John J. Flanagan's Reports

2014 Emergency Preparedness Information Page

Continuing his annual effort to help the community, Senator John J. Flanagan (2nd Senate District) will be hosting three Emergency Preparedness Seminars within his district. The meetings, which will be held in Kings Park and Selden, will be free of charge to all in the community.

The meetings 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 meetings 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.

 

September 9, 2014
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Prostate Cancer Information

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.  

August 22, 2014
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Senator Flanagan's Summer Reading Program

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.

June 30, 2014
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Summer Safety Information

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.

Please have a safe and enjoyable summer.

June 20, 2014
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Identity Theft Protection Information

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.

March 5, 2014
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Q & A About The New York State School Property Tax Exemption (STAR)

What is STAR?

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.

February 25, 2014
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New York State Unclaimed Funds

New York State is holding over $12 billion in unclaimed funds, and some of it may be yours! A simple internet search is all it takes to see if there are unclaimed funds in your name.

Click here to find out if you have any unclaimed funds waiting for you. 

Why does New York State have unclaimed funds?

December 27, 2013
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Helpful Holiday Safety And Shopping Tips

     To help make this holiday season as safe and enjoyable as possible, I put together this holiday safety section to help you protect your family, your home and your identity during this busy season.

     This information is designed to help you have the most enjoyable holiday season. From tips to protect you when you shop to links with information regarding toy safety and recalls, this section is designed to put all the information you need for a happy, healthy and safe holiday season in one convenient location.

     Please feel free to contact my office at 631-361-2154 or e-mail me at flanagan@nysenate.gov if you have any questions or comments about this site or any issue of importance to your family.

November 26, 2013
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Tips To Protect Yourself From Identity Theft During The Holiday Shopping Season

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.

November 26, 2013
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Tips For Safe Holiday Shopping

Information on Gift Cards from New York State Comptroller's Office

 

The New York State Division of Consumer Protection (NYSDCP) is warning consumers to use caution as they look for bargains in stores and online when they are doing their holiday shopping this year. 

The following links will access information from the NYSCSP:

NYSCSP Guide To Holiday Shopping

November 25, 2013
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Winter Storm Safety Tips

Every year, my office hosts a number of Emergency Preparedness meetings throughout our 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.

November 24, 2013
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Organ Donor Information

More than 10,000 New Yorkers are on waiting lists as the need for organ donations far exceeds the supply.  One person who donates organs (hearts, 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.

October 4, 2013
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October 1, 2013
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Community Events Information

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.

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September 5, 2013
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Senator Flanagan Emergency Preparedness Information

Continuing his annual effort to help the community, Senator John J. Flanagan (2nd Senate District) hosted three Emergency Preparedness Seminars throughout the community.

July 23, 2013
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June 6, 2013
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