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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

Downtown Staten Island Council to kick off 5th annual Drive-In Movie event

Staten Island Advance

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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


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

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

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

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

Staten Island's Senator Savino goes to bat for female workers

by Staten Island Advance

State Sen. Diane Savino today headlined two Albany rallies pegged to equal rights for female workers, saying "pocketbook issues" of financial equality benefit not only women but families, especially during tough economic times.

And in keeping with the theme of the day, Ms. Savino (D-North Shore/Brooklyn) sponsored the visit of several Staten Island Girl Scout troops to the state capital, calling it a "serendipitous" confluence of events on a day that highlighted gender-equality legislation.

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April 28, 2009


Joins advocates in rally for passage of NYS Fair Pay ActLegislation will make discrimination based on gender illegal

April 28, 2009

Senator Savino Supports Bill Requiring Handgun License Renewals Every Five Years

Proposal Would Reform New York’s Dangerous Lifetime Permit System

April 23, 2009

Senate passes legislation to hold owners of foreclosed homes accountable for their upkeep

Would Allow Municipalities and Homeowner Associations to  Enforce Provisions of the Bill to Protect the Public and Property Values.   Savino Urges Assembly to Pass House Version   ALBANY-- Senator Diane J. Savino (D-Brooklyn/Staten Island) said a foreclosed home offers its owner no excuse to let it go into disrepair, and has the responsibility of maintaining a vacant home to prevent any chance of fire, criminal activity or depressed property value.  

March 24, 2009

State Senator Savino Secures Capital Funding For Shema Kolainu

State Senator Diane Savino, who represents parts of Staten Island and Brooklyn in the New York State Senate, recently secured and presented a check of $150,000 in capital funding that will be earmarked for the $6 million capital campaign of Shema Kolainu – Hear Our Voices.

Senator Savino expressed her commitment to the school, saying, "I visited Shema Kolainu, witnessed the dedication of its teachers and staff and was impressed with its innovative programs geared to providing a top level education to children with autism spectrum disorder."

March 13, 2009

Senate Majority Leader Malcolm A. Smith, Senator Diane Savino and Other Members of the Democratic Conference Pay Tribute to Women's History Month

(Albany, NY)- Today, Senate Majority Leader Malcolm A. Smith, joined by a bi-partisan coalition of women Senators, celebrated the achievements, contributions and struggles of women with a Resolution to commemorate the month of March as Women’s History Month. The Resolution commemorates women who have made significant contributions to society and recognizes women trailblazers in the political history of New York and our country, including 10 sitting women Senators here in New York.

March 11, 2009