Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that the New York State Department of Financial Services has set up a Hurricane Sandy Response Center in Merrick to assist residents and business owners who were affected by the storm.
Department of Financial Services representatives will be at the Merrick Jewish Centre, located at 225 Fox Boulevard in Merrick, between the hours of 9 am and 5 pm every day until further notice.
Residents and business owners who need assistance with storm-related insurance issues will be able to speak individually with a Department of Financial Services representative. The program is open to everyone.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that the New York State Department of Financial Services will be setting up a help center in Massapequa Park to assist residents and business owners who were affected by Hurricane Sandy.
Senator Fuschillo and Massapequa Park Mayor James Altadonna have arranged for Department of Financial Services representatives to be at Massapequa Park Village Hall, located at 151 Front Street in Massapequa Park. Representatives will be available from Tuesday, November 13th thru Friday, November 16th between the hours of 9 am and 5 pm.
"Today we honor and pay tribute to true American heroes; our veterans.
Since the birth of our nation, America has been a beacon of hope and opportunity because of the freedoms its citizens enjoy. But the freedoms and opportunities that are the cornerstones of the "American Dream" would not exist without the American heroes who fought to protect them throughout our history. Every American veteran deserves our respect, gratitude, and appreciation for their service.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick), Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray, and Long Island Cares announced that they will be partnering together in sponsoring a free mobile food distribution program this Saturday to help residents affected by Hurricane Sandy.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that New York homeowners will not have to pay potentially large hurricane deductibles on insurance claims stemming from damage caused by Sandy, according to the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) and Governor Cuomo.
Many Long Island homeowner insurance policies contain hurricane deductibles based on a percentage of the property’s value. These deductibles typically range from one percent to five percent of the property’s insured value. As an example, a home insured at $300,000 with a five percent deductible, the homeowner would be responsible for the first $15,000 in damages.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) is providing information from the New York State Department of Financial Services about steps residents should take if they sustained damage during Hurricane Sandy.
The New York State Department of Financial Services advises residents to:
· File insurance claims with their insurers promptly and as soon as possible after losses occur. It is important to provide policy numbers and all information relevant to the loss.
· To best document losses, take photos or videos showing the extent of the losses before cleaning up damage.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) is informing residents and business owners who sustained damage during Hurricane Sandy how they can apply for federal disaster assistance.
According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), federal disaster assistance include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses, and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of the disaster.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced today that a new law he authored to enable individuals with autism spectrum disorders to receive insurance coverage for screening, diagnosis and treatment, will take effect tomorrow, November 1st. The new law will save families with autism tens of thousands of dollars a year in out of pocket costs for autism treatment and therapies which many insurance companies refuse to cover.
Photo caption: Senator Fuschillo (left) asks a question during the recent public hearing on commercial vehicles striking bridges. He is joined by Senator Jack Martins (center) and Assemblyman Dave McDonough (right).
The New York State Senate Transportation Committee, chaired by Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick), today held a public hearing examining the problem of bridge strikes by commercial vehicles on parkways.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) and Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray recently sponsored a program to provide free legal services to those in need.
Senator Fuschillo and Supervisor Murray arranged to bring the Mobile Legal Help Center, which is a partnership between the New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG) and the New York State Office of Court Administration, to Roosevelt. NYLAG attorneys provided free advice, legal counseling, and direct representation to local residents on matters such as Medicaid, Medicare, Social Security, and Social Security Disability.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently visited New Visions School in Freeport to participate in the school’s “All Star Reader’s Day”.
Senator Fuschillo read “House Mouse, Senate Mouse” by Peter and Cheryl Barnes to students in Ms. Murphy’s kindergarten class. The story allowed the children to learn in a fun way what Senator Fuschillo’s job is and how laws are made.
“New Vision’s ‘All Star Reader’s Day’ is a great program and I enjoyed participating in it. It was great seeing how involved the students got into the story and how excited they got about reading. I thank them for allowing me to visit their class,” said Senator Fuschillo.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently visited Bellmore Family Medical Associates to congratulate Dr. Donald Teplitz and his staff on their 20 years of service to the community. Bellmore Family Medical Associates, located on Bellmore Avenue in Bellmore, has been a fixture in the Bellmore community and provides comprehensive, state of the art medical care to local families.
Senator Fuschillo also congratulated Bellmore Family Medical’s newest member, and Bellmore native, Dr. Michael Moskowitz on joining the practice.
Legislation Would Require Ignition Interlocks in All School Buses
Photo caption: Senator Fuschillo shows how an ignition interlock can be used to prevent a drunk driver from getting behind the wheel. He is joined by (l-r) Merrick resident Al Belbol, Jr., District Attorney Rice, Wantagh resident Susan Walpole, and Assemblyman McDonough.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick), Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice, and Assemblyman David McDonough (R-North Merrick) today joined together in calling for a new law to protect school children from drunk drivers.
Senator Fuschillo (left) and Assemblyman McDonough (right center) are pictured as they congratulate Martha Verdi (left center) on being named 2012 Small Businessperson of the Year. They are joined by Debbie Izzo, President of the Chamber of Commerce of the Bellmores (right).
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) and Assemblyman David McDonough (R-North Merrick) recently congratulated Chamber of Commerce of the Bellmores member Martha Verdi on being named a Nassau Council of Chambers of Commerce 2012 Small Businessperson of the Year.
Photo Caption: Senator Fuschillo speaks with Department of Financial Service Deputy Superintendent George Haggerty at the free foreclosure prevention program at the Freeport Train Station.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick), along with the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) and Freeport Mayor Andrew Hardwick, recently sponsored a Free Foreclosure Prevention Program to assist homeowners facing foreclosure.
DFS’ Mobile Foreclosure Relief Center, which was located at the Freeport Train Station parking lot, provided services and assistance to homeowners facing pre-foreclosure or foreclosure proceedings.
Senator Fuschillo (second right) is pictured with (l-r) Mary Rogers of Bostwick Laboratories, Lindenhurst Community Center Director Barbara Paladino, Dr. Marc Schumer, Integrated Medical Foundation Executive Director Rhonda Samuels, and Sasha Abraham of the Integrated Medical Foundation.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick), in conjunction with the Integrated Medical Foundation and Bostwick Laboratories, recently sponsored a free prostate cancer screening program at the Lindenhurst Community Center.
Men who participated in the program received a free prostate cancer screening, regardless of whether or not they had insurance. The screenings were performed by Dr. Marc Schumer, MD.