John J. Flanagan's Press releases

Patch: Cuomo Brings Meals, Aid to LI Cares

By Pam Robinson (Editor) - November 27, 2013

Gov. Cuomo delivered Thanksgiving meals and an infusion of funds to Long Island Cares, one of a series of stops Wednesday at food banks around the state.

December 2, 2013
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Long Island State Veterans Home Receives $12.5 Million In Funding From VA Construction Grant Program

The Long Island State Veterans Home is the recent recipient of a $12.5 million VA Construction Grant Award as announced by VA Secretary Erik K. Shinseki.

November 8, 2013
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Senator Flanagan Announces New Counsel To Education Committee

New York State Senator John J. Flanagan is pleased to announce the appointment of Carl Mills III as his new Counsel to the Senate Education Committee.  Mr. Mills is a well seasoned graduate of Albany Law School and has worked as a member of Senator Flanagan’s staff for the past two years; first as a fellow in the New York State Graduate Fellowship program, and more recently as Special Counsel to the Senator.

November 1, 2013
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Halloween Safety Tips for your Family from Senator Flanagan

For many families in our community, Halloween is a day for children to enjoy time with their friends and to go trick-or-treating. But that fun needs to be balanced with some safety measures to ensure that our little ghosts and goblins are able to safely enjoy the day.

To help you keep the children in your life safe this Halloween, I wanted to share some common-sense tips from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

October 30, 2013
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Senator Flanagan And Senator Felder Partner Host Education Hearing In New York City

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District), Chairman of the New York State Senate Standing Committee on Education, today joined with his colleague Senator Simcha Felder (17th Senate District), the Chair of the New York City Education Subcommittee, to convene an education hearing in New York City to review the impact and effectiveness of recent state education reforms.  The “Regents Reform Agenda: ‘Assessing’ Our Progress” is the fourth of five Senate Education Committee hearings being held throughout the state.

October 29, 2013
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Senator Flanagan Helps Open New Press Box At Kings Park High School

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) recently joined with members of the Kings Park School District community to cut the ribbon on the new press box at the Kings Park High School football field.  The new facility was funded through a state grant of $85,000 that Senator Flanagan helped secure.

The new press box will replace an older one which was accessible only by ladder and had been deemed unsafe for both students and faculty.  To ensure safety and comfort, the new facility features a glass-enclosed broadcast booth that overlooks the playing field and a rooftop platform that enables safe filming of on-field activities.

October 28, 2013
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Senator Flanagan Hails Late Assemblyman Conte’s Organ Donation Law

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) proudly announced that Lauren’s Law (S.7103A of 2012), which the late Assemblyman James Conte led the fight to pass last year to increase enrollment of organ donors in New York State, is now in effect in New York State.  The law will require common sense changes to license applications in New York State to help increase organ donation.

October 4, 2013
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Important STAR Program Information from Senator Flanagan

Important information if you receive the Basic STAR property tax savings from New York State

All homeowners who are enrolled in the Basic STAR program must re-register with the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance (NYSDTF) by the end of this year in order to continue getting the STAR exemption for 2014 and beyond. This re-registration is part of a new effort to eliminate fraud and protect property taxpayers.

September 30, 2013
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Senator Flanagan Throws Out First Pitch For Long Island Ducks

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) recently had the privilege of joining the Long Island Ducks to throw out the ceremonial first pitch before the team’s recent victory over the Lancaster Barnstormers at Bethpage Ballpark in Central Islip.  Senator Flanagan delivered the pitch to former New York Met Bud Harrelson, part-owner of the Ducks and the current bench coach.

September 3, 2013
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Senator Flanagan Joins With Stony Brook Medicine's Prostate Care Program To Promote Awareness

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) is joining with Stony Brook Medicine’s Prostate Care Program to provide men throughout our community with free prostate screenings to commemorate National Prostate Cancer Awareness month.

The free screenings will be available from Monday, September 16th through Thursday, September 19th from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Stony Brook Urology office located in Suite 500 at 24 Research Way in Setauket.  All examinations are free and conducted under the direction of Medical Director Howard L. Adler, MD, FACS.

August 29, 2013
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Honoring the 50th Anniversary of Martin Luther King's 'I Have a Dream' speech

I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation.

 

August 28, 2013
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Senator Flanagan Announces Hearings To Review State Education Policies

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District), Chairman of the New York State Senate Standing Committee on Education, announced that the Education Committee will be holding a series of hearings to review the impact and effectiveness of recent state education reforms.

Senator Flanagan will convene “The Regents Reform Agenda: ‘Assessing’ Our Progress” hearings on the following dates and locations:

 

August 27, 2013
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Senator Flanagan's Pet Owner Protection Signed Into Law

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) announced that legislation he sponsored to provide consumers with more protections when they purchase a pet has been signed into law.The new law will expand New York State’s “Pet Lemon Law” by providing consumers with more information about the origins of their pet and greater protections should their pet become ill.

August 9, 2013
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Senator Flanagan Passes Resolution Designating September As Hydrocephalus Awareness Month

To raise awareness of Hydrocephalus and support the 8th Annual Hydrocephalus WALK, Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) recently welcomed Mia Padron and Jackie Davidson of the Hydrocephalus Association to his office. During the visit, Senator Flanagan presented them with a New York State Senate resolution designating the month of September as Hydrocephalus Awareness Month in New York State.

August 6, 2013
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Senator Flanagan To Host Hearings On State Education Policies

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District), Chairman of the New York State Senate Standing Committee on Education, announced that the Education Committee will be holding a series of hearings to review the impact and effectiveness of recent state education reforms.

The hearings will be held throughout the State at the beginning of the school year with the first to be held on Long Island in September.  Following that meeting, Senator Flanagan will convene additional meetings in central and upstate New York and New York City.

July 25, 2013
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Open Letter From Senator Flanagan Regarding LIPA

July 2013

Dear Huntington Resident:

I write to provide you with relevant and important information regarding recently passed legislation that seeks to address numerous concerns and complaints about the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA).  The lengthy details provided herein are necessary to ensure a thorough overview of all the intricate issues involved.

July 23, 2013
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Legislatore Muratore and Senator Flanagan Join To Support Centereach Cheerleaders

Legislator Tom Muratore (4th Legislative District) and State Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) are pleased to announce several upcoming fundraisers to support Centereach High School’s Junior Varsity and Varsity Cheerleaders, also referred to as the “Spirit Club.”

July 18, 2013
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Senator Flanagan Proudly Inducts Dennis Sullivan Into Veteran's Hall Of Fame

Senator John J. Flanagan (2nd Senate District) recently had the honor of presenting Mr. Dennis Sullivan of Selden as his honoree for induction into the New York State Senate Veterans’ Hall of Fame at a special ceremony in Albany.  Mr. Sullivan, who was accompanied to the ceremony by his wife Teresa, was honored for his service to his country during the Vietnam War and his continued dedication to fellow veterans since his service ended.

July 10, 2013
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