Category Archives: Nasrin Ahmad

Hempstead Town Clerk Officiates Valentine’s Day Weddings

Happy Couples Celebrate at Town Hall Chapel

 

There are many couples who dream of getting married on Valentine’s Day. Thanks to Town Clerk Nasrin Ahmad, several Town of Hempstead couples were able to exchange vows on Cupid’s special day in the chapel at Hempstead Town Hall on Valentine’s Day.

 

“I was so proud and honored to perform wedding ceremonies and vow renewals for several couples on the most romantic day of the year,” stated Ahmad. “As our chapel was decorated with a festive arch and other Valentine’s Day décor, I am confident that our couples will remember this day as a truly wonderful experience for the rest of their lives.”

 

Ahmad welcomed 19 couples on Valentine’s Day (18 weddings, one vow renewal), and gifted red roses, Valentine’s cakes and champagne toasts (non-alcoholic) to each couple.

 

The Town Clerk also thanked Stew Leonard’s for providing floral arrangements, refreshments, champagne toasts (non-alcoholic) and other Valentine’s Day-themed decorations. What’s more, all couples who were married today were given a free gift to mark the special occasion.

 

The marriage section of the Hempstead Town Clerk’s office (Town Hall, 1st Floor, 1 Washington Street, Hempstead, NY 11550) is open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 8AM to 4:45PM, and Thursday from 8AM to 7PM. For inquiries, call (516) 812-3046 or email marriages@tohmail.org.

 

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Hempstead Town Invites Couples to Wed on Valentine’s Day at Town Hall

If you’re a couple looking to tie the knot, there’s no more romantic time than Valentine’s Day. Thanks to Town Clerk Nasrin Ahmad and her dedicated staff of marriage officers, residents can be married on February 14, 2017 in the beautiful courtroom at Hempstead Town Hall.

 

“Complete with great Valentine’s Day décor, flowers and an arch, Hempstead Town Hall will be a wonderful place at which our love-stricken residents can tie the knot,” stated Ahmad. “We encourage couples to join us on February 14th for a special day that they will never forget.”

 

Couples interested in participating in a town marriage ceremony must first apply for a marriage license, which must be done a minimum of 24 hours before their ceremony. To make an appointment for a marriage ceremony, couples must reserve a time slot by calling the Town Clerk’s Office at (516) 812-3046.

 

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Mangano & Krumpter Announce Presidential Debate Security Protocols

Presidential Debate Security ProtocolsNassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano and Acting Police Commissioner Thomas C. Krumpter held a press conference to discuss security for the upcoming 2016 Presidential Debate which will take place Monday, September 26th at Hofstra University. Monday’s debate is the first of three Presidential Debates. Recent terror attacks in New York and New Jersey have our police officials on heightened alert. To that end, there will be numerous road closures and prohibited items for the debate.

 

“The Nassau County Police Department does an outstanding job protecting and serving the people of Nassau County,” said County Executive Mangano. “With the recent terror attacks in Manhattan and New Jersey, and unprecedented times around the globe, large scale events such as this Presidential Debate require significant police resources. I thank our partners in law enforcement and call on the public to help serve as our eyes and ears. If you see something out of the ordinary – a suspicious individual, backpack or bag, dial 911. Additionally, if you read something on social media that raises concern, Text-Tip via the Nassau County CrimeStoppers mobile app.”

 

Below is a list of “prohibited items” for anyone entering secure zones around Hofstra University. Please note that pedestrians entering these secure zones are subject to search.

1. Aerosols

2. Ammunition

3. Animals other than service/guide dogs

4. Back Packs

5. Bags and signs exceeding size restrictions

6. Balloons

7. Bicycles

8. Coolers

9. Drones and other unmanned aircraft systems

10. Explosives

11. Firearms

12. Glass, thermal, or metal containers

13. Laser pointers

14. Mace/Pepper spray

15. Packages

16. Selfie sticks

17. Structures

18. Supports for signs and placards

19. Toy guns

20. Weapons of any kind

21. Any other item determined to be a potential hazard

22. In addition, Nassau County Police Department reserves the right to prohibit any other items that are determined to be a potential public safety hazard.

 

Traffic surrounding Hofstra University will be severely impacted in an abundance of caution. Below are some road closures.

 

Monday Sept 26

• 5am – midnight: Charles Lindberg Boulevard, and Earl Ovington Boulevard will be closed.

• Noon—midnight: Hempstead Turnpike will be closed to all traffic between Oak Street and Merrick Avenue by Eisenhower Park.

• Oak Street will be closed from Hempstead Turnpike, North to Westbury Boulevard.

• Eastbound and Westbound traffic in this area should use alternate routes such as Front St, Old Country Road., or Stewart Avenue.

• Lawrence Street in Uniondale will be one-way Northbound only from Hempstead Turnpike to Westbury Boulevard.

• Courtenay Road in Hempstead will be one-way Southbound from Hempstead Turnpike to Front Street.

• No on-street parking will be permitted on both Lawrence Street and Courtenay Road on Monday September 26th.

• There will be no access to Hempstead Turnpike from Front Street. Residents and other local traffic only will be permitted.

• The following streets will be one-way Southbound for one block South of Hempstead Turnpike:

o Manor Parkway

o Marvin Avenue

o Walton Avenue

o Gilroy Avenue

o Cunningham Avenue

 

The Nassau County Police Department is advising that citizens avail themselves of alternate routes and should avoid travel in the area of the Nassau Coliseum and Hofstra University on the day of the debate.

 

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Couples to Tie the Knot at Hempstead Town Hall in Time for Valentine’s Day Weekend

Cupid’s arrow will point toward Hempstead Town Hall on Friday, February 12th as couples are lining up to wed at Town Hall’s charming and historic courtroom in celebration of the most romantic time of the year.

 

Hempstead Town Clerk Nasrin Ahmad and her staff of marriage officers will officiate over weddings and vow renewals throughout the day in the majestic courtroom, which will be adorned with Valentine’s Day themed décor and a festive arch.

 

“I invite couples to share their special day during the most romantic time of the year at Town Hall,” Ahmad said. “The elegant and historic setting of the courtroom truly sets a picturesque backdrop for weddings and special occasions.”

 

Along with the support of generous sponsor Stop & Shop, the happy couples will enjoy an attractive courtroom adorned with romantic decorations, floral arrangements, a festive arch, refreshments, a sparkling cider toast, and much more.

 

“This is one of the most enjoyable functions that I undertake in my role as Town Clerk,” Ahmad said. “I wish all of our couples a lifetime of health and happiness together.”

 

Couples must secure a marriage license at least 24 hours in advance and make advance reservations to participate in the special Valentine’s Day weekend ceremonies. There are still openings, but they are filling up quickly. For more information, or to make a reservation, please call the Town Clerk’s Office at 516-812-3046.

 

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Mangano Honors Local Performers With Autism And Different Abilities

Critically Acclaimed Singer and Actor Robert Davi Shares Professional Expertise with F.R.E.E. Players

 

Pictured with County Executive Mangano are: Robert Davi; CEO of FREE Robert S. Budd; and the F.R.E.E. Jazz Ensemble: Michael Schneider, Justin Tsao, Wynn Gaylor; Peter Rotella, Jonathan Friedland, Rachel Jerome, Barbara Sharkis, Cassandra Valcin and Mariel Costanza

Nassau County Executive Edward P.Mangano was joined by critically acclaimed singer, actor and director Robert Davi as he imparted his professional experience to a group of very talented performers with different abilities and autism. The event took place at the Family Residences and Essential Enterprises, Inc. (F.R.E.E.) in Old Bethpage and featured a performance by the F.R.E.E. Players Jazz Ensemble. The F.R.E.E. Players have won national awards for their music and even performed at Carnage Hall. F.R.E.E. and the F.R.E.E. Players were honored by County Executive Mangano for their many achievements.

 

“The talented members of F.R.E.E. Players continue to break barriers and strive for greatness,” said County Executive Mangano. “They are an inspiration to us not just here in Nassau County but nationally. I commend the F.R.E.E. family for helping so many wonderful individuals realize their true potential through the many services and programs they provide.”

 

Robert Davi is a critically acclaimed actor and singer who has been featured in hundreds of movies including Die Hard, Son of the Pink Panther, The Goonies, Show Girls and the James Bond Classic License to Kill. He has worked with the biggest names in Hollywood – Marlon Brando, Clint Eastwood, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Benicio del Toro, James Franco, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Bruce Willis and Roberto Benigni, among others. Davi spoke to the F.R.E.E. Players about his personal experiences and provided words of encouragement for the performers.

 

The F.R.E.E. Players Program was developed back in 1993 and involved a number of F.R.E.E. employees that volunteered their time to support individuals that loved to sing, dance and act. F.R.E.E.’s programs continue to help foster independence, productivity and individual development. The F.R.E.E. Drumline has performed not only locally but nationally. They have made history as the first Special Needs Drum Corp to perform at many events such as the Waterside Stage at Downtown Disney in Orlando, Florida, the Dayton Arena in Dayton, Ohio for Winter Garden International, which is an International Drum Corp Competition and Newsday’s Marching Band Festival. Just recently they were the first Special Needs Drum Corp to perform at the Columbus Day Parade in New York City.

 

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Legislator Schaefer & Legislator Walker Co-Host Hurricane Preparedness Forum

Hurricane/Severe Weather Preparedness Community Forum

Thursday, September 18, 2014 • 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Levittown Hall – 201 Levittown Pkwy., Hicksville

 

Nassau County Legislators Laura Schaefer and Rose Marie Walker invite all Nassau County residents to attend this very important seminar to learn what you can do to prepare your household for the impact of future hurricanes or other severe weather events.

 

Members of the Nassau County Department of Emergency Management will be on hand to discuss all safety, planning, response, and coordination for natural disasters, in addition to answering any questions you may have about hurricane/severe storm preparedness. The seminar speaks in detail about weather conditions, sheltering, and making a plan.

 

Check out Nassau County Office of Emergency Management’s website for hurricane preparedness information and emergency contacts.

 

www.nassaucountyny.gov/agencies/OEM/prepare/emergency.html

 

The Nassau County Office of Emergency Management’s website offers general hurricane preparedness information plus links to emergency shelter locations, evacuation routes for Nassau residents, survival kit essentials, ways to protect pets and animals, disaster checklists to keep you prepared, disaster checklists for those with special needs, and emergency contact numbers.

 

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Murray and Ahmad Bring Free Senior I.D. Program to Franklin Square Public Library

Event Hosted by Senator Hannon

 

Continuing to provide a vital safety service to senior citizens, Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray and Town Clerk Nasrin Ahmad are bringing the town’s heralded Senior I.D. Card Program to the Franklin Square Public Library, 19 Lincoln Road, Franklin Square on Monday, June 16th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event, hosted by Senator Kemp Hannon, will provide senior citizens with a free senior identification card, which can be helpful in medical emergencies. The card also has proved useful as a non-driver form of identification for senior discounts and other convenience purposes.

 

“These town issued I.D. cards come not only with a person’s name, description and photograph, but with detailed information on their allergies, doctors’ contact data, family telephone numbers and other vital information which can be very useful in the event of an emergency,” said Murray. “What’s more, many seniors who do not drive have expressed interest in this non-driver I.D. card as a useful tool to secure senior discounts.”

 

While many seniors are certainly enjoying their golden years here in the Town of Hempstead, several of them have physical ailments that can potentially put them at risk in certain situations. In an emergency, a town Senior I.D. Card may help medical technicians to quickly determine how to treat a particular person, given their allergies and other related information.

 

This card can also be used for everyday activities: Heading to the movies? Doing some shopping? Show your Town of Hempstead Senior I.D. Card and take advantage of great discounts available to seniors.

 

The Senior I.D. Card Program is administered by town staff, utilizing five computers and pre-printed forms. Experts from the Town Clerk’s Office provide instruction, answer questions and assist senior citizens in completing forms. Participants will be furnished with a laminated wallet-sized I.D. card, as well as a larger 8-1/2 x 8 document that can be displayed on the refrigerator door. Hempstead Town provides the service free-of-charge, and no records are kept by the town once an I.D. card has been created.

 

“I am proud to be working alongside Supervisor Murray to provide this service,” stated Ahmad. “It will serve an important role in an emergency and offer a convenient form of identification for those who don’t have a driver’s license.”

 

“Through the Town’s Senior Identification Program, senior citizens have the opportunity to carry a form of I.D. that could be helpful in the event of an emergency,” Hannon said. “I thank the Town of Hempstead for bringing this valuable program to seniors of my district.”

 

“What’s more convenient than having your personal information, physicians’ contacts and emergency numbers all in the palm of your hand?” said Murray. “We in the town are happy to provide this free service for our seniors.”

 

For a complete listing of dates and locations for Hempstead Town’s Senior I.D. Card Program, contact the Town Clerk’s Office at (516) 812-3032 or visit www.toh.li/town-clerks-office.

 

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Baldwin4Children Saluted at Educational Foundation Spring Celebration

Baldwin4ChildrenTown of Hempstead Senior Councilman Anthony J. Santino and Town Clerk Nasrin Ahmad joined the Baldwin Foundation for Education for their Spring Celebration saluting the work that Baldwin4Children has done for our children, parents and community.

 

Baldwin4Children continues to make a difference by fundraising and getting involved in students’ co-curricular activities. The organization has done yeoman’s work in bringing together and marshaling the resources of parents, teachers, grandparents, alumni, students, children, seniors, local businesses & merchants, School Administrators and Staff.

 

Photo shows Councilman Santino and Town Clerk Ahmad presenting a Certificate of Recognition to the Baldwin Foundation for Education president Sharon Moon Knoernschild and members of Baldwin4Children.

 

Pictured above are (left to right) Lynn Maniace, Jennifer Calvin, Nancy Heiberg, Senior Councilman Anthony J. Santino, Baldwin Foundation of Education President Sharon Moon Knoernschild, Town Clerk Nasrin Ahmad, Richard Damm, Lori Murray and Debbie Pugliese.

 

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Murray & Ahmad Bring Free Senior I.D. Card Program To Uniondale Public Library; Hosted by Senator Hannon

Continuing to provide a vital safety service to senior citizens, Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray and Town Clerk Nasrin Ahmad are bringing the town’s heralded Senior I.D. Card Program to the Uniondale Public Library, 400 Uniondale Ave., Uniondale on Monday, April 7th, 10 am – 1 pm. The event, hosted by Senator Kemp Hannon, will provide senior citizens with a free senior identification card, which can be helpful in medical emergencies. The card also has proved useful as a non-driver form of identification for senior discounts and other convenience purposes.

 

“These town issued I.D. cards come not only with a person’s name, description and photograph, but with detailed information on their allergies, doctors’ contact data, family telephone numbers and other vital information which can be very useful in the event of an emergency,” said Murray. “What’s more, many seniors who do not drive have expressed interest in this non-driver I.D. card as a useful tool to secure senior discounts.”

 

While many seniors are certainly enjoying their golden years here in the Town of Hempstead, several of them have physical ailments that can potentially put them at risk in certain situations. In an emergency, a town Senior I.D. Card may help medical technicians to quickly determine how to treat a particular person, given their allergies and other related information.

 

This card can also be used for everyday activities: Heading to the movies? Doing some shopping? Show your Town of Hempstead Senior I.D. Card and take advantage of great discounts available to seniors.

 

The Senior I.D. Card Program is administered by town staff, utilizing five computers and pre-printed forms. Experts from the Town Clerk’s Office provide instruction, answer questions and assist senior citizens in completing forms. Participants will be furnished with a laminated wallet-sized I.D. card, as well as a larger 8-1/2 x 8 document that can be displayed on the refrigerator door. Hempstead Town provides the service free-of-charge, and no records are kept by the town once an I.D. card has been created.

 

“I am proud to be working alongside Supervisor Murray to provide this service,” stated Ahmad. “It will serve an important role in an emergency and offer a convenient form of identification for those who don’t have a driver’s license.”

 

“Through the Town’s Senior Identification Program, senior citizens have the opportunity to carry a form of I.D. that could be helpful in the event of an emergency,” Hannon said. “I thank the Town of Hempstead for bringing this valuable program to seniors of my district.”

 

“What’s more convenient than having your personal information, physicians’ contacts and emergency numbers all in the palm of your hand?” said Murray. “We in the town are happy to provide this free service for our seniors.”

 

For a complete listing of dates and locations for Hempstead Town’s Senior I.D. Card Program, contact the Town Clerk’s Office at (516) 812-3032 or visit www.toh.li/town-clerks-office.

 

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Town of Hempstead Dedicates East Meadow Street to Heroic 9-11 Police Officer

Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray, Councilman Gary Hudes and Town Clerk Nasrin Ahmad were joined by the friends, family and colleagues of an East Meadow man at the unveiling “Officer Francis T. Pitone Lane” on Saturday, March 29th. Pitone died on August 11, 2013 from an illness that was the result of courageous work as a New York City Police Officer in the wake of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 at the World Trade Center.

 

The commemorative sign dedicating Corey Lane to the hero, who was lovingly known to friends and family as “Frank,” was placed at the corner of Corey Lane and Newbridge Road in East Meadow.

 

“We will never forget heroes like Officer Pitone who made the supreme sacrifice as our nation was recovering from the wounds of 9/11.” Murray said. “Like everything he cared about in his life, Frank went above and beyond to contribute to our recovery from the horrific events of September 11, 2001.”

 

In the wake of the September 11th attacks, Pitone responded and worked at Ground Zero. Pitone was then transferred to the Fresh Kills Landfill in Staten Island, where he spent many months sorting through debris and remains that were transported from Ground Zero. Frank, who retired from the NYPD in 2005, was a dedicated husband, father, son, brother and a longtime coach for his children’s sports teams. He was also a devoted PBA representative who was known to look out for his fellow officers.

 

Frank is survived by his wife, Linda; his children Erik, Nicole, Shannon and Kyle; his parents Anthony and Joyce; and his siblings, Joe, Linda, Sue, John and Diane.

 

“Whatever uniform he had on . . . police, baseball, or civilian attire, he was always committed,” Murray said. “It is an honor to be able to remember the life of Officer Francis Pitone today. I truly believe by remembering and celebrating lives of heroes like Frank, we weave grief, pain and sorrow into strength, courage and connection.”

 

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