Babylon Democrats News

With blood shortage at emergency levels, Southold FD hosts blood drive today

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone, right, and Comptroller Joseph Kennedy donated blood Jan 28 at a blood donation center in Bohemia.
Feb
4
2015

The New York Blood Center has issued an emergency blood appeal after the region lost approximately 3,000 pints of blood because of the blizzard last week.

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone has called on “every capable donor to come out and donate blood” to alleviate “the largest single shortage of blood donations since Superstorm Sandy because of donation center closings and blood drive cancellations.”

Bellone and Suffolk County Comptroller John Kennedy donated blood Jan. 28 at the N.Y. Blood Center donation center in Bohemia.

“Our blood supply relies exclusively on the generosity of volunteer blood donors,” according to New York Blood Center. “There is no substitute for human blood.”

Southold Fire Department is hosting a blood drive today from 2:15...| read more ››

Suffolk Democrats give Timothy Sini center stage

Former Federal Prosecutor Tim Sini
Jan
31
2015

In the hours before the first snowflakes began falling, it wasn't Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone on the morning TV news, warning of last week's impending blizzard -- it was new and little known Assistant Deputy County Executive Timothy D. Sini.

Bellone took over once the storm hit Monday. But Sini's appearance represented a high-profile opportunity to help ready the former federal prosecutor, 34, as a prime-time contender for county legislator this fall.

Democrats are looking to rebound from an embarrassing 2013 loss in the 14th Legislative District, where 23-year Lindenhurst Deputy Mayor Kevin McCaffrey won a huge upset in a nasty race. It was more painful because it's Bellone home district.

"It seems like they hired him just to...| read more ››

Bellone Launches Public Registration For Inaugural Suffolk Marathon And Half Marathon In Support Of Vets

County Executive Bellone Opens Registration to the Public at the Sayville Running Company along side veterans and members of the running community. Photo Credit: Suffolk County.
Jan
21
2015

Suffolk Marathon Designated as Boston Marathon Qualifier

(Long Island, NY) County Executive Steve Bellone joined Suffolk County Legislators Steve Stern, Kara Hahn, Bill Lindsay III, and Rob Calarco as well as local veterans, business owners, members of the running community and the Greater Long Island Running Club to announce that registration for the inaugural Suffolk County Marathon and Half Marathon is officially open to the public. Residents and visitors can register at SuffolkMarathon.com. The race will be held on Sunday, September 13.

“We want to do something specifically for local veterans, and we know that every dollar that we are able to donate and raise from the marathon will be going right back to the veterans in our community right...| read more ››

Suffolk County Seeks To Crack Down On Sale Of Stolen Items To Pawn Shops

Jan
15
2015

Officials in Suffolk County said Wednesday that they are looking to crack down on thieves stealing valuables and selling them to pawn shops.

As WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall reported, authorities said drug addicts are stealing items and pawning them for cash.

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone said changes must be made, and he is pushing for a new law to help get stolen property back to its rightful owners.

Deputy County Executive Timothy Sini said a proposed law “requires pawn shops, as well as precious metal and gem dealers, to take a digital photograph of the seller, the seller’s identification, and the item being sold, and upload that data into an existing computerized tracking system.”

The proposal would also track...| read more ››

Bellone has $1.4 million in campaign account

Jan
15
2015

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone, who has no opponent yet for his fall re-election bid, has $1.4 million in campaign cash on hand, according to new state filings.

In Nassau, acting District Attorney Madeline Singas, a Democrat, has raised more than $400,000 for her expected campaign for a full four-year term, reports submitted late Thursday to the state Board of Elections show.

The reports cover periods from July 2014 through Jan. 15, or from late November, depending on whether the candidate ran for election last year.

Bellone, a Democrat seeking his second term, raised $555,960 and spent $69,224 between Nov. 29 and Jan. 11.

Suffolk Republican chairman John Jay LaValle said he is talking to potential candidates, and that he's...| read more ››

Suffolk County Unveils More Initiatives To Fight Heroin, Opiate Crisis

Jan
12
2015

Suffolk County has announced new initiatives in an effort to combat heroin and opiate abuse on Long Island.

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone and Assistant Deputy County Executive for Public Safety Timothy Sini were among a host of county officials to introduce the initiatives on Monday.

Aimed at providing residents with an alternative to combat heroin and other opiate abuse, the county unveiled partnerships to raise awareness and facilitate the use of the FDA-approved drug Vivitrol — an extended release form of naltrexone.

Sini told 1010 WINS the drug will give those hooked on heroin and opioids a fighting chance at recovery.

“It’s a monthly injection. So for that period of time it effectively prevents opioid relapses. It also decreases...| read more ››

Suffolk County Unveils More Initiatives To Fight Heroin, Opiate Crisis

Jan
12
2015

Suffolk County has announced new initiatives in an effort to combat heroin and opiate abuse on Long Island.

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone and Assistant Deputy County Executive for Public Safety Timothy Sini were among a host of county officials to introduce the initiatives on Monday.

Aimed at providing residents with an alternative to combat heroin and other opiate abuse, the county unveiled partnerships to raise awareness and facilitate the use of the FDA-approved drug Vivitrol — an extended release form of naltrexone.

Sini told 1010 WINS the drug will give those hooked on heroin and opioids a fighting chance at recovery.
“It’s a monthly injection. So for that period of time it effectively prevents opioid relapses. It also...| read more ››

Editorial: Elect Kimberly Jean-Pierre in 11th Assembly District

Oct
23
2014

Democrat Kimberly Jean-Pierre, 30, of Wheatley Heights, is seeking to succeed Assemb. Robert Sweeney, who has ably represented this district for 26 years.

Republican Mark Gallo, 46, of Lindenhurst, hasn't campaigned in this overwhelmingly Democratic area.

Jean-Pierre is a solid choice for the job. Born in Brooklyn to Haitian immigrants, she holds a master's degree in public policy from Stony Brook University. Bucking the trend of young people leaving Long Island, she stayed.

Jean-Pierre first worked for federal and county elected officials and is now director of the resource center that is part of the Wyandanch Rising initiative. She knows the district and its needs well and understands how to deliver services to its residents. Her opposition to a charter...| read more ››

Babylon Dems to Host Fall Dinner

Sep
4
2014

The Town of Babylon Democratic Committee has announced that they will be holding their annual fall dinner on Tuesday, September 16th from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Bergen Point Golf Club in West Babylon. The event, catered by Gemelli's, will serve to honor outgoing Chairman Bob Stricoff for his thirteen years of hard work and dedication to the committee and to also show support for the great candidates we are running this fall, including Kimberly Jean-Pierre for the 11th District of the New York State Assembly.

Tickets and sponsorships are as follows:

Individual ticket: $350.00
Coffee sponsor: $1,000.00 [includes 5 dinner tickets]
Dessert sponsor: $2,500.00 [includes 5 dinner tickets]
Dinner sponsor: $3,000.00 [includes 10 dinner...| read more ››

Suffolk Democrats pick Kimberly Jean-Pierre for 11th Assembly District

Jun
3
2014

Suffolk Democrats have named Kimberly Jean-Pierre, director of Babylon Town's Wyandanch Community Resource Center, as their Assembly candidate to succeed 26-year Albany veteran Robert Sweeney.

Jean-Pierre, 30, of Wheatley Heights, is a first-time candidate for elected office but worked as an aide to Rep. Steve Israel (D-Huntington) and Suffolk Legis. DuWayne Gregory (D-Amityville) before he became presiding officer.

Her late entry into the race came after Richard Schaffer, Babylon supervisor and Suffolk Democratic chairman, tried unsuccessfully to enlist Gregory and former County Executive Patrick Halpin and to persuade Sweeney to put off retirement.

He also screened four other contenders. Jean-Pierre could not be reached immediately for comment.

County Republicans have picked longtime Lindenhurst Village administrator Shawn Cullinane, 60, but he...| read more ››