Category Archives: Nassau County

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


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Legislator Muscarella Announces NUMC Mammography Van Is Coming To Our Area

Legislator Vincent T. Muscarella 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.


Wednesday, July 25, 2018 • 8:45 AM to 12:00 Noon
Echo Park (parking lot off Roosevelt Ave.) 399 Nassau Blvd., West Hempstead


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 Muscarella’s office at (516) 571-6208 or


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Assemblymembers Curran, Miller Secure Grant for East Rockaway

Assemblyman Brian Curran and Assemblywoman Melissa “Missy” Miller announced that they have secured a $25,000 MULTI-MODAL grant for the village of East Rockaway. Curran and Miller worked with Mayor Bruno Romano throughout the application process to ensure successful acquisition of these state funds, which will be used to reconstruct approximately 750 linear feet of Rowe Avenue, beginning at Rowe Avenue and continuing to Waverly Avenue.


“It was a pleasure working with Mayor Romano to obtain these funds for the village of East Rockaway,” said Curran. “The grant money will be used exclusively for East Rockaway and will help offset the costs of construction on Rowe Avenue. This is why I go to Albany every year, to help improve our local community by fighting for our needs.”


“When communities are hit with flooding, the results can be devastating on multiple levels,” said Miller. “It can damage someone’s home, prevent them from traveling around and have a significant impact on local businesses. I am so happy to have the opportunity to partner with Assemblyman Brian Curran to provide funding to help the community of East Rockaway with flooding and road repairs. No matter the amount, every little bit helps, and I believe this grant will help significantly.”


“The Village of East Rockaway appreciates the hard work that Assemblyman Brian Curran and Assemblywoman Missy Miller have done on our behalf in Albany,” said East Rockaway Mayor Bruno F. Romano. “This $25,000 state grant, delivered by Assemblymembers Curran and Miller, will partially fund our Rowe Avenue reconstruction project. This investment in East Rockaway’s infrastructure will go a long way toward continuing to improve local roadways.”


MULTI-MODAL grants provide additional funding for local transportation capital improvement projects.


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Legislator Tom McKevitt Presents National Night Out 2018

Legislator Tom McKevitt Presents National Night Out 2018
Co-Sponsored by


Norma Gonsalves – Project Director Of Crime Watch

Joseph Parisi – CEMCO President

The Nassau County Police Department


On Tuesday, August 7th, neighborhoods throughout Nassau County are being invited to join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the “35th Annual National Night Out” crime and drug prevention event. National Night Out is designed to:

  • Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness.
  • Generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime efforts.
  • Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships.
  • Send a message to criminals that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.


The event will feature the Nassau County Police Department Explorers Program, NCPD R.E.A.C.H. (Return Every Adult & Child Home) Program, HealthFirst/New York, NuHealth, United Health Care, Information on Megan’s Law, Child I.D. Kits, Candle Lighting Ceremony and a demonstration by the Nassau County Arson Robot.


Tuesday, August 7, 2018 • 7:00 PM • Rain or Shine
Town Square – Veterans Memorial Park, East Meadow
East Meadow Ave. & Prospect Ave.


Educational literature on Child Safety, Personal and Property Safety, Internet Safety and Drug Prevention will be available. Representatives from the Nassau County Police Dept. will be on hand to answer questions on public safety. Refreshments will be served. Balloon animals, glitter face painting, refreshments, the Amateur Observer’s Society of New York and other entertainment will all be on hand for the kids (and adults) to enjoy.


For additional information, contact Legislator McKevitt’s office: (516) 571-6213 or
email or go to the National Night Out web site:


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Legislator Kopel Announces 2018 Property Tax Exemptions Workshops

Nassau County Legislator Howard J. Kopel 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.


Wednesday, July 11 – 1:00 PM TO 2:30 PM
Hewlett/Woodmere Public Library – 1125 Broadway, Hewlett


Wednesday, July 25 – 1:00 PM TO 2:30 PM
Oceanside Public Library – 30 Davison Ave., Oceanside


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:


For more information, please contact Legislator Kopel’s office at: 516-571-6207



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Senator Phillips Attends Williston Park Fire Department’s Annual Independence Day Parade

Williston Park Fire Department Independence Day ParadeSenator Elaine Phillips recently attended the Williston Park Fire Department’s annual Independence Day Parade. The parade included a ceremony at the Williston Park Fire Department headquarters where former Fire Chief Richard Sais, the parade’s grand marshal, was honored.


“Independence Day is a time to enjoy quality time with family, but it is also a time to reflect on the freedoms and liberties we have as Americans and remember the sacrifices that make them possible,” Senator Phillips said. “It was an honor to march in the Williston Park Fire Department’s annual Independence Day Parade. Thank you to Chief John Perro and the entire department for inviting me.”


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Legislator Ferretti Proud to Attend Graduation Ceremony for Division Avenue High School

Division Avenue High School GraduationNassau County Legislator John R. Ferretti, Jr. was happy to join with Division Avenue High School for their Graduation Ceremony on Saturday, June 16, 2018.


Legislator Ferretti said, “I was so proud to be at the Graduation for the Class of 2018, especially because this is Councilman Dunne, Supreme Court Justice Feinman and my Alma mater.”


Legislator Ferretti was also on hand at the Graduation Ceremonies for Island Trees High School and General Douglas MacArthur High School. “Congratulations to all the Graduates from the Class of 2018! Wishing you all the best,” said Legislator Ferretti.


Pictured above (left to right) are Town of Hempstead Councilman Dennis Dunne, Sr., Levittown School District Superintendent Dr. Tonie McDonald, Supreme Court Justice Thomas Feinman, Legislator Ferretti and Division Avenue High School Principal John Coscia.


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Assemblyman Curran Honors Annual Flag Day Contest Winners from Baldwin & Rockville Centre

Flag Day Contest Winners

Assemblyman Curran pictured with the contest winners and runners-up from Baldwin and Rockville, along with Rockville Centre Mayor Francis Murray.

Recently, Assemblyman Brian Curran and local elected officials presented certificates to the winners of his seventh annual Flag Day Art and Essay Contest at Greis Park in Lynbrook. More than 100 students from kindergarten through sixth grade participated by writing an essay or drawing a picture about what the American Flag means to them, and local veterans served as the judges for the contest. Each student winner received a certificate of recognition and an American flag. The runners-up received a certificate of recognition.


“I would like to thank all of the students who put their hard work and talent into these wonderful pieces of art and essays, not just our winners and runners-up,” said Curran. “We have a lot of talented students here in our community. It is truly remarkable to see what our flag means to so many young people. Congratulations to our winners, and thank you to our veterans who judged the submissions. It is very important that our young people know and appreciate the history of our great nation and our flag, and I believe this event helps them understand.”


The students recognized are:

  • Ava Sclafani of St. Christopher’s School: third-grade winner
  • Haidyn Goldspiel of William S. Covert School: fifth-grade winner
  • Erin Reeves of William S. Covert School: fifth-grade runner-up


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Legislator Kennedy Honors District Governor of the Lions Club

Suzanne PiccoloOn June 9th, Legislator James D. Kennedy had the pleasure of honoring Massapequa resident, Suzanne Piccolo, who for the past year has served as District Governor of Lions Club International, District 20K2.


Legislator Kennedy is pictured above with Honoree Suzanne Piccolo.









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Nassau County Veterans Dedicate 300 Names on the Walls of Honor

Walls of HonorNassau County Presiding Officer Rich Nicolello recently joined with other elected officials and thousands of Nassau County Veterans to dedicate three hundred additional names on the Walls of Honor at the Veterans Plaza in Eisenhower Park. The event, organized by Nicholas Graziano and the Nassau County Veterans Memorial Fund, is dedicated to all those who have served and are currently serving our nation in the Armed Forces.



Pictured above (left to right) are Nassau County Legislator John Ferretti, John Schneider, Presiding Officer Nicolello, Bob Rydell, Nassau County Executive Laura Curran, Bob Selby, Kevin Carpenter, and Nassau County Comptroller Jack Schnirman.


Visit Presiding Officer Rich Nicolello’s webpage