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SENATOR MARTINS ATTENDS MINEOLA JUNIOR FIRE DEPARTMENT’S ANNUAL COMMUNITY PASTA DINNER

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently attended the Mineola Junior Fire Department’s community pasta dinner. Senator Martins joined the hundreds of community members who participated in the annual event in support of the Mineola Junior Fire Department. Parents, firefighters, and volunteers from Chaminade High School were there to serve food to the community and lend a helping hand. 

     Senator Martins (right center) is pictured with (l-r) Mineola Fire Department Chief Jeff Clark, Deputy Mayor Paul Pereira, and Mayor Scott Strauss at the Mineola Junior Fire Department’s community pasta dinner. 

March 10, 2015
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Mobile Legal Services Program-Hicksville

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

     Senator Martins has arranged to bring the Mobile Legal Help Center to the Hicksville Library (169 Jerusalem Avenue, Hicksville) on Tuesday, March 31st 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:

     • Domestic violence

March 31, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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FROM THE DESK OF SENATOR JACK M. MARTINS

Dreaming of Tuition Assistance

     A college education today is expensive … ridiculously expensive.

     Most families with dreams of sending a child to college need any and all the help they can get. From scholarships to tuition assistance, every dollar can be the difference between one school or another, between open doors and closed ones, between opportunity and, well …you get the idea.

March 9, 2015
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SENATOR MARTINS HONORS MANHASSET HILLS RESIDENT FOR EARNING SCOUTING’S HIGHEST AWARD

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently congratulated Manhasset Hills resident Andrew Bandini, a member of Boy Scout Troop 568, for attaining the prestigious rank of Eagle Scout. 

     Senator Martins presented Andrew with a legislative resolution he sponsored, which was passed by the Senate, honoring Andrew for achieving Scouting’s highest rank. With passage of the resolution, Andrew’s accomplishments will forever be part of the official record of the New York State Senate.

March 9, 2015
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SENATOR MARTINS SERVES AS GUEST READER TO JACKSON AVENUE STUDENTS

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently served as a guest reader to students at Jackson Avenue School in Mineola. Senator Martins visited the school as part of its Parents As Reading Partners program. 

     Senator Martins is pictured reading “Chloe and the Lion” by Mac Barnett to students in Ms. Goodwin’s fourth grade class at Jackson Avenue School.

March 6, 2015
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Committee Meeting: Labor Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Labor Senator Jack M. Martins, Chair 12 Noon, Monday, March 9, 2015 Room 123 CAP

March 9, 12:00 PM - 12:03 PM
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SENATOR MARTINS ANNOUNCES SENATE PASSAGE OF LEGISLATION TARGETING CYBER TERRORISM

Bills Focus on Enforcing Stricter Penalties and Create Cyber Security Measures To Protect New York From Future Threats

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) announced that the New York State Senate recently passed legislation to crack down on cyber terrorism and its rapidly expanding threat to the state’s security and finances. The legislation, which Senator Martins cosponsored, would enact tougher penalties for cyber-related crimes, create cyber security programs to identify potential risks and threats, and require the state to perform a comprehensive review of all its cyber security measures every five years.

March 5, 2015
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SENATOR MARTINS & STATE SENATE HONOR HENRY VISCARDI SCHOOL PRESIDENT ON EARNING NATIONAL AWARD

     Photo caption: Senator Martins (standing right) leads the New York State Senate in honoring Viscardi School President & CEO John Kemp (seated third left) on earning the 2014 Dole Leadership Prize. Viscardi School leaders and students, along with Mr. Kemp’s wife, Sameta, joined Senator Martins and Mr. Kemp on the Senate floor during the tribute. 

March 4, 2015
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SENATOR MARTINS TO SPONSOR FREE LEGAL SERVICES PROGRAM IN HICKSVILLE

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 Hicksville to provide free legal services to those in need.

     Senator Martins has arranged to bring the Mobile Legal Help Center to the Hicksville Library (169 Jerusalem Avenue, Hicksville) on Tuesday, March 31st 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.

March 3, 2015
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Senator Martins & State Senate Honor Viscardi School President John Kemp

     Senator Martins and the New York State Senate today honored John Kemp, President & CEO of the Henry Viscardi School in Albertson, on being chosen as the 2014 Dole Leadership Prize winner.

     The Dole Leadership Prize is a national award given annually to an individual or group whose public service leadership inspires others. Past honorees include Nelson Mandela, President George H.W. Bush, and Rudolph Giuliani. John Kemp is the first disability leader to receive the distinction and personally selected by former Senator Robert Dole.

March 2, 2015
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SENATOR MARTINS’ LEGISLATION RAISING PENALTIES FOR DEALING DRUGS TO CHILDREN PASSED BY SENATE

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) announced that the New York State Senate passed legislation he sponsored to strengthen penalties for dealing drugs to children. 

March 2, 2015
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SENATOR MARTINS: LEGISLATION CLOSING LOOPHOLES IN SEX OFFENDER LAWS PASSED BY SENATE

Legislation Will Eliminate Gaps in Laws Created by a Recent State Court Ruling and Help Make Communities Safer

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) announced that the New York State Senate has passed a package of legislation to close dangerous loopholes in the laws protecting children and communities from sexual predators.

February 27, 2015
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SENATOR MARTINS & LEGISLATOR NICOLELLO ANNOUNCE STATE & COUNTY FUNDING FOR STREETSCAPE PROJECT IN ALBERTSON

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) and Nassau County Legislator Richard Nicolello announced that they have obtained a total of $130,000 in state and county grant funding for Nassau County to undertake a streetscape improvement project in Albertson. 

     The community streetscape project includes a new Albertson Clock Tower, two “Welcome to Albertson” signs near the southern and northern entrances to the hamlet and a new community kiosk. New benches, decorative banners, and trash receptacles will also be installed along Willis Avenue from the Albertson town line to the Northern State Parkway.

February 26, 2015
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SENATOR MARTINS ANNOUNCES UNVEILING OF FINAL DESIGN OF HICKSVILLE TRAIN STATION RENOVATION PROJECT

$120 Million State Investment Includes Modernization of Station & Track Enhancements for Better Service

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) announced that New York State has publicly released the final design for the rehabilitation of the Hicksville LIRR Station. The project is a $120 million investment to revitalize the region’s busiest transit hub and kick-start residential and commercial development that could revitalize Hicksville's downtown.

February 24, 2015
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SENATOR MARTINS SERVES AS GUEST READER TO SHELTER ROCK STUDENTS

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently served as a guest reader to students at Shelter Rock Elementary School in Manhasset. 

     Senator Martins took part in the school’s “Guess Who’s Coming to Read” program, an annual event where community members read to children in grades K-3. As per tradition, children do not know who their class’ guest reader will be until he or she walks into the classroom, helping to get them even more excited about the event.

February 24, 2015
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SENATOR MARTINS INFORMS RESIDENTS HOW TO SEARCH FOR UNCLAIMED FUNDS

     Senator Jack Martins (R-7th Senate District) is informing residents how they can find out if they are entitled to any of the $13 billion in New York State unclaimed funds. 

     Unclaimed funds are monies such as un-cashed checks, old bank accounts, wages, utility deposits, and stocks and dividends that people have left dormant or forgotten about. State law requires banks, utilities, and many other businesses and companies to turn over these inactive accounts to the State Comptroller’s Office, which holds the funds in trust until they can be reclaimed by their rightful owner. 

February 19, 2015
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February 17, 2015
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SENATOR MARTINS HONORS NEW HYDE PARK RESIDENT ON EARNING SCOUTING’S HIGHEST HONOR

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently honored Kevin Klimas of New Hyde Park for attaining the prestigious rank of Eagle Scout. Senator Martins, along with Town of North Hempstead Councilman Angelo Ferrara, attended the Court of Honor to personally congratulate Kevin, a member of Boy Scout Troop 298, on earning scouting’s highest honor.

     “Only a select few become Eagle Scouts because it requires years of dedication, commitment, and service. Through countless hours of serving the community, developing his skills, and sheer hard work, Kevin has earned a place among Scouting’s elite. The entire community is very proud of Kevin and we congratulate him on earning this prestigious honor,” said Senator Martins.

 

February 17, 2015
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SENATOR MARTINS INFORMS RESIDENTS HOW TO RECEIVE EMAIL AND TEXT ALERTS FOR LICENSE, VEHICLE REGISTRATION, AND INSPECTION RENEWAL

  Senator Jack Martins (R-7th Senate District) is reminding residents that they can sign up to receive email and text messages from the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) alerting them that their driver’s licenses, non-driver ID cards, registrations or inspections are due to expire.  

February 13, 2015
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SENATOR MARTINS: STATE BUDGET SHOULD END THE GEA THIS YEAR

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) and his colleagues in the Senate Majority are calling for the complete abolishment of the Gap Elimination Adjustment (GEA) in this year’s state budget. 

     The GEA was first imposed on New York schools in 2010, before Senator Martins was a member of the Senate, by former Governor David Paterson and the New York City Democrats who controlled the Senate and Assembly at the time. Senator Martins has continually opposed the GEA because it created severe cuts to the bottom lines for public schools.

February 11, 2015
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