Brian X. Foley's Press releases

Sen. Foley Encourages Eligible Residents to Utlize HEAP Benefits - Click Here for Application

To apply for HEAP, simply click here or scroll down on on this page and download the pdf attachement.

Once completed, you may mail the application to:

Suffolk County Department of Social Services

P.O. Box 1800

Hauppauge, NY 11788

December 18, 2009

Sen. Foley Introduces Legislation to Significantly Reduce MTA Payroll Tax on Long Island

Senator Brian X. Foley (D – Blue Point) and Assemblyman Fred Thiele (I – Sag Harbor) announced the introduction of major legislation that will significantly reduce the MTA payroll tax in Suffolk and Nassau as well as five other counties outside New York City that are currently served by the MTA.

December 15, 2009

Foreclosure Prevention Event Helps Hundreds of Suffolk Home Owners In Danger of Losing Their Homes

Over 300 home owners from across Suffolk County attended Senator Brian X. Foley’s Mortgage Foreclosure Prevention Event held at Central Islip High School on Saturday, November 14. The event featured a plethora of major banks and mortgage servicers and home owners in danger of losing their home to foreclosure.

November 16, 2009

Sen. Foley Calls on Gov. Paterson to Eliminate License Plate Fee

Sen. Brian X. Foley was joined by members of the Long Island/Upstate Caucus of the Senate Majority in calling for Gov. Paterson to eliminate the license plate re-issuance fee.

Below is the letter sent to Gov. Paterson by Sen. Foley and the rest of the Long Island/Upstate Senate Majority Caucus:

November 13, 2009

Sen. Foley, Supervisor Nolan Announce Winning Design for Brentwood Spray Park, as Chosen by Local Students

State Senator Brian X. Foley (D – Blue Point) and Islip Town Supervisor Phil Nolan announced the winning design for a spray park to be built in Brentwood, as chosen by students in the Brentwood School District.

November 12, 2009

Sen. Foley Announces Major Funding for Mastic Beach Dredging

$50,000 State grant secured by Foley will help Mastic Beach Property Owners Association address dredging costs

October 19, 2009

Sen. Foley Announces Major Funding to Increase Emergency Preparedness in the Town of Islip

$103,000 grant, secured by Foley, to go towards upgrading emergency communications system

October 5, 2009

Sen. Foley's Bill to Crack Down on Bogus Auto Warranty Calls Becomes Law

Wide-spread scam targets cell phone users offering fake auto warranties

September 29, 2009

Sen. Foley & Community Leaders Celebrate Grand Opening of Brentwood State Park

Sen. Brian X. Foley (D – Blue Point) was joined by community leaders and fellow elected officials at the Brentwood State Park’s official opening ceremony

September 28, 2009

Sen. Foley Announces $250,000 Grant for Sachem Public Library

Senator Brian X. Foley (D - Blue Point) announced  a major grant to beneift the Sachem Public Library during a recent visit to the library. Sen. Foley has secured $250,000 grant for the libray through the State Dormitory Authority.

The funding will go towards expanding the "teen service area" and the establishement of study/reading areas at the library. In addition, the library will now be able to purchase RFID equipment; a modern tool to better organize books throughout the library and make operations more efficient.


September 25, 2009

Foley Announces $300,000 Grant for Fuel Pumps in Patchogue Village

Money to be used to upgrade fuel pumps used by local school district, ambulance, & fire department 

September 24, 2009

Independent Analysis: Foley Top 10 in Bills Passed Last Session

Meaningful legislation marks Foley’s first year as state senator, giving Foley more bills passed than any other freshman senator

September 21, 2009
September 16, 2009

Sen. Foley, Mayor Pontieri Announce Major Grant for Patchogue Revitalization

Patchogue Village to receive $2.47 million in state money

Senator Brian X. Foley (D – Blue Point) and Patchogue Village Mayor Paul Pontieri announced a major state grant for Patchogue Village aimed at boosting revitalization efforts in the Village. Patchogue Village has been awarded $2.47 million as part of the Restore New York Program which is helping uplift communities throughout the state.

September 10, 2009

Statement on the Passing of Legislator John J. Foley

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of former Suffolk County Legislator John J. Foley, father of State Senator Brian X. Foley. Legislator Foley passed away peacefully Monday while surrounded by his family.  He was 91.

September 8, 2009

Sen. Foley Calls on Gov. Paterson to Sign Sex Offender E-Mail Notification Bill into Law

Sen. Foley and community advocates urge Governor Paterson to sign bill that would allow residents to receive instant e-mail alerts when a sex offender moves into their neighborhood

August 31, 2009

Sen. Foley Announces $500,000 Grant to Build Spray Park in Brentwood

Timberline Park to become recreational destination for local residents

August 31, 2009

St. Joseph's College & Sen. Foley Announce $1.77 Million Grant

Funding, Secured by Foley as part of N.Y.S Higher Education Capital Matching Grants Program, is largest funding award in St. Joseph’s history and will go towards building state-of- the art athletic complex

August 19, 2009

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

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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