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Charles J. Fuschillo Jr.

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SENATOR FUSCHILLO HELPS CUT THE RIBBON ON NEW SEAFORD HARBOR SCHOOL PLAYGROUND

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently celebrated the opening of a new community playground for students at the Seaford Harbor School.

The Seaford Harbor School PTA raised the money needed to construct the new playground, which needed to replace the old playground that had been taken down for safety reasons. The playground is designed with features such as counting areas, bells and chimes, and moveable sections to help enhance children’s learning skills in a fund way.

September 27, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO TO COLLECT CELL PHONES FOR SOLDIERS ON OCTOBER 13th

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) will once again be sponsoring a “Cell Phones for Soldiers” program to benefit our troops serving overseas at two locations on Saturday, October 13th, 2012.

     Residents with outdated or unwanted cell phones can donate them at either Amityville Village Hall (21 Ireland Place, Amityville) or the Bellmore Train Station (northwest corner of Sunrise Highway and Centre Avenue, Bellmore) on October 13th from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. Participating in the program is easy; residents can simply drive up, drop off their unwanted cell phones, and drive away.

September 26, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO PARTICIPATES IN BELLMORE STREET FESTIVAL

Senator Fuschillo is pictured as he speaks with some of the local residents who visited with him during the Bellmore Street Festival.

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently participated in the annual Bellmore Street Festival, where he offered information about various state programs and services and spoke with residents about a host of different issues.

September 25, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO TO SPONSOR FREE PROSTATE CANCER SCREENING PROGRAM IN WANTAGH

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick), in conjunction with the Integrated Medical Foundation and Bostwick Laboratories, will be sponsoring a free prostate cancer screening program in Wantagh.

     The free screening program will be held on Thursday, October 11, 2012 between 4 pm and 6 pm at the Wantagh American Legion, which is located at 3484 Park Avenue, Wantagh. The free screenings will be conducted by Dr. Theodore Felderman, MD.

     The Integrated Medical Foundation’s guidelines for the program are as follows:

     · Open to all men over the age of 40 who have not previously been diagnosed with prostate cancer, regardless of whether or not they have insurance;

September 25, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO JOINS WITH DAKOTA DESIGN CENTER IN KICKING OFF BELLMORE-MERRICK “PINKOUT”

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently joined with the Dakota Design Center in kicking off the Bellmore-Merrick “Pinkout” to raise awareness about breast cancer.

     As part of the “Pinkout” event, over 450 pink ribbons will be placed along Merrick Road, Merrick Avenue, and Bedford Avenue in Merrick and Bellmore as part of breast cancer awareness month. Senator Fuschillo helped the Dakota Design Center coordinate the initiative.

September 24, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO SPONSORS FREE PROSTATE SCREENING PROGRAM AS PART OF NATIONAL PROSTATE CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

Photo Caption: Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. is pictured with Gina Kearney, Director of South Nassau Communities Hospital Department of Corrective Medicine.

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently partnered with South Nassau Communities Hospital in sponsoring a free Prostate Cancer screening program at the Freeport Recreation Center. Nearly 100 men participated in the screening program and received a PSA blood test.

     “Early detection is vital in any cancer treatment and I am so pleased that we are able to provide this important health service for men. It is wonderful to see so many residents take advantage of this free screening program,” said Senator Fuschillo.

September 19, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO & ASSEMBLYMAN McDONOUGH HELP CELEBRATE MEPHAM HIGH SCHOOL’S 75TH ANNIVERSARY

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) and Assemblyman David McDonough (R-North Merrick) recently visited Mepham High School to join with students, staff, administrators, and alumni in celebrating the school’s 75th anniversary.

     Senator Fuschillo and Assemblyman McDonough attended the homecoming game and 75th anniversary carnival and presented Principal Mike Harrington with a citation from the New York State Legislature commemorating the milestone achievement.

September 17, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO TO SPONSOR FREE PROSTATE CANCER SCREENING PROGRAM IN LINDENHURST

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick), in conjunction with the Integrated Medical Foundation, will be sponsoring a free prostate cancer screening program in Lindenhurst.

     The free screening program will be held on Wednesday, October 10, 2012 between 4 pm and 6 pm at the Lindenhurst Community Center, which is located at 293 Buffalo Avenue, Lindenhurst. The free screenings will be conducted by Dr. Marc Schumer, MD.

     The Integrated Medical Foundation’s guidelines for the program are as follows:

     · Open to all men over the age of 40 who have not previously been diagnosed with or treated for prostate cancer, regardless of whether or not they have insurance;

September 17, 2012
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Senator Fuschillo's Rosh Hashanah Message

“Tonight, many local families will join together to celebrate the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah.

On this occasion, we pause to reflect upon the year that has passed and the blessings which have been bestowed upon us. We look forward with a sense of hope and optimism to the new beginnings and opportunities that lay ahead.

From my family to yours, please accept best wishes for a happy, healthy, and joyous new year. L’Shanah Tovah.”

September 16, 2012
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Senator Fuschillo's 9/11 Message

"Today, we honor the men and women lost in the September 11th attacks.

11 years ago today, America was changed forever when cowardly terrorists attacked our country and took away nearly 3,000 of our loved ones, friends, neighbors and coworkers. While we saw horrific evil that day, 9/11 also showed the best of America: heroes rushed into danger to save lives, communities came together to support one another, and our nation united to ensure that we would rebuild, rise up strong, and not be defeated by evil. That continuing resolve is a fitting way to honor the victims and ensure that we continue to triumph over terror.

September 11, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO JOINS WITH FREEPORT COMMUNITY IN CUTTING THE RIBBON ON BRAND NEW ATHLETIC FIELD

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently joined with members of the Freeport community in celebrating the grand opening of the school district’s brand new athletic field.

    Senator Fuschillo congratulated the community on the new field and wished the Red Devils Football Team good luck in their home opener.

    Senator Fuschillo is pictured as he joins with administrators and board members from the Freeport School District, as well as other local officials, in cutting the ribbon on the high school’s new athletic complex.

September 10, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO REMINDS NASSAU COUNTY RESIDENTS TO SAVE ON SCHOOL TAXES THROUGH NEW YORK STATE’S STAR PROGRAM

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) is reminding all Nassau County residents to take advantage of New York State’s STAR program and other tax exemptions to help save money on their property taxes.

     "Eligible homeowners can save hundreds of dollars on their school taxes through New York State’s STAR program,” said Senator Fuschillo. “Additionally, Nassau County offers other exemptions which could provide further savings to homeowners. Residents who haven’t already applied for STAR or other property tax exemptions shouldn’t pass up the chance to obtain valuable tax savings.”

     The STAR program works in two parts:

September 7, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO ANNOUNCES NEW LAWS PROTECTING CHILDREN FROM HARMFUL EFFECTS OF SMOKING

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently announced that legislation he supports to help protect children from the harmful effects of cigarettes has been signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo. The new laws prevent the sale of e-cigarettes to children and prohibit smoking within 100 feet of school entrances or exits.

     “Exposing children to nicotine and second hand smoke puts their health at risk. We need to continue to protect them from these harmful substances. I thank Governor Cuomo for working with us to pass these important health initiatives which will help keep children safe,” said Senator Fuschillo.

September 6, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO INVITES RESIDENTS TO “SHED THE MEDS”

Residents can Safely Dispose of Old Medications on September 20th

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that he will again be sponsoring a “Shed the Meds” program to help residents safely disposal of unused or expired medications.

     The “Shed the Meds” program will be held on Thursday, September 20, 2012 between 5 pm and 8 pm at two drop off locations:

     · Merrick Jewish Centre, 225 Fox Boulevard, Merrick (just south of Merrick Road)

     · St. Rose of Lima Church, 2 Bayview Avenue, Massapequa (just off Merrick Road)

August 30, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO ANNOUNCES NEW LAW TO COMBAT PRESCRIPTION DRUG ABUSE

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R – Merrick) announced that legislation he cosponsored to help combat prescription drug abuse has been signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo. The new “I-STOP” law will significantly improve the way prescription drugs are prescribed and monitored in New York State.

     “Prescription drug abuse is a growing epidemic which has already led to tragedy here on Long Island. Stronger measures are needed to prevent drug abusers from gaming the system. The new safeguards created under ‘I-STOP’ will ensure that doctors and pharmacists receive improved information so that prescription drugs are only given to those who truly need them. I applaud Governor Cuomo for signing this law,” said Senator Fuschillo.

August 28, 2012
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BUSINESS COUNCIL OF NEW YORK STATE NAMES SENATOR FUSCHILLO ONE OF THE TOP “PRO JOBS” STATE LEGISLATORS

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) was recently named one of the top “pro jobs” state legislators by the Business Council of New York State.

     Senator Fuschillo received a 90% “pro jobs” rating from the Council for supporting legislation that promoted fiscal reform and improved the state’s economic climate, including:

     * a state budget that which controlled state spending and contained no new taxes or fees;

     * a plan to give businesses new credits for creating jobs and hiring new employees;

     * repealing mandates that raised costs for businesses

August 27, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO, TOWN CLERK BONILLA, & SUPERVISOR MURRAY TO SPONSOR FREE SENIOR ID CARD PROGRAM IN SEAFORD

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) will be partnering with Town of Hempstead Town Clerk Mark Bonilla and Supervisor Kate Murray in sponsoring a free Senior ID Card Program in Seaford.

     The program will be held on Wednesday, September 19th from 1 pm to 4 pm at the Seaford Library, located at 2234 Jackson Avenue in Seaford. All Town of Hempstead residents ages 60 and over are eligible to participate and receive a free senior ID card.

August 24, 2012
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STATEMENT FROM SENATOR FUSCHILLO ON MTA PAYROLL TAX BEING RULED UNCONSTITUTIONAL

“Today’s ruling that the MTA Payroll tax is unconstitutional is a victory for Long Island taxpayers. Having strongly opposed this job killing tax since its implementation by the Senate Democrats in 2009, and supporting its repeal in 2011, I am pleased that this latest positive step has been taken to alleviate this unfair and significant burden on businesses, municipalities, libraries and employers across Long Island. I applaud the Court for its decision and reaffirming what my Republican colleagues and I have long been saying; that the MTA payroll tax is unfair, unjust, and should never have been implemented." 

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) is Chairman of the Senate’s Transportation Committee.

August 22, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO TO HOST BEACH CLEAN UP EVENT AT JONES BEACH ON SEPTEMBER 15TH

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) is inviting residents to lend a helping hand in keeping Long Island’s beaches clean by participating in a beach cleanup day he is sponsoring at Jones Beach on September 15, 2012 from 8 am to 1 pm.

     Senator Fuschillo is sponsoring the event in partnership with the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation and Operation SPLASH (Stop Polluting Littering And Save Harbors) to keep our beaches and shores clean and prevent pollution from harming our oceans and marine life.

August 22, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO & SUPERVISOR SCHAFFER SPONSOR FREE LEGAL SERVICES PROGRAM IN NORTH AMITYVILLE

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) and Babylon Town Supervisor Rich Schaffer recently sponsored a program to provide free legal services to those in need.

     Senator Fuschillo and Supervisor Schaffer 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 Bolden Mack Park in North Amityville. 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.

August 22, 2012
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