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Charles J. Fuschillo Jr.

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FUSCHILLO LEGISLATION TO STRENGTHEN OVERSIGHT OF CONDITIONAL LICENSES PASSED BY SENATE

Proposed Law Would Require Court’s Consent Before DMV Could Grant a Conditional License

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick), Chairman of the Senate’s Transportation Committee, today announced that legislation he sponsors to prevent individuals arrested for DWI from obtaining a conditional license without a judge’s approval has been passed by the New York State Senate.

March 12, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO JOINS WITH MERRICK COMMUNITY IN WELCOMING HOME CORPORAL KEVIN VAUGHAN

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently joined with the Merrick community in welcoming home one of its local heroes, Marine Corps Corporal Kevin Vaughan.

     Corporal Vaughan, a 2007 graduate of Mepham High School, was serving his second tour of duty in Afghanistan when he was wounded by a roadside bomb. He lost his left leg and has spent the last several months at Walter Reed Hospital undergoing rehabilitation and physical therapy.

March 12, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO & ASSEMBLYMAN WISNIEWSKI TO HOLD JOINT PUBLIC HEARING EXAMINING PORT AUTHORITY’S FINANCES & LACK OF ACCOUNTABILITY

     New York State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) and New Jersey State Assemblyman John S. Wisniewski (D-Sayreville) today announced plans to hold a joint public hearing on the Port Authority’s finances and lack of accountability.  The hearing will be held jointly by the New York State Senate’s Transportation Committee and the New Jersey General Assembly’s Committee on Transportation, Public Works, and Independent Authorities.

     The hearing, which will be held on Friday, April 20th at 10:30 am at the Center for the Arts at the College of Staten Island, will examine the Authority’s spending practices and financial management, as well as ways to make the Authority more accountable and transparent.

March 12, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO THANKS SEAFORD CHAMBER FOR PARTICIPATING IN FIRST-AID SUPPLY DRIVE

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently thanked the Seaford Chamber of Commerce for participating in his first-aid supply drive.

     Chamber members collected several boxes full of bandages, gauze pads, cotton balls, peroxide, and antiseptic ointments as part of the drive. A number of chamber members also opened up their businesses to serve as drop-off points where residents could bring items to donate.

     All items collected through the first-aid supply drive will be donated to the Interfaith Nutrition Network (INN), which serves families in need throughout our communities.

March 8, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO & DEPARTMENT OF FINANCIAL SERVICES TO BRING FORECLOSURE PREVENTION PROGRAM TO RESIDENTS ON MARCH 16th

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

     Senator Fuschillo has arranged for specialists from DFS to bring the Department’s Mobile Command Center to Marjorie Post Park, located on the corner of Merrick Road and Unqua Road in Massapequa, from 11 am to 7 pm on Friday, March 16th to assist residents in danger of losing their homes.

March 8, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO ANNOUNCES NEW JOB CREATION PLAN

2012 NEW JOBS-NY Plan Would Create Jobs, Cut Taxes, and Control State Spending

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today announced a new job creation plan which would reward businesses for creating jobs, cut business taxes, and make New York State more economically competitive. The plan will be included in the Senate budget resolution to be acted upon soon.

March 7, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO AND ASSEMBLYMAN MCDONOUGH CONGRATULATE MEPHAM SCIENCE STUDENT ON BEING NAMED NATIONAL SEMI-FINALIST IN INTEL-SCIENCE TALENT SEARCH

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) and Assemblyman David McDonough (R-North Merrick) recently congratulated Mepham High School science student Bilal Siddiqui on being named a national semi-finalist in the 2012 Intel Science Talent Search. Senator Fuschillo and Assemblyman McDonough also presented Bilal with a legislative resolution honoring his accomplishment.

     “This is an incredible achievement by a remarkable student. After working tirelessly and spending countless hours on study and research, Bilal has been named one of the country’s elite young scientists. I’m certain this is the first of many accomplishments we’ll be seeing from Bilal in the future, and I wish him all the best,” said Senator Fuschillo.

March 6, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO: SUSPENSION OF ALLEGEDLY FRAUDULENT DRIVING SCHOOL’S LICENSE SHOWS NEED FOR GREATER OVERSIGHT OF BUS INDUSTRY

     “Today’s announcement on the suspension of the N&Y Professional Service Line driving school’s license following allegations of fraud is yet another example of why we need greater oversight of the bus industry.

     This scam, in which the school’s owners are charged with helping drivers cheat on the written commercial driver license exam for bus drivers, highlights the continuing problem of individuals trying to get behind the wheel of a bus without the proper qualifications.

March 5, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO, ASSEMBLYMAN MCDONOUGH, COUNCILWOMAN CULLIN & AMERICAN RED CROSS TO SPONSOR BLOOD DRIVE ON MARCH 29TH

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today announced that he is partnering with Assemblyman David McDonough (R-North Merrick), Town of Hempstead Councilwoman Angie Cullin, and the American Red Cross in sponsoring a blood drive on March 29th.

     The blood drive will be held at the Freeport Recreation Center, located at 130 East Merrick Road in Freeport, from 1 pm to 7 pm on Thursday, March 29th.

March 5, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO, TOWN CLERK BONILLA, & SUPERVISOR MURRAY TO SPONSOR SENIOR ID CARD PROGRAM IN NORTH BELLMORE

     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 North Bellmore.

     The program will be held on Monday, March 26th from 1 pm to 4 pm at the North Bellmore Library, located at 1551 Newbridge Road in North Bellmore. All Town of Hempstead residents ages 60 and over are eligible to participate and receive a free senior ID card.

March 2, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO VOTES TO PREVENT DISTRACTED DRIVING AMONG TEENAGERS

Legislation Would Prohibit Individuals Holding Learner’s Permits from Talking on the Phone Behind the Wheel

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that the New York State Senate recently passed legislation he cosponsored to help prevent distracted driving among teenagers. The legislation would ban anyone holding a learner’s permit from talking on the phone while driving.

March 1, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO TO SPONSOR FREE PROSTATE CANCER SCREENING PROGRAM IN MASSAPEQUA PARK

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

     The free screening program will be held on Thursday, April 5th between 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm at the Massapequa Library (Bar Harbour Building), which is located at 40 Harbor Lane in Massapequa Park. The free screenings will be conducted by Dr. Michael Ziegelbaum, Dr. Matthew Mene and Dr. Evan Eisenberg from Advanced Urology Centers of New York.

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

March 1, 2012
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SENATE TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE APPROVES LEGISLATION TO PERMANENTLY REVOKE DRIVER’S LICENSES OF PERSISTENT DUI OFFENDERS

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick), Chairman of the Senate’s Transportation Committee, today announced that the Committee has passed legislation to permanently revoke the driver’s licenses of persistent drunk driving offenders.

     “Driving is a privilege, not a right. No one with eight or nine DUI convictions should be handed a driver’s license, but that’s happening right now under current law. This legislation would change that and ensure that individuals who continually drive under the influence will lose their licenses for good,” said Senator Fuschillo.

February 29, 2012
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SENATE PASSES FUSCHILLO RESOLUTION HONORING NORTH BELLMORE EAGLE SCOUT

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

     “Only a select few ever achieve what Matthew has; the rank of Eagle Scout. Matthew’s years of hard work, dedication to scouting, and community service make him more than worthy to hold scouting’s highest rank. I congratulate him on earning this honor and am pleased that his accomplishment was recognized by the New York State Senate,” said Senator Fuschillo.

February 28, 2012
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SENATE PASSES FUSCHILLO RESOLUTION HONORING WANTAGH FIREFIGHTER FOR 60 YEARS OF SERVICE

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that the New York State Senate recently passed a legislative resolution he sponsored honoring Wantagh Fire Department Commissioner and Ex-Chief Donald Snyder for his 60 years of service to the Wantagh community.

     “For the last 60 years, Donald Snyder has selflessly volunteered his time and energy to protect the residents of the Wantagh Fire District. His devoted service to the community deserves our admiration, respect, and gratitude. I’m pleased that the Senate passed this resolution to recognize his long and dedicated service to the Wantagh Fire Department and the community,” said Senator Fuschillo.

February 24, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO SUPPORTS “TIFFANY’S LAW” TO ENSURE REPEAT ALCOHOL OFFENDERS FACE APPROPRIATE PENALTIES

Legislation Would, For the First Time, Link Convictions for Operating Different Vehicles While Intoxicated

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo. Jr. (R-Merrick) recently voted in favor of “Tiffany’s Law,” which would ensure that individuals with prior convictions of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated are treated as repeat offenders, regardless of the vehicle type.  The legislation was recently passed by the New York State Senate.

February 24, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO CONGRATULATES CALHOUN STUDENT ON BEING NAMED NATIONAL SEMI-FINALIST IN INTEL-SCIENCE TALENT SEARCH

        Photo caption: Senator Fuschillo (second right) presents Calhoun student Asia Brown with a copy of a legislative resolution he sponsored in recognition of her being named a national semi-finalist in the prestigious Intel Science Talent Search. They are joined by (left to right) Science Department Chairperson Rochelle Battersby, teacher Jennifer Pefanis, and Principal David Seinfeld.

        Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently congratulated Asia Brown, a student at Calhoun High School in North Merrick, on being named a national semi-finalist in the 2012 Intel Science Talent Search.

February 22, 2012
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SENATE PASSES FUSCHILLO RESOLUTIONS HONORING MASSAPEQUA PARK EAGLE SCOUTS

        Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that the New York State Senate recently passed legislative resolutions he sponsored honoring Massapequa Park residents Paul Engle, Christopher Valenti and Robert Duffy 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, Paul, Christopher and Robert have distinguished themselves as leaders who are more than worthy to be called Eagle Scouts. I congratulate them on earning this honor and am pleased that their accomplishments were recognized by the New York State Senate,” said Senator Fuschillo.

February 22, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO & ASSEMBLYMAN MCDONOUGH JOIN WITH MEPHAM STUDENTS AND CABLEVISION IN HELPING TO “DELETE CYBER-BULLYING”

        Photo caption: Senator Fuschillo (second right) and Assemblyman McDonough (center) join with Mepham Principal Mike Harrington (right), teacher Jaqueline Geller (back left), Social Studies Chairperson Robyn Einbinder (left), students Rachel Santos, Danielle Hesse, Brian Hammel, and Alex Curci and Jeff Clark (back second left) and Trent Anderson (back third left) of Cablevision at the Delete Cyberbullying event.

        Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) and Assemblyman David McDonough (R-North Merrick) recently joined with Mepham High School and Cablevision in encouraging students to take an active stand against cyber-bullying.

February 21, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO REMINDS TOWN OF BABYLON RESIDENTS PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION FILING PERIOD DEADLINE IS MARCH 1ST

        Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) is reminding all Town of Babylon residents that the deadline to file applications for New York State’s School Tax Relief (STAR) program and other property tax exemptions in the Town of Babylon is March 1st.

        New York State’s STAR program works in two parts:

        - Basic STAR is available to all New Yorkers who own and live in their own home, condominium, or cooperative apartment whose combined total adjusted gross income does not exceed $500,000, regardless of age.

February 17, 2012
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