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Senator Martins Inducts Mineola's Walter Hobbs Into NYS Senate Veterans Hall of Fame

The newest member of the New York State Senate Veterans Hall of Fame is well-known in the Mineola community as someone many have come to admire not only his service to the community, but his knowledge and wisdom. But before Walter Hobbs was known as a pillar of the Mineola community, he served in World War II, as a lieutenant in the Naval Air Corps.

On Tuesday, May 21, New York State Senator Jack M. Martins honored Mr. Hobbs by inducting him into the New York State Senate Veterans Hall of Fame, joining a prestigious group of men and women who have served bravely in defending our nation’s freedom.

May 22, 2013
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Walter Hobbs

Lieutenant Walter Hobbs served in the United States Naval Air Corps. When the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, Walter Hobbs was away at college, attending Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Upon coming home for vacation to Manhasset, where his father worked taking care of the famed Whitney Estate, Walter enlisted in the United States Naval Air Corps. 

After completing basic training in North Carolina, Walter started flight training in Florida. After spending some time in Oklahoma, Walter was assigned to the Pacific Theater, flying PBY amphibian planes for search and rescue missions. Walter helped patrol the waters surrounding the Pacific islands, where some of the fi ercest battles of the war in the Pacific took place.

May 20, 2013
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Senator Martins Tours New York College of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Senator Jack M. Martins met with New York College of Traditional Chinese Medicine President Yemeng Chen as he toured the college, which is regarded as one of the top schools in the nation for acupuncture.

NYCTCM has a fully-accredited three-year Masters Program in acupuncture. It is located on First Street in Mineola.

May 17, 2013
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Committee Meeting: Local Government Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Local Government Senator Jack M. Martins, Chair 10:30 AM, Wednesday, May 22, 2013 Room 945 LOB

May 22, 10:30 AM - 10:45 AM
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Senator Martins Seeks to Honor Fallen Officers

One bill (S4682) names the Jericho Turnpike bridge overpass that crosses over the Cross Island Parkway in Bellerose as the "Police Officer Arthur Lopez Memorial Bridge." 

Officer Lopez had served with the Nassau County Police Department for eight years and was assigned to the Emergency Services Unit, one of the department's most elite units after only five years of service. During his time on the force, Officer Lopez earned six meritorious service awards, three excellent police duty awards and several other command recognitions. 

May 15, 2013
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From the Desk of Senator Jack M. Martins

Celebrating Moms

When I became a new dad many years ago, I asked a friend whom I admired, how to be a good father. Without missing a beat, he responded simply, “Love their mother.”

May 14, 2013
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Palmira M. Cataliotti

Palmira M. Cataliotti, CPA, FHFMA, is Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Winthrop-University Hospital, a 591-bed major regional healthcare provider in Mineola.

Ms. Cataliotti joined the Winthrop Finance team in 1997 as Accounting Manager. As her responsibilities involving the diverse financial obligations of the Hospital continued to expand, Ms. Cataliotti was promoted to Assistant Controller, Controller, and in 2005, Director of Finance for the Hospital. In 2008, Ms. Cataliotti was named Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer – a prestigious achievement that designated her as the first female CFO at a hospital on Long Island.

May 13, 2013
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In Advance of National Women's Health Week, Senate Takes Action

This year, May 12th is not only Mother's Day -- it also marks the beginning of National Women's Health Week.

Senator Jack M. Martins is pleased to report that he voted to approve two critically important bills that are designed to improve women's health care throughout our state. These measures include the following:

May 10, 2013
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Senator Martins Bill Naming Bridge After Officer Joseph Olivieri Passes Senate

After passing a bill to name a bridge overpass in Bellerose after Nassau County Police Officer Arthur Lopez, Senator Jack M. Martins was successful in passing his bill to rename the bridge overpass on New Hyde Park Road, which crosses over the Long Island Expressway, in honor of another brave officer, Joseph P. Olivieri Jr.

A former NYPD officer and a 15-year-veteran of the Nassau County Police Department, Officer Olivieri, as a member of the Nassau County Police Department's Highway Patrol, was investigating a traffic accident near exit 35 on the LIE, involving an intoxicated driver, when he was tragically struck and killed by another motorist. 

May 10, 2013
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Senator Martins Passes Bill to Name Bridge After Officer Lopez

State Senator Jack M. Martins paid homage to a fallen New York City Police officer who was killed in the line of duty by passing a bill to name the Jericho Turnpike bridge overpass, crossing over the Cross Island Parkway in Bellerose, as the "Police Officer Arthur Lopez Memorial Bridge." 

Officer Lopez had served with the Nassau County Police Department for eight years and was assigned to the Emergency Services Unit, one of the department's most elite units after only five years of service. During his time on the force, Officer Lopez earned six meritorious service awards, three excellent police duty awards and several other command recognitions.

May 10, 2013
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Senator Martins Joins Great Neck School in Celebrating School Lunch Superhero Day

The Great Neck School District celebrated School Lunch Superhero Day as Senator Jack M. Martins and Assemblywoman Michelle Schimel joined with Great Neck School District Assistant Superintendent for Business and Finance John Powell and Great Neck Superintendent of Schools Dr. Tom Dolan in recognizing school nutrition professionals across the nation. Great Neck has an excellent one in Patricia Daley-Jimenez.

May 10, 2013
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Senator Martins Participates in Community Readers Program at South Salem School

State Senator Jack M. Martins made a special guest appearance at the South Salem Elementary School in Port Washington on an early Friday morning to read with the students. Senator Martins read "Duck For President" by Doreen Cronin as part of the communtiy readers program, which encourages community leaders to become involved in education by encouraging children to read. 

Senator Martins was honored to have spent the morning with the children by taking part in such a valuable program.

 

 

May 10, 2013
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Senator Martins Presents Senior Citizen Awards to Local Residents for Volunteerism

The Seventh Senate District is blessed to have an active senior population that has not only built the communities into what they but also still make invaluable contributions to improving the lives of others. To recognize such contributions, Senator Martins honored two residents from the Seventh Senate District during New York State Senior Citizens Day. The honorees were Fred Harber of Great Neck and Walter Wientge, Jr. of New Hyde Park.

"Fred and Walter exemplify the spirit of volunteerism. They are constantly thinking of others as they demonstrate that we can all make a difference," Senator Martins said. "They are both an inspiration to all generations."

May 10, 2013
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Senator Martins Discusses Additional Funding Coming to 7th Senate District

State Senator Jack M. Martins discussed additional funding coming to the Seventh Senate District on "Your Voice" from Albany. Through the budget, there were more resources allocated to local governments and school districts. Senator Martins discusses the benefits.

May 10, 2013
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VIDEO: 2013 3-on-3 Tournament Coming Soon!!

10th AnniversarySenator Martins Basketball Classic

Saturday, July 13thDutch Broadway SchoolElmont

 

May 9, 2013
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Senator Martins Meets with NYS Volunteer Ambulance & Rescue Association

State Senator Jack M. Martins met with members of the New York State Volunteer Ambulance & Rescue Association to review their legislative agenda. The association comprises members who volunteer their time as first responders during times of emergency. 

May 7, 2013
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Senator Martins Passes Bill to Make Lever-Style Voting Machines Permanent for Local Elections

State Senator Jack M. Martins, chairman of the Senate Standing Committee on Local Government, passed a bill in the Senate to allow villages, school districts and special district to continue to use lever-style voting machines for their local elections and votes.

Lever-style voting machines are widely preferred by villages, school districts and special districts because of their ease and availability as opposed to alternatives, which have been found to be prohibitive both in terms of costs and practicality.

May 7, 2013
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From the Desk of Senator Jack M. Martins

What’s GENDA?

Most of us know that nothing is perfect. This includes government and more specifically, the laws it creates. Every elected official comes to this realization sooner or later, even if they don’t have the guts to tell you so. You could take any law on any given issue and there will always be pros and cons. What may be perfectly fair and just to some, may leave others feeling nothing but the negative impacts.

Yet there are plenty of people who believe that some form of utopian government can be achieved in which all of our most complex problems can be resolved through legislation and unfortunately, there are plenty of politicians who see no advantage in disagreeing.

May 6, 2013
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Committee Meeting: Local Government Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Local Government Senator Jack M. Martins, Chair 1:00 PM, Tuesday, May 7, 2013 Room 945 LOB

May 7, 1:00 PM - 1:07 PM
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