Internet, Automobile And Credit Issues Were Top Frauds Reported
Senator Lanza Provides Tips To New Yorkers
Senator Andrew Lanza today reported the list of the top 10 consumer fraud complaints received by the NY Attorney General’s Office in 2013. In addition to highlighting the scams most reported by New Yorkers, Lanza offered tips on how to avoid them in the future.
Weather permitting, the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene will conduct aerial spraying for mosquitoes via a low-flying helicopter to help prevent West Nile Virus between 6:00 AM and 7:00 PM on 7/17, 7/18, and 7/21 with alternate spray dates of 7/18, 7/21, and 7/22 in the marshlands near the following zip codes in Staten Island, Queens, and The Bronx: 10303, 10306, 10308, 10309, 10311, 10314, 11354, 11356, 11357, 11362, 11363, 10464, 10475, 11691, and 11692.
From family barbecues, to hiking and boating, to sitting on a sandy beach with a good book, summer is always a fantastic time to enjoy all that the Empire State has to offer.
But the summer months can also bring some potential dangers, especially as temperatures begin to rise. To help you stay safe during periods of excessive heat, the State Department of Health and the State Office of Emergency Management are offering the following safety tips:
The City of New York has begun a public awareness campaign to urge residents to call 911 -and not just their utility - if they smell gas. Previously, residents who smelled gas were often told to call their gas utility or dial 311, the city's information hotline. Now, any calls to 311 reporting gas will be transferred to the 911 emergency line, automatically triggering a fire department response.
If you suspect a natural gas leak:
Leave the area immediately and go to a safe location
Do not try to locate the source of the leak
Do not do anything that could cause a spark and ignite the gas:
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed legislation designed to combat the growing heroin and opioid epidemic in communities across the State. Last week, the Governor and legislative leaders reached an agreement on multiple bills that include new programs and insurance reforms to improve treatment options for individuals suffering from heroin and opioid addiction; measures to strengthen penalties and put in place additional tools for law enforcement to crack down on the distribution of illegal drugs; provisions to ensure the proper and safe use of naloxone, an overdose antidote; and support for enhanced public awareness campaigns to prevent drug abuse.
Tougher penalties and increased limitations to crack down on illegal purchases and sales
Senator Andrew Lanza today announced the passage of legislation to restrict the market for ivory articles and rhinoceros horns. The legislation prohibits transactions involving these materials with very limited exceptions and increases the criminal and civil penalties for individuals who violate this law.