Charles J. Fuschillo Jr.'s Press releases

SENATOR FUSCHILLO SPONSORS FOOD & SUPPLY DRIVE FOR HURRICANE SANDY VICTIMS & OTHER LONG ISLAND FAMILIES IN NEED

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) is sponsoring a food and supply drive with Long Island Cares to help families recovering from Hurricane Sandy and other Long Island families in need.

     Residents who would like to participate in the drive can donate any of the following items:

     *Macaroni & Cheese         *Personal Care Items

     *Cereal                                *Baby Diapers

March 18, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO AND COUNTY EXECUTIVE MANGANO TO SPONSOR FREE SENIOR ID CARD PROGRAM IN MASSAPEQUA PARK

     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 Massapequa Park.

     The program will be held from 12:00 pm- 3:00 pm on Tuesday, April 2nd at the Brady Park Senior Center, located at 1000 Lake Shore Drive in Massapequa Park. Nassau County residents ages 65 and over are eligible to participate and receive a free senior ID card. No appointments are necessary.

March 18, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO SPONSORS FREE CHILD CAR SEAT SAFETY CHECK IN FARMINGDALE

     Photo caption: Senator Fuschillo (right) watches as a New York State Trooper checks a car seat at the recent free child car seat safety check program.

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently partnered with the New York State Police in sponsoring a free car seat safety check where parents could have their children’s car seats checked for proper installation. The program was held at the State Police Headquarters in Farmingdale.

     State Troopers performed the inspections and fixed any child safety 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.

March 18, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO ANNOUNCES OVER $4 MILLION REIMBURSEMENT TO SUFFOLK COUNTY FOR COSTS INCURRED DURING SUPERSTORM SANDY

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today announced that New York State has provided $4,023,035 million to Suffolk County for reimbursement of debris removal costs incurred by the county following the impact of Superstorm Sandy. Suffolk County experienced severely damaged trees and other vegetation, leaving approximately 348,372 cubic yards of debris on county roads, right of ways, parks and other public spaces. The county responded by combining village personnel, equipment and some outside contracts. Contracts were used for debris clean-up, tree removal, garbage and landscape removal and movement of debris to disposal location.

March 15, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO’S LEGISLATION RAISING PENALTIES FOR WRONG-WAY AND RECKLESS DRIVERS PASSED BY SENATE

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced today that the New York State Senate has passed legislation he sponsors to strengthen penalties for wrong-way and reckless drivers.

     “Wrong-way and reckless drivers continue to jeopardize safety and endanger lives on our roadways, but the penalties they face under current law do not appropriately reflect that. Law enforcement needs stronger tools to prosecute these drivers for their reckless actions and get them off our roads. With this legislation, that is exactly what they would get,” said Senator Fuschillo, Chairman of the Senate’s Transportation Committee.

March 13, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO & COMPTROLLER DINAPOLI TO HELP RESIDENTS SEARCH FOR UNCLAIMED FUNDS ON MARCH 28TH IN COPIAGUE

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) and New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli will be sponsoring a free program in Copiague to help residents find out if they are entitled to any of the $11 billion in New York State unclaimed funds.

     The program will take place on Thursday, March 28th from 10 am to 1 pm at the Tanner Park Senior Center, located on Baylawn Avenue in Copiague. Representatives from the State Comptroller’s Office will be available to help residents search for unclaimed funds in their name, as well as answer questions and provide guidance on how they can file a claim for any unclaimed funds to which they may be entitled.

March 12, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO ADVISES RESIDENTS OF DOT’S CLOSURE OF WESTBOUND OCEAN PARKWAY

Westbound Ocean Parkway Between Wantagh and Meadowbrook Parkways Closed by DOT Through the End of March

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) is informing drivers that the New York State Department of Transportation (DOT) has closed the westbound Ocean Parkway between the Wantagh Parkway and Meadowbrook Parkway around the clock through the end of March. According to the DOT, the closure is necessary to reconstruct the pedestrian tunnel between Jones Beach parking field four and the Jones Beach central mall.

March 12, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO ANNOUNCES APPROVAL OF 2013-14 SENATE BUDGET RESOLUTION

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that the New York State Senate recently passed its 2013-14 budget resolution, a plan which controls spending, rejects new taxes, prioritizes job creation, and invests in education, health care, and our infrastructure.  The resolution outlines the Senate’s proposal for the state budget.

March 12, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO CONGRATULATES FREEPORT HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL COACH ON 300th CAREER WIN

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently congratulated Freeport High School basketball coach, and Merrick resident, Bob DeBonis for earning his 300th career win. Coach DeBonis, who has coached at Freeport for 21 years, secured this milestone victory earlier this year when Freeport defeated Carey High School by a score of 64-53.

     “Coach DeBonis should be very proud of this great accomplishment. He has spent his entire career shaping the lives of young men to help them excel both on and off the court. Bob DeBonis is not just a successful coach; he is a role model as well. It is wonderful to see him achieve this milestone and I wish him continued success,” said Senator Fuschillo.

March 11, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO SUPPORTS NEW JOB CREATION PLAN

Plan Would Create Jobs and Promote Economic Development by Cutting Business Taxes, Reducing Energy Costs, and Investing in Job Training and Business Growth Programs

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) is supporting a new plan to help create jobs, promote economic development, and strengthen New York State’s economy. The plan would cut taxes and costs for small businesses, reduce energy expenses for businesses and residents, and invest in new job training and business growth programs.

March 8, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO PARTICIPATES IN BIRCH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL’S ANNUAL COMMUNITY READ-IN DAY

Photo Caption: Senator Fuschillo is pictured as he reads America Is to the students in Ms. Vigna’s class.

March 8, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO SPONSORS FREE SENIOR ID CARD PROGRAM IN ROOSEVELT

     Photo Caption: Senator Fuschillo is pictured speaking with a local senior at the free senior ID card program he sponsored in Roosevelt.

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently partnered with Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano in sponsoring a free Senior ID Card Program at the Roosevelt Library.

March 7, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO SUPPORTS FAMILY TAX RELIEF ACT

Proposal Would Increase Tax Credits to Help Families & Restore STAR Rebate Checks to Provide Property Tax Relief

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently announced his support for the Family Tax Relief Act, a package of tax relief and reform measures designed to provide a major economic boost to struggling middle class families.

     The plan would increase tax breaks that have not kept pace with inflation, and, in some instances, haven’t been adjusted for more than 25 years. The plan would also restore the STAR property tax rebate check to provide real and direct relief to Long Island families who pay some of the nation’s highest property taxes.

March 7, 2013
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Snow Storm Assistance Numbers

            With a nor'easter expected to bring snow and high winds to our area starting today, here are numbers where you can get storm-related information or services. You may wish to print this out and keep handy in case you need assistance:

March 6, 2013
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SENATE PASSES FUSCHILLO LEGISLATION RAISING PENALTIES FOR FALSE PERSONATION

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today announced that the New York State Senate has passed legislation he sponsors to raise penalties for individuals who seek to evade security and scrutiny at transportation facilities and other public places. The legislation creates stronger penalties for individuals trying to illegally access secure areas at airports, train stations, bus terminals, and other public places, as well for those who steal law enforcement or fire department identification.

March 6, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO’S LEGISLATION TO INCREASE PENALTIES FOR IMPERSONATING A POLICE OFFICER PASSED BY SENATE

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today announced that the New York State Senate has passed legislation he sponsors to raise penalties for criminals who impersonate police officers in order to commit crime.

March 6, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO TO SPONSOR BREAST CANCER SCREENING PROGRAM IN FREEPORT

    New York State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick), in conjunction with NuHealth/Nassau Health Care Corporation, will be sponsoring a breast cancer screening program on Thursday, April 18th from 8:45 am to 12:00 pm at the Freeport Library. The library is located at 144 West Merrick Road in Freeport.

    Appointments are necessary and will be scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. On site nurses and technicians will provide a mammography, a clinical breast examination and instructions for self examination. Patients and their physicians will be notified of the exam results.

    NuHealth’s guidelines for the program are as follows:

March 6, 2013
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