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Senator Diane J. Savino Hosts "Halloween Bash" at the Cromwell Center

(Staten Island)--Senator Diane J. Savino, in conjunction with Health Plus and the NYC Parks and Recreation Department, Cromwell Center, hosted a "spooktacular" halloween celebration on Thursday, October 30, from 3pm to 5pm.

Kids were treated to free candy bags, healthy snacks, a costume contest and a haunted house.  Parents also had the opportunity to enroll in low-cost health insurance.

For more photos please click here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/45827966@N06/sets/72157622927446637

October 31, 2009
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DCAS Wants ‘Transit’ to Do Own Civil Service Hiring

Claims City Provisionals Down 12%By ARI PAUL

TRYING TO SAVE THE MARRIAGE: State Senate Committee on Civil Service and Pensions Chair Diane Savino was skeptical of a DCAS plan to ‘divorce’ New York City Transit and the Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority from the city’s central hiring agency. In particular, she cited the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s often-contentious relationship with Transport Workers Union Local 100.

October 30, 2009
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Notice of Public Hearing: Provisional appointments in the City of New York

SENATE STANDING COMMITTEE ON CIVIL SERVICE AND PENSIONSNOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGSUBJECT:     Provisional appointments in the City of New YorkPURPOSE:     Update on the New York City Department of Citywide Administrative Services’ (DCAS) plan to reduce the number of provisional appointments in New York City, as required under Chapter 5 of the Laws of 2008.October 21, 200910:00 a.m.Senate Hearing Room250 Broadway, 19th FloorNew York, NY 10007

October 15, 2009
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Notice of Public Hearing: Provisional appointments in the City of New York

SENATE STANDING COMMITTEE ON CIVIL SERVICE AND PENSIONSNOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGSUBJECT:     Provisional appointments in the City of New YorkPURPOSE:     Update on the New York City Department of Citywide Administrative Services’ (DCAS) plan to reduce the number of provisional appointments in New York City, as required under Chapter 5 of the Laws of 2008.October 21, 200910:00 a.m.Senate Hearing Room250 Broadway, 19th FloorNew York, NY 10007

October 15, 2009
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Senator Savino Hosts Back to School Giveaway

(Brooklyn) Senator Diane J. Savino and staff members handed out more than 500 back-to-school packets, filled with school supplies, to Coney Island school children on Wednesday, September 30th, at the South Brooklyn Youth Consortium, a youth organization that offers afterschool programs and job training.  

October 6, 2009
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Senator Diane Savino Volunteers at MASBIA Soup Kitchen in Celebration of Rosh Hashana

(Borough Park)-Thursday, September 17, Senator Diane Savino joined Brooklyn elected officials at the MASBIA kosher soup kitchen, in serving food to the needy, as they prepared for Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year.

Please click on the link for the video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALeaANYh_-U

 Please click on the link for more photos on flickr:

September 18, 2009
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Quiet, Please!

Quiet, Please!

Staten Island Advance EditorialMark HanleySeptember 17,2009 "Hallelujah!" . . . Rrrrrring. Rrrrrring. Rrrrrring . . . ."Waaahhh! Waaahhh! Waaahhh! Waaahhh!" . . . Beep. Beep. Beep. Beep. Beep. Beep . . . Such noises are to make way for the sound of silence aboard the Staten Island Ferry.

September 17, 2009
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Quiet on the Bridge Deck Please

Quiet on the Bridge Deck, Please

Ferry adopting Sen. Savino's idea for a designated refuge from the din

By MAURA YATES

STATEN ISLAND ADVANCE

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- While they are enduring one of the most arduous daily commutes in the nation, Staten Islanders sometimes just want a little peace and quiet.

September 15, 2009
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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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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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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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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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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 19, 2009
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Senator Savino Inspires CSI students learning English as a Second Language

Senator Savino spoke to a class full of students from around the world at the College of Staten Island. This students, studying beginning level college English comprehension and speaking, had the opportunity to speak with the Senator about her background, policies, and how to get involved in their communities. 

"Becoming active in every way possible, from voting to joining organizations that work for issues that you support, is the best way to ensure that your voice is heard," said Senator Savino.

May 1, 2009
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Stronger Penalties Proposed For Work Zone Violators

Stronger Penalties Proposed For Work Zone Violators

Queens Gazette

New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan last Wednesday joined with state Senator Diane Savino and Assemblymember Michael Cusick to announce efforts to strengthen state laws protecting crews in active work zones, marking the 10th annual National Work Zone Awareness Week.

April 29, 2009
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Savino Stands with Domestic Workers to Pass Bill of Rights

Workers and Labor Leaders Pressure Legislators to Pass Domestic Workers Bill of Rights This Session

April 28, 2009
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