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Posted on: November 19, 2021

Legislator Kopel has teamed up with the United States Marine Corps for the Toys for Tots Drive

Nassau County Legislator Howard J. Kopel  has teamed up with the United States Marine Corps for the Toys for Tots Holiday Gift Drive. New, unwrapped toys will be collected until

MONDAY, DECEMBER 13TH

 Toys for Tots Holiday Gift Drive drop-...

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Legislative District 07
Posted on: October 18, 2021

NASSAU LEGISLATURE PASSES COUNTY BUDGET WITH MAJORITY AMENDMENTS

County Executive has 7 days to Approve or Veto

Mineola, NY - The Nassau County Legislature voted to approve the County's budget, with the Majority's amendments by a vote of 11-8 with all Republican legislators voting in favor, and all Dem...

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Legislative District 07
Posted on: October 13, 2021

MAJORITY ANNOUNCES AMENDMENTS TO COUNTY EXECUTIVE'S BUDGET

Mineola, NY - Today, members of the Nassau County Legislature announced the Republican Majority's Amendments to the County Executive's Budget. These amendments add no additional money to the County Budget and put more money back into residents' p...

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Legislative District 07
Posted on: October 8, 2021

SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS SUFFER FROM DELAYS GETTING COUNTY LICENSES

County Cashes Checks, then Makes Applicants Wait Over a Year, Causing Hundreds of thousands in Lost Revenue

Mineola, NY – Nassau County’s Legislative Majority was joined today by angry and frustrated local business owners and contractor...

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Legislative District 07
Posted on: October 6, 2021

S.T.O.P. HAZARDOUS HOUSEHOLD WASTE PROGRAM IS COMING TO NORTH WOODMERE

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2021  -  8:00 AM to 3:00 PMNorth Woodmere Park – Branch Blvd., North Woodmere

Legislator Howard Kopel is pleased to announce that the Town of Hempstead’s Stop Throwing Out Pollutants Hazardous Waste...

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Legislative District 07
Posted on: October 4, 2021

LEGISLATORS DEMAND AUDIT OF TAX BILL ERRORS THAT RESULTED TAX OVERBILLINGS OF OVER $16 MILLION

Left Uncorrected, Overbillings Could Total $50M by end of Reassessment Phase In

Mineola, NY - An error in the assessed values used by the Nassau County Assessor to calculate the 5-year phase in of a property tax exemption known as the Taxpayer Pro...

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Legislative District 07
Posted on: October 1, 2021

COUNTY LEGISLATURE PASSES CUTS TO ALMOST $100 MILLION DOLLARS IN COUNTY FEES

Mineola, NY - Today the Nassau County Legislature passed a bill to cut almost $100 Million Dollars in county fees incurred by Nassau residents. This money will be made up with tens of tens of millions of dollars of excess sales tax revenue over the projec...

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Legislative District 07
Posted on: September 13, 2021

NASSAU COUNTY LEGISLATIVE MAJORITY PROPOSES CUTTING ALMOST $100 MILLION DOLLARS IN COUNTY FEES

Calls on the County Executive to Submit a Budget That Cuts Taxes

The Nassau County Legislature Republican Majority introduced a bill to cut $96 Million Dollars in county fees that would be incurred by hundreds of thousands of Nassau residents. This money w...

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Legislative District 07
Posted on: September 1, 2021

KOPEL IS HOSTING A “SHED THE MEDS” DRUG DROP OFF EVENT IN EAST ROCKAWAY

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 15, 2021 • 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

East Rockaway Senior Center - 6 James St. N, East Rockaway

  

Deputy Presiding Officer Howard J. Kopel and the Nassau County Police Department are hosting a “Shed the Meds&...

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Legislative District 07
Posted on: September 1, 2021

S.T.O.P. HAZARDOUS HOUSEHOLD WASTE PROGRAM IS COMING TO VALLEY STREAM

 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2021  -  8:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Valley Stream State Park – Fletcher Avenue, Valley Stream

 

Legislator Howard Kopel is pleased to announce that the Town of Hempstead Stop Throwing Out Polluta...

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Legislative District 07
Posted on: September 1, 2021

KOPEL & COUNCILMAN D’ESPOSITO ARE BRINGING THE NuHEALTH/ NUMC MAMMOGRAPHY VAN

   • THURSDAY, SEPT. 9, 2021 • 8:15 AM TO 12:00 NOON •

Town of Hempstead Parking Field (Across from Oceanside Library)

Davison Avenue, Oceanside, NY 11572

 

Nassau County Legislator Howard Kopel a...

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Legislative District 07
Posted on: August 19, 2021

LEGISLATOR KOPEL PRESENTS COVID-19 SERVICE PINS TO DOCTORS, NURSES AND HEALTH CARE WORKERS

Nassau County Legislature Deputy Presiding Officer Howard Kopel and Legislator Bill Gaylor presented more than 1800 COVID-19 service pins to the doctors, nurses, and staff of Catholic Health’s Mercy Hospital in Rockville Centre ...

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Legislative District 07
Posted on: August 16, 2021

RESTORED HISTORIC MARKER DEBUTS AT HEWLETT HOUSE

Deputy Presiding Officer Howard J. Kopel joined with Legislator Bill Gaylor, Nassau County Presiding Officer Richard J. Nicolello, Town Councilman Bruce Blakeman, Hewlett House Director Geri Barash and members of the Peninsula Kiwanis to debut a restored ...

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Legislative District 07
Posted on: July 27, 2021

CURRAN ADMITS "TAXPAYER PROTECTION PLAN" LED TO MANSIONS BEING CHARGED ZERO PROPERTY TAXES

Mineola, New York – On Yesterday's News 12 "Power and Politics", when asked about multi-million-dollar Nassau County mansions paying Zero in property taxes, A spokesperson for County Executive Curran said "Clearly the Taxpayer Protection Pr...

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Legislative District 07
Posted on: July 26, 2021

LEGISLATURE ASKS FOR AUDIT OF COUNTY DEPARTMENTS & VENDORS TO ENFORCE ANTI-BDS LEGISLATION

Mineola, New York – In 2016, the Nassau County Legislature voted unanimously for legislation that prohibited the County from doing business with any company or person involved in the Boycott, Divestment and Sanction (BDS) movement against Israel...

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Legislative District 07
Posted on: July 19, 2021

MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR MANSIONS PAY 0 PROPERTY TAX WHILE 65% OF HOMEOWNERS ARE SLAMMED WITH TAX HIKES

Nicolello, Majority Legislators Demand Answers from Administration

Mineola, NY – Nassau Legislature Presiding Officer Rich Nicolello today demanded answers from County Executive Laura Curran for a collection of mansions in the County, whose owner...

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Legislative District 07
Posted on: July 13, 2021

NASSAU LEGISLATURE ANNOUNCES RESULTS OF COUNTY EXECUTIVE CURRAN'S REASSESSMENT

NASSAU LEGISLATURE ANNOUNCES RESULTS OF COUNTY EXECUTIVE CURRAN'S REASSESSMENT

Mineola, New York – The 2020-2021 tax year was the first year of County Executive Laura Curran's reassessment. That year saw a record number of griev...

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Legislative District 07
Posted on: July 7, 2021

LEGISLATOR KOPEL & COUNCILMAN D’ESPOSITO ARE BRINGING THE NuHEALTH/ NUMC MAMMOGRAPHY VAN TO THE 7TH

LEGISLATOR KOPEL & COUNCILMAN D’ESPOSITO ARE BRINGING THE NuHEALTH/ NUMC MAMMOGRAPHY VAN TO THE 7TH LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT

• THURSDAY, JULY 22, 2021 • 8:15 AM TO 12:00 NOON •

Town of Hempstead Parking Field (Across from Oceanside Library)

Davison ...

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Legislative District 07
Posted on: June 30, 2021

LEGISLATOR KOPEL PRESENTS COVID-19 SERVICE BARS TO ROCKVILLE CENTRE FIRE DEPT.

Deputy Presiding Officer Howard Kopel and Legislator Bill Gaylor recently joined with Rockville Centre Mayor Francis X. Murray to present members of the Rockville Centre Fire Department with Nassau County service bars for their courage and extrao...

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Legislative District 07
Posted on: June 29, 2021

LEGISLATOR GAYLOR PRESENTS COVID-19 SERVICE BARS TO EAST ROCKAWAY FIRE DEPT.

Deputy Presiding Officer Howard Kopel and Legislator Bill Gaylor, joined with East Rockway Mayor Bruno Romano to present members of the East Rockway Fire Department with Nassau County service bars for their courage and extraordinary dedication du...

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Legislative District 07
Posted on: May 26, 2021

S.T.O.P. HAZARDOUS HOUSEHOLD WASTE COLLECTION PROGRAM COMING TO BAY PARK

SUNDAY, JUNE 13, 2021  -  8:00 AM to 3:00 PMBay Park – First Ave., East Rockaway

 

Legislator Howard Kopel is pleased to announce that the Town of Hempstead Stop Throwing Out Pollutants Hazardous Waste Collection Program...

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Legislative District 07
Posted on: May 11, 2021

LEGISLATURE PASSED BILL APPROVING SCHOOL BUS STOP-ARM CAMERAS FOR SEPTEMBER 2021

The Nassau County Legislature Committees passed legislation to implement school bus STOP-arm cameras by September 2021. The legislation passed unanimously though the Public Safety, Finance and Rules committees.  This legislation comes after month...

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Legislative District 07
Posted on: May 6, 2021

NASSAU LEGISLATIVE MAJORITY TO STATE: KILL THE GAS TAX

The Nassau County Legislative Majority today announced its strong opposition to a bill under consideration in Albany that will raise gas taxes a whopping 55 cents to 98.12 cents per gallon, which will make New York’s gas tax 57% higher than every other st...

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Legislative District 07
Posted on: April 28, 2021

LEGISLATURE CALLS FOR END TO NEW NY DISCOVERY LAWS THAT DISCOURAGE ANTI-ASIAN HATE CRIMES REPORTS

Over the last year, our nation has seen an increasing number of violent attacks on Asians as well as hate crimes in general aimed at people of different faiths and ethnicities. More recently, each week there is another story of an unprovoked attack on a m...

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Legislative District 07
Posted on: April 26, 2021

LEGISLATORS KOPEL AND GAYLOR DELIVER CRP MONEY TO HEWLETT BAY FIRE DISTRICT FOR CHEST COMPRESSORS

Deputy Presiding Officer Howard J. Kopel and Legislator Bill Gaylor delivered a Community Revitalization Project (CRP) check on April 12th to the Hewlett Bay Fire District for $17,000. The money will go to purchase Lucas Mechanical CPR Chest Compression D...

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Legislative District 07
Posted on: April 21, 2021

NASSAU COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT SAFETY TIPS TO PREVENT STOLEN CARS AND LARCENIES FROM VEHICLES

Every 45 seconds, a car is stolen in the United States, which is close to one million stolen vehicles per year. Thefts occur at all times of the day and night and usually happen when a car has been left unlocked with the key fob left inside a vehicle equi...

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Legislative District 07
Posted on: April 15, 2021

NASSAU COUNTY LEGISLATORS GAYLOR AND KOPEL PRESENT COVID-19 SERVICE BARS TO ROCKVILLE CENTRE POLICE

SERVICE BARS

NASSAU COUNTY LEGISLATORS GAYLOR AND KOPEL PRESENT COVID-19 SERVICE BARS TO ROCKVILLE CENTRE POLICE

Legislator Bill Gaylor and Deputy Presiding Officer Howard Kopel joined with Village of Rockville Centre Officials to present the Rockville Centre Police De...

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Legislative District 07
Posted on: April 12, 2021

LEGISLATIVE DEMOCRATS DEFEAT ELECTED ASSESSOR PROPOSAL

LEGISLATIVE DEMOCRATS DEFEAT 

ELECTED ASSESSOR PROPOSAL

 

COUNTY EXECUTIVE/ LEGISLATIVE DEMOCRATS REFUSE TO ALLOW PUBLIC TO VOTE ON ISSUE

Mineola, New York – Earlier this year, the Nassau County Legislative Majority filed a bill to ...

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Legislative District 07
Posted on: April 12, 2021

LEGISLATOR KOPEL AND OTHER PRESENT: TRAIN YOUR BRAIN VIRTUAL SESSIONS

 Tuesday, April 27, 2021 • 12:00 Noon to 1:00 PM •

 

Nassau County Legislator Howard J. Kopel and the Long Island Alzheimer’s & Dementia Center as hosting a virtual event to provide important brain...

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Legislative District 07
Posted on: March 30, 2021

LEGISLATURE ADVOCATES FOR FEDERAL FUNDING TO HELP ORGANIZATIONS WITH EVENT SPACES

As part of the Federal Government's American Rescue Act, Nassau County will receive almost 400 million dollars to be used for COVID-19 relief. Today, Nassau County Legislature Presiding Officer Richard Nicolello joined with other elected official...

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Legislative District 07
Posted on: March 12, 2021

NASSAU LEGISLATORS SEEK ALLOWING SCHOOLS TO DECIDE ON RESTORING EVENTS & ACTIVITIES

Fueled by the increasing availability of the COVID-19 vaccine and a continued decline in the rate of infections, the Nassau County Legislative Majority is calling on New York State leaders to lift restrictions and allow individual districts full discretio...

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Legislative District 07
Posted on: March 5, 2021

COVID-19 MEMORIAL AT EISENHOWER PARK PROPOSED BY NASSAU LEGISLATORS

 

Mineola, NY – As a way to honor and remember those who perished from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Nassau County Legislative Majority has introduced a resolution to establish a permanent memorial at Eisenhower Park. The measure w...

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Legislative District 07
Posted on: February 25, 2021

LEGISLATOR KOPEL’S TELEPHONE OFFICE HOURS

LEGISLATOR KOPEL’S TELEPHONE OFFICE HOURS

Monday, March 22, 2021 – 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Legislator Howard J. Kopel is hosting a Telephone Office Hours event to address residents’ questions and concerns about county related issues...

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Legislative District 07
Posted on: February 17, 2021

NASSAU LEGISLATORS JOIN VACCINE REGISTRY EFFORTS, WANT MORE FOCUS ON VACCINATING SENIORS

The Nassau County Legislative Majority today joined the growing number of public officials across New York State calling for the establishment of a vaccine pre-registration system to help ease the nightmarish sign-up conditions that hundreds of thousands ...

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Legislative District 07
Posted on: February 8, 2021

NASSAU COUNTY LEGISLATIVE MAJORITY DENOUNCES WASTED VACCINE DOSES IN NEW YORK CITY

Reiterates Demand To Open City Vaccination Sites To Nassau Residents

In the wake of news stories that New York City is letting vaccines doses go to waste, the Nassau County Legislative Majority has again demanded that New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio lif...

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Legislative District 07
Posted on: February 4, 2021

MAJORITY REQUESTS GOVERNOR CUOMO OPEN MASS VACCINATION SITE AT NASSAU COLISEUM

Members of the Nassau County Legislature’s Republican Majority held a hearing on Thursday, February 4th to examine the roll out of the COVID-19 vaccine within the county. During the course of the hearing, Presiding Officer Richard Nicolello led ...

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Legislative District 07
Posted on: January 28, 2021

NASSAU COUNTY LEGISLATURE DEMANDS NEW YORK CITY LIFT RESIDENCY RESTRICTIONS ON COVID-19 VACCINE

Announces Legislative Hearing to review Nassau Vaccine rollout

Today the Nassau County Legislative Majority demanded that New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio lift the residency restriction to receive a vaccination at New York City testing sites allowing mor...

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Legislative District 07
Posted on: January 26, 2021

COUNTY EXECUTIVE VETOES BILL TO CREATE GREATER TRANSPARENCY IN GOVERNMENT

Nassau County Executive Laura Curran has vetoed a bill passed by the Legislature that would bring more transparency to government. The bill required more advance public notice of the meetings, agendas and actions of the Nassau County Planning Commission w...

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Legislative District 07
Posted on: January 12, 2021

LEGISLATURE RENEWS CALL FOR ELECTED ASSESSOR AMID NEW APPOINTMENT

County Executive Laura Curran has signaled her intention to appoint Robin S. Laveman as the new Assessor of Nassau County. Laveman’s appointment would succeed current Assessor David Moog in the post. Moog is being moved to another department.

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Legislative District 07
Posted on: December 15, 2020

LEGISLATIVE MAJORITY PASSES BORROWING DEAL SAVING NASSAU TAXPAYERS MILLIONS OF DOLLARS

After months of negotiations, members of the Legislative Majority have reached a deal with NIFA, and the Curran administration that will save Nassau taxpayers more than $200 million over the next 15 years while creating a fund to pay  small busin...

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Legislative District 07
Posted on: December 10, 2020

Nassau County Howard J. Kopel has teamed up with the US Marine Corps for the Toys for Tots

New, unwrapped toys will be collected untilTHURSDAY, DECEMBER 17TH

 

Toys for Tots Holiday Gift Drive drop-off boxes for new, unwrapped toys will be located at the following Nassau County locations:

 

EAST MEADOW:

  • Main Lobby of Administration...
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Legislative District 07
Posted on: December 4, 2020

LEGISLATOR KOPEL DELIVERS CRP MONEY TO EAST ROCKAWAY

Deputy Presiding Officer Howard Kopel delivered Community Revitalization Project (CRP) money to the Village of East Rockaway that allowed the village to purchase an ambulance for their fire Department EMTs to use. The new ambulance will allow for better r...

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Legislative District 07
Posted on: December 4, 2020

LEGISLATORS KOPEL AND FORD THANKED BY VILLAGE OF LAWRENCE FOR CRP FUNDING

On December 3rd, Deputy Presiding Officer Howard Kopel and Alternate Deputy Presiding Officer Denise Ford attended the Village of Lawrence Trustee meeting and were thanked for providing Community Revitalization Project (CRP) funding for security cameras f...

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Legislative District 07
Posted on: December 1, 2020

MAJORITY RELEASES IG REPORT DETAILING 2 MILLION DOLLAR SCAM ON COMPTROLLER’S OFFICE

(Mineola, NY) – In September 2019, the Nassau County Comptroller’s Office and Comptroller Jack Schnirman fell victim to a cyber phishing scam that put $2 million of taxpayer money at risk, when the Comptroller’s Office transf...

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Legislative District 07