Photo caption: Senator Fuschillo speaks about the new $40 million improvement project at the Massapequa Train Station. He is joined by (l-r) Legislator Michael Venditto, Senator Kemp Hannon, MTA Board Member Mitch Pally, LIRR President Helena Williams, Assemblyman Joseph Saladino, and Assemblyman Tom McKevitt.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that the New York State Senate recently passed a legislative resolution memorializing the life of North Merrick veteran Robert “Tom” Riordan, who passed away in April. Senator Fuschillo sponsored the legislative resolution in the Senate.
“Tom Riordan made our community a better place. He was a devoted community leader who touched many lives through his generosity. Passing this legislative resolution is one small way to ensure that Tom’s incredible legacy of service will always be remembered,” said Senator Fuschillo.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently announced that the New York State Senate passed legislative resolutions he sponsored honoring nine Massapequa Girl Scouts for receiving the Girl Scout Gold Award.
The Gold Award is girl scouting’s highest honor and is a significant milestone in the life of a girl scout. The award is earned only through years of hard work, dedication to scouting’s ideals, and helping others. Before earning the award, a girl scout must also organize and complete a community service project.
The following nine girls have been recognized by the New York State Senate for earning the Girl Scout Gold Award:
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) will be sponsoring a free Citizen CPR courses for residents on Saturday, June 1st in North Bellmore.
The course will be held at the North Bellmore Library (1551 Newbridge Road) from 10:00 am-11:00 am. Trained CPR professionals from Bellmore-Merrick EMS will instruct residents on what to do when in an emergency situation where someone needs CPR.
Program participants will learn live-saving, hands-only CPR techniques from a certified CPR instructor and be able to practice CPR chest compressions on a mannequin. AED demonstrations will also be performed.
Residents can safely dispose of expired or unused medications on May 18th at the Roosevelt Library
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) will be sponsoring a “Shed the Meds” program in Roosevelt to help residents safely dispose of unused or expired medications.
The “Shed the Meds” program will be held on Saturday, May 18th between 11 am and 2 pm at the Roosevelt Library, located at 27 West Fulton Avenue in Roosevelt. Residents will be able to drop off their old or unused medications for safe disposal by officers from the Nassau County Police Department who will be supervising the program.
Photo caption: Senator Fuschillo (right) is pictured as he presents the Senate Liberty Medal to 12 year old Victoria Scalli (left center) for heroically saving her father's life by performing the Heimlich maneuver while he was choking. They are joined by (l-r Assemblyman Dave McDonough, Victoria's mother Nancy, her father Mark, and her sister Brittany).
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today presented the New York State Senate Liberty Medal to twelve year old Victoria Scalli of Merrick for her heroically saving her father’s life by administering the Heimlich maneuver while he was choking.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently welcomed Merrick Girl Scout Hailey Ferrara to the State Capitol.
Hailey was in Albany as part of the Girls Scouts’ annual legislative showcase day. Senator Fuschillo brought Hailey onto the floor of the Senate Chambers to observe a working session of the New York State Senate and explained the legislative process to her as legislation was being passed.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today thanked residents for donating over 2,300 pounds of food and supplies as part of the food and supply drive he sponsored with Long Island Cares to help families in need, including those who are recovering from Superstorm Sandy.
“Through the enormous generosity of local residents, we were able to collect more than one ton of food and supplies to help our neighbors in need. Everything collected through this program will go a long way in assisting families who are going through tough times. I thank everyone who participated in this drive for lending a helping hand to those in need,” said Senator Fuschillo.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today named Copiague resident and Town of Babylon Councilwoman Jacqueline “Jackie” Gordon as a New York State Senate Woman of Distinction.
“Whether it is serving our country in the armed forces, serving our community as a Town Councilwoman, or helping students in her career as a guidance counselor, Jackie Gordon has made serving others the primary focus of both her professional and personal life. She is a wonderful role model who has made a difference in the lives of many. It is my pleasure to select her for this well deserved honor,” said Senator Fuschillo.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that the New York State Senate recently passed legislation he sponsored to strengthen New York State’s ban on dangerous drop-side cribs. The legislation would expand the state’s existing drop-side crib ban to prohibit drop-side cribs from being used at child-care facilities and other places of public accommodation. The legislation is necessary to ensure that New York’s law conforms with federal regulations.
Legislation Would Disqualify Sex Offenders from Holding Real Estate Appraisers License & Protect Families from Unknowingly Giving Sex Offenders Full Access to their Homes
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that the New York State Senate passed legislation he sponsored to disqualify all convicted sex offenders from obtaining or holding a real estate appraisal license. The legislation is designed to prevent sex offenders from gaining entry into people’s homes.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) and Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano will be sponsoring a free Senior ID Card Program in Wantagh.
The program will be held from 12:00 pm- 3:00 pm on Friday, May 31st at the Wantagh Public Library, located at 3285 Park Avenue in Wantagh. All Nassau County residents ages 65 and over are eligible to participate and receive a free senior ID card. No appointments are necessary.
Photo caption: Senator Fuschillo (center) is pictured as he speaks with parents during the free child car seat safety check program he sponsored in Massapequa Park.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently sponsored a free child safety seat check where parents could have their children’s car seats checked for proper installation. The program was held at John Burns Park in Massapequa Park.
Officials from the Nassau County Traffic Safety Board performed the free safety inspections and fixed any seats that were improperly installed. Parents were also informed of the steps they should take to make sure their child’s car seat is used properly in the future.
Photo caption: Senator Fuschillo (center) speaks with residents who took advantage of the services offered at his annual Job Resource Expo.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently sponsored his annual Job Resource Expo which helped local residents learn about job training programs, career counseling, and other employment resources.
The New York State Senate’s Transportation Committee, chaired by Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick), today held a public hearing to examine how New York State can better protect children from drunk bus drivers, including whether school buses should be equipped with ignition interlocks.
The hearing follows at least four incidents on Long Island since last October in which drivers were arrested for operating a school bus while intoxicated, including one in which the driver crashed his bus with five young students onboard into a Syosset home. Melissa Escudero, whose son Christian was a passenger on the bus, testified at the hearing.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently announced the creation of a peer to peer veterans counseling program in Nassau County to help veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). Senator Fuschillo joined with Senator Dean Skelos, Senator Lee Zeldin, Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano, and local veterans in announcing funding for the PFC Joseph Dwyer Program, which was included in the 2013-2014 state budget.