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SENATOR FUSCHILLO AND LIRR ANNOUNCE $40 MILLION IMPROVEMENT PROJECT AT MASSAPEQUA TRAIN STATION

     Photo caption: Senator Fuschillo speaks about the new $40 million improvement project at the Massapequa Train Station. He is joined by (l-r) Legislator Michael Venditto, Senator Kemp Hannon, MTA Board Member Mitch Pally, LIRR President Helena Williams, Assemblyman Joseph Saladino, and Assemblyman Tom McKevitt.

May 17, 2013
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Committee Meeting: Transportation Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Transportation Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr., Chair 1:00 PM, Tuesday, May 21, 2013 Room 124 CAP

May 21, 1:00 PM - 1:05 PM
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SENATE PASSES LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION MEMORIALIZING THE LIFE OF NORTH MERRICK VETERAN TOM RIORDAN

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that the New York State Senate recently passed a legislative resolution memorializing the life of North Merrick veteran Robert “Tom” Riordan, who passed away in April. Senator Fuschillo sponsored the legislative resolution in the Senate.

     “Tom Riordan made our community a better place. He was a devoted community leader who touched many lives through his generosity. Passing this legislative resolution is one small way to ensure that Tom’s incredible legacy of service will always be remembered,” said Senator Fuschillo.

May 16, 2013
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SENATE HONORS NINE MASSAPEQUA GIRL SCOUTS FOR EARNING GIRL SCOUTING’S HIGHEST HONOR

    Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently announced that the New York State Senate passed legislative resolutions he sponsored honoring nine Massapequa Girl Scouts for receiving the Girl Scout Gold Award.

    The Gold Award is girl scouting’s highest honor and is a significant milestone in the life of a girl scout. The award is earned only through years of hard work, dedication to scouting’s ideals, and helping others. Before earning the award, a girl scout must also organize and complete a community service project.

    The following nine girls have been recognized by the New York State Senate for earning the Girl Scout Gold Award:  

May 16, 2013
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Jacqueline Gordon

Jacqueline “Jackie” Gordon has made serving others the primary focus of both her professional and personal life.

Ms. Gordon was born in Jamaica, West Indes and immigrated to America with her family when she was seven years old. She grew up in Queens and graduated from the New York City public school system. She continued her education at Hunter College, earning a bachelor’s degree in health education and later earned a master’s degree in guidance and counseling and a post graduate professional diploma in educational leadership from Queens College.

May 13, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO TO SPONSOR FREE CITIZEN CPR COURSE IN NORTH BELLMORE

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) will be sponsoring a free Citizen CPR course for residents on Saturday, June 1st in North Bellmore.

     The course will be held at the North Bellmore Library (1551 Newbridge Road) from 10:00 am-11:00 am. Trained CPR professionals from Bellmore-Merrick EMS will instruct residents on what to do when in an emergency situation where someone needs CPR.

     Program participants will learn live-saving, hands-only CPR techniques from a certified CPR instructor and be able to practice CPR chest compressions on a mannequin. AED demonstrations will also be performed.

May 13, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO SPONSORING “SHED THE MEDS” PROGRAM IN ROOSEVELT

Residents can safely dispose of expired or unused medications on May 18th at the Roosevelt Library

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) will be sponsoring a “Shed the Meds” program in Roosevelt to help residents safely dispose of unused or expired medications.

     The “Shed the Meds” program will be held on Saturday, May 18th between 11 am and 2 pm at the Roosevelt Library, located at 27 West Fulton Avenue in Roosevelt. Residents will be able to drop off their old or unused medications for safe disposal by officers from the Nassau County Police Department who will be supervising the program.

May 10, 2013
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News 12 Long Island: Sen. Fuschillo awards 7th-grader Victoria Scalli the Liberty Medal for saving dad's life

MERRICK - Sen. Charles Fuschillo Jr. has awarded a Merrick seventh-grader with one of the highest civilian honors that a New Yorker can receive for saving her father's life.

Victoria Scalli was awarded the Liberty Medal for saving her father's life back in February. Scalli says she was in her room doing homework when she heard her father, Mark, begin to choke on a piece of bread. Scalli's mom tried to do the Heimlich, but it wasn't working.

That's when Scalli jumped in and did the Heimlich herself, which she had recently learned in gym. The Merrick Avenue Middle School student was able to remove the lodged piece of bread.

Scalli says she was happy she was able to put the skills she learned in gym to work.

May 10, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO PRESENTS NEW YORK STATE SENATE LIBERTY MEDAL TO HERO 7TH GRADER FROM MERRICK

Photo caption: Senator Fuschillo (right) is pictured as he presents the Senate Liberty Medal to 12 year old Victoria Scalli (left center) for heroically saving her father's life by performing the Heimlich maneuver while he was choking. They are joined by (l-r Assemblyman Dave McDonough, Victoria's mother Nancy, her father Mark, and her sister Brittany).

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today presented the New York State Senate Liberty Medal to twelve year old Victoria Scalli of Merrick for her heroically saving her father’s life by administering the Heimlich maneuver while he was choking.

May 9, 2013
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Breast Cancer Screening Program- Massapequa Park

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, June 20th from 8:45 am to 12:00 pm at the Massapequa Library’s Bar Harbour Building. The library is located at 40 Harbor Lane in Massapequa Park.

Appointments are necessary and will be scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. On site nurses and technicians will provide a mammography, a clinical breast examination and instructions for self examination. Patients and their physicians will be notified of the exam results.

NuHealth’s guidelines for the program are as follows:

* The program is open to all Nassau County women ages 40 and over.

June 20, 8:45 AM - 12:00 PM
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO WELCOMES MERRICK GIRL SCOUT TO STATE CAPITOL

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently welcomed Merrick Girl Scout Hailey Ferrara to the State Capitol.

Hailey was in Albany as part of the Girls Scouts’ annual legislative showcase day. Senator Fuschillo brought Hailey onto the floor of the Senate Chambers to observe a working session of the New York State Senate and explained the legislative process to her as legislation was being passed.

 

May 8, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO’S FOOD & SUPPLY DRIVE COLLECTS OVER 2,300 POUNDS OF FOOD AND SUPPLIES FOR FAMILIES IN NEED

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today thanked residents for donating over 2,300 pounds of food and supplies as part of the food and supply drive he sponsored with Long Island Cares to help families in need, including those who are recovering from Superstorm Sandy.

     “Through the enormous generosity of local residents, we were able to collect more than one ton of food and supplies to help our neighbors in need. Everything collected through this program will go a long way in assisting families who are going through tough times. I thank everyone who participated in this drive for lending a helping hand to those in need,” said Senator Fuschillo.

May 8, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO NAMES COUNCILWOMAN JACQUELINE GORDON OF COPIAGUE AS A NEW YORK STATE SENATE WOMAN OF DISTINCTION

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today named Copiague resident and Town of Babylon Councilwoman Jacqueline “Jackie” Gordon as a New York State Senate Woman of Distinction.

     “Whether it is serving our country in the armed forces, serving our community as a Town Councilwoman, or helping students in her career as a guidance counselor, Jackie Gordon has made serving others the primary focus of both her professional and personal life. She is a wonderful role model who has made a difference in the lives of many. It is my pleasure to select her for this well deserved honor,” said Senator Fuschillo.

May 8, 2013
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SENATE PASSES SENATOR FUSCHILLO’S LEGISLATION TO ENHANCE SAFETY IN SCHOOL ZONES

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that the New York State Senate has passed legislation he sponsored to enhance the safety of students and parents in school zones.

     The legislation (S3528) would enhance safety for students within a school zone by preventing drivers from making U turns within the posted hours that the school zone is in effect.

May 7, 2013
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SENATE APPROVES SENATOR FUSCHILLO’S LEGISLATION TO STRENGTHEN NEW YORK STATE’S DROP-SIDE CRIB BAN

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that the New York State Senate recently passed legislation he sponsored to strengthen New York State’s ban on dangerous drop-side cribs. The legislation would expand the state’s existing drop-side crib ban to prohibit drop-side cribs from being used at child-care facilities and other places of public accommodation. The legislation is necessary to ensure that New York’s law conforms with federal regulations. 

May 7, 2013
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Shed the Meds Program- Roosevelt

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) will be sponsoring a “Shed the Meds” program in Roosevelt to help residents safely dispose of unused or expired medications.

The “Shed the Meds” program will be held on Saturday, May 18th between 11 am and 2 pm at the Roosevelt Library, located at 27 West Fulton Avenue in Roosevelt. Residents will be able to drop off their old or unused medications for safe disposal by officers from the Nassau County Police Department who will be supervising the program.

May 18, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Free Prostate Cancer Screening Program- Roosevelt

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick), in conjunction with South Nassau Communities Hospital, will be sponsoring a free prostate cancer screening program on Saturday, May 18th in Roosevelt.

Screenings will be conducted on May 18th between 11 am and 2 pm at the Roosevelt Library, which is located at 27 West Fulton Avenue in Roosevelt.

May 18, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO TO SPONSOR FREE PROSTATE CANCER SCREENING PROGRAM IN ROOSEVELT

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick), in conjunction with South Nassau Communities Hospital, will be sponsoring a free prostate cancer screening program on Saturday, May 18th in Roosevelt.

     Screenings will be conducted on May 18th between 11 am and 2 pm at the Roosevelt Library, which is located at 27 West Fulton Avenue in Roosevelt.

May 7, 2013
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SENATE PASSES SENATOR FUSCHILLO’S LEGISLATION TO KEEP SEX OFFENDERS FROM GAINING ENTRY INTO PEOPLE’S HOMES

Legislation Would Disqualify Sex Offenders from Holding Real Estate Appraisers License & Protect Families from Unknowingly Giving Sex Offenders Full Access to their Homes

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that the New York State Senate passed legislation he sponsored to disqualify all convicted sex offenders from obtaining or holding a real estate appraisal license. The legislation is designed to prevent sex offenders from gaining entry into people’s homes.

May 6, 2013
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Free Citizen CPR Course- North Bellmore

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) will be sponsoring a free Citizen CPR course for residents on Saturday, June 1st in North Bellmore.

     The course will be held at the North Bellmore Library (1551 Newbridge Road) from 10:00 am-11:00 am. Trained CPR professionals from Bellmore-Merrick EMS will instruct residents on what to do when in an emergency situation where someone needs CPR.

     Program participants will learn live-saving, hands-only CPR techniques from a certified CPR instructor and be able to practice CPR chest compressions on a mannequin. AED demonstrations will also be performed.

June 1, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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