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Savino Passes Important Worker Safety Legislation Work Zone Safety Legislation Passes Senate

News from Senator Diane Savino Serving Staten Island/ Brooklyn

For Immediate Release: May 9, 2012

For further information contact Michael Arvanites 917-816-1123

Albany- State Senator Diane J. Savino’s (D-I-WF North Shore/South Brooklyn) bill establishes the crimes of vehicular assault and vehicular manslaughter in an active work zone and intrusion into an active work zone. This bill passed the Senate yesterday.

May 9, 2012

Cast Your Vote for an Italian-American Landmark


Help preserve the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Grotto in Rosebank, Staten Island.

 The National Trust for Historic Preservation is awarding grants as part of its "Partners in Preservation" initiative with American Express.

May 3, 2012

Please take advantage of a great program from the Department of Sanitiation.

This will help keep and your house and the environment clean! And remeber to assist any of your elderly nieghbors who need help droping off those items.


April 27, 2012

Press Conference at City Hall regarding New Data on Assaults of our Social Services or Juvenile Detention Workers

Former social service worker Senator Savino, speaks at a Press Conferene at City Hall regarding new data on assaults of our social services or juvenile detention workers while they perform their duties. They also called for the passage into law a bill that would make these assults a felony. That bill has already passed the Senate.

April 23, 2012

“The demand for local food is there, we just have to show people where to go, Our program will help an ear of corn grown in Brookfield end up on a supper table in Brooklyn. Everyone wins"


Capitol Confidential

April 18, 2012

Joined by farmers, restaurateurs and supermarket representatives, the state Senate’s Independent Democratic Conference pressed for an expansion of the current Pride of New York program, which is designed to promote state produce and food products.

The IDC’s proposal would create “dine” and “shop” designations under the Pride program for restaurants and retailers/wholesalers, allowing them to tout their commitment to in-state foodstuffs — a sort of Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval for edibles.

April 19, 2012

Savino Declares Victory at Sea! NY will keep National Ballast Water Standards

St. George- State Senator Diane Savino (D-North Shore/South Brooklyn) declared victory today and praised Governor Andrew Cuomo; in her fight to keep the Port of New York and New Jersey open for business. Hundreds of thousands of jobs are saved and the prices of all goods are kept where they are by the importation of goods through the Port of New York. If the DEC had set a higher standard than the ports of Philadelphia, Baltimore, Halifax, or Miami, goods would have been redirected there; effectively shutting down the Martine industry in the Port of New York/New Jersey.

February 22, 2012

NYS Foreclosure Prevention Services Program Campaign

Thousands of Distressed Homeowners Will Be Left in the Lurch—and Communities Devastated – by Imminent Loss of State Funding for Foreclosure Prevention Housing Counseling and Legal Defense

 Elected Officials, Advocates and Homeowners Call for

Funding in New York State’s Budget for Foreclosure Prevention

February 1, 2012

Sunset Park BID Small Business Thought Raiser

State Senator Diane J. Savino speaks to small business owners from the Sunset Park Business Improvement District in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. Senator Diane Savino is conducting a series of small business thought rasiers in order to see how New York State can foster a better business environment for existing small businesses.

October 20, 2011

Rally Against Rep. Mica's Plan For A 30% Reduction In Transportation Funding

Amalgamated Transit Union local 726 President Angelo Tanzi (left in blue golf shirt) stands with his bus driving members, Councilman Vincent iginzio, and State Senator Diane Savino in Staten Island's rally to save transit funding from draconian cuts.  Representative and transportation chairman John Mica (Florida) has put forth a plan to drastically cut transportation funding by at least 30%. The "Don't X Out Public Transit Campaign Kicked off nationwide today.  on Staten Island 35% of the express buses would disappear under the Rep. Mica plan.

September 20, 2011

State Farm Insurance Donates $20,000 to Staten Island 1st Responders

Senator Diane Savino Lauds State Farm Insurance Company for donating $10,000 to the all volunteer Port Richmond Crisis Emergency Response Team or CERT and the all volunteer Metropolitan Fire Company for their efforts assisting NYPD, FDNY and Staten Island residents in need during Hurricane Irene.  Metro Fire Dept.

September 19, 2011