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Charles J. Fuschillo Jr.

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SENATOR FUSCHILLO, DA RICE, & ASSEMBLYMAN MCDONOUGH CALL FOR NEW LAW TO PROTECT CHILDREN FROM DRUNK DRIVERS

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.

October 17, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO AND ASSEMBLYMAN MCDONOUGH CONGRATULATE BELLMORE’S SMALL BUSINESSPERSON OF THE YEAR

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.

October 17, 2012
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NEW FUSCHILLO LAW TO EXPAND ACCESS TO VACCINES TAKES EFFECT TODAY

Law Allows Pharmacists to Administer the Shingles Vaccine

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that a new law he authored to give residents greater access to vaccines is now in effect.

     The new law adds the shingles vaccine to the list of immunizations that licensed pharmacists are permitted to administer to adults when ordered by a patient's physician or nurse practitioner.

October 16, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO, MAYOR HARDWICK & NYS DEPARTMENT OF FINANCIAL SERVICES BRING FREE FORECLOSURE PREVENTION PROGRAM TO FREEPORT

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.

October 15, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO SPONSORS PROSTATE CANCER SCREENING PROGRAM IN LINDENHURST

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.

October 11, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO & SUPERVISOR MURRAY TO SPONSOR FREE LEGAL SERVICES PROGRAM IN ROOSEVELT

Mobile Legal Help Center Will Offer Free Legal Assistance to Residents in Need

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) and Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray today announced that they will be sponsoring a program in Roosevelt to provide free legal services to those in need.

October 9, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO & ASSEMBLYMAN McDONOUGH SUPPORT “WALK NOW FOR AUTISM SPEAKS”

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) and Assemblyman David McDonough (R-North Merrick) recently attended the annual “Walk Now for Autism Speaks” at Jones Beach. Over 32,000 individuals participated in the walk to raise awareness and funds for research which aims to find a cure for autism.

     Senator Fuschillo and Assemblyman McDonough thanked the walkers for their efforts and congratulated Merrick resident Michael Giangregorio, who once again served as the Walk’s Chairman, on the most successful event yet. The walk is the largest in the country, according to Autism Speaks.

October 9, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO & GOVERNOR CUOMO VISIT BROAD HOLLOW BIOSCIENCE PARK AS PART OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT TOUR

            Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently joined with Governor Andrew Cuomo in touring the Broad Hollow Bioscience Park at Farmingdale State College. Senator Fuschillo and Governor Cuomo visited the park as part of an economic development tour. 

October 8, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO INVITES RESIDENTS TO PARTICIPATE IN HIS ONLINE Q & A CHAT SESSION ON OCTOBER 22ND

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today invited residents to participate in two online Q & A sessions he will be holding on Monday, October 22nd at 10 am and Wednesday, October 24th at 7 pm. Both Q & A sessions will be held on Senator Fuschillo’s website, Fuschillo.nysenate.gov.

     “These Q & A sessions allow residents to participate in a town hall style meeting without ever having to leave their home or office,” said Senator Fuschillo. “I encourage everyone to submit their questions and then watch the sessions.”

October 5, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO & STAFF “GO PINK” IN HONOR OF BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) and his district office staff today “went pink” in honor of breast cancer awareness month.

Senator Fuschillo and his staff members each wore pink to work to help raise awareness about breast cancer and show their support for breast cancer patients, survivors, and their families.

October 4, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO AND COUNTY EXECUTIVE MANGANO TO SPONSOR FREE SENIOR ID CARD PROGRAM IN MASSAPEQUA PARK

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) will be partnering with Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano in sponsoring a free Senior ID Card Program in Massapequa Park.

     The program will be held from 12:00 pm-3:00 pm on Tuesday, October 23rd at the Massapequa Public Library (Bar Harbour Building), located at 40 Harbor Lane in Massapequa Park. All Nassau County residents ages 65 and over are eligible to participate and receive a free senior ID card. No appointments are necessary.

October 4, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO TO PARTNER WITH WANTAGH & MASSAPEQUA FIRE DEPARTMENTS IN OFFERING FREE CITIZEN CPR COURSES

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that he will be partnering with the Wantagh and Massapequa Fire Departments in offering free Citizen CPR courses to residents on Saturday, October 27, 2012.

     The courses will be held at the Wantagh Fire Department Headquarters, located at 3470 Park Avenue in Wantagh from 10:00 am to 11:00 am and at the Massapequa Fire Station located at 515 Hicksville Road in Massapequa from 10:00 am-11:00 am and 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Trained CPR professionals will instruct residents on what to do when in an emergency situation where someone needs CPR.

October 4, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO STATEMENT ON THE PASSING OF NASSAU COUNTY LEGISLATOR PETER SCHMITT

     “Nassau County Legislator Peter Schmitt was a great public servant, an even greater man, and a true friend. Like so many others whose lives were touched by Peter, I am stunned and saddened by his tragic passing.

     Peter was a man of principles who never hesitated to stand up for what he thought was right. Throughout his service in the Nassau County Legislature, he was a tireless advocate for his constituents, as well as all the residents of Nassau County, and never stopped working on their behalf. He leaves behind a legacy that will last for generations to come.

     My most heartfelt condolences go out to Peter’s wife and best friend, Lois, his daughter Samantha, and his entire family.”

October 3, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO ENCOURAGES WOMEN TO GET SCREENED AS PART OF BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) is encouraging women to be safe and get a mammography screening as part of breast cancer awareness month.

     “Early detection is the best defense women have against breast cancer, which is the most common form of cancer among women,” said Senator Fuschillo. “Getting annual mammograms is an important step that women should take to protect their health.”

     According to the American Cancer Society, early detection improves the chances that breast cancer can be diagnosed at an early stage and treated successfully. The American Cancer Society offers the following recommendations for early breast cancer detection:

October 3, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO, COUNTY EXECUTIVE MANGANO & MAYOR ALTADONNA TO SPONSOR PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION WORKSHOP IN MASSAPEQUA PARK

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick), in partnership with County Executive Ed Mangano and Mayor James Altadonna, will be sponsoring a Property Tax Exemption Workshop on Friday, October 19th from 1 pm to 3 pm at the Massapequa Park Village Hall (151 Front Street, Massapequa Park).

     Exemption specialists from the Nassau County Department of Assessment will be equipped with computers linked to the county’s database, and property tax exemption applications for Basic STAR, Enhanced STAR, senior citizens, individuals with disabilities, veterans, volunteer firefighters and emergency medical technicians will be processed. County staffers will also provide assistance and answer any questions residents have about these exemptions.

October 3, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO JOINS BELLMORE CHAMBER IN CELEBRATING GRAND OPENING OF ISLAND GREENERY

Senator Fuschillo (right) is pictured with Island Greenery owner Gene Judd (left).

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently joined with members of the Chamber of Commerce of the Bellmores in celebrating the grand opening of Island Greenery.

     Island Greenery, a full service nursery, recently moved to a new location on the corner of Bellmore Avenue and Oak Street which will allow it to provide a higher level of service to residents. Island Greenery offers a wide variety of flowers, plants, and shrubs, as well as landscape design, installation, and maintenance.

October 2, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO INVITES RESIDENTS TO HIS ANNUAL GOLDEN GATHERING ON OCTOBER 18TH

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) is inviting residents to attend his annual Golden Gathering on Thursday, October 18th from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm at the Freeport Recreation Center, located at 130 East Merrick Road in Freeport.

     The Golden Gathering provides a variety of programs, services and information about a variety of issues such as health and nutrition, consumer protection, public safety, and insurance from over 100 government and non-profit agencies.

     Programs and services offered at the Golden Gathering will include:

     · Free flu & pneumonia vaccinations (provided by NuHealth for residents ages 60 and over subject to availability);

October 2, 2012
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SENATE TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE TO HOLD PUBLIC HEARING TO EXAMINE BRIDGE STRIKES

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick), Chairman of the Senate’s Transportation Committee, today announced that the New York State Senate Transportation Committee will be holding a public hearing to examine the problem of bridge strikes by commercial vehicles on parkways.

     The public hearing will be held at 10 am on Thursday, October 25th at Farmingdale State College (Lupton Hall, IRTT Room T-101), which is located at 2350 Broadhollow Road in Farmingdale.

October 1, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO ANNOUNCES NEW MEASURES TO KEEP REPEAT DUI OFFENDERS OFF THE ROAD

New Regulations Will Strengthen DMV’s Ability to Permanently Remove Dangerous Drivers from the Road

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently announced new state regulations that will help keep individuals who repeatedly drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs off the road.

September 28, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO, MAYOR HARDWICK & NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCIAL SERVICES TO SPONSOR FORECLOSURE PREVENTION PROGRAM IN FREEPORT

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) is partnering with the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) and Freeport Mayor Andrew Hardwick to provide services and assistance to homeowners facing foreclosure.

     Senator Fuschillo and Mayor Hardwick have arranged to have DFS’ Mobile Foreclosure Relief Center to come to the Freeport Train Station parking lot (northeast corner of Sunrise Highway and Henry Street) on Friday, October 12, 2012 from 11:00am-7:00pm.

September 28, 2012
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