Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently visited Rallye BMW in Westbury to help kick off the annual Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association’s (GNYADA) annual coat drive.
The drive is an annual event organized by GNYADA in partnership with New York Cares to give winter coats to individuals in need. GNYADA collected over 4,000 coats through last year’s coat drive, with the Rallye Auto Group collecting over 1,400. The Rallye Auto Group helped kick off the 2014 drive by making a donation of 220 coats, valued at $20,000.
Residents & Community Groups Invited to Donate New, Unused Toys to Benefit Children in Winthrop’s Hagedorn Pediatric Inpatient Center
Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) is inviting residents to participate in his annual holiday toy drive.
Residents and community organizations are invited to donate new, unused toys to the program. All toys collected will be donated to children in Winthrop University Hospital’s Hagedorn Pediatric Inpatient Center.
Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) announced that he has secured state funding for technology and facility improvements at the Williston Park Library.
The library will use the $25,000 in state funding to upgrade technology at the service desks, thereby allowing staff to assist patrons in a more efficient manner. The library will also be repainting and installing new carpeting in its reading and staff areas.
“The Williston Park Library is an invaluable resource for local residents. Investing in new technology will help enhance the services the Library provides to the Williston Park community. I am pleased to support the Library’s efforts,” said Senator Martins.
Every year, I ask sixth-graders in our district to write a Thanksgiving essay, the theme being, “What are you most thankful for?” Truth be told, I remember well that I wasn’t overly enthusiastic about these kinds of “extra” writing assignments as a student – especially with promise of holidays and vacation just on the horizon. Yet the response to our voluntary contest grows annually, with hundreds of entries this year. Clearly, our young people have something to say.
Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District, fourth left) recently helped welcome Bethpage Federal Credit Union to its new location in Albertson. Senator Martins joined with representatives from Bethpage Federal Credit Union, along with fellow local officials Assemblyman Ed Ra, North Hempstead Town Clerk Wayne Wink, and North Hempstead Town Councilman Peter Zuckerman, in cutting the ribbon on the new branch.
Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently took the Virtual Dementia Tour to help raise awareness about Alzheimer’s disease. Senator Martins joined Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano, Alzheimer’s Foundation of America CEO Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr., and others in taking the tour.
Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) is warning consumers about a new scam in which thieves steal from people by tricking them into paying fraudulent tax debts.
According to the New York State Attorney General’s Office, scammers have been calling residents, claiming they owe back taxes and promising to settle the alleged debt for a portion of the owed amount. These scammers are also reportedly using high-pressure tactics to intimidate victims into paying.
Residents should remember the following tips from the Attorney General's Office to avoid falling victim to this scam:
Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) and Floral Park Mayor Tom Tweedy recently attended a Floral Park Screaming Eagles roller hockey game, where they each dropped a ceremonial first puck. The Screaming Eagles Roller Hockey League is a youth league which gives Floral Park children a fun and safe place to learn and play the game of hockey.
Senator Martins and Mayor Tweedy are pictured dropping the ceremonial first puck at a recent Floral park Screaming Eagles game.
Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently visited with members of the Manhasset Men’s Club at the Congregational Church of Manhasset to give them an update on state legislative issues. Senator Martins talked about the progress New York State has been making; cutting taxes, controlling state spending, creating jobs, and making smart investments in infrastructure and education.
Senator Martins is pictured speaking with members of the Manhasset Men’s Club at the Congregational Church of Manhasset.
Senator Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola) announced that legislation he sponsored creating a Homeless Veterans Assistance Fund to support military servicemen and women who need help with housing has been signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo. The law allows New Yorkers to contribute to the fund when filing their personal income taxes.
Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently honored Nolan Mingst of Hicksville for attaining the prestigious rank of Eagle Scout. Senator Martins attended the Court of Honor to personally congratulate Nolan, a member of Boy Scout Troop 3211, on earning scouting’s highest honor.
“Nolan has spent years serving his community and working hard to achieve something only a select few ever do; the rank of Eagle Scout. Making this achievement even more special is the fact that Nolan is only a sophomore in high school. The entire community is very proud of Nolan and we congratulate him on earning this very prestigious honor,” said Senator Martins.
Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently attended the grand opening celebration of Andrea’s Bake Shoppe & Café in Williston Park (638 Willis Avenue). Senator Martins congratulated owners Andrea DiGinoti and Tony DiGrigoli and wished them many years of success.
Senator Martins is pictured with owners Andrea DiGinoti and Tony DiGrigoli at the grand opening of Andrea’s Bake Shoppe & Café.
Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently joined with volunteers in cleaning up Baxter’s Pond/Barbara Johnson Park and Preserve in Port Washington. The cleanup was organized by the Baxter’s Pond Foundation.
Senator Martins (second row center) is pictured with Assemblywoman Michelle Schimel, Legislator Delia DeRiggi-Whitton, Baxter Estates Deputy Mayor Charles Comer, Baxter Estates Trustee Nora Haagenson, Baxter’s Pond Foundation President Nancy Comer, and volunteers from the Baxter’s Pond Foundation at the cleanup event.
Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently welcomed Pack 489 scouts from New Hyde Park, Garden City Park, and Stewart Manor to his district office. Senator Martins talked with the scouts about government, how laws are made, and what his job is as a New York State Senator.
Senator Martins is pictured with the cub scouts from Pack 489.
Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently joined with members of the Carle Place community at the Carle Place Civic Association’s annual Fun Run/Walk. Senator Martins served as the starter for the race and cheered participants on as they ran and walked through the streets of Carle Place.
Senator Martins (right) and Nassau County Legislator Laura Schaefer (left) are pictured with some of the runners and walkers who took part in the Carle Place Civic Association’s annual Fun Run/Walk.
Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently awarded the New York State Senate Liberty Medal to Manhasset resident Dorothy Forte. Senator Martins presented the award to Dorothy in recognition of her many years of devoted service to helping women affected by breast cancer.
Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently served as a guest reader to fourth grade students at Floral Park-Bellerose Elementary School. Senator Martins read “The Retired Kid” by Jon Agee to the students as part of the school’s Parents as Reading Partners (PARP) week.
Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently visited Spectrum Designs Foundation in Port Washington to congratulate Brent Matthew Lillard on receiving the William B. Joslin Outstanding Performance Award from New York State Industries for the Disabled. Brent was nominated for the award by the Foundation, which aims to provide gainful employment and meaningful work opportunities to individuals with autism, for all his hard work and the crucial role he plays there.
Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) will be holding a free workshop to help parents who have children with special needs. The “How to Protect Your Child Legally and Financially” workshop will take place on Monday, October 27th at 7 pm at the Hicksville Library (169 Jerusalem Avenue, Hicksville).
The event will feature a presentation by Andrew Coen, Esq. and Mitch Weisbrot, CLU, ChSNC, both of whom are fathers of children with disabilities, to inform parents about the legal and financial preparations crucial to safeguarding assets and benefits for their special needs children.