“I applaud Governor Cuomo for urging Washington to expedite the review and approval process to allow work to begin on the Tappan Zee Bridge project.
In July, I toured the Tappan Zee Bridge with Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino to raise awareness about the need to rebuild the bridge, which is a vital economic artery for both New York State and the entire country. A new Tappan Zee Bridge is critical to the economic development of our entire region which will help create jobs and greatly improve our transportation infrastructure.
I am pleased that the Governor is making this a priority and thank him for taking action to help get this project moving forward.”
Plan Calls for Bus Rapid Transit to Ease Congestion and Improve Access to Route 110 Corridor
Photo caption: Senator Fuschillo speaks about the benefits of Bus Rapid Transit along the Route 110 Corridor as part of the Connect Long Island plan.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently joined with Babylon Town Supervisor Steve Bellone, Huntington Town Supervisor Frank Petrone, Farmingdale Mayor Butch Starkie, and other local officials in unveiling Connect Long Island: A Regional Transportation and Development Plan.
Photo caption: Senator Fuschillo speaks with a constituent during his mobile office hours at the Amityville Library.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today held Mobile Office Hours at the Amityville Library, where he met individually with residents and listened as they voiced their concerns about a number of different issues.
“It was great to be able to sit down with Amityville residents, speak with them individually about their concerns, and provide assistance if they needed it. I thank everyone who took the time to come to the Library and meet with me today," said Senator Fuschillo.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that he will be sponsoring two programs on Saturday, October 29th where residents can safely dispose of expired and unwanted medication or old cell phones.
Senator Fuschillo’s “Shed the Meds” and “Cell Phones for Soldiers” 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 on Saturday, October 29th.
Participating in both programs is easy; residents can drive up, drop off their unwanted medications and/or old cell phones, and drive away.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) and Assemblyman Dave McDonough (R-North Merrick) recently attended Autism Speaks’ annual “Long Island Walk Now for Autism” at Jones Beach State Park. Over 30,000 people participated in the walk to raise money for research that aims to find a cure for autism spectrum disorders.
Senator Fuschillo thanked the walkers for their efforts and congratulated Merrick resident Michael Giangregorio, who served as Chairman of the Walk, on putting together a successful event. According to Autism Speaks, the walk raised over $1.3 million for autism research.
With national breast cancer awareness month starting today, Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) is reminding women that early detection plays a critical role in overcoming breast cancer. “Early detection greatly increases the chances of successfully treating breast cancer, which is why it’s so important for women to get screened regularly and practice good health habits.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) is inviting residents to attend his annual Golden Gathering on Thursday, October 27th. The Golden Gathering will take place from 9 am to 12:30 pm at the Freeport Recreation Center, located at 130 East Merrick Road in Freeport.
“The Golden Gathering provides a host of programs, services, and information all under one roof. I invite everyone to come to the Freeport Recreation Center on October 27th and take advantage of these services,” said Senator Fuschillo.
The 2011 Golden Gathering will have over 100 exhibitors on hand to answer questions about a variety of issues, such as health and nutrition, consumer protection, public safety, and insurance.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced 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, is designed to teach residents what to do in a situation where someone needs CPR.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick), Chairman of the Senate’s Transportation Committee, today chaired a Transportation Committee public hearing examining the use of public-private partnerships (P3s) to fund transportation infrastructure projects.
Photo caption: Senator Fuschillo (left) questions LIPA & National Grid officials about their poor performance following Hurricane Irene. He is joined by Senator Carl Marcellino (center) and Senator Ken LaValle (right).
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick), Chairman of the Senate’s Transportation Committee, announced that the Committee will be holding a public hearing examining the use of public-private partnerships (P3s) to fund transportation infrastructure projects.
Photo caption: Senator Fuschillo is pictured as he speaks with some of the local residents who visited with him during the Bellmore Street Festival.
State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently participated in the annual Bellmore Street Festival, where he spoke with residents about a host of different issues and offered information about various state programs and services.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that he will be holding Mobile Office Hours in Amityville on Thursday, October 6th. All residents are invited to participate in the program, which will be held at the Amityville Library, located at the corner of Oak & John Streets, from 1-3 pm.
Legislation Would Double the Amount of Tuition Expenses Residents Could Claim Off Their Taxes
To help make college more affordable for families, Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) is cosponsoring legislation to increase the amount of tuition expenses that residents can deduct off their taxes.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) and Assemblyman Dave McDonough recently congratulated Merrick resident Dr. Keith Pastuch, founder of the POP’s softball league, on another successful season.