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MANGANO PARTNERS WITH SAFE KIDS NASSAU COUNTY TO OFFER TRICK-OR-TREAT SAFETY TIPS

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Mineola, NY – Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano and the Nassau County Department of Health are partnering with Safe Kids Nassau County to promote pedestrian safety awareness this Halloween. With daylight hours getting shorter, children are more likely to be trick-or-treating in the dark when it is more difficult for drivers to see them. “Halloween is an exciting time of the year for our children,” said County Executive Mangano. “I urge parents to review these important safety tips with their children this Halloween, and I wish all of our Nassau County families an exciting and fun-filled day.” “Fall celebrations such as Halloween prove to be an opportunity for parents, childcare providers and teachers to ... Read More
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PRESIDING OFFICER GONSALVES ANNOUNCES A DRUG TAKE-BACK EVENT

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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 24th – 7:00 PM to 9:00 PMEast Meadow Public Library – 1886 Front St., East Meadow Presiding Officer Norma Gonsalves is joining with the Nassau County Police Department to host a Drug Take-Back event at the upcoming Public Safety Community Forum on Tuesday, October 24th at the East Meadow Public Library to combat abuse and misuse of prescription medications by safely disposing unwanted and expired medications. The drug take back program provides a safe, convenient, and responsible way to dispose of prescription drugs, while also educating the community about the potential for abuse of medications. Additionally, the event helps the environment by discouraging people from using the typical disposal m... Read More
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Mangano Promotes the importance of Lead Poisoning Prevention Week: October 22ns – 28th, 2017

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Mineola, NY – In observation of National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week (NLPPW), October 22nd – 28th, Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano and Health Commissioner Dr. Lawrence Eisenstein remind residents that lead poisoning is one of the most preventable childhood health problems. To raise awareness of the consequences of lead poisoning in children and pregnant women, Nassau County participates in NLPPW and encourages parents and caregivers to learn more about preventing lead poisoning. In 2016, over 70 new cases of lead poisoned children were identified in Nassau County (blood-lead levels =10 mcg/dL). Lead poisoning is a preventable disease that can cause learning disabilities, behavioral problems, and permanent brain da... Read More
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LEGISLATOR SCHAEFER PUBLIC ADVISORY: BEWARE OF STRANGER DANGER

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Legislator Laura M. Schaefer and the Nassau County Police Department urge you to talk with your children about “Stranger Danger”. A stranger can be anyone you least expect to encounter your child, familiar or otherwise, and can lurk anywhere, from the local park to the internet. TEACHING YOUR CHILDREN ABOUT STRANGER DANGER“Stranger Danger” is the important topic of teaching children about the inherent dangers they may face as they venture out into the world. Unfortunately, the world is a scary place and there are people out there who prey on children. “Stranger Danger” is a very important issue that all parents must address – and one that requires ongoing, open communication with their children. The singl... Read More
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Home Healthcare Aide Arrested for Stealing more than $75,000 in Medicaid and Food Stamp Benefits

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Bosede Agbaje and her husband made as much as $110,000 during the years of the alleged fraudMINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced the arrest of a Uniondale woman for allegedly stealing more than $75,000 in Medicaid and food stamp benefits over the course of two and a half years. Bosede Agbaje, 37, was arraigned yesterday before Judge William Hohauser on charges of Welfare Fraud in the Third Degree (a D felony), Grand Larceny in the Third Degree (a D felony) and Offering a False Instrument for Filing (an E felony). The defendant was Released on Her Own Recognizance and is due back in court December 11. If convicted of the top count she faces up to 2-1/3 to seven years in prison. ... Read More
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LEGISLATOR NICOLELLO ANNOUNCES MEGA JOB FAIR AT NASSAU COMMUNITY COLLEGE

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~  FREE ADMISSION  ~  FREE PARKING  ~   FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2017 10:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M. (General Admission) 9:00 A.M. (Veterans Only Admission) at Nassau Community College 1 Education Drive, Building P (Gym), Garden City, NY Nassau County Legislator Richard J. Nicolello has announced that Nassau County’s 10th Mega Job Fair will be held on Friday, October 27th at Nassau Community College in Garden City. Employers from across Long Island will be seeking candidates for positions includin... Read More
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LEGISLATOR STEVE RHOADS ANNOUNCES MEGA JOB FAIR AT NASSAU COMMUNITY COLLEGE

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~  FREE ADMISSION  ~  FREE PARKING  ~   FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2017 10:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M. (General Admission) 9:00 A.M. (Veterans Only Admission) at Nassau Community College 1 Education Drive, Building P (Gym), Garden City, NY Nassau County Legislator Steve Rhoads has announced that Nassau County’s 10th Mega Job Fair will be held on Friday, October 27th at Nassau Community College in Garden City. Employers from across Long Island will be seeking candidates for positions including entry ... Read More
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LEGISLATOR MACKENZIE ANNOUNCES MEGA JOB FAIR AT NASSAU COMMUNITY COLLEGE

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~  FREE ADMISSION  ~  FREE PARKING  ~   FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2017 10:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M. (General Admission) 9:00 A.M. (Veterans Only Admission) at Nassau Community College 1 Education Drive, Building P (Gym), Garden City, NY Nassau County Legislator Donald MacKenzie has announced that Nassau County’s 10th Mega Job Fair will be held on Friday, October 27th at Nassau Community College in Garden City. Employers from across Long Island will be seeking candidates for positions including en... Read More
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LEGISLATOR WALKER ANNOUNCES MEGA JOB FAIR AT NASSAU COMMUNITY COLLEGE

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~  FREE ADMISSION  ~  FREE PARKING  ~   FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2017 10:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M. (General Admission) 9:00 A.M. (Veterans Only Admission) at Nassau Community College 1 Education Drive, Building P (Gym), Garden City, NY Nassau County Legislator Rose Marie Walker has announced that Nassau County’s 10th Mega Job Fair will be held on Friday, October 27th at Nassau Community College in Garden City. Employers from across Long Island will be seeking candidates for positions including e... Read More
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LEGISLATOR SCHAEFER ANNOUNCES MEGA JOB FAIR AT NASSAU COMMUNITY COLLEGE

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~  FREE ADMISSION  ~  FREE PARKING  ~   FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2017 10:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M. (General Admission) 9:00 A.M. (Veterans Only Admission) at Nassau Community College 1 Education Drive, Building P (Gym), Garden City, NY Nassau County Legislator Laura M. Schaefer has announced that Nassau County’s 10th Mega Job Fair will be held on Friday, October 27th at Nassau Community College in Garden City. Employers from across Long Island will be seeking candidates for positions including ... Read More
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PRESIDING OFFICER GONSALVES ANNOUNCES MEGA JOB FAIR AT NASSAU COMMUNITY COLLEGE

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~  FREE ADMISSION  ~  FREE PARKING  ~   FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2017 10:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M. (General Admission) 9:00 A.M. (Veterans Only Admission) at Nassau Community College 1 Education Drive, Building P (Gym), Garden City, NY Presiding Officer Norma Gonsalves has announced that Nassau County’s 10th Mega Job Fair will be held on Friday, October 27th at Nassau Community College in Garden City. Employers from across Long Island will be seeking candidates for positions including entry and... Read More
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LEGISLATOR KENNEDY ANNOUNCES MEGA JOB FAIR AT NASSAU COMMUNITY COLLEGE

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~  FREE ADMISSION  ~  FREE PARKING  ~   FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2017 10:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M. (General Admission) 9:00 A.M. (Veterans Only Admission) at Nassau Community College 1 Education Drive, Building P (Gym), Garden City, NY Nassau County Legislator James D. Kennedy has announced that Nassau County’s 10th Mega Job Fair will be held on Friday, October 27th at Nassau Community College in Garden City. Employers from across Long Island will be seeking candidates for positions including en... Read More
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LEGISLATOR MUSCARELLA ANNOUNCES MEGA JOB FAIR AT NASSAU COMMUNITY COLLEGE

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~  FREE ADMISSION  ~  FREE PARKING  ~   FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2017 10:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M. (General Admission) 9:00 A.M. (Veterans Only Admission) at Nassau Community College 1 Education Drive, Building P (Gym), Garden City, NY Nassau County Legislator Vincent T. Muscarella has announced that Nassau County’s 10th Mega Job Fair will be held on Friday, October 27th at Nassau Community College in Garden City. Employers from across Long Island will be seeking candidates for positions includi... Read More
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LEGISLATOR KOPEL ANNOUNCES MEGA JOB FAIR AT NASSAU COMMUNITY COLLEGE

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~  FREE ADMISSION  ~  FREE PARKING  ~  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2017 10:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M. (General Admission) 9:00 A.M. (Veterans Only Admission) at Nassau Community College 1 Education Drive, Building P (Gym), Garden City, NY Nassau County Legislator Howard J. Kopel has announced that Nassau County’s 10th Mega Job Fair will be held on Friday, October 27th at Nassau Community College in Garden City. Employers from across Long Island will be seeking candidates for positions including entry and middle management lev... Read More
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LEGISLATOR GAYLOR ANNOUNCES MEGA JOB FAIR AT NASSAU COMMUNITY COLLEGE

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~  FREE ADMISSION  ~  FREE PARKING  ~  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2017 10:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M. (General Admission) 9:00 A.M. (Veterans Only Admission) at Nassau Community College 1 Education Drive, Building P (Gym), Garden City, NY Nassau County Legislator C. William Gaylor III has announced that Nassau County’s 10th Mega Job Fair will be held on Friday, October 27th at Nassau Community College in Garden City. Employers from across Long Island will be seeking candidates for positions including entry and middle ... Read More
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LEGISLATOR FORD ANNOUNCES MEGA JOB FAIR AT NASSAU COMMUNITY COLLEGE

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~  FREE ADMISSION  ~  FREE PARKING  ~  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2017 10:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M. (General Admission) 9:00 A.M. (Veterans Only Admission) at Nassau Community College 1 Education Drive, Building P (Gym), Garden City, NY Nassau County Legislator Denise Ford has announced that Nassau County’s 10th Mega Job Fair will be held on Friday, October 27th at Nassau Community College in Garden City. Employers from across Long Island will be seeking candidates for positions including entry and middle management... Read More
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MANGANO PROMOTES THE IMPORTANCE OF LEAD POISONING PREVENTION WEEK

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October 22nd – 28th, 2017   Mineola, NY – In observation of National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week (NLPPW), October 22nd – 28th, Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano and Health Commissioner Dr. Lawrence Eisenstein remind residents that lead poisoning is one of the most preventable childhood health problems. To raise awareness of the consequences of lead poisoning in children and pregnant women, Nassau County participates in NLPPW and encourages parents and caregivers to learn more about preventing lead poisoning. In 2016, over 70 new cases of lead poisoned children were identified in Nassau County (blood-l... Read More
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LEGISLATOR NICOLELLO HONORS LOCAL GIRL SCOUTS FOR SILVER AWARD PROJECT

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During a recent session of the Nassau County Legislature, Deputy Presiding Officer Rich Nicolello recognized Girl Scouts Grace Quinn (Mineola), Sage Silber (East Williston), and Madeline Lindenauer (East Williston) for their exceptional Silver Award project to benefit foster children under the care of the Nassau Social Services Department. Grace, Sage, and Madeline developed a project to provide “Birthday in a Box,” composed of individualized gift boxes, for foster children, ages 2 to 14 years. The girls raised funds to purchase the gift box items, balloons, paper party plates, cups, and birthday cards for the foster children celebrating birthdays. The girls collected, wrapped, and delivered 40 unique, age ... Read More
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Legislator Birnbaum Sponsors Pedestrian Safety Seminar

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(MINEOLA, NY) –Nassau County Legislator Ellen W. Birnbaum (D-Great Neck) is pleased to sponsor a pedestrian safety seminar which will provide information to the public to help keep pedestrians and drivers safe. Nassau County Traffic Safety Educator Chris Mistron along with the Nassau County Police Department will be conducting this program on October 19, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. in the Village of Great Neck Plaza Village Hall located at 2 Gussack Plaza in Great Neck. For more information, please contact Legislator Birnbaum’s office at 516-571-6210. PHOTO CAPTION: Nassau County Legislator Ellen W. Birnbaum ... Read More
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BOY SCOUT TROOP # 656 HONORS EAGLE SCOUTS

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(Mineola, NY)   Nassau County Clerk Maureen O’Connell joined Boy Scout Troop # 656 of Wantagh at their Eagle Scout Court of Honor Ceremony for Brian Patrick Klotsche of Wantagh.  County Clerk O’Connell, along with the leaders and families of Troop # 656 honored this outstanding young man who has demonstrated great commitment to community service.  Clerk O’Connell presented Brian with a County Citation in recognition of his achievements.  Brian’s dedication and many accomplishments earned him the rank of Eagle Scout which is the highest award in the Boy Scouts of America.  Congratulations to Brian and the entire Troop # 656 family on this special occasion and for all their great works on behalf of the commun... Read More
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LEGISLATOR SCHAEFER HONORS FIREFIGHTERS AT BADGE OF COURAGE GALA

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Nassau County Legislator Laura M. Schaefer recently attended the Francis X. Pendl Nassau County Firefighters Museum and Education Center 2017 Badge of Courage Gala to present Special Legislative Citations to the evenings honorees. Those receiving awards that night were Brett Yormark, Gerard Presta and the Nassau County Junior Firefighters Association, the Nassau County Firefighters Operation Wounded Warriors and the late Keith Lane, who posthumously received the Inaugural Keith Lane Memorial Excellence in Journalism Award. “I am proud to recognize these individuals and groups for their commitment to our community,” said Legislator Schaefer. “Thank you for all you do.” Shown in photo above, left to right: Lakeview FD... Read More
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PRESIDING OFFICER GONSALVES HONORS FIREFIGHTERS AT BADGE OF COURAGE GALA

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Presiding Officer Norma Gonsalves recently attended the Francis X. Pendl Nassau County Firefighters Museum and Education Center 2017 Badge of Courage Gala to present Special Legislative Citations to the evenings honorees. Those receiving awards that night were Brett Yormark, Gerard Presta and the Nassau County Junior Firefighters Association, the Nassau County Firefighters Operation Wounded Warriors and the late Keith Lane, who posthumously received the Inaugural Keith Lane Memorial Excellence in Journalism Award. “I am proud to recognize these individuals and groups for their commitment to our community,” said Presiding Officer Gonsalves. “Thank you for all you do.” Shown in photo above, left to right: Lakeview FD ... Read More
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MASSAPEQUA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE POLICE OFFICERS OF THE YEAR

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Nassau County Legislator James D. Kennedy had the pleasure of attending the Massapequa Chamber of Commerce Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Award Ceremony. This year’s recipients of this notable award were 7th Precinct Officers Daniel Imondi and Joseph Paratore. “It was a pleasure to recognize and honor both officers for their integrity, dedication, courage and their commitment to public service” stated Legislator Kennedy. Shown in photo above, left to right: Massapequa Chamber of Commerce President Robert Barrett, Town of Oyster Bay Supervisor Joseph Saladino, Councilman Louis Imbroto, Police Officer Daniel Imundi, Police Officer Joseph Paratore, Councilwoman Michele Johnson, Town of Oyster Bay Clerk ... Read More
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Mangano Congratulates Diane Lorenzo and DSS on Their Awards From the American Heart Association

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Mineola, NY – Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano today congratulated Diane Lorenzo, SWEX Supervisor I in the Nassau County Department of Social Services, who received the Spectrum Award from the American Heart Association (AHA) at their annual awards dinner at the Crest Hollow Country Club. The Spectrum Award bestows special recognition to those volunteers who have given of themselves above and beyond the call of duty. Diane received the award for the countless hours of volunteer service she gave to the AHA, as well as the thousands of dollars she raised for AHA research. “I am so proud that we have employees like Diane Lorenzo who give of their time raising funds for the American Heart Association,” said County Execu... Read More
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ANCIENT ORDER OF HIBERNIANS DIVISION 17 CELEBRATES 28TH ANNUAL IRISH HERITAGE DAY PARADE & FESTIVAL

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(Mineola, NY)  The Ancient Order of Hibernians Divison 17 recently celebrated the 28th anniversary of its St. Brendan the Navigator Irish Heritage Day Parade and Festival in the City of Long Beach.  Nassau County Clerk Maureen O’Connell joined area officials and community members to celebrate this exciting and happy occasion.  As part of the celebration, there was also a street fair that provided an enjoyable fun filled day for families and friends with something for people of all ages. Pictured: Nassau County Legislator Denise Ford, Nassau County Clerk Maureen O’Connell, Division 17 Ancient Order of Hibernians Grand Marshall Daniel MacPhee and New York Assemblywoman Missy Miller ... Read More
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CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP AT LONG BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY- November 2017

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Mineola, NY - Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano announced today that the County Office for the Aging, in cooperation with the Long Beach Public Library, is offering a support group specifically targeted to respond to the needs of elder caregivers.  The next meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 from 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. at the Long Beach Public Library.  This support group will provide an opportunity for participants to share experiences and help one another.  The group is led by Caitlyn Murphy, LMSW.   Persons interested in attending for the first time, or in need of additional information, should call (516) 227-8909. WHEN:... Read More
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CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP AT ELMONT PUBLIC LIBRARY- November 2017

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Mineola, NY - Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano announced today that the County Offices for Aging and Mental Health, in cooperation with the Elmont Public Library, are offering a support group specifically targeted to respond to the needs of elder caregivers.  The next meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the Elmont Public Library, located at 700 Hempstead Turnpike in Elmont.  Meetings are held every month and are open to residents of Nassau County.  This support group will provide an opportunity for participants to share experiences and help one another.  The group is led by Caitlyn Murphy, LMSW, Support Group Facilitator.  Persons interested in a... Read More
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Senior Citizen Activities – NOVEMBER 2017

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Mineola, NY – Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano invites residents to enjoy the many activities that are scheduled to take place during November 2017 at Nassau County Senior Centers throughout the area. Additional information and reservations are available by calling the telephone number listed for the Senior Center where the activity is being held. FRANKLIN SQUARE SENIOR COMMUNITY SERVICE CENTER  Wesley United Methodist Church, 619 Fenworth Boulevard, Franklin Square (516) 481-3322 Date:               Wednesdays, November 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Time:              10:30 a.m. Program:        Tai C... Read More
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COUNTY CLERK HOSTS SENIOR FLU SHOT PROGRAM

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(Mineola, NY)  Through the generous support of Northwell Health System Syosset Hospital, community organizations, local volunteers and nurses, Nassau County Clerk Maureen O’Connell recently held a senior citizen flu shot program at the Williston Park American Legion Post No. 144.  As a registered nurse County Clerk O’Connell knows the importance of protecting the health of seniors.   The program is co-sponsored by Nassau County Clerk Maureen O’Connell, the Villages of East Williston and Williston Park, the American Legion Post No. 144 and the Chamber of Commerce of the Willistons. The success of this program was due to the numerous volunteers, nurses and support from the community who gave so generously of their... Read More
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LEG. SCHAEFER & SENATOR KEMP HANNON ARE CO-SPONSORING AN IMPORTANT DRUG ABUSE PREVENTION WORKSHOP

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DRUG ABUSE PREVENTION WORKSHOP   Thursday, October 19, 2017 • 7:00 - 9:00 PM Adelphi University – University Center, 2nd Floor, Ballroom 203 Co-Sponsored by the Adelphi University Division of Student Affairs and Public Safety   Heroin use has become an epidemic in Nassau County and the County has been working hard to help residents fight this scourge.  Recently, another deadly drug called Fentanyl/Carfentanil, which is stronger than heroin, has entered Nassau County and is having devastating effects on addicts. Join Nassau County Legislator L... Read More
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MANGANO ANNOUNCES PUBLIC HEARING ON FOUR YEAR PLAN FOR SERVICES FOR OLDER ADULTS

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Mineola, NY – Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano announced today that the Nassau County Department of Human Services, Office for the Aging, and its Advisory Council, will convene a Public Hearing on the Nassau County Second Annual Update to the Four Year Plan for the Federal Older Americans Act and the New York State Community Services for the Elderly Act.  It will be held on Friday, October 27, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. at the Theodore Roosevelt Executive and Legislative Building, 1550 Franklin Avenue, Mineola, NY in the Legislative Chamber.      The Plan is a working document describing how the Office for the Aging, as the designated Area Agency on Aging for Nassau County, proposes to fulfill the Area Plan... Read More
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Legislator Nicolello & Senator Phillips Announce Breast Cancer Screenings from the NUMC

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Legislator Nicolello & Senator Phillips Announce Breast Cancer Screenings from the NUMC Digital Mammography Van • Wednesday, November 8, 2017 • 8:45 AM to 12:00 Noon • Clinton G. Martin Park   Marcus Ave. & New Hyde Park Rd., New Hyde Park Nassau County Legislator Richard J. Nicolello and New York State Senator Elaine Phillips are pleased to announce that the Nassau University Medical Center Mobile Mammography Van will be coming to our area to provide breast cancer screenings for women over age forty.  The screening will include a breast examination b... Read More
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Mangano: County Program Saves Lives; Schools Urged to Follow Suit

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Mineola, NY – Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano announced today that at least 50 people, who received lifesaving training by Nassau officials over the past 5 years, have reported using those skills to save the life of a friend or family member overdosing on opioids. These 50 were among about 9,000 (mostly non-medically trained) people trained by County officials to administer an overdose reversal agent called Naloxone (Narcan), which was provided to them for free, to reverse the deadly effects of an opioid overdose. “As we approach the 5th anniversary of becoming the state’s first of its kind registered overdose responder program, we’re thankful to have spared so many families the horror of losing a love... Read More
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LEGISLATOR NICOLELLO & SENATOR PHILLIPS HOST PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION FORUM

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Legislator Rich Nicolello and Senator Elaine Phillips recently hosted a tax exemption forum at the Shelter Rock Public Library. Officials of the Department of Assessment came into the community to directly answer the residents’ questions and identify possible real property tax exemptions for homeowners. Legislator Nicolello stated: “Nassau residents pay the highest real property taxes in the nation. It is important for homeowners to secure any tax exemptions to which they may be eligible. The forums provided a successful model of making government more accessible to the people.” The time to apply for the various exemptions offered by Nassau County ends on January 2, 2018. For more information and to recei... Read More
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Legislator Curran & NCPD to Host “Coffee with a Cop” Event in Baldwin

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(BALDWIN, NY) – Nassau County Legislator Laura Curran (D-Baldwin) will be sponsoring a “Coffee with a Cop” event in Baldwin on Monday, October 16, 2017. Residents can stop by the Baldwin Public Library (2385 Grand Avenue, Baldwin), anytime from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM, and meet officers from the Nassau County Police Department’s First Precinct. There will be free coffee for adults and hot chocolate for kids, generously donated by Sweet & Savory Café in Baldwin. The purpose of the event is to create a casual environment for residents (young and old), to interact with the police officers and engage in conversation. It is an opportunity for the public to learn more about what it... Read More
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HAVE A SAFE AND HAPPY HALLOWEEN REMEMBER THESE IMPORTANT SAFETY TIPS

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Halloween brings jack-o-lanterns, whimsical costumes, and visits from young neighbors in disguise. Legislator Denise Ford and the Nassau County Department of Health offer these Halloween Safety Tips to help keep this holiday safe and enjoyable for everyone. JACK-O-LANTERNS  If a child wants a carved jack-o-lantern, let an adult do the carving, or let the child use a knife especially designed for use by young children. Use a small flashlight inside a pumpkin instead of a candle which may pose a fire hazard. If a candle is used, light it only for short periods and keep it away from unsupervised youngsters as well as flammable furnishings. ... Read More
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BELLMORE-MERRICK DRUG TAKE-BACK DAY

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LEGISLATOR STEVE RHOADS ANNOUNCES BELLMORE-MERRICK DRUG TAKE-BACK DAY   SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28th – 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM Grand Avenue Middle School – 2301 Grand Ave., Bellmore   Legislator Steve Rhoads is joining with Bellmore-Merrick CHSD, Community Parent Center, the Nassau County Police Department, Community Action for Social Justice and the Bellmore, North Bellmore, Merrick and North Merrick Elementary School districts at the Bellmore-Merrick Drug Take-Back Day event to combat abuse and misuse of prescription medicatio... Read More
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LEGISLATOR LAURA M. SCHAEFER & SENATOR KEMP HANNON ARE CO-SPONSORING AN IMPORTANT

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DRUG ABUSE PREVENTION WORKSHOP   Thursday, October 19, 2017 • 7:00 - 9:00 PM Adelphi University – University Center, 2nd Floor, Ballroom 203 Co-Sponsored by the Adelphi University Division of Student Affairs and Public Safety   Heroin use has become an epidemic in Nassau County and the County has been working hard to help residents fight this scourge.  Recently, another deadly drug called Fentanyl/Carfentanil, which is stronger than heroin, has entered Nassau County and is having devastating effects on addicts. Join Nassau County Legislator L... Read More
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Mangano : Nassau IDA Helps Bring Extended Stay Hotels to Sites at Garden City & Jericho

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Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano today announced that the Nassau County Industrial Development Agency (IDA) has approved economic development compacts that pave the way for development of Resident Inn by Marriott extended stay hotels at Roosevelt Field in Garden City and at the Milleridge Inn in Jericho.The projects, proposed by separate developers, together would create 200 full-time-equivalent construction industry jobs, 75 full-time equivalent permanent jobs, generate total economic benefits of $64 million and $19.5 million in new tax revenues for the affected taxing jurisdictions.“These are important hotel projects for Nassau County at a time when there is heavy demand for hotel rooms. They will create new jo... Read More
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Mangano to Amazon : “Nassau County Wants You!”

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Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano joined Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone, Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter and Brookhaven Town Supervisor Ed Romaine at a press conference on Thursday, September 28th at the Long Island Association in Melville. County Executive Mangano presented a proposal, on behalf of Nassau County and their economic development team, for Belmont Park as a potential location for Amazon’s new headquarters. Heartland Town Square in Islip and the Brookhaven Airport were also proposed sites for the new facility.“I want to thank Kevin Law and everyone at the LIA for inviting us here, as well as my economic development team for everything they’ve done and continue to do to attract qu... Read More
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Mangano : Nassau IDA Helps Bring Extended Stay Hotels to Sites at Roosevelt Field & Jericho’s Miller

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Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano today announced that the Nassau County Industrial Development Agency (IDA) has approved economic development compacts that pave the way for development of Resident Inn by Marriott extended stay hotels at Roosevelt Field in Garden City and at the Milleridge Inn in Jericho.The projects, proposed by separate developers, together would create 200 full-time-equivalent construction industry jobs, 75 full-time equivalent permanent jobs, generate total economic benefits of $64 million and $19.5 million in new tax revenues for the affected taxing jurisdictions.“These are important hotel projects for Nassau County at a time when there is heavy demand for hotel rooms. They will create new jo... Read More
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WANTAGH MILL POND CLEAN UP DAY

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Sunday, October 1st - 9:00 am to 12:00 noon Merrick Rd. (West of Wantagh Pkwy.), Wantagh, NY 11793 Wantagh Mill Pond is a 15 acre 4 foot deep pond located in Wantagh, NY, along Merrick Road just west of the Wantagh Parkway. The pond itself is nestled inside a 54 acre natural area. Historically, the pond was also known as Jones' Pond which still appears on some maps. Mill Pond is a popular fishing spot. The numbers of fish are not as plentiful as other locations; however, the size of the fish are larger than other Nassau County waters and it is probably the best yellow perch lake in Nassau County. A paved path winds its way around the pond, ... Read More

PUBLIC SAFETY COMMUNITY FORUM

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PRESIDING OFFICER NORMA GONSALVES INVITES YOU TO ATTEND A public safetY Community forum   Tuesday, October 24, 2017 • 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM East Meadow Public Library – 1886 Front St., East Meadow Presiding Officer Norma Gonsalves, in conjunction with the Nassau County Police Department and CEMCO, invites you to attend an important Public Safety Community Forum in East Meadow which will provide an overview of the Police Department and an opportunity to discuss and address residents’ public safety concerns. Presiding Officer Gonsalves wi... Read More
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Mineola Man Convicted of 2016 Murder in Hempstead

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Marvin Yanez attacked his victim while he was sleeping in a park MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a jury found a Mineola man guilty of murder in a 2016 incident in which the defendant beat the victim to death while he slept in a park. Marvin Yanez, 43, was convicted of Murder in the 2nd Degree (an A-1 felony). Assault in the 2nd Degree (a D felony) and Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 4th Degree (an A misdemeanor). The trial before Acting Supreme Court Justice Helene Gugerty lasted two weeks and the jury deliberated for 5 hours. The defendant is due back in court November 13 for sentencing and faces 15-25 years to life... Read More
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DA SINGAS STATEMENT REGARDING TODAY’S ORDER OF THE SECOND CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS IN U.S. v. SKELOS

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STATEMENT OF DISTRICT ATTORNEY MADELINE SINGAS REGARDING TODAY’S ORDER OF THE SECOND CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS IN U.S. v. SKELOS  “The Second Circuit’s order should not detract from the continuing need to embrace comprehensive and meaningful reforms to fortify our government contracting processes from manipulation, self-dealing and pay-to-play corruption. After Dean Skelos was charged in 2015, my office thoroughly reviewed Nassau’s contracting processes and recommended the establishment of an independent inspector general and modern conflict-checking procedures to guard against corruption and abuse. The vulnerabilities in Nassau County government exposed by our review remain substantially unaddr... Read More
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Nassau County Department of Health Awarded National Accreditation Through the Public Health Accredit

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1st Large Local Health Department in New York State to Receive This Distinction Mineola, NY – Nassau County Department of Health announced today that it has achieved national accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB). The national accreditation program works to improve and protect the health of the public by advancing and ultimately transforming the quality and performance of the nation’s state, local, Tribal, and territorial public health departments. Nassau County Department of Health is the first large local health department in New York State, and one of fewer than 200 nationally that has achieved accreditation through PHAB since the organization laun... Read More
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Former Local Political Party Chairman Pleads Guilty to Tax Fraud

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Gerard Terry held many positions as a government attorney but failed to pay hundreds of thousands in taxes MINEOLA, N.Y. - Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a former Democratic Party official, who had earned hundreds of thousands of dollars from local government contracts, pleaded guilty today to state tax fraud charges. Gerard Terry, 63, of Roslyn Heights pled guilty today before Supervising Judge Christopher Quinn to Criminal Tax Fraud in the 4th degree (an E felony). The defendant is due back in court for sentencing on November 29. “It was the taxpayers who gave Gerard Terry most of his business, so his failure t... Read More
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County Clerk Attends Portuguese American Leadership Conference

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(Mineola, NY)  The New York Portuguese American Leadership Conference (“NYPALC”) in collaboration with the Portuguese Heritage Society recently hosted a luncheon in honor of Portugal’s Parliament Member and former Secretary of State, Dr. Jose Cesario.  Nassau County Clerk Maureen O’Connell was honored to attend the luncheon and present Dr. Cesario with a Nassau County Citation. NYPALC is the non-profit association of the Portuguese-American organization in the State of New York representing over 180,000 Portuguese and Portuguese-Americans, with the mission to represent, promote and defend the interest and rights of the Portuguese American Community in New York. Pictured:  Nass... Read More
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NC Department of Health Awarded National Accreditation Through the Public Health Accreditation Board

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1st Large Local Health Department in New York State to Receive This Distinction   Mineola, NY – Nassau County Department of Health announced today that it has achieved national accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB). The national accreditation program works to improve and protect the health of the public by advancing and ultimately transforming the quality and performance of the nation’s state, local, Tribal, and territorial public health departments. Nassau County Department of Health is the first large local health department in New York State, and one of fewer than 200 nationally that has achieved accreditation through PHAB ... Read More
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COUNTY CLERK MAUREEN O’CONNELL OPPOSES ILLEGAL FEE INCREASES IN 2018 COUNTY BUDGET

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(Mineola, NY) Maureen O’Connell, Nassau County Clerk, demands that the County Executive and County Legislature eliminate the illegal fees built in to the 2018 County Budget. Maureen O’Connell said, “A review of the 2018 proposed budget revealed a startling increase in recording fees. The 2018 proposed budget calls for an increase of $100 in the fee to record a mortgage, a deed, a satisfaction.  Less then ten years ago this fee was just $10.”  O’Connell continued, “Furthermore the budget proposes an increase of $100 to the Assessment Department Tax Map Verification fee.   I believe this is an illegal tax that has no bearing on the recording of land documents.” “These proposed fees,” O’Connell explained... Read More
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CATHEDRAL NURSERY SCHOOL 50 YEAR ANNIVERSARY

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(Mineola, NY)  The Cathedral Nursery School recently celebrated their 50th year of providing quality Early Childhood Education and service to the Garden City community with a picnic attended by over 200 current and alumni families.  Nassau County Clerk Maureen O’Connell was on hand to help celebrate this auspicious occasion. Pictured:  Former New York State Assemblyman Steve Labriola, Cathedral Nursery Administrator Cathy Summer, Nassau County Legislator Laura Schaefer, Garden City Deputy Mayor Theresa Touve, Cathedral Nursery Director Diane Cina, Nassau County Clerk Maureen O’Connell, Cathedral Nursery Assistant Director Monica Schoelle and New York State Assemblyman Ed Ra... Read More
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COUNTY OFFICIALS ATTEND BELLMORE STREET FAIR

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(Mineola, NY)  Nassau County Clerk Maureen O’Connell joined other local officials to participate in the festivities at the Bellmore Street Fair sponsored by the Bellmore Chamber of Commerce.    The fair attracted many visitors and brought together the business community and area residents.  Hundreds of Bellmore merchants were able to showcase their goods and services.  The fair provided an enjoyable, fun filled day for families and friends with something for people of all ages including food, rides, games and special attractions.  Photo 1: Eric Spinner, Bob Robertson, Jerry Byrne, Nassau County Legislator Steve Rhoads, Nassau County Clerk Maureen O’Connell, Ed Correll, Jack Holzman, David McAnd... Read More
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COUNTY CLERK ATTENDS NEW HYDE PARK STREET FAIR

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(Mineola, NY)  Nassau County Clerk Maureen O’Connell and other area officials including Nassau County Legislator Richard Nicolello. participated in the festivities at the Annual New Hyde Park Street Fair.    The fair attracted many visitors and brought together the business community and village residents.  Hundreds of New Hyde Park merchants were able to showcase their goods and services.  The fair featured something for people of all ages including contests, great raffles, rides, games and a food court selling foods from local restaurants. Photo 1:  Town of North Hempstead Councilman Angelo Ferrara, American Legion Post 1089 Commander John McGuire, Nassau County Clerk Maureen O’Conn... Read More
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Levittown Man Pleads Guilty to Animal Cruelty for Beating Dog in Head with a Shovel

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Michael Gallagher also placed a zip tie around the dog’s neck MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Levittown man pled guilty today to animal cruelty charges related to beating his dog with a shovel in Dec. 2016. The dog, named Bella, was so severely beaten that it had to be euthanized. Michael Gallagher, 57, pleaded guilty before Acting Supreme Court Justice Teresa Corrigan to Aggravated Cruelty to Animals (an E Felony). The defendant is due back in court November 20 and the NCDA is recommending the maximum two-year jail sentence and a 20-year ban on owning an animal. “My office takes crimes against animals ext... Read More
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ATTENTION SENIORS: FREE FLU SHOTS

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(Mineola, NY)  Nassau County Clerk Maureen O’Connell and Northwell Health System Syosset Hospital are pleased to announce free flu shots for senior citizens in the community.  This year’s program will be held on Thursday, October 5, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at American Legion Post No. 144, 730 Willis Avenue, Williston Park, New York.  Appointments are necessary and can be made by calling 571-2661. This program is provided directly to seniors close to home with no out of pocket expense.  County Clerk Maureen O’Connell is pleased to sponsor this event along with the cooperation of Northwell Health Syosset Hospital who generously donates the vaccine, American Legion Post No. 144, and the... Read More
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THE NUMC MOBILE MAMMOGRAPHY VAN IS COMING TO LEVITTOWN

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  • Wednesday, October 11, 2017 • 8:45 AM to 12:00 Noon • St. Bernard’s Church – 3100 Hempstead Tpke., Levittown, NY 11756 The Nassau University Medical Center Mobile Mammography Van will be coming to Levittown 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 ex... Read More
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CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP AT LONG BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY- October 2017

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Mineola, NY - Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano announced today that the County Office for the Aging, in cooperation with the Long Beach Public Library, is offering a support group specifically targeted to respond to the needs of elder caregivers.  The next meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 from 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. at the Long Beach Public Library.  This support group will provide an opportunity for participants to share experiences and help one another.  The group is led by Caitlyn Murphy, LMSW.   Persons interested in attending for the first time, or in need of additional information, should call (516) 227-8900. WHEN:... Read More
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Senior Citizen Activities – October 2017

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Mineola, NY – Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano invites residents to enjoy the many activities that are scheduled to take place during October 2017 at Nassau County Senior Centers throughout the area. Additional information and reservations are available by calling the telephone number listed for the Senior Center where the activity is being held. FRANKLIN SQUARE SENIOR COMMUNITY SERVICE CENTER  Wesley United Methodist Church, 619 Fenworth Boulevard, Franklin Square (516) 481-3322 Date:               Mondays, October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Time:              1:00 p.m. Program:        Line Danci... Read More
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MINEOLA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE KICKS OFF ANNUAL MINEOLA STREET FAIR

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              (Mineola, NY)  Nassau County Clerk Maureen O’Connell, Mineola Mayor Scott Strauss and other local officials joined in the festivities at the Mineola Street Fair sponsored by the annual Mineola Chamber of Commerce.    The fair attracted many visitors and brought together the business community and area residents.  Hundreds of Mineola merchants were able to showcase their goods and services.  The fair provided an enjoyable, fun filled day for families and friends with something for people of all ages including food, rides, games, live performances and special attractions.  Nassau County Clerk Maureen O’Connell pictured with Nassau County Legislator Laur... Read More

MERRICK CHAMBER OF COMMERCE KICKS OFF MERRICK STREET FAIR

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(Mineola, NY)  Nassau County Clerk Maureen O’Connell joined other local officials to participate in the festivities at the Merrick Street Fair sponsored by the Merrick Chamber of Commerce.    The fair attracted many visitors and brought together the business community and area residents.  Hundreds of Merrick merchants were able to showcase their goods and services.  The fair provided an enjoyable, fun filled day for families and friends with something for people of all ages including food, rides, games and special attractions.    Photo 1: Nassau County Clerk Maureen O’Connell pictured with Merrick Chamber of Commerce Vice Presidents Ira Reiter and Kevin Hoffman, ... Read More
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LEGISLATOR FORD INVITES YOU TO ATTEND A PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS WORKSHOP

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FRIday, OcT. 6, 2017  -  1:00 PM to 2:30 PM Long Beach Public Library – 111 West Park Ave., Long Beach   wednesday, OCT. 11, 2017  -  1:00 PM to 2:30 PM Oceanside Public Library – 30 Davison Ave., Oceanside Nassau County Legislator Denise Ford 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. The Nassau County Department of Assessment is bringing its office operations to the public... Read More
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Syosset Man Sentenced to Six Years in Prison for Impersonating Federal Air Marshal

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MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Syosset man arrested in Dec. 2015 for impersonating a federal air marshal and who was found with multiple weapons in his car and home was sentenced today to six years in prison and five years’ post-release supervision. The NCDA recommended a sentence of 15 years in prison. Mark Vicars, 51, pleaded guilty on January 25 before Supreme Court Justice William Donnino to three counts of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 2nd Degree (a C violent felony) and one count of Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument in the 2nd Degree (a D felony). “This defendant possessed an arsenal of illegal weapons a... Read More
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Franklin Square Man Arrested for Abandoning Dog in Wantagh

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The Terrier/Chihuahua mix died after being tied up on a short leash and left in full exposure to sunlight on 90-degree day MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Franklin Square man has been arrested for allegedly abandoning a 10-year-old Terrier/Chihuahua mix near the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter on July 19. The dog later died from heat exposure. Levon Johnson, 66, was arraigned today before Judge Joseph Girardi on charges of Overdriving, Torturing, and Injuring Animals (an A misdemeanor) and Abandonment of Animals (an Unclassified misdemeanor). The defendant was Released on His Own Recognizance and is due back in court on October 11. ... Read More
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CONSUMER AFFAIRS NOT ADEQUATELY PROTECTING RESIDENTS AND LOST POTENTIAL REVENUE OF $2.9 MILLION

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Mineola, NY – Nassau County Comptroller George Maragos released an audit of the Nassau County Office of Consumer Affairs (“Consumer Affairs”) which revealed that Consumer Affairs is failing to implement laws, adequately inspect business establishments, verify the accuracy of weights and measures devices, properly utilize pre-numbered invoices, nor maintain adequate violation logs. Auditors estimated that the poor internal control environment resulted in $2.9 million of lost County revenue opportunities during the period January 1, 2013 through December 31, 2015. Most significantly: the lack of Item Pricing Waiver inspections resulted in potential missed violations and a loss of approximately $1.5 million in fees, 80% of the busines... Read More
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Comptroller Maragos: Living Wage Audits Recover $1.1M for Underpaid Employees since 2007

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Mineola, NY- Nassau County Comptroller George Maragos issued the 2016 Living Wage Law Annual Report highlighting the recovery of over $11K for underpaid employees and the frequent use of waivers that seek to sidestep compliance with the Living Wage Law. Cumulatively, the Comptroller’s efforts have recovered $1,089,259 of unpaid wages and uncredited compensated time off for employees since the law was enacted in 2007. During 2016 the County granted ten waivers to County vendors compared with eleven the prior year. The County’s Living Wage increased on August 1, 2017 to $13.98 per hour for employees receiving health benefits and $16.07 per hour for those not receiving benefits. “It is ... Read More
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LEGISLATOR NICOLELLO OBTAINS SCHOOL SPEED AWARENESS SIGNALS FOR NEW HYDE PARK ROAD

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Nassau County recently completed installation of two new speed awareness signals on New Hyde Park Road near the New Hyde Park Road School. Working with NHP-GCP School District officials and local parents, Legislator Richard Nicolello obtained a county grant of $30,000 for the speed awareness signs, which were completed just in time for the start of the new school year. “For the safety of school children, parents and staff, it is important to alert motorists to slow down for the speed zone on New Hyde Park Road adjacent to the school. It will be a permanent reminder for motorists to drive safely in the school zone,” said Legislator Nicolello. The signals, which are located at the intersections of New ... Read More
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Mangano Unveils Plaque in Recognition of Autism Awareness

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Mineola, NY –Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano joined members of the Life’s WORC Family Center for Autism in Garden City to unveil a plaque in recognition of Autism Awareness, outside of the Theodore Roosevelt Executive and Legislative Building in Mineola, on Wednesday, August 30th. The Life’s WORC Center offers a multitude of services for children and adults on the autism spectrum, and also provides a lifeline of support for their families. This plaque was installed in conjunction with a tree that Life’s WORC planted outside the Theodore Roosevelt Building in April of 2017, in honor of Autism Awareness Month. “I am honored to partner with the Life’s WORC Family Center for Autism to unveil this plaqu... Read More
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Mangano Joins Patient Airlift Services and Talon Air for Hurricane Relief Efforts

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Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano was pleased to join Patient Airlift Services (PALS) and Talon Air in their efforts to bring relief supplies to the victims of Hurricane Harvey in Texas. PALS organized a major relief effort, with Talon Air donating planes to deliver the supplies to Texas. On Wednesday, August 30th, Mangano joined staff from the Nassau County Office of Emergency Management at Talon Air at Farmingdale’s Republic Airport to help load skids of supplies, which included MREs, M95 masks, pet cages and First-Aid supplies.“I want to thank Patient Airlift Services Sky Hope Disaster Program and Talon Air for organizing this important effort and donating these planes, which will allow us to ship these items to Tex... Read More
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Mangano Congratulates Shari Klarfeld for her 1st Place Finish in the 10K Run for Veterans

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Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano and Nassau County Legislator Rose Marie Walker congratulated Shari Klarfeld of Plainview, female 1st place finisher at the 10K Walk & Run for Veterans, on Saturday, August 26th at Eisenhower Park. The 5K/10K Walk & Run for Veterans, hosted by the Nassau County Veterans Service Agency, will donate its proceeds to Semper4Veterans, an organization which assists local veterans with issues regarding housing/rent assistance, utility bills, child day care, veterans mental health issues (PTSD) and suicide prevention.“Congratulations to Shari Klarfeld for her first place win in the 10K race, and thank you to our Veterans Service Agency and Semper4Veterans for coming together to make this event a ... Read More
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Mangano Congratulates Alexander Barton on 1st Place Finish at 5K Run for Veterans

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Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano and Ralph Esposito, Director of the Nassau County Veterans Service Agency, congratulated Alexander Barton, of the US Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, Male 1st Place Finisher of the 5K Walk & Run for Veterans, on Saturday, August 26th at Eisenhower Park. The 5K/10K Walk & Run for Veterans, hosted by the Nassau County Veterans Service Agency, will donate its proceeds to Semper4Veterans, an organization which assists local veterans with issues regarding housing/rent assistance, utility bills, child day care, veterans mental health issues (PTSD) and suicide prevention.“Congratulations to Alexander Barton for his first place win in the 5K race, and thank you to our Veterans Servi... Read More
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Mangano Recognizes International Overdose Awareness Day

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Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano today recognized International Overdose Awareness Day, a global event held on August 31st each year, aimed at raising awareness to the fact that the tragedy of overdose deaths is preventable. On this day each year, we remember those who were lost, and acknowledge the grief felt by families and friends who lost someone.Mangano also reminds residents that September is “National Recovery Month,” sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), whose mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities. “National Recovery Month” helps to increase awareness and understanding of mental and substance abuse dis... Read More
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Maragos Responds to Newsday’s Bigoted Editorial

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The August 25, 2017 Newsday editorial "George Maragos is abusing office to run for county executive" spins a false narrative based on a very narrow and superficial interpretation of the Comptroller's mission statements charged with racially insensitive remarks. I am proud of my tenure as Nassau County Comptroller and the record of achievements of my office. Newsday’s editorial would have you believe that a poll of LIRR riders was “misusing” Comptroller’s Office resources. The poll of the LIRR was actually a very cost-effective way to determine that $28 million paid to the MTA for station maintenance is not resulting in clean trains and stations, adequate public announcement systems... Read More
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Legislator Steve Rhoads is Sponsoring a Hurricane Harvey Relief Collection Effort

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Southeast Texas has been devastated by Hurricane Harvey. Thousands of people have been forced from their homes and have lost nearly everything due to unprecedented flooding in the area. Help Legislator Steve Rhoads provide relief to the victims whose lives have been upended by the damage wrought by this historic storm. Please visit any one of the convenient locations listed below to drop off items desperately needed to help our fellow Americans re-build their lives. BELLMORE King Kullen – 2730 Sunrise Highway 6 a.m. Monday - Sat... Read More
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Hempstead Man Sentenced to 18 Years in Prison for 2014 Shooting Death Outside Night Club

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Hempstead Man Sentenced to 18 Years in Prison for 2014 New Year’s Day Shooting Death Outside Night Club Charles Smith, 38, went on the run and was captured in Virginia MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Hempstead man was sentenced today to 18 years in prison for the January 1, 2014 shooting death of a man outside a Hempstead night club. Charles Smith, 38, pleaded guilty in front of Supreme Court Justice Robert McDonald to Manslaughter in the 1st degree (a class B violent felony) on Jan... Read More
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Mammography Mobile Van Coming To Glen Cove

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County Legislator Delia DeRiggi-Whitton is pleased to announce that the Nassau University Medical Center Cancer Screening Van will be coming to Glen Cove to provide breast cancer screenings for women over age 40.  The screening will include a breast examination by a nurse, mammography and instructions for breast self- examination.  If it has 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 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. ... Read More
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STATEMENT FROM LEGISLATOR DRUCKER ON ANTI-SEMITIC GRAFFITI AND PROFANITIES AT SYOSSET HIGH SCHOOL

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STATEMENT FROM NASSAU COUNTY LEGISLATOR ARNOLD DRUCKER ON ANTI-SEMITIC GRAFFITI AND PROFANITIES FOUND AT SYOSSET HIGH SCHOOL TODAY SYOSSET, NY (August 27, 2017) - In response to anti-Semitic graffiti and profanities that were discovered this morning at Syosset High School, along with the name of a notorious gang, Nassau County Legislator Arnold Drucker has asked that local law enforcement increase patrols in the area and has offered the following statement: “News of this morning's latest hate-based offense is sickening and repulsive. I have been in contact with local law enforcement to step up police patrols in the area, and around our local schools, for the safety and security of our local residents ... Read More
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LEGISLATOR KOPEL INVITES YOU TO ATTEND A PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS WORKSHOP

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LEGISLATOR KOPEL INVITES YOU TO ATTEND A PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS WORKSHOP WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 20, 2017 - 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM Valley Stream VFW Post 1790 – 65 E. Merrick Rd., Valley Stream WEDNESDAY, OCT. 11, 2017 - 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM Oceanside Public Library – 30 Davison Ave., Oceanside THURSDAY, OCT. 12, 2017 - 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM Baldwin Public Library – 2385 Grand Ave., Baldwin Nassau County Legislator Howard J. Kopel would like to inform all owners of a home, condominium or cooperative apartment, that they may qualify for hundreds of dollars ... Read More
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LEGISLATOR GAYLOR INVITES YOU TO ATTEND A PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS WORKSHOP

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LEGISLATOR GAYLOR INVITES YOU TO ATTEND APROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS WORKSHOP WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 20, 2017 - 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM Valley Stream VFW Post 1790 – 65 E. Merrick Rd., Valley Stream 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 THURSDAY, OCT. 12, 2017 - 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM Baldwin Public Library – 2385 Grand Ave., Baldwin Nassau C... Read More
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Mangano Announces the Rededication of the Rose Garden in Eisenhower Park

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Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano today announced that the annual rededication of the Rose Garden in Eisenhower Park will take place on Saturday, September 23rd from 12:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Eisenhower Park Rose Garden located near parking fields 6 and 6A. The Rededication of the Eisenhower Park Rose Garden is part of t... Read More
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Mangano and Police Officials Announce New Statistics on Cocaine and Heroin Deaths and Major Recovery

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Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano and Acting Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder today released statistics showing a significant uptick in deaths caused by cocaine, when used with other drugs like Heroin or Fentanyl, at a press conference at the Theodore Roosevelt Executive and Legislative Building in Mineola. The newly released data from the Nassau County Medical Examiner’s office also showed that while fatal heroin overdoses have steadily declined since 2015, overdose deaths caused by the opioid Fentanyl or fentanyl analogues have nearly tripled. Mangano and Ryder were joined by parents who’ve lost children, in their 20s, to overdose – caused either by Fentanyl or a combination of Heroin & cocaine.“Education an... Read More
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Mangano Honors Megan Manchester of Carle Place as Social Services Employee of the Month

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Pictured from Left to Right: Marjorie Krohn, Chief Social Welfare Examiner; Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano; Honoree Megan Manchester, Social Welfare Examiner I; Patricia Butler; Social Welfare Examiner II; and Dr. John Imhof, Commissioner of DSS. Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano and Dr. John Imhof, Commissioner of the Department of Social Services (DSS), presented Megan Manchester of Carle Place with a citation as Employee of the Month for her 20 years of exemplary service in the Department of Social Services, on Tuesday, August 22nd at the T... Read More
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Jersey City Couple Arrested for Abandoning Two Pit Bulls in Port Washington

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Dogs were found dead in a crate on July 31 near North Shore Animal League MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Jersey City couple has been arrested for allegedly abandoning two dogs near the North Shore Animal League on July 31. The animals were discovered dead in a crate approximately an hour after they were abandoned. Steven Rivera, 28, and Diana Rodriguez, 33, both from Jersey City, N.J., were arraigned today before District Court Judge Ignatius Muscarella on two counts each of Abandonment of Animals (an unclassif... Read More
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Queens Man Sentenced to 11 Years in Prison for Roosevelt Field Mall Robbery & Shooting

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Oliver Lee tried to steal an $18,000 Rolex from the Tourneau Jewelry Store MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Queens man was sentenced to 11 years in prison and five years post release supervision for a 2015 holiday season armed robbery at Roosevelt Field Mall that left a mall employee wounded. The NCDA recommended a sentence of 20 years in prison. Oliver Lee, 22, pleaded guilty on June 12 in front of Supreme Court Justice William Donnino to Robbery in the 1st Degree (a B violent felony) and three counts of Assault in the 2nd ... Read More
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Faith Laursen Meroke Preserve Clean Up Day Sunday

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Sunday, September 24th at 9:00 AM Orange St. & Farmers Ave. - Bellmore, NY 11710 The Faith Laursen Meroke Preserve, located on the corner of Orange Street and Farmers Avenue in Bellmore, is a wonderful place and offers a serene and delightful experience for all those that visit. The 25-acre Faith Laursen Meroke Preserve is part of 3,300 acres of preserves that Nassau County manages and keeps maintained so we may enjoy the natural beauty. It's areas like these that really give our communities a sense of organic beauty. Taking care of these preserves is important to keep our history alive. Plus, they are great places for us to take our children so that they se... Read More
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Nassau County Department of Health Issues Advisory Against Bathing at Two Beaches

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Nassau County Department of Health Issues Advisory Against Bathing at Two Beaches  Mineola, NY – Due to heavy rainfall, the Nassau County Department of Health is issuing an advisory against bathing at two beaches, effective today, August 23, 2017.  This advisory is issued as a precautionary measure for beaches known to be impacted by stormwater runoff caused by heavy rainfall.  Stormwater runoff can impact bathing water quality by elevating bacteria levels, which may cause exceedances of the New York State standard for bathing water quality.  *2 South Shore Beaches within Nassau County: Hewlett P... Read More
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FORO PUBLICO Para asesores de la comunidad Latina

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Department of Social Services NASW 2017 AGENCY OF THE YEAR 60 CHARLES LINDBERGH BLVD., SuiTE 160 UNIONDALE, New York  11553-3686 Phone: 516-227- 7471        Fax: 516-227-8432 Web: http://www.nassaucountyny.gov/      Esta es la primera de una serie de foros gratuitos para asesores culturales, étnicos y     religiosos en las comunidades del condado de Nassau con el objetivo de familiarizarlos        con norm... Read More
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PUBLIC FORUM for Advocates in the Latino Community

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Department of Social Services NASW 2017 AGENCY OF THE YEAR 60 CHARLES LINDBERGH BLVD., SuiTE 160 UNIONDALE, New York  11553-3686 Phone: 516-227- 7471        Fax: 516-227-8432 Web: http://www.nassaucountyny.gov/   This is the first in a series of free public forums for advocates in thecultural, ethnic and religious communities of Nassau County to familiarize them with the policies and procedures of DSS as directed by New York State.   ... Read More
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Free Mini Golf for Senior Citizens at Eisenhower Park

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Presiding Officer Norma Gonsalves is pleased to announce that the miniature-golf course at Eisenhower Park will be open for free mini golf for all senior citizens on Thursday, September 14, 2017 10:00 am to 12:00 Noon (Rain Date: Tuesday, September 19th) at the Miniature-Golf Course at Eisenhower Park, parking field #4 or #5 Please join Presiding Officer Norma Gonsalves and enjoy a free game of mini golf. RSVP is required - you must make an appointment for a time slot! Please call 516-571-6213 to reserve a time slot for your free game of mini golf JOIN US FOR A FUN DAY IN THE PARK! ... Read More
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Morgan Sound in Glen Cove Closed to Bathing

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Nassau County Department of Health has closed Morgan Sound in Glen Cove to bathing due to elevated bacterial levels, effective today, August 19, 2017. This beach will remain closed until testing indicates that samples are within acceptable limits. For up-to-date recorded information on beach closings and openings, call 516.227.9700. To speak with a Health Department representative, weekdays, 9 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., call 516.227.9717. ... Read More
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Attorney Sentenced to 60 Days in Jail for July 2015 Assault in Law Office Lobby

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Lawrence Etah has a law practice in Hempstead MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Hempstead-based attorney was sentenced today to 60 days in jail for a July 2015 assault. Lawrence Etah, 54, from Central Islip, was found guilty of Assault in the 3rd Degree by a jury on May 19 before District Court Judge Susan Kluewer. The trial lasted for ten days and the jury deliberated for approximately an hour and a half. The defendant was sentenced today by Judge Kluewer to 60 days in jail and three years’ probation. “This now-suspended lawyer sent his victim to the hospital when he brutally attacked her following a minor disagreeme... Read More
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East Meadow Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Throwing Cinderblocks onto Meadowbrook Parkway

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East Meadow Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Throwing Cinderblocks onto Meadowbrook Parkway and Causing Permanent Injury to Victim in Car One of the cinderblocks shattered the windshield of a car, causing eye damage to a passenger in the vehicle MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that an East Meadow man was sentenced today to 10 years in prison for throwing cinderblocks and paving bricks onto the Meadowbrook Parkway, striking a car and causing permanent injury to wom... Read More
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Maragos: Questions Linger Over Superstorm Sandy Vendor Contract Award & Compliance

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Mineola, NY – Comptroller George Maragos released an audit of the $12.6 million VIP Splash Waterways Recovery Group, Inc. (“VIP Splash”), the controversial contractor for waterway debris removal following Superstorm Sandy. The audit revealed serious concerns regarding the awarding of the contract, and compliance with important contract terms, including payment of Living Wages, proper supporting documentation and employment of Minority and Women Owned Enterprises (“MWBE”). The audit could not provide definitive findings as the auditors were prevented from reviewing important documents due to the lack of cooperation by the Office of Emergency Management (“OEM”) and the ongoing federal and local investigations of VIP Splash. T... Read More
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Mangano: Nassau County IDA Attracts Long Island City Sheet Metal Fabricator

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Will Bring 327 New Jobs to Nassau Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano announced that the Nassau County Industrial Development Agency (IDA) once again has attracted a New York City-based manufacturer to the county, bringing more than 300 new union jobs that were likely to have gone to New Jersey. “This is a major coup for the IDA and Nassau County,” County Executive Mangano said. “Our success in bringing New York City companies to Nassau County lies in both the tremendous effort by my economic development team, competitive real estate value, the attraction of great schools and the high quality of life enjoyed by our residents and, of course, a terrific workforce.” Mangano said an econ... Read More
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Mangano And Human Rights Commission Hold Vigil For Charlottesville, VA

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Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano joined District Attorney Madeline Singas, Acting Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder, Presiding Officer of the Legislature Norma Gonsalves and members of the Nassau County Commission on Human Rights, at a vigil against discrimination and hate, on the front steps of the Theodore Roosevelt Executive and Legislative Building, on Wednesday, August 16th. In response to the events in Charlottesville, Virginia this past weekend, County officials and members of the religious community came together to stand in solidarity with the victims and families, and rebuke violence in all forms. “We are gathered together in response to the recent incidents of bias crime that occurred in Charlottes... Read More
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Mangano Emphasizes The Importance Of Safe Sleep For Infants

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Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano today announced that ensuring safe sleep for infants and toddlers is paramount in preventing deaths related to smothering. Recently in New York City, 3 more babies died within one week from suffocation as a result of sleeping in bed with family members. “These infant deaths are preventable,” stated County Executive Mangano. “It is critical we continue to support the State’s message that babies sleep safest alone, on their backs and in a safety approved crib without any soft items. This message needs to continuously and clearly be communicated to parents and caregivers of small children.” Information obtained on the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website sh... Read More
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Drug Dealer Sentenced to Eight Years in Jail for His Role in Nassau & Suffolk Heroin Ring

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Reinardo Adames, 28, was one of 35 people indicted for their roles in “Operation Bundle Up” MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a West Babylon man was sentenced today to eight years in jail for his role in a heroin ring that operated along Route 110 in Nassau and Suffolk counties. Reinardo Adames, 28, also known as Tito, pleaded guilty on June 20 in front of Court of Claims Judge Robert Schwartz to Attempted Operating as a Major Trafficker (a B felony) and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 2... Read More
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Nassau County Legislature Will Hold A Full Session Of The Legislature Meetings On Monday, August 23, 2017

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CALL 516-571-4252 FOR THE NEXT LEGISLATIVE MEETING DATEAll meetings of the Nassau County Legislature are held at the Theodore Roosevelt Executive and Legislative Building 1550 Franklin Ave. Mineola, NY 11501. Full legislature meetings and committee meetings start at 1:00PM unless otherwise noted.To view a copy of the calendar for the dates listed below, click on the (blue only) date. The Rules Agenda is now located at the end of each calendar. Calendars & Rules Agenda will be posted as they become available. If you need further information on an individual item please contact the Clerk's Office at 516-571-4252.Available Links:... Read More