Photo caption: Senator Fuschillo (right) is pictured presenting nine year old Samantha Darr with her first place award. They are joined by her parents, Abbe and Brian Darr.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently congratulated Samantha Darr, a nine year old girl from Wantagh, for being chosen as a first place winner in his “Amazing Animals” Photo Contest. The contest gave residents of all ages a fun way to show their appreciation for animals.
Photo caption: Senator Fuschillo (center) and Assemblyman McDonough (right) present the New York State Senate Liberty Medal to David Collins. They are joined by David's parents, Gary and Susan Collins.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) and Assemblyman David G. McDonough (R-North Merrick) today presented the New York State Senate Liberty Medal to David Collins, a 12 year old boy from North Bellmore, for heroically saving a young boy’s life.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick), in conjunction with the Integrated Medical Foundation, will be sponsoring a free prostate cancer PSA test program in Wantagh. The free PSA blood tests will be provided on Tuesday, September 17th between 4 pm and 6 pm at the Wantagh Library, located at 3285 Park Avenue in Wantagh.
The Integrated Medical Foundation’s guidelines for the program are as follows:
• Open to all men between the ages of 40 and over who have not previously been diagnosed with prostate cancer, regardless of whether or not they have insurance;
• Each patient will receive a free PSA blood test;
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today announced that he secured $5,000 in state funding for new equipment at the Amityville Library.
The library will use the funding to purchase a scanner for patron use. The scanner will allow patrons to easily scan a variety of materials, including letters, photographs, business forms, and school books. The equipment will also be beneficial to residents affected by Superstorm Sandy, who must often scan documents for their insurance companies or federal and state agencies.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today announced that he secured $30,000 in state funding for security improvements at schools in the Freeport School District.
The funding will be used to help offset the costs of purchasing and installing keyless door entry systems. According to the district, these new trackable access push systems will greatly enhance the safety and security of the district’s students and staff.
New App Unveiled During National Bus Safety Week Allows Travelers to Check Bus Company’s Safety Record
With many residents traveling this Labor Day Weekend and students heading back to college, Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick), Chairman of the New York State Senate Committee on Transportation, is urging travelers to check a bus company's safety record before booking their ticket.
With the new school year about to begin, Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) is reminding families and drivers about important safety steps they should take to protect children going to and from school.
Senator Fuschillo offered the following tips from the National Safety Council that parents should share with their children:
Walking to school: Always walk on the sidewalk. If one is not available, walk facing the traffic. Always look in all directions before crossing the street to make sure no cars are coming. Cross at an intersection or street corner and use a crosswalk; never dart out in front of a parked car.
Scammers Claiming to Represent National Do Not Call Registry in Order to Steal Individuals Personal Information
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) is alerting consumers about a scam in which criminals pretend to be representatives of the National Do Not Call Registry in order to steal consumers’ identities.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that he is once again sponsoring a beach cleanup day at Jones Beach on September 21, 2013 from 8 am to 12 pm. All residents are welcome to participate in the program.
Senator Fuschillo is sponsoring the event in partnership with the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation to keep our beaches and shores clean and prevent pollution from harming our oceans and marine life. Approximately one ton of garbage was removed through last year’s beach cleanup.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) and Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano will be sponsoring a free KidPix photo ID program in Bellmore. The program will be held on Thursday, September 19th from 10 am to 12:30 pm at the Bellmore Library (2288 Bedford Avenue, Bellmore).
Projects Funded Through State Grant Secured by Senator Fuschillo
Photo caption: Senator Fuschillo (speaking) and Town of Hempstead officials discuss how the new solar systems will be benefit both the environment and taxpayers.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today joined with Supervisor Kate Murray, Councilmembers Angie Cullin and Gary Hudes, and Receiver of Taxes Don Clavin in unveiling new solar projects at Town facilities in Seaford, Bellmore, and Merrick. Senator Fuschillo secured $250,000 in state funding for the projects.
Senate Standing Committee on TransportationChair: Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr.Public Hearing: To provide the Committee with an update of the MetropolitanTransportation Authority’s (MTA) Capital spending plan and operatingbudget as it pertains to each agencyPlace: 250 Broadway, Suite 2034, New York, New YorkTime: 11:00 A.M.Contact: Melissa Kehoe (518) 455-3341Media Contact: Chris Schneider (516) 882-0630ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY
New York State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) and Massapequa Park Mayor Jeffrey Pravato recently visited the Massapequa Park Train Station with Long Island Rail Road President Helena Williams and other LIRR officials. President Williams and the other LIRR officials visited the station to perform an inspection at the request of Senator Fuschillo and Mayor Pravato.
As part of the inspection, the officials viewed conditions throughout the entire station. According to LIRR officials, the LIRR will be conducting a comprehensive assessment of both the short-term and long-term needs for the station.
Legislation Would Give Local Governments the Authority to Regulate Pet Dealers and Breeders in their Communities
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that legislation he supports to help protect animals from abuse has recently been passed by the New York State Legislature. The legislation (S. 3753A) would allow municipalities to regulate pet dealers as long as the law, rule, regulation, or ordinance is not less stringent than state law.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick), Chairman of the New York State Senate’s Transportation Committee, today announced a new proposal to crack down on toll dodging which is costing New York millions of dollars each year.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick), in conjunction with South Nassau Communities Hospital, will be sponsoring a free prostate cancer screening program on Thursday, September 12th in Freeport.
Screenings will be conducted on September 12th between 4 and 7 pm at the Freeport Recreation Center, which is located at 130 East Merrick Road in Freeport.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) and Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano will be sponsoring a Property Tax Exemption Workshop on Friday, September 13th from 1 pm to 3 pm at the Wantagh Library (3285 Park Avenue, Wantagh).
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick), Chairman of the Senate’s Transportation Committee, announced an over $80 million investment for road and bridge projects on Long Island. The investment will be funded through the New York Works State Highway and Bridge Project Acceleration Program.
“Road and bridge projects are necessary for safety and are also valuable economic development tools that put people to work and generate revenue for local businesses. This is a major investment in Long Island’s economy that will create jobs, grow our economy, and improve our transportation infrastructure,” said Senator Fuschillo.
With Long Island in the middle of Hurricane Season, Senator Fuschillo is informing residents about a new, easy-to-use mobile "Hurricane Tracker App" that's been developed by the American Red Cross.
The app, which is iPhone and Android compatible, includes features such as: the setting of weather alerts; wind speed updates; the location of nearby shelters and emergency services; and information to help residents prepare a family emergency plan.
According to the Red Cross, the app also includes: