Senator Jack Martins (R-7th Senate District) announced that the LIRR has submitted a $39.2 million plan to replace the Ellison Avenue Bridge to the MTA Board for approval. Senator Martins fought for the funding to be included in the MTA’s Capital Program and worked to get the project expedited.
The Ellison Avenue Bridge has been used by cars, trucks, and pedestrians for nearly 75 years, and the wear and tear shows. While the bridge is safe, it has reached the end of its useful life and desperately needs to be replaced. 90 percent of the bridge is covered with steel plates and the New York State Department of Transportation has found serious deterioration in the structure.
Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently joined with the Floral Park Little League in celebrating the opening day of the 2014 little league season. Senator Martins offered his best wishes to the players, coaches, and parents for a fun and safe season.
Senator Jack Martins (R-7th Senate District), Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano, and Legislator Rose Walker recently sponsored a free KidPix photo ID program in Hicksville.
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 Jack Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently visited South Salem Elementary School in Port Washington to read to students as part of the Read Across America Program.
Senator Martins, who visited the school on Earth Day, read Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax to fifth grade students. The book helped children understand the dangers of pollution and the importance of protecting the environment.
Senator Martins (back right) is pictured with fifth grade students at South Salem Elementary School and the school’s library media specialist, Joanne Koukoulas.
Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently met with Great Neck resident Anjli Datta and Williston Park resident Karishma Vyas to discuss state legislative issues relating to healthcare and nursing. Anjli and Karishma are nursing students at Long Island University-Brooklyn.
Senator Martins is pictured with Great Neck resident Anjli Datta (center) and Williston Park resident Karishma Vyas (right).
Senator Jack Martins (R-7th Senate District) announced that he has secured state funding for a community improvement project in the Village of New Hyde Park.
The funding will be used by the Village to revitalize Memorial Park. The park’s existing tennis courts, basketball court, and walking path will be rehabilitated and refurbished. Memorial Park is widely utilized by Village residents and is home to the Village’s Children’s Summer Recreation Program.
Earth Day Poster Contest. This year we received many outstanding posters that exemplify the creativity of the young people in the 7th Senatorial District.
Each entry from my District displayed tremendous originality and vision as well as obvious concern for the ecological future of our communities and our state. I am proud of your work and that of your classmates, and encourage you to continue to study and learn more about the serious challenges that face our environment.
I am pleased to announce that the winner of the 2014 Earth Day Poster Contest from my District is:
Stickers Help Alert Firefighters that there are Animals in the House In Case of a Fire
Senator Jack Martins (R-7th Senate District) is informing residents that his office has free pet rescue alert stickers available to help them protect their pets in an emergency situation.
The pet rescue alert sticker can be placed on a homeowner’s window or door to notify firefighters that there are animals in the home in the event of a fire. Residents can list the number, type, and names of pets they have so firefighters will know exactly how many animals are in the home.
Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently joined with the Williston Park Little League in celebrating the opening day of the 2014 little league season. Senator Martins offered his best wishes to the players, coaches, and parents for a fun and safe season.
Senator Martins is pictured handing the ball to Williston Park Little Leaguer Philip Arnold to begin the 2014 little league season.
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, located at 445 Jefferson Street in Westbury, on Wednesday, May 14th 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.
NYLAG staff will be available to provide free legal assistance to local residents on issues related to:
Senator Jack Martins (R-7th Senate District) was recently honored by the Cow Bay Theatre Company.
Senator Martins received the organization’s Spotlight Award “in recognition of his continuing concern and peripatetic efforts to represent the best interests not only the Senate District he represents, in particular, but also those of New York State, in general, while making time to support community theater and other cultural bodies on the most local level whenever possible.”
I ask any parent reading this column to read it all the way through. Don’t put it down and think it doesn’t pertain to you, because it does. And if it makes you uncomfortable, that’s great. If we’re lucky, a little discomfort now will spare you a lot of heartache in the future.
Senator Jack Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently visited Herricks Middle School to recognize 7th grade student Lexi Zisselman for raising $7,500 for cancer research.
Lexi, who lives in New Hyde Park, organized a “Kick for a Cure” fundraiser at Hofstra University to benefit the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation in honor of her grandfather who passed away from the disease. Lexi brought together over 275 soccer enthusiasts and raised $7,500 for the foundation to use towards finding a cure for Multiple Myeloma.
Senator Jack Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently sponsored an informational forum on heroin and substance abuse prevention for residents at the Shelter Rock Library.
A panel of experts which included school officials, law enforcement officers, treatment providers, and community officials discussed the growing substance abuse epidemic on Long Island, steps parents can take to protect their loved ones substance abuse, treatment options that are available, ways that treatment can be improved, Residents were also able to ask questions of the panelists.
Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently honored Manhasset resident Lisbeth Shibley for her many years of service to the Manhasset community.
Lisbeth Shibley is the founding executive director of the Manhasset Community Coalition Against Substance Abuse (Manhasset CASA). Since founding the organization, Ms. Shibley has worked to educate parents, teens, and community members to the dangers of underage drinking and drugs and their impact on the Manhasset community’s quality of life.
Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) and Winthrop-University Hospital will be sponsoring a free “mini-med school” program to help residents learn what to do in common types of medical emergencies. The program will take place on Thursday, May 1st from 7-9 pm in the Nassau County Legislative Chamber (1550 Franklin Avenue, Mineola).
Residents who participate in the program will have the opportunity to learn from trained healthcare professionals about what to do if they find themselves in a medical emergency where someone is suffering from:
Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) announced that the New York State Senate recently honored four members of the Manhasset-Lakeville Fire Department for their 25 years of community service.
The Senate passed legislative resolutions, sponsored by Senator Martins, to recognize the following members of the Manhasset-Lakeville Fire Department for their service as volunteer firefighters over the last 25 years:
Senator Jack Martins (R-7th Senate District) and Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano, will be sponsoring a free KidPix photo ID program in Port Washington. The program will be held on Thursday, May 8th from 3 pm to 5 pm at the Port Washington Library (1 Library Drive, Port Washington).
The KidPix program gives parents a convenient way to keep their children’s important information on a single, wallet sized ID card. The KidPix card includes the child’s name, physical description, contact information, and photograph. The child’s fingerprint is also included on the back of the card. 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.