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Second Public Workshop For Downtown Hicksville Revitalization Grant Announced

Public Input Sought on the Use of $10 Million State Grant Award in Downtown Hicksville

 

Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino and Councilwoman Rebecca Alesia announce that residents will once again have an opportunity to provide input into the use of a $10 million New York State Downtown Revitalization Initiative Investment in Downtown Hicksville at the second scheduled public workshop, which will take place on Thursday, December 14th at the William P. Bennet Hicksville Community Center, located at 28 W. Carl Street in Hicksville. The meeting is scheduled from 7pm to 9pm.

 

“My administration was thrilled to be the recipient of a $10 million award from Governor Cuomo and the Long Island Regional Economic Development Council for downtown revitalization in Hicksville,” said Supervisor Saladino. “The first public workshop, held in early November, saw a tremendous turnout and great resident participation offering input on the potential uses for this amazing grant opportunity. I look forward to furthering this process and expect another great night of discussion and debate as word spreads throughout the community about this Downtown Revitalization Initiative.”

 

Councilwoman Alesia stated, “With these new State funds and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s $132 million investment in the Hicksville railroad station, we can transform the Hicksville community into a vibrant downtown for millennials, downsizers, empty nesters and senior citizens alike. I encourage residents to attend this public workshop and provide us with their desired vision for future of our community.”

 

Under the NYS Downtown Revitalization Initiative grant, the Local Planning Committee seeks to establish and approve a community-based vision for revitalizing the downtown into a vibrant community. This public workshop, the second in a series of three planned, is an important next step in identifying projects and initiatives which the community feels are appropriate for Downtown Hicksville.

 

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NUMC Digital Mammography Van Coming to Hicksville

Nassau County Legislators Rose Marie Walker and Laura Schaefer are pleased to announce that the Nassau University Medical Center Mobile Mammography Van will be coming to the Hicksville area 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.

 

WEDNESDAY, JULY 20, 2016 • 8:45 AM TO 12:00 NOON •
Cantiague Park – 490 W. John St., Hicksville

 

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 contact: Legislator Walker’s office at (516) 571-6217

or

Legislator Schaefer’s office at (516) 571-6214

 

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Hicksville Parking Lot H-15 Restrictions Amended for Resident Use

Oyster Bay Town Councilwoman Rebecca Alesia reminds residents that the Town Board recently amended parking restrictions at municipal lot H-15 in an effort to provide more parking in the Hicksville downtown area.

 

“The recent restriction changes in Lot H-15, located on the corner of Jerusalem Avenue and West Nicholai Street in downtown Hicksville, represent a positive and proactive step that the Town Board has taken to help address the issue of inadequate parking in the Hicksville area,” Councilwoman Alesia said. “Lot H-15 now contains 83 ‘permitted’ parking spaces available to residents who have Town of Oyster Bay Parking permits. Shoppers and commuters alike will benefit from these changes, which take effect immediately as they were approved by the Town Board at a recent meeting.”

 

The Councilwoman noted that in order to apply for and receive a Town parking permit, residents can contact the Town Clerk’s office at 516-624-6333, or visit the Town’s website at oysterbaytown.com.

 

Download an image/map of municipal lot H-15 by CLICKING HERE.

 

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Rabid Raccoon Reported In Nassau County

The New York State Department of Health reported that a raccoon submitted for analysis has tested positive for rabies. The raccoon was recently collected in Hicksville by a licensed wildlife trapper. Raccoon rabies was first identified in Nassau County in 2004. Nassau County Department of Health has not reported a positive raccoon specimen since 2007.

 

In response to this finding, the Nassau County Department of Health is asking residents to call the Department of Health at 516-227-9663 if they see any dead raccoons for possible collection and rabies testing or any sick or abnormal acting animals.

 

Rabies is transmitted by the bite of a rabid animal. However, the virus may also be transmitted when the saliva of a rabid animal comes into contact with cut, open, or scratched skin lesions. To protect yourself from exposure to possible rabies:

 

• Keep domestic animals (dogs, cats, ferrets) on a leash and keep livestock confined in the evenings.

• Verify that your pets have current rabies vaccination, including dogs, cats, ferrets, livestock and horses.

• Do not touch or have contact with any animal other than your own.

• Do not touch dying or dead animals. If you must move them, use a shovel, wear heavy rubber gloves and double bag the carcass.

• Advise your family against approaching any unknown animal — wild or domestic — especially those acting in an unusual way.

• Instruct your children to tell you immediately if they were bitten or scratched by any animal.

• Notify the Health Department if a bat is found in a room where adults or children were sleeping, or if an adult enters a room and finds a bat with a child.

• Do not feed unknown animals and discourage them from seeking food near your home.

• Keep garbage cans tightly covered and avoid storing any food outside.

 

New York State law requires all dogs, cats and domesticated ferrets to be vaccinated against rabies. If an unvaccinated pet or one that’s overdue for its vaccination comes in contact with a rabid or suspected rabid animal, the pet must either be euthanized or strictly quarantined for six months. However, if a vaccinated animal comes into contact with a wild animal, it needs only a booster vaccination, but this immunization must be administered within five days of exposure. To protect your family and your pet, it is absolutely essential that your animals have up-to-date rabies inoculations.

 

Individuals bitten or scratched by any animal should immediately contact their physicians or seek medical help at a hospital emergency room and then call the Nassau County Department of Health at 516-227-9663.

 

For additional information on raccoon rabies visit the Nassau County Department of Health website at http://www.nassaucountyny.gov/2048/Rabies

 

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Senator Martins & Nassau County Traffic Safety Board to Sponsor Free Child Safety Seat Check in Hicksville

Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District), in conjunction with the Nassau County Traffic Safety Board, will be sponsoring a free child safety seat check for families. The program will take place on Friday, March 18th from 9:30 am to 12 pm at the County’s Child Safety Seat Check Building (170 Cantiague Rock Road, Hicksville).

 

Trained officials from the Nassau County Traffic Safety Board will perform free safety inspections to ensure that drivers have their child safety seats properly installed and secured. Child safety seats can reduce the threat of injury or death by as much as 65 percent, but only if they are installed properly, according to the Nassau County Traffic Safety Board.

 

Appointments are recommended and will be scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. To make an appointment for a free child safety seat inspection, please call Senator Martins’ office at 516-746-5924.

 

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iPad and Tablet Classes for Seniors

April is a great time to take advantage of SeniorNet classes being held just for Town of Oyster Bay seniors, according to Oyster Bay Town Councilman Joseph Muscarella. Registration for these informative classes begin April 15th at the William P. Bennett Hicksville Community Center, 28 W. Carl Street in Hicksville, off 107 (Broadway) and Old Country Road.

 

“Volunteer instructors and coaches make learning fun while helping seniors unlock the power of the iPad or tablet,” Councilman Muscarella said. “Imagine the fun of sending email to grandchildren, chatting with friends in other states or shopping online. We also offer computer classes for beginners who want to learn computer basics on a desk top or lap top computer.”

 

The schedule for SeniorNet classes include “Get The Most Out of Your iPad” held on April 15th, 22nd, and 29th from 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and “A Guided Tour of Your Tablet” held on May 6th and 20th from 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

 

All classes are held at the William P. Bennett Hicksville Community Center, 28 W. Carl St., Hicksville. There will be a small fee for materials. For more information or to register by phone, call (516) 539-0150 ext. 130. The SeniorNet Technology Center is sponsored by the EAC Network in partnership with the Town of Oyster Bay.

 

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Free Legal Services for Those in Need

Senator Jack Martins (R-7th Senate District) announced that he will be sponsoring a program in Hicksville to provide free legal services to those in need.

 

Senator Martins has arranged to bring the Mobile Legal Help Center to the Hicksville Library (169 Jerusalem Avenue, Hicksville) on Tuesday, March 31st from 10 am to 3 pm. The Mobile Legal Help Center, which is a partnership between the New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG) and the New York State Office of Court Administration, brings free, civil legal services directly into communities.

 

NYLAG staff will be available to provide free legal assistance to local residents on issues related to:

• Domestic violence

• Family Law

• Healthcare and disability benefits

• Housing

• Identity theft and consumer credit issues

• Advance Planning

 

Individuals should bring with them any documentation related to their situation that may be useful to the NYLAG staff in providing assistance. Appointments are recommended but walk-ins will be accepted and served as time permits.

 

Residents who would like more information about the free legal services program on March 31st or would like to make an appointment should call Senator Martins’ office at 516-746-5924.

 

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NUMC Digital Mammography Van Coming to Hicksville

Legislator Rose Marie Walker Proudly Announces the NUMC Digital Mammography Van is Coming to Our Area

 

Thursday, March 26, 2015 • 8:45 AM to 12:00 PM

Cantiague Park – 480 W. John St., Hicksville, NY 11801

 

Legislator Walker is pleased to announce that the Nassau University Medical Center Mammography Van will be coming to our area to provide breast cancer screenings for women over age fifty. 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 Walker’s office at (516) 571-6217.

 

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Scouts of Troop #382 Honored

Troop 382Nassau County Clerk Maureen O’Connell joined Boy Scout Troop #382 of Hicksville at their Eagle Scout Court of Honor Ceremony for Matthew W. Starks, Vincent Lant and Matthew Koprowski. County Clerk O’Connell, along with other area officials, the leaders and families of Troop #382 honored these outstanding young men who have demonstrated great commitment to community service. Clerk O’Connell presented each of the Eagle Scouts with a County Citation in recognition of their individual achievements. Their dedication and many accomplishments earned them the rank of Eagle Scout which is the highest award in the Boy Scouts of America. Congratulations to Matthew, Vincent, Matthew and the entire Troop #382 family on this special occasion and for all their great works on behalf of the community.

 

Pictured above are Eagle Scout Honoree Matthew W. Starks, Nassau County Clerk Maureen O’Connell, Eagle Scout Honorees Matthew Koprowski and Vincent Lant.

 

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Mangano: New Home For Homecoming Hero In Hicksville

Photo of local elected officials and volunteers breaking ground.Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano today broke ground for a new home being constructed for a returning veteran. The Hicksville property was formerly vacant and owned by Nassau County and will soon be the home of a returning veteran thanks to the assistance of the not-for-profit corporation, Homes For Our Homecoming Heroes, Inc., which is a volunteer-based organization whose mission is to build affordable housing for veterans returning home from serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.

 

“My administration is providing affordable housing for our nation’s heroes and their families right here in Nassau County,” said County Executive Mangano. “Together with Homes For Our Homecoming Heroes and the new homes Nassau County provided for veterans at Mitchel Field, we are working tirelessly so that no veteran is left homeless in Nassau County.”

 

Homes For Our Homecoming Heroes, Inc. coordinates the construction of homes by building professionals and volunteer organizations. The organization is in the process of qualifying the selected veteran who was chosen through an affordable housing from a lottery at the present time. Once qualified, the selected veteran will purchase the new home for the cost of construction.

 

In addition to veterans being able to purchase a home at cost, one percent down payment will be required and the principal will be repaid over a 30 year period with no closing costs. The loan is being secured with the State of New York Mortgage Agency (SONYMA).

 

“Our servicemen and women leave their homes and risk their own lives in order to protect the freedoms that we hold so dear,” said County Executive Mangano. “They deserve all the assistance that we can give them and that’s exactly what our veterans will get here in Nassau County on my watch. Since taking office in 2010, I have made it a priority to honor our veterans and active duty military who are serving our nation here and abroad. To date, we have established 42 County-owned homes, located at Mitchel Field, to provide affordable housing for veterans and their families and an additional 18 homes for active-duty military personnel. I am happy to report that all of these homes are fully rented and I am looking forward to the official ribbon cutting on the Hicksville property, which will be the future home of one of our well deserving veterans.”

 

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