Category Archives: Tom McKevitt

Legislator McKevitt Announces NUMC Mammography Van Coming to East Meadow

Legislator Thomas McKevitt 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 9, 2018 • 8:45 AM to 12:00 Noon
East Meadow Public Library – 1886 Front St., East Meadow

 

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 McKevitt’s office at (516) 571-6213 or tmckevitt@nassaucountyny.gov.

 

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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 tmckevitt@nassaucountyny.gov or go to the National Night Out web site:
www.nationalnightout.org.

 

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Legislators McKevitt, Ferretti Hold Joint Town Meeting in East Meadow

Town Hall MeetingNassau County Legislators Tom McKevitt and John R. Ferretti, Jr. would like to thank everyone who came to the Town Hall Meeting at the East Meadow Library on Tuesday, June 5, 2018. They remarked that It was a great opportunity to answer questions and discuss residents concerns.

 

Pictured above is Jude Schanzer, Director of Public Relations and Programming at East Meadow Public Library, along with Legislator Ferretti and Legislator McKevitt.

 

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Legislator Mckevitt to Host Free Child Car Seat Safety Inspections

Nassau County Legislator Tom McKevitt invites all parents, grandparents and caregivers to have their child car seats inspected for proper installation on Wednesday, May 9th at Eisenhower Park.

 

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 • 9:30 AM to 12:00 Noon
Eisenhower Park (Parking Field #5) – East Meadow, NY 11554

 

Chris Mistron, from Nassau County Traffic Safety, will be on hand to inspect child car seats for proper installation and security and will provide free hands-on advice.

 

We must do all we can to protect our children when on the road. The proper installation of a child’s car seat is critical to ensuring safety in a vehicle. Take this opportunity to let a professional make sure your child seat is safely installed in your vehicle.

 

Child car seats are required for children under the age of seven.

 

Appointments are required to have your child car seat inspected for safety: Make your appointment today.  If you would like to make an appointment, please contact Legislator McKevitt’s office at 516-571-6213 or email tmckevitt@nassaucountyny.gov.

 

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Irish-Americans Commemorate Easter Monday in Mineola

Irish Monument CommitteeThe Irish Monument Committee and the Nassau County Irish Americans in Government recently hosted the Annual Easter Monday Commemoration ceremony at the County Court House in Mineola. Each year at 12:00 noon, on the Monday following Easter, a commemoration ceremony is held to remember the Irish Easter Rising of 1916 and to honor the memory of those who have struggled for human dignity, human rights, and Irish unity.

 

At this year’s commemoration ceremony, Nassau County Legislator Tom McKevitt joined Presiding Officer Richard Nicolello and other local elected officials and community members in honoring those who have advanced the causes of peace with justice in a united Ireland. Throughout the commemoration, prominent members of the Irish community assembled with pipers and poets to play tribute to this historical event.

 

Pictured above (left to right) are Past Presidents of the Irish American Society of Nassau-Suffolk-Queens Betty McLoughlin and Tony Jackson, Nassau County Legislator McKevitt, Presiding Officer Nicolello and Past President of the Nassau County Sheriffs Emerald Society Brian Dolan.

 

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This Weekend: S.T.O.P. Hazardous Household Waste Collection Program

Legislator Tom McKevitt 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 Saturday, March 24th from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM. The drop site is located at Eisenhower Park, Parking Field #3, in East Meadow.

 

Date: Saturday, March 24, 2018
Time: 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Eisenhower Park – Parking Field #3
Hempstead Tpke. & Merrick Ave., East Meadow

 

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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Next: S.T.O.P. Hazardous Household Waste Collection Program: March 24

Legislator Tom McKevitt 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 Saturday, March 24th from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM. The drop site is located at Eisenhower Park, Parking Field #3, in East Meadow.

 

Date: Saturday, March 24, 2018

Time: 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Eisenhower Park – Parking Field #3

Hempstead Tpke. & Merrick Ave., East Meadow

 

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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McKevitt’s Annual Women of Distinction Event Honors 13 Outstanding Local Women

Women of DistinctionAssemblyman Tom McKevitt (R,C,I-East Meadow) honored 13 outstanding local women for their civic, professional and personal contributions to the community recently at his annual Women of Distinction event held at the Farmingdale Public Library. The honorees were all nominated by the community for this distinction.

 

McKevitt was joined by Assemblyman Mike Montesano as well as Nassau County Legislator Rose Marie Walker and Nassau County Legislature Presiding Officer Norma Gonsalves at the ceremony. This year’s guest reader was 2008 Women of Distinction Honoree Betty Tucker and the ceremony included a performance by the Seaford Middle School Woodwind and String Ensemble and presentation of the colors by Massapequa American Legion Post 1066.

 

The 2017 Women of Distinction Honorees include: Dancer Sharon Dunphy Bartlett of Farmingdale; banker Antoinette Casiano of Hicksville; Christina D’Amico of North Massapequa, Director of Christian Education at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Farmingdale; Theresa Egan of East Meadow, Associate Director for an international real estate company and survivor of both 9/11 and cancer; public servant and community volunteer Elizabeth Fries of East Meadow; PTA leader Donna Goldstein of East Meadow; nurse and breast cancer advocate Diane Groth of East Meadow; Lorraine LaCalandra of Massapequa, a board member for United Cerebral Palsy for more than 40 years; Kathleen Lively of Farmingdale, an active community member with over 25 years of volunteer service to a number of local organizations; banker and domestic violence and child abuse prevention advocate Susan A. Ring of Massapequa; advocate for persons with developmental disabilities Sue Spielvogel Roessner of Massapequa; performing triple threat and former Miss Congeniality for New York Senior America Patricia Tropea of Levittown; and poet Judith (JR) Turek of East Meadow.

 

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McKevitt’s Annual East Meadow Blood Drive Breaks Donation Record

East Meadow Blood DriveAssemblyman Tom McKevitt (R,C,I-East Meadow) hosted his annual blood drive at the East Meadow Public Library on July 28 with a record-breaking 104 pints of blood donated to Long Island Blood Services.

 

“We have been hosting this blood drive for years and it is wonderful to see the event grow and continue to be such a success,” said McKevitt. “It is wonderful to live in and represent a community that is so generous. Thank you to everyone who donated and to Long Island Blood Services, and if anyone who hasn’t donated yet this summer would like to participate please consider donating at my upcoming drive at the Farmingdale Public Library on August 29.”

 

All donors will receive a pair of NY Mets tickets, compliments of Long Island Blood Services. The August 29 drive will be held from 2 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Farmingdale Public Library. While appointments are not required, they are appreciated to help even the flow of participants. To make an appointment, or for more information, please contact McKevitt’s office at (516) 228-4960.

 

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Attention Blood Donors: Free Mets Tickets

Join Assemblyman Tom McKevitt at his Annual Blood Drive

 

Assemblyman Tom McKevitt and Long Island Blood Services are conducting a Blood Drive.  To show their appreciation, the Long Island Blood Services will mail NY Mets tickets for an upcoming game to every donor.

 

Blood banks are always looking for residents willing to donate blood. The blood you donate today can save someone’s life tomorrow.

 

Tuesday, August 29, 2017, 2:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Farmingdale Public Library, Rooms C & D

116 Merritts Road, Farmingdale

 

To be a donor you must:

  • Bring valid photo or signature identification
  • Weigh at least 110 lbs
  • Be age 16 – 75 (16-year-olds must have parental permission. Age 76 and over need doctor’s note)
  • Eat well and be hydrated prior to appointment
  • Have not gotten a tattoo within the past 12 months(unless applied in New Jersey)

 

Please call Assemblyman Tom McKevitt’s office to schedule an appointment or for any state questions or concerns:(516) 228-4960.

 

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