Photo caption: Senator Fuschillo (left) is pictured with State Trooper Brian Horgan (right) and Madison Harris, who was having her car seat inspected as part of the free child safety seat check program.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) and the New York State Police recently sponsored a free child safety seat check program at Babylon Town Hall in Lindenhurst.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently toured Long Island Cares’ South Shore Service Center in Lindenhurst. The center, which is located at 163-1 North Wellwood Avenue in Lindenhurst, provides food and other services to those in need, including victims of Superstorm Sandy.
Those who need to take advantage of the services offered by Long Island Cares’ South Shore Service Center can call the center at 631-991-8106. The center’s business hours are 8 am to 4 pm, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, 8 am to 7 pm Thursdays, and 10 am to 2 pm on Saturdays.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently congratulated Merrick Gables Café on its grand opening.
Merrick Gables Café, located at 2203 Merrick Road in Merrick, is a New York City style café which offers an array of panini, crepes, salads, and wraps. The Café also has a variety of smoothies, as well as coffee, espresso, and cappuccino.
Senator Fuschillo joined owner Brian Sztabnik in celebrating the grand opening of Merrick Gables Café and wished him many years of success with his new business.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) and the New York Coalition for Transportation Safety recently sponsored a kids bike safety rodeo for families at Cedar Creek Park in Seaford.
“It’s important that children know how to be safe when riding their bikes, especially with the growing number of cars on the roads today,” said Senator Fuschillo, Chairman of the Senate’s Transportation Committee. “This program taught children safety tips to use while riding their bikes, as well as provided free equipment checks to make sure they are as safe as possible. I thank the New York Coalition for Transportation Safety for partnering with me to perform this important service.”
Thieves Targeting Children’s Personal Information & Social Security Numbers to Create False Identities
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today alerted parents, guardians and young adults about a growing trend of child identity theft. These victims may not discover their identities have been stolen until years later when they begin applying for loans, credit card accounts, or renting their first apartment.
“Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Campaign Will Include Increased Patrols, Sobriety Checkpoints, and Higher Visibility Enforcement to Help Further Prevent Drunk Driving Crashes
Photo caption: Senator Fuschillo discusses the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Enhanced DWI Enforcement Campaign. He is joined by (left to right) Trooper Frank Bandiero, Town of Babylon Deputy Supervisor Tony Martinez, Margaret Rebholz and Anneliese Bosco of MADD, Major Joseph Tripodo, Town of Babylon Supervisor Rich Schaffer, Marge Lee of DEDICATEDD, and Danielle Rella of MADD.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently held a veterans appreciation breakfast as a way to say “thank you” to the veterans in his Senate district.
“We can never thank our veterans enough for their service to our country and community. This event is a small way to show our appreciation and admiration for the local heroes who defended our freedom. I am pleased so many veterans were able to participate,” said Senator Fuschillo.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently thanked Britney Gringer of North Bellmore for serving as a student intern in his district office this summer.
During her internship, Britney assisted Senator Fuschillo and his staff with community programs, research, constituent services, and informational outreach. Britney is a student at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst where she is pursuing a degree in communications.
“We really enjoyed working with Britney this summer,” said Senator Fuschillo. “She is an intelligent young woman who was a tremendous help in my office. We thank her for her hard work and wish her nothing but the best.”
New York State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) and the Colette Coyne Melanoma Awareness Campaign (CCMAC) will be sponsoring a free skin cancer screening program to help protect residents from skin cancer.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently thanked Merrick resident Marni Kramer for serving as a student intern in his district office this summer.
Marni, who is pursuing a degree in public relations at Hofstra University, assisted Senator Fuschillo and his staff with research, community programs, providing informational outreach, and public relations.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) and Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano recently sponsored a free KidPix photo ID program in Massapequa Park.
Families who participated in the program received a free, wallet sized kidpix card with their child’s name, physical description, contact information, fingerprint, and photograph. In the event that a child goes missing, parents can give the KidPix card to law enforcement as a helpful tool to help return the child home more quickly.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently announced that legislation he cosponsored making the killing of a police animal a felony has been signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo. Specially-trained police animals, particularly dogs and horses, are often put in harm's way when they are relied upon by law enforcement to keep New Yorkers safe. The new law will hold individuals who kill these animals accountable.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick), Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano, and Nassau County Legislator Mike Venditto will be sponsoring a Property Tax Exemption Workshop on Friday, August 23rd from 1 pm to 3 pm at the Massapequa Library (40 Harbor Lane, Massapequa Park).
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently announced a new initiative to encourage individuals who owe significant back taxes to pay their bills. Under the new program, New York State will suspend a taxpayer’s driver’s license when their past-due tax liability exceeds $10,000. The crackdown is the result of legislation enacted in this year’s budget.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) and Assemblyman David McDonough (R-North Merrick) recently congratulated Jones Beach lifeguard Captain Ed Peters for 50 years of service as a Jones Beach lifeguard.
Ed Peters became a Jones Beach lifeguard in 1963 and is currently the supervisor of Field 6, where he oversees a crew of 46 lifeguards. He holds the rank of Captain, which is the highest lifeguard position. In addition to being a lifeguard, Captain Peters was a math teacher at Mepham High School and retired from teaching in 1997.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently joined with members of the Merrick Chamber of Commerce in congratulating Merrick resident Jerry Foster on the grand opening of his business, Freeport Kayak Rental. Senator Fuschillo offered Mr. Foster his best wishes for many years of success.
Freeport Kayak Rental offers services including kayak and paddleboard rental, as well as instruction and tours of the local waterways. Residents can learn more about Freeport Kayak Rental by calling 855-WE-KAYAK or visiting www.freeportkayakrentals.com.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that he will be partnering with the New York State Police to sponsor a free child safety seat check on Saturday, August 17th in Lindenhurst.
The free child seat safety check will be held from 9 am to 1 pm at Babylon Town Hall, located at 200 East Sunrise Highway in Lindenhurst. Officers from the New York State Police will be performing free safety seat inspections to make sure that drivers have their children’s car seats properly installed and secured.
Prohibits Smoking on the Campus Grounds & Within 15 Feet of Hospital Property Lines
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently announced that legislation he supported to prohibit smoking on the grounds of general hospitals and residential health care facilities, has been signed into law by Governor Cuomo. The new law prohibits smoking outdoors on the grounds of hospitals and residential health care facilities, as well as within 15 feet of an entrance or exit to the building or grounds.
Congenital Heart Defects are the Leading Cause of Infant Death Due to Birth Defects
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently announced that legislation he supported that that will require birthing facilities such as general hospitals and clinics to screen newborns for congenital heart defects through pulse oximetry screening, also known as “pulse ox,” has been signed into law by Governor Cuomo.