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Sen. Savino: NJ Medical Marijuana Law Needs to Come Across the Hudson Senator Urges New York to Join New Jersey, 15 Other States, In Adopting Smart, Controlled, Medical Marijuana Laws

News from Senator Diane J. Savino Serving Staten Island/ Brooklyn

 For Immediate Release: July 20, 2011  

State Senator Diane J. Savino, (D-Staten Island/ Brooklyn), today praised New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's decision to implement his state's medical marijuana program and urged New York to follow the lead of its cross-Hudson neighbor. 

July 20, 2011
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Stapleton's Maurice Ray Wins Juneteenth Essay Contest: What Emancipation Means To Me

By MAURICE RAY

ADVANCE CORRESPONDENT

 

Editor's note: It was in the month of June 1863 that most people in the United States first heard of President Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation. Earlier this month, on June 17, state Sen. Diane Savino celebrated the document's historic significance with a first-time event called Juneteenth. Maurice Ray of Stapleton submitted a winning essay about what emancipation means to him. He was honored at the celebration, which was held in the new Carter Community Center in Stapleton. The essay appears below.

 

June 30, 2011
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Senate Passes Savino Bill to Close Dangerous Domestic Violence Loophole

The State Senate today unanimously passed important legislation by Senator Diane J. Savino, (D-Staten Island/ Brooklyn), to close a dangerous loophole that left some domestic violence victims unable to receive an order of protection.

The legislation, (S.4302A) would add the offenses of strangulation and criminal obstruction of breathing and blood circulation to the list of allegations that can be considered when seeking an order of protection in Family Court.

These acts were made criminal offenses last year. However, they were not included in the elements that can be considered when a spouse, ex-spouse, relative, or significant other, seeks an order of protection in Family Court.

June 23, 2011
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Savino Hosts Island’s 1st Juneteenth Celebration of African American Freedom

St. George- State Senator Diane J. Savino (D-I-WF Staten Island) held a Juneteenth celebration at the new Carter Community Center in Stapleton. Juneteenth is a celebration of African American freedom, culture and achievement.

This is the first Juneteenth celebration on Staten Island 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 1863, 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.

June 21, 2011
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Senator Diane J. Savino's Juneteenth in Recognition of the Emancipation Proclamation

Please join me this Friday, June 17th in celebrating Juneteenth

June 17, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Committee Meeting: Children and Families Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Children and Families Senator Diane Savino, Chair 9:30 AM, Tuesday, June 7, 2011 Room 123 CAP

June 7, 9:30 AM - 9:33 AM
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Committee Meeting: Children and Families Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Children and Families Senator Diane Savino, Chair 1:00 PM, Wednesday, June 1, 2011 Room 123 CAP

June 1, 1:00 PM - 1:07 PM
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Mathylde Frontus

Mathylde Frontus, with her civic mindedness and professionalism, is a diligent and steadfast woman who is known throughout her community for her spirit of unity and cooperation. Growing up in Coney Island, Ms. Frontus left where she called home to pursue her academic goals, only to proudly return to her community to open a neighborhood agency which would make a difference in people’s lives. Founded by Ms. Frontus in 2004, Urban Neighborhood Services (UNS) is a non-profit organization that o ers an array of programs and services which are utilized by residents throughout New York City, as well as empower the residents of Coney Island on a daily basis.

May 20, 2011
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Savino’s Ferry Report, Riders say, “Overall Ferry a B-, Bus Ramps a D+” Riders Lament Homeless in Terminals; Smoke and Crime Mar Bus Ramps

For Immediate release May 7, 2011

Savino’s Ferry Report, Riders say, “Overall Ferry a B-, Bus Ramps a D+”

Riders Lament Homeless in Terminals; Smoke and Crime Mar Bus Ramps

St George- State Senator Dine J. Savino (D-I-WF Staten Island) once again set up a “Mobile District Office” in the Staten Island St. George Ferry Terminal in late March. The Senator’s staff was able to take specific constituent complaints from commuters and disperse some information.

May 9, 2011
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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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