Photo caption: Senator Fuschillo shows Unqua students that some of the same chemicals used in bug spray are also found in cigarettes.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today visited Unqua Elementary School in Massapequa to speak to 5th graders about the importance of saying “no” to tobacco as part of the 36th Annual Great American Smokeout.
Photo caption: Senator Fuschillo speaks with constituents during his mobile office hours at the Seaford Library.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today held Mobile Office Hours at the Seaford Library, where he met individually with residents and listened as they voiced their concerns about a number of different issues.
“It was great to be able to sit down one-on-one with Seaford residents, speak with them about their concerns, and provide assistance if they needed it. I thank everyone who took the time to come to the Library and meet with me today," said Senator Fuschillo.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently visited Mandalay Elementary School in Wantagh to thank students for participating in his “Cell Phones for Soldiers” program. Mandalay’s students collected nearly 100 cell phones for the program.
“Mandalay’s students did a terrific job. The nearly 100 cell phones they collected will go a long way in helping bring soldiers and sailors a little closer to their loved ones back home. I thank them for their help and congratulate them on a job well done,” said Senator Fuschillo.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr., Assemblywoman Michelle Schimel, Assemblyman Dave McDonough, officers from the Nassau County Police Department, and members of the Califano family today held a ceremony to dedicate the “Police Officer Michael J. Califano Memorial Bridge” in memory of Nassau County Police Officer Michael Califano, who was killed in the line of duty earlier this year.
A new law banning smoking on the platforms of Long Island Rail Road train stations took effect Sunday, bringing some harsh penalties along with it.
The legislation, sponsored by Sen. Charles Fuschillo, R-Merrick, and signed into law in August by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, extends existing smoking bans on all indoor mass transportation areas to outdoor ticketing, boarding or platform areas of train stations operated by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
Law Bans Smoking on MTA Train Platforms and Boarding Areas
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) is reminding residents that a new law he authored to help protect MTA passengers from harmful second hand smoke exposure takes effect Sunday.
The law prohibits smoking at all outdoor ticketing, boarding, and platform areas of train stations operated by the MTA or its subsidiaries, including the Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North. The City of New York already enacted a similar law banning smoking on all subway platforms. The law builds upon the existing ban on smoking on indoor mass transportation areas. The law was authored by Senator Fuschillo and Assemblywoman Ellen Jaffe (D-Suffern) and signed by Governor Cuomo on August 15th.
"This Friday, our nation will honor and pay tribute to some of its greatest heroes; our veterans.
America has been, and still is, a beacon of hope for those throughout the world because of the freedoms its citizens enjoy. Those freedoms only exist because of the men and women who fought to protect them throughout our history. Every American veteran deserves our respect, gratitude, and appreciation for their service.
Please take a moment this Veterans’ Day to remember all those who served and sacrificed to protect the freedoms and liberties we all cherish. Thank you to each and every veteran for all you’ve done for our families, our communities, and our country."
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently stopped by Mepham High School in Bellmore to thank students for once again participating in his “Cell Phones for Soldiers” program.
“It’s great that Mepham’s students once again worked to make a difference in the lives of our servicemen and women. Every phone they collected will help bring soldiers and sailors a little closer to their loved ones back home. I thank them for participating in this program and doing such a great job,” said Senator Fuschillo.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently visited Birch Elementary School in Merrick to thank students for collecting over 500 cell phones for his “Cell Phones for Soldiers” program.
“Birch’s students did an absolutely unbelievable job. The over 500 phones they collected will go a long way towards enabling our soldiers and sailors to stay in touch with their loved ones back home. I thank them for their efforts and congratulate them on a job well done,” said Senator Fuschillo.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) was recently honored by the Tri-State Transportation Campaign at their 2011 Annual Benefit.
Senator Fuschillo, along with Wantagh resident Sandi Vega and AARP, were chosen as the organization’s 2011 “Champions for Safer Streets” for their work on New York State’s Complete Streets Law. Senator Fuschillo sponsored the law in the Senate. Mrs. Vega, whose 14 year old daughter Brittany was killed while crossing Sunrise Highway last year, and AARP joined Tri-State Transportation Campaign in strongly advocating for the law.
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, December 15th from 8:45 am to 12:00 pm at the Seaford Library. The library is located at 2234 Jackson Avenue in Seaford.
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:
* The program is open to all Nassau County women ages 40 and over.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today announced that legislation he sponsors to enable individuals with autism spectrum disorders to receive insurance coverage for screening, diagnosis and treatment has been signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo. The new law will save families with autism tens of thousands of dollars a year in out of pocket costs for autism treatment and therapies which many insurance companies refuse to cover.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that New York State recently launched a statewide alert system to help locate vulnerable adults who go missing. The “Missing Adults Alert” system, which is similar to the national Amber Alert program for missing children, will help authorities quickly notify the public when someone with Alzheimer’s, dementia, or other cognitive impairment goes missing.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently helped residents safely dispose of over 200 pounds of unwanted medications and over 1,000 old cell phones through his “Shed the Meds” and “Cell Phones for Soldiers” programs. The programs were held at the Bellmore Train Station.
Senator Fuschillo’s “Shed the Meds” program enables residents to safely dispose of expired or unwanted medications. The over 200 pounds of medication collected were taken by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, which supervised the program, for safe disposal. Safe disposal helps protect the environment and keeps medications out of the hands of young children or others who would use them improperly.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today joined with officials from the Chamber of Commerce of the Bellmores in celebrating the grand opening of one of Bellmore’s newest small businesses, Beyond Fitness. Beyond Fitness, which is located at 2854B Merrick Road in Bellmore, is a state of the art basketball and fitness training facility.
Senator Fuschillo joined with the Chamber members, as well as Assemblyman Dave McDonough (R-North Merrick), Councilwoman Angie Cullin, and Town Clerk Mark Bonilla in helping owners Steve Drury and Kris Cabrera cut the ribbon on their new small business and wishing them all the best for many years of success.
Senator Fuschillo appears on Fox 5 News to once again call on the NYS Assembly to pass his legislation requiring criminal background checks for all bus drivers. The bill has already been approved by the NYS Senate.
Senator Fuschillo's call came after another 116 bus drivers were removed from the road through DOT safety inspections. Click here to read more.