Category Archives: John Ferretti

Ferretti Introduces Legislation to End ‘Little League Tax’

John FerrettiNassau County Legislator John Ferretti, along with members of the Legislative Majority, have introduced legislation to protect youth organizations such as little leagues, the Boys Scouts and other not for profit agencies from being charged fees for using athletic fields and picnic areas in county parks. In the past, usage fees had always been waived by the Commissioner of the Department of Parks, Recreation and Museums for youth and senior leagues and other not for profit agencies. However, County Executive Laura Curran has directed the Parks Commissioner to no longer waive these fees. As a result, organizations have received bills for as much as $16,000, without any warning.


“I am shocked that the County Executive has attempted to balance the budget on the backs of little leagues, our children and senior organizations,” said Legislator Ferretti. “This ‘Little League Tax’ creates a hardship on organizations that are only trying to give back to the community. Studies show that kids who play sports are more disciplined, learn to work better as a team, and are more likely to stay out of trouble. In light of the opioid epidemic we face, we should be introducing more extracurricular activity for our youth, not devastating youth organizations by imposing fees to play on fields we already pay for through our property taxes. We must not allow this “Little League Tax” to stand.”


Under the current law, charging the fees is at the discretion of the Commissioner of Parks, Recreation and Museums. The proposed legislation would prohibit the commissioner from charging fees to organizations serving Nassau County’s youth and senior populations or for charitable purposes.


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Legislator Ferretti Thanks Students for Participating in Valentines for Veterans Program

Valentine For Veterans ProgramNassau County Legislator John R. Ferretti, Jr. recently gave out citations as a thank you to Mrs. Allison Ackerman, Principal of Michael F. Stokes Elementary School and all the students that participated in the Valentine For Veterans Program.


“The valentines you made for our Veterans made them smile and very happy.” Legislator Ferretti told the students.


Pictured above are Principal Allison Ackerman and Legislator Ferretti with 2nd, 3rd and 4th Grade students of Michael F. Stokes Elementary School.


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Free Tax Preparation

Nassau County Legislator John R. Ferretti, Jr. & Bethpage federal credit union proudly announce free tax preparation services through the Bethpage Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program


SATURDAY, MARCH 31st – 9:00AM – 12:00PM

Levittown Public Library – 1 Bluegrass Ln., Levittown


Nassau County Legislator John R. Ferretti, Jr. is joining with Bethpage Federal Credit Union to provide free help to file your income taxes. The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program offers free tax help for low to moderate-income (generally $55,000 and below) individuals and families. Bilingual tax assistance is available.


Please remember to bring the following:


  • Social Security cards for you, your spouse and dependents
  • An Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) assignment letter may be substituted for you, your spouse and your dependents if you do not have a Social Security number
  • Proof of foreign status, if applying for an ITIN
  • Birth dates for you, your spouse and dependents on the tax return
  • Wage and earning statements (Form W-2, W-2G, 1099-R, 1099-Misc) from all employers
  • Interest and dividend statements from banks (Forms 1099)
  • All Forms 1095, Health Insurance Statements (1095-A, 1095-B, 1095-C)
  • Health Insurance Exemption Certificate, if received
  • A copy of last year’s federal and state returns, if available
  • Proof of bank account routing and account numbers for direct deposit such as a blank check
  • To file taxes electronically on a married-filing-joint tax return, both spouses must be present to sign the required forms
  • Total paid for daycare provider and the daycare provider’s tax identifying number such as their Social Security number or business Employer Identification Number
  • Forms 1095-A, B or C, Affordable Health Care Statements
  • Copies of income transcripts from IRS and state, if applicable


* To file taxes electronically on a married filing joint tax return, both spouses must be present.


For more information please contact Community Development at (516) 349-4288 or via email at


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Levittown Kiwanis Club Terrific Kid Program at Wisdom Lane Middle School

Terrific Kid ProgramNassau County Legislator John J. Ferretti, Jr. recently joined with The Levittown Kiwanis Club to recognize students at Wisdom Lane Middle School as they received The Terrific Kid Award.


Pictured above (left to right) are members of the Levittown Kiwanis Club Eleanor Walsh and Donna Ryan, Legislator Ferretti, Town of Hempstead Councilman Dennis Dunne, Sr., School Board Trustee Michael Pappas, Assistant Principal of Wisdom Lane Middle School Craig Arvelo-Shaw, Terrific Kids Nicholas Petrelli, Carolina Juarez, Victor Chea, Jonathan Cerrochi, Oscar Bran and Erica Brady and Principal of Wisdom Lane Middle School John Avena.


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