Issues: Military Affairs

Long Island Veterans to Benefit from Veteran-Friendly Campuses

College/university administrators from throughout L.I. meet with Sen. Foley, Assemb. Schimel, Assemb. McDonough, & Div. of Vets’ Affairs to discuss ways of helping vets access benefits of new G.I Bill & retain quality higher-education

August 14, 2009
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VIETNAM “MOVING WALL” MEMORIAL COMING TO BROCTON IN SEPTEMBER

ALBANY - Senator Catharine Young (R,I,C – Olean) and representatives from the Brocton American Legion, Post 434 today announced that the “The Moving Wall”, the nation’s <

August 13, 2009
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SENATOR YOUNG HONORS SENECA VETS

          Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I – Olean)  was joined by members of the American Legion Post #1587 and Seneca nation officials recently to make a special presenation to honor Seneca veterans for military service at the annual Salamanca Allegany Casino Veteran’s Powwow.

July 29, 2009
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Long Island Press: Foley Looks to Assist Veterans Facing Foreclosure

By Lindsay Christ

July 15, 2009

Senator Brian X. Foley (D-Blue Point) announced to a small group of veterans outside American Legion Post 269 in Patchogue that he was waiting on Governor David Paterson to sign his veteran’s foreclosure bill, which has earned a significant amount of bipartisan support.

July 16, 2009
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July 15, 2009
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Sen. Foley Greets Local Veterans While Visiting American Legion Post 269 in Patchogue

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July 15, 2009
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Sen. Foley is Joined by Veterans and other Elected Officials in Supporting His Veterans' Foreclosure Bill

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July 15, 2009
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Sen. Foley Announces Passage of Suffolk Vets' Foreclosure Bill

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July 15, 2009
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Sen. Foley, Suffolk Vets Call on Gov. Paterson to Sign Foley's Veterans Foreclosure Bill

Legislation would allow veterans of Iraq & Afghanistan wars in Suffolk to reclaim homes lost to foreclosure 

Senator Brian X. Foley (D – Blue Point) called on Governor David Paterson to sign his veterans foreclosure bill, which passed in the state senate by a 62-0 vote. The legislation helps veterans in Suffolk County whose homes have been foreclosed on during deployment to Iraq or Afghanistan.

July 14, 2009
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Senator Adams meets with representatives from various veterans' groups dedicated to helping our nation's bravest once they return from serving in uniform

Senator Adams meets with representatives from various veterans' groups dedicated to helping our nation's bravest once they return from serving in uniform.

Left to right:

Mathylde Frontus, founder and Executive Director Urban Neighborhood Services, Inc; Wilfred Cotto, CUNY Vets; Senator Adams; George Bosolet, Div Veterans Affairs; Pat Toro, Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 32      

June 15, 2009
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Senator Adams meets with NY Jets Special Teams Coach Kevin O'Dea, who served in the Coast Guard, to shed light on veterans' issues

Senator Adams meets with NY Jets Special Teams Coach Kevin O'Dea, who served in the Coast Guard, to shed light on veterans' issues

June 15, 2009
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Sen. Foley Honors Veteran with Conspicuous Service Cross

Senator Brian X. Foley presents Chris Levy, a Holbrook veteran who recently came home from Iraq, the Conspicuous Service Cross; one of the highest awards given out by New York State.

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June 4, 2009
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Sen. Foley Announces Major Initiatives to Help Veterans

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June 4, 2009
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Standing up for Veterans: Sen. Foley Announces Major Initiatives to Help New York State's Veterans

Senator Brian X. Foley (D – Blue Point) announced two major initiatives that will help veterans returning to New York State from tours in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Foley is sponsoring legislation that will help veterans reclaim homes lost to foreclosures. The legislation (S4025-B) allows local governments to waive penalties, interests payments, and fees that are owed by military personnel or their spouses on houses they have lost due to foreclosures. While there are federal statues barring banks from foreclosing on service men and women on active duty, the Foley legislation allows veterans to redeem their homes within three years of foreclosure, provided there is no other family occupying it.

June 3, 2009
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Senate Ups Property Tax Breaks For Cold War Veterans

Measure equalizes vet tax break & extends it to co-op apartments

Cold War veterans will be eligible for the same property tax breaks as veterans of foreign wars under legislation the state Senate approved Monday.

The measure, sponsored by Senator Joseph Addabbo (D-Queens), lets towns and cities offer higher property tax exemptions to Cold War veterans, bringing them in line with the tax breaks offered to other vets.  It also covers veterans in owner-occupied co-op apartments as well.    

June 3, 2009
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Senate Passes Property Tax Breaks For Cold War Veterans

Measure puts Cold War vets on par with others & also extends to co-ops (Albany, NY) The New York State Senate today recognized the service and sacrifice of Cold War veterans by voting to allow for local municipalities to increase the level of property tax breaks available to these veterans. Under the current law, Cold War vets are not offered the same breaks as other “combat” veterans. 

June 1, 2009
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