STONY BROOK, NY, September 26, 2014 - Stony Brook University showcased the construction progress of its new Stony Brook Children’s Hospital facility during a ceremony on Wednesday where President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., M.D., was joined by public officials, generous donors, young patients and their families, and hundreds of administrators, physicians and staff.
Measure Pushed by Senate Democrats Would Become Law if Conference is Handed Keys to the Chamber
Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) today voiced his strong opposition to a plan sponsored by the Senate Democrats that would provide illegal immigrants with the right to vote, to run for office and to obtain a driver’s license. The plan, which is known as “New York Is Home”, would also provide them with access to college aid and make them immediately eligible for taxpayer-funded welfare benefits, driving up property and state taxes.
Senator Flanagan is joining with his colleagues in the New York State Senate for a Career Fair
This free event will take place from 1 pm to 4 pm on Friday, October 17th at Suffolk Community College's Michael J. Grant Campus Athletic Center
Continuing his annual effort to help the community, Senator John J. Flanagan (2nd Senate District) will be hosting an Emergency Preparedness Seminars within his district. The meetings, which will be held in Selden, will be free of charge to all in the community.
The meeting will be led by the New York National Guard, working with experts from the New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services and New York State Office of Fire Prevention and Control. All who attend the meeting will be provided with expert instructions on how to prepare a disaster supply kit, develop a family communications plan, and a variety of other important safety tips.
Senator John Flanagan and Stony Brook Medicine’s Prostate Care Program: Joining Together to Fight Prostate Cancer Free Screenings To Commemorate Prostate Cancer Awareness Month Monday, September 15 through Thursday, September 18.
Recently, Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) joined with his Senate Republican colleagues to voice their opposition to the Senate Democrats’ plan to provide rights and benefits to illegal immigrants.
The plan would provide those who live in the state illegally with, among other things, the right to vote, the right to hold office, the ability to obtain a driver’s license and immediate access to financial benefits.
If you would like to join the effort to stop this ill-advised plan, enter your information below to let Albany Democrats know that all who take advantage of being a New Yorker must also follow the laws.
On September 15, Mary Ann Malack-Ragona, Executive Director/CEO, Alzheimer’s Disease Resource Center, Inc. (ADRC), was joined by New York State Senators Phil Boyle and John Flanagan, ADRC clients and their families and caregivers to announce that the organization has had its grant from the New York State Department of Health restored. The money would be used to continue providing its programs and services: care and consultation; support groups; and educational programs.
To raise awareness of Hydrocephalus and support the 9th Annual Hydrocephalus WALK, Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) successfully sponsored legislation to designate the month of September as Hydrocephalus Awareness Month in New York State. Senator Flanagan presented copies of the resolution to Mia Padron and Jackie Davidson of the Hydrocephalus Association during a visit to his office in Smithtown.
Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) recently visited the Stony Brook University’s Freedom School to read with the children who participate in the summer enrichment program. The motivational project, which was the first of its kind on Long Island, is designed to generate positive attitudes toward learning.
Senator Flanagan was invited to join the children by Dr. Charles Robbins, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education and Dean of the Undergraduate Colleges.
Today is National Purple Heart Recognition Day – a day that provides every American with a moment to reflect on the heroic actions of those who protect our way of life. These brave men and women deserve our deep appreciation every day for their selfless efforts.
Days like today are a great reminder of their sacrifice and I would like to say thank you to each and every one of our servicemembers – those currently serving and those who have served in the past – for their dedication to our nation.
With the end of the school year upon us, I would like to invite all families in our area to take part in my Summer Reading Program to help their children continue to build their reading skills during the summer months. This program is designed to reinforce the lessons learned during the school year and to help keep minds sharp during the time away from school.
Legislation sponsored by Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) which will provide relief to students who struggle with respiratory diseases or diabetes has passed the New York State Senate. The legislation (S7758) allows students who utilize an inhaler or other prescribed equipment or medication to carry and use these devices in school and at school functions.
Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) this week joined with his colleagues in the State Senate and voted in favor of the measures that complete the nine-part New York State Senate’s Women’s Equality Agenda. The legislation approved this week would stop sexual harassment at work, allow for the recovery of attorney’s fees by victims of gender discrimination, and enable domestic violence victims to obtain orders of protection electronically.
Living on Long Island provides all of us with some great opportunities to enjoy all that the summer season has to offer. From Jones Beach to the lighthouse in Montauk, we have some of the greatest beaches and recreational areas in the state and I urge you to take advantage of all Long Island has to offer.
As you enjoy the coming months, I wanted to provide you with some important summer safety information to make sure that the summer is as safe as possible. These easy-to-follow tips from experts are designed to help you prepare for almost any situation and I hope you will take advantage of them.
Senator John J. Flanagan (2nd Senate District) and Assemblyman Michael J. Fitzpatrick (8th Assembly District) announced that legislation they jointly sponsored that would allow Smithtown Supervisor Patrick Vecchio and Councilwoman Lynne C. Nowick to serve their full four-year terms has been signed into law. The enacted legislation would in effect uphold the results of the November 2013 local election when Smithtown voters overwhelmingly elected Vecchio and Nowick to serve in office.
Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) recently joined with his colleagues in the New York State Senate to pass legislation to address issues surrounding the increase in heroin and opioid abuse, addiction, and related crimes in New York.