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Senator Savino Announces Essay Writing Contest to Honor Juneteenth

For Immediate release May 4, 2011

For further information please contact Michael Arvanites at 917-816-1123

Savino Offers $500 scholarship to Juneteenth Essay Contest Winner

St George- State Senator Diane J. Savino (D-I-WF Staten Island) will bring Juneteenth, a celebration of African American freedom, to Staten Island for the first time as an elected official sponsored event. Juneteenth is a celebration commemorating the day many slaves first heard the emancipation proclamation for the first time and realized their freedom. June nineteenth of 1865, slaves in Galveston, Texas were read the emancipation proclamation and word spread rather quickly plantation to plantation that they were no longer slaves, but free men and women.

May 4, 2011
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St. John Villa Academy Earth Day Competition Posters

I would like to thank St. John Villa Academy and their students for participating in our Earth Day Poster Competition. In keeping with the theme of our Earth Day Celebration of “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.” We will celebrate and honor Earth Day this year  by displaying your work on my website. Also, each participant will receive a certificate acknowledging their participation in the competition. Thank you and don’t forget to “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!”

April 29, 2011
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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 2, 2011 Room 123 CAP

May 2, 1:00 PM - 1:03 PM
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Sunset Park Job Fair

In an effort to assist those in their search for employment opportunities, my office in conjunction with my colleague New York State Assemblyman Felix Ortiz will be hosting a Career Fair this Tuesday, April 26th, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Sunset Park Recreation Center, located at 43rd Street & 7th Ave in Brooklyn, NY.

Over 70 employers will be in attendance, looking to fill positions in a variety of fields including Civil Service, Banking, Customer Service, Warehouse and Factory, Retail and Sales, Food Service, and Health Care.

Job Seekers with all levels of experience and education are welcome, dress to impress and bring plenty of resumes to hand out!

For more information, please contact (718) 727-9406.

April 26, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Does the State Owe You Money?

Does the State Owe You Money?

Over $10.5 billion in unclaimed funds.

Senator urges constituents to see if they are owed money.

FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT http://www.osc.state.ny.us/ouf/index.htm

 

 

April 15, 2011
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IDC, Assemb. Ortiz, Join 10-year-old Heart Transplant Survivor to Push for Life-Saving Legislation 'Lauren's Law' to Increase Organ Donation Passed Important Committee Vote Today

ALBANY, N.Y. – The Independent Democratic Conference and Assemblyman Felix Ortiz, (D-Brooklyn) joined 10-year-old heart transplant survivor Lauren Shields and her family today in a push for life saving legislation.

The measure, “Lauren's Law,” would prohibit a driver's license application from being processed unless the organ donation section is filled out. Applicants would have to check a box stating “yes,” or “not at this time.” There currently is an organ donation section on the application, but it is not required to be filled out.

This change would increase organ donation in New York, which is ranked last in the country for the number of new donors.

April 5, 2011
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SAVINO ANNOUNCES SCHOLARSHIPS FOR ITALIAN-AMERICAN STUDENTS

 NEW YORK- Senator Diane J. Savino announced today that the New York Conference of Italian-American State Legislators is now accepting applications for $1,500 scholarships to be awarded in June at their Annual Conference Weekend.

“Given the high costs of college, every opportunity must be made by local students and their working families to meet their required expenses with scholarships as well as with student loans, available financial aid, and personal contributions,” said Senator Savino. “I highly recommend that our area’s students apply to the Conference for these prestigious scholarships so that they may hopefully secure as much extra help with their expenses as possible.”

April 4, 2011
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At Staten Island Senior Center, State Pols Tip Caps Over Restoration of $22.5M in Funding

By Deborah E. Young

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Staten Island’s Albany delegation swept into the Todt Hill Friendship Club today, and in front of a boisterous crowd of more than 200 seniors, touted their success in restoring $22.5 million for senior centers in the first on-time state budget passed in five years.

But the two state senators and four assembly members cautioned there are no guarantees the city will keep their beloved center intact, saying they will now lean on the city to honor the facilities they called key to seniors’ quality of life.

April 4, 2011
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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, April 4, 2011 Room 123 CAP

April 4, 1:00 PM - 1:02 PM
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Staten Island Delegation Join Family of Caroline Wimmer in Push to Modernize Criminal Laws; Protect Crime Victims

ALBANY, N.Y. – The Staten Island Legislative Delegation joined the family of the late Caroline Wimmer, on the second anniversary of her tragic death, to push for the passage of important legislation named in her memory.

The bill, (S.3958/A.6376), would make it a felony for public servants to broadcast unauthorized crime scene images that were taken during the course of their official duties.

In March 2009, an EMT responding to the scene of Wimmer's death posted a picture of the victim on Facebook. This photo was later discovered by Caroline's mother, Marti Wimmer.

March 30, 2011
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Senator Diane Savino’s Ferry Report Card

State Sen. Diane Savino dispatched staff to the St. George Ferry Terminal to man a mobile office. They responded to constituents’ queries, complaints and distributed and collected ferry report cards. Curtis HS students assisted in the collection and distribution in the afternoon.

Ms. Savino (D-North Shore) said she’s interested in riders’ opinions of the retail options in the terminals, and what additional amenities they might prefer.

Also, “the last survey highlighted the ferry riders’ discontent with bathroom cleanliness, buses/ferry coordination, smokers and security on the bus ramps,” Ms. Savino said. “I am interested to see what progress, if any, has been made in those areas.”

March 24, 2011
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