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SENATOR FUSCHILLO URGES TRAVELERS TO “LOOK BEFORE THEY BOOK” THIS LABOR DAY WEEKEND

New App Unveiled During National Bus Safety Week Allows Travelers to Check Bus Company’s Safety Record

     With many residents traveling this Labor Day Weekend and students heading back to college, Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick), Chairman of the New York State Senate Committee on Transportation, is urging travelers to check a bus company's safety record before booking their ticket.

August 28, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO OFFERS BACK TO SCHOOL SAFETY TIPS TO FAMILIES & DRIVERS

     With the new school year about to begin, Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) is reminding families and drivers about important safety steps they should take to protect children going to and from school.

     Senator Fuschillo offered the following tips from the National Safety Council that parents should share with their children:

Walking to school: Always walk on the sidewalk. If one is not available, walk facing the traffic. Always look in all directions before crossing the street to make sure no cars are coming. Cross at an intersection or street corner and use a crosswalk; never dart out in front of a parked car.

 

August 28, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO WARNS CONSUMERS ABOUT NEW IDENTITY THEFT SCAM

Scammers Claiming to Represent National Do Not Call Registry in Order to Steal Individuals Personal Information

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) is alerting consumers about a scam in which criminals pretend to be representatives of the National Do Not Call Registry in order to steal consumers’ identities.

August 28, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO TO HOST BEACH CLEAN UP EVENT AT JONES BEACH ON SEPTEMBER 21st

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that he is once again sponsoring a beach cleanup day at Jones Beach on September 21, 2013 from 8 am to 12 pm. All residents are welcome to participate in the program.

     Senator Fuschillo is sponsoring the event in partnership with the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation to keep our beaches and shores clean and prevent pollution from harming our oceans and marine life. Approximately one ton of garbage was removed through last year’s beach cleanup.

August 27, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO & COUNTY EXECUTIVE MANGANO TO SPONSOR KIDPIX CHILD ID PROGRAM IN BELLMORE

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) and Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano will be sponsoring a free KidPix photo ID program in Bellmore. The program will be held on Thursday, September 19th from 10 am to 12:30 pm at the Bellmore Library (2288 Bedford Avenue, Bellmore). 

August 26, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO & TOWN OF HEMPSTEAD UNVEIL NEW SOLAR PROJECTS AT TOWN FACILITIES

Projects Funded Through State Grant Secured by Senator Fuschillo

     Photo caption: Senator Fuschillo (speaking) and Town of Hempstead officials discuss how the new solar systems will be benefit both the environment and taxpayers. 

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today joined with Supervisor Kate Murray, Councilmembers Angie Cullin and Gary Hudes, and Receiver of Taxes Don Clavin in unveiling new solar projects at Town facilities in Seaford, Bellmore, and Merrick. Senator Fuschillo secured $250,000 in state funding for the projects. 

August 26, 2013
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Public Hearing: To provide the Committee with an update of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s (MTA) Capital spending plan and operating budget as it pertains to each agency

Senate Standing Committee on TransportationChair: Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr.Public Hearing: To provide the Committee with an update of the MetropolitanTransportation Authority’s (MTA) Capital spending plan and operatingbudget as it pertains to each agencyPlace: 250 Broadway, Suite 2034, New York, New YorkTime: 11:00 A.M.Contact: Melissa Kehoe (518) 455-3341Media Contact: Chris Schneider (516) 882-0630ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY

October 10, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO INFORMS RESIDENTS ABOUT NEW BASIC STAR REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) is informing residents about the new registration requirements for the Basic School Tax Relief (STAR) property tax exemption. 

August 23, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO, MAYOR PRAVATO, & LIRR OFFICIALS PERFORM INSPECTION OF MASSAPEQUA PARK TRAIN STATION

     New York State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) and Massapequa Park Mayor Jeffrey Pravato recently visited the Massapequa Park Train Station with Long Island Rail Road President Helena Williams and other LIRR officials. President Williams and the other LIRR officials visited the station to perform an inspection at the request of Senator Fuschillo and Mayor Pravato.

     As part of the inspection, the officials viewed conditions throughout the entire station. According to LIRR officials, the LIRR will be conducting a comprehensive assessment of both the short-term and long-term needs for the station.

August 23, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO ANNOUNCES PASSAGE OF LEGISLATION TO PROTECT ANIMALS FROM ABUSE

Legislation Would Give Local Governments the Authority to Regulate Pet Dealers and Breeders in their Communities 

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that legislation he supports to help protect animals from abuse has recently been passed by the New York State Legislature. The legislation (S. 3753A) would allow municipalities to regulate pet dealers as long as the law, rule, regulation, or ordinance is not less stringent than state law. 

August 22, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO ANNOUNCES NEW PROPOSAL TO CRACK DOWN ON TOLL DODGING

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick), Chairman of the New York State Senate’s Transportation Committee, today announced a new proposal to crack down on toll dodging which is costing New York millions of dollars each year. 

August 21, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO TO SPONSOR FREE COST PROSTATE CANCER SCREENING PROGRAM IN FREEPORT

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick), in conjunction with South Nassau Communities Hospital, will be sponsoring a free prostate cancer screening program on Thursday, September 12th in Freeport. 

     Screenings will be conducted on September 12th between 4 and 7 pm at the Freeport Recreation Center, which is located at 130 East Merrick Road in Freeport.

August 21, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO & COUNTY EXECUTIVE MANGANO TO SPONSOR PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS WORKSHOP IN WANTAGH

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) and Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano will be sponsoring a Property Tax Exemption Workshop on Friday, September 13th from 1 pm to 3 pm at the Wantagh Library (3285 Park Avenue, Wantagh).  

August 21, 2013
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Beach Cleanup- Wantagh

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that he is once again sponsoring a beach cleanup day at Jones Beach on September 21, 2013 from 8 am to 12 pm. All residents are welcome to participate in the program. 

Senator Fuschillo is sponsoring the event in partnership with the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation to keep our beaches and shores clean and prevent pollution from harming our oceans and marine life. Approximately one ton of garbage was removed through last year’s beach cleanup. 

September 21, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO ANNOUNCES OVER $80 MILLION INVESTMENT FOR ROAD & BRIDGE PROJECTS ON LONG ISLAND

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick), Chairman of the Senate’s Transportation Committee, announced an over $80 million investment for road and bridge projects on Long Island. The investment will be funded through the New York Works State Highway and Bridge Project Acceleration Program. 

     “Road and bridge projects are necessary for safety and are also valuable economic development tools that put people to work and generate revenue for local businesses. This is a major investment in Long Island’s economy that will create jobs, grow our economy, and improve our transportation infrastructure,” said Senator Fuschillo. 

August 20, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO INFORMS RESIDENTS ABOUT NEW "HURRICANE" APP

 

     With Long Island in the middle of Hurricane Season, Senator Fuschillo is informing residents about a new, easy-to-use mobile "Hurricane Tracker App" that's been developed by the American Red Cross.

     The app, which is iPhone and Android compatible, includes features such as: the setting of weather alerts; wind speed updates; the location of nearby shelters and emergency services; and information to help residents prepare a family emergency plan. 

     According to the Red Cross, the app also includes:

August 19, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO & STATE POLICE SPONSOR FREE CHILD SAFETY SEAT CHECK IN LINDENHURST

     Photo caption: Senator Fuschillo (left) is pictured with State Trooper Brian Horgan (right) and Madison Harris, who was having her car seat inspected as part of the free child safety seat check program. 

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) and the New York State Police recently sponsored a free child safety seat check program at Babylon Town Hall in Lindenhurst. 

August 17, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO TOURS LONG ISLAND CARES’ SOUTH SHORE SERVICE CENTER IN LINDENHURST

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently toured Long Island Cares’ South Shore Service Center in Lindenhurst. The center, which is located at 163-1 North Wellwood Avenue in Lindenhurst, provides food and other services to those in need, including victims of Superstorm Sandy. 

     Those who need to take advantage of the services offered by Long Island Cares’ South Shore Service Center can call the center at 631-991-8106. The center’s business hours are 8 am to 4 pm, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, 8 am to 7 pm Thursdays, and 10 am to 2 pm on Saturdays. 

August 16, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO CONGRATULATES MERRICK GABLES CAFE ON ITS GRAND OPENING

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently congratulated Merrick Gables Café on its grand opening. 

     Merrick Gables Café, located at 2203 Merrick Road in Merrick, is a New York City style café which offers an array of panini, crepes, salads, and wraps. The Café also has a variety of smoothies, as well as coffee, espresso, and cappuccino. 

     Senator Fuschillo joined owner Brian Sztabnik in celebrating the grand opening of Merrick Gables Café and wished him many years of success with his new business. 

August 15, 2013
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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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