Effective January 19th, a new state law that I supported will enhance the fight against breast cancer.
The new law requires that all mammography reports provided by doctors must now include a notification to patients when it is determined that they have dense breast tissue. Patients also must be informed about the importance of discussing additional screening options with their doctor.
Research shows that dense breast tissue can make it more difficult to find cancer on a mammogram and may be associated with an increased risk of breast cancer. But according to a recent poll, 95% of women are unaware of their own breast density.
Today, the NYS2100 Commission created after Superstorm Sandy to make recommendations to strengthen and make more resilient the State’s infrastructure released its preliminary report and recommendations. Senator Lanza will be reviewing the recommendations as part of the effort to help protect New York from future storms and natural disaster.
There are several programs that will provide assistance to people with high heating bills during the winter season and the replacement of gas equipment that might have been damaged during Hurricane Sandy.
National Grid is offering assistance for residential customers who have been most seriously impacted by Hurricane Sandy on Long Island and in New York City with a Customer Assistance Program. Eligible customers include property owners whose home has not been declared uninhabitable by the Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA) and National Grid has placed a warning tag on
By virtually all accounts, we are currently in the midst of a particularly bad flu season. With this in mind, I wanted to provide you with some helpful information about the flu, including how and where you and your family can get vaccinated.
According to the State Health Department, it's not too late to get vaccinated for this year's flu season, and most people 6 months and older are recommended to receive an influenza vaccination each year. The vaccine is especially important for people who run a high risk of developing serious complications. That includes pregnant women, children under 5 years old, adults aged 65 or older, and people of any age with certain chronic medical conditions.
Please accept my sincere best wishes to you and your family for a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year. I wanted to take this opportunity to highlight some of my key priorities as the new Legislative Session gets underway.
Top-Notch Constituent Service: Throughout the year, please remember that I am always here to serve you, your family and our community. If you have any problems, questions or concerns -- or if you'd simply like to share your views on an important state governmental issue -- please feel free to call, write, e-mail or visit my district office. My key contact information includes:
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — When it comes to staying in the swim of things on Staten Island and across the Tri-State region, there’s one pool-management firm that remains a top choice of communities and hotels — The Pool Therapist.
“It’s all about safety,” said owner Stuart Roaker, describing the focus of the Travis-based business he founded in 1987.
Click here to make an appointment. Please note that not all donation opportunities are available for online scheduling. This is especially true close to the drive date. However, most blood drive or donation center locations accept walk-in donors. To schedule an appointment online, look for drives where a link is provided.
When downstate New York was hit hard by Superstorm Sandy late last month many of the state’s cultural organizations sustained major damage: libraries lost collections, historic sites were compromised, and museums were forced to close their doors for extensive clean up. To assist in the recovery efforts for these important community assets, the New York Council for the Humanities is offering grants of up to $1,500 to defray costs for staff, paid workers & volunteers working on storm related clean up.
Senator Andrew Lanza today announced that New Yorkers who lost their job or income due to Hurricane Sandy now have an extension from December 3, 2012 to February 4, 2013 to apply for federal disaster unemployment assistance (DUA).
Additionally, claimants now have up to 90 days to submit proof of employment or self-employment and will be provided an IRS link to expedite the retrieval of lost or destroyed tax documents.
Disaster unemployment benefits are available to provide financial support to anyone who has lost their job and live or work in the Bronx, Kings, New York, Richmond, Queens, Nassau, Suffolk, Rockland and Westchester counties.
UNIQLO’s “United in Warmth” 10 Community Donation Program Distributing Premium Ultra Light Down Coats and HEATTECH Clothing Items at St. Margaret Mary Church and Our Lady Help of Christians Church Saturday, January 5th, 11:00 a.m.
DETAILS: UNIQLO, the global clothing retailer, will join Our Lady Help of Christians Church and Saint Margaret Mary Church to deliver warm clothing donations to hundreds of individuals and families on Staten Island this Saturday.
One of the most pressing issues facing all New Yorkers is increasing property taxes. For many, it is the defining factor that contributes to their exodus from our City and State. Now more than ever we need to enact a common sense plan that takes an aggressive stance and puts an end to out of control property tax increases.