders who stopped by the "mobile district office" were able to fill out a survey and voice their opinions about commuter service.

At a table set up in the middle of the terminal, riders got the chance to talk with constituent caseworkers and representatives about any issues and concerns they need help with.

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June 30, 2009
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Legislators and Human Rights Activists Hail the Passage of Legislation to End Barbaric Practice of Shackling Incarcerated Pregnant Women

Albany, NY (May 20, 2009): Human rights advocates and champions of criminal justice reform joined today

with sponsors of the “Anti Shackling Bill” (S.1290-A/A.3373-A) to hail the Senate and Assembly’s passage

of legislation that prohibits the inhumane practice of shackling pregnant inmates who are in labor. The

announcement was made at the State Capitol in Albany, New York.

 

May 20, 2009
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Downtown Staten Island Council to kick off 5th annual Drive-In Movie event

Staten Island Advance

Posted by

gnyback May 20, 2009 The Downtown Staten Island Council is kicking off it's fifth annual Drive-In Movies event Thursday night.

Closing in on the fifth year of the Downtown Staten Island Council's Drive-In Movies, the non-profit organization will hold a kickoff for the event tomorrow night at Da Noi Restaurant at 138 Fingerboard Road in Fort Wadsworth.

May 20, 2009
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SENATOR SAVINO HELPS PROTECT UNEMPLOYED NEW YORKERS

Senate passes legislation to aid unemployed as tens of thousands face loss of benefits

Today, State Senator Savino announced that the New York State Senate passed critical legislation (S.4110-A) that will provide an additional 13 weeks of extended benefits to nearly 120,000 currently unemployed New Yorkers. 

This legislation comes at a time when our economy is struggling, as Senator Savino and his/her colleagues in the Majority are working to turn the economy around and help people find new, fair paying jobs.

May 18, 2009
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Island senator is behind push for medical marijuana, Savino's position tied to her experience with both parents' battles with terminal cancer

Island senator is behind push for medical marijuanaSavino's position tied to her experience with both parents' battles with terminal cancerSunday, May 17, 2009By JUDY L. RANDALLSTATEN ISLAND ADVANCESTATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- When state lawmakers vote on legalizing medical marijuana later this month, state Sen. Diane Savino expects to be front and center in favor.After all, Ms. Savino (D-North Shore/Brooklyn) is a bill co-sponsor.

May 17, 2009
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