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As Hurricane Sandy Approaches...

Follow these tips from New York State as the hurricane/coastal storm approaches:

 

October 29, 2012
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Be Prepared For Hurricane Sandy

Last year it was Irene, now it looks like Hurricane Sandy could be paying us a visit. While Irene caused an incredible $4 billion dollars worth of damage, the National Weather Service says Sandy is actually more powerful and potentially more destructive. Sadly, as of this writing, she’s already claimed 44 lives.

I stress this because I’ve heard some say, “it can’t happen here.” That’s simply not true. Long Island has been hit by several category three hurricanes and nothing could be more dangerous than ignoring that fact. So I am including some tips below to help you prepare and stay safe. Also, if you have a vulnerable neighbor – a senior or someone with a disability – please be sure to check on them before and after the storm.

October 28, 2012
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IMPORTANT NEWS REGARDING HURRICANE SANDY

As New Yorkers closely monitor the path of Hurricane Sandy, it is important that we prepare for the storm’s potential impacts.

October 27, 2012
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The Senator Jack Martins Thanksgiving Essay Contest

It's hard to believe that the holidays are quickly approaching and it's time once again for the Senator Jack Martins Thanksgiving Essay Contest. The contest is open to all sixth grade students who are asked to write an essay, "What Are You Most Thankful For?"

Senator Martins started the contest last year and it was a big success as the sixth grade students who participated did an incredible job of putting Thanksgiving into perspective.

October 23, 2012
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From the Desk of Senator Jack M. Martins

Tax Cap Confusion

I am sure you can imagine the phone calls and emails my office took this week as homeowners received their school tax statements. As a pretty seasoned public servant, I can tell you that as sure as the moon raises the tides, taxes raise blood pressures.

This time was no different, except people were asking me, “What happened to the tax cap?” In these cases, they knew their school district had voted to keep the budget at the cap, so they were understandably shocked when they received tax increases of much larger rates.

October 17, 2012
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Senator Martins, Mayor Cavallaro Tour Westbury Theater Renovation Site

Senator Jack M. Martins and Westbury Mayor Peter Cavallaro recently toured the site of the Westbury Theater to see the progress being made on the renovation project. Accompanying Senator Martins and Mayor Cavallaro were Andrea Lohneiss of the Empire State Development Corp., former Assemblyman Jerry Kremer and property owner Cyrus Hakakian.

The Westbury Theater is an historically significantly project in Westbury. In was built in the 1920s and was a main attraction in the village for several decades until it was closed in July 2001. It is currently being renovated to include a two-screen art cinema, a multi-purpose event space, a casual theme restaurant and artist studio lofts.

October 17, 2012
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Senator Martins Joins With Community Leaders for Groundbreaking in New Cassel

Senator Jack M. Martins joined with Community Development Corporation of Long Island (CDCLI) and partner Conifer Realty, LLC to host a groundbreaking ceremony for Cathedral Place Apartments – which was awarded state resources through Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s Regional Council initiative to build 36 units of rental housing in New Cassel. Senator Martins not only represents the community, but is also a member of the Long Island Regional Economic Development Council.

October 12, 2012
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Senator Martins to Partner with CVS for Flu Shots

Senator Jack M. Martins will be partnering with CVS to offer flu shots to constitutents during his Health and Wellness Fair, which will take place on Saturday, October 20, from 1-4 p.m. at Carle Place High School, located at 168 Cherry Lane in Carle Place. Constitutents should bring insurance information if they have it. There will be no out-of-pocket cost.

In addition, the Health and Wellness Fair features numerous organizations that will be previding screenings and demonstrations. 

October 12, 2012
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Senator Jack Martins' Health and Wellness Fair

Flu Shots Will Be Given, Valuable Health Screenings Also Scheduled

Senator Jack M. Martins will be sponsoring a Health and Wellness Fair for all residents of the Seventh Senate District on Saturday, October 20, from 1-4 p.m. at Carle Place High School, located at 168 Cherry Lane. Multiple organizations have agreed to participate and, together with Senator Martins’ office, will provide valuable services to the community.

October 3, 2012
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Senator Martins Participates in Unidad Latina Conference

For the second straight year, Senator Jack M. Martins was an active participant in the New York State Senate Unidad Latina Conference, which brings together hundreds of individuals who represent a cross section of our region’s Hispanic community, including community, business and policy leaders.

Presented by members of the New York State Senate, the conference featured booth exhibits, legislative workshops, networking receptions, a luncheon, roundtable discussions and other activities. A principal goal of this two-day gathering will be to highlight and address issues of concern for Hispanic New Yorkers.

October 2, 2012
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