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SENATOR MARTINS, COUNTY EXECUTIVE MANGANO, AND LEGISLATOR NICOLELLO HELP RESIDENTS APPLY FOR PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola), County Executive Ed Mangano, and Legislator Rich Nicolello recently sponsored a property tax exemptions workshop to help local residents save on their property taxes. The program was held at the Shelter Rock Library in Albertson. 

     Specialists from the Nassau County Department of Assessment met one-on-one with homeowners to answer questions about New York State’s STAR and Enhanced STAR programs, as well as other property tax exemptions offered by Nassau County. Residents were also able to file applications for property tax exemptions on site.

August 1, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS, COUNTY EXECUTIVE MANGANO, & LEGISLATOR NICOLELLO INVITE RESIDENTS TO “SHED THE MEDS” ON AUGUST 9TH

Residents can Safely Dispose of Expired or Unwanted Medications

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola), Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano, and Nassau County Legislator Richard Nicolello are sponsoring a “Shed the Meds” program in New Hyde Park to help residents safely dispose of unused or expired medications.

     The “Shed the Meds” program will be held on Saturday, August 9th from 9 am to 12 pm at New Hyde Park Memorial High School (Parking lot on Evergreen Avenue, across from Tully Park).

August 1, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS: PROTECT GOOD SAMARITANS WHO RESCUE AN ENDANGERED CHILD IN A CAR FROM LIABILITY

     To help prevent children from dying by being trapped in an overheated car, New York State Senator Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola) has introduced legislation to ensure that Good Samaritans who forcibly enter a car to rescue a child locked inside are exempt from liability. Senator Martins announced the “Child Rescue Act” on July 31st, which is National Heatstroke Prevention Day, at Harbor Child Care in Mineola. 

July 31, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS, COUNTY EXECUTIVE MANGANO, & LEGISLATOR WALKER TO SPONSOR PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS WORKSHOP IN HICKSVILLE

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola), Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano, and Legislator Rose Marie Walker will be sponsoring a Property Tax Exemptions Workshops in Hicksville. The workshop will be held on Friday, August 15th from 1-3 pm at the Hicksville Library (169 Jerusalem Avenue, Hicksville). 

     At the program, tax exemption specialists from the Nassau County Department of Assessment will provide assistance, answer questions, and help residents file for the following property tax exemptions:

     · Basic STAR

     · Enhanced STAR

     · Senior Citizens

     · Veterans and Cold War Veterans

July 30, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS, SENATOR SKELOS & DEPARTMENT OF FINANCIAL SERVICES TO HOLD FORECLOSURE PREVENTION PROGRAM IN ELMONT

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola) and Senator Dean G. Skelos (R-Rockville Centre) are partnering with the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) to provide services and assistance to homeowners facing foreclosure.

     Senator Martins and Senator Skelos have arranged to have DFS’ Mobile Foreclosure Relief Center come to Elmont on Thursday, August 7th from 10 am to 6 pm at the Clara H. Carlson School (235 Belmont Boulevard, Elmont).

     DFS staff members will be on hand to speak individually with homeowners about their situation and:

     • Assist homeowners in their efforts to obtain loan modifications and other relief;

July 29, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS & COUNTY EXECUTIVE MANGANO TO SPONSOR KIDPIX CHILD ID PROGRAM IN WESTBURY

     Senator Jack Martins (R-Mineola) and Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano will be sponsoring a free KidPix photo ID program in Westbury. The program will be held on Wednesday, August 13th from 3 pm to 5 pm at the Westbury Library (445 Jefferson Street, Westbury). 

July 29, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS, COUNTY EXECUTIVE MANGANO & SUPERVISOR BOSWORTH BRING SENIOR ID PROGRAM TO “FUNDAY MONDAY” IN PORT WASHINGTON

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola), County Executive Ed Mangano, and Town of North Hempstead Supervisor Judi Bosworth recently partnered together to provide free senior ID cards to North Hempstead residents. 

     Senator Martins and County Executive Mangano worked with Supervisor Bosworth to bring their free senior ID card program to the Town’s “Funday Monday” Health Fair at North Hempstead Town Beach. Seniors were able to receive a free ID card which included their name, photo, and important contact information which could be helpful to first responders in the event of an emergency.

July 28, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS READS TO CHILDREN AT BRYANT LIBRARY IN ROSLYN

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola) recently served as a guest reader to children at the Bryant Library in Roslyn.

     Senator Martins read “10 Things I Can Do To Help My World” by Melanie Walsh. The book teaches children about simple steps they can take to help protect the environment and make the world a better place.

     Senator Martins is pictured as he reads “10 Things I Can Do To Help My World” to kids at the Bryant Library in Roslyn.

July 25, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS VISITS ST. MARY’S CHURCH IN MANHASSET TO HONOR FATHER ANTHONY REFALO FOR 25 YEARS OF SERVICE

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola) recently visited St. Mary's Church in Manhasset to honor Father Anthony Refalo on his Silver Jubilee (25 years) of service as a priest. 

     Father Anthony served full-time at St. Mary's for nearly ten years before being transferred, but he continued to maintain a relationship with the parish. Even though he has lived in Malta since 1999, he returns twice a year, every year to the place he calls his "second home."

     Senator Martins (right) is pictured as he congratulates Father Anthony Refalo (left) on his Silver Jubilee.

July 24, 2014
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From the Desk of Senator Jack M. Martins

Let's Level the Playing Field

July 23, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS & DEPARTMENT OF FINANCIAL SERVICES TO HOLD FORECLOSURE PREVENTION PROGRAMS IN WESTBURY AND HICKSVILLE

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola) is partnering with the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) to provide services and assistance to homeowners facing foreclosure.

     Senator Martins has arranged to have DFS’ Mobile Foreclosure Relief Center to come to the community at the following locations:

     • Wednesday, August 6th

        10 am to 6 pm

        Westbury Library (445 Jefferson Street, Westbury)

     • Friday, August 8th

       9 am to 5 pm

       Hicksville Library (169 Jerusalem Avenue, Hicksville)

 

July 23, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS, COUNTY EXECUTIVE MANGANO, & LEGISLATOR NICOLELLO TO SPONSOR PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS WORKSHOPS IN ALBERTSON & NEW HYDE PARK

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola), Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano, and Legislator Richard Nicolello will be sponsoring two Property Tax Exemptions Workshops in Albertson and New Hyde Park. 

     The workshops will be held on: 

     • Thursday, July 31st from 1 pm to 3 pm at the Shelter Rock Library (165 Searingtown Road, Albertson).

     • Thursday, August 7th from 1 pm to 3 pm at the Hillside Library (155 Lakeville Road, New Hyde Park)

     At both programs, tax exemption specialists from the Nassau County Department of Assessment will provide assistance, answer questions, and help residents file for the following property tax exemptions:

July 22, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS STATEMENT ON AGREEMENT TO AVOID LIRR STRIKE

     “Today, Long Islanders got the news they’ve been hoping to hear; that a Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) strike has been averted. The agreement between the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and LIRR workers will ensure that Long Islanders do not suffer a strike which would have caused serious harm to our economy and gridlock across Long Island. Importantly, all sides have promised that this contract will not increase fares for already overburdened LIRR riders.

     We’ve been urging Governor Cuomo to get personally involved to try and help the MTA and workers bridge the gap. I thank him for listening and applaud his efforts to bring all sides together to reach an agreement.”

July 17, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS INVITES FAMILIES TO PARTICIPATE IN HIS SUMMER READING PROGRAM

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola) is inviting local families to participate in his annual summer reading program. The program helps promote literacy and encourages children to continue reading during the summer months. 

     “Making reading fun for kids is the best way to help them develop a love for it. This program helps children continue to build their reading skills during the summer months in a fun and enjoyable way. I invite all families to participate,” said Senator Martins.

July 17, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS APPLAUDS GOVERNOR CUOMO FOR DIRECTING MTA & LIRR WORKERS BACK TO THE NEGOTIATING TABLE

     “Governor Cuomo calling on the MTA and LIRR workers to go back to the negotiating table is a welcome step towards averting a LIRR strike.

     We have been urging the Governor to bring both sides back to the table, and I thank him for doing so. A LIRR strike would be a disaster, would paralyze Long Island’s transportation infrastructure and cause up to $50 million in economic losses a day. Every Long Islander will be impacted, whether they commute or not. I thank the Governor for listening.

     This is a positive step, but we are not out of the woods yet. I hope the Governor will continue his efforts personally to help both sides break the logjam and reach an agreement, before a strike occurs.”

July 16, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS: GOVERNOR MUST GET IN THE GAME TO HELP PREVENT LIRR STRIKE

     With news that Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Chairman Tom Prendergast has stopped negotiating with Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) workers, Senator Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola) once again called on Governor Andrew Cuomo to intervene to help avert a LIRR strike.

     “We need the Governor to bring both sides back together and mediate through this logjam. Long Islanders need him involved and engaged right through deadline. No one should be walking away from the negotiating table,” said Senator Martins.

July 15, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS TO SPONSOR FREE PROSTATE CANCER PSA TEST PROGRAM IN WESTBURY

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola), in conjunction with the Integrated Medical Foundation and Shiel Medical Labs, will be sponsoring a free prostate cancer PSA test program in Westbury. The free PSA blood tests will be provided on Tuesday, August 5th between 4 pm and 6 pm at the Westbury Community Center, located at 360 Post Avenue in Westbury. 

     The Integrated Medical Foundation’s guidelines for the program are as follows:

     • Open to all men ages 40 and over who have not previously been diagnosed with prostate cancer, regardless of whether or not they have insurance;

     • Each patient will receive a free PSA blood test;

July 14, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS: NEW MEASURES TO COMBAT HEROIN EPIDEMIC SIGNED INTO LAW

   Senator Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola) announced that legislation to combat the growing heroin and opioid abuse epidemic has been signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo.  Senator Martins was a sponsor of the legislation in the Senate.

  “Heroin and opioids are affecting every single community on Long Island.  Solving this crisis requires a comprehensive, aggressive approach.  Expanding treatment options, stregthening penalties for the drug dealers who are poisoning our communities, and expanding education for the children who are the number one target of this epidemic will help save lives.  I am pleased that we could work together in a bipartisan manner to protect our communities,” said Senator Martins.

July 11, 2014
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From the Desk of Senator Jack M. Martins

The New, New York Middle Ground 

     When did bipartisanship become a bad thing?

     Well, one group of radicals here in New York is so upset that Republicans and Democrats were working together that they launched an all out war to stop it. They actually targeted people who were working together for progress. What’s worse is that it worked, and that should scare the hell out of all Long Islanders.

July 11, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS TO SPONSOR FREE LEGAL SERVICES PROGRAM IN NEW HYDE PARK

Mobile Legal Help Center Will Offer Free Legal Assistance to Residents in Need

     Senator Jack Martins (R-Mineola) announced that he will be sponsoring a program in New Hyde Park to provide free legal services to those in need.

     Senator Martins has arranged to bring the Mobile Legal Help Center to the Herricks Community Center, located at 999 Herricks Road in New Hyde Park, on Friday, August 8th 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.

July 10, 2014
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