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SENATOR MARTINS HONORS FRANKLIN SQUARE’S NEWEST EAGLE SCOUT

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently honored Ryan Goldberg of Franklin Square for attaining the prestigious rank of Eagle Scout. Senator Martins, along with Assemblyman Ed Ra, attended the Court of Honor to personally congratulate Ryan, a member of Boy Scout Troop 93, on earning scouting’s highest honor.

January 7, 2015
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SENATOR MARTINS: HOMELESS VETERANS ASSISTANCE FUND AMONG NEW LAWS FOR 2015

Measures to Create Jobs, Protect Seniors and Individuals With Disabilities, and Safeguard Minors Among Other New Laws for 2015

     A law authored by Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) to help homeless veterans is among the new laws for 2015.

January 6, 2015
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NEW HYDE PARK STUDENTS HELP SENATOR MARTINS SPREAD HOLIDAY CHEER TO CHILDREN IN WINTHROP-UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL

     Students from Hillside Grade School in New Hyde Park recently helped Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) bring some extra holiday cheer to children in need. 

     The students collected toys for Senator Martins’ annual holiday toy drive to benefit children in Winthrop-University Hospital. Senator Martins visited the school to pick-up the toys and personally thank the students for their efforts.

     “Every toy collected by the Hillside students will bring smiles to the faces of families who are going through tough times. They did a wonderful job, and it’s great to see them working so hard to help other children,” said Senator Martins.

January 5, 2015
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From the Desk of Senator Jack M. Martins

The Heart of the Matter

     I know it’s probably not true, but it seems the promise and excitement of the New Year always brings with it a bit of heartache. This time we lost a beloved New Yorker. On New Year’s Day, shortly after Governor Andrew Cuomo gave his second inauguration speech, his father, former Governor Mario Cuomo, succumbed to heart failure. He was 82 years old. His untimely death is unquestionably a tremendous upset to his family, but it’s also a blow to everyday New Yorkers – the “family of New York” as Mario once so impeccably put it.

January 5, 2015
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SENATOR MARTINS THANKS MINEOLA STUDENTS FOR HELPING CHILDREN IN WINTHROP-UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently visited Mineola Middle School to personally thank students for helping him bring some extra holiday cheer to children in need. 

     The students collected toys for Senator Martins’ annual holiday toy drive to benefit children in Winthrop-University Hospital. Senator Martins visited the school to pick-up the toys and personally thank the students for their efforts.

January 5, 2015
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SENATOR MARTINS SPONSORS CITIZEN PREPAREDNESS TRAINING PROGRAM IN CARLE PLACE

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District), together with Governor Andrew Cuomo, Assemblyman Ed Ra, and Legislator Laura Schaefer, recently sponsored a Citizen Preparedness Training Program in Carle Place. 

     The program informed residents about how to best prepare for emergencies and disasters, respond accordingly, and recover as quickly as possible to pre-disaster conditions. Residents learned how to develop a family emergency plan, stock up on emergency supplies, and register for NY-Alert, the free statewide emergency alert system. 

December 30, 2014
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PORT WASHINGTON STUDENTS COLLECT OVER 500 TOYS FOR SENATOR MARTINS’ HOLIDAY TOY DRIVE

     Senator Martins thanks students at Weber Middle School for collecting over 500 toys for his annual Holiday Toy Drive. They are joined by Principal Marilyn Rodahan and teachers Angela Costelli and Maria Doherty. 

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently visited Weber Middle School in Port Washington to thank students for collecting over 500 toys for his annual holiday toy drive.

     Senator Martins' toy drive is an annual event which brings extra holiday cheer to children in need. All the toys collected by the Port Washington students were donated to children in Winthrop-University Hospital.

December 29, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS & MANHASSET STUDENTS HELP BRING HOLIDAY CHEER TO CHILDREN IN WINTHROP-UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL

     Senator Martins (second right) is pictured with Manhasset Secondary School Principal Dr. Dean Schlanger and some of the students who collected toys for children in Winthrop-University Hospital. 

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) and students from Manhasset Secondary School recently teamed up to brighten the spirits of children in need. 

December 29, 2014
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ST. AIDAN STUDENTS TEAM UP WITH SENATOR MARTINS TO HELP CHILDREN IN WINTHROP HOSPITAL

     Senator Martins thanks members of St. Aidan School’s National Junior Honor Society and Student Council for helping collect toys for his annual holiday toy drive. They are joined by teachers Jamie Michel and Elizabeth Hauser. 

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently visited St. Aidan School in Williston Park to thank students for participating in his annual holiday toy drive.

     Senator Martins' toy drive is an annual event which brings extra holiday cheer to children in need. All the toys collected by the St. Aidan students were donated to children in Winthrop University Hospital.

December 23, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS CELEBRATES THE HOLIDAYS WITH WESTBURY SENIORS

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently visited with members of Senior Citizens of Westbury at their annual holiday luncheon. Senator Martins spoke with the seniors and offered his best wishes for a very happy and healthy holiday season.

December 22, 2014
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From the Desk of Senator Jack M. Martins

Where have all the George Baileys gone?

December 18, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS REMINDS RESIDENTS ABOUT APPROACHING DEADLINE TO APPLY FOR PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS

Residents Have Until January 2nd to Apply for STAR & Other Property Tax Exemptions

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) is reminding residents that the deadline to file applications for New York State’s School Tax Relief (STAR) program and other property tax exemptions with the Nassau County Department of Assessment is January 2nd.

     The STAR program works in two parts:

     • Basic STAR is available to all New Yorkers who own and live in their own home, condominium, or cooperative apartment whose adjusted gross income does not exceed $500,000, regardless of age.

December 18, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS ANNOUNCES STATE FUNDING TO SUPPORT MANHASSET-GREAT NECK COMMUNITY PROGRAM

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) announced that he has secured state funding for a community program which benefits children in the Manhasset-Great Neck community. 

     The state funding will be used by the Manhasset School District for the Great Neck/Manhasset/Nassau BOCES Parent-Child Home Program. The program provides in-home educational opportunities, including early literacy, for pre-school aged children whose families are in need. 

December 18, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS DELIVERS OVER 2,000 HOLIDAY TOYS TO CHILDREN AT WINTHROP-UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) today helped bring some extra holiday cheer to children in Winthrop-University Hospital by delivering over 2,000 toys he collected through his annual holiday toy drive. 

December 17, 2014
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CARLE PLACE STUDENTS HELP SENATOR MARTINS BRING HOLIDAY CHEER TO CHILDREN IN WINTHROP HOSPITAL

 

 

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently visited Rushmore Avenue School and Cherry Lane Elementary School in Carle Place to thank students for participating in his annual holiday toy drive. 

December 15, 2014
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From the Desk of Senator Jack M. Martins

Stealing With Your Eyes

     I don’t know whether to be joyful or distressed, so I think I’ll simply settle for cautiously hopeful.

December 15, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS ANNOUNCES $81.9 MILLION IN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FUNDING FOR LONG ISLAND

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District), Chairman of the Senate’s Commerce, Economic Development, and Small Business Committee, announced that Long Island will receive $81.9 million in state funding for nearly 100 economic development projects. The funding was awarded as part of the fourth round of Regional Economic Development Council funding, which Senator Martins supported as part of this year’s state budget. 

December 11, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS SECURES STATE FUNDING FOR CHILDREN’S ROOM RENOVATION AT PORT WASHINGTON LIBRARY

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) announced that he has secured $150,000 state funding for a major improvement project at the Port Washington Library. 

December 10, 2014
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From the Desk of Senator Jack M. Martins

Dream Big  

     Have you ever stepped off a plane in another state and thought, “Wow, this airport is really nice?” Or hopped on a commuter train from that airport that was absolutely pristine? Maybe you’ve taken a road trip with your family and subconsciously noted how new and beautiful their highways were. Oftentimes, when you speak to a New Yorker who has visited another state, you almost always hear these kinds of observations. Then you hear the rants about how New York, one of the richest states in the union, can’t seem to do better. 

December 8, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS ANNOUNCES STATE FUNDING FOR NEW TECHNOLOGY AT MINEOLA LIBRARY

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) announced that he has secured state funding for technology improvements at the Mineola Library. 

     The Library will use the funding for technological equipment and upgrades. This includes the purchase of new laptops, PCs, a server, and a printer which will improve the services the Library is able to offer to the Village.

     “By enhancing the services the Library provides to residents, this new technology will benefit the entire Mineola community. I am pleased to support the Library’s efforts to further improve customer service,” said Senator Martins.

December 8, 2014
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