Charles J. Fuschillo Jr.'s Press releases

SENATOR FUSCHILLO REMINDS RESIDENTS TO REGISTER WITH NEW YORK STATE TO CONTINUE RECEIVING BASIC STAR EXEMPTION

    Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) is reminding residents who currently receive the Basic STAR exemption that they must register with New York State in order to continue receiving the exemption in 2014 and future years. The registration requirement is part of a new initiative to ensure that tax dollars are not wasted on inappropriate or fraudulent STAR exemptions.

October 22, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO & STAFF “GO PINK” IN SUPPORT OF BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) and his district office staff today “went pink” in support of breast cancer awareness month.

     Senator Fuschillo and his staff members each wore pink to work to help raise awareness about breast cancer and show their support for breast cancer patients, survivors, and their families.

     Senator Fuschillo (back right) is pictured with staff members (front row, l-r) Monica Wirth, Cathy Stone, Lainie Altman; (back row-l-r) Chris Schneider, Sara Holly, and Randall Kaufman.

October 22, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO & SUFFOLK COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE SPONSOR FREE SENIOR ID CARD PROGRAM FOR DOMINICAN VILLAGE RESIDENTS

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) and the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office recently sponsored a free senior ID card program for the residents of Dominican Village in Amityville. 

     Through the program, residents were able to receive a free wallet-sized ID cards with their name, photo, contact information, and pertinent medical history. The card can be useful to paramedics in the event of a medical emergency.

     Senator Fuschillo is pictured with Deputy Sheriff Laura Fallica of the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office as she makes a free senior ID card for a Dominican Village resident.

 

October 21, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO HONORED BY MEPHAM HIGH SCHOOL

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) was recently honored by students and staff at Mepham High School for securing state funding to make safety improvements at the school. 

     Senator Fuschillo secured state funding to replace the visitors bleachers at the school’s football field. The old wooden bleachers were worn and rotted in many sections, posing a safety hazard to parents and children. Using the funding secured by Senator Fuschillo, the school was able to install new, safer aluminum bleachers.

October 21, 2013
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NEARLY 1,000 RESIDENTS TAKE ADVANTAGE OF PROGRAMS AND SERVICES AT SENATOR FUSCHILLO’S GOLDEN GATHERING

     Nearly 1,000 residents from Nassau and Suffolk Counties came to the Freeport Recreation Center recently to participate in Senator Charles J. Fuschillo Jr.’s annual Golden Gathering. 

October 21, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO & TOWN OF HEMPSTEAD OFFICIALS CONGRATULATE MERRICK’S SMALL BUSINESSPERSON OF THE YEAR

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick), Town of Hempstead Supervisor Kate Murray, Councilman Gary Hudes, and Town Clerk Nasrin Ahmad recently congratulated Merrick Chamber of Commerce member Margaret Biegelman on being named 2013 Small Businessperson of the Year. 

     Margaret is a professional Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker at Douglas Elliman Real Estate with over 10 years of experience. A longtime Merrick resident, Margaret serves in a number of community service organizations, including the Merrick Chamber of Commerce, the Merrick Kiwanis Club, and the Merrick American Legion Auxiliary.

October 18, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO & TOWN OF HEMPSTEAD UNVEIL NEW SPEED SAFETY SIGNS IN SEAFORD

     Photo caption: Senator Fuschillo (standing back row center), Supervisor Murray (third left, second row), Councilwoman Cullin (right center, second row), and Assemblyman McDonough (second right, back row) are joined by Seaford School District Superintendent Brian Conboy, Seaford Manor School Principal Debra Emmerich, Seaford Middle School Assistant Principal Jason Huntsman, Manor School PTA Co-Presidents April Sander and Maria Patsatsis, and Seaford Manor & Middle School students in unveiling one of the new speed awareness signs along Washington Avenue.

October 18, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO REMINDS FAMILIES ABOUT THE DANGERS OF DISTRACTED DRIVING AS PART OF NATIONAL TEEN DRIVER SAFETY WEEK

     With this Sunday marking the start of National Teen Driver Safety Week, Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick), Chairman of the Senate’s Transportation Committee, is reminding families about the dangers of distracted driving. National Teen Driver Safety Week, which this year runs from October 20th-26th, was established to help educate young people about the risks of distracted driving and the importance of practicing safe driving habits. 

October 18, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO: NY RISING AWARD LETTERS BEING MAILED TO ELIGIBLE SUPERSTORM SANDY VICTIMS

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) is informing residents that award letters are now being sent to eligible Superstorm Sandy victims who applied for assistance through the NY Rising Program. 

October 16, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO & ASSEMBLYMAN CURRAN TO SPONSOR BREAST CANCER SCREENING PROGRAM IN FREEPORT

     New York State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) and Assemblyman Brian Curran (R-Lynbrook), in conjunction with NuHealth/Nassau Health Care Corporation, will be sponsoring a breast cancer screening program on Tuesday, November 12th from 8:45 am to 12:00 pm at the Freeport Library (144 West Merrick Road, 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. 

October 16, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO THANKS GRAND AVENUE STUDENTS FOR DONATING OVER 1,300 TO HIS “CELL PHONES FOR SOLDIERS” PROGRAM

     Photo caption: Senator Fuschillo (right center) congratulates Grand Avenue Middle School students on collecting over 1,300 cell phones for his “Cell Phones for Soldiers” program. He is joined by Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District Superintendent John DeTommaso (right center), Grand Avenue Middle School Principal Carlo Conte and Assistant Principal James Mollica. 

October 15, 2013
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SENATE TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE HOLDS PUBLIC HEARING ON MTA’S FINANCES

     The New York State Senate Transportation Committee today held a public hearing on the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s (MTA) finances. 

     “The MTA has a budget of over $13 billion. Fare payers deserve to know how the MTA is spending that money. Through this hearing, the Committee heard directly from the MTA leadership about its current financial state, measures it is taking to improve service and efficiency, and how it plans to lower its costs and make using the MTA more affordable for riders and drivers,” said Senator Fuschillo, Chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee.

October 10, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO & COMMISSIONER FIALA TOUR DMV OFFICE IN MASSAPEQUA

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick), Chairman of the Senate’s Transportation Committee, and Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Commissioner Barbara Fiala recently toured the Massapequa DMV office. 

October 9, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO & ASSEMBLYMAN MCDONOUGH CONGRATULATE NORTH BELLMORE-NORTH LITTLE LEAGUE’S LADY REBELS ON WINNING THE STATE SOFTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP

      Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) and Assemblyman David G. McDonough (North Merrick) recently congratulated the North Bellmore-North Merrick Lady Rebels Softball Team on winning the New York State Championship. 

     The Lady Rebels captured the New York State Championship in the 9-10 year old division after winning the South Shore District Championship and the Long Island Championship. 

October 9, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO & TOWN OF HEMPSTEAD ANNOUNCE INSTALLATION OF NEW SPEED SAFETY SIGNS AT LOCAL SCHOOLS

     Photo caption: Senator Fuschillo (fourth left), Supervisor Murray (center), and Councilman Hudes (second right) are joined by North Bellmore School District Superintendent Marie Testa, Park Avenue School Principal Eileen Speidel, PTA Executive Board members Jennifer Green and Stephanie Williams, and Park Avenue students in unveiling the new speed awareness sign in front of the school. 

October 8, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO ANNOUNCES CONSTRUCTION OF NEW OCEAN PARKWAY SHARED-USE PATH

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that the New York State Department of Transportation (DOT) has started construction on the new Ocean Parkway Coastal Greenway, a 3.6 mile shared-use path (SUP) between Jones Beach State Park and Tobay Beach. The $3.8 million project will provide vital links for bicyclists and pedestrians between the widely utilized Wantagh Shared Use Path, Jones Beach, and Tobay Beach. 

October 8, 2013
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SENATE TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE TO HOLD PUBLIC HEARING ON MTA’S FINANCES

      Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick), Chairman of the New York State Senate’s Transportation Committee, announced that the committee will be holding a public hearing on the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s (MTA) finances. The hearing will provide the Committee with an update on the MTA’s capital spending plan and operating budget as they pertain to each MTA agency. 

October 7, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO: VETERANS CAN NOW GET “VETERANS” DESIGNATION ON DRIVER’S LICENSES AND NON-DRIVER ID CARDS

New Law Makes it Easier for Veterans to Verify Their Status

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced today that a law he supported allowing the state Department of Motor  Vehicles (DMV) to place a distinguishing mark on a driver's license or non-driver ID to indicate its holder is a veteran is now in effect. The law makes it easier for individuals to show proof that they are a veteran.

October 3, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO ANNOUNCES NEW LAW TO PROTECT INDIVIDUALS WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES

      Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that legislation he supported to protect individuals with developmental disabilities has been signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo. 

     The legislation allocates up to $90 million in funding for the State’s Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) nonprofit providers to cover any funding shortages that result from recommendations developed by the OPWDD work group. The OPWDD work group was created in response to reductions in federal aid funding to develop a cost savings plan without compromising the quality of care patients receive. 

October 2, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO ANNOUNCES NEW LAW TO PREVENT MINORS FROM ABUSING DXM

New Law Prohibits Sale of DXM to Children Under Age 18

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently announced that legislation he supported to prohibit pharmacies and stores from selling Dextromethorphan (DXM) to children under the age of 18 without a prescription has been signed into law by Governor Cuomo. Dextromethorphan (DXM) is a substance commonly found in over-the-counter cold medications and can cause serious health risks if abused.

October 1, 2013
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