Babylon, NY - Senator Phil Boyle (R-Bay Shore) joined Tess Helfman, President of the Board of Directors of the Babylon Breast Cancer Coalition (BBCC) at the 15th Annual Chefs For A Cause fundraising dinner held at The Venetian Yacht Club in Babylon Village on May 15, 2013.“On this 20th Anniversary of the Babylon Breast Cancer Coalition, I want to thank the founders; Debbie Basile, Betti Ann Innes, Pat Smith and the many BBCC volunteers for their unfaltering dedication to the research, treatment, and prevention of cancer,” Senator Boyle said. “I applaud the BBCC for their grass roots efforts and public outreach in assisting those who are battling this deadly disease.”
Law Uses Latest Technologies to Protect Schoolchildren
Albany, NY - Senator Phil Boyle (R- Bay Shore) has sponsored legislation (S.5028) to keep our children safe when getting on and off of the school bus each day. The School Bus Safety Act allows school districts and school bus contractors to install school bus safety cameras to capture license plate numbers of vehicles that do not stop when the stop arm of the school bus is extended.
Services Help Dozens From Wyandanch and Surrounding Communities
Wyandanch, NY - Senator Phil Boyle (R-Bay Shore) sponsored a program at the Wyandanch Public Library providing free civil legal services to those in need. On Wednesday, May 15th, staff aboard the Mobile Legal Help Center opened their doors to local residents from 10AM until 4PM.
Community Members Safely Dispose of Unwanted Prescription DrugsIslip, NY - Senator Phil Boyle (R-Bay Shore) recently sponsored a “Shed The Meds” program at the Islip Fire Department to ensure the safe disposal of unwanted prescription medications. As Chairman of the NY Senate Committee on Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Senator Boyle invited the community to join him in his efforts to help prevent the improper and illegal use of prescription drugs. The safe disposal of unwanted or expired drugs also helps to protect our waterways and ensure the safety of our local water supply, as recent studies have shown that disposing of medications down your toilet or sink can have adverse affects on our local ecosystems.
Volunteers Join in Beach Restoration and Cleanup Efforts Babylon, New York – Senator Phil Boyle on Saturday, May 4th sponsored a beach grass planting event at Robert Moses State Park. Nearly 50 local volunteers participated in the effort to restore some of the damage left behind after Superstorm Sandy. “Superstorm Sandy left behind a devastating impact on our local beaches,” said Senator Boyle. “As the summer nears, it is important that we take proactive steps to repair our beaches and protect our environment and way of life.”
Lindenhurst Resident Honored for Contributions to CommunityALBANY, NEW YORK – Senator Phil Boyle honored Lindenhurst resident Jennifer Mackie as part of the New York State Senate’s 16th Annual Women of Distinction ceremony on May 7, 2013. Mackie, a mother of three sons who works as an Applied Behavior Analysis Therapist with autistic children, was nominated by local residents to receive special recognition by the State Senate as a New York “Woman of Distinction” for her outstanding contributions to her community.
Senator Phil Boyle was joined by members of the community recently to applaud the installation of traffic signals at the Barberry Road / Wagstaff Lane / Montauk Highway intersection in West Islip. State funding was secured for the installation of traffic lights at this dangerous intersection near West Islip High School after several students sustained injuries in motor vehicle accidents in 2011.
Dear Neighbors,As Americans watched last week's horrific events unfold in Boston, we all witnessed countless acts of courage and selflessness.We saw first responders, medical personnel, and law enforcement acting with great strength and real compassion during a time of crisis. We saw neighbors helping neighbors. We saw “ordinary” people doing truly extraordinary things.In responding to acts of terror, natural disasters, fires or medical emergencies – our nation has a long and proud tradition of stepping-up during times of crisis.As a volunteer firefighter myself, I encourage you to consider becoming a part this proud tradition – by volunteering to join your local fire department.
Event Will Be Co-Hosted By Suffolk County Sheriff’s OfficeWEST ISLIP, NEW YORK – Senator Phil Boyle is partnering with the Suffolk County Sheriff's Alcohol and Substance Abuse Task Force and the Youth Enrichment Services to help increase awareness about the dangers associated with drug abuse and the growing heroin epidemic facing Long Island teens. The community meeting will take place at the West Islip Public Library on Thursday, April 25 from 6:00PM to 8:00PM.
Senator Phil Boyle recently enjoyed a demonstration by the Lindenhurst High School Robotics Team showing off their disk shooting robot as they fine tune their creation for two upcoming FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competitions.
This spring, the group will compete at the FIRST Robotics Buckeye Competition in Cleveland, Ohio as well as the annual FIRST Robotics Competition at Hofstra University.Senator Phil Boyle said: “Our high school robotics teams inspire teamwork and a cooperative effort that teaches many life skills. I applaud the Lindenhurst High School Robotics Team for their past success and continued enthusiasm in science and technology as they work toward their upcoming competitions.”
Senator Phil Boyle today announced the introduction of the Secure our Schools Act, legislation directing the New York State Education Department and the New York State Board of Elections to deliver a joint proposal that mitigates risk factors associated with the public’s access to schools that are also polling places. The bill requires that the joint proposal be delivered to the State Legislature and the Governor within six months of the law’s enactment. Senator Boyle made the announcement at the Forest Avenue Elementary School in West Babylon and was joined by West Babylon Superintendent of Schools Anthony Cacciola, West Babylon School Board President Diane Thiel and several concerned parents.
Senator Phil Boyle joined LIRR President Helene Williams at the Ronkonkoma train station to announce the opening of the “Double Track” Information Center. The Main Line between Farmingdale and Ronkonkoma, which spans 17.9 miles, currently has 5.3 miles of double track. Under the project, a second track will be added to the remaining 12.6 miles of single, electrified track along the Main Line.
Wyandanch, New York – Senator Phil Boyle on Thursday hosted the Black History Awards Ceremony at the Wyandanch Public Library. The ceremony celebrated Black History in the 4th Senate District by honoring several outstanding local residents. “It was an honor to join my neighbors in recognizing these exceptional individuals for their countless contributions to our community,” said Senator Phil Boyle. “These enthusiastic and determined honorees continue to improve the quality of life for others on Long Island and serve as important role models for the community’s youth.”
On February 21, 2013, we will recognize Black History Month and honor the many contributions of the Black Community in the Towns of Babylon and Islip.We will gather to honor a few of the countless residents who continue to make innumerable contributions to the culture and quality of life. We applaud those individuals who are committed to civic engagement and work diligently to further freedom and equality in the areas of education, health care, economic empowerment, and criminal justice.Please join me in recognizing the following honorees at the Black History Month Celebration on Thursday, February 21, 2013 from 6:00PM until 8:00PM at the Wyandanch Public Library located at 14 South 20th Street in Wyandanch, NY 11798.
The Long Island Green Homes Consortium is a cooperative effort of seven Long Island municipalities. The goal of the consortium is to reduce energy costs and usage by helping you get a comprehensive home energy audit and making cost effective energy upgrades to your home.
Programs are available to all Long Island homeowners, no matter what town, city or village you live in.
For more information, visit the Long Island Green Homes website by clicking here.
The deadline for New York State’s School Tax Relief Program (STAR) is March 1, 2013. STAR is a tax relief program that lowers property taxes for owner-occupied primary residences. There are two levels of STAR benefits: Basic STAR and Enhanced STAR.Basic STAR is available to residents who own their primary residence, which is a one, two or three-family house, condominium, cooperative apartment or mobile home and earn less than $500,000 a year. There is no age limit for Basic STAR. Once you are approved for Basic STAR, you need not reapply each year unless you move to a new primary residence.
Senate Bipartisan Task Force On Hurricane Sandy Recovery Releases Preliminary Report Outlining Recommendations On Storm Relief, Contingency Planning, And Disaster Mitigation
After touring New York’s hardest hit areas and hosting stakeholder roundtables across the NYC metro area, the Bipartisan Task Force issued its first report with 10 preliminary recommendations to aid recovery efforts and assist in future disaster planning.
The New York League of Conservation Voters, which works to make environmental sustainability a top political and policy priority in New York State, has named Senator Phil Boyle to a list of the state’s most promising new environmental leaders.
Senator Boyle represents the 4th District on the South Shore of Long Island, spanning from Bohemia, to Islip, Babylon, Deer Park, Brentwood, parts of Fire Island and Gilgo State Park.
NYLCV’s New Generation 2013 list encompasses 13 lawmakers who were recently elected to the New York State Legislature. Working in conjunction with the leadership of both houses and political parties, these up-and-coming leaders promise to be a driving force for clean air, safe drinking water, renewable energy and community resilience this year.