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In conjunction with the American-Italian Cancer Foundation’s (AICF) Free Mobile Mammography Program, State Senator Marty Golden will host free mammography screenings outside of his district office, 3604 Quentin Road, this Friday, November 22 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Staffed completely by women, the mammography screenings take about 30 minutes to complete inside the 37-foot mobile mammography van.

The AICF’s Free Mobile Mammography Program aims to break down the barriers to breast cancer screening, which results in many underserved women losing their lives to breast cancer due to advanced disease at diagnosis.

Women interested in appointments must be over 40 years of age and have not had a mammogram in the past year. Results will be sent to you and/or your doctor within 10 business days. Uninsured women will be covered by the AICF’s funding.

An appointment, which is necessary, can be made by calling (718) 238-6044.

Photo by Erica Sherman

State Senator Marty Golden has scheduled two visits of the New York State Department of Financial Services’ Insurance Response Unit to aid victims in his district who were affected by Superstorm Sandy.

  • Today, March 18 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., the NYS Department of Financial Services Mobile Command Center will be in Sheepshead Bay, on the corner of Sheepshead Bay Road and Emmons Avenue.
  • Tomorrow, March 19 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., the Mobile Command Center will be outside the Gerritsen Beach Public Library, 2808 Gerritsen Avenue.

Staff will be available to assist homeowners and business owners with the following:

  • City, state and federal relief programs and how to get help
  • Questions about the insurance claims process in New York
  • Seeking resolution on your claims with your insurer or bank
  • Filing an official complaint against an insurer or bank

Anyone who can’t visit the Mobile Command Center in person can file complaints through the New York State Disaster Relief website, or by calling the Disaster Relief Hotline, (800) 339-1759, Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 pm.

Photo by Erica Sherman.

The New York State Department of Financial Services mobile unit is stationed in Manhattan Beach until 7:00 p.m. tonight, assisting residents and business owners with bank and insurance issues. And they’ve got company: representatives from several local banks who will hopefully help ease lending and the release of tied-up insurance funds.

Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz writes:

On Monday, March 4th, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., representatives of five of New York’s largest banks and mortgage servicers will be stationed in the Department of Financial Services’ Mobile Command Center outside P.S. 195, 131 Irwin Street (between Shore and Oriental Boulevards) offer one-on-one help to homeowners.

JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo, Bank of America, CitiMortgage and Ocwen Loan Servicing will be on hand. Other institutions sending representatives include OneWest Bank and Assurant, which will represent dozens of smaller banks and mortgage servicers.

… As a member of the Assembly’s Committee on Insurance, I heard testimony at a hearing last week which shed light into policyholders’ experiences with insurance companies in the four months since Sandy struck. Thousands of residents and store owners are still struggling to rebuild their homes and reopen their businesses, and for many of them, difficulties with banks and insurance claims are the primary reason why this process is taking so long.

Insurers typically issue checks jointly to a homeowner and the homeowner’s mortgage bank or servicer following the settlement of a large insurance claim. That means the bank needs to endorse the check before the homeowner may access the funds. Dual endorsement is a standard requirement of mortgage notes and insurance contracts to protect the lender’s interest. Banks may also require proof that repairs have been made before endorsing checks.

Last month, the Department of Financial Services found that banks were holding more than $200 million in insurance funds from Storm Sandy victims; the Department urged the banks to use maximum discretion and effort to speed the release of funds and asked Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to announce emergency reforms to their rules to provide banks and mortgage servicers with even more discretion to release funds.

The five participating banks and servicers will be immediately releasing an estimated $70-80 million to current borrowers as a result of these rule changes.

The Department of Financial Services is also available to anyone who has questions or concerns about general insurance-related issues.

If you can’t attend, you can still get help by calling the department at (800) 339-1759. Insurance information is also available on the department’s website.

Source: NYS DFS

If you need help with an insurance issue, the New York State Department of Financial Services’ (DFS) Insurance Response Unit is coming to Sheepshead Bay.

Staff from DFS will be providing insurance assistance from its Mobile Command Center (MCC) on the corner of Sheepshead Bay Road and Emmons Avenue (in front of El Greco Diner), March 2 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

They will be helping homeowners and business owners with:

  • City, state and federal relief programs and how to get help
  • Questions about the insurance claims process in New York
  • Seeking resolution on your claims with your insurer or bank
  • Filing an official complaint against an insurer or bank.

Bring all relevant documents with you when you visit the MCC, such as correspondence with your insurer or bank.

If you can’t visit the MCC in person you can always get help with insurance issues or file complaints via the NYS Disaster Relief site or by calling the Disaster Relief Hotline at (800) 339-1759 Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Source: Facebook

If you are a homeowner, renter or business owner affected by Superstorm Sandy and have insurance-related questions or issues related to the storm, the Department of Financial Services’ (DFS) mobile command center will be stationed outside of Public School 195, 131 Irwin Street in Manhattan Beach, all day today, January 14, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Representatives from DFS will meet with residents inside the mobile unit. To learn more, go to DFS’ website or call them, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at (800) 342-3736, (212) 480-6400 or (518) 474-6600.

The Cymbro-Mobile — coming soon to a library near you!

If you are a constituent of Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz’s, and hiking over to his community office in Sheepshead Bay is a bit too much of a schlep for you, fret no more, as the Southern Brooklyn pol’s mobile community office will spend a couple of hours, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., June 3 at the Midwood branch of the Brooklyn Public Library, 975 East 16th Street.

At press time, we do not have word if Cymbrowitz, hisownself, will be in the Cymbro-Mobile, but we do have it on good authority that members of his staff will be on hand inside the unit, happy to talk with local residents about any concerns and/or issues they may wish to discuss. According to his press spokesperson, Oswalt Heyman, the assemblyman “tries to get to the mobile district office as often as his schedule allows.”

Stay tuned, friends — the intrepid assemblyman’s mobile community office may soon be visiting your neighborhood next, and when it does, you can count on Sheepshead Bites to bring it to you first.

For more, call (718) 743-4078.

If the mountain won’t come to Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz’s office on Sheepshead Bay Road, then the assemblyman and his mobile community office will go to the mountain.

Well… substitute the mountain with the Kings Highway branch of the Brooklyn Public Library, 2115 Ocean Avenue, and a staff member for Assemblyman Cymbrowitz will be there to help area residents with problems, answer questions and discuss local issues, May 13 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

For more, call (718) 743-4078.

Assemblyman Cymbrowitz’s mobile community office will be visiting the Kings Highway Brooklyn Public Library at 2115 Ocean Avenue, on Friday, April 8, from 2 to 4 p.m.

A staff member will be in attendance to discuss local issues and answer questions from the community.

Call (718) 743-4078 for more information.

Made you look! Sorry, I couldn’t resist, and I’ve heard the Congressman make enough jokes at his name’s expense that I feel he won’t mind…

Moving on, Congressman Anthony Weiner will be meeting constituents on the corner of Nostrand Avenue and Avenue Y today. Stop by with any questions and concerns. Here’s the press release from his office:

Brooklyn, NY – Today, Rep.  Anthony Weiner (D-Brooklyn and Queens) and members of his staff will take his office directly to the streets of Brooklyn as part of his “mobile office tour” to accommodate those unable to visit one of his three community offices. Constituents can come to discuss a range of issues and ideas and share individual concerns.

Who: Rep. Anthony Weiner (D – Brooklyn and Queens)

What: Weiner to bring mobile office to Brooklyn to assist constituents unable to visit one of his district offices.

When: 2:30pm—4pm
Monday, August 9th, 2010

Where: In front of Pathmark
3785 Nostrand Avenue, at Avenue Y
Brooklyn, NY