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SENATOR MARTINS HOLDS COLLEGE FINANCIAL AID AND APPLICATION SEMINAR FOR FAMILIES

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola) recently held a college financial aid and application seminar to help parents and students learn about the college application process and the different types of financial aid which may be available to them.  The program was held at the Manhasset Library.

     Representatives from the New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC), State University of New York (SUNY), SUNY Old Westbury, Farmingdale State College, Adelphi University, and Nassau Community College provided families tips about applying for college admission, how to apply for financial aid, and the different types of college financial aid and scholarships which are available. 

September 5, 2014
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From the Desk of Senator Jack M. Martins

Question Everything

“Don’t believe everything you read on the internet.”– Abraham Lincoln

September 4, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS ATTENDS VILLAGE OF RUSSELL GARDENS ANNUAL LABOR DAY WEEKEND BBQ

Senator Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola, pictured center) recently attended the Village of Russell Gardens’ annual Labor Day Weekend BBQ.  Senator Martins, together with Russell Gardens Mayor Steve Kirschner, spent time with Village residents discussing a variety of local and state issues.

September 4, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS & COUNTY EXECUTIVE MANGANO HOLD FREE SENIOR ID CARD PROGRAM IN PORT WASHINGTON

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola) and Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano recently sponsored a free Senior ID Card Program at the Port Washington Library. 

    Over 150 seniors received a free wallet-sized ID card which includes their name, personal information (name, address, phone number, date of birth), and an emergency contact name and phone number which could be useful to emergency responders. Seniors can carry the card in their wallet so that first responders will know who to contact if the senior is in an emergency situation and cannot communicate.

September 2, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS WELCOMES DUNKIN DONUTS TO ROSLYN HEIGHTS

     Senator Jack Martins (R-Mineola, pictured third left), along with Town of North Hempstead Councilman Peter Zuckerman (pictured left center) and Village of East Hills Mayor Michael Koblenz (pictured right center), recently welcomed Dunkin Donuts to its new location on Roslyn Road in Roslyn Heights. 

     Senator Martins, Councilman Zuckerman, and Mayor Koblenz participated in the store’s official grand opening and extended their best wishes to the staff for many years of success.

September 2, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS & LEGISLATOR NICOLELLO TO SPONSOR BREAST CANCER SCREENING PROGRAM IN NEW HYDE PARK

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) and Legislator Richard Nicolello (R-New Hyde Park) are sponsoring a breast cancer screening program on Tuesday, September 16th from 8:45 am to 12 pm at Clinton G. Martin Park in New Hyde Park.

     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: 

August 26, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS & COUNTY EXECUTIVE MANGANO SPONSOR FREE KIDPIX PHOTO ID PROGRAM IN FLORAL PARK

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) and Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano recently sponsored a free KidPix photo ID program in Floral Park.

     Families who participated in the program received a free, wallet sized KidPix card with their child’s name, physical description, contact information, fingerprint, and photograph. In the event that a child goes missing, parents can give the KidPix card to law enforcement as a helpful tool to help return the child home more quickly.

     Senator Martins is pictured with some of the families who participated in the KidPix program he sponsored at the Floral Park Library. 

August 21, 2014
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From the Desk of Senator Jack M. Martins

Planting Trees

     Every once in a while some really bad ideas rear their ugly little heads and there are indeed some hideous ones skulking about Albany right about now.

August 20, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS TO PRESENT COLLEGE FINANCIAL AID AND APPLICATION SEMINAR FOR FAMILIES

“Navigating Your Way Through the College Application and Financial Aid Process” Program to be held at Manhasset Library on September 4th

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola) will be sponsoring a program to help parents and students learn about the college application process and the different types of financial aid which may be available to them. The “Navigating Your Way Through the College Application and Financial Aid Process” program will take place on Thursday, September 4th at the Manhasset Library (30 Onderdonk Avenue, Manhasset) beginning at 7 pm.

August 19, 2014
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Martins-Schimel Lever Voting Machine Bill Signed Into Law by Governor

Law Will Save Millions of Dollars For Schools, Villages, and Special Districts

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola) and Assemblywoman Michelle Schimel (D-Great Neck) announced that Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation they sponsored (S.7371A/ A.9321A) allowing school districts, villages, and special districts to continue using lever voting machines as they have in the past for an additional year. According to the New York State School Boards Association, this law will save $81 million for school districts alone. 

August 19, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS MEETS WITH LOCAL SENIORS AT “FUNDAY MONDAY” IN PORT WASHINGTON

Senator Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola) 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.

August 19, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS & ST. FRANCIS HOSPITAL BRINGING FREE HEART HEALTH SCREENING PROGRAM TO NEW HYDE PARK

     With heart disease being the number one cause of death in the U.S., Senator Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola) and St. Francis Hospital are teaming up to help residents be safe and get screened. 

     Senator Martins has arranged to bring St. Francis’ Community Mobile Outreach Van to the Herricks Community Center (999 Herricks Road, New Hyde Park) to provide free cardiovascular screenings. The screening program will take place on Thursday, September 4th from 10 am to 2 pm. 

August 18, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS, COUNTY EXECUTIVE MANGANO, AND LEGISLATOR WALKER HELP RESIDENTS APPLY FOR PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola), County Executive Ed Mangano, and Legislator Rose Marie Walker recently sponsored a property tax exemptions workshop at the Hicksville Library to help local residents save on their property taxes. 

     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 18, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS & COUNTY EXECUTIVE MANGANO SPONSOR FREE KIDPIX PHOTO ID PROGRAM IN WESTBURY

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola) and Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano recently sponsored a free KidPix photo ID program in Westbury. 

     Families who participated in the program received a free, wallet sized KidPix card with their child’s name, physical description, contact information, fingerprint, and photograph. In the event that a child goes missing, parents can give the KidPix card to law enforcement as a helpful tool to help return the child home more quickly.

     Senator Martins is pictured with five year old Francis Mastromauro of Carle Place and his mom, Radhika, at the KidPix program he sponsored at the Westbury Library.

August 14, 2014
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From the Desk of Senator Jack M. Martins

The Small Picture  

   The checks are in the mail – literally. In about a month, families with children in New York State will be receiving a $350 tax rebate check in their mailboxes. Yes, it’s true - no kidding. (I’ll give you a moment to pick up whatever it is you just dropped.)

August 13, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS HELPS RESIDENTS “SHED THE MEDS”

Over 200 Pounds of Expired and Unwanted Medications Collected for Safe Disposal

     Over 100 residents safely disposed of approximately 200 hundred pounds of expired and unused medications at New Hyde Park Memorial High School through a “Shed the Meds” program sponsored by Senator Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola), County Executive Ed Mangano, and Legislator Rich Nicolello.

August 12, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS, SENATOR SKELOS & DEPARTMENT OF FINANCIAL SERVICES BRING FORECLOSURE PREVENTION PROGRAM TO ELMONT

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola), Senator Dean G. Skelos (R-Rockville Centre), and the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) recently teamed up to provide services to homeowners facing foreclosure. 

     Senator Martins and Senator Skelos arranged for DFS to bring its Mobile Command Center to Clara H. Carlson Elementary School, where trained DFS specialists provided individualized assistance to homeowners in need. 

August 11, 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 Hillside Library in New Hyde Park.

     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 11, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS & COUNTY EXECUTIVE MANGANO TO SPONSOR FREE SENIOR ID CARD PROGRAM IN PORT WASHINGTON

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola) and Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano will be sponsoring a free Senior ID Card Program in Port Washington. 

     The program will be held from 12 pm to 3 pm on Tuesday, September 2nd at the Port Washington Library, located at 1 Library Drive in Port Washington. All Nassau County residents ages 60 and over are eligible to participate and receive a free senior ID card. No appointments are necessary.

August 11, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS TO SPONSOR FREE PROSTATE CANCER PSA TEST PROGRAM IN FLORAL PARK

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola), in conjunction with the Integrated Medical Foundation and Shiel Medical Laboratory, will be sponsoring a free prostate cancer PSA test program in Floral Park. The free PSA blood tests will be provided on Tuesday, September 9th between 3:30 pm and 5:30 pm at the Floral Park Library, located at 17 Caroline Place in Floral Park. 

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

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

August 11, 2014
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