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Thousands of Staten Island homeowners will save on future insurance costs when new federal flood maps are revised under an agreement with the city.
Joseph Fernino, a 20-year-old from Staten Island, overdosed on heroin this past February. Paramedics who rushed to his aid had to administer two shots of naloxone, a drug that usually can revive a patient in the grips of an overdose with only one shot.
Fentanyl is 50 to 100 times more potent than morphine, and 25 to 50 times more potent than heroin, but drug users are unknowingly taking it and dying of overdoses, something Rep. Daniel Donovan hopes to curb with the introduction of a new bill.
A bill announced Tuesday would significantly reduce the minimum possession threshold for fentanyl to trigger mandatory minimum sentences, the latest target of lawmakers as they seek to take action against the opioid crisis.
The United States government is concerned that carfentanil, a powerful opioid that has caused a rash of overdose deaths, could be used as a chemical weapon and has discussed the matter with China, the State Department said Friday in response to an Associated Press investigation.
Foreign threats should never dictate American policy, but that’s unfortunately what will happen if President Obama vetoes the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act, as he’s threatening to do.
I'm honored to have been appointed chairman of the House Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications. In that role, I'll be a leader in Congress in overseeing the federal government's disaster response and instituting policies that keep our communities secure.
U.S. Rep. Dan Donovan, who has been tapped to head a House subcommittee on emergency preparedness, will hold a hearing on March 15 on President Barack Obama’s proposed cut in anti-terrorism funding.
U.S. Rep. Dan Donovan and Assemblymember Nicole Malliotakis, who started an initiative on Staten Island two years ago that allows residents to drop off their old prescription drugs at police precincts, are now trying to expand their give-back program citywide.
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Like many parents who find their child addicted to heroin, Cecilia Olsen was in denial when her high school-aged son started using drugs.