Category Archives: Nassau County

Mikulin Blood Drives a Success

Three blood drives held throughout district in conjunction with Long Island Blood Services yield 130 pints of blood

 

Assemblyman John Mikulin announced the three blood drives he recently held throughout the district have collected a total of 130 pints of blood. The blood drives were held in Farmingdale, Levittown and Plainedge.

 

“We are very proud to host these events and we plan to host them every year,” said Mikulin. “Every person that comes in to donate is helping to save a life. Blood banks always seem to be in short supply, so we will continue to help them in any way we can. This year we were able to collect 130 pints of blood. We are very pleased with this and we will strive each year to beat the previous year’s collection total. Thank you to Long Island Blood Services for working with us, the New York Mets and McDonalds for their contributions and all of our wonderful donors who helped make our blood drives a success!”

 

“Long Island Blood Services, a division of the New York Blood Center, is experiencing shortages of certain blood types and is urging members of our community to donate as well as sponsoring blood drives to help replenish our blood supply during the challenging days of summer,” said a representative from Long Island Blood Services.

 

According to the American Red Cross, someone in the United States is in need of blood every two seconds, however only 38 percent of the population is eligible to donate blood or platelets.

 

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Legislator Gaylor Announces NARCAN Training Community Forum

Every day, at least one Long Islander dies from an opiate overdose. And those are only the ones we know of – the ones directly caused by heroin or prescription painkillers such as Percoset or Oxycodone. If you don’t think it can happen to someone you care about, please think again. Overdoses can happen to anyone.

 

Nassau County Legislator C. William Gaylor III is sponsoring this event to help residents learn what to do in case of an overdose and to teach them how to administer the life-saving, overdose-reversal agent called Naloxone, or “NARCAN.” NARCAN is the antidote to an opioid overdose and all attendees will receive a free kit. If you have an expired NARCAN kit from a previous training, bring it and we’ll give you a new one.

 

Thursday, August 23 – 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Central Synagogue – Beth Emeth – 430 DeMott Ave., Rockville Centre

 

SEATING IS LIMITED AND RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED. To reserve your seat and free NARCAN Overdose Prevention Kit, please contact Legislator Gaylor’s office at 516-571-6206 or cwgaylor@nassaucountyny.gov.

 

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Next S.T.O.P. Hazardous Household Waste Collection Program: Aug. 19

Legislator Laura Schaefer is pleased to announce that the Town of Hempstead Stop Throwing Out Pollutants Hazardous Waste Collection Program (S.T.O.P.) is coming to our area and will take place Sunday, August 19th from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM. The drop site is located at the Department of Public Works – 450 Milburn Avenue in Hempstead.

 

The Stop Throwing Out Pollutants (S.T.O.P.) Program is designed to provide area residents with a safe, environmentally sound method of disposal of the many hazardous materials found in the average home. By bringing such toxins as antifreeze, drain cleaners and pesticides on any of the scheduled S.T.O.P. collection days, you and your family can make a significant contribution to the protection of our precious groundwater supply and the preservation of our bays and estuaries. Please join with us in cleaning our homes of hazardous material and ensuring their proper collection and disposal. Together we can ensure the continued integrity of our fragile ecosystem.

 

When bringing items, please follow these simple guidelines: Wrap leaking containers in newspaper and place in a plastic bag or larger container. Make sure all caps and lids are tight. Place items securely in a box for transportation. Use newspaper or cardboard to keep items from tipping or hitting each other. Place chemicals which may react with each other in separate areas of the vehicle. Do not leave products in a hot, unventilated vehicle for an extended period of time. Do not smoke near chemical products. Wear rubber gloves when handling containers.

 

Waste from commercial establishments, schools, churches, synagogues or home businesses will not be accepted. No commercial vehicles are permitted. Please note that electronic recycling items will only be collected at E-cycle events.

 

For a list of acceptable/unacceptable S.T.O.P. recycling items, please visit: http://toh.li/sanitation-department/stop-throwing-out-pollutants.

 

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Ferretti Announces Additional Local Property Tax Exemptions Workshops

Nassau County Legislator John R. Ferretti, Jr. would like to inform all owners of a house, 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 and will have representatives on hand to answer questions about exemptions and to 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. Enhanced STAR applications will also be processed for homeowners already enrolled in the STAR Program prior to January 2, 2015.

 

Tuesday, Oct. 23rd – 1:00 PM TO 2:30 PM
North Merrick Public Library – 1691 Meadowbrook Rd., N. Merrick

 

Thursday, Aug. 16th – 1:00 PM TO 2:30 PM
East Meadow Public Library – 1886 Front St., East Meadow

 

Homeowners who will be filing for an exemption can help expedite the processing of their application by bringing two copies of required documentation. Applications and specific documentation requirements are available on the Department of Assessment’s website at: www.nassaucountyny.gov/assessment.

 

For more information, please contact Legislator Ferretti’s office at 516-571-6215 or jferretti@nassaucountyny.gov.

 

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Legislator Ferretti Celebrates East Meadow Knolls 25th Anniversary

East Meadow KnollsNassau County Legislator John R. Ferretti, Jr. was on hand at The Chateau Briand on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 to help celebrate the East Meadow Knolls 25th Anniversary!

 

Legislator Ferretti is pictured above with CMCA President John D. Wolf, Anthony Iamunno, and Vice President Joan Baldassano.

 

 

 

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Presiding Officer Nicolello Announces 2018 Property Tax Exemptions Workshops

Presiding Officer Rich Nicolello would like to inform all owners of a house, 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 and will have representatives on hand to answer questions about exemptions and to 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. Enhanced STAR applications will also be processed for homeowners already enrolled in the STAR Program prior to January 2, 2015.

 

THURSDAY, AUGUST 9TH – 1:00 PM TO 2:30 PM
Manhasset Public Library – 30 Onderdonk Ave., Manhasset

 

THURSDAY, SEPT. 20TH – 1:00 PM TO 2:30 PM
Shelter Rock Public Library – 165 Searingtown Rd., Albertson

 

THURSDAY, OCT. 18TH – 1:00 PM TO 2:30 PM
Hillside Public Library – 155 Lakeville Rd., New Hyde Park

 

Homeowners who will be filing for an exemption can help expedite the processing of their application by bringing two copies of required documentation. Applications and specific documentation requirements are available on the Department of Assessment’s website at: www.nassaucountyny.gov/assessment. For more information, please contact Legislator Nicolello’s office at 516-571-6209 or rnicolello@nassaucountyny.gov.

 

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Presiding Officer Nicolello Approves Community Improvement Projects

Nassau County Presiding Officer Richard Nicolello and members of the Nassau County Legislature approved an updated Capital Plan, which includes badly needed improvements to numerous county roads, parks and facilities that serve Nassau’s residents. This includes two local projects: The beatification of “Lions Triangle” in Mineola at Roslyn Road and Old Country Road, and funding for badly needed repairs at Christopher Morley Park.

 

The 2018 Capital Plan includes funding for a new police academy at Nassau Community College. This will replace the current police academy located in an old Massapequa school. Nassau’s law enforcement professionals have extraordinary responsibilities, including leading the fight against the opioid epidemic and gang violence, and working with federal authorities in the war against terror. The new academy will ensure that police recruits and recruits from other law enforcement agencies are trained in a state-of-the-art facility. The Legislature also approved a study to identify options for an opioid treatment clinic.

 

“Government works best when it is working for the people,” said Presiding Officer Nicolello. “Recognizing that much of Nassau’s infrastructure is in disrepair, my colleagues and I have been fighting for these projects for years but have been frustrated by political infighting and needless delays. It is time to get Nassau moving again!”

 

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Free NARCAN Overdose Prevention Kits Available

Every day, at least one Long Islander dies from an opiate overdose. And those are only the ones we know of – the ones directly caused by heroin or prescription painkillers such as Percoset or Oxycodone. If you don’t think it can happen to someone you care about, please think again. Overdoses can happen to anyone.

 

Presiding Officer Rich Nicolello is co-sponsoring this event with Senator Elaine Phillips, Assemblyman Ed Ra, Councilman Angelo Ferrara, Williston Park Mayor Paul Ehrbar and East Williston Mayor David Tanner to help residents learn what to do in case of an overdose and to teach them how to administer the life-saving, overdose-reversal agent called Naloxone, or “NARCAN.” NARCAN is the antidote to an opioid overdose and all attendees will receive a free kit. If you have an expired Narcan kit from a previous training, bring it and we’ll give you a new one.

 

 

Monday, August 6th – 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Williston Park Village Hall – 494 Willis Ave., Williston Park

 

Seating is limited, and reservations are required. To reserve your seat and free NARCAN Overdose Prevention Kit, please contact Presiding Officer Nicolello’s office at 516-571-6209 or rnicolello@nassaucountyny.gov.

 

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Legislator Kennedy Announces NUMC Mammography Van Coming to Farmingdale

Legislator James D. Kennedy is sponsoring the Nassau University Medical Center Mobile Mammography Van to visit our neighborhood 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 at home.

 

Thursday, August 2, 2018 • 8:45 AM to 12:00 Noon
Ellsworth W. Allen Park – 45 Motor Ave., Farmingdale

 

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 health insurance) and must provide any past exam films, if they are 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 contact Legislator Kennedy’s office at (516) 571-6212 or jkennedy@nassaucountyny.gov.

 

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Legislator Rhoads to Co-Sponsor Narcan Training Community Forum

Every day, at least one Long Islander dies from an opiate overdose. And those are only the ones we know of – the ones directly caused by heroin or prescription painkillers such as Percoset or Oxycodone. If you don’t think it can happen to someone you care about, please think again. Overdoses can happen to anyone.

 

Nassau County Legislator Steve Rhoads is co-sponsoring this event with the Garrett L. Kassler Memorial Fund, the Bellmore Fire Department and Bellmore Kiwanis to help residents learn what to do in case of an overdose and to teach them how to administer the life-saving, overdose-reversal agent called Naloxone, or “NARCAN.” NARCAN is the antidote to an opioid overdose and all attendees will receive a free kit. If you have an expired Narcan kit from a previous training, bring it and we’ll give you a new one.

 

Tuesday, July 17th – 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Bellmore Fire House – 230 Pettit Ave., Bellmore

 

Seating is limited, and reservations are required.  To reserve your seat and free NARCAN Overdose Prevention Kit, please contact Legislator Rhoads’ office at 516-571-6219 or srhoads@nassaucountyny.gov.

 

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