Category Archives: Denise Ford

Legislator Ford Recognizes Women’s History Month Honoree

Christina Tisi-KramerNassau County Legislator Denise Ford had the privilege of Co-Chairing the 20th Annual Women’s History Month celebration at the Nassau County Legislature.


As part of the celebration, each Legislator chooses a woman from their district to honor. Legislator Ford chose Christina Tisi-Kramer as an honoree. Christina had an idea of paying it forward and started the Hurricane Harvey donation site which in just 6 days collected enough supplies to fill 5 fifty foot semi-trucks and have them driven to Texas to deliver to a small beach community.


Christina and her family recognized that “we too are capable of helping others in times of need”. So they established “Waves of Hope USA” and helped the victims of the California Wild Fires delivering 1,000 toys for the 2017 holidays.


Thank you Christina, keep on sharing your spirit with us and making a difference in so many lives!


Pictured above with Legislator Ford are Honoree Christina Tisi-Kramer, her husband Tim and their two sons.


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Legislator Ford Secures Funding for Pt. Lookout-Lido Fire District Ambulance

Point Lookout Lido Fire DistrictNassau County Legislator Denise Ford was able to secure the funding needed to provide the Point Lookout-Lido Fire District with a new ambulance.


“I was proud to take a tour today of the new Point Lookout-Lido Fire District Ambulance # 258 that I was able to obtain the funding to provide this much needed vehicle for our First Responders” said Legislator Ford.


Legislator Ford is pictured above with 1st Assistant Chief Jared Siegelman, Commissioner Chas Thompson, Chief Brian Guerin, and 2nd Assistant Chief James Guerin.


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Legislator Ford Celbrates Read Across America Day at Lawrence Primary School #2

Read Across America DayNassau County Legislator Denise Ford took part in the National Education Association’s Read Across America Day, a nationwide reading celebration that takes place annually on March 2—Dr. Seuss’s birthday.


To celebrate this annual event, and Dr. Seuss’ birthday, Legislator Ford read “The Tooth Book” by Dr. Seuss to students at Lawrence Primary School Number Two.


“I’d like to thank Ms. Christine Gibbons for her invitation to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ Birthday by allowing me to read one of my favorite books to your class at Lawrence Primary School Number Two. So much fun.” said Legislator Ford.


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Legislator Ford Honors Councilwoman Anissa Moore

Anissa MooreAt the February 26th Meeting of the Nassau County Legislature, Legislator Denise Ford had the great privilege of honoring City of Long Beach Councilwoman Anissa Moore as one of The Nassau County Legislature’s 2018 Black History Month Honorees.


Ms. Moore was recognized for her service as an Educator at Nassau Community College and as a Public Servant of the City of Long Beach. Ms. Moore is the first African-American elected to the position of Councilperson for the City of Long Beach.


Also honored at the Legislative Ceremony was Bea Bayley for her service to the Lakeview community.


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Legislator Ford Invites You to Attend a Property Tax Exemptions Workshop

Nassau County Legislator Denise Ford would like to inform all owners of a home, condominium or cooperative apartment, that they may qualify for hundreds of dollars in property tax savings each year.


The Nassau County Department of Assessment is bringing its office operations to the public. Department of Assessment staff will be on hand to answer any questions about exemptions and accept applications on-site from homeowners wishing to file for Veterans, Senior Citizen, Cold War Veterans, Volunteer Firefighters and Ambulance Workers, Limited Income Disability, and Home Improvement exemptions.


Friday, October 6, 2017 – 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Long Beach Public Library – 111 West Park Ave., Long Beach


Wednesday, October 11, 2017 – 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Oceanside Public Library – 30 Davison Ave., Oceanside


Due to the recent changes with New York State’s STAR exemption program, no NEW Basic STAR applications will be accepted. Enhanced STAR applications will ONLY be processed for home owners that were enrolled in the STAR Program prior to 1/20/15. If you would like to file a new STAR or Enhanced STAR application, please call the New York State Department of Finance: (518)-457-2036.


Homeowners who will be filing for an exemption can help expedite the processing of their application by bringing two (2) copies of required documentation. Applications and specific documentation requirements are available on the Department of Assessment website at:


For further information, please contact Legislator Ford’s office: (516) 571-6204 –


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Long Beach Blood Drive: Sept. 28

Legislator Denise Ford invites residents to attend the 14th Annual F. F. Harry S. Ford Community Blood Drive.


Thursday, September 28, 2017 • 3:15 p.m. – 9:15 p.m.
Knights of Columbus Hall – 970 W. Beech St., Long Beach


National statistics have proven that one in three people will require a blood transfusion at some point in their life, yet far too few people donate blood. The result is periodic blood shortages in some communities. Since there is no substitute for human blood, we can look only to ourselves to meet this challenge. If you needed blood, you’d expect it to be there. Wouldn’t you? Please do your part. Your donation will help save up to three lives.


For medical and travel questions concerning blood donations call: 1-800-688-0900.


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14th Annual C.U.R.B. Bike Ride Through Long Beach a Success

CURB-Bike-RideNassau County Legislator Denise Ford was on hand at another successful C.U.R.B. Bike Ride! The 14th Annual Bike Ride through Long Beach helped to support C.U.R.B. (Citizens United to Remove Barriers), a non-profit organization which gives the physically challenged a chance to live a life free of barriers. Over 300 citizens participated in this year’s event and took participating riders around the West End, the Canals, Bay Drive along Reynolds Channel, and along the beautiful Long Beach boardwalk.


The 14th Annual C.U.R.B. Bike Ride, sponsored by the S.H.I.F.T. Foundation, is an approximate 11-mile ride, not race, around the City of Long Beach and is geared for adults and children of all ages.


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Legislator Ford Attends National Purple Heart Day Ceremony in Island Park

National Purple Heart DayOn Sunday, August 6th as the nation observed National Purple Heart Day, Legislator Denise Ford, the Museum of American Armor, Hope’s Land of Candy and neighboring retailers joined forces to honor those who received the legendary military award with a presentation of armor at the Outback Shopping Center in Island Park.


Others contributing to the tribute include Outback Steakhouse, Puma’s Auto Body, Island Park, Non Stop Towing in Freeport NY and Shane’s Dollar Daze.


Legislator Ford stated, “Thank you Joan Cohen & Hope Cohen of Hope’s Land of Candy for hosting this amazing event as a way to remember and honor the men & women who have been wounded or killed in military. I would also like to thank Outback Steakhouse, Puma’s Auto Body, Non Stop Towing and Shane’s Dollar Daze for their generous donations and the Museum of American Armor of Old Bethpage for their participation.”


Joan Cohen, founder of Hope’s Land of Candy, said, “Outside of military families, few truly understand or appreciate the Purple Heart medal which is presented to those wounded or killed while serving to defend our freedoms. We wanted to find a way for families to honor their loved ones by offering something to medal recipients that always brings a smile to the faces of our customers: ice cream.”


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South Nassau Communities Hospital Information Session Reveals Proposed Plans

Joshua KuglerLegislator Denise Ford recently stopped in at Long Beach Library to join the South Nassau Communities Hospital Public Information Session and reviewed the projects related to the Long Beach Medical Arts Pavilion.


While speaking with Dr. Joshua Kugler, MD, Chair of the Emergency Department, Legislator Ford learned of the many proposed plans including Primary Care, Critical Care & Expanding Emergency Services & Capabilities.


Legislator Denise Ford is pictured above with Dr. Joshua Kugler, MD.


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NUMC Digital Mammography Coming to Long Beach July 25

Legislator Denise Ford is pleased to announce that the Nassau University Medical Center Mobile Mammography Van will be coming to Long Beach to provide breast cancer screenings for women over age forty. The screening will include a breast examination by a nurse, a mammography and instructions for breast self-examination.


NEW DATE: Tuesday, July 25, 2017 • 8:45 AM to 12:00 Noon

Stop & Shop Shopping Plaza – East Park Ave., Long Beach


If it’s been at least a year since your last mammography and you are planning to receive an exam, you will need a prescription for the exam from your doctor (if you have insurance) and must provide any past exam films, if available. Women with health insurance will be required to make a co-payment. The mammography is free for uninsured women, based on eligibility guidelines.


Appointments are required and are scheduled on a First Come, First Served Basis


For additional information or to make an appointment, please call Legislator Ford’s office at (516) 571-6204.


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