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Charles J. Fuschillo Jr.

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SENATOR FUSCHILLO ANNOUNCES NEW STATE LAWS TAKING EFFECT JANUARY 1, 2013

            Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that new protections for domestic violence victims and a new tax exemption to encourage solar energy use are among the new state laws taking effect on January 1, 2013.

December 26, 2012
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December 26, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO & CHATTERTON STUDENTS “EXTEND THE HOLIDAYS” FOR CHILDREN IN WINTHROP HOSPITAL

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently visited Chatterton Elementary School in Merrick to thank students and staff for once again participating in his “Extend the Holidays” toy drive.      “Extend the Holidays” is an annual toy drive that Senator Fuschillo organizes for the benefit of children in Winthrop Hospital’s Pediatric Center.

December 26, 2012
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BIRCH ELEMENTARY STUDENTS HELP SENATOR FUSCHILLO “EXTEND THE HOLIDAYS” FOR CHILDREN IN WINTHROP HOSPITAL

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently visited Birch Elementary School in Merrick to thank students and staff for once again participating in his “Extend the Holidays” toy drive.

December 21, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO CALLS ON WASHINGTON TO RESTORE COMMUTER TAX BENEFIT FOLLOWING MTA FARE INCREASE

     “With commuters facing higher fares after approval of yet another MTA fare increase, it is more important than ever for Congress to restore the pre-tax mass transit benefit program to help reduce costs for commuters.

     Overburdened, overtaxed residents were hit with a nearly fifty percent tax increase in January when Congress failed to authorize an extension of the benefit, which allows eligible workers to set aside a portion of their pre-tax wages to pay for mass transit commuting expenses. These same workers will now see their commuting costs rise even higher because the MTA has raised fares once again. Many cannot afford to keep paying more.

December 20, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO ANNOUNCES $750,000 IN STATE FUNDING TO HELP FARMINGDALE STATE COLLEGE PROMOTE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

            Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today announced $750,000 in new state funding has been awarded to support initiatives undertaken by Farmingdale State College to help create jobs and promote economic development. The funding was awarded as part of the second round of Regional Economic Development Council Funding, which Senator Fuschillo supported as part of the state budget.

December 19, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO STATEMENT ON MTA BOARD APPROVING LIRR FARE INCREASE

     “I am extremely disappointed that the MTA Board has chosen to once again raise Long Island Rail Road fares on overburdened, overtaxed Long Islanders.  This most recent fare hike, the sixth since 2003, will only make the LIRR increasingly unaffordable and do nothing to encourage mass transit use.

December 19, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO JOINS LOCAL OFFICIALS IN BRIEFING HUD SECRETARY ON HURRICANE SANDY RECOVERY

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently participated in a roundtable meeting with U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Shaun Donovan about Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts.

December 19, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO THANKS OLD MILL ROAD STUDENTS FOR HELPING “EXTEND THE HOLIDAYS” FOR CHILDREN IN WINTHROP HOSPITAL

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently visited Old Mill Road Elementary School in North Merrick to offer his thanks for the school’s continued support of his “Extend the Holidays” toy drive.

December 18, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO THANKS BERNER MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS FOR COLLECTING TOYS FOR “EXTEND THE HOLIDAYS” TOY DRIVE

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently visited Berner Middle School in Massapequa to thank students and staff for once again participating in his “Extend the Holidays” toy drive.

     “Extend the Holidays” is an annual toy drive that Senator Fuschillo organizes for the benefit of children in Winthrop Hospital’s Pediatric Center. The new, unwrapped toys collected by Berner Middle School’s students and staff will be delivered to Winthrop after New Year’s Day so that children of all ages can experience the joys of receiving a new toy after the holiday season and throughout the year.

December 18, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO CONGRATULATES BELLMORE RESIDENT ON REAPPOINTMENT TO STATEWIDE SECURITY GUARD ADVISORY COUNCIL

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick, pictured right) recently congratulated Bellmore resident David Zeldin (pictured left) on being reappointed to the New York State Security Guard Advisory Council. Mr. Zeldin was reappointed to the Council by Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos at the recommendation of Senator Fuschillo.

     “David Zeldin is a knowledgeable, dedicated, and highly qualified professional who brings over four decades of experience to his position. I congratulate him on being reappointed to the Security Guard Advisory Council and thank him for his continued service,” said Senator Fuschillo.

December 17, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO THANKS MEPHAM STUDENTS FOR GENEROSITY IN HELPING “EXTEND THE HOLIDAYS” FOR CHILDREN IN WINTHROP HOSPITAL

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently visited Mepham High School in Bellmore to extend his thanks for their continued support of his “Extend the Holidays” toy drive.

     “Extend the Holidays” is an annual toy drive that Senator Fuschillo organizes for the benefit of children in Winthrop Hospital’s Pediatric Center. Mepham students once again collected new, unwrapped toys for children of all ages. These toys will be delivered to the hospital after New Year's Day so that children can experience the joys of receiving a new toy after the holiday season and throughout the year.

December 17, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO STATEMENT ON THRUWAY AUTHORITY ABANDONING TOLL INCREASE PROPOSAL

     “I am very pleased that the New York State Thruway Authority is abandoning its proposed 45 percent commercial toll increase and will instead be considering a cost savings plan that includes no toll hike.

December 17, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO STATEMENT ON THE SANDY HOOK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SHOOTING

“I am shocked and deeply saddened by the horrific shooting at Sandy Hook School in Connecticut.  This was a senseless and incomprehensible act that has left all of us with very heavy hearts.  My thoughts and prayers go out to all the families affected by this terrible tragedy. We join in supporting our neighbors in Connecticut and mourning those who were taken from us far too soon.”

December 14, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO STATEMENT ON PROPOSED LIRR FARE INCREASE

            “I strongly oppose the MTA’s proposal to once again raise Long Island Rail Road fares on overburdened, overtaxed Long Islanders.

December 14, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO INFORMS RESIDENTS ABOUT UPCOMING MORTGAGE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FOR HURRICANE SANDY VICTIMS

            Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) is informing residents about a free mortgage assistance program to help victims of Hurricane Sandy.

            The “Hope for Long Island” program will be held this Saturday, December 15th from 10 am to 7 pm at the Joseph Barry Career & Technical Educational Center, located at 1196 Prospect Avenue in Westbury. The event is being sponsored by the Community Development Corporation of Long Island, the Long Island Housing Partnership, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, NeighborWorks America, and the New York State Attorney General’s Office.

December 13, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO AND LONG ISLAND CARES DISTRIBUTE FOOD & SUPPLIES TO HURRICANE SANDY VICTIMS IN MASSAPEQUA

     Photo caption: Senator Fuschillo is pictured as he helps unload food which was distributed to residents in need at Temple Sinai in Massapequa.

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) and Long Island Cares recently joined together in sponsoring a free food and supply distribution program to help families recovering from the effects of Hurricane Sandy.

     The program took place at Temple Sinai in Massapequa, where Senator Fuschillo and representatives from Long Island Cares gave out non-perishable food items, baby products, water, cleaning products, and houseware items to help residents in need.

December 12, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO APPOINTED TO SENATE TASK FORCE FOR HURRICANE SANDY RECOVERY

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) has been appointed to the New York State Senate’s Task Force for Hurricane Sandy Recovery. Senator Fuschillo was appointed to the task force by Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos (R-Rockville Centre).     Members of the bipartisan task force will play a pivotal role in developing the short and long-term plans that will help communities affected by the storm to get back on their feet.

December 10, 2012
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