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SENATOR MARTINS: PORT WASHINGTON POLICE TO RECEIVE NEW STATE FUNDING

     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.

July 31, 2015
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FROM THE DESK OF SENATOR JACK M. MARTINS

Second Chances

     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.

July 30, 2015
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SENATOR MARTINS & LEGISLATOR NICOLELLO TO SPONSOR PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS WORKSHOP IN NEW HYDE PARK

     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:

     · Basic STAR

     · Enhanced STAR

     · Senior Citizens

     · Veterans and Cold War Veterans

     · Volunteer Firefighters and Ambulance Workers

July 29, 2015
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Breast Cancer Screening Program-Floral Park

     Senator Jack M. Martins, in conjunction with NuHealth, is sponsoring a breast cancer screening program on Thursday, November 5th from 9 am to 12 pm at the Floral Park Library (17 Caroline Place, Floral Park).

     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.

November 5, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Breast Cancer Screening Program-Port Washington

     Senator Jack M. Martins, in conjunction with NuHealth, is sponsoring a breast cancer screening program on Thursday, December 3rd from 9 am to 12 pm at the Port Washington Library (1 Library Drive, Port Washington).

     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.

December 3, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Free Prostate Cancer PSA Test Program-Port Washington

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District), 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 Thursday, November 19th between 4 pm and 6 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 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;

November 19, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Property Tax Exemptions Workshop-Manhasset

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) and Legislator Richard Nicolello will be sponsoring a Property Tax Exemptions Workshop in Manhasset. The program will take place on Tuesday, September 29th 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

September 29, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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Property Tax Exemptions Workshop- New Hyde Park

     Senator Jack M. Martins 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:

     • Basic STAR

     • Enhanced STAR

     • Senior Citizens

     • Veterans and Cold War Veterans

August 20, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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Breast Cancer Screening Program-Westbury

     Senator Jack M. Martins and Legislator Laura Schaefer, 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.

September 9, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Free Prostate Cancer PSA Test Program- Westbury

     Senator Jack M. Martins, in conjunction with the Integrated Medical Foundation and Shiel Medical Laboratory, will be sponsoring a free prostate cancer PSA test program in Westbury. The free PSA blood tests will be provided on Thursday, October 8th between 5 pm and 6:30 pm at the Westbury Library (445 Jefferson Street, 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;

October 8, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
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SENATOR MARTINS TO SPONSOR FREE LEGAL SERVICES PROGRAM IN WESTBURY

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

     Senator Jack Martins (R-7th Senate District) announced that he will be sponsoring a program in Westbury to provide free legal services to those in need.

     Senator Martins has arranged to bring the Mobile Legal Help Center to the Westbury Library (445 Jefferson Street, Westbury) on Tuesday, August 18th 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.

July 28, 2015
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SENATOR MARTINS JOINS WITH HELEN KELLER NATIONAL CENTER IN COMMEMORATING 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently joined with the Helen Keller National Center in Sands Point in celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA). 

     Signed into law on July 26, 1990 by President George H. W. Bush, the ADA was a giant step towards eliminating discrimination against individuals with disabilities. The ADA, together with enhancements made in 2008, gives individuals with disabilities civil rights protections and equal opportunities for access to businesses, employment, transportation, state and local government programs and services, and telecommunications. 

July 27, 2015
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SENATOR MARTINS: GREAT NECK BREAST CANCER COALITION TO RECEIVE NEW STATE FUNDING

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) announced that he has secured state funding for the Great Neck Breast Cancer Coalition to continue its efforts in the fight against breast cancer. 

July 23, 2015
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Free Legal Assistance Program-Westbury

     Senator Jack Martins (R-7th Senate District) announced that he will be sponsoring a program in Westbury to provide free legal services to those in need. 

     Senator Martins has arranged to bring the Mobile Legal Help Center to the Westbury Library (445 Jefferson Street, Westbury) on Tuesday, August 18th 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. 

August 18, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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SENATOR MARTINS HELPS HONOR FORMER ROSLYN HARBOR RESIDENT AND NOBEL LAUREATE GABRIELA MISTRAL

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently helped dedicate a plaque at the Roslyn Library in memory of former Roslyn Harbor resident Gabriela Mistral.

     Gabriela Mistral was a renowned poet, diplomat, and teacher who was a champion for civil rights and protecting the disenfranchised. She was the first ever Latin American to win the Nobel Prize in Literature. Originally born in Chile, she came to Roslyn Harbor in 1953, making her home on Motts Cove Road. She spent the final years of her life in Roslyn Harbor, passing away in 1957 at the age of 67.

July 21, 2015
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SENATOR MARTINS & STATE SENATE HONOR NEW CASSEL RESIDENT ON HER 100TH BIRTHDAY

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) announced that the New York State Senate recently honored New Cassel resident Helen Bonner upon the occasion of her 100th birthday. 

     The New York State Senate passed a legislative resolution, which Senator Martins sponsored, congratulating Ms. Bonner on reaching the milestone. With passage of the legislative resolution, Ms. Bonner will forever be part of the New York State Senate’s official record. 

July 20, 2015
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SENATOR MARTINS JOINS NEW HYDE PARK PAL IN DEDICATING TRIBUTE TO LONGTIME BOARD MEMBER

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently joined with members of the New Hyde Park PAL in paying tribute to a longtime member of the PAL Board.

     The New Hyde Park PAL dedicated a garden at the PAL Clubhouse in memory of June Murphy, who served as a member of the PAL Board for more than 30 years. Senator Martins, along with Legislator Rich Nicolello, joined the members in unveiling the memorial garden and paying tribute to Mrs. Murphy and her three decades of service to the children of New Hyde Park.

     Senator Martins is pictured speaking at the memorial garden dedication ceremony, which was held at New Hyde Park PAL Clubhouse.

July 20, 2015
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FROM THE DESK OF SENATOR JACK M. MARTINS

Averting Tragedy

     These days we hear the word “tragedy” thrown about frequently in the press. Every natural disaster, calamity or heartbreaking accident gets immediately tagged in headlines as being tragic. While there’s certainly enough bad news to go around, I can’t help but think back to what I learned in high school literature class: that a “tragedy” in its truest sense was some downfall or ruin caused by the character himself, that the person was somehow responsible for his or her own undoing.

July 17, 2015
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Join the Fight to Ban Gun Grip Cell Phone Cases

Please join Senator Martins in fighting to ban cell phone cases which are shaped like handguns.

Recent media reports noted that the “gun grip” cases can be easily purchased for as little as $10. They are shaped like pistols and revolvers, complete with triggers, and come in colors including black or silver, making them very hard to distinguish from a real gun. Sometimes the devices even come with apps that allow the user to play simulated games of Russian Roulette. The New York City Police Department (NYPD) and Nassau County Police Department recently warned about the dangers these “gun grip” cases pose to both residents and police officers.

July 16, 2015
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SENATOR MARTINS HONORS MANHASSET-LAKEVILLE FIREFIGHTERS FOR THEIR DEVOTED COMMUNITY SERVICE

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently honored members of the Manhasset-Lakeville Fire Department for their devoted service to the community. 

     Senator Martins sponsored legislative resolutions, which were passed by the New York State Senate, honoring the following Department members for their many years of volunteer service.

     • 60 year member: Ex-Chief Joseph Morris

     • 50 year member: Ex-Captain Preston Hicks, Sr.

     • 25 year member: Chief of Department Scott Garrigan

     • 25 year member: Ex-Chief Kyle Duggar

July 16, 2015
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