Charles J. Fuschillo Jr.'s Press releases

SENATOR FUSCHILLO APPLAUDS GOVERNOR CUOMO FOR MAKING TAPPAN ZEE BRIDGE PROJECT A PRIORITY

“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.”

October 10, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO JOINS WITH SUPERVISOR BELLONE & OTHER LOCAL OFFICIALS IN UNVEILING REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION AND DEVELOPMENT PLAN

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. 

October 7, 2011
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AMITYVILLE RESIDENTS MEET WITH SENATOR FUSCHILLO DURING HIS “MOBILE OFFICE HOURS”

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.

October 6, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO INVITES RESIDENTS TO “SHED THEIR MEDS” & DONATE OLD CELL PHONES ON OCTOBER 29TH

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.

October 5, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO AND ASSEMBLYMAN McDONOUGH ATTEND AUTISM WALK AT JONES BEACH

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.

October 4, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO URGES WOMEN TO BE SAFE AND GET SCREENED AS PART OF BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

          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.

October 1, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO INVITES RESIDENTS TO HIS ANNUAL GOLDEN GATHERING

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.

September 29, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO & RED CROSS TO PROVIDE FREE CITIZEN CPR COURSE

            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. 

September 29, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO JOINS WITH FREEPORT AMERICAN LEGION MEMBERS AT INSTALLATION CEREMONY

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently joined with members of the Freeport American Legion Post 342 as they installed their new slate of officers.

Senator Fuschillo thanked outgoing Commander Calvin Andrews for his service to the Freeport Post and wished new Commander Paul Nehrich the very best for a successful term of office.

Photo 1: Senator Fuschillo (center) is pictured with the Freeport American Legion’s new Commander, Paul Nehrich (left) and outgoing Commander Alvin Andrews (right).

September 28, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO CHAIRS PUBLIC HEARING EXAMINING USE OF PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS TO FUND TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS

             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. 

September 27, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO PARTICIPATES IN PUBLIC HEARING EXAMINING LIPA’S HURRICANE IRENE RESPONSE

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). 

September 22, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO TO CHAIR PUBLIC HEARING EXAMINING USE OF PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS TO FUND TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS

            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.

September 22, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO MEETS WITH RESIDENTS AT BELLMORE STREET FESTIVAL

            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.  

September 19, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO STATEMENT ON PORT AUTHORITY TOLL INCREASES TAKING EFFECT THIS SUNDAY

“This Sunday, New York’s overtaxed residents and businesses will be forced to pay more yet again when the Port Authority’s toll increase takes effect.  

September 16, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO INFORMS RESIDENTS ABOUT NEW STATE HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCE REBATE PROGRAM FOR STORM RECOVERY

$8 Million Program Will Help Residents Replace Appliances Which Were Lost or Damaged in Hurricane Irene

September 14, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO TO HOLD MOBILE OFFICE HOURS AT AMITYVILLE LIBRARY

            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.  

September 14, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO PARTICIPATES IN LONG ISLAND SMART GROWTH WORKING GROUP

            New York State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently participated in a meeting of the Long Island Smart Growth Working Group. 

September 14, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO SUPPORTS LEGISLATION TO MAKE COLLEGE MORE AFFORDABLE FOR FAMILIES

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.

September 13, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO WELCOMES NEW SMALL BUSINESS TO MASSAPEQUA PARK

            Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently helped celebrate the grand opening of one of Massapequa Park’s newest small businesses, Weigh to Go Self-Serve Frozen Yogurt.           

September 9, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO & ASSEMBLYMAN McDONOUGH CONGRATULATE POP’S SOFTBALL LEAGUE FOUNDER ON ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL SEASON

            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. 

September 9, 2011
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