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From the Desk of Senator Jack M. Martins

Lets Level the Playing Field

July 23, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS & DEPARTMENT OF FINANCIAL SERVICES TO HOLD FORECLOSURE PREVENTION PROGRAMS IN WESTBURY AND HICKSVILLE

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola) is partnering with the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) to provide services and assistance to homeowners facing foreclosure.

     Senator Martins has arranged to have DFS’ Mobile Foreclosure Relief Center to come to the community at the following locations:

     • Wednesday, August 6th

        10 am to 6 pm

        Westbury Library (445 Jefferson Street, Westbury)

     • Friday, August 8th

       9 am to 5 pm

       Hicksville Library (169 Jerusalem Avenue, Hicksville)

 

July 23, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS, COUNTY EXECUTIVE MANGANO, & LEGISLATOR NICOLELLO TO SPONSOR PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS WORKSHOPS IN ALBERTSON & NEW HYDE PARK

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola), Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano, and Legislator Richard Nicolello will be sponsoring two Property Tax Exemptions Workshops in Albertson and New Hyde Park. 

     The workshops will be held on: 

     • Thursday, July 31st from 1 pm to 3 pm at the Shelter Rock Library (165 Searingtown Road, Albertson).

     • Thursday, August 7th from 1 pm to 3 pm at the Hillside Library (155 Lakeville Road, New Hyde Park)

     At both programs, tax exemption specialists from the Nassau County Department of Assessment will provide assistance, answer questions, and help residents file for the following property tax exemptions:

July 22, 2014
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Property Tax Exemptions Workshop- Hicksville

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola), Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano, and Legislator Rose Marie Walker will be sponsoring a Property Tax Exemptions Workshops in Hicksville. The workshop will be held on Friday, August 15th from 1-3 pm at the Hicksville Library (169 Jerusalem Avenue, Hicksville). 

     At the program, tax exemption specialists from the Nassau County Department of Assessment will 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

August 15, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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Property Tax Exemptions Workshops-New Hyde Park

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola), Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano, and Legislator Richard Nicolello will be sponsoring a Property Tax Exemptions Workshop in New Hyde Park.

     The workshops will be held on Thursday, August 7th from 1 pm to 3 pm at the Hillside Library (155 Lakeville Road, New Hyde Park)

     At both programs, tax exemption specialists from the Nassau County Department of Assessment will 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

August 7, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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Property Tax Exemptions Workshops-Albertson

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola), Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano, and Legislator Richard Nicolello will be sponsoring a Property Tax Exemptions Workshop in Albertson.

     The workshops will be held on Thursday, July 31st from 1 pm to 3 pm at the Shelter Rock Library (165 Searingtown Road, Albertson).

     At the program, tax exemption specialists from the Nassau County Department of Assessment will 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

July 31, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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SENATOR MARTINS STATEMENT ON AGREEMENT TO AVOID LIRR STRIKE

     “Today, Long Islanders got the news they’ve been hoping to hear; that a Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) strike has been averted. The agreement between the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and LIRR workers will ensure that Long Islanders do not suffer a strike which would have caused serious harm to our economy and gridlock across Long Island. Importantly, all sides have promised that this contract will not increase fares for already overburdened LIRR riders.

     We’ve been urging Governor Cuomo to get personally involved to try and help the MTA and workers bridge the gap. I thank him for listening and applaud his efforts to bring all sides together to reach an agreement.”

July 17, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS INVITES FAMILIES TO PARTICIPATE IN HIS SUMMER READING PROGRAM

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola) is inviting local families to participate in his annual summer reading program. The program helps promote literacy and encourages children to continue reading during the summer months. 

     “Making reading fun for kids is the best way to help them develop a love for it. This program helps children continue to build their reading skills during the summer months in a fun and enjoyable way. I invite all families to participate,” said Senator Martins.

July 17, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS APPLAUDS GOVERNOR CUOMO FOR DIRECTING MTA & LIRR WORKERS BACK TO THE NEGOTIATING TABLE

     “Governor Cuomo calling on the MTA and LIRR workers to go back to the negotiating table is a welcome step towards averting a LIRR strike.

     We have been urging the Governor to bring both sides back to the table, and I thank him for doing so. A LIRR strike would be a disaster, would paralyze Long Island’s transportation infrastructure and cause up to $50 million in economic losses a day. Every Long Islander will be impacted, whether they commute or not. I thank the Governor for listening.

     This is a positive step, but we are not out of the woods yet. I hope the Governor will continue his efforts personally to help both sides break the logjam and reach an agreement, before a strike occurs.”

July 16, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS: GOVERNOR MUST GET IN THE GAME TO HELP PREVENT LIRR STRIKE

     With news that Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Chairman Tom Prendergast has stopped negotiating with Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) workers, Senator Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola) once again called on Governor Andrew Cuomo to intervene to help avert a LIRR strike.

     “We need the Governor to bring both sides back together and mediate through this logjam. Long Islanders need him involved and engaged right through deadline. No one should be walking away from the negotiating table,” said Senator Martins.

July 15, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS TO SPONSOR FREE PROSTATE CANCER PSA TEST PROGRAM IN WESTBURY

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola), in conjunction with the Integrated Medical Foundation and Shiel Medical Labs, will be sponsoring a free prostate cancer PSA test program in Westbury. The free PSA blood tests will be provided on Tuesday, August 5th between 4 pm and 6 pm at the Westbury Community Center, located at 360 Post Avenue in Westbury. 

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

     • Open to all men ages 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;

July 14, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS: NEW MEASURES TO COMBAT HEROIN EPIDEMIC SIGNED INTO LAW

   Senator Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola) announced that legislation to combat the growing heroin and opioid abuse epidemic has been signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo.  Senator Martins was a sponsor of the legislation in the Senate.

  “Heroin and opioids are affecting every single community on Long Island.  Solving this crisis requires a comprehensive, aggressive approach.  Expanding treatment options, stregthening penalties for the drug dealers who are poisoning our communities, and expanding education for the children who are the number one target of this epidemic will help save lives.  I am pleased that we could work together in a bipartisan manner to protect our communities,” said Senator Martins.

July 11, 2014
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Prostate Cancer Screening Program- Westbury

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola), in conjunction with the Integrated Medical Foundation and Shiel Medical Labs, will be sponsoring a free prostate cancer PSA test program in Westbury. The free PSA blood tests will be provided on Tuesday, August 5th between 4 pm and 6 pm at the Westbury Community Center, located at 360 Post Avenue in Westbury.

     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;

August 5, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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From the Desk of Senator Jack M. Martins

The New, New York Middle Ground 

     When did bipartisanship become a bad thing?

     Well, one group of radicals here in New York is so upset that Republicans and Democrats were working together that they launched an all out war to stop it. They actually targeted people who were working together for progress. What’s worse is that it worked, and that should scare the hell out of all Long Islanders.

July 11, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS TO SPONSOR FREE LEGAL SERVICES PROGRAM IN NEW HYDE PARK

Mobile Legal Help Center Will Offer Free Legal Assistance to Residents in Need

     Senator Jack Martins (R-Mineola) announced that he will be sponsoring a program in New Hyde Park to provide free legal services to those in need.

July 10, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS, COUNTY EXECUTIVE MANGANO, & LEGISLATOR NICOLELLO TO SPONSOR KIDPIX CHILD ID PROGRAM IN MINEOLA

     Senator Jack Martins (R-Mineola), Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano, and Legislator Rich Nicolello will be sponsoring a free KidPix photo ID program in Mineola. The program will be held on Saturday, July 26th from 11 am to 2 pm at the Mineola Library (195 Marcellus Road, Mineola). 

July 8, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS & VILLAGE OF FLOWER HILL OPEN NEW COMMUNITY BASKETBALL COURT

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola) and the Village of Flower Hill recently opened a new community basketball court in Flower Hill Park. Senator Martins secured $50,000 in state funding to help the Village undertake this community improvement project. 

July 7, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS & COUNTY EXECUTIVE MANGANO TO SPONSOR FREE NARCAN TRAINING SEMINAR IN ELMONT FOR FAMILIES

     To help combat the growing epidemic on prescription drug abuse and heroin, Senator Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola) and County Executive Ed Mangano will be sponsoring a free Narcan training seminar for residents. The program will take place on Thursday, July 17th from 7 pm- 9 pm at the Elmont Fire Department (95 Lehrer Avenue, Elmont).

     The program will teach residents what to do in the event that someone overdoses on Oxycodone, Hyrdrocodone, and Heroin. Residents will learn how to administer a lifesaving antidote called Narcan, which is administered through a simple nasal spray, that can reverse the fatal effects of an Opioid overdose. Participants over the age of 18 will receive a free nasal Narcan kit at the event.

July 7, 2014
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Narcan Training Program- Elmont

     To help combat the growing epidemic on prescription drug abuse and heroin, Senator Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola) and County Executive Ed Mangano will be sponsoring a free Narcan training seminar for residents. The program will take place on Thursday, July 17th from 7 pm- 9 pm at the Elmont Fire Department (95 Lehrer Avenue, Elmont).

     The program will teach residents what to do in the event that someone overdoses on Oxycodone, Hyrdrocodone, and Heroin. Residents will learn how to administer a lifesaving antidote called Narcan, which is administered through a simple nasal spray, that can reverse the fatal effects of an Opioid overdose. Participants over the age of 18 will receive a free nasal Narcan kit at the event.

July 17, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Free Legal Services Program- New Hyde Park

     Senator Jack Martins (R-Mineola) announced that he will be sponsoring a program in New Hyde Park to provide free legal services to those in need. 

     Senator Martins has arranged to bring the Mobile Legal Help Center to the Herricks Community Center, located at 999 Herricks Road in New Hyde Park, on Friday, August 8th from 10 am to 3 pm. The Mobile Legal Help Center, which is a partnership between the New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG) and the New York State Office of Court Administration, brings free, civil legal services directly into communities.

     NYLAG staff will be available to provide free legal assistance to local residents on issues related to:

August 8, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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