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Robert Mandel

Robert “Bob” Mandel enlisted in the United States Navy in 1951, during the Korean War, and was assigned to Transport Squadron VR24 and then to Flight Crew status as Radio Operator. Mr. Mandel then joined Fighter Squadron VF44, and was sent to Cuba to support their mission aboard the USS Intrepid.

Mr. Mandel was honorably discharged in 1955 with the rank of Petty Officer 1st Class. He is the recipient of the Navy Good Conduct Medal, the Navy Occupation Medal and the National Defense Service Medal.

May 16, 2014
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Filomena Piscitelli

Filomena Piscitelli is a great example of the impact one woman can have on her community, while inspiring all New York residents.

Mrs. Piscitelli was born in Italy. The oldest of fi ve children, she assumed the role of caretaker of her family at a young age. She married the late Mario Piscitelli in June of 1963, and in August of that year, they traveled to America to start a new life. By 1967, their family had grown, with the addition of son Alexander and daughter Maria Rina. As a young mother, Mrs. Piscitelli balanced her family obligations and her work as she helped her husband open Mario’s Shoe Repair in Greenlawn. She proudly recognized her dream of becoming a citizen of the United States in 1966.

May 14, 2014
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A Mother’s Day Message from Senator John Flanagan

A message from Senator John Flanagan (New York State) wishing every mother a very special Mother’s Day

May 11, 2014
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Senator Flanagan Discusses Education Issues With City & State

Senator John Flanagan (New York State) joins with Matthew Hamilton of City & State to discuss education issues in New York State -- May 9, 2014

May 9, 2014
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Committee Meeting: Education Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Education Senator John J. Flanagan, Chair 10:00 AM, Tuesday, May 13, 2014 Room 124 CAP

May 13, 10:03 AM - 10:10 AM
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Senator Flanagan Celebrates National Teacher Day

Senator John Flanagan (New York State), Chairman of the Senate Education Committee, applauds teachers on National Teacher Day - May 6, 2014

May 6, 2014
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Senator Flanagan’s Bill Upholding Smithtown Terms of Office Passes Senate

Senator John J. Flanagan (2nd Senate District) announced that the New York State Senate has passed his legislation allowing Smithtown Supervisor Patrick Vecchio and Councilwoman Lynne C. Nowick to serve their full four-year terms. If enacted into law, the 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.

The legislation is sponsored in the Assembly by Assemblyman Michael J. Fitzpatrick (8th Assembly District).

April 29, 2014
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Senator Flanagan Joins Letter Carriers To Help Stamp Out Hunger

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) is encouraging everyone in our community to join this year's National Association of Letter Carrier's (NALC) Stamp Out Hunger food drive on Saturday, May 10th.  During the event, letter carriers in our communities will carry on their tradition, now in its 22nd

April 28, 2014
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Committee Meeting: Education Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Education Senator John J. Flanagan, Chair 10:00 AM, Tuesday, April 29, 2014 Room 124 CAP

April 29, 10:04 AM - 10:11 AM
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Stony Brook University Commemorates Opening of Newly Refurbished Recreation Fields

Stony Brook University celebrated the opening of its newly renovated Campus Recreation Field Complex with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the southeast corner of the South P parking area of the campus. Stony Brook University students will have primary use of the three competition size turf and grass fields which measure over nine square acres and include lights for evening practice and competition.

April 24, 2014
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Senator Flanagan Welcomes Commack Boy Scout

     Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) recently welcomed Dylan Feldman of Boy Scout Troop 403 in Commack to his office.  The Commack Middle School 6th grader met with Senator Flanagan to discuss the constitutional rights and obligations of citizens of the United States.  The meeting was scheduled as part of Dylan’s effort to achieve the rank of First Class Rank Scout. 

     "Scouting presents a tremendous opportunity for young boys to learn about the world they live in and it was enjoyable to help Dylan as he works to achieve his goal.  I enjoyed our visit and wish Dylan all the best in his scouting career,” stated Senator Flanagan.

April 21, 2014
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Earth Day 2014 Poster Contest

Thank you for your wonderful contribution to the New York State Senate’s Earth Day Poster Contest. This year we received many outstanding posters that exemplify the creativity of the young people in the 2nd Senatorial District.

Each entry from my District displayed tremendous originality and vision as well as obvious concern for the ecological future of our communities and our state. I am proud of your work and that of your classmates, and encourage you to continue to study and learn more about the serious challenges that face our environment.

I am pleased to announce that the winner of the 2014 Earth Day Poster Contest from my District is:

Zachary GoldsteinGrade 4Smithtown Elementary School

April 17, 2014
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Senator Flanagan Welcomes Bill Cosby To Stony Brook University

"It was an honor to meet Mr. Cosby recently when he performed at Stony Brook University's Staller Center.  A true legend, he has provided our nation with so much laughter and insight during his storied and far-reaching career as an actor, a comedian and an author and it was a thrill for my wife and me to spend some time with him when he visited our community," stated Senator Flanagan.

 

April 11, 2014
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Senator Flanagan Discusses Education Budget Negotiations

Senator John Flanagan (New York State) discusses the Senate Majority's priorities in relation to the education portion of the New York State budget -- March 26, 2014

March 27, 2014
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Senator Flanagan’s Legislation Mandating DWI Testing After Serious Accidents Passes Senate

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) announced today that the New York State Senate has passed legislation he sponsored that would help increase prosecution of drivers who are under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.  The bill (S1446) would require chemical testing of drivers suspected of being impaired when an accident occurs and results in serious injury or death. 

Under current law, chemical testing is permitted at the discretion of law enforcement following an accident but it is not required.  Additionally, law enforcement needs to establish reasonable cause to order a chemical test. 

March 26, 2014
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March 20, 11:30 AM - 11:42 PM
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Committee Meeting: Education Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Education  Senator John J. Flanagan, Chair  10:00 AM, Tuesday, March 25, 2014  Room 124 CAP

March 25, 10:00 AM - 10:03 AM
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March 17, 2:30 PM - 2:49 PM
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News 12 Segment On The Fight Against Impaired Driving

Senator John Flanagan (New York State) recently discussed his legislation (S.1446) on News 12.  The legislation would provide law enforcement with an enhanced ability to order alcohol and drug content testing in the event of accidents that result in serious physical injury or death -- March 11, 2014

March 12, 2014
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Senator Flanagan Speaks At Joint Legislative Session

Senator John Flanagan (New York State) speaks on the Assembly floor during a Joint Legislative Session regarding the reappointment of four members of the New York State Board of Regents - March 11, 2014

March 11, 2014
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