Charles J. Fuschillo Jr.'s Press releases

SENATOR FUSCHILLO & NEW YORK COALITION FOR TRANSPORTATION SAFETY SPONSOR KIDS BIKE SAFETY RODEO

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) and the New York Coalition for Transportation Safety recently sponsored a kids bike safety rodeo for families at Cedar Creek Park in Seaford. 

     “It’s important that children know how to be safe when riding their bikes, especially with the growing number of cars on the roads today,” said Senator Fuschillo, Chairman of the Senate’s Transportation Committee. “This program taught children safety tips to use while riding their bikes, as well as provided free equipment checks to make sure they are as safe as possible. I thank the New York Coalition for Transportation Safety for partnering with me to perform this important service.”

August 15, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO WARNS PARENTS ABOUT THE GROWING TREND OF CHILD-IDENTITY THEFT

Thieves Targeting Children’s Personal Information & Social Security Numbers to Create False Identities

    Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today alerted parents, guardians and young adults about a growing trend of child identity theft. These victims may not discover their identities have been stolen until years later when they begin applying for loans, credit card accounts, or renting their first apartment.

August 15, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO & STATE POLICE ANNOUNCE ENHANCED DWI ENFORCEMENT CAMPAIGN

“Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Campaign Will Include Increased Patrols, Sobriety Checkpoints, and Higher Visibility Enforcement to Help Further Prevent Drunk Driving Crashes

    Photo caption: Senator Fuschillo discusses the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Enhanced DWI Enforcement Campaign. He is joined by (left to right) Trooper Frank Bandiero, Town of Babylon Deputy Supervisor Tony Martinez, Margaret Rebholz and Anneliese Bosco of MADD, Major Joseph Tripodo, Town of Babylon Supervisor Rich Schaffer, Marge Lee of DEDICATEDD, and Danielle Rella of MADD.

August 14, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO HOLDS VETERANS APPRECIATION BREAKFAST TO THANK VETERANS FOR SERVING OUR COUNTRY

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently held a veterans appreciation breakfast as a way to say “thank you” to the veterans in his Senate district. 

     “We can never thank our veterans enough for their service to our country and community. This event is a small way to show our appreciation and admiration for the local heroes who defended our freedom. I am pleased so many veterans were able to participate,” said Senator Fuschillo.

August 12, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO THANKS NORTH BELLMORE RESIDENT FOR SERVING AS A STUDENT INTERN IN HIS OFFICE

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently thanked Britney Gringer of North Bellmore for serving as a student intern in his district office this summer. 

     During her internship, Britney assisted Senator Fuschillo and his staff with community programs, research, constituent services, and informational outreach. Britney is a student at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst where she is pursuing a degree in communications.

     “We really enjoyed working with Britney this summer,” said Senator Fuschillo. “She is an intelligent young woman who was a tremendous help in my office. We thank her for her hard work and wish her nothing but the best.”

August 12, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO HELPS REOPEN MERRICK BUSINESS WHICH WAS DESTROYED BY SUPERSTORM SANDY

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently attended the grand reopening of AcQua Restaurant in Merrick. 

August 9, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO AND CCMAC TO OFFER FREE SKIN CANCER SCREENING PROGRAM IN WANTAGH ON AUGUST 22ND

     New York State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) and the Colette Coyne Melanoma Awareness Campaign (CCMAC) will be sponsoring a free skin cancer screening program to help protect residents from skin cancer. 

August 8, 2013
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MERRICK RESIDENT INTERNS IN SENATOR FUSCHILLO’S OFFICE

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently thanked Merrick resident Marni Kramer for serving as a student intern in his district office this summer.

     Marni, who is pursuing a degree in public relations at Hofstra University, assisted Senator Fuschillo and his staff with research, community programs, providing informational outreach, and public relations.

August 8, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO & COUNTY EXECUTIVE MANGANO SPONSOR FREE KIDPIX PHOTO ID PROGRAM IN MASSAPEQUA PARK

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) and Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano recently sponsored a free KidPix photo ID program in Massapequa Park. 

     Families who participated in the program received a free, wallet sized kidpix card with their child’s name, physical description, contact information, fingerprint, and photograph. In the event that a child goes missing, parents can give the KidPix card to law enforcement as a helpful tool to help return the child home more quickly.

August 7, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO ANNOUNCES NEW LAW TO INCREASE PENALTIES FOR KILLING A POLICE ANIMAL

Makes the Killing of Police Animals a Felony

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently announced that legislation he cosponsored making the killing of a police animal a felony has been signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo. Specially-trained police animals, particularly dogs and horses, are often put in harm's way when they are relied upon by law enforcement to keep New Yorkers safe. The new law will hold individuals who kill these animals accountable. 

August 6, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO, COUNTY EXECUTIVE MANGANO, & LEGISLATOR VENDITTO TO SPONSOR PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS WORKSHOP IN MASSAPEQUA PARK

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick), Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano, and Nassau County Legislator Mike Venditto will be sponsoring a Property Tax Exemption Workshop on Friday, August 23rd from 1 pm to 3 pm at the Massapequa Library (40 Harbor Lane, Massapequa Park). 

August 6, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO ANNOUNCES INITIATIVE TO SUSPEND DRIVER LICENSES OF TAX DELINQUENTS WHO OWE MORE THAN $10,000 IN BACK TAXES

16,000 Tax Scofflaws Put on Notice

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently announced a new initiative to encourage individuals who owe significant back taxes to pay their bills. Under the new program, New York State will suspend a taxpayer’s driver’s license when their past-due tax liability exceeds $10,000. The crackdown is the result of legislation enacted in this year’s budget.

August 6, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO & ASSEMBLYMAN MCDONOUGH CONGRATULATE ED PETERS FOR 50 YEARS OF SERVICE AS A JONES BEACH LIFEGUARD

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) and Assemblyman David McDonough (R-North Merrick) recently congratulated Jones Beach lifeguard Captain Ed Peters for 50 years of service as a Jones Beach lifeguard.

      Ed Peters became a Jones Beach lifeguard in 1963 and is currently the supervisor of Field 6, where he oversees a crew of 46 lifeguards. He holds the rank of Captain, which is the highest lifeguard position. In addition to being a lifeguard, Captain Peters was a math teacher at Mepham High School and retired from teaching in 1997. 

August 5, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO CONGRATULATES MERRICK RESIDENT ON GRAND OPENING OF FREEPORT KAYAK RENTAL

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently joined with members of the Merrick Chamber of Commerce in congratulating Merrick resident Jerry Foster on the grand opening of his business, Freeport Kayak Rental. Senator Fuschillo offered Mr. Foster his best wishes for many years of success. 

     Freeport Kayak Rental offers services including kayak and paddleboard rental, as well as instruction and tours of the local waterways. Residents can learn more about Freeport Kayak Rental by calling 855-WE-KAYAK or visiting www.freeportkayakrentals.com.

August 5, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO & STATE POLICE TO SPONSOR FREE CHILD SAFETY SEAT CHECK IN LINDENHURST

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that he will be partnering with the New York State Police to sponsor a free child safety seat check on Saturday, August 17th in Lindenhurst.

     The free child seat safety check will be held from 9 am to 1 pm at Babylon Town Hall, located at 200 East Sunrise Highway in Lindenhurst. Officers from the New York State Police will be performing free safety seat inspections to make sure that drivers have their children’s car seats properly installed and secured.

August 2, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO ANNOUNCES NEW LAW PROHIBITING SMOKING ON HOSPITAL GROUNDS AND RESIDENTIAL HEALTHCARE FACILITIES

Prohibits Smoking on the Campus Grounds & Within 15 Feet of Hospital Property Lines

          Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently announced that legislation he supported to prohibit smoking on the grounds of general hospitals and residential health care facilities, has been signed into law by Governor Cuomo. The new law prohibits smoking outdoors on the grounds of hospitals and residential health care facilities, as well as within 15 feet of an entrance or exit to the building or grounds.

August 2, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO ANNOUNCES NEW LAW TO REQUIRE CONGENITAL HEART DEFECT SCREENINGS FOR NEWBORNS

Congenital Heart Defects are the Leading Cause of Infant Death Due to Birth Defects

          Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently announced that legislation he supported that that will require birthing facilities such as general hospitals and clinics to screen newborns for congenital heart defects through pulse oximetry screening, also known as “pulse ox,” has been signed into law by Governor Cuomo.

August 2, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO ANNOUNCES NEW LAW TO PROTECT CONSUMERS WHEN PURCHASING PETS

New Law Provides Consumers with More Information on the Origins of Their Pet

          Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently announced that legislation he supported that would allow consumers more protections when purchasing a pet, has been signed into law by Governor Cuomo. The new law would provide consumers with more information about the origins of their pet, and more protections should their pet become ill, under what is known as the “pet lemon law”.

August 2, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO’S LEGISLATION TO ENHANCE SAFETY IN SCHOOL ZONES SIGNED BY GOVERNOR CUOMO

New Law Prohibits U-turns in School Zones

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced today that legislation he sponsored to enhance the safety of students and parents in school zones has been signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo. The new law enhances safety for students and parents by preventing drivers from making U turns within school zones.

August 1, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO ANNOUNCES NEW LAW GIVING DMV STRONGER TOOLS TO FIGHT FRAUD

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that legislation he sponsored to give the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) stronger tools to combat fraud has been signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo. The legislation will allow DMV to impose sanctions on drivers who try obtain a driver's license or vehicle registration for free through a "charge back" fraud scheme.

August 1, 2013
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