Cusick’s organized retail crime bill signed by Governor

Posted on: Thursday, June 23rd, 2016 at 4:20 pm

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — State Assemblyman Michael Cusick announced Thursday that Governor Cuomo has signed his bill, designed to combat organized retail crime. "Organized retail theft has grown exponentially in the past decade," Cusick said at the Staten Island Mall. "My…

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Cusick, Lanza are voices of reason on childhood sex abuse

Posted on: Monday, June 20th, 2016 at 4:01 pm

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — As the current legislative session in Albany winds down, efforts are intensifying to pass legislation that would either extend or eliminate the statute of limitations for both civil and criminal cases involving the sexual abuse of…

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Local lawmakers: From addiction recovery to cybersecurity

Posted on: Thursday, June 16th, 2016 at 3:09 pm

Here's a recap of what some of Staten Island's lawmakers have been up to recently. FIGHTING SUBSTANCE ABUSE  Councilman Joe Borelli (R-South Shore) recently announced he is introducing a two-part legislative package focusing on the availability of substance abuse prevention services in…

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Developmental disabilities hearing coming to Staten Island

Posted on: Tuesday, June 14th, 2016 at 3:23 pm

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — A state Assembly task force is planning to host a public forum on Staten Island to focus on services for persons with disabilities. The task force has been hosting regional forums across the state in an…

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Kids exercise their brains and bodies as Total Fitness Challenge kicks off

Posted on: Saturday, June 11th, 2016 at 3:28 pm

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Hundreds of kids gathered Friday to exercise and have fun at the 10th annual Summer Total Fitness Challenge kickoff event hosted by Assemblyman Michael Cusick.  About 300 children, ages 5 to 8, warmed up and played different…

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At Staten Island CVS store, I-STOP helping in Rx drug war

Posted on: Tuesday, June 7th, 2016 at 3:40 pm

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – As the heroin and prescription drug epidemic continues to worsen, a glimmer of good news emerges with success stories from pharmacists in Great Kills. Kasey Gaeta, the pharmacist at a CVS on Hylan Boulevard in Great…

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Deadly drug crisis is target of new OD, pain pill laws

Posted on: Tuesday, May 31st, 2016 at 4:02 pm

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Less than a week after Gov. Andrew Cuomo's Heroin Task Force meeting on Staten Island, lawmakers are proposing new legislation to combat the opioid and heroin epidemic. Cuomo attended the hearing May 25 and told Staten Islanders that he expects to…

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Local lawmakers: Cracking down on toll violators and more

Posted on: Friday, May 13th, 2016 at 4:11 pm

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Here is a look at what some of Staten Island's lawmakers have been up to recently. TOLL VIOLATOR CRACKDOWN Gov. Andrew Cuomo this week announced the beginning of the suspension process for 575 New York-registered vehicles as part…

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Local lawmakers: From overdose prevention to IRS legislation

Posted on: Monday, May 9th, 2016 at 5:09 pm

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — From overdose prevention to bills aimed at making the IRS more accountable, here's a recap of what some of Staten Island's lawmakers have been up to recently. OVERDOSE PREVENTION Sen. Andrew Lanza and Assemblyman Michael Cusick recently…

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Staten Island Green & Clean Festival to focus on youth education, sustainability

Posted on: Monday, May 9th, 2016 at 4:26 pm

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — The Staten Island Economic Development Corp. (SIEDC) announced Monday that youth education and sustainability will be the focus of its sixth annual SI Green & Clean Festival. This year's SI Green & Clean Festival, which will take…

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