Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently joined Optimum Community, Madison Square Garden, and Knicks alumnus John Starks for a Read to Achieve event at Covert Avenue Elementary School in Elmont. Senator Martins helped bring the program, which encourages children to continue reading during the summer months to enhance their literacy skills, to the school.
Nearly 40 students from the Elmont School District and Gateway Youth Outreach programs attended the event. Mr. Starks and Senator Martins, with the help of some of the kids, read the book “Salt in His Shoes,” a story about Michael Jordan.
Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) was in Roslyn recently talking about the issues with local seniors.
Senator Martins served as the guest speaker at a meeting of the Gezunter Men’s Club at the Sid Jacobson JCC. Senator Martins gave an update on the progress the state has made over the last few years in cutting taxes, controlling spending, and making smart investments in education and infrastructure. Additionally, he detailed efforts to protect our environment and drinking water, fight the heroin epidemic, and support our first responders. Senator Martins also answered questions from the group.
Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently thanked Larry King of Floral Park for serving as a student intern in his district office this summer.
During his internship, Larry assisted Senator Martins and his staff with community programs, research, constituent services, and informational outreach. Larry is entering his senior year at Chaminade High School and is interested in attending one of the United States service academies after his graduation.
“Larry is a hard worker who did a great job this summer. My staff and I enjoyed having him be part of our office. We wish him good luck in his senior year,” said Senator Martins.
Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District, pictured right) recently visited St. Mary's Church in Manhasset to honor Monsignor John McCann (pictured left) for his many years of service to the Manhasset community.
Monsignor McCann celebrated his 50th anniversary of his ordination as a priest earlier this year. He served as Pastor of St. Mary’s from 1998 until his retirement this past June. He is now Pastor Emeritus of the Church.
A few weeks ago, my wife gleefully announced our upcoming family vacation to New York’s Letchworth State Park and was met by deafening silence broken only by the sound of crickets. My four daughters and I stared blankly at each other and then simultaneously began our barrage of desperate interrogation. Where was Letchworth? Weren’t state parks just a day trip on some sort of larger itinerary? Why a house over a hotel? How could anyone spend an entire week in a remote cabin in a remote state park? With just each other! What would we do for fun? What would we eat? How would we survive? And the single most nerve-wracking aspect of the whole trip: Would there be a Wi-Fi connection?
Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) and Legislator Rich Nicolello (R-9th Legislative District) recently sponsored a property tax exemptions workshop at the Hillside Library to help local residents save on their property taxes.
Specialists from the Nassau County Department of Assessment met one-on-one with homeowners to answer questions about New York State’s STAR and Enhanced STAR programs, as well as other property tax exemptions offered by Nassau County. Residents were also able to file applications for property tax exemptions on site.
Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently visited with local seniors at the Town of North Hempstead’s “Funday Monday” at North Hempstead Beach Park in Port Washington. Senator Martins chatted with seniors about local issues and provided assistance to those in need.
New Law Designates Section of the Cross Island Parkway in Honor of Police Officer Arthur Lopez
Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) announced that legislation he sponsored in memory of Nassau County Police Officer Arthur Lopez, who was killed in the line of duty, has been signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo.
Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently joined with members of the National Association of Professional Women’s Nassau County Chapter (NAPW Nassau County) in Williston Park at their recent event supporting The Women’s Veteran Program.
The Women’s Veteran Program is based in Northport and helps serve the unmet needs of brave female soldiers. The program provides women veterans with items that are not supplied by the VA and helps them adjust to their stay in the hospital.
Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) and Legislator Laura Schaefer (R-14th Legislative District), in conjunction with NuHealth, are sponsoring a breast cancer screening program on Wednesday, September 9th from 9 am to 12 pm at the Westbury Library (445 Jefferson Street, Westbury).
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.
NuHealth’s guidelines for the program are as follows:
• The program is open to Nassau County women age 40 and over.
Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently joined with members of the Indian-American community at the annual India Day Parade in Hicksville.
The parade, which commemorates the anniversary of India’s independence, is an annual tradition which showcases the culture and heritage of the Indian-American community. Thousands of people attended the parade to celebrate the many contributions Indian-Americans have made to our community.
Senator Martins is pictured marching in the annual India Day Parade with local officials and other honored guests.
Like most kids growing up, my friends and I would occasionally get into some trouble. And like most kids we blamed everyone and everything but ourselves, half-believing our half-baked excuses. But I remember an old neighborhood priest who’d see right through it, saying, “If it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck, and looks like a duck, it must be a duck.” Believe it or not, that simple lesson about taking things for face value is easily forgotten by many. Case in point would be the Obama administration’s pending nuclear deal with Iran.
Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently visited North Bay Cadillac in Great Neck for an event in support of the Manhasset-Lakeville Fire Department.
North Bay Cadillac presented a CPR training unit to the Department. The units allow personnel to teach area residents the correct way to provide CPR, allowing those trained to save the lives of heart attack victims in need of immediate attention. North Bay Cadillac is a member of the Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association (GNYADA) which administers the CPR donations on behalf of the National Automobile Dealers Association Charitable Foundation.
"Last night, Long Islanders said ‘goodbye’ to the Nassau Coliseum in a very appropriate way; by having one of our own, the iconic Billy Joel, perform the final concert. Being chosen as the Coliseum’s closing act is yet another honor for a man who is legendary in both his talent as a musician and his generosity in giving back to our community.
There is one more tribute New York State should give the Piano Man; renaming a portion of Route 107 in his hometown of Hicksville ‘Billy Joel Boulevard.’ While the Senate has passed this legislation, some Assemblymembers refuse to allow it to be considered by the Chamber because they feel such an honor should only be granted posthumously. It’s a shame that they have held this up.
Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently joined with members of the Mineola Volunteer Ambulance Corps at their annual Department picnic at Wilson Park. Senator Martins spent time talking with the members and thanked them for their service to the community.
Senator Martins (center) is pictured with (left to right) Commissioner Ed Rummel, Village of Mineola Trustee Paul Cusato, Town of North Hempstead Receiver of Taxes Charles Berman, Town of North Hempstead Supervisor Judi Bosworth, Assistant Chief Kevin Hartman, and Commissioner Thomas Devaney.
Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) announced that he has secured state funding for a road improvement project in the Village of Westbury.
“Road projects improve safety, make traveling easier, and enhance the overall quality of life in the community. Westbury will be rehabilitating several local roads and this state funding will help support their efforts to make life better in the Village,” said Senator Martins.
The $200,000 in state funding will be used by the Village to resurface and improve the following roads:
Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) announced that he has secured $10,000 in state funding for the Port Washington Police District. The state funding will be used to help the Port Washington Police undertake additional investigation and surveillance operations to combat crime and protect the community’s quality of life.
“Port Washington’s Police Officers work 24 hours a day, seven days a week to keep our streets safe. Delivering this new funding will allow the Port Washington Police to take additional steps to enhance the entire community’s quality of life,” said Senator Martins.
I generally tend to steer clear of Washington D.C. politics in these letters with you. It’s seems a strenuous enough task for me to navigate our collective boats through Albany waters. To also muse on the gridlock taking place on the Potomac might just be asking for trouble, especially these days, when discussing national politics brings out the worst in people on both sides of the aisle.
Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) and Legislator Richard Nicolello will be sponsoring a Property Tax Exemptions Workshop in New Hyde Park. The program will take place on Thursday, August 20th from 1-3 pm at the Hillside Library (155 Lakeville Road, New Hyde Park).
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: