Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District), Chairman of the Senate’s Commerce, Economic Development, and Small Business Committee, announced that Long Island will receive $81.9 million in state funding for nearly 100 economic development projects. The funding was awarded as part of the fourth round of Regional Economic Development Council funding, which Senator Martins supported as part of this year’s state budget.
Have you ever stepped off a plane in another state and thought, “Wow, this airport is really nice?” Or hopped on a commuter train from that airport that was absolutely pristine? Maybe you’ve taken a road trip with your family and subconsciously noted how new and beautiful their highways were. Oftentimes, when you speak to a New Yorker who has visited another state, you almost always hear these kinds of observations. Then you hear the rants about how New York, one of the richest states in the union, can’t seem to do better.
Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) announced that he has secured state funding for technology improvements at the Mineola Library.
The Library will use the funding for technological equipment and upgrades. This includes the purchase of new laptops, PCs, a server, and a printer which will improve the services the Library is able to offer to the Village.
“By enhancing the services the Library provides to residents, this new technology will benefit the entire Mineola community. I am pleased to support the Library’s efforts to further improve customer service,” said Senator Martins.
Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently joined with local veterans in remembering the 73rd anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor during the Long Island Air Force Association’s annual “Dropping of the Roses” ceremony.
Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently visited downtown Port Washington to participate in Port Holiday Magic.
Port Holiday Magic is an annual event to help support local merchants and spread holiday cheer through Port Washington. The event, which was sponsored by Residents for a More Beautiful Port Washington, the Port Washington Business Improvement District, and the Port Washington Chamber of Commerce, featured performances by local students, singers at different locations along Main Street, and children’s activities.
Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently took part in Winthrop University Hospital’s 29th annual tree lighting ceremony.
Senator Martins, along with Winthrop Hospital administration, staff, and local community officials, helped four year old Raphael Palmersen of Westbury, one of Winthrop’s Child Life patients, light the tree. The community event also featured musical performances by the Mineola High School Concert Singers.
Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) and Nassau County Legislator Rich Nicolello recently attended the New Hyde Park Knights of Columbus’ annual Christmas Tree Lighting. The ceremony has been an annual community tradition for 30 years.
Senator Martins (right) and Legislator Nicolello (center) are pictured with Grand Knight Thomas Liddy at the New Hyde Park Knights of Columbus.
Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) announced that he has secured $100,000 in state funding for community improvements in the Village of Plandome Manor.
The Village will use the state funding to help defray the costs of creating a pedestrian path along the south side of Stonytown Road from Circle Drive near the Plandome Train Station Parking lot to Manhasset Woods Road. In addition, the Village will replace the existing sidewalk with a new sidewalk on the north side of Stonytown Road leading into the Plandome Train Station parking lot. The area is widely utilized by pedestrians and joggers, and the improvements will make it safer, more convenient, and more enjoyable for residents to go walking or running.
Thank you for your wonderful contribution to the Thanksgiving Day Creative Celebration. We received outstanding poems, essays, and artwork that exemplify the creativity of New York State’s young people.
The submissions received are remarkable in what they represent – showing gratitude and respect for family, friends, our troops fighting overseas, and many other important subjects and activities. I am humbled and honored to see such inspiring contributions in response to what is a deceptively difficult question: “What are you thankful for?”
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.