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Free Fun Day for Suffolk County Military Families

Free Fun Day for Suffolk County Military Families

The Soldiers Project is hosting a free family fun day funded by the Knapp Swezey Foundation at Heckscher State Park on Sunday, July 28, 2013, from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm for military families residing in Suffolk County. This event promises a day of fun for all ages including food, music, games, and activities.  If you’re interested in participating, please register your family to attend by June 30th, 2013.

July 28, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Dispose Of Unwanted Prescription Drugs At The North Babylon Fire Department

Senator Phil Boyle, Chairman of the Committee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, is urging residents to shed their unused medications at a Shed The Meds event he is sponsoring on July 27th at the North Babylon Fire Department

By collecting and properly disposing of household prescriptions drugs, we can help to keep them out of the wrong hands.  Doing so also keeps harmful materials from damaging our local waterways and water supply. 

Drive up and drop off any expired or unwanted prescription medications.  They will be safely disposed of by the Suffolk County Sheriff's Department who will be on hand for the collection. 

When:  Saturday, July 27, 2013 from 10 am to 1 pm

July 27, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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New Safeguards To Keep Drunken Drivers Off New York's Roads

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed a bill that strengthens Leandra’s Law and provides new safeguards to keep drunken drivers off New York’s roads.Leandra’s Law, originally passed in 2009, imposed tough new penalties on persons who operate a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol with children in the vehicle. One of the law’s most notable provisions is the required installation of an ignition interlock device on vehicles owned, or operated, by a person convicted of alcohol-related offenses.

July 26, 2013
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Increased Fines For Distracted Driving Violations Effective Today

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that new and increased fines for distracted driving violations, which includes texting-while-driving or using an electronic handheld device while driving, are effective today. These new fines were passed as part of the 2013-14 State Budget. They are part of the Governor’s continuing efforts to prevent distracted driving and make the state’s roads and highways safer for New Yorkers.

July 26, 2013
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Senator Boyle Applauds Legislation To End Shark Fin Trade In New York State

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed legislation that will make it illegal to possess, sell, or distribute a shark fin in New York State. “Every year, an estimated 73 million sharks are killed to supply the growing global demand for their fins,” Governor Cuomo said. “Not only is the process inhumane, but it also affects the natural balance of the oceanic ecosystem. With this new law, New York will be doing its part to help preserve this important species and maintain a stable environment for them.”

July 26, 2013
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Federal Dollars Available to Cover Healthcare and Human Service Expenses Resulting From Superstorm Sandy

 

GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES $200 MILLION AVAILABLE TO MEET HEALTHCARE AND HUMAN SERVICE NEEDS RESULTING FROM SUPERSTORM SANDY

 

July 25, 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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Skype One on One with Senator Boyle

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

July 24, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Senator Boyle's Senior Scam Prevention Forum

Senior Scam Prevention Forum In Conjunction With The NYS Department of State

To educate seniors about the increasingly common issue of scamming, Senator Boyle will be hosting a Senior Scam Prevention Forum in conjunction with the NYS Department of State to inform seniors about the danger of scams and ways in which they can be prevented. The Department Division of Consumer Protection will deliver a presentation about ways to avoid becoming the victim of a scam. According to the FBI, con artists are attracted to senior citizens because they have a “nest egg” – they tend to own their home, and/or to have excellent credit.

July 18, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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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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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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