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Charles J. Fuschillo Jr.

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SENATOR FUSCHILLO & DEPARTMENT OF FINANCIAL SERVICES TO BRING FORECLOSURE PREVENTION PROGRAM TO COPIAGUE ON AUGUST 10th

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

     Senator Fuschillo has arranged with DFS to bring its Mobile Foreclosure Relief Center to Copiague on Friday, August 10th. The Mobile Center will be stationed in front of the Copiague Library, located at 50 Deauville Boulevard in Copiague, from 11 am to 7 pm to assist residents in danger of losing their homes.

July 27, 2012
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SUFFOLK COUNTY COALITION AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE THANKS SENATOR FUSCHILLO FOR SUPPORTING PROGRAMS TO ASSIST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE VICTIMS

     Photo caption: Suffolk County Coalition Against Domestic Violence Executive Director Jo Anne Mitidieri Sanders (center) and Co-President Eric Fishon (left) present Senator Fuschillo (right) with a picture drawn by one of the children who have been helped by the Coalition’s programs. The picture was presented to Senator Fuschillo as token of gratitude for helping fund the Coalition’s victim assistance programs.

     Members from the Suffolk County Coalition Against Domestic Violence recently met with Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) to thank him for supporting assistance programs for victims of domestic violence.

July 26, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO ANNOUNCES NEW LAW TO HELP INCREASE EARLY DETECTION OF BREAST CANCER

New Law Will Increase Women’s Awareness of Dense Breast Tissue

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently announced that legislation he supported to improve early detection of breast cancer has been signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo. The new law will increase women’s awareness of the presence of dense breast tissue found during a mammography exam. Dense breast tissue can make it more difficult to detect tumors.

July 26, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO TO THRUWAY AUTHORITY: REJECT PROPOSED 45 PERCENT TOLL INCREASE

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick), Chairman of the Senate’s Transportation Committee, today wrote to the Board of Directors of the New York State Thruway Authority strongly urging them to reject their proposal to increase tolls by 45 percent because it is “a step in the wrong direction for economic recovery in our state.”

July 25, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO SALUTES WOUNDED WARRIORS

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently joined with local residents and veterans to support the over 1,100 participants of the annual Wounded Warrior Project’s Soldier Ride.

     Senator Fuschillo saluted the riders at the kick-off ceremony held at Babylon Town Hall. Senator Fuschillo then joined with members of the VFW Post 7223 and the Amityville Historical Society in cheering on the riders as they passed through downtown Amityville on their way to Overlook Beach.

July 24, 2012
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SENATORS FUSCHILLO & MARTINS: MTA’S PLAN TO EXTEND USE PERIOD FOR LIRR & METRO NORTH TICKETS A STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION

     “This morning, the MTA Board’s LIRR/Metro North committee announced plans to extend the length of time for which LIRR & Metro North tickets are valid. This plan, which is expected to be considered by the full MTA board on Wednesday, is a step in the right direction improving customer service.

     Ever since the MTA significantly shortened the ticket validity period at the end of 2010, riders voiced their objections to a policy which gave them only days to use a commuter rail ticket. We completely agreed with them. In a welcome move, the MTA has listened to their concerns and taken action to address them.

July 23, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO, CCMAC, & TOWN OF BABYLON TEAM UP TO PROVIDE FREE SKIN CANCER SCREENING PROGRAM

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently teamed up with the Colette Coyne Melanoma Awareness Campaign (CCMAC) and the Town of Babylon to sponsor a free skin cancer screening program at Tanner Park in Copiague to help protect residents from skin cancer.

     “Getting screened is critically important to ensure that skin cancer is detected early and treated effectively. With people spending more and more time in the sun enjoying the summer, this program gave them the opportunity to be safe and get screened. I thank CCMAC and the Town of Babylon for once again partnering with me to offer this important program,” said Senator Fuschillo.

July 20, 2012
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FUSCHILLO LEGISLATION TO EXPAND ACCESS TO VACCINES SIGNED BY GOVERNOR CUOMO

New Law Adds Shingles Vaccine to the List of Vaccinations Pharmacists are Permitted to Administer

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that legislation he sponsors to give residents greater access to vaccines has been signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo. 

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

July 19, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO CALLS FOR STRONGER BOATING SAFETY LAWS

Will Be Introducing New Legislation to Raise Penalties for BUI & Require Greater Safety Training

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today announced that he will be introducing new boating safety legislation to make our waterways safer for boaters. The legislation would raise the penalties for Boating Under the Influence (BUI) and require safety training for anyone who operates a boat. Michelle Mannino, whose husband Christopher was killed by another boater accused of BWI, the Nassau County Police Department’s Marine Bureau, Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano, and Assemblyman David McDonough joined Senator Fuschillo in calling for stronger laws.

July 19, 2012
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FUSCHILLO LEGISLATION TO PROTECT TEENS FROM SKIN CANCER SIGNED BY GOVERNOR CUOMO

New Law Prohibits Teens Ages 16 and Under from Using Indoor UV Tanning Devices

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today announced that legislation he sponsors to help protect teens from the dangers of skin cancer has been signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo. The new law strengthens the state’s existing indoor tanning law by prohibiting minors ages 16 and under from using indoor ultraviolet (UV) tanning devices.

July 16, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO HONORS FARMINGDALE EAGLE SCOUT

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that the New York State Senate recently passed a legislative resolution he sponsored honoring Farmingdale resident Matthew Ciullo for attaining the rank of Eagle Scout.

     “This is an exceptional achievement by an exceptional young man. Becoming an Eagle Scout requires years of hard work and community service, which is why only a select few ever attain it. Matthew’s devotion to community service and scouting, strong work ethic, and leadership qualities have helped him earn this prestigious honor,” said Senator Fuschillo. “I’m proud to congratulate him on becoming an Eagle Scout and am pleased that his accomplishment was recognized by the New York State Senate.”

July 11, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO INVITES FAMILIES TO PARTICIPATE IN HIS SUMMER READING PROGRAM

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) is inviting local families to participate in his annual summer reading program.

July 10, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO TO SPONSOR BREAST CANCER SCREENING PROGRAM IN MERRICK

     New York State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick), in conjunction with NuHealth/Nassau Health Care Corporation, will be sponsoring a breast cancer screening program on Thursday, August 16th from 8:45 am to 12:00 pm at the Merrick Library. The library is located at 2279 Merrick Avenue in Merrick.

     Appointments are necessary and will be scheduled on first-come, first-served basis. On site nurses and technicians will provide a mammography, a clinical breast examination and instructions for self examination. Patients and their physicians will be notified of the exam results.

     NuHealth’s guidelines for the program are as follows:

July 10, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO ANNOUNCES NEW LAW TO PROTECT CHILDREN FROM CYBERBULLYING

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R – Merrick) announced that legislation he supports to further protect children from bullying and cyberbullying has been signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo.

     “Bullying no longer takes place only at school. In an era where technology allows us to communicate almost instantly with many people at a time, children are being bullied 24 hours a day over the Internet where all their peers can see it. Cyberbullying can cause serious harm to children and it’s a growing problem that must be addressed. This law will help protect children from cyberbullying and ensure that they have a safe learning environment,” said Senator Fuschillo.

July 9, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO INVITES LOCAL VETERANS TO FREE VETERANS APPRECIATION BREAKFAST

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that he will once again be sponsoring a free breakfast for veterans as a way to thank them for their service to our country and communities.

     “We can never thank our veterans enough for their service. The veterans appreciation breakfast is a small token of gratitude for the veterans who have done so much for our country and community. I invite all local veterans to attend,” said Senator Fuschillo.

July 9, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO & VILLAGE OF MASSAPEQUA PARK COMMEMORATE INDEPENDENCE DAY

     New York State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently participated in the Village of Massapequa Park’s Independence Day Parade. The parade is an annual tradition in the Massapequa Park community and is among the largest July 4th parades in the County.

     Senator Fuschillo (third left) is pictured greeting Massapequa Park residents along the parade route on Park Boulevard with (l-r) Town of Oyster Bay Councilman Joe Pinto, Congressman Peter King, Mayor James Altadonna, Deputy Mayor Jeffrey Pravato, and Trustees Teresa Spinosa and Tina Schiaffino.

 

July 6, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO JOINS ATTORNEY GENERAL IN DISCUSSING RECENTLY APPROVED “I-STOP” LEGISLATION TO COMBAT PRESCRIPTION DRUG ABUSE

     Photo caption; Senator Fuschillo (speaking) discusses how the recently approved I-STOP legislation he cosponsored will help combat the growing prescription drug epidemic on Long Island and throughout New York State.

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R – Merrick) recently joined with New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, Senator Kemp Hannon (R-Garden City) and other state and local officials to inform residents about the recently approved “I-STOP” legislation. The “I-STOP” legislation, which was cosponsored by Senator Fuschillo and Senator Hannon, would significantly improve the way prescription drugs are prescribed and monitored in New York State.

July 6, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO CELEBRATES FOURTH OF JULY WITH WANTAGH COMMUNITY

     New York State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently joined with the Wantagh community in celebrating Independence Day by marching in the Wantagh Fourth of July Parade.

     The parade, one of the largest Independence Day parades in Nassau County, has been an annual tradition in the Wantagh community for over 50 years.

July 5, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO INVITES RESIDENTS TO “SHED THE MEDS”

Residents can Safely Dispose of Expired or Unused Medications on July 21st

     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 Saturday, July 21, 2012 between 9 am and 12 pm at two drop off locations:

     • Bellmore Train Station Parking Lot, Northwest Corner of Sunrise Highway & Centre Avenue, Bellmore

     • Amityville Village Hall, 21 Ireland Place, Amityville

July 3, 2012
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SENATE PASSES FUSCHILLO RESOLUTION HONORING MASSAPEQUA PARK EAGLE SCOUT

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that the New York State Senate recently passed a legislative resolution he sponsored honoring Massapequa Park resident Christian Wolfe for attaining the rank of Eagle Scout.

     “Earning scouting’s highest rank is an achievement that only a select few ever attain. Through years of hard work and community service, Christian has distinguished himself as a leader who is more than worthy to be called an Eagle Scout. I congratulate him on earning this honor and am pleased that his accomplishment was recognized by the New York State Senate,” said Senator Fuschillo.

July 3, 2012
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