What's New on This Website (2011)

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DateFriday, December 30, 2011

    • On News 12, PBA officers distribute toys, food and health items to families from the Auburn Family Shelter.

DateWednesday, December 28, 2011

    • The widow of Police Officer Frank Macri wins lawsuit to change his death line of duty from 9/11 exposure.  See reports in the Daily News, NY Post and NBC’s website.

DateWednesday, December 21, 2011

    • The PBA donates hundreds of toys to the children of the Kipps Bay Boys and Girls club.  Retired PO Mike McDermott plays Santa and accepts the toys on behalf of the club.  Watch the News 12 Bronx video here.

    • PBA president Pat Lynch calls an animation of the killing of officer Figoski by a company that animates NYC related news “disgusting” and “vile” in Newsday.

DateTuesday, December 20, 2011

DateMonday, December 19, 2011

    • ABC is offering free tickets to its new daytime talkshow, "The Revolution" for MOS, family and friends. Click here to find out how to get priority tickets.

DateSaturday, December 17, 2011

    • New York 1 News reports on indictments of officer Figoski’s killers, funeral arrangements and a gun buy back in the community.

    • The PBA donates hundreds of toys to the Brownsville Recreational Center where members of the community hold a memorial service for slain officer Figoski.  Reports on NY 1 News; NBC news; Fox news, News12 Brooklyn and the Bronx.

DateFriday, December 16, 2011

DateWednesday, December 14, 2011

    • On an exclusive interview with CBS TV’s Pablo Guzman at 5 PM and 6 PM, Pat Lynch discusses the realities of policing and why MOS care and protect the families of fallen officers.

DateTuesday, December 13, 2011

DateMonday, December 12, 2011

    • Press Release: PBA President on the Death of PO Peter Figoski

    • PBA president Pat Lynch opposes legislation that, if passed, would require newly hired police officers to live within the confines of the five boroughs of the city. Print stories appeared in the NY Times, Daily News and the Post, and the issue was also covered on Fox and WNBC TV news.

    • Following news coverage regarding comments made by alleged police officers on Facebook, an Associated Press report appearing in Newsday reports that the PBA warned about the dangers of officers using social media in a 2009 magazine piece by PBA Treasurer Joseph Alejandro.

DateSunday, December 11, 2011

    • Press Release: PBA President Reacts to City Councilman's Residency Proposal for Future Police Officers

DateThursday, December 8, 2011

DateWednesday, December 7, 2011

DateSaturday, December 3, 2011

    • The Post quotes Pat Lynch, saying he “fumed, ‘This rogue investigator’s testimony was used to pursue this ticket investigation and to obtain wiretaps on the phones of over a dozen police officers.’”

DateFriday, December 2, 2011

    • Press Release: PBA Reacts to Charges Against Internal Affairs Det. Randy Katakofsky, the Lead Investigator in “Ticket Fixing” Case. Pat Lynch's outrage is covered in the News and the Post.

    • Offers: Visit Bronx Toys for great NYPD and New York themed toys and 1-800-Flowers for holiday offer of 20% off.

DateThursday, December 1, 2011

    • Press Release: PBA Prez reacts to possible charges against lead ticket fix detective

    • As reported in the Daily News and the Post, Pat Lynch questions the veracity of the entire ticket fixing investigation as its lead investigator is eyed for charges for failure to follow investigative protocols.

    • In the New York Times, Pat Lynch weighs in on the Trial Commissioner’s recommendations of not guilty for PO Carey and guilty for Det. Isnora in the Bell shooting.

DateWednesday, November 30, 2011

    • Press Release: Pat Lynch reacts to the Trials Commissioner's recommendations of not guilty for P.O. Carrey and guilty for Det. Isnora in the Bell case.

DateTuesday, November 29, 2011

DateMonday, November 28, 2011

    • The PBA published an ad that reprints a column by Daily News columnist Denis Hamil and one by author/publisher Cynthia Brown calling the so called “ticket fixing” scandal a “witch hunt” and “perverse anti-union fervor.”  It ran in the Daily News on Nov. 16 and in El Diario on Nov. 17 and will hit the stands for the next two weeks in dozens of weekly newspaper around the city. 

DateThursday, November 24, 2011

DateTuesday, November 22, 2011

    • Offers: From You Flowers holiday special

DateTuesday, November 15, 2011

    • PBA Volunteers needed to help handicapped children at the Community Mayor’s annual Christmas Party at Kennedy Airport.  Click here for details.

DateMonday, November 14, 2011

DateMonday, November 11, 2011

    • Press release: PBA argues against the city pulling trustees excusals to do union business

DateThursday, November 10, 2011

DateThursday, November 3, 2011

DateTuesday, November 1, 2011

    • The Chief Leader reports Lynch’s comments on the “ticket fixing “ indictments indicate “the bosses are next.”

DateMonday, October 31, 2011

DateFriday, October 28, 2011

    • Click here to view the raw, unedited PBA recorded video of Pat Lynch’s news conference following the indictment of MOS on ticket fixing charges. Here you will see the entire news conference, not just the selected sound bites the media uses.

DateThursday, October 27, 2011

    • Police officer Michael Carey testifies at a department trial of Det. Isnora in the Sean Bell case. Click here to view New York 1’s story and click here to see the raw footage of the interview with Pat Lynch recorded by the PBA.

    • The city’s labor unions have reached an agreement in "principal" regarding the consolidation of investment strategies of pension funds. Click here to view a PBA recorded video of Pat Lynch addressing the need to protect member’s rights and pensions at City Hall.

DateWednesday, October 26, 2011

DateTuesday, October 25, 2011

    • PBA pres Pat Lynch lends support to the Nassau County PBA in their fight to prevent the county executive from re-opening their contract for the purpose of reducing pay or benefits. See story in the Chief.

DateSunday, October 23, 2011

    • Daily News reports on the impact of bad news stories and ticket fixing on police morale. Click here to read Pat Lynch's full quote.

DateSaturday, October 15, 2011

DateFriday, October 14, 2011

    • Photo Gallery: Plaque Dedication in Memory of Fallen Brother Officer Robert Oswain at the 47 Pct.

DateThursday, October 13, 2011

DateThursday, October 13, 2011

DateFriday, October 7, 2011

    • Pat Lynch’s outrage at a gang thug released on bail after wounding an off duty police officer during a shootout between gangs is reported in the Daily News and the NY Post.

DateThursday, October 6, 2011

    • Press Release: Pat Lynch Slams Judge For Bad Bail Call

    • NYPD Reunion Annual Luncheon in Pompano Beach, Florida planned for Feb 9, 2012.  Click here for details.

DateWednesday, October 5, 2011

DateTuesday, October 4, 2011

DateMonday, October 3, 2011

DateFriday, September 30, 2011

DateTuesday, September 27, 2011

    • Pat Lynch comments about the impact of successfully achieving the 20 year pension guarantee bill in the Chief Leader.

DateMonday, September 26, 2011

DateFriday, September 16, 2011

DateThursday, September 15, 2011

    • Following the alleged suicide attempt of PO Robert McGee who is involved in the Bronx ticket fixing investigation, Pat Lynch states that police officers are at the breaking point and that the entire issue could have and should have been handled differently. See articles in the Daily News, New York Times and New York Post.

DateWednesday, September 14, 2011

DateTuesday, September 13, 2011

    • In the Chief, Pat Lynch talks about 9/11 and the need to have the Zadroga act cover cancers.

DateMonday, September 12, 2011

DateSunday, September 11, 2011

    • Photo Gallery: Pat Lynch Attends the 10th Anniversary of the 9-11 Attacks at the 13 Pct.

DateFriday, September 9, 2011

    • Pat Lynch and retired police officer Edwin Rivera who now suffers with 9/11 related cancer join UFA president Steve Cassidy on New York 1’s “Inside City Hall” for a discussion about exposure, cancer and the need to have the Zadroga Act cover cancer.

    • 25% off for flowers from From You Flowers

DateThursday, September 8, 2011

DateWednesday, September 7, 2011

    • Pat Lynch joins members of Congress at a news conference calling for the federal government to include cancers under the Zadroga bill.  A recent FDNY study demonstrates a connection between cancer and responders prompting Congresswoman Maloney and Congressman Nadler to call for a reassessment by the federal government.  This video, shot by the PBA, shows Pat Lynch’s statement in its entirety.

DateThursday, September 1, 2011

    • Storm King Art Center offers free admission for active and retired law enforcement personnel, firefighters, and EMS (and up to 3 guests) to visit the museum and sculpture park on Sunday, September 11, 2011 from 10:00 am – 5:30 pm!  Please provide a valid photo ID.

DateFriday, August 26, 2011

DateWednesday, August 24, 2011

DateMonday, August 22, 2011

    • Daily News: Lynch pledges to ensure that cop killer does not benefit financially from a lawsuit against the city.

DateSunday, August 21, 2011

    • The Daily News reports on MOS suffering with cancer as Pat Lynch explains that the sick can't wait for science to catch up with common sense.

DateThursday, August 18, 2011

    • The New York Sports Club wishes to give something back to those who risked their lives during the attack on the World Trade Center and aftermath.  Until September 30th they are offering MOS a lifetime membership at an extremely reduced monthly fee of $20 a month for a single club or $29 a month for all club access (with some restrictions.)  MOS who joined using the PBA discount are now paying $45 a month may change to the “Hero” rate but will have to pay a onetime $99 fee to switch.  The offer is also good for retired MOS.  You will have to produce your ID card to take advantage of this discount.  For more information visit the My Sports Clubs: First Responders page. 

DateWednesday, August 17, 2011

    • 10-13: PBA vs. Nassau PBA Hockey Fundraiser to raise money for families of Michael Califano, Geoffrey Breitkopf, and Glen Ciano

DateTuesday, August 16, 2011

DateMonday, August 15, 2011

    • NY Heroes Program fund raiser on 9/9/11 in Babylon Long Island. Click here for details.

DateFriday, August 12, 2011

    • Press Release: Pat Lynch reacts to the assignment of police officers to the Verizon strike.

DateThursday, August 11, 2011

DateMonday, August 8, 2011

DateSaturday, August 6, 2011

DateThursday, July 28, 2011

DateWednesday, July 27, 2011

    • Free college courses at John Jay College of Criminal Justice

    • Retired MOS with 9/11 related leukemia is in dire need of a bone marrow transplantClick here for details.

DateThursday, July 21, 2011

    • NYC Police officers are invited to participate in the 3rd Annual "Hats Off To The Soldiers" bike run out of New Castle, PA. Click here for details.

DateWednesday, July 20, 2011

DateThursday, July 14, 2011

DateTuesday, July 12, 2011

    • Have you seen the weather forecast for Jackson, NJ this weekend? Perfect days to go to Six Flags Great Adventure and Hurricane Harbor! Deadline to buy your tickets is Friday, July 15th at midnight! See flyer for more details.

DateMonday, July 11, 2011

    • All PBA members, NYPD police officers, qualified civilian and uniformed members may apply to Pace University's iPace program (an online bachelor's degree completion program with optional on-campus meetings) with significant savings. See flyer for more details.

DateFriday, July 8, 2011

    • Don't forget NYC Appreciation Days at Six Flags Great Adventure on July 16 and 17!  Tickets must be purchased in advance. See the flyer for cost and instructions on how to buy.

DateFriday, June 24, 2011

    • Donate your old patrol shoes for a 10th Anniversary 9/11 tribute by a small town in California. Click here for details.

    • SBA/Hatzoloh Unity Baseball game at MCU Cyclones park on July 20.  Click here for details.

DateTuesday, June 21, 2011

    • In the Chief Leader,  Pat Lynch reacts to the overturning of manslaughter conviction of an off duty MOS.

DateFriday, June 17, 2011

DateWednesday, June 15, 2011

DateTuesday, June 14, 2011

DateMonday, June 13, 2011

DateFriday, June 10, 2011

DateFriday, June 3, 2011

    • Offers: Worldwide Electronics and Comfort

DateMonday, May 23, 2011

    • New York 1: Pat Lynch speaks about the importance of the Memorial ceremony held at the “Police Arlington” at Cypress Hills Cemetery.

DateSaturday, May 21, 2011

    • In the Daily News, Lynch, in court for the revocation of bail hearing for a cop shooter, comments on thug being remanded to custody.

DateFriday, May 20, 2011

    • Press Release: Pat Lynch Reacts to Revocation of Bail for Elija Foster-Bey in the Shooting of Police Officer Ricardo Ramirez

DateTuesday, May 17, 2011

DateMonday, May 16, 2011

DateFriday, May 13, 2011

    • Support the World Police and Games 2011, the Police Athletic League and the New York Firefighters Burn Center when you purchase a 2011WPFG challenge coin.  Click here to order.

    • Free admission for MOS to the Great Escape Six Flags at Lake George the week of August 8–14. Click here for details.

    • Plum Benefits provides members with access to time and money saving offers to all types of live entertainment in the New York area.  Click here for details.

DateTuesday, May 10, 2011

    • The Chief Leader quotes Pat Lynch’s comments praising the City Council for restoring funds for a class of 1,400 in July.
    • Sunglasses offer

DateFriday, May 6, 2011

    • Press Release: Reaction of PBA President to restoration of funding to hire more Police

    • Pat Lynch is quoted in the Wall Street Journal and in Bloomberg News regarding the City Council’s restoration of funds to hire 1,400 new recruits in July.

DateWednesday, May 4, 2011

DateTuesday, May 3, 2011

DateMonday, May 2, 2011

    • Press Release: PBA President Reacts to the Death of Osama bin Laden

DateSunday, May 1, 2011

    • Lynch says street named for fallen PO John Scarangella was “…a long time coming.” New York Post

DateTuesday, April 26, 2011

DateTuesday, April 19, 2011

    • The World Trade Center Medical Monitoring and Treatment Program is conducting a one-day Health and Education Conference for 9/11 Workers, Volunteers and their Families on Saturday, May 7, 2011 from 8 AM to 4:30 PM. Click here for more information.

    • Pat Lynch warns that postponing the April class will lead to more dangerous streets for the public and police officers alike: The Chief

    • Pat Lynch supports the need for a nation-wide emergency service broadband service: The Chief

DateWednesday, April 13, 2011

DateTuesday, April 12, 2011

    • Press Release: PBA President Reacts to Cancellation of Class of 540 Officers

DateThursday, April 7, 2011

    • Backed up by nearly one hundred uniformed and plain clothes PBA members, Pat Lynch calls the killer of PO Schaberger “a cold-blooded animal, a killer who should be behind bars” following the arraignment of George Villanueva in Brooklyn Criminal Court.  View the coverage by New York1 News, Fox News, PIX News, CBS News and My 9 News, and in print in the Daily News, Post and Newsday.

DateWednesday, April 6, 2011

DateMonday, April 4, 2011

DateWednesday, March 30, 2011

    • PBA president Pat Lynch calls the reclaiming of PO George Wong’s body an “unforgivable case of bureaucratic overreaction…” in a story in the Daily News.

    • Press Release: PBA President reacts to the reclaiming of the body of Police Officer George Wong from grieving family

DateTuesday, March 29, 2011

DateMonday, March 26, 2011

DateSaturday, March 26, 2011

DateMonday, March 21, 2011

    • News 12 Brooklyn reports Pat Lynch's concerns regarding reduced staffing at the NYPD.

    • Save the dates July 16 and 17 for the annual Great Adventure "NYC Appreciation Days" at significant discounts for you and your family.  For information see their flyer.  Ticket purchasing details are yet to be announced.

DateSaturday, March 19, 2011

    • Photo Gallery: On the steps of City Hall, Police and Fire unions announce the formation of the New York Police and Fire Public Safety Alliance to combat attacks on the VSF and pension.

DateFriday, March 18, 2011

    • Pat Lynch speaks of the dangers police officers face (New York 1) and the solidarity among law enforcement officers (WABC) at the funeral of P.O. Alain Schaberger.  Additional coverage of P.O. Schaberger's funeral and that of fallen a fallen Nassau police officer appeared on Fox, WPIX and WCBS.

    • Photo Gallery: Finest of the Finest

DateWednesday, March 16, 2011

DateTuesday, March 15, 2011

    • Pat Lynch comments on the uncertainty of the radio runs and question why a career criminal was on the street in several articles regarding the murder of Police Officer Alain Schaberger: The Chief, New York Times, Newsday.

    • Arrangements for Nassau County Police Department P.O. Geoffrey Breitkopf, Bureau of Special Operations.

DateMonday, March 14, 2011

    • Press Release: Statement of PBA President Patrick J. Lynch on the Death of Police Officer Alain Schaberger

DateSunday, March 13, 2011

    • Pat Lynch stands with the Mayor and Police Commissioner at the news conference announcing the murder of PO Alain Schaberger. Videos on WABC at 6, WABC at 11, Fox, WCBS and WPIX.

DateFriday, March 11, 2011

DateThursday, March 10, 2011

DateTuesday, March 8, 2011

    • All NYC Police World Trade Center Cancer Victims — Mt. Sinai is conducting a cancer study on law enforcement members who worked rescue, recovery or cleanup at any of the WTC designated sites. The results of this study may lead to the inclusion of cancer as a recognized disease under the recently approved Zadroga bill. If you or anyone you know worked at any of the WTC designated sites, and have since developed any form of cancer, please contact us. We need to ensure that the cancer cases reflected in their study is complete. Please contact Valerie Dabas at (212) 298-9162 or e-mail her at vdabas@nycpba.org    

    • New dentists join the pilot implant program

    • Offers: Getaway Club

DateMonday, March 7, 2011

    • TV production company seeks multi-generational police family.  Click here for more information.

DateSaturday, March 5, 2011

DateFriday, March 4, 2011

    • The third in a series of full-page ads fighting Bloomberg's VSF money grab runs in the New York Post on 2-25-11 and will run in the Chief-Leader; City Hall and Capital news papers; El Diario; Amsterdam News; Staten Island Advance and 31 community newspapers around the city.

    • Press Release: PBA President Reacts to a Manhattan Grand Jury’s Decision not to File Criminal Charges Against Police Officers in the Angel Alvarez Shooting

    • Offers: King Quality Construction and Clix Portrait Studio

DateWednesday, March 2, 2011

DateFriday, February 25, 2011

    • The second in a series of full-page ads fighting Bloomberg's VSF money grab runs in the New York Post on 2-25-11 and will run in the Chief-Leader; City Hall and Capital news papers; El Diario; Amsterdam News; Staten Island Advance and 31 community newspapers around the city.

    • New offer from the Nets

DateWednesday, February 23, 2011

DateTuesday, February 22, 2011

DateFriday, February 18, 2011

    • The first in a series of full-page ads fighting Bloomberg's VSF money grab runs in the New York Post on 2-25-11 and will run in the Chief-Leader; City Hall and Capital news papers; El Diario; Amsterdam News; Staten Island Advance and 31 community newspapers around the city.

DateThursday, February 17, 2011

    • Press release: PBA President Reacts to Mayor's Budget Presentation Calling for a Reduction in Variable Supplement Fund (VSF) Benefit

DateTuesday, February 15, 2011

DateFriday, February 11, 2011

    • The NY Post in an editorial, while calling for other pension reforms, calls for Mayor Bloomberg to stop trying to pick the pockets of retired police and firefighters.

    • See and hear PBA Pres. Pat Lynch's, UFA Pres. Steve Cassidy's and City Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley's full statements on the steps of City Hall in this PBA VIDEO.

DateThursday, February 10, 2011

DateWednesday, February 9, 2011

    • Press Release: Police and Firefighters Join Forces to Fight Mayor’s Disinformation Campaign

DateTuesday, February 8, 2011

    • The Chief: PBA Comes Out Swinging on Proposed Pension Cut

DateMonday, February 7, 2011

DateFriday, February 4, 2011

    • Press Release to all media: Pat Lynch's statement concerning the mayor’s pension proposals

DateThursday, February 3, 2011

    • From Pat Lynch: The PBA is challenging Mayor Bloomberg’s shameful proposals to eviscerate our long-standing, legislatively approved pension benefits and collectively bargained variable supplement funds. In solidarity with all six other police and fire unions, we will use every legal, legislative and public relations resource at our disposal to fight these blatant attempts to undo the promises that were made to us when we were hired.

    • Pat Lynch challenges the Mayor's plans to reduce pensions and eliminate VSF. Wall Street Journal and 1010 WINS audio (click to listen to 12:34 PM and 1:13 PM audio).

DateWednesday, February 2, 2011

    • Press Release: PBA Reaction to City's Benefits Proposal to the MLC

DateMonday, January 31, 2011

    • The Chief: Pat Lynch says City Hall Can't Be Trusted

DateTuesday, January 25, 2011

    • What the new Zadroga Law means for you

    • Free tickets for MOS to attend a "cultural expansion fashion show" at Queens College on Saturday, Jan 29th.  Click here for show information and contact Chet Holly at 212-760-1508 or at cholly@richardharrisusa.com.

DateMonday, January 24, 2011

DateWednesday, January 19, 2011

DateTuesday, January 18, 2011

DateWednesday, January 12, 2011

    • In the Daily News, Pat Lynch slams the department for filing administrative charges against two officers involved in a justified shooting.

DateMonday, January 10, 2011

    • The murderer of Sgt. Keith Lavine, former partner of the PBA's Dave Nicolson, is up for parole.  Pat Lynch explains the two ways that you can make your opposition known.

    • Offers: Columbia Vision LASIK Surgery

DateSaturday, January 8, 2011

    • Under the heading of defense counsel will say anything to get a client off, a lawyer suggests that the near cop-killer who shot PO Ricky Ramirez should sue the city because police fired at him first.  Pat Lynch's response was included in the Daily News article. The story was also covered in the New York Post, Newsday, and the Port Washington Patch.

DateThursday, January 6, 2011

DateTuesday, January 4, 2011

DateMonday, January 3, 2011

    • Just before Christmas, Pat Lynch made an appeal to the public through the media on behalf of Angelo "Santa" Grande who is in need of a kidney transplant.  The story entitled "Santa Needs a Christmas Miracle" was widely picked up and ran on CBS 2, Fox 5 News, My 9 News and ran Christmas Day on WPIX 11 News.  The story also appeared in the Daily News, the Chief Leader, and was covered by the Associated Press.  It was published as far away as San Antonio, Texas and Burlington, Vermont and has hit dozens of internet news sites.  So far, 45 people have contacted North Shore Hospital as potential donors and are being tested to see if they are a match.

    • 6th Annual Tribute to James D. McNaughton, Jan. 22, 2011

See also items listed in "What's New" from 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012 and 2010 (Jul. - Dec.)