Charles J. Fuschillo Jr.'s Press releases

Remembering 9/11

"With this Sunday marking the 10th anniversary of 9/11, I wanted to inform you about some of the ways the community will be joining together to honor the memories of those who were lost. 

September 9, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO REMINDS NASSAU COUNTY RESIDENTS TO SAVE ON SCHOOL TAXES THROUGH THE STAR PROGRAM

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) is reminding all Nassau County residents that they can save on their school taxes through New York State’s STAR program.

September 7, 2011
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SENATORS FUSCHILLO & MARCELLINO CALL FOR LIPA ACTION

Urge LIPA to Delay Vote on National Grid Renewal & Nominate Permanent CEO, Will Hold Hearings on LIPA’s Storm Response 

September 3, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO APPLAUDS APPROVAL OF FEDERAL DISASTER AID FOR SUFFOLK COUNTY

          Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced today that federal disaster aid is now available for homeowners, renters and businesses in Suffolk County.

          Suffolk’s residents and businesses are now eligible for the Individuals and Households Program, Crisis Counseling, Disaster Unemployment Assistance, USDA food coupons and distribution, USDA food commodities, Disaster Legal Services, the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, and Small Business Administration disaster loans. Nassau County residents and businesses are also eligible for this assistance.

September 2, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO APPLAUDS APPROVAL OF FEDERAL DISASTER AID FOR NASSAU COUNTY

          Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced today that federal disaster aid is now available for homeowners, renters and businesses in Nassau County.

          Specifically, Nassau County residents are now eligible for the Individuals and Households Program, Crisis Counseling, Disaster Unemployment Assistance, USDA food coupons and distribution, USDA food commodities, Disaster Legal Services, the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, and Small Business Administration disaster loans.

September 1, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO AND SUPERVISOR MURRAY SPONSOR HURRICANE IRENE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

          Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today partnered with Supervisor Kate Murray in assisting residents with filing insurance claims for Hurricane Irene damage.

          The program, sponsored by the New York State Insurance Department, came to the Merrick Road Town Park in the department’s mobile office van to give advice and assistance to residents who sustained damage to their property as a result of Hurricane Irene. The mobile van will continue to help residents until 8 P.M. tonight.

September 1, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO CALLS ON PRESIDENT TO EXPAND DISASTER ASSISTANCE FOR NASSAU & SUFFOLK COUNTIES

          Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today called on President Obama and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to expand federal disaster assistance available in Nassau and Suffolk Counties to home and business owners.

          While localities on Long Island will be eligible to receive federal assistance to pay for road, bridge and infrastructure repairs related to Hurricane Irene, home and business owners were not included on the list for disaster assistance.

August 31, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO INFORMS RESIDENTS TO AVOID BECOMING VICTIMS OF CONTRACTING SCAMS IN WAKE OF HURRICANE IRENE

          With many residents having to make repairs to their homes following the damage caused by Hurricane Irene, Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) is reminding residents how they can protect themselves from becoming victims of contracting scams.

          “Many residents suffered damage to their homes which will require a contractor to fix. While most contractors are reputable and qualified professionals, there are some dishonest individuals who will try to take advantage of others in their time of need. By following a few simple steps, you can help protect yourself from becoming a victim of a contracting scam or fraud,” said Senator Fuschillo.

August 31, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO PROVIDES TIPS TO RESIDENTS WHO NEED TO FILE INSURANCE CLAIMS AFTER HURRICANE IRENE DAMAGE

          With Hurricane Irene causing significant damage across Long Island, Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) is providing tips to individuals who need to file insurance claims.

          “Hurricane Irene was a very damaging and destructive storm which will unfortunately result in many families and businesses having to file insurance claims. By following a few simple steps, residents will be able to better protect themselves and help the claims process go more smoothly,” said Senator Fuschillo.

August 29, 2011
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Hurricane Preparedness Information

            With Hurricane Irene expected to severely impact Long Island this weekend, Senator Fuschillo is reminding residents about emergency preparedness information that will help them prepare their families and homes for the storm. 

August 26, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO & CCMAC SPONSOR FREE SKIN CANCER SCREENING PROGRAM

New York State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) and the Colette Coyne Melanoma Awareness Campaign (CCMAC) today partnered to sponsor a free skin cancer screening program to help protect residents from skin cancer. The program was held at Wantagh Park. 

August 25, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO JOINS WITH LOCAL OFFICIALS AND RESIDENTS IN APPLAUDING DENIAL OF PERMIT FOR WANTAGH NIGHT CLUB

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today joined with local officials and residents of Wantagh and Seaford in applauding the Zoning Board of Appeals for rejecting an application for a new "entertainment" venue in Wantagh.

August 25, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO ANNOUNCES NEW LAW TO PROHIBIT SALE OF CHILD PRODUCTS CONTAINING DANGEROUS CHEMICALS

           Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that Governor Andrew Cuomo recently signed legislation he supports that will prohibit the sale of child care products containing the flame retardant chemical TRIS, which has been known as a potential carcinogen and has been banned for decades from children’s clothing.  

August 22, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO STATEMENT ON PORT AUTHORITY’S APPROVAL OF TOLL INCREASES

“The Port Authority’s decision to raise tolls is a step in the wrong direction for New York State.  

August 19, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO CALLS ON GOVERNORS CUOMO AND CHRISTIE TO RE-EVALUATE CURRENT PORT AUTHORITY LEADERSHIP

            “Yesterday’s audit issued by New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli on the Port Authority’s finances, which comes on the eve of the Port Authority Board voting on a massive toll increase proposal, shows exactly why the Port Authority’s current leadership should be re-evaluated.

            The Comptroller’s audit showed that the Port Authority spent over $85 million in overtime in 2010 alone, and that the Authority’s management ‘fell asleep at the wheel’ in achieving its goals to control overtime costs.

August 18, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO ANNOUNCES LAW TO PROTECT CHILDREN FROM DANGEROUS SCHOOL BUS DRIVERS

            Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that Governor Andrew Cuomo recently signed a new law to help prevent violent felons and sexual predators from becoming school bus drivers. The law, which Senator Fuschillo supported in the Senate, will expand the list of convictions that disqualify individuals from being employed as a school bus driver.

August 17, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO LETTER TO PORT AUTHORITY BOARD URGING THEM TO REJECT TOLL INCREASE PROPOSAL

Following is a letter Senator Fuschillo sent to the Port Authority's Board of Commissioners urging them to reject a proposal to raise tolls on the Lincoln and Holland Tunnels, the George Washington Bridge, and the bridges connecting Staten Island and New Jersey. The Port Authority Board is scheduled to vote on the proposal on August 19th.

August 16, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO APPLAUDS GOVERNOR CUOMO FOR ANNOUNCING SUPPORT OF “COMPLETE STREETS” LEGISLATION

                                Governor to Sign Legislation Into Law 

August 15, 2011
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GOVERNOR APPROVES FUSCHILLO BILL TO PROTECT RAILROAD PASSENGERS FROM SECOND-HAND SMOKE

                       New Law Bans Smoking on MTA Train Platforms and Boarding Areas              

          Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today announced that Governor Andrew Cuomo approved legislation he sponsored to help protect MTA passengers from harmful second hand smoke exposure.

August 15, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO & ASSEMBLYMAN McDONOUGH SPONSOR EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS SEMINAR IN MERRICK

            New York State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) and Assemblyman David McDonough (R-North Merrick) recently sponsored a hurricane & emergency preparedness seminar in Merrick.  

August 11, 2011
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