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.
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.
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.
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!”
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.
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.
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.”
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.