Charles J. Fuschillo Jr.'s Press releases

SENATOR FUSCHILLO TO SPONSOR BREAST CANCER SCREENING PROGRAM IN SEAFORD

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, December 15th from 8:45 am to 12:00 pm at the Seaford Library. The library is located at 2234 Jackson Avenue in Seaford.

Appointments are necessary and will be scheduled on 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:

* The program is open to all Nassau County women ages 40 and over.

November 3, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO’S AUTISM INSURANCE REFORM LEGISLATION SIGNED BY GOVERNOR CUOMO

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today announced that legislation he sponsors to enable individuals with autism spectrum disorders to receive insurance coverage for screening, diagnosis and treatment has been signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo. The new law will save families with autism tens of thousands of dollars a year in out of pocket costs for autism treatment and therapies which many insurance companies refuse to cover.

November 1, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO: STATE LAUNCHES NEW ALERT SYSTEM FOR MISSING VULNERABLE ADULTS

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that New York State recently launched a statewide alert system to help locate vulnerable adults who go missing. The “Missing Adults Alert” system, which is similar to the national Amber Alert program for missing children, will help authorities quickly notify the public when someone with Alzheimer’s, dementia, or other cognitive impairment goes missing. 

October 31, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO HELPS RESIDENTS SAFELY DISPOSE OF UNWANTED MEDICATIONS & CELL PHONES

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently helped residents safely dispose of over 200 pounds of unwanted medications and over 1,000 old cell phones through his “Shed the Meds” and “Cell Phones for Soldiers” programs. The programs were held at the Bellmore Train Station.

Senator Fuschillo’s “Shed the Meds” program enables residents to safely dispose of expired or unwanted medications. The over 200 pounds of medication collected were taken by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, which supervised the program, for safe disposal. Safe disposal helps protect the environment and keeps medications out of the hands of young children or others who would use them improperly.

October 28, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO JOINS WITH BELLMORE CHAMBER IN WELCOMING “BEYOND FITNESS” TO THE BELLMORE COMMUNITY

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today joined with officials from the Chamber of Commerce of the Bellmores in celebrating the grand opening of one of Bellmore’s newest small businesses, Beyond Fitness. Beyond Fitness, which is located at 2854B Merrick Road in Bellmore, is a state of the art basketball and fitness training facility.

Senator Fuschillo joined with the Chamber members, as well as Assemblyman Dave McDonough (R-North Merrick), Councilwoman Angie Cullin, and Town Clerk Mark Bonilla in helping owners Steve Drury and Kris Cabrera cut the ribbon on their new small business and wishing them all the best for many years of success.

October 28, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO ANNOUNCES NEW ONLINE JOB RESOURCE CENTER

        Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that he has created a new online job resource center to help assist residents who are searching for jobs. 

October 28, 2011
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OVER 1,000 RESIDENTS TAKE PART IN SENATOR FUSCHILLO’S GOLDEN GATHERING

Photo caption: Senator Fuschillo (center) speaks with a resident at his Golden Gathering at the Freeport Recreation Center.

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

This year’s Golden Gathering had over 100 exhibitors from government and non-profit agencies to provide information about a variety of issues, including health and nutrition, insurance, public safety, and consumer protection. The event also gave residents the chance to get free blood pressure, hearing, vision, and chiropractic screenings, and no out of pocket flu & pneumonia vaccines provided by Nu Health.

October 27, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO RENEWS CALL FOR ASSEMBLY TO PASS BILL REQUIRING CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR ALL BUS DRIVERS

“Today’s announcement by Governor Cuomo regarding the removal of 116 bus drivers from the road further highlights the need for greater oversight of the bus industry.

As the Governor noted, 530 bus drivers have been removed from the road since last spring through DOT safety inspections. That’s a staggering number, especially considering that it only reflects drivers who got caught. Undoubtedly, there are many more that not only remain on the road, but are responsible for other people’s safety.

October 26, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO TO HOLD MOBILE OFFICE HOURS AT SEAFORD LIBRARY

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that he will be holding Mobile Office Hours in Seaford on Wednesday, November 16th. All residents are invited to participate in the program, which will be held at the Seaford Library, located at 2234 Jackson Avenue in Seaford, from 1-3 pm.

Senator Fuschillo’s Mobile Office Hours brings government services directly to residents in their own community. Residents who need assistance with government services, have questions about government programs, or would like to express concerns about a particular issue can come and share them with Senator Fuschillo in a one-on-one setting. No appointments are necessary.

October 26, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO & RED CROSS SPONSOR FREE CITIZEN CPR COURSE IN FREEPORT

Photo caption: Senator Fuschillo (back right), Assemblyman Dave McDonough (R-North Merrick, back left), and Red Cross Instructor Antoine Mobley (back center) watch as (front l-r) Sean Lochner, Carl Bloom, and Dustin Cole of Pack 239 in Seaford practice the hands-only CPR techniques they learned at the free citizen CPR course.

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently teamed up with the American Red Cross to offer a free citizen CPR course. The course, which was held at the Freeport Recreation Center, taught residents what to do in a situation where someone needs CPR.

October 25, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO MEETS WITH RESIDENTS AT MERRICK FALL FESTIVAL

Photo caption: Senator Fuschillo is pictured as he speaks with some of the local residents who visited with him during the Merrick Fall Festival.

State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently participated in the annual Merrick Fall Festival, where he spoke with Merokians about a host of different issues and offered information about various state programs and services.

Now in its 21st year, the Merrick Fall Festival is an annual community tradition sponsored by the Merrick Chamber of Commerce. The Festival showcases the small businesses and services in the Merrick community, as well as provides entertainment and fun activities for local families. 

October 24, 2011
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Senator Fuschillo Opposes Higher Airline Taxes and Fees

Senator Fuschillo recently wrote a letter to the members of New York's Congressional Delegation opposing the proposal currently being considered by Congress to create new fees for airlines and their passengers.

To view a copy of Senator Fuschillo's letter, click here.

 

October 21, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO REMINDS RESIDENTS TO “SHED THEIR MEDS” & DONATE OLD CELL PHONES ON OCTOBER 29TH

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) is reminding residents that they can safely dispose of their old, unwanted medications and cell phones on Saturday, October 29th at his “Shed the Meds” and “Cell Phones for Soldiers” programs.

Both programs will be held at the Bellmore Train Station’s far west parking lot, located on the northwest corner of Sunrise Highway and Centre Avenue, between 9 am and 12 pm. Residents will be able to simply drive up, drop off their unwanted medications and/or old cell phones, and drive away.

October 21, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO JOINS MERRICK CHAMBER IN CELEBRATING GRAND OPENING OF NEW MERRICK BUSINESS

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently joined with members of the Merrick Chamber of Commerce and local community officials in celebrating the grand opening of Prime 516 restaurant. Prime 516 is located on Merrick Avenue in Merrick, just north of the Merrick Train Station.

Senator Fuschillo congratulated the owners and staff and wished them many years of success. He then joined with the Merrick Chamber of Commerce in cutting the ribbon and officially welcoming Prime 516 to the Merrick community.

October 18, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO HONORED BY NEW YORK STATE STOP-DWI ASSOCIATION

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) was recently honored by the New York State STOP-DWI Association. Senator Fuschillo received the group’s highest award, the William T. Smith award, which is given annually to an individual for his or her outstanding dedication and contribution to the STOP-DWI effort in New York State.

October 18, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO NAMED “ECO-STAR” BY NEW YORK LEAGUE OF CONSERVATION VOTERS

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) was recently named a 2011 “Eco-Star” by the New York League of Conservation Voters (NYLCV).

NYLCV presents the Eco-Star award “to those outstanding elected officials who authored critical legislation, lobbied their colleagues, and helped broker bipartisan, bicameral solutions to New York’s many sustainability challenges.”

NYLCV named Senator Fuschillo an “Eco-Star” for “improving New York’s environment and securing a clean-energy future” by sponsoring New York State’s new complete streets law.

October 18, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO REMINDS RESIDENTS ABOUT HIS ANNUAL GOLDEN GATHERING ON OCTOBER 27TH

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) is reminding residents that his annual Golden Gathering will take place on Thursday, October 27th from 9 am to 12:30 pm at the Freeport Recreation Center, located at 130 East Merrick Road in Freeport. All residents are welcome to attend.

Over 100 exhibitors will be on hand to answer questions about a variety of issues such as health and nutrition, consumer protection, public safety, and insurance. A list of the exhibitors is available by clicking here.

Residents attending Senator Fuschillo’s Golden Gathering will also be able to take advantage of a number of different programs and services, including:

October 17, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO, ASSEMBLYMAN WEISENBERG, D.A. RICE & FATHER OF LEANDRA ROSADO CALL FOR STRONGER LEANDRA’S LAW

Legislation Would Help Stop Convicted Drunk Drivers from Avoiding Ignition Interlock Requirement

October 16, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO REMINDS RESIDENTS ABOUT FREE CITIZEN CPR COURSE ON OCTOBER 22ND

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) is reminding residents that he will be sponsoring a free citizen CPR course at the Freeport Recreation Center on Saturday, October 22nd from 10 to 11 am.

The course, which is sponsored in conjunction with the American Red Cross, teaches residents what to do in a 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.

There is no minimum age or prerequisites to participate, but residents who would like to take part in the program must register prior to the event.

October 13, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO ANNOUNCES NEW LAW TO PROTECT CANCER PATIENTS

Law Requires Insurance Companies to Provide Equal Coverage for Oral Chemotherapy

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that Governor Andrew Cuomo recently signed legislation which would give cancer patients greater access to oral chemotherapy. The law, which Senator Fuschillo supported in the Senate, requires insurance companies to provide the same coverage level for oral chemotherapy as intravenous chemotherapy.

October 13, 2011
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