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First Annual 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament

Senator Boyle & Youth Enrichment Services First Annual 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament

If you are interested in participating in a local 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament, please read on….

July 13, 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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The Council Gold Award Ceremony For The Girl Scouts Of Suffolk County

Senator Phil Boyle applauded the recipients of the Girl Scout Gold Award at the Council's Gold Award Ceremony on June 26, 2013 at Captain Bill's in Bay Shore.

"Those who have received the Gold Award and are being honored today are extraordinary young women recognized for their outstanding achievements," Senator Boyle said.  "I am pleased to congratulate them for their dedication and am very proud of their service to our community."

The Girl Scout Gold Award is the highest honor one can achieve in Girl Scouting.  The young women who earn this award exemplify the values of leadership, character, and service that are at the heart of Girl Scouts.

 

 

July 9, 2013
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Meet Senator Boyle At The Islip Public Library

Senator Boyle believes that elected officials should be readily available to their constituents.  That’s why one of the first things he has done as a new State Senator is to create a "One on One With Your Senator" program.  These meetings provide constituents the opportunity to meet one on one with Senator Boyle in their own neighborhood to discuss concerns they have about government issues.

If you need assistance with government services, have questions about government programs, or would like to express concerns about a particular issue, Senator Boyle invites you to share them with him when he visits your neighborhood.

July 2, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Opening Of The Justice Center For The Protection Of People With Special Needs

New State Agency Will Implement the Toughest Standards and Practices in the Nation to Protect Over 1 Million New Yorkers with Special Needs and DisabilitiesGovernor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the opening of the Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs, a new state agency that will implement the toughest standards and practices in the nation to protect the special needs community from abuse and neglect. The Justice Center was created through legislation the Governor spearheaded last year to reform how the state cares for people with special needs. The agency will begin operations tomorrow, Sunday, June 30th.

July 1, 2013
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Senator Boyle Sponsors Cell Phone For Soldiers Collection

Senator Phil Boyle Has Partnered With Cell Phones For Soldiers To Provide Troops With Free Calls Home Senator Phil Boyle and nonprofit Cell Phones for Soldiers Inc. are asking community residents to help troops call home by donating gently-used cellular phones. Although the military landscape is ever changing, as many as 290,000 troops are serving in the U.S. military overseas around the world. By donating to Cell Phones for Soldiers, community members can provide troops with that precious connection to loved ones back home.-    On Saturday, June, 29, 2013, community members can bring their used cell phones to the American Legion Hall 94, 22 Grove Place in Babylon from 10:00AM until 1:00PM. 

June 29, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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Senator Boyle Partners With The Suffolk County Police Department For A "Gun Buy Back"

Senator Boyle Partners with the Suffolk County Police Department for a"Gun Buy Back"

Senator Phil Boyle invites you to the 2013 “Gun Buy Back” event on Saturday, June 29, 2013 from 11:00 am until 2:00 pm. The event will take place at the First Baptist Church located at 175 Second Avenue in Bay Shore.

June 29, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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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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LIPA Urges Customers with Special Medical Needs to Enroll in Critical Care Program

Uniondale, NY - With June marking the official start of the hurricane season, the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) wants to remind all customers who rely on electricity to power life-supporting equipment in their homes to register with LIPA’s Critical Care Program.

June 18, 2013
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Senate Passes Legislation To Curb Abuse of Public Assistance

Senate Passes Public Assistance Integrity Act

The New York State Senate today approved the “Public Assistance Integrity Act,” that would help cut down on the flagrant abuse of EBT (Electronic Benefit Transfer) cards by prohibiting welfare recipients from using cash assistance to purchase tobacco, alcoholic beverages, lottery tickets or to gamble.

EBT cards work like a debit card for welfare recipients. This card contains both Food Stamps and Cash Assistance. Food Stamps have strict regulations on what can be purchased, Cash Assistance does not. Cash Assistance is intended for items that can’t be purchased using food stamps, like soap, toothpaste, school supplies and toiletries.

June 18, 2013
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Senate Gives Final Passage To Legislation To Protect OPWDD From Funding Cuts

The New York State Senate recently gave final passage to legislation (S4777D) that would protect providers of services for the developmentally disabled from state funding cuts.The legislation would appropriate up to $90 million, or as much as is needed, to the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) to protect providers from funding reductions if recommended savings measures falls short of projections.

June 18, 2013
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Senate Passes Comprehensive Hurricane Sandy Legislation

Bills Offer Relief to Businesses, Homeowners, Local Governments, and School Districts; Increase Disaster Preparedness; and Remove Obstacles to Recovery    The New York State Senate today passed a comprehensive legislative package that provides relief to people and communities impacted by Hurricane Sandy, aids rebuilding efforts, and increases disaster preparedness. The 22 bills will be integral to providing needed financial assistance to homeowners, businesses, local governments, school districts, and others still recovering from the storm, and give those responsible for disaster response the tools they need to be more effective and efficient.

June 17, 2013
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Senate Gives Final Passage To Bill To Ensure Individuals With Autism Receive Insurance Coverage For Treatments And Therapies

The New York State Senate today gave final legislative passage to legislation to ensure individuals with autism are able to receive insurance coverage for applied behavioral analysis (ABA) therapy as intended under New York State’s autism insurance reform law.The legislation is in response to regulations implemented by the New York State Department of Financial Services which have dramatically limited the number of ABA practitioners where individuals with autism can receive therapy which is covered by insurance.

June 17, 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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Senate Passes Bills To Assist New York's Veterans

Bills Provide Veterans With Business, Employment & Education AssistanceThe New York State Senate passed a package of legislation today to help New York’s military veterans achieve success in business, employment and education.

June 12, 2013
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Senate Passes Bill To Create A Registry Of Violent Offenders

“Brittany’s Law” Provides More Information About Potentially Dangerous FelonsThe New York State Senate yesterday approved “Brittany’s Law” to increase the safety and awareness of communities by creating a registry of convicted violent felons. The bill (S1850A) establishes a statewide violent felony offender registry by requiring certain convicted felons to register with the New York State Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) upon release from prison.

June 12, 2013
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Senate Approves Bill To Prevent Intoxicated Drivers From Avoiding Prosecution

The New York State Senate passed legislation today to prevent drunk and drugged drivers from evading prosecution. The legislation would allow law enforcement to seek court orders to compel whenever suspected drunk or drugged drivers refuse to submit to a chemical intoxication test.Chemical tests, such as breath, blood and urine tests, determine a suspected drunk or drugged driver’s level of intoxication. Chemical tests are a critical piece of evidence used in a trial to prosecute a drunk or drugged driver for their crimes.   

June 11, 2013
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Senate Passes Bill To Ban Synthetic Marijuana And Bath Salts

The New York State Senate today passed legislation to address the threat posed to the public by “legal” but dangerous drugs. The bill (S1686) criminalizes the sale and possession of synthetic marijuana and “bath salts.”Synthetic marijuana or “fake pot” are herbs sprayed with chemicals called “synthetic cannabinoids.”   These products -- including Spice, K2, Cloud 9 and Black 9 -- have dangerous side effects, including rapid heart rate, tremors, loss of consciousness and hallucinations.  “Bath salts,” or “substituted cathinones,” are chemically related to methamphetamines or ecstasy and cause harmful physical and psychological reactions.

June 11, 2013
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