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Charles J. Fuschillo Jr.

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SENATOR FUSCHILLO CONGRATULATES FREEPORT BUSINESS OWNER PAUL CONTE ON EARNING NATIONAL RECOGNITION AS “DEALER OF THE YEAR”

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R- Merrick) along with Senator Kemp Hannon (R- Garden City), recently congratulated long-time Freeport business owner Paul Conte of Paul Conte Cadillac on being named “Dealer of the Year” by General Motors. Senators Fuschillo and Hannon presented Mr. Conte with a legislative resolution they sponsored, which was passed by the State Senate, in honor of the achievement.

May 30, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO THANKS ROOSEVELT CHILDREN’S ACADEMY STUDENTS FOR PARTICIPATING IN SENATE’S EARTH DAY POSTER CONTEST

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently visited the Roosevelt Children’s Academy to thank students for participating in the Senate’s Earth Day Poster Contest.

     As part of the contest, children made posters which illustrated the importance of “reducing, reusing, and recycling” in order to protect the environment. 70 students from the Roosevelt Children’s Academy participated in the program.

     Senator Fuschillo presented each of the students with a certificate of merit and a letter thanking them for raising awareness about how to protect the environment.

May 29, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO JOINS WITH WANTAGH COMMUNITY IN PAYING TRIBUTE TO VETERANS ON MEMORIAL DAY

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently joined with members of the Wantagh community in paying tribute to America’s heroes at the annual Wantagh Memorial Day Ceremony.

     The Memorial Day Ceremony is an annual tradition which is organized by members of Wantagh American Legion Post 1273. Wantagh residents, joined by local boy scout and girl scout troops, community organizations, and the Wantagh Fire Department, attended the ceremony to show their appreciation for the veterans who served our country and remember those who made the supreme sacrifice in defense of our nation.

May 29, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO JOINS WITH MERRICK COMMUNITY IN COMMEMORATING MEMORIAL DAY

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently joined with members of the Merrick and North Merrick community to commemorate Memorial Day at the annual Memorial Day Parade.

     The Merrick/North Merrick Memorial Day Parade is an annual community tradition which pays tribute to the soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines who served our nation, most especially the ones who made the ultimate sacrifice defending our country. Hundreds of Merokians lined Merrick Avenue between Veterans Plaza and the Veterans Monument at Lee Avenue to view the parade and show their appreciation for our American heroes.

May 29, 2012
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Senator Fuschillo's Memorial Day Message

"On Monday, we honor the memories of those who gave their lives in defense of our nation.

Throughout America’s history, generations of men and women have stood up to the forces of tyranny and terror and fought to safeguard our freedom. Some are serving overseas right now, away from their families so we can be with ours. Many never returned home, having given their lives in defense of our country. Every one of these brave soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines deserve our respect, appreciation, and gratitude.

May 26, 2012
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SENATORS FUSCHILLO, JOHNSON AND ZELDIN JOIN WITH LIRR PRESIDENT IN ANNOUNCING $138 MILLION TO ADVANCE LIRR SECOND TRACK & NEW REPUBLIC TRAIN STATION

     Photo caption: Senator Fuschillo (second right) reviews plans for the LIRR’s second track project near the site of the proposed Republic Train Station with LIRR President Helena Williams (center) and (l-r) Senator Lee Zeldin, Babylon Supervisor Rich Schaffer, United Transportation Union President Anthony Simon, Senator Owen Johnson, and Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone.

May 24, 2012
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SENATE PASSES FUSCHILLO LEGISLATION TO STRENGTHEN LEANDRA’S LAW

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today announced that the New York State Senate has passed legislation he sponsors to strengthen Leandra’s Law. The legislation would ensure that offenders comply with the provision of the law requiring them to use ignition interlocks.

May 22, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO NAMES NORTH MERRICK MARINE KEVIN VAUGHAN TO STATE SENATE’S VETERANS’ HALL OF FAME

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today announced that Marine Corps Corporal Kevin Vaughan of North Merrick has been selected to the New York State Senate’s Veterans Hall of Fame.

     “Kevin Vaughan is a true American hero who fought bravely and made great sacrifices to defend our country and protect our freedoms. He is a shining example of everything that is right about our country and the men and women of our armed forces. I’m so proud to congratulate him on earning this much deserved honor,” said Senator Fuschillo.

May 22, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO, TOWN CLERK BONILLA, & SUPERVISOR MURRAY TO SPONSOR SENIOR ID CARD PROGRAM IN ROOSEVELT

     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 Roosevelt.

     The program will be held on Friday, June 15th from 12 pm to 3 pm at the Roosevelt Library, located at 27 West Fulton Avenue in Roosevelt. All Town of Hempstead residents ages 60 and over are eligible to participate and receive a free senior ID card.

May 22, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO THANKS RESIDENTS FOR DONATING OVER 1,000 EYEGLASSES & HEARING AIDS TO HELP OTHERS

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently partnered with the Merrick Lions Club in sponsoring a program at the Merrick train station where residents could donate their old eyeglasses and hearing aids . Over 1,000 old eyeglasses and hearing aids were collected through the program.

     All the eyeglasses and hearing aids collected through the program will be used by the Lions Club to help improve the lives of needy children and adults who cannot afford glasses or hearing aids.

May 21, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO TO SPONSOR BREAST CANCER SCREENING PROGRAM IN MASSAPEQUA

    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, June 21st from 8:45 am to 12:00 pm at the Massapequa Library- Bar Harbour Building. The library is located at 40 Harbor Lane in Massapequa Park.

 

    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:

 

May 21, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO HELPS CELEBRATE LEVY-LAKESIDE SCHOOL’S 60TH ANNIVERSARY

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently joined with students, staff and parents to help celebrate the 60th anniversary of Levy-Lakeside School in Merrick.

     As part of the celebration, Senator Fuschillo, joined by Assemblyman Dave McDonough, Supervisor Kate Murray, and Legislator Dave Denenberg, helped cut the ribbon on the school’s new “Merrick, Then and Now” exhibit, which shows old black and white photos of the Merrick community from decades past and current color photos of how those same locations look today.

May 18, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO, MAYOR HARDWICK & DEPARTMENT OF FINANCIAL SERVICES BRING FORECLOSURE PREVENTION PROGRAM TO FREEPORT

     Photo caption: Senator Fuschillo (left) and Mayor Hardwick (right) are pictured with Department of Financial Services Executive Deputy Superintendent George Haggerty (center) in front of the Department’s mobile foreclosure prevention center, which came to Freeport to provide assistance to homeowners.

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

May 18, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO CONGRATULATES ROBERT LLOYD ON APPOINTMENT TO STATE’S AMISTAD COMMISSION

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently congratulated Robert Lloyd on being appointed to the Amistad Commission. Mr. Lloyd was appointed by Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos at the recommendation of Senator Fuschillo.

     The Amistad Commission reviews state education curriculum regarding slavery and seeks ways to improve education about the history of slavery and its impact, along with the significant contributions made by African-Americans to the development of this country.

May 16, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO ANNOUNCES SENATE PASSAGE OF LEGISLATION TO REPEAL LIRR TICKET REFUND FEE

Legislation Would Require MTA to Give Customers Full Refunds on Unused One-Way and Round-Trip LIRR Tickets

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that the New York State Senate recently passed legislation he cosponsors to repeal the MTA’s refund fee on one-way and round-trip LIRR tickets.

     “Charging riders a ticket refund fee that is often more expensive than the ticket itself is totally unreasonable. This legislation would put a stop to this unfair policy and require the MTA to do the right thing by its customers,” said Senator Fuschillo, Chairman of the Senate’s Transportation Committee.

May 15, 2012
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SENATE TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE PASSES LEGISLATION TO HELP COMBAT WRONG-WAY DRIVING

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick), Chairman of the Senate’s Transportation Committee announced that the Committee approved legislation to help prevent wrong-way driving crashes on New York’s roadways.

     Under the legislation (S938, Senator Marcellino), the Department of Transportation would be required to create a program in consultation with the Department of Motor Vehicles to address wrong-way driving. The program would investigate the reasons for wrong-way driving crashes; examine what other states have done; set forth possible solutions; and implement measures to address wrong-way driving.

May 15, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO NAMES LISA WILLIAMS SCHARY A NEW YORK STATE SENATE “WOMAN OF DISTINCTION”

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today announced that he has named North Bellmore resident Lisa Williams Schary as a New York State Senate Woman of Distinction.

     “Lisa Williams Schary has a love for the environment that is nearly unparalleled. She is a tireless advocate who has spent countless hours raising awareness and appreciation for our natural treasures and fighting to preserve and protect Long Island’s open spaces. She has made our community a better place and it’s my pleasure to select her for this well-deserved honor” said Senator Fuschillo.

May 15, 2012
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WANTAGH BOY SCOUTS DISCUSS STATE GOVERNMENT WITH SENATOR FUSCHILLO

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently met with boy scouts from Troop 96 in Wantagh to help them earn their citizenship merit badge.

     Senator Fuschillo spoke with the scouts to help them earn their citizenship merit badge. Senator Fuschillo and the scouts discussed his job as a State Senator, the state budget, and how the legislative process works. The boys also shared their concerns about local community issues and offered their ideas for new laws.

May 15, 2012
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BUSINESSES LEARN HOW TO GROW AT SENATOR FUSCHILLO’S SMALL BUSINESS NETWORKING EXPO

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently held his annual Small Business Networking Expo, where entrepreneurs from across Long Island came to network and learn how to help their businesses grow.

     Business owners who participated in Senator Fuschillo’s Small Business Networking Expo were able to learn about a variety of different business assistance programs designed to help businesses grow and develop. At the event, business owners were able to speak individually with representatives from government and non-profit agencies about these programs, as well as with representatives from local Chambers of Commerce about the services they provide.

May 14, 2012
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FUSCHILLO LEGISLATION RAISING PENALTIES FOR TOLL DODGING PASSED BY SENATE

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today announced that legislation he sponsors to raise penalties for drivers who intentionally avoid paying tolls on toll roads has been passed by the New York State Senate.

     Under current law, those who try to evade paying for other public transportation services, such as hopping a subway turnstile or jumping out of a taxi cab without paying, can be charged with theft of services, a class A misdemeanor. However, evading tolls on toll roads is not included under the law.

     The legislation (S4610) would give law enforcement the ability to charge toll dodgers with a class A misdemeanor under the state’s theft of services law.

May 8, 2012
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