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Say "No" to Fortunoff Casino Proposal

 

Nassau Off Track Betting (OTB) is currently in negotiations to install 1,000 Video Lottery Terminals (VLTs) at the former Fortunoff's store in Westbury. Many residents in the Westbury/Carle Place have expressed concerns about this proposal, including the potential for increased traffic and crime, as well as the impact on safety, quality of life, and home values.  Senator Martins shares these concerns and stands with the Carle Place/Westbury community. 

January 13, 2015
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SENATOR MARTINS THANKS HILLSIDE LIBRARY FOR PARTICIPATING IN HIS HOLIDAY TOY DRIVE

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently visited the Hillside Library in New Hyde Park to thank patrons and staff for participating in his annual holiday toy drive. 

     Senator Martins’ holiday toy drive is an annual program which collected new, unused toys to benefit children in Winthrop-University Hospital. Senator Martins visited the Library to pick-up the toys and personally thank the students for their efforts.

January 13, 2015
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SENATOR MARTINS ANNOUNCES SENATE ACTION ON WOMEN’S EQUALITY LEGISLATION

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) announced that the New York State Senate has passed legislation that would enhance the rights of women and protect those who are most vulnerable to abuse and discrimination. The comprehensive package of legislation, of which Senator Martins is a sponsor, would: stop human trafficking; ensure equal pay for equal work; combat sexual harassment in the workplace; end gender discrimination in employment, housing and credit decisions; make reasonable work accommodations available for pregnant women; and provide stronger protections for domestic violence victims.

January 12, 2015
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SENATOR MARTINS SPONSORS COMMUNITY BASKETBALL CLINIC FOR CHILDREN

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently sponsored a free basketball skills challenge camp for local elementary school children. The program was held at Dutch Broadway School and Elmont Memorial High School in Elmont.

     The program allowed children to learn about the game and develop their skills, including ball handling, shooting, positioning, and footwork. Local athletes and coaches, as well as college and professional players, served as instructors at the event.

     Senator Martins is pictured with the players and coaches who took part in the recent basketball clinic he sponsored in Elmont. They are joined by Hempstead Town Clerk Nasrin Ahmad.

January 12, 2015
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SENATOR MARTINS REMINDS RESIDENTS ABOUT THEIR RIGHT TO APPEAL THEIR PROPERTY ASSESSMENTS

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) is reminding residents that they have the right to file an appeal if they believe their property has been over-assessed by the Nassau County Department of Assessment. 

January 12, 2015
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SENATOR MARTINS SWORN IN FOR THIRD TERM AS NEW YORK STATE SENATOR

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) was recently sworn in for his third term as New York State Senator for the 7th Senate District. 

     “I thank the residents of our community for again entrusting me with the privilege of representing them in Albany. It’s an honor which I will continue to cherish,” said Senator Martins. 

January 9, 2015
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SENATOR MARTINS ANNOUNCES STATE FUNDING TO CLEAN UP BROWNFIELD SITE IN ELMONT

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) announced that the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is providing $275,000 in NY Works II funding to clean up and remediate a brownfield site in Elmont (546 Hempstead Turnpike). 

     “This funding benefits the environment, economy, and quality of life in Elmont. Cleaning up and remediating this site will allow it to be repurposed from an abandoned lot to something which will deliver economic development and new revenue for the Elmont community. I am pleased to support it,” said Senator Martins.

January 9, 2015
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HERRICKS STUDENTS & SENATOR MARTINS BRING CHEER TO CHILDREN IN WINTHROP-UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL

     Students from Center Street School and Searingtown School in the Herricks School District recently helped Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) bring some extra holiday cheer to children in need. 

     The students collected hundreds of toys for Senator Martins’ annual holiday toy drive to benefit children in Winthrop-University Hospital. Senator Martins visited both schools to pick-up the toys and personally thank the students for their efforts.

January 7, 2015
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SENATOR MARTINS HONORS FRANKLIN SQUARE’S NEWEST EAGLE SCOUT

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently honored Ryan Goldberg of Franklin Square for attaining the prestigious rank of Eagle Scout. Senator Martins, along with Assemblyman Ed Ra, attended the Court of Honor to personally congratulate Ryan, a member of Boy Scout Troop 93, on earning scouting’s highest honor.

January 7, 2015
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SENATOR MARTINS: HOMELESS VETERANS ASSISTANCE FUND AMONG NEW LAWS FOR 2015

Measures to Create Jobs, Protect Seniors and Individuals With Disabilities, and Safeguard Minors Among Other New Laws for 2015

     A law authored by Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) to help homeless veterans is among the new laws for 2015.

January 6, 2015
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NEW HYDE PARK STUDENTS HELP SENATOR MARTINS SPREAD HOLIDAY CHEER TO CHILDREN IN WINTHROP-UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL

     Students from Hillside Grade School in New Hyde Park recently helped Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) bring some extra holiday cheer to children in need. 

     The students collected toys for Senator Martins’ annual holiday toy drive to benefit children in Winthrop-University Hospital. Senator Martins visited the school to pick-up the toys and personally thank the students for their efforts.

     “Every toy collected by the Hillside students will bring smiles to the faces of families who are going through tough times. They did a wonderful job, and it’s great to see them working so hard to help other children,” said Senator Martins.

January 5, 2015
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From the Desk of Senator Jack M. Martins

The Heart of the Matter

     I know it’s probably not true, but it seems the promise and excitement of the New Year always brings with it a bit of heartache. This time we lost a beloved New Yorker. On New Year’s Day, shortly after Governor Andrew Cuomo gave his second inauguration speech, his father, former Governor Mario Cuomo, succumbed to heart failure. He was 82 years old. His untimely death is unquestionably a tremendous upset to his family, but it’s also a blow to everyday New Yorkers – the “family of New York” as Mario once so impeccably put it.

January 5, 2015
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SENATOR MARTINS THANKS MINEOLA STUDENTS FOR HELPING CHILDREN IN WINTHROP-UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently visited Mineola Middle School to personally thank students for helping him bring some extra holiday cheer to children in need. 

     The students collected toys for Senator Martins’ annual holiday toy drive to benefit children in Winthrop-University Hospital. Senator Martins visited the school to pick-up the toys and personally thank the students for their efforts.

January 5, 2015
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SENATOR MARTINS SPONSORS CITIZEN PREPAREDNESS TRAINING PROGRAM IN CARLE PLACE

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District), together with Governor Andrew Cuomo, Assemblyman Ed Ra, and Legislator Laura Schaefer, recently sponsored a Citizen Preparedness Training Program in Carle Place. 

     The program informed residents about how to best prepare for emergencies and disasters, respond accordingly, and recover as quickly as possible to pre-disaster conditions. Residents learned how to develop a family emergency plan, stock up on emergency supplies, and register for NY-Alert, the free statewide emergency alert system. 

December 30, 2014
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PORT WASHINGTON STUDENTS COLLECT OVER 500 TOYS FOR SENATOR MARTINS’ HOLIDAY TOY DRIVE

     Senator Martins thanks students at Weber Middle School for collecting over 500 toys for his annual Holiday Toy Drive. They are joined by Principal Marilyn Rodahan and teachers Angela Costelli and Maria Doherty. 

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently visited Weber Middle School in Port Washington to thank students for collecting over 500 toys for his annual holiday toy drive.

     Senator Martins' toy drive is an annual event which brings extra holiday cheer to children in need. All the toys collected by the Port Washington students were donated to children in Winthrop-University Hospital.

December 29, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS & MANHASSET STUDENTS HELP BRING HOLIDAY CHEER TO CHILDREN IN WINTHROP-UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL

     Senator Martins (second right) is pictured with Manhasset Secondary School Principal Dr. Dean Schlanger and some of the students who collected toys for children in Winthrop-University Hospital. 

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) and students from Manhasset Secondary School recently teamed up to brighten the spirits of children in need. 

December 29, 2014
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ST. AIDAN STUDENTS TEAM UP WITH SENATOR MARTINS TO HELP CHILDREN IN WINTHROP HOSPITAL

     Senator Martins thanks members of St. Aidan School’s National Junior Honor Society and Student Council for helping collect toys for his annual holiday toy drive. They are joined by teachers Jamie Michel and Elizabeth Hauser. 

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently visited St. Aidan School in Williston Park to thank students for participating in his annual holiday toy drive.

     Senator Martins' toy drive is an annual event which brings extra holiday cheer to children in need. All the toys collected by the St. Aidan students were donated to children in Winthrop University Hospital.

December 23, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS CELEBRATES THE HOLIDAYS WITH WESTBURY SENIORS

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently visited with members of Senior Citizens of Westbury at their annual holiday luncheon. Senator Martins spoke with the seniors and offered his best wishes for a very happy and healthy holiday season.

December 22, 2014
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From the Desk of Senator Jack M. Martins

Where have all the George Baileys gone?

December 18, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS REMINDS RESIDENTS ABOUT APPROACHING DEADLINE TO APPLY FOR PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS

Residents Have Until January 2nd to Apply for STAR & Other Property Tax Exemptions

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) is reminding residents that the deadline to file applications for New York State’s School Tax Relief (STAR) program and other property tax exemptions with the Nassau County Department of Assessment is January 2nd.

     The STAR program works in two parts:

     • Basic STAR is available to all New Yorkers who own and live in their own home, condominium, or cooperative apartment whose adjusted gross income does not exceed $500,000, regardless of age.

December 18, 2014
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