Jack M. Martins' Press releases

SENATOR MARTINS KICKS OFF HOLIDAY TOY DRIVE TO BENEFIT CHILDREN IN WINTHROP UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL

Residents & Community Groups Invited to Donate New, Unused Toys to Benefit Children in Winthrop’s Hagedorn Pediatric Inpatient Center

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) is inviting residents to participate in his annual holiday toy drive.

     Residents and community organizations are invited to donate new, unused toys to the program. All toys collected will be donated to children in Winthrop University Hospital’s Hagedorn Pediatric Inpatient Center.

November 26, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS ANNOUNCES STATE FUNDING FOR NEW IMPROVEMENTS AT WILLISTON PARK LIBRARY

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) announced that he has secured state funding for technology and facility improvements at the Williston Park Library.

     The library will use the $25,000 in state funding to upgrade technology at the service desks, thereby allowing staff to assist patrons in a more efficient manner. The library will also be repainting and installing new carpeting in its reading and staff areas.

     “The Williston Park Library is an invaluable resource for local residents. Investing in new technology will help enhance the services the Library provides to the Williston Park community. I am pleased to support the Library’s efforts,” said Senator Martins.

November 25, 2014
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From the Desk of Senator Jack M. Martins

Thanksgiving Thoughts

     Every year, I ask sixth-graders in our district to write a Thanksgiving essay, the theme being, “What are you most thankful for?” Truth be told, I remember well that I wasn’t overly enthusiastic about these kinds of “extra” writing assignments as a student – especially with promise of holidays and vacation just on the horizon. Yet the response to our voluntary contest grows annually, with hundreds of entries this year. Clearly, our young people have something to say. 

November 24, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS WELCOMES BETHPAGE FEDERAL CREDIT UNION TO ALBERTSON

Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District, fourth left) recently helped welcome Bethpage Federal Credit Union to its new location in Albertson. Senator Martins joined with representatives from Bethpage Federal Credit Union, along with fellow local officials Assemblyman Ed Ra, North Hempstead Town Clerk Wayne Wink, and North Hempstead Town Councilman Peter Zuckerman, in cutting the ribbon on the new branch.

November 20, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS HELPS RAISE AWARENESS ABOUT ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently took the Virtual Dementia Tour to help raise awareness about Alzheimer’s disease. Senator Martins joined Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano, Alzheimer’s Foundation of America CEO Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr., and others in taking the tour.

November 19, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS WARNS RESIDENTS ABOUT NEW TAX SCAMS

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) is warning consumers about a new scam in which thieves steal from people by tricking them into paying fraudulent tax debts. 

     According to the New York State Attorney General’s Office, scammers have been calling residents, claiming they owe back taxes and promising to settle the alleged debt for a portion of the owed amount. These scammers are also reportedly using high-pressure tactics to intimidate victims into paying.

     Residents should remember the following tips from the Attorney General's Office to avoid falling victim to this scam:

November 17, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS & MAYOR TWEEDY SUPPORT FLORAL PARK SCREAMING EAGLES ROLLER HOCKEY

Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) and Floral Park Mayor Tom Tweedy recently attended a Floral Park Screaming Eagles roller hockey game, where they each dropped a ceremonial first puck. The Screaming Eagles Roller Hockey League is a youth league which gives Floral Park children a fun and safe place to learn and play the game of hockey.

Senator Martins and Mayor Tweedy are pictured dropping the ceremonial first puck at a recent Floral park Screaming Eagles game.

 

November 13, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS PROVIDES LEGISLATIVE UPDATE TO MANHASSET MEN’S CLUB

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently visited with members of the Manhasset Men’s Club at the Congregational Church of Manhasset to give them an update on state legislative issues. Senator Martins talked about the progress New York State has been making; cutting taxes, controlling state spending, creating jobs, and making smart investments in infrastructure and education.

     Senator Martins is pictured speaking with members of the Manhasset Men’s Club at the Congregational Church of Manhasset.

November 12, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS ANNOUNCES NEW LAW TO HELP HOMELESS VETERANS

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola) announced that legislation he sponsored creating a Homeless Veterans Assistance Fund to support military servicemen and women who need help with housing has been signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo. The law allows New Yorkers to contribute to the fund when filing their personal income taxes. 

November 10, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS HONORS HICKSVILLE’S NEWEST EAGLE SCOUT

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently honored Nolan Mingst of Hicksville for attaining the prestigious rank of Eagle Scout. Senator Martins attended the Court of Honor to personally congratulate Nolan, a member of Boy Scout Troop 3211, on earning scouting’s highest honor.

     “Nolan has spent years serving his community and working hard to achieve something only a select few ever do; the rank of Eagle Scout. Making this achievement even more special is the fact that Nolan is only a sophomore in high school. The entire community is very proud of Nolan and we congratulate him on earning this very prestigious honor,” said Senator Martins.

November 7, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS CELEBRATES GRAND OPENING OF ANDREA’S BAKE SHOPPE & CAFÉ IN WILLISTON PARK

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently attended the grand opening celebration of Andrea’s Bake Shoppe & Café in Williston Park (638 Willis Avenue). Senator Martins congratulated owners Andrea DiGinoti and Tony DiGrigoli and wished them many years of success.

     Senator Martins is pictured with owners Andrea DiGinoti and Tony DiGrigoli at the grand opening of Andrea’s Bake Shoppe & Café.

 

November 3, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS JOINS WITH VOLUNTEERS IN CLEANING UP BAXTER’S POND/BARBARA JOHNSON PARK AND PRESERVE IN PORT WASHINGTON

Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently joined with volunteers in cleaning up Baxter’s Pond/Barbara Johnson Park and Preserve in Port Washington. The cleanup was organized by the Baxter’s Pond Foundation.

Senator Martins (second row center) is pictured with Assemblywoman Michelle Schimel, Legislator Delia DeRiggi-Whitton, Baxter Estates Deputy Mayor Charles Comer, Baxter Estates Trustee Nora Haagenson, Baxter’s Pond Foundation President Nancy Comer, and volunteers from the Baxter’s Pond Foundation at the cleanup event.

 

October 30, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS WELCOMES LOCAL CUB SCOUTS TO HIS OFFICE

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently welcomed Pack 489 scouts from New Hyde Park, Garden City Park, and Stewart Manor to his district office. Senator Martins talked with the scouts about government, how laws are made, and what his job is as a New York State Senator.

     Senator Martins is pictured with the cub scouts from Pack 489.

October 30, 2014
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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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