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Breast Cancer Screening Program- New Hyde Park

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) and Legislator Richard Nicolello (R-New Hyde Park) are sponsoring a breast cancer screening program on Thursday, June 5th from 8:30 am to 1 pm at the Herricks Community Center (999 Herricks Road, New Hyde 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:

June 5, 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
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SENATOR MARTINS: SENATE PASSES BILL SIMPLIFYING APPLICATION FOR SENIOR CITIZENS RENEWING ENHANCED STAR TAX EXEMPTION

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) announced that the New York State Senate recently passed legislation that would create a shorter, simplified renewal application for senior citizens who already receive an Enhanced STAR tax exemption. Senator Martins cosponsored the legislation (S2937) with Senator Kemp Hannon (R-6th Senate District). 

     “Enhanced STAR provides valuable property tax savings to eligible senior citizens. Creating a simplified renewal application form will make it easier for seniors to take advantage of property tax savings to which they are entitled,” said Senator Martins.

May 6, 2014
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Your Voice With Senator Martins

Senator Martins discusses efforts to combat the growing heroin epidemic on Long Island and throughout New York State, small business development, and child safety programs on this week's edition of "Your Voice."

May 5, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS JOINS WITH FLORAL PARK HISTORICAL SOCIETY IN UNVEILING NEW VANDERBILT CUP HISTORICAL MARKER

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently joined with the Floral Park Historical Society and community members in unveiling a new historical marker commemorating the running of the Vanderbilt Cup Race through the Village of Floral Park. The marker is located at the corner of Jericho Turnpike and Emerson Avenue. 

     The Vanderbilt Cup Race was the first major international auto race in the United States which was run on a public road. It ran thru Floral Park on October 8, 1904.

     Senator Martins is pictured speaking at the Floral Park Historical Society’s unveiling of the new historical marker.

May 5, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS: MORE SENIORS ELIGIBLE FOR PRESCRIPTION DRUG SAVINGS UNDER NEW EPIC INCOME LIMITS

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) announced that New York State has expanded the income thresholds for its Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage (EPIC) program to allow more seniors to qualify for prescription drug savings. 

     EPIC’s income eligibility thresholds have been raised from $35,000 to $75,000 for single seniors and from $50,000 to $100,000 for married seniors. Senator Martins supported the program expansion as part of this year’s state budget. 

May 5, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS HONORS CARLE PLACE’S NEWEST EAGLE SCOUT

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola) recently honored Carle Place resident John DiFrisco for attaining the prestigious rank of Eagle Scout.  John is a member of Boy Scout Troop 305.  Senator Martins attended the Court of Honor to personally congratulate him on earning scouting’s highest honor.

     “John worked extremely hard for many years, serving his community and rising through scouting’s ranks, in pursuit of a goal which only a select few ever achieve; the prestigious rank of Eagle Scout.  The entire community is very proud of John, and we congratulate him on attaining this incredible honor,” said Senator Martins.

May 5, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS & ASSEMBLYWOMAN SCHIMEL DISCUSS EDUCATION ISSUES WITH GREAT NECK COMMUNITY

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) and Assemblywoman Michelle Schimel (D-16th Assembly District) recently participated in an education forum with parents, residents, and staff from the Great Neck School District. 

     Senator Martins and Assemblywoman Schimel discussed a variety of education issues, including the increase in state education aid to the Great Neck School District included in this year’s state budget, newly approved safeguards to protect children’s privacy, the elimination of inBloom, and newly adopted reforms to address the State Education Department’s flawed rollout of Common Core.

May 2, 2014
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From the Desk of Senator Jack M. Martins- The Power Washer Approach

     So I somehow blew up my brother-in-law’s power washer last week. I don’t know how it happened, but you know the feeling. You try never to borrow anything but when you finally do, not 20 minutes in, the otherwise indestructible machinery that’s been well-used for 15 years suddenly and inexplicably starts sputtering and belching smoke like a wounded Godzilla. 

April 29, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS MEETS WITH GARDEN CITY PARK CIVIC ASSOCIATION

     Senator Jack Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently met with the Garden City Park Civic Association at Broadway Park.

     Senator Martins, along with Nassau County Legislator Rich Nicolello, Town of North Hempstead Supervisor Judi Bosworth, and Town of North Hempstead Councilman Angelo Ferrara, discussed a number of local issues and quality of life concerns with residents.

     Senator Martins is pictured as he speaks to the members of the Garden City Park Civic Association.

 

April 29, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS VIEWS NEW EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY AT SHELTER ROCK LIBRARY

     Senator Jack Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently visited the Shelter Rock Public Library to view new educational technology. Senator Martins secured state funding for the library to purchase the technology. 

     The library used the state funding to purchase new iPads for the children’s department. The iPads are preloaded with educational apps which teach children about subjects such as math, science, reading, writing, and problem solving in a fun way.

April 29, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS: MTA READY TO MOVE FORWARD ON ELLISON AVENUE BRIDGE REPLACEMENT

     Senator Jack Martins (R-7th Senate District) announced that the LIRR has submitted a $39.2 million plan to replace the Ellison Avenue Bridge to the MTA Board for approval. Senator Martins fought for the funding to be included in the MTA’s Capital Program and worked to get the project expedited. 

     The Ellison Avenue Bridge has been used by cars, trucks, and pedestrians for nearly 75 years, and the wear and tear shows. While the bridge is safe, it has reached the end of its useful life and desperately needs to be replaced. 90 percent of the bridge is covered with steel plates and the New York State Department of Transportation has found serious deterioration in the structure.

April 28, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS HELPS KICK OFF 2014 LITTLE LEAGUE SEASON IN FLORAL PARK

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently joined with the Floral Park Little League in celebrating the opening day of the 2014 little league season.  Senator Martins offered his best wishes to the players, coaches, and parents for a fun and safe season. 

April 28, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS, COUNTY EXECUTIVE MANGANO, & LEGISLATOR WALKER SPONSOR FREE KIDPIX PHOTO ID PROGRAM IN HICKSVILLE

     Senator Jack Martins (R-7th Senate District), Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano, and Legislator Rose Walker recently sponsored a free KidPix photo ID program in Hicksville. 

     Families who participated in the program received a free, wallet sized kidpix card with their child’s name, physical description, contact information, fingerprint, and photograph. In the event that a child goes missing, parents can give the KidPix card to law enforcement as a helpful tool to help return the child home more quickly.

April 28, 2014
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Committee Meeting: Local Government Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Local Government Senator Jack M. Martins, Chair 1:00 PM, Tuesday, April 29, 2014 Room 945 LOB

April 29, 1:00 PM - 1:13 PM
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Committee Meeting: Commerce, Economic Development and Small Business Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Commerce, Economic Development and Small Business Senator Jack M. Martins, Chair 10:30 AM, Tuesday, April 29, 2014 Room 945 LOB

April 29, 10:30 AM - 10:34 AM
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SENATOR MARTINS PARTICIPATES IN READ ACROSS AMERICA PROGRAM WITH PORT WASHINGTON STUDENTS

Senator Jack Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently visited South Salem Elementary School in Port Washington to read to students as part of the Read Across America Program. 

Senator Martins, who visited the school on Earth Day, read Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax to fifth grade students. The book helped children understand the dangers of pollution and the importance of protecting the environment.

Senator Martins (back right) is pictured with fifth grade students at South Salem Elementary School and the school’s library media specialist, Joanne Koukoulas.

April 23, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS MEETS WITH LOCAL NURSING STUDENTS

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently met with Great Neck resident Anjli Datta and Williston Park resident Karishma Vyas to discuss state legislative issues relating to healthcare and nursing. Anjli and Karishma are nursing students at Long Island University-Brooklyn. 

     Senator Martins is pictured with Great Neck resident Anjli Datta (center) and Williston Park resident Karishma Vyas (right).

 

April 21, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS SECURES STATE FUNDING FOR NEW HYDE PARK COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT PROJECT

     Senator Jack Martins (R-7th Senate District) announced that he has secured state funding for a community improvement project in the Village of New Hyde Park. 

     The funding will be used by the Village to revitalize Memorial Park. The park’s existing tennis courts, basketball court, and walking path will be rehabilitated and refurbished. Memorial Park is widely utilized by Village residents and is home to the Village’s Children’s Summer Recreation Program. 

April 21, 2014
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EARTH DAY 2014 POSTER CONTEST: DISTRICT 7

Earth Day Poster Contest. This year we received many outstanding posters that exemplify the creativity of the young people in the 7th Senatorial District.

Each entry from my District displayed tremendous originality and vision as well as obvious concern for the ecological future of our communities and our state. I am proud of your work and that of your classmates, and encourage you to continue to study and learn more about the serious challenges that face our environment.

I am pleased to announce that the winner of the 2014 Earth Day Poster Contest from my District is:

Emma PniniGrade 2East Hills Elementary

April 17, 2014
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Kidpix Child ID Program- New Hyde Park

Senator Jack Martins (R-Mineola), Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano, and Legislator Rich Nicolello will be sponsoring a free KidPix photo ID program in New Hyde Park.

May 16, 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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