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.
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.”
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
MORE THAN $665 MILLION IN UNCLAIMED LIFE INSURANCE BENEFITS PAID TO DATE AS A RESULT OF STATE INVESTIGATIONAn investigation started by the Department of Financial Services in July 2011 has resulted in more than $665 million being paid to life insurance beneficiaries who were unaware that they were entitled to money from insurance companies. Before DFS put in place new regulations in 2012, insurance companies did not regularly seek out beneficiaries to pay death benefits, but instead waited for someone to make a claim. However, a significant number of people are not aware that they are named on a life insurance policy by a relative and so do not make a claim.
Life-saving “Breast Density Information” law that will help in the fight against breast cancer is now in effect in New York State.
The new law (Chapter 265), which unanimously passed both the Assembly and the Senate, is the most comprehensive breast density law in the country. It is designed to improve the early detection of breast cancer by informing women of their breast density and encouraging them to discuss with their physicians the potential benefits of additional screening tests.