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Legislator Muscarella Announces NUMC Mammography Van Coming to W. Hempstead

Nassau County Legislator Vincent 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, Sept. 19, 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:(516) 571-6208  or vmuscarella@nassaucountyny.gov.

 

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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 vmuscarella@nassaucountyny.gov.

 

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Legislator Muscarella Announces: Auxiliary Police Needed in 5th Precinct

Nassau County Legislator Vincent T. Muscarella is making residents aware that volunteers are needed to serve as members of the Auxiliary Police. “Our Auxiliary Police Officers do a great job in assisting our Police Department in keeping our County one of the safest places to live in the entire nation,” said Legislator Muscarella. “I urge interested residents to contact the Nassau County Auxiliary Police to gain more information about this important public service.”

 

The Auxiliary Police are volunteers dedicated to making their community a safe place to live. Members patrol in marked cars equipped with a two-way radio and emergency equipment. Auxiliary Police Officers patrol seven days per week in our community in addition to assisting the Police Department with crowd control and traffic at community events. Another function of the Auxiliary Police is to assist the Police Department at any disaster scene or during any countywide emergency.

 

Auxiliary Police Officers must be 18 years of age, a Nassau County resident, a U.S. citizen and have a high school diploma or G.E.D. All applicants must also have a valid New York State driver’s license. A 36-session training course held at the Nassau County Police Academy must be completed.

 

For additional information on becoming an auxiliary police officer, please call (516) 573-5512 or email ncap5th@aol.com.

 

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Legislator Mucarella Honors Theresa Whalen As Women’s Trailblazer

Theresa WhalenLegislator Vincent Muscarella was honored to present Theresa Whalen with the Women’s Trailblazer Award for the 8th Legislative District at the Nassau County Legislature’s 20th Annual Women’s Trailblazer Awards Ceremony, held on March 12, 2018.

 

Theresa Whalen was honored as a well-known and highly respected leader throughout Floral Park and Nassau County. Her impressive leadership record in the business community and civic and service organizations has included presidencies of The Sterling Sign Company, Floral Park Chamber of Commerce, Floral Park Lions Club, Sewanhaka Central Council of PTAs, Floral Park Memorial High School PTSA, and the Floral Park American Legion Auxiliary.

 

Theresa has been a member of the Floral Park Lions Club since November of 1999 where she instituted the District Lions Clubs Annual Just 4 Women Expo. She also chartered the Leos Club of Floral Park Memorial High School in 2015 and has sponsored 23 new Lions. She will also serve as District Governor of Nassau County and Bermuda beginning July 3, 2018.

 

Pictured above is Honoree Theresa Whalen and Legislator Muscarella.

 

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Legislator Muscarella to Host Narcan Training, Overdose Prevention Workshop

You can save the life of a loved one from overdose.  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.

 

To make this epidemic even worse, other deadly drugs called Fentanyl and Carfentanil, which are much stronger than heroin, have entered Nassau County and are having devastating effects on addicts. These synthetic opioids can be fatal if inhaled or absorbed into the skin and dealers are mixing them in with heroin and cocaine to amplify their potency

 

Legislator Vincent Muscarella is sponsoring this event to teach residents what to do in case of an overdose and to help train 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.

 

Monday, March 19, 2018 • 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

H. Frank Carey High School

230 Poppy Ave., Franklin Square, NY 11010

 

Seating is limited, and reservations are required.  To reserve your seat and free NARCAN kit, please contact Legislator Muscarella’s office: 516-571-6208 – vmuscarella@nassaucountyny.gov

 

You may also register online at: www.nassaucountyny.gov/3378/Nassau-County-Overdose-Prevention.

 

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Legislator Muscarella Attends West Hempstead Cub Scouts Pack 240 Bridge Crossing Ceremony

West Hempstead Cub Scout Pack 240Nassau County Legislators Vincent T. Muscarella and Laura Schaefer had the pleasure of attending the recent Bridge Crossing Ceremony for members of West Hempstead Cub Scout Pack 240 as they moved up to join the ranks of the Boy Scouts.

 

The Cub Scouts’ bridge crossing ceremony is to publicly show the transition, or crossing over, from a Cub Scout pack to a Boy Scout troop.

 

Pictured above is Legislator Muscarella, Legislator Schaefer and Assemblyman Brian Curran join with Cub Master Nicholas Hoh, Assistant Cub Masters Ivan Shinsato, Mike Grubstein and Vincent Spano to congratulate the Cub Scouts that made the Bridge Crossing.

 

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Legislator Muscarella Offers Safety Tips for Holiday Shoppers

The holiday season is a time to celebrate with friends and family, but the hectic pace can also present increased risks, especially if you are on a quest for gifts. Overcrowded stores and an increase in online shopping offer greater opportunities for thieves to target your valuables.

 

Legislator Vincent T. Muscarella is joining with the Nassau County Police Department to help shoppers protect themselves against thieves by offering the following safety tips for holiday shoppers:

 

  • Park in a well-lighted space. Roll up your windows, lock your vehicle doors and lock packages and valuables in your trunk.
  • Don’t overburden yourself with packages. Plan ahead by taking a friend to shop with you or ask a store employee to help you carry your packages to the car.
  • Avoid carrying or flaunting large amounts of cash.
  • Save all receipts, including from your online purchases, to help you verify credit card or bank statements as they come in. Check your credit and bank statements regularly for fraud.
  • Deter purse snatchers and pickpockets by carrying your purse close to your body or your wallet inside a coat or front trouser pocket. Never place your purse in a shopping cart where it can be easily snatched.
  • Always be aware of your surroundings while shopping and remember to check your backseat and around your car before getting in.
  • Have your keys in hand when approaching your vehicle.
  • Do not advertise on social media that you will be away from home.
  • Shop only on secure websites that you know and trust. Look for the icon of a locked padlock at the bottom of the screen or “https” in the URL address.
  • Make sure your personal computers are up-to-date on security software before surfing the Internet. Everyone’s computer should have anti-virus, anti-spyware and anti-spam software, as well as a good firewall installed.
  • Keep your personal information private and your password secure. Do not respond to requests to “verify” your password or credit card information unless you initiated the contact. Legitimate businesses will not contact you in this manner.
  • Beware of “bargains” from companies with whom you are unfamiliar—if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

 

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Legislator Muscarella Invites You to Attend a Property Tax Exemptions Workshop

Nassau County Legislator Vincent T. Muscarella 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.  All are invited to attend a property tax exemption workshop.

 

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 27, 2017 – 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Elmont Public Library – 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont

 

THURSDAY, SEPT. 28, 2017 – 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
West Hempstead Library – 500 Hempstead Ave., West Hempstead

 

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.

 

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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NUMC Mammography Van is Coming to West Hempstead

Legislator Muscarella announces the NUMC Mammography Van is coming to West Hempstead.

 

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 • 8:45 AM to 12:00 Noon

Echo Park – 399 Nassau Blvd., West Hempstead, NY 11552

 

Nassau County Legislator Vincent T. Muscarella is pleased to announce that the Nassau University Medical Center Mobile Mammography Van will be coming to Echo Park in West Hempstead 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.

 

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 insurance) and must provide any past exam films, if 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 call Legislator Mucarella’s office at (516) 571-6208 or email: vmuscarella@nassaucountyny.gov.

 

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Muscarella, Nassau County Department of Consumer Affairs Warn Residents of Scams

Legislator Vincent T. Muscarella and the Nassau County Department of Consumer Affairs want to notify taxpayers to beware of solicitations offering a fee-based service to apply for the School Tax Relief (STAR) property tax exemption when homeowners can apply for free.

 

New homeowners have received letters offering to enroll them in the STAR Program for a substantial fee equivalent to the full amount of the taxpayers first year savings which averages $700 statewide and can be as high as $3,000 for senior citizens on Long Island.

 

Don’t be fooled: registration to the STAR Program is FREE, convenient, and provides taxpayers with hundreds, and sometimes thousands, of dollars in property tax relief each year. Any homeowner not receiving a STAR exemption should apply on their own and avoid disingenuous schemes that seek to charge you for this FREE tax relief program.

 

Homeowners – regarding your basic STAR property tax exemption, you should have already received a letter from the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance advising you that you must register with them in order to continue to receive your exemption.

 

This is EASY to do YOURSELF for FREE, online or by phone, and does not take much time. Follow the instructions in the letter you received from New York State. If you cannot find the letter or haven’t received one, you can call 518-591-5232 or visit http://www.tax.ny.gov/pit/property/star/index.htm for information.

 

STAR REBATE SCAM

BEWARE! Some firms are offering to do this for you for a FEE. This fee is usually an amount equal to your tax savings.

 

SAVE YOUR MONEY! You do not need to pay anyone to register for your STAR exemption, no matter what they tell you.

 

Are you a NEW HOME OWNER filing for STAR for the first time? Don’t be misled by firms offering to register for your exemption for you, for a fee. You do not need to hire anyone to file for you. Save your money and apply for the exemption yourself at the Nassau County Department of Assessment, located at 240 Old Country Road, Mineola, NY 11501.

 

For more information please call: 516-571-1500, or visit http://www.nassaucountyny.gov/agencies/Assessor/index.html

 

CHARITY SCAM

Make sure your money is going to help people and not line pockets! There are many scammers trying to take advantage of your generosity and compassion by posing as a fake charity.

 

Watch out for charities that use a name that’s very similar to a well-known charity, thank you for a donation you never made, or use high-pressure sales tactics or emotional pleas to get you to donate immediately.

 

Be extra careful with any charity using “police”, “firefighter” or “veterans” in their name. Quite often they have no connection to legitimate organizations.

 

Take the following precautions: Never provide your credit card or bank account information until after you check out the charity’s name, address and phone number and search online and look for scams and complaints about the charity.

 

To check if the charity is registered in New York State please call: 212-416-8401 or visit: http://www.charitiesnys.com/RegistrySearch/search_charities.jsp

 

IRS SCAM

Please beware of any call you receive from someone saying they are from the IRS.

 

Scammers will try to trick you into sharing private information, and often alter the caller ID so it looks like the call is coming from the IRS office in Washington. They will often threaten to bring in the police or foreclose on your home if you don’t cooperate. The IRS will never employ any of these tactics. They have formal procedures in place to resolve tax issues and never resort to “shake-downs”.

 

Watch out for these signs of a scam: You are being scammed if the caller demands immediate payment (the IRS will never call about taxes owed without first mailing you a bill and giving you the opportunity to question or appeal the amount), requires that you use a prepaid debit card for your payment, asks for credit or debit card numbers over the phone, or threatens to have you arrested for non-payment of taxes. Also, beware of any unsolicited email, text or other contact about your taxes!

 

If you get a phone call from someone claiming to be from the IRS, here’s what to do: Report the incident to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) at 1-800-366-4484 or online at www.tigta.gov.

 

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