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SENATOR MARTINS ATTENDS HEARING ON REGENTS REFORM AGENDA

The Senate Standing Committee on Education, under the leadership of Chairman, Senator John Flanagan, held another hearing in its series on the Regents Reform Agenda, this time in New York City.

Much of the testimony concerning the hearing focused on the Common Core standards that were implemented and rolled out by the Commission of Education. As a member of the education committee, Senator Martins attended the hearing. Senator Martins has been listening to constituents and has expressed his as well as their concerns over the implementation of the Common Core.

October 30, 2013
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SENATOR MARTINS CONGRATULATES BOXING GREATS TITUS WILLIAMS AND TYRONE JAMES ON VICTORIES

Elmont's own Titus "God Gifted" Williams and Tyrone "Pretty Boy" James have scored a second pair of wins back to back and will advance to the Metro Boxing Championships. Senator Martins caught up with the two boxing sensations at the Magnet Sports Lounge for the Elmont West Club birthday celebration party where the two fighters were congratulated by County Executive Ed Mangano, Councilman Ed Ambrosino, County Legislator Vin Muscarella and Golden Gloves Champion Herve' Duroseau.

October 30, 2013
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SENATOR MARTINS HONORS AND CONGRATULATES DAVID LOUIS ON DRAFT INTO THE CBL

Senator Jack Martins joined with Elmont Memorial High School Principal John Capozzi in congratulating Elmont's David Louis on his recent drafting into the Canadian Pro-Basketball League. Louis was signed by the Saint John Millrats. The 6 foot 5 basketball star was a sensation at Elmont Memorial High School. Martins honored Louis for his leadership, being a community role model for young people and his achievement. "David is a great young man with a very bright future. He makes our entire community proud and is a leader who will make his mark in the CBL without a doubt," said Martins.

October 30, 2013
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SENATOR MARTINS JOINS SEWANHAKA FOOTBALL TEAM AT HOMECOMING

State Senator Jack Martins attended the annual Sewanhaka Homecoming parade and greeted members of the varsity football team this past week. The Sewanhaka Indians beat their homecoming opponents in exciting action at the Anthony Dwyer fields. Before the game, Senator Martins spoke to the team and wished them well in their game.

October 29, 2013
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SENATOR MARTINS BOOSTS ELMONT SPARTANS DURING HOMECOMING BREAKFAST

State Senator Jack Martins joined County Executive Ed Mangano and the members of the Elmont West Club Alumni Football players in sponsoring a breakfast for the team at homecoming. Coach Jay Hegi, Principal John Capozzi, Assisant Coaches Kru Patel and Dave Kinsley joined with Martins and the entire football team for breakfast and inspirational speeches from Ian Holder, Herve' Duroseau and Lancelot Theobald.

October 29, 2013
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FROM THE DESK OF SENATOR JACK M. MARTINS

An Education No-Brainer

Could you imagine if tomorrow school districts across New York State had to absorb more than 400,000 new students? Or picture your local school enrolling hundreds of new students and the effect it would have on class sizes, let alone our ability to provide books and materials, desks and lockers. Our current facilities could in no way withstand that kind of blow. In each district, new schools would have to be immediately built and hundreds of teachers, aides, and support staff would have to be hired. With the average cost to educate a student in New York at over $20,000 annually, you could bet our already sky-high school taxes would zoom to astronomical levels.

October 29, 2013
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SENATOR MARTINS PARTICIPATES IN MANORHAVEN SCHOOL COMMUNITY READ ALOUD IN PORT WASHINGTON

Senator Jack M. Martins frequently visits the schools around the Seventh Senate District. One of his favorite things to do is read book with the students. He had an opportunity to do just that when he participated in the Manorhaven Elementary School Community Read Aloud.

Senator Martins read "Zen Shorts" with the students. It is a story is about three siblings and their new neighbor, a panda, and  invites children to consider the world and their perceptions from different angles.

The Manorhaven Elementary School is in the Port Washington School District. 

October 28, 2013
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SENATOR MARTINS SPONSORS KID PIX PROGRAM AT THE BRYANT LIBRARY IN ROSLYN

Senator Jack M. Martins sponsored a Kid Pix program in cooperation with Nassau County at the Bryant Library in Roslyn. The program enables kids to get free identification cards that are include valuable information on them for the safety of kids. The Senator greeted many of the parents as they came with their children to receive the i.d. cards. 

Senator Martins thanks the Bryant Library for co-hosting this program. 

October 25, 2013
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SENATOR MARTINS ATTENDS INTERNATIONAL GOLD COAST FILM FESTIVAL OPENING NIGHT GALA

Senator Jack M. Martins was honored to have attended the 2013 International Gold Coast Film Festival opening night gala at The Space at Westbury, the newly oepened theater in downtown Westbury. The honorees were Susie Essman, Paul Sorvino and The Mindel Family as well as Samar Hospitality.

The Gold Coast International Film Festival was founded with the purpose of establishing a home on Long Island to showcase the work of exceptional filmmakers and provide the public with an insider’s view of the film industry. Festival events include screenings, workshops, conversations with prominent members of the film community, parties and a gala.

October 25, 2013
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SENATOR MARTINS ATTENDS SAPAC'S THIRD ANNUAL FALL LUNCH

Senator Jack M. Martins was honored to have attended the SAPAC third annual fall lunch to discuss important issues affecting the South Asian American community with civic, community and business leaders. The event was a tremendous success. 

 

October 25, 2013
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SENATOR MARTINS HONORED AS LEGISLATOR OF THE YEAR BY THE AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS

Senator Jack M. Martins recently received the Legislator of the Year Award from the Long Island Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. AIA Long Island, a Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, has over 600 members, including architects, associates, and professional affiliates. Its mission is to advance the profession of architecture and to promote its value to society.

 

October 25, 2013
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SENATOR MARTINS TO HOST IMPORTANT AIRPLANE NOISE HEARING ON OCTOBER 28

From Senator Jack M. Martins:

I am asking for your help in our continuing fight against deafening airplane noise in our community.

The Port Authority is looking to expand and reconfigure runways at JFK airport which will result in increased air traffic and aircraft noise over our neighborhoods.  Now is the time for us to raise our voices before they are drowned out by the roar of aircraft engines overhead.

October 22, 2013
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SENATOR MARTINS PARTICIPATES IN FORUM ON AFFORDABILITY OF FAITH-BASED SCHOOLS

Senator Jack M. Martins recently participated in a forum on the Affordability of Faith-Based Schools at the Solomon Schechter School in Williston Park. The forum was co-sponsored by the Catholic, Jewish, Luterhan and Islamic communities of northern Nassau and Suffolk Counties. 

October 22, 2013
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SENATOR MARTINS ATTENDS FLORAL PARK WOMAN'S CLUB 115TH ANNIVERSARY

Senator Jack M. Martins was honored to have attended the Floral Park Woman's Club 115th Year Anniversary and Luncheon Program. Senator Martins wished the Floral Park Woman's Club many more years of success! 

 

 

October 16, 2013
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SENATOR MARTINS SAYS 'NO' TO DRIVER'S LICENSE FEE FOR OUR NATION'S HEROES

Sponsors bill to eliminate DMV fee for Veteran Distinction on NYS Driver’s Licenses

Calling a Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) fee for a “Veteran” distinction on a driver’s license unfair to military service men and women who served our country bravely, Senator Jack M. Martins is sponsoring a bill to eliminate the fee imposed on veterans.

October 16, 2013
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FROM THE DESK OF SENATOR JACK M. MARTINS

Common Core But No Common Sense

Make no bones about it. I have been consumed with nonstop questions and concerns regarding the state education department’s rollout of the Common Core curriculum. I’m approached by constituents with questions at almost every event I attend in our district. But more than answer questions, I’ve been trying to listen because it’s abundantly clear to me that people are truly upset. There’s something wrong and they want something to be done.

October 15, 2013
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SENATOR MARTINS HOLDS KID PIX PROGRAM AT HILLSIDE LIBRARY

Senator Jack M. Martins, in cooperation with Nassau County, sponsored a Kid Pix program at the Hillside Library in New Hyde Park. Over 150 kids received free i.d.'s that help protect children in an emergency. Senator Martins thanks Nassau County, the Hillside Public Library for hosting and all those who came out for this worthwhile program.

 

October 11, 2013
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SENATOR MARTINS PAYS HOMAGE TO OUR VETERANS IN VIDEO TRIBUTE

In honor of Veterans Day on November 11, Senator Jack M. Martins has put together this tribute video to honor those men and women who served and continue to serve to protect our nation's freedom. 

October 11, 2013
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SENATOR MARTINS ATTENDS KICKOFF OF 3RD ANNUAL GOLD COAST INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Senator Jack M. Martins was honored to have attended today's opening of 3rd Annual Gold Coast International Film Festival at the Bow Tie Manhasset Cinema. For all the information on the festival, visit www.goldcoastfilmfestival.org.

he Gold Coast International Film Festival was founded with the purpose of establishing a home on Long Island to showcase the work of exceptional filmmakers and provide the public with an insider’s view of the film industry. Festival events include screenings, workshops, conversations with prominent members of the film community, parties and a gala.

October 9, 2013
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ATTENTION SIXTH GRADE STUDENTS: IT'S TIME FOR SENATOR MARTINS' THANKSGIVING ESSAY CONTEST

It's time once again for the Senator Jack Martins Thanksgiving Essay Contest, open to all sixth grade students who reside in the 7th Senate District. Now in its third year, The Senator Martins Thanksgiving Essay Contest has received numerous submission over the first two years with students writing about what they are most thankful for.

As has been the tradition, students are being asked to write an essay, "What Are You Most Thankful For?"

Last year, many of the essays focused on students' being thankful that their families were safe after Hurricane Sandy. Each year presents another opportunity for a student to express what he or she is thankful for whether it be their family, friends, school, their country, or whatever it is you want to write about.

October 9, 2013
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