Charles J. Fuschillo Jr.'s Press releases

SENATOR FUSCHILLO SPONSORS FREE PROSTATE CANCER SCREENING PROGRAM IN MASSAPEQUA PARK

 

     Photo Caption: Senator Fuschillo (right) is pictured with  Integrated Medical Foundation Executive Director Rhonda Samuel (left) at the free prostate cancer screening program they sponsored at the Massapequa Library. 

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick), in conjunction with the Integrated Medical Foundation and Bostwick Laboratories, recently sponsored a free prostate cancer screening program at the Masapequa Library.

April 5, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO & STAFF “LIGHT IT UP BLUE” IN SUPPORT OF AUTISM AWARENESS MONTH

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) and his staff recently “lit it up blue” to show their support for individuals affected by autism as part of Autism Awareness Month.

     Senator Fuschillo and his staff wore blue to work in support of “Light It Up Blue,” a global initiative organized by Autism Speaks to help kick off Autism Awareness Month. Individuals, businesses, communities, and iconic landmarks around the world “go blue” to help raise awareness about autism.

April 3, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO INVITES RESIDENTS TO “SHED THE MEDS”

Residents can Safely Dispose of Expired or Unused Medications on April 20th at Massapequa Park Train Station

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) and the Nassau County Police Department will be sponsoring a “Shed the Meds” program to help residents safely dispose of unused or expired medications.

April 3, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO SPONSORS LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION HONORING WANTAGH EAGLE SCOUT

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently announced that the New York State Senate passed a legislative resolution he sponsored honoring Wantagh resident David Zaitz for attaining the rank of Eagle Scout.

     David, a member of Troop 656 in Wantagh, earned scouting’s highest honor after years of dedication, hard work, and community service.

April 2, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO, SENATOR SKELOS, AND COUNTY EXECUTIVE MANGANO TO SPONSOR FREE SENIOR ID CARD PROGRAM IN BALDWIN

     Senator Dean Skelos (R-Rockville Centre) and Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) will be partnering with Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano in sponsoring a free Senior ID Card Program in Baldwin.

     The program will be held from 1:00 pm- 4:00 pm on Wednesday, April 10th at the Baldwin Library, located at 2385 Grand Avenue, Baldwin. Nassau County residents ages 65 and over are eligible to participate and receive a free senior ID card. No appointments are necessary.

March 27, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO ANNOUNCES SENATE PASSAGE OF 2013-14 STATE BUDGET

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that the New York State Senate has passed the 2013-14 New York State Budget, which provides tax relief to residents and businesses, helps promote economic development, and delivers additional state aid to Long Island.

     For the third consecutive year, the budget keeps spending growth below two percent, which is consistent with the local spending cap that applies to school districts and local governments.

March 27, 2013
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SENATE PASSES SENATOR FUSCHILLO’S LEGISLATION TO HELP COMBAT ORGANIZED RETAIL THEFT

Legislation Would Create New Penalties for Thieves Who Use Phony Receipts to Steal From Businesses

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced today that the New York State Senate passed legislation he sponsors to help combat organized retail theft, a crime which costs businesses and law abiding consumers billion of dollars each year.

     The legislation would create new penalties for individuals who use counterfeit receipts or Uniform Product Code (UPC) labels to steal from retailers.

March 26, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO: STATE BUDGET INCLUDES $9 BILLION INVESTMENT IN TRANSPORTATION

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that the New York State Budget includes an over $9 billion investment in transportation. The funding will allow for transportation infrastructure investments that will improve roads and bridges, help create jobs and promote economic development. It also makes investments in mass transit, aviation, and railroads throughout the state and eliminates the need for an increase in commercial tolls on the New York State Thruway.

March 25, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO ANNOUNCES STRONGER PENALTIES FOR DISTRACTED DRIVING INCLUDED IN STATE BUDGET

             Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that the state budget will include higher penalties for distracted driving.

March 25, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO: FUNDING FOR NEW DMV CUSTOMER SERVICE INITIATIVES INCLUDED IN STATE BUDGET

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that the state budget includes funding for major new Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) customer service initiatives. The initiatives will enable the DMV to become more accessible, easier to use, and customer friendly. 

     “Nearly every driver has had the frustrating experience of waiting at DMV for what seems like forever just to perform a simple transaction. That should be the exception, not the norm. This new funding will enable the DMV to implement aggressive and necessary reforms that will enhance service, reduce wait times, and most importantly, improve the way its customers are treated,” said Senator Fuschillo, Chairman of the Senate’s Transportation Committee.

March 25, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO: MEASURES TO HELP PREVENT GAS SHORTAGES DURING DECLARED FUEL SHORTAGE EMERGENCIES INCLUDED IN STATE BUDGET

Budget Includes Provisions for Gas Stations to Purchase Generators or be Prewired to Receive a Generator

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that the state budget will include measures to help prevent gas shortages during a declared energy or fuel shortage emergency.

     The budget makes provisions for federal grants for gas stations in key areas of Long Island, New York City, and Westchester and Rockland Counties to be wired to receive generators or purchase generators that will be used in the event of a declaration of an energy or fuel shortage emergency by the Governor, County Executive, of Mayor of New York City.

March 22, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO: STATE BUDGET WILL INCLUDE INCREASE IN HIGHWAY FUNDING FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENTS

Increase is the First in Five Years and Will Help Create Jobs, Promote Economic Development, and Improve Infrastructure

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick), Chairman of the Senate’s Transportation Committee, today announced that the 2013-14 New York State Budget will include over $438 million in state highway aid to local governments, a $75 million increase from last year’s total.

March 21, 2013
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SENATE PASSES SENATOR FUSCHILLO’S LEGISLATION TO COMBAT MEDICAID FRAUD

Legislation Would Allow County District Attorneys to Work with State in Prosecuting Cases of Medicaid Fraud

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today announced that the New York State Senate passed legislation he sponsors to improve law enforcement’s ability to prosecute Medicaid fraud and recover taxpayer dollars.

     The legislation (S773) would allow the State’s Office of Medicaid Inspector General (OMIG) to refer Medicaid fraud cases to local district attorneys for prosecution.

March 21, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO NAMED “CITIZEN OF THE YEAR” BY FREEPORT POLICE BENEVOLENT ASSOCIATION

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) was recently named “Citizen of the Year” by the Freeport Police Benevolent Association (PBA).

     In bestowing the award on Senator Fuschillo, the Freeport PBA praised Senator Fuschillo’s service to the community, calling it “an example for everyone to follow.”

     “I am extremely grateful and humbled to receive this recognition from the Freeport PBA. I thank the members of the Freeport Police Department for this honor as well as for their service in protecting and safeguarding the residents of Freeport,” said Senator Fuschillo.

March 20, 2013
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SENATE PASSES SENATOR FUSCHILLO’S LEGISLATION ALLOWING REPEAT CHILD ENDANGERMENT OFFENDERS TO FACE FELONY CHARGES

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today announced that the New York State Senate has passed legislation he sponsors to create felony charges for individuals who repeatedly endanger the welfare of a child. The legislation would correct an inequity in current law which does not allow for enhanced charges to be brought against repeat offenders.

March 20, 2013
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SENATE PASSES SENATOR FUSCHILLO’S RESOLUTION HONORING SEAFORD EAGLE SCOUT

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that the New York State Senate recently passed a legislative resolution he sponsored honoring Seaford resident Quentin Lettieri for attaining scouting’s highest honor: the rank of Eagle Scout.

     Quentin, a member of Troop 690 in Seaford, distinguished himself for the honor following years of community service, dedication to scouting, and hard work.

March 19, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO’S LEGISLATION TO HELP DETER UNDERAGE DRINKING APPROVED BY TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today announced that legislation he sponsors to help deter underage drinking has been approved by the New York State Senate’s Transportation Committee. The legislation (S4106) would allow courts to suspend the driver’s licenses of underage alcohol offenders for failing to appear before the court or complete their court-ordered sentencing obligations.

March 19, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO CONGRATULATES KENNEDY HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT ON BEING NAMED NATIONAL SEMI-FINALIST IN INTEL SCIENCE TALENT SEARCH

     Photo Caption: Senator Fuschillo (third right) is pictured as he congratulates Joshua Pollock (center) on being named a national semi-finalist in the 2013 Intel Science Talent Search. They are joined by (l-r) Science Department Chairperson Robert Soel, Principal Lorraine Poppe, and Advanced Science Research Teachers Helmut Schleith, Barbara Franklin, and Barbi Frank.

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently congratulated John F. Kennedy High School Senior Joshua Pollock on being chosen as a national semi-finalist in the 2013 Intel Science Talent Search.

March 19, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO WELCOMES SEAFORD MIDDLE SCHOOL JAZZ BAND TO STATE CAPITOL

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today welcomed students from the Seaford Middle School Jazz Band to the State Capitol in Albany.

The students performed in Albany as part of the New York State School Music Association’s annual “Music in our Schools Month.” The band played a concert in the Empire State Plaza for an audience of legislators, staff members, and capitol visitors.

March 18, 2013
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