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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
Posted on: January 15, 2020

LEGISLATURE PASSES S.A.F.E.R. GRANT TO INCREASE FIRE DEPARTMENT FUNDS

LEGISLATURE PASSES S.A.F.E.R. GRANT 

TO INCREASE FIRE DEPARTMENT FUNDS 

On Monday, January 13th, the Nassau County Legislature held their first committee meeting of 2020, and passed funding for Nassau’s volunteer fire departments...

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Legislative District 07
Posted on: January 15, 2020

HOWARD KOPEL SWORN IN FOR NEW TERM AS NASSAU COUNTY LEGISLATOR

HOWARD KOPEL SWORN IN FOR NEW 

TERM AS NASSAU COUNTY LEGISLATOR 

On Monday, January 13th, Deputy Presiding Officer Howard Kopel was sworn in for a new term in the Nassau County Legislature for the 13th Legislative Session. Nassau County Cl...

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Legislative District 07
Posted on: December 18, 2019

LEGISLATOR KOPEL ATTENDS DEDICATION OF JOHN J. CIOTTI MEETING ROOM

LEGISLATOR KOPEL ATTENDS DEDICATION 

OF JOHN J. CIOTTI MEETING ROOM 

On Monday, December 10th, Deputy Presiding Officer Howard J. Kopel joined with the Majority Caucus of the Nassau County Legislature and the family of the late Legislator ...

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Legislative District 07
Posted on: December 5, 2019

Toys for Tots

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 16TH

Toys for Tots Holiday Gift Drive drop-off boxes for new, unw...

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Legislative District 07
Posted on: November 27, 2019

LEGISLATURE VOTES TO CREATE OFFICE OF CRIME VICTIM ADVOCATE

Last month, the Majority Caucus of the Nassau County Legislature added amendments to the County Executive’s Budget to create an Office of Crime Victim Advocates to aid victims and witnesses of violent crimes in Nassau County. Today, the Legislat...

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Legislative District 07
Posted on: October 23, 2019

LEGISLATURE JOINS WITH STATE ASSEMBLY TO ANNOUNCE REASSESSMENT RELIEF CREDIT

Assemblyman Ed Ra has introduced new legislation in the State Assembly to address the unfair burden placed on residents whose taxes will go down, but will continue to pay more than their fair share of property taxes because of the proposed five year phase...

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Legislative District 07
Posted on: October 22, 2019

HAVE A SAFE AND HAPPY HALLOWEEN REMEMBER THESE IMPORTANT SAFETY TIPS

Halloween brings jack-o-lanterns, whimsical costumes, and visits from young neighbors in disguise. Legislator Howard J. Kopel and the Nassau County Department of Health offer these Halloween Safety Tips to help keep this holiday safe and enjoyable for eve...

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Legislative District 07
Posted on: October 22, 2019

PLEASE DONATE BLOOD - NEW YORK BLOOD CENTER ISSUES URGENT CALL FOR DONORS

REGION’S BLOOD SUPPLY HAS NEVER BEEN LOWER Critical blood shortage stems from decline in donor base                      and increased de...

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Legislative District 07
Posted on: October 16, 2019

MINORITY CAUCUS FAILS TO OVERRIDE VETO OF “ASSESSMENT BILL OF RIGHTS”

Earlier this Summer, the Majority Caucus of the Nassau County Legislature introduced a number of bills meant to help improve fairness and transparency in the County Executive’s Assessment Process. After passing the full Legislature, the County E...

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Legislative District 07
Posted on: September 24, 2019

LEGISLATOR KOPEL SPEAKS WITH LOCAL VILLAGE BOARDS

Deputy Presiding Officer Howard J. Kopel recently met with local village boards to discuss concerns, project updates and other issues happening in the community.

 On September 9th, 2019, Deputy Presiding Officer Kopel met with Rockville Centre May...

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Legislative District 07
Posted on: September 24, 2019

LEGISLATURE PASSES ASSESSMENT BILL OF RIGHTS

After announcing a series of reforms called the “Assessment Bill of Rights” earlier this summer, Deputy Presiding Officer Howard Kopel and the Majority Caucus of the Nassau County Legislature are proud to announce the legislative passa...

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Legislative District 07
Posted on: September 16, 2019

LEGISLATORS CALL FOR COUNTY EXECUTIVE TO INCLUDE SOUTH SHORE BUS LINES IN EXECUTIVE BUDGET PROPOSAL

Since 2017, 10 bus routes for the Nassau Inter County Express (NICE) have been cut following a reduction in millions of dollars of county funding. Many of the resulting bus routes that were cut provided the only viable source of public transportation for ...

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Legislative District 07
Posted on: September 12, 2019

TRAVEL ADVISORY: NEW TRAFFIC PATTERN SCHEDULED FOR BAY BOULEVARD AT NASSAU EXPRESSWAY INTERSECTION

TRAVEL ADVISORY: NEW TRAFFIC PATTERN SCHEDULED FOR 

BAY BOULEVARD AT NASSAU EXPRESSWAY INTERSECTION

 

Motorists should expect a new traffic pattern on Bay Boulevard near Route 878 (Nassau Expressway) in the town of Hempstead, Nassau County.

B...

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Legislative District 07
Posted on: September 9, 2019

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

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2019

8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Valley Stream State Park - Fletcher Ave., Valley Stream

Deputy Presiding Officer Howard J. Kopel is pleased to announce that the Town of Hempstead Stop Throwing Out Pollutants Hazardous Waste Collection Program (S...

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Legislative District 07
Posted on: September 9, 2019

DEPUTY PRESIDING OFFICER KOPEL ATTENDS 5K RUN AND FAMILY WALK AT SUNNY ATLANTIC BEACH CLUB

On Sunday, September 1st, Deputy Presiding Officer Howard Kopel joined with Cal Nathan, President of the Community Chest South Shore (CCSS) for their 5k Run & Family Walk at Sunny Atlantic Beach Club in Atlantic Beach.

“Thank you to the many ...

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Legislative District 07
Posted on: September 5, 2019

SCHOOL IS OPEN – DRIVE CAREFULLY!

Deputy Presiding Officer Howard J. Kopel would like to remind drivers to be extra cautious when driving now that school is open, especially when driving in school zones.

School zones are areas marked off near all schools. These areas usually have slower sp...

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Legislative District 07
Posted on: August 27, 2019

LEGISLATOR KOPEL AND THE COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT OFFER SAFETY TIPS TO PREVENT STOLEN CARS

LEGISLATOR HOWARD J. KOPEL AND THE 

NASSAU COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT OFFER 

SAFETY TIPS TO PREVENT STOLEN CARS 

AND LARCENIES FROM VEHICLES

Legislator Howard J. Kopel and the Nassau County Police Department would like to alert the pu...

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Legislative District 07
Posted on: August 15, 2019

NARCAN TRAINING/OVERDOSE PREVENTION COMMUNITY FORUM

NARCAN TRAINING/OVERDOSE PREVENTION COMMUNITY FORUM

YOU CAN SAVE A LOVED ONE FROM OVERDOSE!

 

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 25th – 6:45 PM to 8:45 PM

Oceanside Library – 30 Davison Ave., Oceanside

Every day, at least one Long Islander ...

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Legislative District 07
Posted on: August 6, 2019

BILL TO PREVENT AGAINST CYBER TERRORISM IN NASSAU COUNTY PASSES LEGISLATURE

After municipal Governments around the nation have been struck by cyber attacks, forcing them in some cases to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in ransom payments, Deputy Presiding Officer Howard J. Kopel and the majority members of the Nassau County ...

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Legislative District 07
Posted on: July 29, 2019

DEPUTY PRESIDING OFFICER KOPEL HOLDS TOWN HALL MEETING IN OCEANSIDE

DEPUTY PRESIDING OFFICER KOPEL HOLDS TOWN HALL MEETING IN OCEANSIDE

On July 24th, Deputy Presiding Officer Howard Kopel held a town hall meeting at the Oceanside Library in Oceanside. Residents asked many questions on topics ranging from the County&rsq...

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Legislative District 07
Posted on: July 17, 2019

STAY COOL AND BEAT THE HEAT!

Hicksville, NY – Nassau County Executive Laura Curran joined Department of Health Commissioner Dr. Lawrence Eisenstein and Office of Emergency Management Commissioner Steven Morelli to urge residents to take precautions ahead of potentially dang...

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Legislative District 07
Posted on: July 17, 2019

HOWARD J. KOPEL AND THE ALZHEIMER’S FOUNDATION OF AMERICA PRESENT A FREE MEMORY SCREENING

LEGISLATOR HOWARD J. KOPEL AND THE 

ALZHEIMER’S FOUNDATION OF AMERICA PRESENT A 

FREE MEMORY SCREENING PROGRAM

TUESDAY, AUGUST 6, 2019  -  10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Rockville Centre Public Library - 221 N. Village Ave.,...

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Legislative District 07
Posted on: June 25, 2019

Blood Drive

Thursday, July 25, 2019  •  7:00 AM – 9:00 PM

South Nassau Communities Hospital – 1 Healthy Way, Oceanside

Please join Nassau County Legislator Howard Kopel and South Nassau Communities Hospital at the Summer C...

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Legislative District 07
Posted on: June 25, 2019

LEGISLATOR KOPEL & COUNCILMAN D’ESPOSITO ARE BRINGING THE NUMC MAMMOGRAPHY VAN TO OUR AREA

 Thursday, July 18, 2019 • 8:00 AM to 12:00 Noon •

Davison Avenue Parking Lot #12 – Oceanside, NY 11572

(Across street from the Oceanside Library)

Nassau County Legislator Howard J. Kopel and Town of Hempstead C...

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Legislative District 07
Posted on: June 6, 2019

LEGISLATURE HOLDS HEARING ON CROSSING GUARD STAFFING NUMBERS

The Nassau County Legislature’s Public Safety Committee held a hearing to address concerns about the shortage of Crossing Guards, and the use of Police Officers to take their place. Speakers included: Jerry Laricchiuta, President of CSEA; James ...

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Legislative District 07
Posted on: June 6, 2019

LEGISLATURE HOLDS HEARING ON DETECTIVE STAFFING NUMBERS

On June 4th, the Nassau County Legislature’s Public Safety Committee held a hearing to address concerns about the shortage of detectives in the Nassau County Police Department, and the possible effect on the community. Speakers included: John Wi...

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Legislative District 07
Posted on: June 5, 2019

S.T.O.P. Hazardous Household Waste Collection Program

Date: Sunday, June 23, 2019Time: 8:00 am - 3:00 pmBay Park – First Ave., East Rockaway

Legislator Howard J. Kopel is pleased to announce that the Town of Hempstead Stop Throwing Out Pollutants Hazardous Waste Collection Program (S.T.O.P.) is comi...

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Legislative District 07
Posted on: May 29, 2019

LEGISLATORS FORD AND KOPEL SECURE FUNDING FOR NEW AMBULANCE IN LAWRENCE

Nassau County Deputy Presiding Officer Legislator Howard Kopel and Alternate Deputy Presiding Officer Denise Ford are pleased to congratulate the Village of Lawrence upon the dedication and arrival of a new ambulance to service the Five Towns community. T...

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Legislative District 07
Posted on: May 17, 2019

LEGISLATIVE MAJORITY SUPPORTS SCHOOL BUS SAFETY STOP-ARM CAMERAS BILL IN ALBANY

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Mineola, NY – On May 9th, Nassau County Legislature Presiding Officer Richard Nicolello addressed a letter to Governor Andrew Cuomo, Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie and State Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins to urge the passage of S45...

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Legislative District 07
Posted on: May 13, 2019

MAY IS MELANOMA AWARENESS MONTH

MAY IS MELANOMA AWARENESS MONTH

As the weather gets warmer and summer draws closer, our thoughts turn toward enjoying some of the great beaches that Nassau County has to offer. Before the summer season begins, I would like to remind everyone that May is Me...

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Legislative District 07
Posted on: May 8, 2019

LEGISLATOR KOPEL TO HOST FREE CHILD CAR SEAT SAFETY INSPECTION

LEGISLATOR KOPEL TO HOST FREE 

CHILD CAR SEAT SAFETY INSPECTION

 

THURsday, june 6, 2019  •  9:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Rockville Centre Recreation Center – 111 N. Oceanside Rd., RVC

Nassau County Legisl...

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Legislative District 07
Posted on: April 1, 2019

LEGISLATOR KOPEL HOSTING TOWN HALL MEETING ABOUT NEW REASSESSMENT PLAN

LEGISLATOR KOPEL HOSTING TOWN HALL 

MEETING ABOUT NEW REASSESSMENT PLAN

 

Wednesday, April 10th – 7:00 PM

Lawrence Country Club - 101 Causeway, Lawrence

Nassau County Legislators Howard J. Kopel and Denise Ford are hosting a Town Ha...

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Legislative District 07
Posted on: April 1, 2019

NASSAU COUNTY LEGISLATURE TO HOLD SECOND REASSESSMENT HEARING

NASSAU COUNTY LEGISLATURE TO HOLD  

SECOND REASSESSMENT HEARING

The Nassau Legislature will be holding a second legislative hearing on the topic of the County Executive’s Reassessment Plan and its impact on Nassau homeowners. All resident...

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Legislative District 07