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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
Posted on: November 9, 2020

NASSAU COUNTY LEGISLATURE ANNOUNCES NEW VETERANS LEGISLATION AHEAD OF VETERANS DAY

Mineola, NY – Nassau County, with a population of over 1.3 million people has one of the largest number of veterans in New York state, and nation. As of 2017, more than 45,000 veterans resided in Nassau. Today, members of the Nassau Cou...

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Legislative District 07
Posted on: November 5, 2020

NEW YORK BLOOD CENTER ANNOUNCES BLOOD EMERGENCY APPEAL FOR DONORS

Cancelled blood drives and reduced donor turnout due to the COVID-19 pandemic have resulted in substantially fewer blood donations than what is needed to meet the needs of patients in the hospitals served by New York Blood Center.  

“Eve...

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Legislative District 07
Posted on: October 23, 2020

LEGISLATIVE MAJORITY SUBMITS COMMON SENSE AMENDMENTS TO COUNTY EXECUTIVE’S BUDGET

LEGISLATIVE MAJORITY SUBMITS COMMON SENSE AMENDMENTS TO COUNTY EXECUTIVE’S BUDGET

 

Returns Money to Taxpayers, Restores Bus Lines, adds additional 

Ambulance Personnel, Creates Fund to Pay down debt

(Mineola, NY) - The Majority Ca...

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Legislative District 07
Posted on: October 13, 2020

LEGISLATOR KOPEL ANNOUNCES THAT THE NUMC MAMMOGRAPHY VAN IS COMING TO OUR AREA

Wednesday, October 21, 2020 – 8:15 AM to 11:45 AMOceanside Library Parking Lot – 30 Davison Ave., Oceanside

Nassau County Legislator Howard J. Kopel and Town of Hempstead Councilman Steve D’Esposito are sponsoring the Nassau U...

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Legislative District 07
Posted on: October 9, 2020

S.T.O.P. HAZARDOUS HOUSEHOLD WASTE COLLECTION PROGRAM

 

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2020 - 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM

North Woodmere Park – Branch Blvd., North Woodmere

 

Deputy Presiding Officer Howard J. Kopel is pleased to announce that the Town of Hempstead Stop Throwing Out Pollutants Hazardou...

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Legislative District 07
Posted on: September 22, 2020

LEGISLATOR KOPEL ANNOUNCES CRP MONEY FOR COMMUNITIES IN DISTRICT 7

Deputy Presiding Officer Howard Kopel and the Nassau County Legislature voted to approve funding to numerous community projects in District 7 with Community Revitalization Project (CRP) money. These projects, known as Inter-Municipal Agreements (IMAs), be...

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Legislative District 07
Posted on: July 30, 2020

LEGISLATURE TO RENAME COUNTY POLICE HEADQUARTERS AFTER FIRST AFRICAN AMERICAN POLICE COMMISSIONER

The Majority Caucus of the Nassau County Legislature held a press conference on July 30th, to announce the naming of the Nassau County Police Department headquarters building after former Police Commissioner William J. Willett. Commissioner Willett, who s...

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Legislative District 07
Posted on: July 23, 2020

KOPEL JOINS WITH VILLAGE OFFICIALS TO ANNOUNCE THEIR PARTICIPATION IN THE BLUE RIBBON CAMPAIGN

On July 23rd, Deputy Presiding Officer Howard Kopel joined with Town of Hempstead Councilman Anthony D’Esposito, East Rockaway Mayor Bruno Romano, Lawrence Mayor Alex H. Edelman, Rockville Centre Mayor Francis X. Murray, Cedarhurst Mayor Ben Wei...

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Legislative District 07
Posted on: July 1, 2020

NASSAU LEGISLATURE JOINS WITH NCPD AND NYPD TO UNVEIL COMMUNITY INITIATIVE IN SUPPORT LAW ENFORCENT

As the Nassau County Police Department and thousands of NYPD officers living on Long Island continue to battle an anti-police sentiment coupled with calls to “defund the police,” the Nassau County Legislature joined with local communit...

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Legislative District 07
Posted on: June 4, 2020

NASSAU COUNTY LEGISLATURE ASKS GOVERNOR TO ALLOW OUTDOOR GRADUATION CEREMONIES

NASSAU COUNTY LEGISLATURE ASKS GOVERNOR TO ALLOW OUTDOOR GRADUATION CEREMONIES

Urges Him to Change Guidelines for Public Pools

Following the State guidance that was sent out regarding Graduation ceremonies, Presiding Officer Richard Nicolello sent ...

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Legislative District 07
Posted on: May 21, 2020

NASSAU COUNTY LEGISLATURE LEADS VIRTUAL FOOD DONATION RAISES MORE THAN 5,000 LBS. OF FOOD

Last month, the Nassau County Legislature Majority Caucus joined with Long Island Cares-The Harry Chapin Food Bank to host a virtual food drive in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the increased demand for donations.

The drive allowed users to shop for...

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Legislative District 07
Posted on: May 4, 2020

LEGISLATURE HOLDS EMERGENCY VOTE TO ACCEPT FUNDS TO HELP COVID-19 OUTBREAK RELATED PROGRAMS

The Nassau County Legislature held an emergency vote today to approve financial assistance from the federal government to help with COVID-19 related programs. Under the federal CARES Act, Nassau County will receive $12,775,244 from the Department of Housi...

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Legislative District 07
Posted on: April 20, 2020

Legislation goes to County Executive’s Desk for Signature or Veto

LEGISLATURE PASSES BILL TO GIVE RESIDENTS AND BUSINESSES UNTIL JUNE 11TH TO PAY PROPERTY TAXES WITHOUT INTEREST OR PENALTIES 

Legislation goes to County Executive’s Desk for Signature or Veto

As Nassau residents and businesses struggle to...

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Legislative District 07
Posted on: April 17, 2020

MAJORITY INTRODUCES LEGISLATION TO GIVE RESIDENTS AND BUSINESSES UNTIL JUNE 11 TO PAY PROPERTY TAX

As Nassau residents and businesses struggle to cope with the financial hardships caused by the COVID-19 outbreak, which has halted almost all economic activity in the county, Majority Legislators have submitted an emergency resolution to give residents an...

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Legislative District 07
Posted on: March 24, 2020

NASSAU COUNTY REQUEST FOR MEDICAL SUPPLIES

Deputy Presiding Officer Howard J. Kopel would like to inform the public that Nassau County is accepting donations of medical supplies during this unprecedented National State of Emergency.

DONATIONS OF THE BELOW MEDICAL SUPPLIES IN 

UNOPENED BOXES...

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Legislative District 07
Posted on: March 3, 2020

LEGISLATOR KOPEL TO HOST PROPERTY TAX ASSESSMENT GRIEVANCE WORKSHOP IN 7TH LD

Deputy Presiding Officer Howard J. Kopel is hosting a Property Tax Assessment Grievance Workshop for all homeowners who disagree with the assessed value of their home as indicated on the 2021-2022 Tentative Notice of Assessment.  At the workshop,...

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Legislative District 07
Posted on: February 25, 2020

LEGISLATURE CELEBRATES BLACK HISTORY MONTH, HONOR BLACK LEADERS

On Monday, February 24th, the Nassau County Legislature honored two community leaders as part of its Black History Month celebration. Each of the honorees have made significant contributions to making Nassau County the great community it is today.

The hono...

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Legislative District 07
Posted on: February 25, 2020

BILL REQUIRING QUARTERLY CRIME REPORTS FROM NCPD PASSES LEGISLATURE

After introducing legislation earlier this month to require the Nassau County Police Department to produce a quarterly crime report on statistics relating to the effect of cashless bail in Nassau County, and after holding a hearing on the issue on Februar...

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Legislative District 07
Posted on: February 10, 2020

LEGISLATIVE MAJORITY INTRODUCES BILL REQUIRING QUARTERLY CRIME REPORTS

The Legislative Majority Caucus will be holding a hearing on the ill-conceived Criminal Justice Reform passed by New York State. The so-called reform has led to suspects charged with serious crimes being released all over the state. In Nassau County, Poli...

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Legislative District 07
Posted on: February 7, 2020

LEGISLATOR KOPEL TO HOST PROPERTY TAX ASSESSMENT GRIEVANCE WORKSHOP IN 7TH LD

legislator KOPEL to host property TAX ASSESSMENT grievance workshop in 7th LD

 

Thursday, february 20th – 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Rockville Centre Recreation Center

111 North Oceanside Rd., Rockville Centre

Deputy Presiding Officer Howar...

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Legislative District 07
Posted on: February 4, 2020

PROPERTY TAX ASSESSMENT GRIEVANCE DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO APRIL 2, 2020

On January 2nd, the County released a new assessment roll for the 2021-2022 year. Despite the rapidly approaching grievance deadline, many residents have not yet received new Notices of Tentative Assessment, leaving them with just a little over a month to...

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Legislative District 07
Posted on: February 3, 2020

KOPEL ATTENDS OCEANSIDE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE COCKTAIL RECEPTION

Deputy Presiding Officer Howard Kopel attended the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce Cocktail Reception on Thursday January 30th at Kombert Caterers of Oceanside and honored “Citizen of the Year” Brian Driscoll and “Business of t...

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Legislative District 07
Posted on: January 30, 2020

LEGISLATURE INTRODUCES RESOLUTION EXTENDING TAX GRIEVANCE DEADLINE

The Nassau County Legislature has introduced a resolution to extend the deadline of the Property Tax Assessment Grievance Period until April 1st.

On January 2nd, the County released a new assessment roll for the 2021-2022 year. Despite the rapidly approach...

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Legislative District 07
Posted on: January 27, 2020

LEGISLATORS CALL FOR INVESTIGATION INTO NASSAU COUNTY COMPTROLLER’S OFFICE

Majority members stood today to call for an investigation by the State Comptroller and Nassau Inspector General into the Nassau County Comptroller’s Office.

In October of 2019, Nassau County Comptroller Jack Schnirman’s Office had falle...

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Legislative District 07