Jack M. Martins' Press releases

SENATOR MARTINS JOINS CARLE PLACE COMMUNITY AT ANNUAL FUN RUN/WALK

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently joined with members of the Carle Place community at the Carle Place Civic Association’s annual Fun Run/Walk. Senator Martins served as the starter for the race and cheered participants on as they ran and walked through the streets of Carle Place.

     Senator Martins (right) and Nassau County Legislator Laura Schaefer (left) are pictured with some of the runners and walkers who took part in the Carle Place Civic Association’s annual Fun Run/Walk.

October 28, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS AWARDS LIBERTY MEDAL TO MANHASSET RESIDENT DOROTHY FORTE

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently awarded the New York State Senate Liberty Medal to Manhasset resident Dorothy Forte. Senator Martins presented the award to Dorothy in recognition of her many years of devoted service to helping women affected by breast cancer. 

October 24, 2014
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FLORAL PARK-BELLEROSE STUDENTS WELCOME SENATOR MARTINS TO THEIR CLASS

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently served as a guest reader to fourth grade students at Floral Park-Bellerose Elementary School. Senator Martins read “The Retired Kid” by Jon Agee to the students as part of the school’s Parents as Reading Partners (PARP) week.

October 24, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS VISITS SPECTRUM DESIGNS IN PORT WASHINGTON

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently visited Spectrum Designs Foundation in Port Washington to congratulate Brent Matthew Lillard on receiving the William B. Joslin Outstanding Performance Award from New York State Industries for the Disabled. Brent was nominated for the award by the Foundation, which aims to provide gainful employment and meaningful work opportunities to individuals with autism, for all his hard work and the crucial role he plays there.

October 21, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS TO HOLD “HOW TO PROTECT YOUR CHILD” WORKSHOP FOR PARENTS OF CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) will be holding a free workshop to help parents who have children with special needs. The “How to Protect Your Child Legally and Financially” workshop will take place on Monday, October 27th at 7 pm at the Hicksville Library (169 Jerusalem Avenue, Hicksville). 

     The event will feature a presentation by Andrew Coen, Esq. and Mitch Weisbrot, CLU, ChSNC, both of whom are fathers of children with disabilities, to inform parents about the legal and financial preparations crucial to safeguarding assets and benefits for their special needs children.

     Topics of discussion will include:

October 20, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS SPONSORS FREE CHILD SAFETY SEAT CHECK IN MINEOLA

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently sponsored a free child safety seat check in Mineola.

     Officials from the Nassau County Traffic Safety Board performed free safety seat inspections to make sure that drivers have their children’s car seats properly installed and secured. Child safety seats can reduce the threat of injury or death by as much as 65 percent, but only if they are installed properly, according to the Nassau County Traffic Safety Board.

October 20, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS HONORS MANHASSET/ROSLYN EAGLE SCOUTS

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently honored Manhasset/Roslyn residents Brendan Watson, Steven Squillante, and Trevor Cox for attaining the prestigious rank of Eagle Scout. Senator Martins attended the Court of Honor to personally congratulate Brendan, Steven, and Trevor, members of Boy Scout Troop 71, on earning scouting’s highest honor.

     “Brendan, Steven, and Trevor have spent years serving their community and working hard to achieve something only a select few ever do; the rank of Eagle Scout. The entire community is very proud of Brendan, Steven, and Trevor, and we congratulate them on attaining this very prestigious honor,” said Senator Martins.

October 20, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS CONGRATULATES NEW PORT WASHINGTON POLICE CHIEF

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently attended the swearing-in ceremony for new Port Washington Police District Chief James Salerno. Senator Martins congratulated Chief Salerno and wished him the very best for success.

     Chief Salerno has been serving the community as a member of the Port Washington Police District for nearly 30 years, the last ten as an Assistant Chief to now-retired Chief William Kilfoil. Chief Salerno is the 10th Police Chief in the District’s history.

     Senator Martins (right) is pictured with new Port Washington Police Chief James Salerno.

October 17, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS, COUNTY EXECUTIVE MANGANO, AND LEGISLATOR NICOLELLO HELP MANHASSET RESIDENTS APPLY FOR PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola), County Executive Ed Mangano, and Legislator Rich Nicolello recently sponsored a property tax exemptions workshop to help local residents save on their property taxes.  The program was held at the Manhasset Library.

October 17, 2014
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SENATORS MARTINS, SKELOS, AND HANNON CALL FOR A COMPREHENSIVE EBOLA RESPONSE PLAN

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District), New York State Senate Health Committee Chairman Kemp Hannon (R, Nassau), and Senate Majority Co-Leader Dean G. Skelos (R, Rockville Centre) today called on state health, emergency services, and homeland security officials to immediately develop a comprehensive plan to address New York’s readiness to combat the Ebola virus. They were joined by Victor F. Politi, M.D., FACP, FACEP, President and Chief Executive Officer of the NuHealth System/Nassau Health Care Corporation, and Nassau County Health Commissioner Lawrence E. Eisenstein, MD, FACP, at a press conference held at Nassau University Medical Center in East Meadow.

October 15, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS CONGRATULATES MANHASSET SCOUT ON COMPLETING EAGLE SCOUT PROJECT BENEFITTING SCIENCE MUSEUM OF LONG ISLAND

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District, pictured fourth left) recently congratulated Manhasset resident Vincent Tomaselli on completing his Eagle Scout project to benefit the Science Museum of Long Island. Vincent is a member of Boy Scout Troop 71 and a junior at Manhasset High School. 

     Vincent’s Eagle Scout project was to totally refurbish the unfinished attic of the Museum’s barn so that it could be repurposed and used as the museum’s new anthropology lab. The project took approximately six months of work to complete.

October 14, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS JOINS WITH CARLE PLACE SCHOOL DISTRICT AT HOMECOMING

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently joined with the Carle Place School District at their homecoming game.

     Senator Martins, along with Assemblyman Ed Ra, Legislator Laura Schaefer, and East Williston Deputy Mayor Bonnie Parente, also joined with district officials and students in cutting the ribbon on Carle Place High School’s brand new athletic field.

     Senator Martins (fifth left) is pictured as he helps Carle Place students, staff, and administrators officially open Carle Place High School’s new turf field. He’s joined by Assemblyman Ra, Legislator Schaefer, and Deputy Mayor Parente.

October 14, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS JOINS WITH NORTH SHORE CHILD & FAMILY GUIDANCE CENTER AT REDEDICATION OF BEREAVEMENT & TRAUMA CENTER IN ROSLYN HEIGHTS

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently attended the re-dedication of North Shore Child & Family Guidance Center’s Lucille & Martin Kantor Bereavement and Trauma Center in Roslyn Heights. 

     The Center offers assistance to children, youths and their families during times of grief and trauma, including family members of suicide victims and parents of murdered children. People in need can take advantage of these services by calling 516-626-1971.

October 10, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS HONORS NEW HYDE PARK’S NEWEST EAGLE SCOUTS

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently honored New Hyde Park residents David Capodanno and Domenic Pietromonaco for attaining the prestigious rank of Eagle Scout. Senator Martins attended the Court of Honor to personally congratulate David and Domenic, members of Boy Scout Troop 544, on earning scouting’s highest honor.

     “After many years of hard work, serving their community and rising through scouting’s ranks, David and Domenic achieved a goal which only a select few ever attain; the rank of Eagle Scout. The entire community is very proud of David and Domenic, and we congratulate them on attaining this very prestigious honor,” said Senator Martins.

October 10, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS & COUNTY EXECUTIVE MANGANO TO SPONSOR PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS WORKSHOP IN PORT WASHINGTON

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola) and Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano will be sponsoring a Property Tax Exemptions Workshop in Port Washington. The program will take place on Monday, October 20th from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm at the Port Washington Library (1 Library Drive, Port Washington). 

     Tax exemption specialists from the Nassau County Department of Assessment will be available to provide assistance, answer questions, and help residents file for the following property tax exemptions:

     • Basic STAR

     • Enhanced STAR

     • Senior Citizens

     • Veterans and Cold War Veterans

October 9, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS & EAST COAST MMA & FITNESS HOLD ANTI-BULLYING PROGRAM IN HICKSVILLE

     To help combat bullying and raise awareness about this growing problem, Senator Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola) and East Coast MMA & Fitness recently presented a free bullying prevention program in Hicksville for families.

     The free program, entitled “Bully-Proof Your Child,” helped raise awareness about bullying, discussed the problem, and offered proactive steps about preventing bullying and helping someone who is being bullied.

     Senator Martins (back row center) is pictured with Legislator Rose Marie Walker, staff from East Coast MMA, and families who participated in the bullying prevention program in Hicksville.

 

October 8, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS TO PRESENT COLLEGE FINANCIAL AID SEMINAR FOR FAMILIES

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) will be sponsoring a program to help parents and students learn about the different types of financial aid which may be available to them. The program will take place on Thursday, October 16th at the Hillside Library (155 Lakeville Road, New Hyde Park) beginning at 7 pm. 

October 6, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS TO SPONSOR FREE CHILD SAFETY SEAT CHECK IN MINEOLA

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola) will be sponsoring a free child safety seat check on Saturday, October 18th in Mineola. The free car seat safety check will be held from 10 am to 1 pm at Wilson Park (185 Westbury Avenue, Mineola).

     Officials from the Nassau County Traffic Safety Board will be performing free safety seat inspections to make sure that drivers have their children’s car seats properly installed and secured. Child safety seats can reduce the threat of injury or death by as much as 65 percent, but only if they are installed properly, according to the Nassau County Traffic Safety Board. The Nassau County Traffic Safety Board also estimates that as many as 90 percent of these seats are improperly installed.

October 6, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS, COUNTY EXECUTIVE MANGANO, & LEGISLATOR NICOLELLO TO SPONSOR PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS WORKSHOP IN MANHASSET

    Senator Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola), Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano, and Legislator Richard Nicolello will be sponsoring a Property Tax Exemptions Workshop in Manhasset.  The program will take place on Thursday, October 16th from 1-3 pm at the Manhasset Library (30 Onderdonk Avenue, Manhasset). 

    Tax exemption specialists from the Nassau County Department of Assessment will be available to provide assistance, answer questions, and help residents file for the following property tax exemptions:

Basic STAR
Enhanced STAR
Senior Citizens
Veterans and Cold War Veterans
Volunteer Firefighters and Ambulance Workers
Limited Income Disability
Home Improvement

 

October 3, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS & COUNTY EXECUTIVE MANGANO SPONSOR FREE KIDPIX PHOTO ID PROGRAM IN WILLISTON PARK

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) and Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano recently sponsored a free KidPix photo ID program in Williston 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 Martins is pictured with the Wright family of Williston Park (mother Keisha, four year old Nathaniel, and nine year old Ricardo) who received KidPix ID cards through the program.

October 2, 2014
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