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Fuschillo And Mcdonough Secure State Funding For Bellmore Street Festival

State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) and Assemblyman David G. McDonough (19th Assembly District) have announced that they secured $12,500 in state funding to help fund the 21st Annual Bellmore Family Street Festival. Organized by the Chamber of Commerce of the Bellmores, the Bellmore Family Street Festival is an annual, family oriented event which includes exhibits by local merchants, rides, entertainment, food, a petting zoo, and other attractions.

July 23, 2007
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Senator Fuschillo Applauds Study Showing That New York State’s Smoking Ban Protects People From Dangerous Second Hand Smoke

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District), author of New York State’s Clean Indoor Air Act which made almost all indoor worksites and public places smoke free, today praised the results of a study that showed a dramatic drop in non-smokers' exposure to second hand smoke since the law was enacted in 2003.

July 20, 2007
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Senator Fuschillo Congratulates Amityville Student On Being Inducted Into The National Junior Honor Society

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) recently congratulated Katerina Duarte, a student at St. Martin of Tours School in Amityville, on being inducted in the St. Catherine of Siena Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society. Senator Fuschillo met with Katerina and her father, Dr. Eduardo Duarte, during his mobile office hours at the Amityville Library.Katerina is a straight A student who has served as a member of the student government, the school band, and the school safety patrol.

July 20, 2007
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Fuschillo And Mcdonough Speak With Seaford Residents At Seaford Library

Seaford residents today had the chance to meet with Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) and Assemblyman David G. McDonough (19th Assembly District) at the Seaford Library as part of the Senator’s "mobile office hours" program. Senator Fuschillo and Assemblyman McDonough met one-on-one with constituents and listened as they voiced their concerns about a number of different issues. "People deserve to have the chance to speak directly with their elected representatives to share their thoughts and concerns.

July 20, 2007
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Senator Fuschillo Meets With Massapequa Residents During His "mobile Office Hours" Program

Massapequa residents met with Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) at the Massapequa Library today as part of the Senator’s "mobile office hours" program.

Senator Fuschillo met one-on-one with constituents and listened as they voiced their concerns about a number of different issues.

"People deserve to have the chance to speak directly with their elected representatives to share their thoughts and concerns.

July 19, 2007
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Governor Signs Fuschillo Law To Allow Prosecutors To Charge Drunk Drivers Who Kill With Homicide

Legislation sponsored by State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. that creates the new charge of aggravated vehicular homicide for drunk drivers who kill others and aggravated vehicular assault for drunk drivers who injure other people has been signed into law by Governor Eliot Spitzer. "This new law will give prosecutors in New York State the tools they need to appropriately charge drunk drivers who kill or injure others," said Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R, Merrick).Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr.

July 18, 2007
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New Fuschillo Law Will Protect Consumers From Being Scammed By Out Of State Florists

State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) announced today that a new law he sponsored to protect consumers from being scammed by out of state florists when they order flowers over the phone has been signed by Governor Eliot Spitzer. The new law makes it illegal for out-of-state floral companies to misrepresent themselves as a "local" business in any phone listing or directory assistance database.

July 17, 2007
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Senator Fuschillo Offers Important Safety Information To Boaters

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) announced that his office has free boating safety brochures available for boaters and their families. "Spending time boating along Long Island’s waterways is a great way to enjoy the summer, but it is important to be prepared before you leave the dock. This brochure contains important information that residents can keep on their boats in case an emergency arises," said Senator Fuschillo.The brochure contains emergency contact information that boaters should have at all times while out on the water.

July 13, 2007
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Senator Fuschillo Secures State Funding To Provide Services To Victims Of Domestic Violence

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) announced today that he secured a total of $45,000 in state funding for counseling and advocacy programs for victims of domestic violence. The programs, run by the Nassau County Coalition Against Domestic Violence, help mitigate the effects of domestic violence, reduce the risk of future abuse, and increase safety for victims and their families. "Giving domestic violence victims a safe place to turn in a time of crisis is of critical importance.

July 12, 2007
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Amityville Residents Meet With Senator Fuschillo During His "mobile Office Hours" Program

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) today visited the Amityville Library to speak with constituents as part of his "mobile office hours" program.Senator Fuschillo met individually with constituents and listened as they voiced their concerns about a number of different issues. "People deserve to have the chance to speak directly with their elected representatives to share their thoughts and concerns.

July 11, 2007
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New Fuschillo Law Will Raise The Penalties For Companies That Engage In False Advertising

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) announced today that legislation he sponsored to protect New Yorkers from false advertising and deceptive business practices (S4306) has been signed into law by Governor Eliot Spitzer. Both the State Senate and Assembly passed the legislation in June.Senator Fuschillo, Chairman of the Senate’s Consumer Protection Committee, said "We must do everything we can to protect consumers from being misled by an unscrupulous business.

July 10, 2007
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North Bellmore-north Merrick Little League Thanks Senator Fuschillo For New Lifesaving Defibrillators

Officials and players from the North Bellmore-North Merrick Little League recently thanked Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) for securing $10,000 in state funding to enable the League to purchase Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs). The AEDs will be on hand during every game at all League fields."In a cardiac emergency, the difference between life and tragedy is a matter of minutes. As we saw when 9 year old Robbie Levine died tragically during a baseball practice in Merrick, a cardiac emergency can happen to anyone at anytime.

July 5, 2007
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Senator Fuschillo To Hold Mobile Office Hours At Seaford Library

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) is inviting Seaford residents to share their concerns with him during his mobile office hours program at the Seaford Library on July 20th from 1 pm to 3 pm. "Mobile office hours is a way of bringing government services directly to constituents in their own hometown," said Senator Fuschillo.

July 5, 2007
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Senator Fuschillo To Hold Mobile Office Hours At Massapequa Library

Massapequa residents will have the chance to speak with Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) during his mobie office hours program at the Massapeuqa Library on July 19th from 2 pm to 4 pm. "Mobile office hours is a way of bringing government services directly to constituents in their own hometown," said Senator Fuschillo.

July 2, 2007
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Fuschillo Legislation Ensures Child Witnesses Are Protected

The New York State Legislature has approved a measure that would protect children from having to testify in person in a courtroom during a criminal proceeding if a judge determines that the appearance could cause the child to suffer serious mental or emotional harm, State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr., the Senate sponsor of the legislation, announced today. Senator Fuschillo, (R-Merrick) said, "As adults it is our responsibility to protect the safety and well-being of children who are needed to testify in criminal trials.

June 29, 2007
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Senator Fuschillo And Assemblyman Mcdonough Congratulate Bellmore Eagle Scout

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) and Assemblyman David G. McDonough (19th Assembly District) today congratulated Bellmore resident James O’Donnell on attaining the rank of Eagle Scout. James is a member of Troop 285 in Bellmore.Senator Fuschillo and Assemblyman McDonough presented James with a resolution, passed by the State Senate, honoring his accomplishment. To attain the rank of Eagle Scout, James completed two separate projects.

June 29, 2007
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Senate Passes Plan To Make College More Affordable

A college education should be within the reach of every New Yorker. Unfortunately, rising tuition costs have made realizing a college education a major difficultly for many hardworking New Yorkers and have put many students deep into debt. Another educational challenge facing our state is how to keep college graduates here working in New York after they get their degree.

June 28, 2007
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Senator Fuschillo Announces Plan To Safeguard Children From Internet Predators Passed By Senate

To protect the many children who use the Internet to chat with their friends, Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) announced his support for legislation to require convicted sex offenders to register their Internet screen names with authorities. The proposed law has already been passed by the State Senate. "Children are increasingly using both instant messaging and social networking websites like myspace, friendster, and facebook as a means of communication.

June 27, 2007
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Senator Fuschillo, Assemblyman Gianaris Announce Passage Of First-in-the-nation “airline Passengers’ Bill Of Rights”

In the wake of continued horror stories of passengers being stranded on delayed airplanes, Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) and Assemblyman Michael Gianaris (D-Queens) announced passage of a first-in-the-nation Airline Passengers’ Bill of Rights to provide passengers stranded on airplanes at New York airports with basic amenities to make their wait more tolerable. The bill (S.5050C/A.8406B) also creates a new Airline Consumer Advocate Office to help passengers report air travel service problems.

June 21, 2007
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Senator Fuschillo To Hold Mobile Office Hours In Amityville

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) is inviting his constituents from Amityville to meet with him on Wednesday, July 11th when he holds mobile office hours at the Amityville Library. "Mobile office hours is a way of bringing government services directly to constituents in their own hometown," said Senator Fuschillo.

June 21, 2007
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