Williston Park Doctor Starts Non-Profit to Collect and Distribute Footwear
Senator Jack M. Martins recently congratulated Dr. Mary Carlson for her work for Shoes For All, a non-profit organization Dr. Carlson founded to collect and distribute shoes to those less fortunate and in desperate need of footwear.
Dr. Carlson, podiatrist with an office located in Williston Park, ran her first shoe drive at a local street fair in September 2010. The tremendous community support encouraged her to continue her outreach service. The result was Shoes For All, which is making a difference in the lives of those less fortunate by providing shoes, which will ultimately prevent foot health problems.
Senator Jack M. Martins recently attended Project Independence at Christopher Morley Park. Project Independence, sponsored by the Town of North Hemsptead Department of Services For the Aging, assists seniors. Senator Martins has close connections to the senior community and also has made his office available for anyone seeking assistance in state issues.
Senator Jack M. Martins recently attended the Telugu Literary and Cultural Association (TLCA) Picnic, where he discussed issues with members of this prestigious Indian associations. It was a beautiful Sunday afternoon at Christopher Morley Park. Senator Martins was honored to have spent time with the esteemed members of TLCA of New York, one of the earliest Indian Associations in North America and the first Telugu association. The TLCA was formed with the primary goal of promoting the Telugu Literary and Cultural Activities in the tristate area. Successive generations of Telugu children and adults have benefited from its tremendous success towards this goal, as can be seen by the vitality of its programs even 35 years later.
Senator Jack M. Martins recently attended the 4th Annual Mineola Street Fair. Merchants, community leaders and residents were out in full force as the village's downtown was busy and alive with music. The fair was sponsored by the Mineola Chamber of Commerce and the Village of Mineola.
While at the fair, Senator Martins met up with Mineola Mayor Scott Strauss and Deputy Mayor Paul Pereira. The fair began four years ago when Senator Martins was serving as the Mayor of the Village of Mineola as a way to promote the downtown area and its businesses as well as the many worthwhile community organizations the village is blessed to have.
For the second straight year, Senator Jack M. Martins was an active participant in the New York State Senate Unidad Latina Conference, which brings together hundreds of individuals who represent a cross section of our region’s Hispanic community, including community, business and policy leaders.
Presented by members of the New York State Senate, the conference featured booth exhibits, legislative workshops, networking receptions, a luncheon, roundtable discussions and other activities. A principal goal of this two-day gathering will be to highlight and address issues of concern for Hispanic New Yorkers.
Flu Shots Will Be Given, Valuable Health Screenings Also Scheduled
Senator Jack M. Martins will be sponsoring a Health and Wellness Fair for all residents of the Seventh Senate District on Saturday, October 20, from 1-4 p.m. at Carle Place High School, located at 168 Cherry Lane. Multiple organizations have agreed to participate and, together with Senator Martins’ office, will provide valuable services to the community.
As a former library trustee, Senator Jack M. Martins has been a staunch supporter of libraries and the services they provide for local communities. Recently, at the Port Washington Library, Senator Martins held at roundtable discussion on issues important to libraries and the challenges they face.
Libraries are facing challenging times in trying to provide public services with limited funding. In this digital age, libraries have become resources for job searches as well as in-depth research projects.
Senator Martins, a former library trustee himself, held the roundtable discussion as a way to raise awareness of the issues facing libraries and the importance of the services they provide for both adults and children.
Senator Jack M. Martins met with residents at the Great Neck Library to discuss issues important to the community. Among the issues discussed were hydo-fracking and local zoning. Senator Martins believes strongly in meeting with residents to listen to their questions and concerns. It's why he has scheduled mobile office hours throughout the Seventh Senate District.
Senator Jack M. Martins recently visited the Westbury Boxing Gym, a local business located in Westbury. Senator Martins is a big supporter of small businesses, which are vital to the economy in our region.
The project to repave Jericho Turnpike is underway and, in an effort to make sure the communities are well informed, Senator Jack M. Martins facilitated a meeting between representatives from the New York State Department of Transportation and the officials from the Villages of New Hyde Park, Floral Park and Bellerose. The project involves the repavement of Jericho Turnpike, which is a state road that hasn't been repaved in quite some time. While workers will strive to impact communities as little as possible, Senator Martins wanted to ensure that the villages would be kept informed concerning the project and its progress.
Senator Martins had also facilitated a meeting some time ago with the Villages of Mineola and Westbury.