Category Archives: Nassau County

Legislator Gaylor Announces Mega Job Fair at Nassau Community College

Nassau County Legislator C. William Gaylor III has announced that Nassau County’s 10th Mega Job Fair will be held on Friday, October 27th at Nassau Community College in Garden City. Employers from across Long Island will be seeking candidates for positions including entry and middle management level, licensed professional, hospitality, health, information technology and labor union jobs.

 

There is no charge for admission and parking at Nassau Community College is free. Veterans’ admission begins an hour earlier, at 9:00 a.m., while doors for General Admission open at 10:00 a.m.

 

The Job Fair is expected to draw several thousand job seekers. It is estimated that over 3,000 people were hired from the previous 9 private sector job fairs. Nassau County remains committed to helping our residents find meaningful employment opportunities as well as helping our local businesses recruit qualified employees in a large variety of industries.

 

FREE ADMISSION, FREE PARKING

 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2017

 

10:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M. (General Admission)
9:00 A.M. (Veterans Only Admission)

 

Nassau Community College
1 Education Drive, Building P (Gym), Garden City, NY

 

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Legislator Nicolello Honors Local Girl Scouts for Silver Award Project

Silver AwardDuring a recent session of the Nassau County Legislature, Deputy Presiding Officer Rich Nicolello recognized Girl Scouts Grace Quinn (Mineola), Sage Silber (East Williston), and Madeline Lindenauer (East Williston) for their exceptional Silver Award project to benefit foster children under the care of the Nassau Social Services Department.

 

Grace, Sage, and Madeline developed a project to provide “Birthday in a Box,” composed of individualized gift boxes, for foster children, ages 2 to 14 years. The girls raised funds to purchase the gift box items, balloons, paper party plates, cups, and birthday cards for the foster children celebrating birthdays. The girls collected, wrapped, and delivered 40 unique, age appropriate gift boxes.

 

“I am very proud to honor Grace, Sage, and Madeline for their Silver Award project. Their compassion and commitment to service make them role models for other young adults. Through their project they are making a difference in the lives of the children in foster care”, said Legislator Nicollelo.

 

Pictured above (left to right) are Legislator Nicolello, Patricia Silber, Sage Silber, Bernadette Quinn, Grace Quinn, Chris Quinn, Madeline Lindenauer, Marian Lindenauer, Volunteer Coordinator for the Department of Social Services Lynn Campbell, Commissioner of the Nassau County Department of Social Services Dr. John Imhoff, and Carol Durkin (Madeline’s grandmother).

 

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Boy Scout Troop # 656 Honors Eagle Scouts

Boy Scout Troop # 656 of WantaghNassau County Clerk Maureen O’Connell joined Boy Scout Troop # 656 of Wantagh at their Eagle Scout Court of Honor Ceremony for Brian Patrick Klotsche of Wantagh. County Clerk O’Connell, along with the leaders and families of Troop # 656 honored this outstanding young man who has demonstrated great commitment to community service. Clerk O’Connell presented Brian with a County Citation in recognition of his achievements. Brian’s dedication and many accomplishments earned him the rank of Eagle Scout which is the highest award in the Boy Scouts of America. Congratulations to Brian and the entire Troop # 656 family on this special occasion and for all their great works on behalf of the community.

 

Pictured above are members of the Klotsche Family Tim, Patricia, Keith and Shawn, Nassau County Nassau County Clerk Maureen O’Connell and Eagle Scout Honoree Brian Patrick Klotsche.

 

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Legislator Schaefer Offers Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween brings jack-o-lanterns, whimsical costumes, and visits from young neighbors in disguise. Legislator Laura M. Schaefer and the Nassau County Department of Health offer these Halloween Safety Tips to help keep this holiday safe and enjoyable for everyone.

 

JACK-O-LANTERNS

  • If a child wants a carved jack-o-lantern, let an adult do the carving, or let the child use a knife especially designed for use by young children.
  • Use a small flashlight inside a pumpkin instead of a candle which may pose a fire hazard.
  • If a candle is used, light it only for short periods and keep it away from unsupervised youngsters as well as flammable furnishings.

 

HALLOWEEN COSTUMES

  • In choosing costumes, keep safety in mind. Trick-or-treaters need to see and be seen.
  • If a mask is part of a costume, make sure it will not slip and cover the eyes. The eyeholes should be large enough to see through clearly.
  • Consider using face paints or cosmetics to create an original “mask”.
  • Hats and scarves should also be tied firmly, so that they do not restrict vision.
  • Select light colored costumes.
  • Attach reflective tape or stickers to costumes or footwear and to Halloween treat bags so that they can be seen more easily by motorists.

 

VISITING NEIGHBORHOODS

  • Small children need a supervising adult with them when trick-or- treating.
  • Have children carry flashlights to light their way and be more visible to motorists.
  • Walk on sidewalks where available.
  • If children must walk on a road, walk facing traffic.
  • Trick-or-treaters should go only to houses where they know the residents, and where the outside light is on.
  • Children should stay on the porch or outside steps to get their treats, and NEVER go into a home without an adult.

 

TREATS

  • For treats, parents should consider healthy options to candy. Healthful prepackaged snacks such as raisins, or treats such as coins, stickers, sports cards or coupons from local businesses are a welcome alternative.
  • Children should be warned not to eat any food until an adult has inspected it at home. Unwrapped treats and those showing signs of tampering should be discarded.

 

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Property Tax Exemptions Workshop in Bethpage

Legislator Rose Marie Walker 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.

 

Thursday, October 19, 2017

1:00 PM to 2:30 PM Bethpage Public Library – 47 Powell Ave., Bethpage

 

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: www.nassaucountyny.gov/assessment.

 

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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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Massapequa Chamber of Commerce Honors ‘Law Enforcement Officers of the Year’

Law Enforcement Officers of the YearNassau County Legislator James D. Kennedy had the pleasure of attending the Massapequa Chamber of Commerce Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Award Ceremony. This year’s recipients of this notable award were 7th Precinct Officers Daniel Imondi and Joseph Paratore. “It was a pleasure to recognize and honor both officers for their integrity, dedication, courage and their commitment to public service” stated Legislator Kennedy.

 

Pictured above (left to right) are Massapequa Chamber of Commerce President Robert Barrett, Town of Oyster Bay Supervisor Joseph Saladino, Councilman Louis Imbroto, Police Officer Daniel Imundi, Police Officer Joseph Paratore, Councilwoman Michele Johnson, Town of Oyster Bay Clerk James Altadonna and Legislator Kennedy.

 

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Ancient Order of Hibernians Division 17 Celebrates 28th Annual Irish Heritage Day Parade & Festival

Annual Irish Heritage Day ParadeThe Ancient Order of Hibernians Division 17 recently celebrated the 28th anniversary of its St. Brendan the Navigator Irish Heritage Day Parade and Festival in the City of Long Beach. Nassau County Clerk Maureen O’Connell joined area officials and community members to celebrate this exciting and happy occasion. As part of the celebration, there was also a street fair that provided an enjoyable fun filled day for families and friends with something for people of all ages.

 

Pictured above are Nassau County Legislator Denise Ford, Nassau County Clerk Maureen O’Connell, Division 17 Ancient Order of Hibernians Grand Marshall Daniel MacPhee and New York Assemblywoman Missy Miller.

 

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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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