Jack M. Martins' Press releases

SENATOR MARTINS, COUNTY EXECUTIVE MANGANO, & LEGISLATOR NICOLELLO TO SPONSOR PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS WORKSHOPS IN ALBERTSON & NEW HYDE PARK

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola), Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano, and Legislator Richard Nicolello will be sponsoring two Property Tax Exemptions Workshops in Albertson and New Hyde Park. 

     The workshops will be held on: 

     • Thursday, July 31st from 1 pm to 3 pm at the Shelter Rock Library (165 Searingtown Road, Albertson).

     • Thursday, August 7th from 1 pm to 3 pm at the Hillside Library (155 Lakeville Road, New Hyde Park)

     At both programs, tax exemption specialists from the Nassau County Department of Assessment will provide assistance, answer questions, and help residents file for the following property tax exemptions:

July 22, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS STATEMENT ON AGREEMENT TO AVOID LIRR STRIKE

     “Today, Long Islanders got the news they’ve been hoping to hear; that a Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) strike has been averted. The agreement between the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and LIRR workers will ensure that Long Islanders do not suffer a strike which would have caused serious harm to our economy and gridlock across Long Island. Importantly, all sides have promised that this contract will not increase fares for already overburdened LIRR riders.

     We’ve been urging Governor Cuomo to get personally involved to try and help the MTA and workers bridge the gap. I thank him for listening and applaud his efforts to bring all sides together to reach an agreement.”

July 17, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS INVITES FAMILIES TO PARTICIPATE IN HIS SUMMER READING PROGRAM

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola) is inviting local families to participate in his annual summer reading program. The program helps promote literacy and encourages children to continue reading during the summer months. 

     “Making reading fun for kids is the best way to help them develop a love for it. This program helps children continue to build their reading skills during the summer months in a fun and enjoyable way. I invite all families to participate,” said Senator Martins.

July 17, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS APPLAUDS GOVERNOR CUOMO FOR DIRECTING MTA & LIRR WORKERS BACK TO THE NEGOTIATING TABLE

     “Governor Cuomo calling on the MTA and LIRR workers to go back to the negotiating table is a welcome step towards averting a LIRR strike.

     We have been urging the Governor to bring both sides back to the table, and I thank him for doing so. A LIRR strike would be a disaster, would paralyze Long Island’s transportation infrastructure and cause up to $50 million in economic losses a day. Every Long Islander will be impacted, whether they commute or not. I thank the Governor for listening.

     This is a positive step, but we are not out of the woods yet. I hope the Governor will continue his efforts personally to help both sides break the logjam and reach an agreement, before a strike occurs.”

July 16, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS: GOVERNOR MUST GET IN THE GAME TO HELP PREVENT LIRR STRIKE

     With news that Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Chairman Tom Prendergast has stopped negotiating with Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) workers, Senator Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola) once again called on Governor Andrew Cuomo to intervene to help avert a LIRR strike.

     “We need the Governor to bring both sides back together and mediate through this logjam. Long Islanders need him involved and engaged right through deadline. No one should be walking away from the negotiating table,” said Senator Martins.

July 15, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS TO SPONSOR FREE PROSTATE CANCER PSA TEST PROGRAM IN WESTBURY

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola), in conjunction with the Integrated Medical Foundation and Shiel Medical Labs, will be sponsoring a free prostate cancer PSA test program in Westbury. The free PSA blood tests will be provided on Tuesday, August 5th between 4 pm and 6 pm at the Westbury Community Center, located at 360 Post Avenue in Westbury. 

     The Integrated Medical Foundation’s guidelines for the program are as follows:

     • Open to all men ages 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;

July 14, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS: NEW MEASURES TO COMBAT HEROIN EPIDEMIC SIGNED INTO LAW

   Senator Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola) announced that legislation to combat the growing heroin and opioid abuse epidemic has been signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo.  Senator Martins was a sponsor of the legislation in the Senate.

  “Heroin and opioids are affecting every single community on Long Island.  Solving this crisis requires a comprehensive, aggressive approach.  Expanding treatment options, stregthening penalties for the drug dealers who are poisoning our communities, and expanding education for the children who are the number one target of this epidemic will help save lives.  I am pleased that we could work together in a bipartisan manner to protect our communities,” said Senator Martins.

July 11, 2014
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From the Desk of Senator Jack M. Martins

The New, New York Middle Ground 

     When did bipartisanship become a bad thing?

     Well, one group of radicals here in New York is so upset that Republicans and Democrats were working together that they launched an all out war to stop it. They actually targeted people who were working together for progress. What’s worse is that it worked, and that should scare the hell out of all Long Islanders.

July 11, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS TO SPONSOR FREE LEGAL SERVICES PROGRAM IN NEW HYDE PARK

Mobile Legal Help Center Will Offer Free Legal Assistance to Residents in Need

     Senator Jack Martins (R-Mineola) announced that he will be sponsoring a program in New Hyde Park to provide free legal services to those in need.

July 10, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS, COUNTY EXECUTIVE MANGANO, & LEGISLATOR NICOLELLO TO SPONSOR KIDPIX CHILD ID PROGRAM IN MINEOLA

     Senator Jack Martins (R-Mineola), Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano, and Legislator Rich Nicolello will be sponsoring a free KidPix photo ID program in Mineola. The program will be held on Saturday, July 26th from 11 am to 2 pm at the Mineola Library (195 Marcellus Road, Mineola). 

July 8, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS & VILLAGE OF FLOWER HILL OPEN NEW COMMUNITY BASKETBALL COURT

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola) and the Village of Flower Hill recently opened a new community basketball court in Flower Hill Park. Senator Martins secured $50,000 in state funding to help the Village undertake this community improvement project. 

July 7, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS & COUNTY EXECUTIVE MANGANO TO SPONSOR FREE NARCAN TRAINING SEMINAR IN ELMONT FOR FAMILIES

     To help combat the growing epidemic on prescription drug abuse and heroin, Senator Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola) and County Executive Ed Mangano will be sponsoring a free Narcan training seminar for residents. The program will take place on Thursday, July 17th from 7 pm- 9 pm at the Elmont Fire Department (95 Lehrer Avenue, Elmont).

     The program will teach residents what to do in the event that someone overdoses on Oxycodone, Hyrdrocodone, and Heroin. Residents will learn how to administer a lifesaving antidote called Narcan, which is administered through a simple nasal spray, that can reverse the fatal effects of an Opioid overdose. Participants over the age of 18 will receive a free nasal Narcan kit at the event.

July 7, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS: GOVERNOR MUST STEP IN TO HELP PREVENT LIRR STRIKE

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola), together with Senator Carl Marcellino (R-Syosset) and Senator Kemp Hannon (R-Garden City) today called on Governor Andrew Cuomo to intervene and help resolve the contract dispute between the MTA and LIRR workers to prevent a devastating LIRR strike. Federal law will allow the LIRR workers, who have been without a contract since 2010, to legally walk off the job as early as July 20th. 

July 2, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS CONGRATULATES SEWANHAKA HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola) recently participated in Sewanhaka High School’s graduation ceremony. Senator Martins spoke at the graduation to wish the class of 2014 the very best for success and personally congratulated each student as they received their high school diploma. 

     Senator Martins is pictured as he congratulates Robert Patrick Dowling on earning his high school diploma.

 

July 1, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS CONGRATULATES ELMONT HIGH SCHOOL’S CLASS OF 2014

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola) recently attended the graduation ceremony for Elmont Memorial High School’s Class of 2014. Senator Martins spoke at the graduation to offer his best wishes for continued success and personally congratulated each student on receiving their high school diploma. 

     Senator Martins is pictured as he congratulates Aaron Buissereth on earning his high school diploma.

July 1, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS CONGRATULATES FLORAL PARK HIGH SCHOOL’S CLASS OF 2014

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola) recently attended the graduation ceremony for Floral Park High School’s Class of 2014. Senator Martins spoke at the graduation to offer his best wishes for continued success and personally congratulated each student on receiving their high school diploma. 

     Senator Martins (left) is pictured with (left to right) with Floral Park High School Class of 2014 Salutatorian Daniel Morgan, Valedictorian Carly Apar, Class President Brittany Ingram, and Village of South Floral Park Trustee George Ingram.

June 30, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS SECURES STATE FUNDING FOR SUBSTANCE ABUSE & BULLYING PREVENTION PROGRAMS IN PORT WASHINGTON

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola) has secured state funding for substance abuse & bullying prevention programs in the Port Washington School District. 

     The $25,000 in state funding will support programs offered by the District’s Safety & Substance Abuse Task Force. According to the District, programs supported by the funding will focus on improved education about the gateway drugs that have led to Long Island’s rapidly growing heroin epidemic, as well as bullying prevention. 

June 27, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS & WESTBURY COMMUNITY CELEBRATE 90TH ANNIVERSARY OF ROBERT BACON CHILDREN’S LIBRARY

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola) recently joined with the Westbury community to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the Robert Bacon Children’s Library. 

     The library, which first opened its doors on June 24, 1924, was a gift to the Westbury community by the Bacon family in memory of Colonel Robert Bacon, the Secretary of State and Ambassador to France under President Theodore Roosevelt. In 1965, the Library was incorporated as part of the Westbury Library.

June 26, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS & TOWN OF NORTH HEMPSTEAD HONOR STATE CHAMPION MANHASSET GIRLS LACROSSE TEAM

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola) and the Town of North Hempstead recently joined together to honor the Manhasset High School Girls Lacrosse Team on capturing the New York State Class B State Championship. 

     The Indians finished the season with 19 wins, including victories over Wantagh High School in the Nassau County Championship and Sayville High School in the Long Island Championship. The team captured the State Championship with an 11-7 win over Victor Senior High School. 

June 26, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS HELPS OPEN WILLISTON PARK LIBRARY’S NEW CHILDREN’S ROOM

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola) helped officially rededicate the new children’s room at the Williston Park Public Library. Senator Martins secured state funding to enable the library to undertake the community improvement project.

     Senator Martins (right) and Williston Park Mayor Paul Ehrbar (left) views the “crayon kiosk,” which contains iPads loaded with educational technology for children. The kiosk is part of the newly renovated children’s room at the Williston Park Library.

June 25, 2014
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