Phil Boyle's Press releases

SENATE TASK FORCE ON HEROIN AND OPIOID ADDICTION ANNOUNCE 12 FORUMS TO BE HELD STATEWIDE

JOINT SENATE TASK FORCE ON HEROIN AND OPIOID ADDICTION            ANNOUNCES SCHEDULE FOR 12 FORUMS TO BE HELD STATEWIDE              First Forum in Brentwood on Tuesday, April 8th to                 Examine Addiction Treatment and Prevention         The New York State Senate Majority Coalition today announced the schedule for the Joint Senate Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction.         Twelve forums will be held statewide to solicit input on the rise in the use of heroin and opioids and to develop legislative recommendations

April 4, 2014
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SENATE MAJORITY COALITION ANNOUNCES JOINT TASK FORCE ON HEROIN AND OPIOID ADDICTION

                 SENATE MAJORITY COALITION ANNOUNCES      JOINT TASK FORCE ON HEROIN AND OPIOID ADDICTION      Panel Will Develop Recommendations to Prevent and Treat Addiction                                        and Its Related Crimes         Senate Majority Coalition Co-Leaders Dean Skelos and Jeffrey Klein today announced the creation of the Senate Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction to examine the rise in use of heroin and other opioids in New York State and develop recommendations for treating and preventing

March 17, 2014
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Student Focus Group on the Common Core

Senator Boyle Hears Students Thoughts on Common Core

Middle and High School Students gather to discuss Common Core Curriculum

March 11, 2014
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Press Release: Senator Phil Boyle Honored 12 for Black History Month

Senator Phil Boyle Honored 12 for Black History Month

Residents celebrated for their work serving the community

February 28, 2014 - Bay Shore, NY:  New York State Senator Phil Boyle takes great pride in the cultural diversity of the 4th Senatorial District.  In honor of Black Month, Senator Boyle hosted his 2nd Annual Awards Ceremony and Celebration on Thursday, February 27th, at the Bay Shore Brightwaters Public Library. The Senator acknowledged twelve well-deserved African-American residents from the Towns of Babylon and Islip with special awards for their service to the community. 

This year’s Honorees include: 

March 3, 2014
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Proposed Legislation to Create Guidelines for Treatment of Abuse Victims

Senator Phil Boyle sponsors bill to avoid re-traumatization of sexual assault victims by sharing treatment sessions with offenders 

February 2, 2014 - Albany, NY:  In an effort to provide a safe and non-threatening outpatient treatment environment for sexual abuse victims, Senator Phil Boyle is sponsoring “Victim Safe Treatment” Bill (S.4251).  The primary purpose of this bill is to create guidelines and procedures that prevent additional victimization of sexual offense victims while receiving mental health or chemical dependence treatment.

February 4, 2014
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Sanctions Being Tightened for Animal Cruelty

Senator Phil Boyle sponsors bill to protect animals state-wide

 January 14, 2014 - Bay Shore, NY: Senator Phil Boyle has joined with Senator Doug Valesky (D-Oneida)  as the new sponsor on State Senate Bill S.6261, the Consolidated Animal Cruelty Bill. This legislation would promote sound enforcement and consistent interpretation of animal crimes by members of law enforcement and the court system.

January 23, 2014
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Senator Phil Boyle Urges Delay of Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act

Washington policy riddled with inequities and lacks proper impact research 

December 10, 2013 - Bay Shore, NY - Citing the disastrous financial impact it would have on middle-class families’ home values, Senator Phil Boyle is urging Washington lawmakers to delay the implementation of the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act.

“If allowed to be fully implemented, this Federal law would destroy many of my constituents’ home values,” said Boyle. “As many Sandy victims are just getting back into their homes, now is not the time to hit them with a punishing increase in their flood insurance rates." 

December 10, 2013
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Free Mammogram Screening on October 24th!

According to the National Cancer Institute, 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with Breast Cancer in their lifetime.October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month and it is very important that women take the time to get tested.  That is why Senator Boyle has partnered with Project Renewal and Scanvan to co-host a free Mammogram Screening for women forty and older who have not been tested within the last year.Here are the details:

Free Mammogram Screening

October 24, 2013
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Senator Phil Boyle Preparing Residents for the Next Big Storm

August 29, 2013- It was a packed house on Wednesday night at the Hurricane Preparedness seminar hosted by Senator Phil Boyle at the Babylon Public Library. The seminar featured presentations by Rich Hoffman from News 12, Commissioner of NYS Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Services Jerome M. Hauer, Director of Emergency Services for the American Red Cross Elizabeth Barker, NYS Department of Financial Services Martin Schwartzman, and Commissioner of the Suffolk County of Emergency Management Thomas O’Hara. Their expertise covered a wide variety of areas so that all residents could have their questions and concerns addressed.

August 30, 2013
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Senator Boyle Hosts Scam Prevention Forum Helping Seniors Avoid Con Artist Scams

West Islip, NY – Senator Phil Boyle (R-Bay Shore) hosted a Senior Scam Prevention Forum to inform seniors about the danger of scams and ways in which they can be prevented.

“Seniors are frequently targeted by con artists because they have nest eggs and excellent credit,” Senator Boyle said.  “I am pleased to provide this opportunity for members of our community to learn ways to protect themselves and their loved ones from becoming victims of these types of crimes.”

July 24, 2013
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Senator Boyle Hosts Brentwood 3 On 3 Basketball Tournament

Thanks Participants And Community Businesses And Organizations For Their Contributions

Brentwood, NY – Senator Phil Boyle (R-Bay Shore) hosted his first annual 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament on July 13, 2013 from noon until 8:00 pm at the Brentwood Recreation Center, located at 99 3rd Avenue in Brentwood.

July 17, 2013
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Senator Boyle Honors SPCA For Sandy Emergency Plan

Saved Thousands of Pets, Provided Safe Haven In The AftermathLindenhurst, NY – Senator Phil Boyle (R-Bay Shore) honored the Suffolk County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) on Thursday, June 6, 2013 in recognition of the organization’s heroic and exemplary efforts on behalf of pets and their owners in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. The event took place at the SPCA on Shore Road Park in Lindenhurst.“I am proud to honor the courageous individuals of the Suffolk County SPCA who have donated their time and energy to the community during a very difficult and chaotic time,” said Senator Boyle. “I am both appreciative and inspired by their dedication as they continue to save countless pets’ lives.”

June 28, 2013
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Senator Phil Boyle Combats Cyberbullying; West Babylon Jr. High School Students Get "Internet Smart"

West Babylon, NY - Senator Phil Boyle (R-Bay Shore) recently joined with Cablevision in sponsoring the Internet Smarts program at the West Babylon Jr. High School in an effort to help protect students from the dangers of the internet.  “In today’s digital world, it is vital that young people treat one another with respect and fully understand that irresponsible online behavior can have devastating repercussions,” Senator Phil Boyle said.  “I am proud to be part of this shared effort to spread awareness about the dangers of the Internet and the real threats facing our children today.”

June 28, 2013
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Senator Phil Boyle Delivers Tax Relief To Sandy Victims

 

Property Owners Who Suffered Significant Damage to be Eligible for Tax Reductions

Albany, NY –  Legislation sponsored by State Senator Phil Boyle (R-Bay Shore) that provides property tax reductions for properties severely damaged by Hurricane Sandy passed both the Senate and the Assembly and has been sent to the Governor to be signed into law.

June 22, 2013
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Senator Phil Boyle And Local Boy Scouts Host Food Drive; Community's Generosity Provides 806 Meals, Helping Local Food Pantries

Bay Shore, NY - Senator Phil Boyle (R-Bay Shore) teamed up with the Town of Islip Boy Scouts to host a food drive aimed at helping to replenish the badly depleted supplies in local food banks.  Hundreds of community members joined in the effort, bringing donations to the ShopRite of Bay Shore at 1905 Sunrise Highway between 10:00AM and 2:00PM on Saturday, June 8th.

“Rising costs have more and more people turning to services like our local food pantries to make ends meet,” Senator Boyle said.  “A special thanks to Boy Scout Troop 205 of East Islip and Troop 43 of Bay Shore and for all of the community support we received today.  We appreciated all those who stopped by our booth and so generously donated food and supplies for our neighbors in need.”

June 13, 2013
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Senator Phil Boyle Combats Cruelty To Animals

Sponsors Legislation To Modernize Laws and Create Animal Cruelty DatabaseAlbany, NY – Senator Phil Boyle (R-Bay Shore) and his Toy Fox Terrier “Livvy” joined  together for Animal Advocacy Day at the State Capitol on June 4, 2013. “I am pleased to be here today to join my colleagues and the public in supporting Senate initiatives that strengthen the laws that protect our pets,” Senator Boyle said.  “I will continue my efforts to enact laws that not only will combat cruelty to animals but will also make it easier for police, prosecutors and judges to enforce cruelty to animal laws.”  Senator Boyle spoke at Animal Advocacy Day about two legislative measures that he sponsors, both dealing with the prevention of cruelty to animals.

June 6, 2013
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Senator Boyle Congratulates Earth Day Poster Contest Winner

Fire Island School District Fifth Grader Takes 1st PlaceBabylon, NY - Senator Phil Boyle (R-Bay Shore) recently congratulated Fiona Crowe, 1st place winner of the NY State Senate Earth Day Poster Contest for the 4th Senate District.  Fiona is a 5th grader from the Fire Island School District.  Her winning artwork for the poster contest is entitled “Save Our Earth, Don’t Trash It.”

June 1, 2013
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Senator Boyle's "VLT's On Long Island" Initiative Gains Traction In Senate

Keeps Gaming Money on Long Island While Providing Much Needed Revenue for County Governments

Albany, NY - A significant step in favor of allowing Video Lottery Terminals (VLTs) on Long Island was taken today.   Senator John Bonacic (R- Orange County), Chairman of the Racing, Gaming and Wagering Committee, introduced a comprehensive statewide gaming bill that, among many other measures, would allow for Video Lottery Terminals (VLTs) on Long Island.

The move comes three weeks after Senator Phil Boyle’s proposal to allow regional off-track betting corporations (OTBs) of Nassau and Suffolk Counties to operate video lottery gaming terminals was referred to the Racing, Gaming and Wagering Committee.

May 24, 2013
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Senator Phil Boyle Successfully Completes One Food Drive, Starts Another

Public Official and Community Continue to Respond to Sandy Victims' Need Babylon, NY – State Senator Phil Boyle (R – Bay Shore) recently sponsored a local drive for victims of Superstorm Sandy, accepting donations at his Babylon Village District Office from March 5th through April 5, 2013.  Senator Boyle teamed up with Long Island Cares, Inc. to raise food and supplies for victims still struggling to recover from damages caused by the storm.Senator Boyle’s drive raised over 200 lbs of non-perishable food and needed supplies, which were distributed to those in need.  Residents of Senator Boyle’s 4th Senate District were encouraged to drop off non-perishable foods and needed supplies to his Babylon Village office. 

May 24, 2013
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