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SENATOR MARTINS & MAYOR SCHWARTZBERG ANNOUNCE DOT STUDYING SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS ON NORTHERN BOULEVARD IN ROSLYN ESTATES

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola) and Village of Roslyn Estates Mayor Jeffrey B. Schwartzberg announced that the New York State Department of Transportation (DOT) is studying safety improvements along Northern Boulevard in Roslyn Estates. 

August 7, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS JOINS WILLISTON PARK COMMUNITY ON NATIONAL NIGHT OUT

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola) recently joined with the Williston Park community at the Children’s Parade for a safer Williston Park. The parade is part of National Night Out, a nationwide event where communities promote involvement in crime prevention activities, build police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie, and show their commitment to standing up to crime. 

     Senator Martins (kneeling front row center) joins with Williston Park Mayor Paul Ehrbar and members of the Williston Park community at the National Night Out event in Kelleher Park.

August 6, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS & DEPARTMENT OF FINANCIAL SERVICES BRING FORECLOSURE PREVENTION PROGRAM TO WESTBURY

     Photo caption: Senator Martins (right) and Michael Romano from the New York State Department of Financial Services are pictured in front of the Department’s mobile foreclosure prevention center, which came to Westbury to provide assistance to homeowners. 

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola) and the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) today teamed up to provide services to homeowners facing foreclosure. 

August 6, 2014
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From the Desk of Senator Jack M. Martins

Kicking the Can of Debt

 "Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen six, result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pound ought and six, result misery," Charles Dickens.

August 4, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS & COUNTY EXECUTIVE MANGANO TO SPONSOR KIDPIX CHILD ID PROGRAM IN FLORAL PARK

     Senator Jack Martins (R-Mineola) and Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano will be sponsoring a free KidPix photo ID program in Floral Park. The program will be held on Wednesday, August 20th from 2 pm to 5 pm at the Floral Park Library (17 Caroline Place, Floral Park). 

August 4, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS JOINS WITH NORTH WEST CIVIC ASSOCIATION OF HICKSVILLE AT THEIR ANNUAL COMMUNITY BBQ

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola) recently joined with members of the North West Civic Association of Hicksville at their annual community BBQ. The event was held at Cantiague Park.

    Senator Martins (back row, left center) is pictured with members of the North West Civic Association.

August 4, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS JOINS WITH SOUTH FLORAL PARK CIVIC ASSOCIATION AT THEIR ANNUAL COMMUNITY COOKOUT

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola) recently joined with residents of the Village of South Floral Park at the South Floral Park Civic Association’s annual community cookout. The family-friendly event is an annual tradition which provides kids games, music, and entertainment for the entire Village. 

     Senator Martins (back row, center left) is pictured with South Floral Park Mayor Geoffrey Prime (back row, center right) and local children at the South Floral Park Civic Association’s annual community cookout.

August 4, 2014
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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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