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Charles J. Fuschillo Jr.

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SENATOR FUSCHILLO SPONSORS FREE PROSTATE CANCER PSA TEST PROGRAM IN WANTAGH

     Photo Caption: Senator Fuschillo (right) is pictured with Rhonda Samuel (left) and Sasha Abraham of the Integrated Medical Foundation at the free prostate cancer screening program they sponsored at the Wantagh Library.  

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick), in conjunction with the Integrated Medical Foundation, recently sponsored a free prostate cancer PSA test program at the Wantagh Library. 

     Men who participated in the program were able to receive a free PSA blood test, regardless of whether or not they had insurance.

September 19, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO JOINS GOVERNOR CUOMO & PGA IN ANNOUNCING PGA CHAMPIONSHIP & RYDER CUP COMING TO BETHPAGE STATE PARK

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently joined with Governor Andrew Cuomo and PGA officials at Bethpage State Park to announce that the PGA Championship and the Ryder Cup will be played at Bethpage State Park's Black Course. 

     The PGA Championship and the Ryder Cup are two of golf’s most premier tournaments. Each one attracts hundreds of thousands of spectators from around the world and provides a significant economic boost to the communities that host them.

September 18, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO TO APPEAR ON CABLEVISION’S “MEET THE LEADERS”

      Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) was recently a guest on Cablevision’s “Meet the Leaders, ” a local program which explores the people, policies, and issues which are responsible for directing the future course of Long Island. 

     On the show, Senator Fuschillo and Host Pat Halpin discuss new funding for Long Island’s transportation infrastructure, stronger distracted driving penalties, the need for tougher drunk driving laws, and the need for Washington to extend similar storm mitigation improvements being considered for Suffolk County’s homeowners to Nassau County as well. 

September 17, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO TO COLLECT CELL PHONES FOR SOLDIERS ON OCTOBER 12th

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) will once again be sponsoring a “Cell Phones for Soldiers” program to benefit our troops serving overseas on Saturday, October 12th. 

     Residents with outdated or unwanted cell phones can donate them at the Seaford Train Station Parking Lot (northwest corner of Sunrise Highway & Jackson Avenue, Seaford) on October 12th from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. Participating in the program is easy; residents can simply drive up, drop off their unwanted cell phones, and drive away.

September 16, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO ANNOUNCES NEW LAW TARGETING DANGEROUS ‘BATH SALT’ DRUGS

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently announced that legislation he supported to stop the sale and use of deadly bath salt-type drugs has been signed into law by Governor Cuomo. The “bath salt-type’ drugs have been linked to several deaths of young people in New York. 

     The new law will further curb the use of ‘bath salts’ by adding new compounds used to make these types of drugs to the state's banned substances list. It classifies these compounds as Schedule I stimulant controlled substances and imposes criminal penalties on those who sell, use and/or possess these drugs. The law makes it a felony to sell the substances to a minor or on school grounds.

September 13, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO & ASSEMBLYMAN CURRAN TO SPONSOR BREAST CANCER SCREENING PROGRAM IN BALDWIN

     New York State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) and Assemblyman Brian Curran (R-Lynbrook), in conjunction with NuHealth/Nassau Health Care Corporation, will be sponsoring a breast cancer screening program on Tuesday, October 8th from 8:45 am to 12:00 pm at the Baldwin Library (2385 Grand Avenue, Baldwin). 

     Appointments are necessary and will be scheduled on a 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. 

September 13, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO SECURES STATE FUNDING FOR NEW EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY AT MERRICK SCHOOLS

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that he has secured $30,000 in state funding for the Merrick School District to purchase new educational technology. 

September 12, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO JOINS SEAFORD COMMUNITY IN REMEMBERING 9/11 VICTIMS

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently joined with the Seaford community at Seaford High School for a memorial ceremony to remember the victims of the 9/11 attacks. 

     The Memorial Ceremony is an annual event sponsored by the 9/11 Seaford High School Memorial Committee to remember the five Seaford High School alumni who were killed in the attacks of September 11th. Hundreds of Seaford residents and community organizations participated in the ceremony and candlelight vigil to honor the memories of the victims and show their patriotism.

     Senator Fuschillo is pictured speaking at the Seaford 9/11 ceremony.

September 12, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO & ASSEMBLYMAN MCDONOUGH JOIN WANTAGH COMMUNITY IN REMEMBERING THOSE TAKEN FROM US ON 9/11

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) and Assemblyman Dave McDonough (R-North Merrick) today joined with the Wantagh American Legion and members of the Wantagh community in remembering those who were taken from us on 9/11. 

     The ceremony is an annual tradition which the American Legion sponsors to honor the memory of the 9/11 victims and pay tribute to the heroes who helped rescue others from danger. Bells were rung in memory of each of the Wantagh residents who were killed in the attacks.

September 11, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO & STAFF “GO BLUE” IN SUPPORT OF PROSTATE CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) and his staff recently “went blue” in honor of Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. 

     Senator Fuschillo and his staff each wore blue to work to help raise awareness about prostate cancer and show their support for prostate cancer patients, survivors, and their families. 

     Senator Fuschillo is also sponsoring two prostate cancer screening programs as part of prostate cancer awareness month. The programs will take place on: 

     * Thursday, September 12th

September 10, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO: ASSEMBLY SHOULD PASS LEGISLATION TO PREVENT COMMUTERS FROM LOSING STATE TAX BENEFITS TO FEDERAL GRIDLOCK

     With commuters’ federal and state pre-tax transit benefits set to expire at the end of the year, Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) is calling on the New York State Assembly to join the Senate in passing legislation to prevent New York State’s pre-tax mass transit benefit from being reduced because of gridlock in Washington. The benefit provides state tax savings to commuters who use the Long Island Rail Road and other mass transit.  

September 10, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO & COUNTY EXECUTIVE MANGANO TO SPONSOR PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS WORKSHOP IN ROOSEVELT

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) and Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano will be sponsoring a Property Tax Exemption Workshop on Friday, September 27th from 1 pm to 3 pm at the Roosevelt Library (27 West Fulton Avenue, Roosevelt).  

September 10, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO HELPS CUT THE RIBBON ON ROOSEVELT’S NEW HIGH SCHOOL

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently joined with the Roosevelt community in celebrating the grand opening of the newly rebuilt Roosevelt High School. 

     The new high school is the final part of a district-wide initiative to rebuild its entire infrastructure of schools. It includes new classrooms, science and computer labs, a library, and job training centers.

     “This is another great day for the Roosevelt community. This beautiful new building provides students with a state of the art learning environment from which to grow. The future is bright for the Roosevelt School District,” said Senator Fuschillo.

September 9, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO REMINDS RESIDENTS ABOUT PENALTIES FOR PASSING A STOPPED SCHOOL BUS

     With schools back in session, Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) is reminding drivers to always stop for school buses which are stopped with their red lights flashing. 

     “School buses put their red lights on to warn drivers that students are getting on or off the bus. Passing a stopped school bus which has its red lights flashing endangers children and is against the law. Drivers can do their part to help keep students safe by always remembering to stop for a school bus,” said Senator Fuschillo, Chairman of the Senate’s Transportation Committee.

September 9, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO WARNS CONSUMERS ABOUT NEW TEXT MESSAGE IDENTITY THEFT SCAM

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) is alerting consumers about a new scam in which identity thieves steal consumers identities through text messages.

     The thieves send victims text messages which appear to be from financial institutions, utility companies or cell phone service providers.  The text messages prompt recipients to click on an imbedded link or call the listed number. When consumers reply, they are then prompted to share personal identifiable information such as a PIN or social security number.

September 6, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO ANNOUNCES STATE FUNDING TO HELP MASSAPEQUA SCHOOL DISTRICT IMPROVE SECURITY

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently announced that he secured $30,000 in state funding for the Massapequa School District to improve its security systems.  

     According to the district, the funds will be used to purchase additional surveillance cameras, enhance training in threat assessment procedures for staff, and implement an Incident Command System, which will allow for the integration of communication and personnel among various jurisdictions. The new measures will allow the district to greatly enhance the safety of students and school personnel.

September 5, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO AND ASSEMBLYMAN MCDONOUGH SPEAK WITH BELLMORE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) and Assemblyman David G. McDonough (R-North Merrick) recently visited with members of the Bellmore Knights of Columbus at their retiree meeting. 

     Senator Fuschillo discussed a number of important issues with the members, including ways to protect themselves from senior scams, upcoming programs and services which seniors can take advantage of, and how the new STAR registration requirements will affect seniors.

     Senator Fuschillo (back row, standing center) and Assemblyman McDonough (back row, standing second left) are pictured with the members of the Bellmore Knights of Columbus.

 

September 4, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO: MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR THE 2013 GOLDEN GATHERING

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) is encouraging residents to mark their calendars for his annual Golden Gathering on Thursday, October 17th. The event will take place from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm at the Freeport Recreation Center, located at 130 East Merrick Road in Freeport. 

     The Golden Gathering provides a variety of programs, services and information about a variety of issues such as health and nutrition, consumer protection, public safety, and insurance from over 100 government and non-profit agencies. A list of the exhibitors is available at the bottom of the page.

     Programs and services offered at the Golden Gathering will include:

September 4, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO SECURES STATE FUNDING FOR NEW COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY AT BELLMORE MEMORIAL LIBRARY

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently announced that he secured $5,000 in state funding for new computer technology at the Bellmore Memorial Library. 

     The funding will help the Library purchase computer hardware and software for its new teen space, including a new computer and i-Pads for teens to use in the Library. Additionally, the library will purchase i-Pads which allow reference staff to instruct patrons how to use Library resources on their own i-pads, along with reference and reader advisory services.

September 4, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO CALLS ON ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS TO EXTEND PROPOSED HOME ELEVATION PROGRAM TO NASSAU HOMEOWNERS

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today called on the US Army Corps of Engineers to extend the same proposed storm mitigation measures proposed for Suffolk County communities under the FIMP plan, including elevating homes and infrastructure in flood prone areas, to Nassau County as well.

A copy of Senator Fuschillo's letter to the Army Corps of Engineers is attached below.

 

                                             September 3, 2013

 

Lieutenant General Thomas Bostick

September 3, 2013
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