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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
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Senator Diane Savino's Small Business Thought Raiser

John Mancuso owner of Silversti's Catering and Deli and Ed Gomez owner of Da Noi, Vola and Bin 5 restaurants discusses how government can remove burdensome fees and regulations so businesses can start hiring again with Senator Savino and Linda Barron from the Staten Island Chamber of Commerce.

September 14, 2011
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Knicks Drills and Skills Clinic Senator Diane Savino and the New York Knicks Preach Activity and Academics at All Day Clinic

The New York Knicks and State Senator Diane Savino teamed up to with

75 kids from Coney Island Generation Gap to prepare them for the upcoming school year, the upcoming season and life.

Coney Island and basketball have serious history, and just a little bit more was made in early August as 75 kids from Coney Island Generation Gap got to train in basketball skills and drills with former Knicks players, coaches and trainers. Kasier Park’s newly paved basketball courts served as home court to the gathering.

Knicks former players and coaches, led the kids in passing, shooting, dribbling and teamwork drills all while extolling the importance of doing well in school.

August 12, 2011
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August 10, 2011
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Savino Bill to Close Dangerous Domestic Violence Loophole Signed into Law

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 was signed into law by Governor Cuomo Thursday.

The legislation, (S.4302A) adds 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.

August 5, 2011
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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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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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Does the State Owe You Money?

Does the State Owe You Money?

Over $10.5 billion in unclaimed funds.

Senator urges constituents to see if they are owed money.

FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT http://www.osc.state.ny.us/ouf/index.htm

 

 

April 15, 2011
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IDC, Assemb. Ortiz, Join 10-year-old Heart Transplant Survivor to Push for Life-Saving Legislation 'Lauren's Law' to Increase Organ Donation Passed Important Committee Vote Today

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.

April 5, 2011
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At Staten Island Senior Center, State Pols Tip Caps Over Restoration of $22.5M in Funding

By Deborah E. Young

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Staten Island’s Albany delegation swept into the Todt Hill Friendship Club today, and in front of a boisterous crowd of more than 200 seniors, touted their success in restoring $22.5 million for senior centers in the first on-time state budget passed in five years.

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.

April 4, 2011
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