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HURRICANE SANDY – UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE INFORMATION

For those currently on unemployment:

Claimant Extension Date

Because of the loss of power and phone service in the storm impacted areas, many Unemployment Insurance claimants were unable to certify for their weekly benefits. The Department of Labor will extend the date of certification of unemployment benefits for individuals impacted by Hurricane Sandy from November 3, 2012 to November 10, 2012. These individuals will need to call 1-888-209-8124 and speak to an agent to receive benefits for the prior week. If you are unable to access a phone to obtain benefits, individuals can visit any of the agency’s career centers.

For those needing to apply due to job loss as result of hurricane:

November 2, 2012
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Some Helpful Information To Help YouGet Through The Storm

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http://www.nyc.gov/html/oem/downloads/pdf/zoneA_evac_centers_102612.pdf

October 29, 2012
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Mayor Bloomberg ordered a mandatory evacuation of Zone A and other low-lying coastal areas

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quickly and this morning Mayor Bloomberg ordered a mandatory
evacuation of Zone A and other low-lying coastal areas is necessary. 
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October 28, 2012
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APRROVED NYSED VETERANS AFFAIRS POST 9/11 G I BILL‏ FREE TRAINING‏

Any Veteran that is eligible for the 9 / 11 G I Bill can go to Staten Island's #1 Allied Healthcare Training School National Accreditation of Colleges and Schools Approved Bureau of Veterans Affairs and enroll in their programs.

Certified Nursing Assistant / Nurses Aide

Full Medical Assistant

ENROLL VETERANS OR ELIGIBLE PERSONS

Under Chapter 36, Title 38 & 10, U.S. Code

www.gibill.va.gov

September 10, 2012
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NYCDOT- St. George Ferry Terminal Ramps Rehabilitation- Ramp C Traffic Shift

NYCDOT Division of Bridges is rehabilitating the ramps leading into the St. George Ferry Terminal with stimulus funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

Beginning on or about the week of Monday, August 20, work operations will begin on the south half of Ramp C (the current entrance ramp to the Kiss & Ride and South Municipal Parking Lot). As a result, traffic using Ramp C

will shift approximately twenty feet to the north. Motorists should be mindful of the change in the traffic pattern when entering the ferry terminal.

August 14, 2012
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July 19, 2012
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For all of those interested in traffic updates, the State of New York has a new statewide web mobile app.

New statewide Web site, mobile app will provide real-time traffic updates

Published: Tuesday, July 10, 2012, 2:35 PM

By Stephanie Slepian/Staten Island Advance Staten Island Advance

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- There's a new way to avoid traffic delays and construction projects on the state's roadways and bridges -- a Web site and mobile app that offer real-time updates and alerts, personalized maps, alternative routes, camera views and weather forecasts.

It can all be found at www.511NY.org, part of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's plan to keep New Yorkers informed as statewide infrastructure projects get under way.

July 10, 2012
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Fleet Week 2012 Schedule Of Events

Published: Tuesday, May 22, 2012

By Staten Island Advance

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. - Here is the schedule of events for Fleet Week 2012:

Wednesday

8:30 a.m. to noon: Parade of Ships at the Hudson River starting under the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge

Thursday

8 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Free ship tours at The Sullivans Pier (formerly the home port) in Stapleton

Friday

8 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Free ship tours at The Sullivans Pier

Saturday

8 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Free ship tours at The Sullivans Pier

May 23, 2012
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State Senator Diane Savino’s Staten Island Rapid Transit Report Card

Thank you for taking the time to fill out the “Staten Island Rapid Transit Report Card”. Your opinions matter! Please mark the answers to the questions as indicated and click submit.

May 21, 2012
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Serena Brothers-Mohamed

Serena Brothers-Mohamed is a dedicated public servant, community leader and activist. A resident of Staten Island since 1991, Ms. Brothers-Mohamed received a Bachelor of Science degree in sociology from the College of Staten Island; from there she went on to earn her Master’s in education. After graduating, she began to serve the community as a case manager for a women’s homeless shelter and also for Seaman Society. She also became an American Sign Language teacher at the Edwin Markham Intermediate School on Staten Island.

May 14, 2012
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Savino Passes Important Worker Safety Legislation Work Zone Safety Legislation Passes Senate

News from Senator Diane Savino Serving Staten Island/ Brooklyn

For Immediate Release: May 9, 2012

For further information contact Michael Arvanites 917-816-1123

Albany- State Senator Diane J. Savino’s (D-I-WF North Shore/South Brooklyn) bill establishes the crimes of vehicular assault and vehicular manslaughter in an active work zone and intrusion into an active work zone. This bill passed the Senate yesterday.

May 9, 2012
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Cast Your Vote for an Italian-American Landmark

  

Help preserve the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Grotto in Rosebank, Staten Island.

 The National Trust for Historic Preservation is awarding grants as part of its "Partners in Preservation" initiative with American Express.

May 3, 2012
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Committee Meeting: Children and Families Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Children and Families Senator Diane Savino, Chair 1:00 PM, Monday, May 21, 2012 Room 307 LOB

May 21, 1:00 PM - 1:06 PM
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Please take advantage of a great program from the Department of Sanitiation.

This will help keep and your house and the environment clean! And remeber to assist any of your elderly nieghbors who need help droping off those items.

http://www.nyc.gov/html/dsny/html/home/home.shtml

April 27, 2012
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Press Conference at City Hall regarding New Data on Assaults of our Social Services or Juvenile Detention Workers

Former social service worker Senator Savino, speaks at a Press Conferene at City Hall regarding new data on assaults of our social services or juvenile detention workers while they perform their duties. They also called for the passage into law a bill that would make these assults a felony. That bill has already passed the Senate.

April 23, 2012
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