Jack M. Martins' Press releases

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 7, 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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SENATOR MARTINS, SENATOR MARCELLINO, & BUSINESS AND COMMUNITY LEADERS DEMAND MTA ABANDON PLANS TO MAKE MTA PAYROLL TAX PERMANENT

     Senator Martins discusses why the MTA should abandon its plans to make the MTA payroll tax permanent. He is joined by (l-r) Long Island Business Council Nassau Chairman Rich Bivone, Senator Carl Marcellino, Legislator Rich Nicolello, and Mayor Peter Cavallaro.

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola) and Senator Carl L. Marcellino (R-Syosset) today called on the MTA to abandon its plans to make the MTA payroll tax permanent. Senators Martins and Marcellino were joined by business and local government leaders in urging the MTA to reconsider its proposal.

October 1, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS TO SPONSOR FREE PROSTATE CANCER PSA TEST PROGRAM IN PORT WASHINGTON

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola), in conjunction with the Integrated Medical Foundation and Shiel Medical Laboratory, will be sponsoring a free prostate cancer PSA test program in Port Washington. The free PSA blood tests will be provided on Tuesday, October 28th between 4:30 pm and 6:30 pm at the Port Washington Library (1 Library Drive, Port Washington).

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

     • Open to all men between the ages of 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;

September 30, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS PRESENTS ELMONT ARMY SERGEANT WITH SENATE LIBERTY MEDAL

Staff Sergeant Jason Scarlata Receives Honor After Returning Home From His Fifth Overseas Deployment

     New York State Senator Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola) today presented the New York State Senate Liberty Medal to US Army Staff Sergeant Jason Scarlata of Elmont, who just returned home from serving in Afghanistan. Senator Martins presented the medal at his office surrounded by Staff Sergeant Scarlata’s family, including his wife and 18 month old son.

September 26, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS PARTICIPATES IN NEW HYDE PARK STREET FAIR

Senator Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola) recently participated in the 19th annual New Hyde Park Village Street Fair. The fair is a family-oriented festival which includes children’s activities, live entertainment, and showcases food, products, and services from local businesses and community organizations. This annual community event brings thousands of people into the heart of New Hyde Park.

September 24, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS SPEAKS WITH RESIDENTS AT WILLISTON DAY STREET FAIR

Senator Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola) recently attended the annual Williston Park Street Fair. The fair, which is sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce of the Willistons, is a family-oriented festival which includes children’s activities and showcases food and products from local businesses. This annual community event brings thousands of people into the heart of the Willistons.

September 24, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS STATEMENT ON MTA’S ATTEMPT TO MAKE MTA PAYROLL TAX PERMANENT AS PART OF PROPOSED CAPITAL PLAN

"The MTA payroll tax must be repealed entirely, not made permanent. I am disappointed in the MTA's including it as a funding mechanism for their capital plan and will continue to oppose this tax that has robbed businesses and taxpayers on Long Island of hundreds of millions of dollars and countless jobs. The MTA needs to go back to the drawing board and stop treating Long Island like its own ATM."

September 23, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS & EAST COAST MMA & FITNESS PRESENT ‘BULLY-PROOF YOUR CHILD’ ON SEPTEMBER 27TH IN HICKSVILLE

     To help combat bullying and raise awareness about this growing problem, Senator Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola) and East Coast MMA & Fitness are holding a seminar this Saturday, September 27th from 1:30 pm to 3 pm at East Coast MMA & Fitness (25 Woodbury Road, Hicksville).

     The free program, entitled “Bully-Proof Your Child,” is designed to raise awareness about bullying, discuss the problem, and offer proactive steps to prevent bullying and how to help someone who is being bullied. It is not a martial arts seminar.

September 23, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS INVITES RESIDENTS TO “DISCOVER LONG ISLAND” TOURISM PROGRAM IN NEW HYDE PARK ON SEPTEMBER 30TH

With fall now upon us, Senator Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola) is sponsoring a free “Discover Long Island” Tourism Program to inform residents about the many attractions on Long Island for residents to take advantage of this fall. The program will take place on Tuesday, September 30th at 1 p.m. at the Hillside Library (155 Lakeville Road, New Hyde Park).

September 23, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS ATTENDS GREAT NECK PLAZA AUTO SHOW/STREET FESTIVAL

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola) recently attended the 30th annual Great Neck Plaza Auto Show/Street Festival. The fair included family entertainment such as carnival games, live music, and rides, along with a showcase of vintage automobiles.

     Senator Martins (left) is pictured at the Auto Show/Street Festival with (l-r) Councilwoman Lee Seeman, Great Neck Park District Commissioner Dan Nachmanoff, Great Neck Park District Commissioner Bob Lincoln, Supervisor Judi Bosworth, Councilwoman Anna Kaplan, Great Neck Mayor Ralph Kreitzman, and Great Neck Plaza Mayor Jean Celender.

September 22, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS, LEGISLATOR WALKER, & LEGISLATOR SCHAEFER SPONSOR HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS FORUM IN HICKSVILLE

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola), Legislator Rose Marie Walker, and Legislator Laura Schaefer recently sponsored a hurricane preparedness forum in Hicksville. 

     Members of the Nassau County Office of Emergency Management (OEM) discussed safety, planning, response, and coordination for natural disasters, in addition to answering questions from residents about hurricane/severe storm preparedness. The seminar explained in detail about weather conditions, sheltering, and making a plan.

September 22, 2014
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