The housing lottery is part a commitment to help families obtain affordable, energy efficient housing in the Town of Islip. Housing Lotteries are held periodically throughout the year. Applications through the town's Community Development Agency are now being accepted.
The town evaluates each applicant's finances, credit and ability to get a bank loan. Each applicant must also meet federal criteria set by the Neighborhood Stabilization Program and the HOME program, which provides federal funds to purchase, renovate and sell the properties.
Nursing Students from the 4th Senatorial District met with Senator Owen H. Johnson recently to discuss the merits of a bill requiring RNs to earn a bachelor’s degree within 10 years of licensure.Photograph (left to right): Aneta Gorazda, Lindenhurst; Natalie Gayle, West Babylon; Sarah Johnson, Bay Shore; Sandra Rosario, Bay Shore; Christie Traynor, Bay Shore; John Jay Bove, Chief of Staff; and Senator Owen H. Johnson.
Members from the NY Coalition for Recreational Fishing, Inc. (NYCRF) traveled to Albany recently to recognize Senator Owen H. Johnson for his efforts on behalf of recreational fishing. From left to right: Ed Simeone; President William Young, NYCRF; Senator Owen H. Johnson; and Captain Stuart Paterson.
Senator Owen H. Johnson and Assemblyman Phil Boyle welcomed Director Eileen Egbert and talented vocalists from the Connetquot Elementary School Chorus to the State Capitol on March 30, 2011. The group performed as part of “Music In Our Schools Month” at the Empire State Plaza in Albany. During the month of March, The New York State School Music Association along with the Music Educators’ National Conference celebrated their 39th annual “Music In Our Schools Month,” with performances by school bands, orchestras, choruses and jazz ensembles from across the state.
Senator Owen H. Johnson met with Copiague Firemen on Saturday, March 12, 2011 at the Copiague School District Legislative Breakfast. Hundreds of concerned community members attended the breakfast at the Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School.Photograph from left to right are: Angelo Licata, Commissioner; Daniel Campion Assistant Chief; and Owen H. Johnson, NY Senator.
Senator Owen H. Johnson stopped in at the Youth Enrichment Services, Inc. (YES) first Open House at the West Islip Community Center on November 18, 2010 to meet with Executive Director MaryAnn Pfeiffer and youth participants. YES works closely with the schools and other community organizations to provide programs that foster volunteerism, work readiness, tutoring, mentoring and other after school activities for youth and their families.
Senator Owen H. Johnson recently celebrated with the staff and management of the Suffolk County National Bank. The official ribbon cutting ceremony at their newest branch office at 400 Merrick Road in Amityville marked the opening of their 30th branch office. It also marked the 120th anniversary of the Bank’s founding.
Photo caption: Steve Bellone, Supervisor, Town of Babylon; Senator Owen H. Johnson; and Charles Marsh, First Assistant Chief, Wyandanch Fire District show off the Town of Babylon’s Hazardous Material Vehicle, geared and outfitted specifically for hazardous material incidents. Senator Johnson procured funding for the vehicle. The Town of Babylon Homeland Security & Hazardous Material Team has been established to respond to all man-made and natural events where the release or threatened release of hazardous materials is present.
Photo from left to right: Leslie Salanitri, South Bay PTA President; Diana Doerbecker, South Bay PTA Past President; JoAnn Scott, Principal, South Bay Elementary; Steve Ballone, Supervisor, Town of Babylon; Corrine DiSomma, Receiver of Taxes, Town of Babylon; Wayne Horsley, Suffolk County Legislator; Senator Owen H. Johnson; Lindsay Henry, Town Councilman; and Roger Smith, Principal Architect, BBS Architects.
Caption: In celebration of the Boy Scouts of America’s 100th anniversary, the new “Celebrate Scouting” U.S. Postage Stamp was unveiled at the Lindenhurst Village Hall on August 27, 2010.
Photo left to right: Antonio Martinez, Babylon Town Councilman; Wayne Horsley, Suffolk County Legislator; Corinne DiSomma, Town of Babylon Receiver of Taxes; Assemblyman Robert K. Sweeney; Senator Owen H. Johnson; Jean Fuentes, Lindenhurst Postmaster; Dirk Smith, Scout Executive/CEO for Suffolk County Council, BSA; and Maryanne Weckerle, Lindenhurst Village Trustee.
Thomas Sandoval recently met with Senator Owen H. Johnson as part of his Citizenship in the Community Badge, a prerequisite for his Eagle Scout. Thomas fulfilled his requirement to interview an elected official on citizenship in the community.
Mayor Ralph Scordino; Mrs. Fran Sweeney; and Senator Owen H. Johnson are shown with new overhead lane signs at the intersection of Route 109, Montauk Highway, Peninsula Drive and Little East Neck Road in Babylon Village.
Mrs. Fran Sweeney and fellow residents of the community located south of Montauk Highway brought their concerns to Senator Owen Johnson regarding the safety of this intersection. Cars were frequently being cut off as traffic moved to either turn onto Peninsula Drive or to turn onto Montauk Highway. Mrs. Sweeney requested safety improvements including the installation of lane signs and a turn arrow.
Opening day ceremonies for the South Shore Soccer Club, Inc. were held on September 11, 2010 at Van Bourgondien Park. The ceremony began with a banner parade and, afterward, the teams gathered for encouraging remarks for a fun filled season.
Photograph: Back row left to right: Marie Holder; Tara Stukonis; Wayne Horsley, Suffolk County Legislator; Owen H. Johnson, NY Senator; Steve Kamalic, President, South Shore Soccer Club, Inc.; Deacon Irwin Saffran; Mike Wolf; Melissa Carl; and Eileen McCoun, Vice President, South Shore Soccer Club, Inc. pictured with South Shore Soccer league participants.
From left to right: Stephen McNamarra, Matt Kearnes, Victor Aravititis, Mike O'Hara, Jeremy Hausdorf, Joe Leamy, Brendan Barry, Mike Ventrichelli, Jim Beck, Tom O'Hara, Brentwood Travel Baseball President and Team Manager, Corey Cole, Senator Owen H. Johnson, Tommy Moran, Rich Burgos, Dan Vignola, Mike Martinez, Mike Biasi, Sean McCann and Fausto Terrero.
Senator Owen H. Johnson joined the Babylon Village Little Leaguers 8 Year Old Division Gold Champions at Opening Day Ceremonies. This past season the League worked with members of the American Legion Post #94 in Babylon and honored service veterans from the Babylon area, recognizing and thanking their “Hometown Heroes.”
Senator Owen H. Johnson presented the Babylon Chorale with a New York Senate Resolution recognizing their 60th season. The celebration took place at the Gazebo in Bay Shore during their performance at the “2010 Arts Festival by the Bay.”
The Babylon Chorale began under the direction of H. Dudley Mairs and, through dedication and hard work, has grown into one of Long Island’s premier choral groups, with members from both Nassau and Suffolk counties.