Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently visited with local seniors at the Town of North Hempstead’s “Funday Monday” at North Hempstead Beach Park in Port Washington. Senator Martins chatted with seniors about local issues and provided assistance to those in need.
New Law Designates Section of the Cross Island Parkway in Honor of Police Officer Arthur Lopez
Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) announced that legislation he sponsored in memory of Nassau County Police Officer Arthur Lopez, who was killed in the line of duty, has been signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo.
Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently joined with members of the National Association of Professional Women’s Nassau County Chapter (NAPW Nassau County) in Williston Park at their recent event supporting The Women’s Veteran Program.
The Women’s Veteran Program is based in Northport and helps serve the unmet needs of brave female soldiers. The program provides women veterans with items that are not supplied by the VA and helps them adjust to their stay in the hospital.
Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) and Legislator Laura Schaefer (R-14th Legislative District), in conjunction with NuHealth, are sponsoring a breast cancer screening program on Wednesday, September 9th from 9 am to 12 pm at the Westbury Library (445 Jefferson Street, Westbury).
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:
• The program is open to Nassau County women age 40 and over.
Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently joined with members of the Indian-American community at the annual India Day Parade in Hicksville.
The parade, which commemorates the anniversary of India’s independence, is an annual tradition which showcases the culture and heritage of the Indian-American community. Thousands of people attended the parade to celebrate the many contributions Indian-Americans have made to our community.
Senator Martins is pictured marching in the annual India Day Parade with local officials and other honored guests.
Like most kids growing up, my friends and I would occasionally get into some trouble. And like most kids we blamed everyone and everything but ourselves, half-believing our half-baked excuses. But I remember an old neighborhood priest who’d see right through it, saying, “If it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck, and looks like a duck, it must be a duck.” Believe it or not, that simple lesson about taking things for face value is easily forgotten by many. Case in point would be the Obama administration’s pending nuclear deal with Iran.
Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently visited North Bay Cadillac in Great Neck for an event in support of the Manhasset-Lakeville Fire Department.
North Bay Cadillac presented a CPR training unit to the Department. The units allow personnel to teach area residents the correct way to provide CPR, allowing those trained to save the lives of heart attack victims in need of immediate attention. North Bay Cadillac is a member of the Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association (GNYADA) which administers the CPR donations on behalf of the National Automobile Dealers Association Charitable Foundation.
"Last night, Long Islanders said ‘goodbye’ to the Nassau Coliseum in a very appropriate way; by having one of our own, the iconic Billy Joel, perform the final concert. Being chosen as the Coliseum’s closing act is yet another honor for a man who is legendary in both his talent as a musician and his generosity in giving back to our community.
There is one more tribute New York State should give the Piano Man; renaming a portion of Route 107 in his hometown of Hicksville ‘Billy Joel Boulevard.’ While the Senate has passed this legislation, some Assemblymembers refuse to allow it to be considered by the Chamber because they feel such an honor should only be granted posthumously. It’s a shame that they have held this up.
Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently joined with members of the Mineola Volunteer Ambulance Corps at their annual Department picnic at Wilson Park. Senator Martins spent time talking with the members and thanked them for their service to the community.
Senator Martins (center) is pictured with (left to right) Commissioner Ed Rummel, Village of Mineola Trustee Paul Cusato, Town of North Hempstead Receiver of Taxes Charles Berman, Town of North Hempstead Supervisor Judi Bosworth, Assistant Chief Kevin Hartman, and Commissioner Thomas Devaney.
Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) announced that he has secured state funding for a road improvement project in the Village of Westbury.
“Road projects improve safety, make traveling easier, and enhance the overall quality of life in the community. Westbury will be rehabilitating several local roads and this state funding will help support their efforts to make life better in the Village,” said Senator Martins.
The $200,000 in state funding will be used by the Village to resurface and improve the following roads:
Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) announced that he has secured $10,000 in state funding for the Port Washington Police District. The state funding will be used to help the Port Washington Police undertake additional investigation and surveillance operations to combat crime and protect the community’s quality of life.
“Port Washington’s Police Officers work 24 hours a day, seven days a week to keep our streets safe. Delivering this new funding will allow the Port Washington Police to take additional steps to enhance the entire community’s quality of life,” said Senator Martins.
I generally tend to steer clear of Washington D.C. politics in these letters with you. It’s seems a strenuous enough task for me to navigate our collective boats through Albany waters. To also muse on the gridlock taking place on the Potomac might just be asking for trouble, especially these days, when discussing national politics brings out the worst in people on both sides of the aisle.
Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) and Legislator Richard Nicolello will be sponsoring a Property Tax Exemptions Workshop in New Hyde Park. The program will take place on Thursday, August 20th from 1-3 pm at the Hillside Library (155 Lakeville Road, New Hyde Park).
Tax exemption specialists from the Nassau County Department of Assessment will be available to provide assistance, answer questions, and help residents file for the following property tax exemptions:
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 Westbury to provide free legal services to those in need.
Senator Martins has arranged to bring the Mobile Legal Help Center to the Westbury Library (445 Jefferson Street, Westbury) on Tuesday, August 18th 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.
Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently joined with the Helen Keller National Center in Sands Point in celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA).
Signed into law on July 26, 1990 by President George H. W. Bush, the ADA was a giant step towards eliminating discrimination against individuals with disabilities. The ADA, together with enhancements made in 2008, gives individuals with disabilities civil rights protections and equal opportunities for access to businesses, employment, transportation, state and local government programs and services, and telecommunications.
Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently helped dedicate a plaque at the Roslyn Library in memory of former Roslyn Harbor resident Gabriela Mistral.
Gabriela Mistral was a renowned poet, diplomat, and teacher who was a champion for civil rights and protecting the disenfranchised. She was the first ever Latin American to win the Nobel Prize in Literature. Originally born in Chile, she came to Roslyn Harbor in 1953, making her home on Motts Cove Road. She spent the final years of her life in Roslyn Harbor, passing away in 1957 at the age of 67.
Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) announced that the New York State Senate recently honored New Cassel resident Helen Bonner upon the occasion of her 100th birthday.
The New York State Senate passed a legislative resolution, which Senator Martins sponsored, congratulating Ms. Bonner on reaching the milestone. With passage of the legislative resolution, Ms. Bonner will forever be part of the New York State Senate’s official record.
Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently joined with members of the New Hyde Park PAL in paying tribute to a longtime member of the PAL Board.
The New Hyde Park PAL dedicated a garden at the PAL Clubhouse in memory of June Murphy, who served as a member of the PAL Board for more than 30 years. Senator Martins, along with Legislator Rich Nicolello, joined the members in unveiling the memorial garden and paying tribute to Mrs. Murphy and her three decades of service to the children of New Hyde Park.
Senator Martins is pictured speaking at the memorial garden dedication ceremony, which was held at New Hyde Park PAL Clubhouse.