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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 18, 2020

NASSAU COUNTY LEGISLATURE JOINS WITH SCOUTS AND VETERANS TO KICK OFF MEMORIAL DAY INITIATIVE

As we endure another month of the COVID-19 pandemic, an announcement was recently made that residents would not be able to place American flags on graves at military cemeteries for Memorial Day, most notably Calverton National Cemetery in Suffolk County. ...

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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
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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