With the advent of the summer season, Senator Simcha Felder (D-Brooklyn) is reminding people to stay safe and prevent potential tragedies by exercising caution.
“One of the leading causes of home burglaries during the summer months is unattended newspapers and circulars which accumulate on the front steps and lawn, indicating that no one is in the house,” said Senator Felder. “I urge homeowners to put a Do Not Place Unsolicited Circulars On This Property sign in the window of their house. A sign can be obtained for free by calling my office at 718-253-2015.” Leaving lights on a timer also acts as a deterrent for potential criminals.
Close to 200 people, including senior citizens and families, participated in Senator Felder’s free flu shot event today at the Senator’s office in Midwood. Constituents from across Senator Felder’s district received the 3-in-1 flu shot administered by nurses from Beth Israel Medical Center.
Senator Simcha Felder (D-Brooklyn) is pleased to announce that HEAP and HeartShare applications are now available at his office for those who meet income guidelines.
“Sadly, so many New Yorkers have trouble paying the high heating costs during the winter months,” said Senator Felder. “Each year, there are tragic stories of home fires and deaths as a result of people using candles or stoves as a substitute for heat. These tragedies can be avoided thanks to programs like HEAP and HeartShare, and I encourage anyone who needs help to call my office.”
Last week Senator Felder (D – Brooklyn) joined forces with Senator Marty Golden (R,C,I – Brooklyn) to pass legislation aimed at easing the tax burdens of the senior community.
Senate Bill S1074 increases the maximum income eligibility levels for real property tax exemptions for seniors for the first time since 1994. This legislation will allow seniors to receive increased relief from their local real property taxes.
“Our senior citizens play such a vital role in our communities,” said Senator Felder. “It is only right that we help ease their financial burdens by expanding eligibility for tax exemptions.”