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LIRR Second Track Between Ronkonkoma and Farmingdale; Senator Boyle Applauds Jobs and Commuter Service Project Brings

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.

March 8, 2013
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Senator Boyle Cosponsors Repeal of Controversial Gun Law, Offers Amendments

Calls for public hearings to enhance safety and protect Constitutional RightsAlbany, New York – Senator Phil Boyle today cosponsored legislation (S.3948) to repeal and replace the NY Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act (NY SAFE Act).  The New York SAFE Act was signed into law last month after Governor Cuomo issued a message of necessity leading to an immediate vote by the State Legislature, bypassing the traditional three-day waiting period.  

March 1, 2013
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Senator Boyle Cosponsors Repeal of Controversial Gun Law, Offers Amendments

Attached please find the bill summary for The Second Amendment Protection Act (S.3948) to amend or repeal those sections of the NY SAFE Act that are of questionable legality or which present practical problems for mental health officials or law enforcement and those sections that impose an unfunded mandate on local governments.

March 1, 2013
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Department Of Financial Services Program For Banks To Meet One-On-One With Homeowners Seeking Sandy Insurance Settlement Money

Five of New York’s largest banks and mortgage servicers will have representatives available to offer one-on-one help to homeowners seeking the release of Superstorm Sandy insurance settlement funds at the Department of Financial Services’ Disaster Assistance Centers from Monday, March 4 through Saturday, March 9.The program is designed to help homeowners complete steps needed to have their banks endorse their insurance settlement checks, which are often written jointly to homeowners and their banks or servicers. Bank representatives will also be able to help people who are struggling to make their mortgage payments.

March 1, 2013
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Meet With Senator Phil Boyle At Bayport-Blue Point Public Library

Dear Neighbor,

I believe that elected officials should be readily available to their constituents.  That’s why one of the first things I've done as your new State Senator is create a One on One with your Senator program - meetings that provide the opportunity for us to meet in your neighborhood and discuss your concerns about government issues which are most important to you. 

February 28, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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FEMA Disaster Assistance Deadline Extended Through March 29, 2013

Residents of thirteen declared counties, including Suffolk County, may apply for FEMA disaster assistance through March 29, 2013.

The deadline for residents living in one of the thirteen disaster-declared counties to register for FEMA assistance has been extended to March 29, 2013. The previous deadline was February 27, 2013. Federal disaster assistance for individuals and families can include money for rental assistance, essential home repairs, personal property losses and other serious disaster-related needs not covered by insurance. Residents in the following counties are eligible for assistance: Bronx, Kings, Nassau, New York, Richmond, Rockland, Westchester, Suffolk, Queens, Orange, Putnam, Sullivan and Ulster.

February 26, 2013
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Senator Boyle Hosts Black History Awards Ceremony; Honorees Recognized For Contributions To Long Island Communities

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.”

February 26, 2013
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Department Of Financial Services To Speed Resolution Of Insurance Claims In Areas Affected By Sandy

The Department of Financial Services (DFS) is setting new rules to speed the processing of insurance claims in areas affected by Storm Sandy. The new regulation reduces the amount of time an insurer can delay its decision on a claim, and requires insurers to report to the Department on how many claims it is delaying and the reasons for the delays. “While many claims in areas affected by Storm Sandy have been closed, the Department of Financial Services is still getting many complaints from New Yorkers whose claims have not been resolved,” Governor Cuomo said. “These new regulations will push insurers to move those claims as quickly as possible so people can repair their homes and get back to their lives.”

February 26, 2013
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Federal Disaster Relief Center Moving From Lindenhurst to Copiague

The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Superstorm Sandy Disaster Relief Center that was in the Lindenhurst Memorial Library has closed and will reopen on Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at:New Location:The Copiague Memorial Public Library50 Deauville Blvd., Copaigue, NY(631) 691-1111Hours:9:00AM to 6:00PM Monday through Friday9:00AM to 3:00PM SaturdayDirections:From Lindenhurst, take Montauk Highway heading west; turn right onto Deauville Blvd.  The library is located east of Broadway (Route 110) and west of Great neck Road. 

February 26, 2013
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$1.8 Billion Relief For NYS Homeowners From National Mortgage Settlement

More Than $1.2 Billion In Principal Reductions For NYS Homeowners In First Ten Months Of ProgramMore Than 21,500 Families Statewide Reap Benefits Across All CategoriesFollowing the release of the second official report on the implementation of the National Mortgage Settlement today, Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman noted encouraging progress on behalf of New York State homeowners. The report, which was issued today by the settlement’s national monitor showed that over $1.8 billion in consumer relief has been delivered to New York homeowners since March of 2012. 

February 22, 2013
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Insurance Assistance Program For Residents With Sandy-Related Insurance Issues

On Friday, February 22, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM at the Lindenhurst Public Library (1 Lee Avenue, Lindenhurst), Senator Boyle is co-sponsoring a program with the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) to help residents needing assistance with Sandy-related insurance issues.The DFS specialists will be available to meet with residents on an individual basis inside the Department’s Mobile Command Center, a 36-foot long vehicle which will be on site at the Lindenhurst Public Library Parking Lot, 1 Lee Avenue, in Lindenhurst, NY 11757.Representatives of DFS will be available to help homeowners, renters and business owners with insurance-related issues stemming from damage caused by Storm Sandy.

February 22, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Black History Celebration

Celebrating Black History Month and Honoring:

Rev. Dr. Daris Dixon-Clark
Deven Kane
Jason Baltimore
Virginia Dawson
Venettes Cultural Workshop
Kiara Don
Dr. LaQuita Outlaw

 

Date:  Thursday, February 21, 2013

Time:  6:00PM - 8:00PM

Place:  Wyandanch Public Library

            14 South 20th Street

            Wyandanch, NY  11798

 

February 21, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Celebrating Black History Month on February 21, 2013 At The Wyandanch Public Library

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.

February 13, 2013
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Long Island Green Homes Can Help You Reduce Your Energy Costs

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.

February 11, 2013
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New York State Safe Boating Class In East Islip

Day: Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Name of Event:  New York State Safe Boating Class - East Islip

Description:  According to the new Suffolk County law, this class is required for anyone who wishes to operate personal watercraft or a boat. Upon completion of this 8 hour class and passing a written exam, students will receive a temporary certification card. You must attend all three courses to obtain a certificate.

Cost:  $35 for ages 10 - 17; $40 for ages 18+

February 19, 6:00 PM - February 21, 9:00 PM
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Important Emergency Phone Numbers To Keep On Hand

With pending winter storms, I wanted to provide you with contact numbers where you can seek assistance during power outages or with other emergencies.

National Grid is taking the lead role in managing the Long Island Power Authority's response to impending winter storms and will be ready with advance preparations and response plans.

To report power outages, or electrical emergencies, call LIPA’s Hotline 1-800-490-0075 or 631-755-6900 to be immediately directed to National Grid.

February 8, 2013
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Deadline For New York State's School Tax Relief Program (STAR) Is March 1, 2013

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.

February 8, 2013
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Sandy Task Force Makes Recommendations On Storm Relief, Contingency Planning, and Disaster Mitigation

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.

February 5, 2013
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Phil Boyle Named To Prominent List of Environmental Leaders

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.

February 5, 2013
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Members of Bipartisan Task Force For Sandy Tour Damaged Communities And Meet With Leaders

The New York State Senate’s Bipartisan Task Force on Hurricane Sandy Recovery visited hard-hit communities in Brooklyn and Staten Island to tour storm damage and speak with local officials, business leaders, and individuals about the progress and challenges of the ongoing recovery efforts.

February 4, 2013
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