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Senator Martins Holds Rountable Discussion on Libraries

As a former library trustee, Senator Jack M. Martins has been a staunch supporter of libraries and the services they provide for local communities. Recently, at the Port Washington Library, Senator Martins held at roundtable discussion on issues important to libraries and the challenges they face.

Libraries are facing challenging times in trying to provide public services with limited funding. In this digital age, libraries have become resources for job searches as well as in-depth research projects.

Senator Martins, a former library trustee himself, held the roundtable discussion as a way to raise awareness of the issues facing libraries and the importance of the services they provide for both adults and children.

October 9, 2012
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Senator Jack Martins' Health and Wellness Fair

Flu Shots Will Be Given, Valuable Health Screenings Also Scheduled

Senator Jack M. Martins will be sponsoring a Health and Wellness Fair for all residents of the Seventh Senate District on Saturday, October 20, from 1-4 p.m. at Carle Place High School, located at 168 Cherry Lane. Multiple organizations have agreed to participate and, together with Senator Martins’ office, will provide valuable services to the community.

October 3, 2012
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Senator Martins Participates in Unidad Latina Conference

For the second straight year, Senator Jack M. Martins was an active participant in the New York State Senate Unidad Latina Conference, which brings together hundreds of individuals who represent a cross section of our region’s Hispanic community, including community, business and policy leaders.

Presented by members of the New York State Senate, the conference featured booth exhibits, legislative workshops, networking receptions, a luncheon, roundtable discussions and other activities. A principal goal of this two-day gathering will be to highlight and address issues of concern for Hispanic New Yorkers.

October 2, 2012
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Senator Martins Attends Mineola Street Fair

Senator Jack M. Martins recently attended the 4th Annual Mineola Street Fair. Merchants, community leaders and residents were out in full force as the village's downtown was busy and alive with music. The fair was sponsored by the Mineola Chamber of Commerce and the Village of Mineola.

While at the fair, Senator Martins met up with Mineola Mayor Scott Strauss and Deputy Mayor Paul Pereira. The fair began four years ago when Senator Martins was serving as the Mayor of the Village of Mineola as a way to promote the downtown area and its businesses as well as the many worthwhile community organizations the village is blessed to have.

October 2, 2012
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Senator Martins Attends Telugu Literary and Cultural Association Picnic

Senator Jack M. Martins recently attended the Telugu Literary and Cultural Association (TLCA) Picnic, where he discussed issues with members of this prestigious Indian associations. It was a beautiful Sunday afternoon at Christopher Morley Park. Senator Martins was honored to have spent time with the esteemed members of TLCA of New York, one of the earliest Indian Associations in North America and the first Telugu association. The TLCA was formed with the primary goal of promoting the Telugu Literary and Cultural Activities in the tristate area. Successive generations of Telugu children and adults have benefited from its tremendous success towards this goal, as can be seen by the vitality of its programs even 35 years later.

October 2, 2012
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October 1, 2012
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Senator Martins Attends Barbecue at Magnolia Gardens in Westbury

Senator Jack M. Martins recently attended a barbecue for the residents of Magnolia Gardens in Westbury. The facility providing housing for our seniors. Senator Martins enjoyed saying hello and reminding the residents that his office is always available to provide assistance at 746-5924.

October 1, 2012
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Senator Martins Attends Project Independence

Senator Jack M. Martins recently attended Project Independence at Christopher Morley Park. Project Independence, sponsored by the Town of North Hemsptead Department of Services For the Aging, assists seniors. Senator Martins has close connections to the senior community and also has made his office available for anyone seeking assistance in state issues.

September 28, 2012
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Senator Martins Supports Shoes For All

Williston Park Doctor Starts Non-Profit to Collect and Distribute Footwear

Senator Jack M. Martins recently congratulated Dr. Mary Carlson for her work for Shoes For All, a non-profit organization Dr. Carlson founded to collect and distribute shoes to those less fortunate and in desperate need of footwear.

Dr. Carlson, podiatrist with an office located in Williston Park, ran her first shoe drive at a local street fair in September 2010. The tremendous community support encouraged her to continue her outreach service. The result was Shoes For All, which is making a difference in the lives of those less fortunate by providing shoes, which will ultimately prevent foot health problems.

September 28, 2012
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Senator Martins Attends Manhasset Chamber of Commerce Legislative Breakfast

Senator Jack M. Martins recently attended the Manhasset Chamber of Commerce Legislative Breakfast, where he gave an update on accomplishments in Albany. He reiterated the important of having a vibrant business community and the need to ease the tax burden on businesses as well as residents in order to get the economy on the right track. Senator Martins has worked with the Governor to provide tax relief and make the state more business friendly in order to create jobs. He thanked the Manhasset Chamber of Commerce for the invite and enjoyed spending the morning with the esteemed members.

September 26, 2012
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Senator Martins Visits Herricks Senior Community Center

Senator Jack M. Martins recently spent a morning with the seniors at the Herricks Community Center. Senator Martins brough dessert and discussed issues with the seniors. Her cherishes the time he gets to spend with the senior community. "Our seniors have so much to teach us. They lived through difficult times our country faced and they persevered," he said.

Whether it's by visiting seniors centers or Funday Monday at Bar Beach during the summer, Senator Martins stays in close contact with the senior community, which, in the Seventh Senate District, is extremely vibrant.

September 26, 2012
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Senator Martins Holds Mobile Office Hours in the Port Washington Library

In an effort to give constituents access to his office, Senator Jack M. Martins is holding mobile office hours throughout the 7th Senate District. Recently, he held mobile office hours in the Port Washington Library, where he met with residents and listened to their questions and concerns. Senator Martins feels it's important to frequently meet with residents to listen to their concerns as it is essential to his job representing the people of the 7th Senate District. The Senate thanks the Port Washington Library for allowing him the use of the library. Senator Martins' District Office is always available to residents at (516) 746-5924.

September 26, 2012
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Senator Martins Attends Wiliston Park Street Fair

On a beautiful Sunday afternoon, the Village of Williston Park held its annual street fair. Numerous businesses lined Jericho Turnpike as residents and community leaders enjoyed all Williston Park has to offer. Senator Martins attended the fair and met with numerous residents and leaders of the Williston Park community.

September 26, 2012
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Senator Martins Meet Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush at Hofstra University

Senator Jack M. Martins recently met with former Florida Governor Jeb Bush at a legislative breakfast at Hofstra University. Governor Bush discussed issues facing the states as well as the nation as a whole. For Senator Martins, it was interesting to get Governor Bush's perspective on issues he faced in Florida.

September 26, 2012
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Senator Martins Marches in Mineola Homecoming Parade

Senator Jack M. Martins marched in the annual Mineola Homecoming Parade. It was a beautiful early fall day and the Mustang spirit was running high. Mineola Superintendent Dr. Michael Nagler, Mineola Principal Ed Escobar, school board members and local elected officials marched with students to the Hampton Street Stadium, where they rooted the Mustangs on to a victory over Locust Valley. Go Mineola!

September 25, 2012
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Senator Martins Meets With Constituents at the Bryant Library

Senator Jack M. Martins held mobile office hours at the Bryant Library in Roslyn, where he discussed issues important to residents. Senator Martins has been holding mobile office hours around the 7th Senate District as a way of bringing his office directly into the community and making himself accessible to the residents.

September 25, 2012
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Senator Martins, BET's 106 and Park's DJ Monumental Give Out School Supplies

Community Day in Elmont was a huge success as Senator Jack Martins and BET's 106 and Park television star DJ Monumental handed out free school supplies to children and talked about the importance of education this past Saturday. Hundreds streamed into the Family Life Worship Center where Bishop Cox, Senator Martins and the congregation sponsored free children's dental screenings, a blood drive, child and senior id kits and much more. "Community Day was such a huge success and I can't thank Bishop Cox and DJ Monumental for their special efforts for our community's young people," said Senator Martins. DJ Monumental said, "I love spending time in my hometown and giving back to the community. The school supply give-away and all the events for our young people were spectacular.

September 19, 2012
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Senator Martins Reaches Out to Read

Participates in Program That Encourages Medical Professionals to Promote Reading

Senator Jack M. Martins was the guest reader at Winthrop Pediatric Associates on a recent morning as part of the Reach Out and Read Program. The program encourages medical professionals to promote reading to children. The program is utilized at four locations in the Seventh Senate District – Winthrop, Cohen’s Children’s Medical Center of NY in Lake Success, The Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children’s Medical Center of NY in New Hyde Park and Port Pediatrics in Port Washington.

September 18, 2012
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Senator Martins Honored by Nassau County Village Officials Association

Senator Jack M. Martins along with his colleague, Assemblywoman Michelle Schimel, was recently honored for his support of village government by the Nassau County Village Officials Association. Senator Martins, a former village mayor, believes strongly that village government is the most efficient government there is in terms of being accessible to residents and providing services in the most cost effective manner.

Senator Martins is currently the chair of the Senate Standing Committee on Local Government and has passed legislation during his first term in the Senate. He is planning on introducing legislation that will flatten pension rate contributions of local governments, giving them stability when it comes to budgeting for employee pensions.

September 18, 2012
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Senator Martins: Lessons of 9/11

So it’s the 11th anniversary of 9/11 and I couldn’t help but reflect on how different things are. After that horrible day, we couldn’t have been prouder to be Americans. Not only did everyday people from every background come together, but even our political parties seemed unified in purpose. Of course, different ideologies still existed, but adversity made one thing clear: we were Americans first. I’d go so far as to say that from terrible tragedy came a genuine appreciation for each other.

September 10, 2012
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