More than 10,000 New Yorkers are on waiting lists as the need for donations far exceeds the supply. One person who donates organs (heart, lungs, liver, kidneys, pancreas and intestines) can save up to eight lives, while a tissue donor (corneas, bone, skin, heart valves, tendons, veins, etc.) can improve 12 or more lives by restoring eyesight, helping fight infections in burn patients and preventing the loss of mobility and disability.
Every year, our office hosts a number of Emergency Preparedness meetings throughout the area to help residents prepare for and recover from natural disasters. The information provided to those who attended these events has been extremely beneficial during severe weather such as hurricanes and tropical storms.
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.
It’s not just pick-pockets who steal your credit cards and money anymore. Advances in computer technology have made it possible for ID thieves to ruin your credit and tarnish your good name. Below are tips to protect you and your family.
The New York State School Tax Relief Program (STAR) provides New York homeowners with partial exemptions from school property taxes. If you earn less than $500,000 and own and live in your home, you are probably eligible for the STAR exemption.
There are two types of STAR property tax exemptions:
Basic STAR is available for owner-occupied, primary residences where the owners’ total income is less than $500,000. Basic STAR works by exempting the first $30,000 of the full value of a home from school taxes.
It’s not just pick-pockets who steal your credit cards and money anymore. Advances in computer technology have made it possible for ID thieves to ruin your credit and tarnish your good name. Below are tips to protect you and your family this holiday season.
New York Blood Center (NYBC) is urgently calling on Long Islanders to roll up their sleeves to help fill the void. According to the NYBC, the cancellations and corresponding loss of donations has led to a low supply of blood – especially O-Negative.
NYBC has events scheduled daily where people can donate and are always welcoming donors to visit one of their walk-in centers.