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Charles J. Fuschillo Jr.

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GOVERNOR APPROVES FUSCHILLO BILL TO RENAME BRIDGE AFTER FALLEN NASSAU POLICE OFFICER

    Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that Governor Andrew Cuomo has approved legislation he sponsors to rename a bridge after fallen Nassau County Police Officer Michael Califano.    “Michael Califano, like all police officers, put himself in harm’s way to keep us safe every single day. We must never forget the ultimate sacrifice he made in the line of duty. Renaming this bridge in Officer Califano’s honor will ensure that his heroism, sacrifice, and devoted service will always be remembered,” said Senator Fuschillo, Chairman of the Senate’s Transportation Committee.

August 4, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO CONGRATULATES MERRICK RESIDENT ON APPOINTMENT TO MTA INSPECTOR GENERAL MANAGEMENT ADVISORY BOARD

    Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently congratulated Merrick resident Robert Kroll on being appointed to the MTA Inspector General Management Advisory Board.  Mr. Kroll was appointed by Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos at the recommendation of Senator Fuschillo.    Members of the MTA Inspector General Advisory Board assist and work with the MTA Inspector General’s Office in its mission to provide independent oversight of the MTA and its subsidiary agencies, including the Long Island Rail Road.

August 4, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO CALLS FOR HIGHER FINES FOR SUBWAY FARE-BEATERS

          Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today announced that he is introducing legislation to raise the fines for those who attempt to avoid paying fares on New York City subways. Fare evasion cost the MTA an estimated $31 million last year alone. 

August 3, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO AND CCMAC TO OFFER FREE SKIN CANCER SCREENING PROGRAM

New York State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) will be partnering with the Colette Coyne Melanoma Awareness Campaign (CCMAC) in sponsoring a free skin cancer screening program to help protect residents from skin cancer. 

August 1, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO NAMES NORTH MERRICK RESIDENT A NEW YORK STATE SENATE “WOMAN OF DISTINCTION”

Photo caption: Senator Fuschillo presents Betsy Gulotta with the plaque that was displayed in Albany in honor of her being a New York State Senate “Woman of Distinction.” 

July 28, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO: YET ANOTHER WRONG WAY CRASH SHOWS WHY ASSEMBLY SHOULD APPROVE FELONY CHARGES FOR WRONG-WAY AND RECKLESS DRIVERS

After yet another death caused by an alleged wrong-way driver, Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) again called on the State Assembly to pass legislation he sponsors to create felony charges for wrong-way and other reckless drivers.  

July 27, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO ANNOUNCES NEW “GOLD ALERT” LAW TO HELP LOCATE MISSING VULNERABLE ADULTS

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that Governor Cuomo recently signed legislation he supports  to create a statewide alert system for vulnerable adults who go missing.

July 26, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO CALLS ON ASSEMBLY TO PASS BILL REQUIRING CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR ALL BUS DRIVERS

Following the suspension of another eight charter bus operators for safety reasons, Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today called on the Assembly to pass legislation he sponsors to require all bus drivers to submit to a criminal history check. Yesterday’s suspensions follow a string of fatal bus crashes over the last several months involving bus drivers with histories of criminal driving convictions. 

July 26, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO ANNOUNCES NEW GOOD SAMARITAN LAW

             Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that Governor Andrew Cuomo recently signed legislation he supports to enact a new good samaritan law. The law will encourage people who witness an alcohol or drug related overdose to seek life-saving medical attention for the victim. 

July 25, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO SALUTES THE WOUNDED WARRIORS

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today joined with hundreds of local residents and cyclists in support of the annual Wounded Warriors bike ride. The ride helped raise funds for the Wounded Warrior Project, which provides aid to seriously wounded military veterans. As part of the ride, over 30 Wounded Warriors, joined by hundreds of others local residents and cyclists, traveled 23 miles from Babylon Town Hall to Overlook Beach. Senator Fuschillo honored the Wounded Warriors at the ride’s kick-off ceremony hosted by Babylon Town Supervisor Steve Bellone at Babylon Town Hall.

July 22, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO & CCMAC TEAM UP TO PROVIDE FREE SKIN CANCER SCREENING PROGRAM

New York State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) and the Colette Coyne Melanoma Awareness Campaign (CCMAC) today teamed up to sponsor a free skin cancer screening program to help protect residents from skin cancer.  

July 21, 2011
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GOVERNOR APPROVES FUSCHILLO BILL TO INCREASE PENALTIES FOR TRESPASSING ON RAILROAD PROPERTY

             Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today announced that Governor Andrew Cuomo has approved legislation he sponsors to strengthen penalties for individuals who trespass on railroad property.  

July 21, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO SPONSORS NEW “PROTECT OUR CHILDREN ACT”

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today announced that he is sponsoring legislation that would greatly strengthen the state’s child protection laws. The “Protect Our Children Act”  raises penalties for individuals who harm and abuse children, as well as creates new felony crimes for parents who don’t report their children missing or obstruct efforts to find a missing child.

July 21, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO ANNOUNCES NEW LAWS TO HELP PREVENT SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND UNDERAGE SMOKING

             Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that Governor Cuomo recently signed three laws he supported to help prevent substance abuse and underage smoking.  

July 18, 2011
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July 18, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO HELPS RESIDENTS “SHED THE MEDS”

Over 500 Pounds of Expired and Unwanted Medications Collected for Safe Disposal 

July 16, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO UPDATES RESIDENTS ON PUBLIC PROTECTIONS APPROVED BY SENATE THIS YEAR

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently updated residents about legislative actions taken during the 2011 legislative session to improve public protections. Senator Fuschillo sponsored the legislation in the Senate.  

July 14, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO INVITES FAMILIES TO PARTICIPATE IN HIS SUMMERTIME READING PROGRAM

New York State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) is inviting local families to participate in his annual Summertime Reading Program. 

July 14, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO ANNOUNCES NEW LAW TO STRENGTHEN STATE’S TEXTING WHILE DRIVING BAN

            Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today announced that Governor Cuomo has signed legislation he supports to strengthen the state’s ban on texting while driving and other illegal uses of handheld electronic devices while driving. 

July 12, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO HOLDS FREE VETERANS BREAKFAST TO THANK VETERANS FOR SERVING OUR COUNTRY

            Photo caption: Senator Fuschillo says “thank you” to one of the many local veterans who took part in his veterans pancake breakfast.  

July 9, 2011
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