Charles J. Fuschillo Jr.'s News items

Senator Fuschillo Visits Newly Refurbished Children's Room At Copiague Library

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District), a member of the Senate’s Education Committee, recently visited the Copiague Library to view the newly refurbished children’s room. Senator Fuschillo obtained $5,000 in state grant funding to help the Library pay for the improvements.To make an environment that children would enjoy, the library purchased new furniture and used primary colors to create a bright and colorful reading and play area.

May 30, 2006
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Wantagh Man Honored By Senator Fuschillo

Wantagh resident Joe Testaverde received the 2006 New York State Senate "Achievers’ Award" from Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) during the 26th Annual Disabilities Awareness Day Awards Ceremony in Albany. The "Achievers’ Award" recognizes an individual’s ability to overcome personal, physical challenges and honors their accomplishments on behalf of themselves and their community."Over the past several years, Joe has dedicated himself towards raising awareness about Spinal Cord Injuries and teaching young children about preventing these types of injuries.

May 30, 2006
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Local Id Theft Victim Joins Senator Fuschillo In Announcing Passage Of New Id Theft Protections

North Bellmore resident Denise Curro, a victim of identity theft, and her mother, Angela, today joined Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District), Chairman of the Senate’s Consumer Protection Committee, and Assemblyman David G. McDonough (19th Assembly District) in discussing how newly passed security freeze legislation would help prevent other would-be victims from falling prey to this crime. "Identity theft is the number one consumer crime in New York State, with approximately 17,000 New Yorkers victimized last year alone.

May 26, 2006
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Senate Passes Fuschillo Bill That Would Require Roosevelt Schools To Spend $6 Million Academic Improvement Grant Only On Students

Following the release of a State Education Department audit that uncovered over 60 examples of mismanagement and $2.4 million in overspending in the Roosevelt School District, the New York State Senate today passed legislation, sponsored by Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District), that would ensure the state’s $6 million academic improvement grant goes directly into the classrooms. "This state funding should be spent on helping Roosevelt students get a quality education," said Senator Fuschillo, a member of the Senate’s Education Committee.

May 24, 2006
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Fuschillo, Mcdonough, And Consumer Protection Board Remind Drivers To Be On The Lookout For Gas Price Gouging

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District), Assemblyman David G. McDonough (19th Assembly District), and State Consumer Protection Board Chairperson Teresa A. Santiago recently joined together to urge consumers to be on the lookout for gas price gouging."Right here on Long Island, we’ve already seen that some gas stations were willing to use Hurricane Katrina as an excuse to charge exorbitant prices simply to increase their own profits," said Senator Fuschillo, Chairman of the Senate’s Consumer Protection Committee.

May 22, 2006
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Senator Fuschillo And Health Care Groups To Present Breast Cancer Awareness Workshop In Freeport

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District), in conjunction with the Adelphi New York Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline & Support Program and Sisters United in Health, will be presenting free breast cancer awareness workshop on Thursday, May 25th at the Columbus Avenue School in Freeport. The event will begin at 6 pm."Early detection saves lives in the fight against breast cancer," said Senator Fuschillo, a member of the Senate’s Health Committee.

May 17, 2006
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Senate Passes Fuschillo Bills To Protect Consumers From Identity Theft

The New York State Senate today passed legislation sponsored by Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District), Chairman of the Senate’s Consumer Protection Committee, that would give consumers a proactive way to prevent identity theft. Also passed by the Senate today was Senator Fuschillo’s legislation that would target identity thieves who use email scams to steal people’s private information."Identity theft is a very serious crime that is on the rise.

May 17, 2006
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Senator Fuschillo Announces Legislative Passage Of Plan To Cap And Lower State Sales Tax On Gasoline And Offer Tax Credits

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) announced today that both the Senate and Assembly passed legislation that would cap and lower the state gasoline sales tax."New York State is delivering relief from soaring gas prices," said Senator Fuschillo. "As I’ve been saying all along, governments should not be making windfall profits while the already overburdened taxpayer is forced to spend well over $3 per gallon to fill up their car.

May 16, 2006
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Senator Fuschillo And Assemblyman Mcdonough Participate In Newbridge Road Elementary's Career Day

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District), a member of the Senate’s Education Committee, and Assemblyman David G. McDonough (19th Assembly District) recently visited the second grade class at Newbridge Road Elementary School as part of the school’s career day.Senator Fuschillo and Assemblyman McDonough explained their role as state legislators and what their responsibilities are in Albany.

May 15, 2006
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Senator Fuschillo Welcomes Massapequa's Statewide Environmental Contest Winner To State Capitol

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District), recently congratulated Rebecca Westbrook, a second grade student at East Lake Elementary School in Massapequa, on winning first place in the New York State Senate’s annual I*ma*GREEN*nation environmental contest. Rebecca, along with her family and her teacher, visited Senator Fuschillo in Albany, where her award winning project was being displayed. The I*ma*GREEN*nation program is a statewide competition for school children in grades one through eight.

May 12, 2006
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Consumer Protection Board And Senator Fuschillo To Bring Consumer Fair To Farmingdale State University

The New York State Consumer Protection Board and Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District), Chairman of the Senate’s Consumer Protection Committee, will be sponsoring a "Consumer Action Day" at Farmingdale State University’s Roosevelt Hall on Saturday, May 13th from 10 am to 5 pm.The event will feature workshops and information about issues important to consumers and families. Experts on mortgages, energy conservation and identity theft will be featured at several free workshops presented by various state, county and federal agencies.

May 8, 2006
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Senator Fuschillo Secures Grant Funding For Defibrillators At Lindenhurst Library

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) has secured $5,000 grant funding for the Lindenhurst Memorial Library. The Library used the grant funds to purchase an Automated External Defibrillators (AED) and necessary support supplies. An AED is a lightweight, portable device that is designed to provide an electric shock to the heart to help it return to its normal rhythm during cardiac arrest.

May 5, 2006
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Senator Fuschillo And Assemblyman Mcdonough Join With Postal Service To "stamp Out Hunger"

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) and Assemblyman David G. McDonough (19th Assembly District) today helped to "stamp out hunger" by participating in the National Association of Letter Carriers’ (NALC) 14th annual food drive. The NALC "Stamp Out Hunger" food drive is the nation’s largest one-day food drive. According to the United States Postal Service, almost 1,500 local NALC branches in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam and the Virgin Islands collected food donations left by mailboxes and in Post Offices.

May 5, 2006
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Senators Fuschillo And Marcellino Propose Tougher Penalties For Price Gouging

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District), Chairman of the Senate’s Consumer Protection Committee, and Senator Carl L. Marcellino (5th Senate District) announced today that they are sponsoring legislation along with the Attorney General to create tougher penalties for gas stations that engage in price gouging. "With gas prices now over $3 per gallon, the state must do all that it can to protect consumers from being scammed.

May 5, 2006
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Senator Fuschillo And Town Clerk Bonilla Speak To Students At De La Salle School In Freeport

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) and Town of Hempstead Clerk Mark Bonilla recently visited the De La Salle school in Freeport to speak with eighth grade students about government. The two elected officials each explained what the responsibilities of their respective jobs are, and what the differences are between state and local government. Senator Fuschillo also explained the process of how a bill becomes a law.Afterwards, Senator Fuschillo and Town Clerk Bonilla answered questions from the students.

May 4, 2006
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Senator Fuschillo Honored By Wantagh Little League

Officials from the Wantagh Little League recently honored Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) in recognition of his continued support of the league’s players, coaches, and families. Senator Fuschillo (right center) is pictured receiving a plaque from League President Brian Winter (left center), League Treasurer Barry Bolger (left), and League Secretary Greg Rom (right).

May 4, 2006
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Senator Fuschillo Shows Fairfield Elementary School Students Why To Say "No" To Tobacco

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) and Assemblyman Joseph Saladino (12th Assembly District) recently visited the fifth grade students at Fairfield Elementary School in Massapequa to urge them to say "no" to tobacco. "Tobacco use is the number one preventable cause of death in America today. According to the American Cancer Society, 3,000 children start to smoke every day, so we need to send students the message that smoking is a dangerous and unhealthy habit that will destroy their lives," Senator Fuschillo said.

May 2, 2006
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Senator Fuschillo And Assemblyman Mcdonough Attend Grand Opening Of Pastrami King In Merrick

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District, right) and Assemblyman David G. McDonough (19th Assembly District, left) today visited Pastrami King in Merrick to celebrate its grand opening. Senator Fuschillo and Assemblyman McDonough congratulated the Yamoli family, who own the restaurant, and wished them many years of success.

May 1, 2006
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Senator Fuschillo Meets With Third Graders At Forest Lake Elementary School

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) recently visited the third grade class at Forest Lake Elementary School in Wantagh to teach the students about government. Senator Fuschillo described his role in the New York State Legislature and how new laws are created. He also explained how legislators are elected. Afterwards, the students got to ask questions and offered their ideas for new laws."Speaking to school children and teaching them about my role in Albany is one of the most enjoyable parts of this job," stated Senator Fuschillo.

May 1, 2006
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Senator Fuschillo Discusses State Budget With Senator Hannon On "legislative Update" Television Show

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) recently welcomed Senator Kemp Hannon (6th Senate District) to his weekly "Legislative Update" television show. The program will air on Friday, May 5th at 5:15 pm on Channel 18 of Cablevision’s Woodbury system.On the upcoming show, Senator Fuschillo and Senator Hannon discuss the recent legislative overrides of the Governor’s vetoes of the state budget.Senator Fuschillo’s "Legislative Update" is a weekly program which provides viewers with an inside look at the workings of the New York State Legislature.

May 1, 2006
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