Phil Boyle's Press releases

Press Advisory - Senator Seward to Hold Public Forum on Heroin Abuse

SEWARD TO HOLD PUBLIC FORUM ON HEROIN ABUSE

Testimony from local stakeholders, community members will help guide state policy

ONEONTA, 04/14/14 -- State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I – Oneonta) today announced that he will be hosting the Joint Senate Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction on Monday, April 28 in Oneonta.  The forum is one of twelve being held statewide to solicit local input on the rise in use of heroin and other opioids in New York State and develop recommendations for treating and preventing addiction.

May 12, 2014
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Press Release - Senator Ritchie Hosts Heroin Task Force Forum

STORIES OF LOSS, SOLUTIONS FOR FIGHTING BACK SHARED AT RITCHIE HEROIN ABUSE FORUM

More than a dozen individuals including reformed addicts, treatment experts and law enforcement officials from Central and Northern New York shared experiences and solutions for fighting back against heroin abuse at Senator Ritchie’s forum on heroin and opioid addiction, held Friday in Watertown.

The forum was one of 13 being held across New York by a bipartisan task force—which Senator Ritchie serves on—created to solicit input on the rise in the use of heroin and opioids, and find solutions for treating and preventing addiction and its consequences. 

May 12, 2014
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Press Release - Senator Betty Little Hosts Plattsburg Heroin Task Force Forum

SENATE TASK FORCE SEEKS ANSWERS TO ADDRESS HEROIN, OPIOID ABUSE

Senator Betty Little and Senator Phil Boyle, chair of the NYS Senate Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction, will cohost a public hearing in Plattsburgh on Friday, April 25 to solicit input from local stakeholders about effective ways to combat the growing problem of heroin and opioid abuse. 

The event is scheduled for Friday, April 25, 10 am to 12:30 pm at the Clinton County Government Center, 2nd Floor legislative chambers located at 137 Margaret Street.

May 12, 2014
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Press Release - Senator Ball's Heroin Forum and Narcan Overdose Training

NEARLY 200 ATTEND SENATOR BALL’S HEROIN ROUNDTABLE & NARCAN OVERDOSE TRAINING

Carmel, N.Y. – 04/25/2014 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) hosted a Homeland Security Drug Crisis Roundtable in conjunction with the Senate Joint Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction on Thursday evening at the Paladin Center Tactical Training Facility in Carmel, NY.

May 12, 2014
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Press Release - Senator Marchione Hosts Community Forum on Heroin and Opioid Addiction

Senator Kathy Marchione hosts free community forum at Hudson Valley Community College focused on building community-based solutions to overcome heroin and opioid abuse, addiction  

Community forum drew strong attendance and featured an expert panel that represented law enforcement, addiction recovery and treatment specialists, educators, health care professionals and elected officials

May 9, 2014
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Press Release - Senator Griffo Hosts Heroin Task Force Forum in Utica

  SENATOR GRIFFO TO HOLD APRIL 15 FORUM ON HEROIN AND OPIOID ADDICTION IN UTICA UTICA - Senator Joseph A. Griffo today announced he will be hosting the Joint Senate Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction in Utica from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the State Office Building, 207 Genesee St. The forum is one of 12 being held throughout the state by the bipartisan task force created to solicit input on the rise in the use of heroin and other opioids in New York and to develop legislative recommendations for treating and preventing addiction and its consequences. The event is free and the public is encouraged to attend. The forum will include members of the task force, experts in the fields of

May 9, 2014
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Press Release for Senator Joseph E. Robach Heroin Task Force Forum

Senator Robach & NYS Senate Majority Coalition to Host Forum on

Heroin and Opioid Addiction

Task Force Seeking Addiction Prevention & Treatment Experts to Testify at Forum 

New York State Senator Joseph Robach and the members of the Senate Majority Coalition announced today that they will be hosting a public forum on heroin and opioid addiction on Tuesday, April 15 from 10:00 a.m. – Noon. This hearing will be held at the Monroe County Office Building Legislative Chambers (4th floor, Rm. 406), 39 West Main Street, Rochester, NY 14614.

May 9, 2014
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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 23, 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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