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SENATOR FUSCHILLO & VILLAGE OF MASSAPEQUA PARK CELEBRATE INDEPENDENCE DAY

New York State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently participated in the Village of Massapequa Park’s Independence Day Parade. The parade is an annual tradition in the Massapequa Park community and is among the largest July 4th parades in the County.

Senator Fuschillo (center) is pictured greeting Massapequa Park residents along the parade route on Park Boulevard with (l-r) Town of Oyster Bay Councilman Joe Pinto, Village Trustee Dan Pearl, Congressman Peter King, Mayor Jeffrey Pravato, Deputy Mayor Teresa Spinosa, and Village Trustee Tina Schiaffino.

 

July 8, 2013
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July 3, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO AND CCMAC TO OFFER FREE SKIN CANCER SCREENING PROGRAM IN COPIAGUE ON JULY 18TH

     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.

July 3, 2013
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Skin Cancer Screening Program-Copiague

     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.

July 18, 12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO, ASSEMBLYMAN WEISENBGERG & ADVOCATES URGE GOVERNOR CUOMO TO SIGN LEGISLATION TO STRENGTHEN LEANDRA’S LAW

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) and Assemblyman Harvey Weisenberg (D-Long Beach) today urged Governor Andrew Cuomo to sign legislation they sponsored to strengthen Leandra’s Law. Senator Fuschillo and Assemblyman Weisenberg were joined by Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano and members of the anti-DWI advocacy organizations MADD and DEDICATEDD in supporting the legislation and urging residents to be safe and designate a driver this July 4th.

     The legislation would ensure that more convicted drunk drivers use ignition interlocks as required by law. It would also make it more difficult for drivers to claim they will not operate a car and enhance penalties for individuals who try to escape the law through fraud.

July 2, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO: NEW LAW RAISES PENALTIES FOR TEENS WHO TEXT AND DRIVE

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick), Chairman of the Senate’s Transportation Committee, announced today that legislation to suspend the driver’s licenses of teenage drivers who text or talk on a cell phone while driving has been signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo. The legislation was sponsored by Senator Fuschillo and Senator Carl Marcellino.

July 1, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO’S LEGISLATION TO HELP COLLECT DELINQUENT CHILD SUPPORT PAYMENTS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that legislation he sponsored to ensure that parents make their child support payments has been signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo. The law allows New York State to continue to suspend the driver’s licenses of parents who fail to pay child support.

July 1, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO ANNOUNCES NEW “START-UP NY” ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT LEGISLATION SIGNED INTO LAW

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently announced that legislation he supported to create jobs and promote economic development has been signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo. The START-UP NY legislation will create tax-free areas around the state’s colleges, universities and other designated areas, as well as address the need for regulatory relief for businesses.

     “Creating jobs and promoting economic development must remain top priorities to keep New York State headed in the right direction. Utilizing Long Island’s colleges as economic development engines through the START-UP NY program will help attract new businesses, create jobs, and strengthen our economy,” said Senator Fuschillo.

June 28, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO ANNOUNCES SENATE PASSAGE OF LEGISLATION TO CREATE REGISTRY OF CONVICTED ANIMAL ABUSERS

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that the New York State Senate recently passed legislation that would create a statewide registry of convicted animal abusers who violate Buster’s Law.

     “An animal is not just a piece of property; they are loving, feeling creatures who become part of your family. Heartless and sick people who cruelly abuse and torture animals should never, ever be allowed to own a pet again. Creating a statewide registry of convicted animal abusers would help prevent these individuals from adopting or owning a pet again and protect innocent animals who cannot protect themselves,” said Senator Fuschillo, who supported the legislation.

June 27, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO, SUPERVISOR SCHAFFER, AND TOWN CLERK QUIRK SPONSOR FREE SENIOR ID CARD PROGRAM IN COPIAGUE

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick), Town of Babylon Supervisor Rich Schaffer, and Town of Babylon Clerk Carol Quirk recently sponsored a free Senior ID Card Program for Town of Bablyon residents at the Tanner Park Senior Center in Copiague.

     The program allowed Town of Babylon residents ages 60 and over to obtain a free wallet-sized senior ID card. The card includes their photo and personal data, physician’s contact information, and emergency contact phone numbers which could be useful to paramedics in a medical emergency.

June 27, 2013
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SIGN UP FOR CONSUMER SAFETY ALERTS

 

Many different types of products, from children's toys and baby products to appliances, are recalled for safety reasons. Fortunately, there is an easy way to keep track of these products so that you can keep your family safe.

The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) allows consumers to view listings of product recalls. Recalls can be searched by company name or product type (toys, baby and child items, home and garden, etc.). You can also sign up to receive email alerts about product recalls.

In addition, you can also report products you believe to be unsafe to the CPSC.

June 26, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO CONGRATULATES AMITYVILLE STUDENT ON RECEIVING CADET APPOINTMENT SCHOLARSHIP TO SUNY MARITIME COLLEGE

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently congratulated Amityville resident John Siemer for being selected to receive a Cadet Appointment Scholarship from SUNY Maritime College. Senator Fuschillo nominated John to receive the award, which grants recipients a four year, full tuition scholarship to SUNY Maritime College.

     John recently graduated magna cum laude from St. John the Baptist Diocesan High School and plans to major in Mechanical Engineering at SUNY Maritime College. He participated in a number of different extracurricular activities, including volleyball, varsity swimming, the surfing club, and the table tennis club. John was also involved in a number of different local community service programs.

June 26, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO TO SPONSOR FREE PROSTATE CANCER PSA TESTS IN FARMINGDALE

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick), in conjunction with the Integrated Medical Foundation, will be sponsoring a free prostate cancer PSA test program in Farmingdale. The free PSA blood tests will be provided on Tuesday, July 23rd between 4 pm and 6 pm at the East Farmingdale Fire Station, located at 930 Conklin Street in Farmingdale.

     The Integrated Medical Foundation’s guidelines for the program are as follows:

     • Open to all men between the ages of 40 and over who have not previously been diagnosed with prostate cancer, regardless of whether or not they have insurance;

     • Each patient will receive a free PSA blood test;

June 26, 2013
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WANTAGH EAGLE SCOUT HONORED BY NEW YORK STATE SENATE

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that the New York State Senate recently passed a legislative resolution he sponsored honoring Wantagh resident Paul Tredwell upon attaining the rank of Eagle Scout.

“Paul should be very proud of this great achievement. It takes years of hard work and community service to attain scouting’s highest rank,” said Senator Fuschillo. “I am pleased that the New York State Senate has recognized Paul’s remarkable accomplishment and congratulate him on earning this distinguished honor.”

June 24, 2013
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SENATE APPROVES LEGISLATION TO STRENGTHEN ENFORCEMENT OF CIGARETTE SHIPPING LAW

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that the New York State Senate gave final legislative passage to legislation he sponsored to strengthen enforcement of New York State’s law against shipping cigarettes. The legislation would close a loophole in the current law which could allow individuals caught illegally shipping cigarettes through a law enforcement “sting” operation to avoid legal penalties. 

June 21, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO: STRONGER LEANDRA’S LAW PASSED BY SENATE

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced today that the New York State Senate gave final legislative passage to legislation he sponsored to strengthen Leandra’s Law. 

     The legislation would ensure that more convicted drunk drivers use ignition interlocks as required by law. It would also make it more difficult for drivers to claim they will not operate a car and enhance penalties for individuals who try to escape the law through fraud.

June 21, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO & COUNTY EXECUTIVE MANGANO TO SPONSOR PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION WORKSHOP IN FREEPORT

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) and Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano will be sponsoring a Property Tax Exemption Workshop on Friday, July 12th from 1 pm to 3 pm at the Freeport Library (144 West Merrick Road, Freeport). 

June 21, 2013
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Prostate Cancer PSA Test Program- East Farmingdale

· Open to all men between the ages of 40 and over who have not previously been diagnosed with prostate cancer, regardless of whether or not they have insurance;

· Each patient will receive a free PSA blood test;

· Men who will be participating in the program must bring a photo ID containing an address, such as a driver’s license;

· Patients must bring a self addressed, stamped envelope to be notified of the PSA blood test results. Patients should also bring the name and address of their primary care physician if possible.

July 23, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Breast Cancer Screening Program- Merrick

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, August 15th from 8:45 am to 12:00 pm at the Merrick Library (2279 Merrick Avenue, Merrick).

August 15, 8:45 AM - 12:00 PM
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KidPix Child Photo ID Program- Massapequa

 Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) and Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano will be sponsoring a free KidPix photo ID program in Wantagh.  The program will be held on Wednesday, August 7th from 12 pm to 3 pm at the Massapeua Library (40 Harbor Lane, Massapeua Park).

August 7, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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