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Dec 8: First Bilingual Lifesaving Heroin Overdose Prevention Seminar

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano, and the Nassau County Office of Minority Affairs, invite residents to attend the County’s first free Bilingual Overdose Prevention Workshop with Naloxone (Narcan) training, on Friday, Dec. 8, 2017 from 10 am-12pm at the Hispanic Counseling Center, located at 344 Fulton Avenue in Hempstead. The training will be provided in English, and Spanish, by way of a translator using nationally-recognized translation equipment.

 

Attendees will be trained to administer Narcan, which can reverse the fatal effects of an overdose on heroin, or prescription meds such as oxycodone and vicodin. They’ll learn the warning signs of drug addiction, new and effective treatment options, personal stories of recovery, and more. A free nasal Narcan kit is provided to each trainee.

 

“We bring this special training in response to community requests to give Spanish speaking residents an opportunity to be trained and, a daytime event for those who’ve been unable to attend any of our evening trainings,” said County Executive Mangano. “Residents need to become educated about the disease of addiction, and can do so by attending our free workshop. I encourage everyone, 18 years of age and older, to take advantage of this opportunity that could save a loved one’s life and give them a chance at recovery.

 

So far this year, at least 24 trainees used the Narcan they were given to save the life of someone overdosing on Heroin or prescription pain pills. In all, Nassau has trained more than 9,200 civilians to administer the overdose antidote, since becoming state certified in Sept 2012. In addition to thousands of non-medically trained civilians, the County’s trainees include school nurses, athletic directors, pharmacists, auxiliary and probation officers, firefighters and 911 dispatch operators.

 

At least 195 Nassau residents died from opioid overdoses in 2016. Naloxone—the main ingredient in Narcan—has been used by paramedics and emergency room doctors for decades to save lives, but a 2006 State law allows citizens to administer Narcan in an attempt to save a life, without fear of liability.

 

All residents are welcome to attend, but seating is limited. To attend the two-hour seminar provided by the Nassau County Department of Human Services, please RSVP at www.nassaucountyny.gov/overdosetraining.

 

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Councilman Hand Reminds Residents of Building Permit Amnesty Program Deadline of December 31

Oyster Bay Town Councilman Thomas Hand reminds residents that the deadline for building permit amnesty – designed to allow residents the time to obtain the necessary permits required on building improvements previously done to their homes without incurring stringent penalties – will end on December 31, 2017.

 

Councilman Hand stated, “There are six weeks remaining for residents with existing, unpermitted home improvements to legitimize their projects without penalty by following the application and inspection procedure. All homeowners are eligible, including landlords of residential rental properties at the standard fee rate.”

 

The Town amnesty program addresses both public safety concerns and homeowner convenience. The Town requires building permits on home improvements as work needs to done in accordance to standards and codes. These standards ensure that construction on your home meets workmanship and safety requirements. The building permit process is not the time to cut corners. Quality workmanship that meets legal building codes is a wise investment, creates peace of mind and ultimately saves time and money down the road. This will be especially important when a resident needs to sell or refinance their home and they do not have the proper approvals.

 

To begin the process for a building permit, residents can call the Town of Oyster Bay’s Department of Planning and Development’s Building Division at (516) 624-6200, where residents will be directed through the process. Residents may also visit the Building Department at Town Hall North in Oyster Bay (74 Audrey Avenue) or its newly designated satellite office at Town Hall South in Massapequa (977 Hicksville Road). The new location makes it equally convenient for both north and south shore residents.

 

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5 New Nassau County Fire Marshal Trainees Sworn In

 5 New Nassau County Fire Marshal TraineesNassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano and Nassau County Fire Marshal Scott Tusa swore in five new Fire Marshal trainees on Monday, October 30th at the Theodore Roosevelt Executive and Legislative Building in Mineola. County Executive Mangano administered the Oath of Office to the five men who will begin their training towards positions in the Nassau County Fire Marshal’s Office. The new trainees are: James Hoepelman of Lynbrook; Stephen Foran of West Hempstead; Kevin Collins of North Bellmore; Dominic Buffolino of Westbury; and Joseph Capuano of Merrick.

 

“It is my honor to swear in the new Nassau County Fire Marshal trainees,” said County Executive Mangano. “I commend each of the trainees for earning the opportunity to be a part of the Nassau County Fire Marshal’s Office and for their willingness to dedicate their careers to maintaining the safety and order of Nassau County and its 1.3 million residents. Congratulations on your swearing-in, and thank you for the service and dedication that you will give our great County.”

 

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United Veterans Organization Hosts Veterans Day Service at Eisenhower Park

United Veterans OrganizationNassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano joined County Legislators Laura Schaefer and Rose Walker, members of the United Veterans Organization (UVO) and members of Long Island’s health care community, at the UVO’s annual Veteran’s Day service at Veteran’s Plaza in Field 6 of Eisenhower Park on Sunday, November 5th. The event included an opening address by County Executive Mangano and a performance by the St. Agnes Choir.

 

“On behalf of the residents of Nassau County, I thank all of the veterans who served our country in times of war and peace and our servicemen and women who are now defending freedom around the world,” said County Executive Mangano. “Today, at this beautiful memorial, we gather to recognize the sacrifices of those brave men and women, and vow to never forget all that they did to preserve the American Dream. Let us go forward with a personal pledge to honor our veterans each day and work together to improve their lives, as they did ours.”

 

Pictured above (left to right) are Irene Auteri-Feguson RN, MA of Adelphi; Professor Marilyn Klainberg of Adelphi; Nassau County Legislator Laura Schaefer; Angelo Ciotta, Iwo Jima Survivor; Elaine Smith Dean of Adelphi; Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano; Claire Shulman, Former Queens Borough President and 1946 Adelphi Nursing Alumnus; Ann Callahan-Dick, Nursing Cadet, WWII; Dorothy Lonnergan, Nursing Cadet Alumnus; Eleanor Moffatt, Alumnus of St. John’s Hospital in Queens; Ralph Esposito, Director of Nassau County Veterans Services; Nassau County Legislator Rose Walker; and NY State Assemblyman Edward Ra. (In the rear are current nursing students at Adelphi University).

 

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Nassau County Kicks Off Toys for Tots Holiday Gift Drive at County Buildings

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano announced that Nassau County has teamed up with the United States Marine Corps for the Toys for Tots Holiday Gift Drive. New, unwrapped toys will be collected until Wednesday, December 20th.

 

Toys for Tots Holiday Gift Drive drop-off boxes for new, unwrapped toys will be located at the following Nassau County locations:

 

East Meadow:

  • Eisenhower Park, Main Lobby of Administration Building
  • 100 Carman Ave, Main Lobby of Corrections/Sheriff’s Department

 

Hempstead:

  • 40 Main Street, in front of Suite C Office
  • 16 Cooper Street, Main Lobby of Traffic & Parking Violations Agency

 

Mineola:

  •  One West Street, Main Lobby
  • 1550 Franklin Ave, Main Lobby of Theodore Roosevelt Executive and Legislative Building
  • 1490 Franklin Ave, Nassau County Police Department, 2nd Floor Training Wing
  • 240 Old Country Road, Main Lobby
  • 262 Old Country Road, Main Lobby of District Attorney’s Office
  • 400 County Seat Drive, Nassau County Probation Department, Director’s Office
  • 200 County Seat Drive, Health Department

 

Uniondale:

  • 60 Charles Lindbergh Blvd, Department of Social Services, outside cafeteria

 

Westbury:

  • 1194 Prospect Ave, DPW/Fire Marshal, 2nd Floor reception

 

For more information about the Nassau County Department of Parks, Recreation and Museums, please call (516) 571-4044, or email kcollins@nassaucountyny.gov.

 

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Mangano, Veterans Service Agency Honor Kevin Tirman of Freeport as Volunteer of the Year

Volunteer of the YearNassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano and the Nassau County Veterans Service Agency (VSA) honored Kevin Tirman of Freeport as 2017 Volunteer of the Year at their annual Volunteer Recognition Dinner on Wednesday, November 1st at the American Legion in Massapequa. Tirman, who served in the U.S. Military and retired from the NCPD Marine Bureau, has dedicated his time and effort to giving back to the men and women like him that have served in the United States Armed Forces.

 

“Congratulations to Kevin Tirman on being named the 2017 Volunteer of the Year, for everything he does in support of our County’s Veterans,” said County Executive Mangano. “These brave men and women sacrificed their lives to protect our freedom, and now many are in need of assistance. Volunteers like Kevin donate their time and resources to help their fellow residents most in need, and we owe them our gratitude.”

 

Nassau County VSA volunteers assist with transporting veterans to and from medical appointments; organizing Veterans stand-down events; advocating for Veterans at court appearances; and volunteering at food pantries. Just this year the Volunteers and the VSA have helped transport over 3,300 Veterans to medical appointments and have served over 2,500 Veterans from the food pantry.

 

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DSS’ Diane Lorenzo Receives American Heart Association’s Spectrum Award

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano recently congratulated Diane Lorenzo, SWEX Supervisor I in the Nassau County Department of Social Services, who received the Spectrum Award from the American Heart Association (AHA) at their annual awards dinner at the Crest Hollow Country Club. The Spectrum Award bestows special recognition to those volunteers who have given of themselves above and beyond the call of duty. Diane received the award for the countless hours of volunteer service she gave to the AHA, as well as the thousands of dollars she raised for AHA research.

 

“I am so proud that we have employees like Diane Lorenzo who give of their time raising funds for the American Heart Association,” said County Executive Mangano. “Diane raised over $4000 in the past year for AHA, and is aiming for $5000 in the coming year. Knowing Diane’s dedication and resolve, she will most certainly reach her goal!”

 

The Department of Social Services also received the 2017 Outstanding Achievement Award for its on-going commitment to, and support of, the American Heart Association.

 

“Congratulations to the Department of Social Services for receiving the 2017 Outstanding Achievement Award for supporting the work of the American Heart Association,” said County Executive Mangano. “So many Nassau County DSS employees helped Diane reach her fundraising goal, and I’m confident they will continue to aid in this worthy cause.”

 

“Diane Lorenzo is indeed a wonderful and committed individual who spends so much of her free time raising funds for the American Heart Association. We are so proud of her being recognized as the 2017 recipient of the Spectrum Award,” said DSS Commissioner Dr. John Imhof. “As DSS Commissioner I am also proud and appreciative that our Department was recognized by the 2017 Outstanding Achievement Award—the second year in a row DSS has received this acknowledgment.”

 

To learn more of the American Heart Association’s goals and mission in our communities, go to www.heart.org.

 

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Mangano Thanks Veterans Organizations For Their Help In Collecting For Hurricane Harvey Relief

Veterans Orgs for Harvey VictimsNassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano honored the Nassau County Veterans Service Agency, along with the Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) Chapter 82 and the Military Order of the Purple Heart, for their work in organizing a collection for Hurricane Harvey relief. Due to their efforts, and the generous donations of Nassau County’s Veterans, over $5,000 was raised in just 3 hours. The money was collected at the annual Nassau County POW-MIA ceremony on Thursday, September 7th at Eisenhower Park.

 

“I want to thank Director Ralph Esposito and the Veterans Service Agency, as well as VVA Chapter 82 and the Military Order of the Purple Heart for their constant dedication to helping our veterans, and now for directing their generosity to the people of Texas who need it most,” said County Executive Mangano. “I also want to thank the Veterans who have sacrificed so much to protect our homes and our freedoms, and now have given so generously to help our fellow Americans who are suffering.”

 

Veterans made monetary donations throughout the POW-MIA ceremony, as well as the annual Veterans BBQ picnic that followed. Collections were handled by VVA Chapter 82 and the Military Order of the Purple Heart. VVA Chapter 82 presented a check for $5100, which they are forwarding directly to the “One Star Foundation” in Houston, Texas, where it will be used for Hurricane Harvey Relief efforts.

 

The Vietnam Veterans of America is an organization dedicated to advocating for issues important to Vietnam Veterans, including: seeking full access to quality health care; seeking the fullest possible accounting of America’s POWs and MIAs; and supporting the next generation of America’s war veterans. The Military Order of the Purple Heart is an organization whose mission is to: foster an environment of goodwill and camaraderie among combat wounded veterans; promote patriotism; support necessary legislative initiatives; and to provide service to all veterans and their families.

 

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Nassau Agencies Unite to Aid Victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano, along with the Nassau County Hispanic Advisory Board and the Nassau County Office of Minority Affairs, announced recently that the County will be partnering with local agencies to host several weekend donation drives to help the victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. Circulo de la Hispanidad, Feeding America, Island Harvest, Comite Civico Salvadoreno, Five Towns Association, Gilbane Building Company and various Hispanic leaders are joining in the efforts. The drives will all be held at Circulo de la Hispanidad, 605 Peninsula Blvd, Hempstead, NY 11550. There will be drives held on Saturdays, October 14th and 21st from 9am-5pm, and on Sundays: October 15th and 22nd from 9am-1pm.

 

“More than 3 million American citizens live in the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico,” said County Executive Mangano. “Their communities have been decimated and they are in desperate need of help in order to rebuild their lives. I want to thank the Office of Minority Affairs, Hispanic Advisory Board, Circulo de la Hispanidad and all of these local agencies for partnering to help bring relief to the victims of Hurricane Maria down in Puerto Rico. I encourage any and all Nassau County residents to donate what they can, to help support these families in their time of need.”

 

Your thoughtful donations will be appreciated. Below are the donations that will be accepted. All donations must be closed and in their original packages. NO GLASS.

 

  • Baby Supplies: Diapers; Wipes; Baby Formula (No Glass); Baby Food (No Glass)
  • Personal Hygiene: Mosquito Repellent; Adult Diapers; Tampons; Sanitary Napkins; Body Wipes; Baby Wipes
  • First-Aid: Pain Reliever; Alcohol Pads; Cotton Balls/Pads; Gauze; Band-Aids; Iodine; Antibiotic cream; Topical antibiotics; First-aid kits; Latex gloves
  • Tools: Work gloves; Safety glasses
  • Housewares: Bed linens (New); Batteries; Portable radios; Flashlights; Trash bags; Cleaning products
  • Non-Perishable Food: Dried foods; Canned food; Powdered milk; Rice; Beans; Tea; Coffee; Cereal; Soup; Pasta; Nuts; Water; Pet food

 

“I am happy to announce our campaign with Nassau County for relief efforts to support those affected by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico,” said Gil Bernardino, Founder and Executive Director of Circulo de la Hispanidad. “I am grateful to the many Hispanic leaders and non-profit organizations who have come together to collect these much needed items and funds.”

 

Monetary donations are also being accepted. Residents wishing to donate funds can make checks payable to: Circulo Relief Fund Puerto Rico or Circulo Relief Fund Mexico. All donations will go directly to the relief efforts.

 

If you would like to volunteer to aid in the relief efforts, please call or come down to the Circulo de la Hispanidad Center: 516-431-1135. For more information, call Melissa Figueroa at 516-524-6401.

 

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Overdose Prevention Training Program Saves Lives; Schools Urged to Follow Suit

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano announced recently that at least 50 people, who received lifesaving training by Nassau officials over the past 5 years, have reported using those skills to save the life of a friend or family member overdosing on opioids. These 50 were among about 9,000 (mostly non-medically trained) people trained by County officials to administer an overdose reversal agent called Naloxone (Narcan), which was provided to them for free, to reverse the deadly effects of an opioid overdose.

 

“As we approach the 5th anniversary of becoming the state’s first of its kind registered overdose responder program, we’re thankful to have spared so many families the horror of losing a loved one to drugs. Yet we are reminded that one untimely death is too many and there is much more work to do,” County Executive Mangano said. “We must continue our aggressive efforts to combat the opioid epidemic.”

 

Since 2015, Nassau Police officers, and medics, who routinely respond to overdoses, have made at least 768 ‘overdose reversals’ or ‘saves’ with Naloxone. There were 354 reported overdose deaths during that time period. At least one Long Islander – and about 142 Americans – die each day from drugs. Narcan works on all opioids, which include the prescription pain meds such as oxycontin, vicodin, and morphine – as well as on heroin.

 

The kits Nassau has provided trainees over the years come free, courtesy of the AIDS Institute of the NYS Health Department, as part of its Harm Reduction initiative.

 

County Executive Mangano urged local school officials to utilize this free state program, to safeguard middle and high school students from a potentially deadly overdose. He asked that they join other school districts around the state already registered by the NYS Department of Health, which allows schools to receive Naloxone, and the training session, for free. The NYS Board of Education ruled earlier this year that Naloxone may be kept in school buildings, accessible to all trained staff to administer in the event of a possible overdose.

 

“It’s unfortunate that a program like this is needed today, in order to keep school-age children safe, but it is a reality,” County Executive Mangano said. “Statistics show that students as young as 11 and 12 are beginning to “experiment” with dangerous new drugs including narcotic pain pills, often prescribed to someone other than themselves.”

 

As of June 2017, eight of Nassau’s public school districts have become registered opioid overdose prevention programs: East Meadow, East Rockaway, Herricks, Jericho, Malverne, Mineola, North Shore and Rockville Centre. Others that have a naloxone use policy in place include: Bethpage, Long Beach, North Bellmore and Hewlett-Woodmere. See the NYS DOH webpage for instructions on becoming a registered program at: https://www.schoolhealthny.com/OpioidOverdose.

 

Anyone who is in contact, or lives with, someone actively abusing opioids, can also now purchase Narcan in a simple, pre-assembled nose spray, at CVS, Walgreens and many other area pharmacies, without a prescription. The cost of the lifesaving medication is covered by Medicaid and private health insurance prescription coverage, and usually amounts to a minimal co-pay. A list of pharmacies that dispense Narcan can be found at www.health.ny.gov/overdose. For a list of other NYS registered opioid overdose prevention programs, which provide free training on recognizing an opioid overdose, visit: https://www.health.ny.gov/diseases/aids/general/resources/oop_directory/index.htm

 

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