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Posted on: March 24, 2020

NASSAU COUNTY REQUEST FOR MEDICAL SUPPLIES

Nassau County Legislator James Kennedy 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/P...

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Legislative District 12
Posted on: March 3, 2020

THE PROBLEMS WITH ALBANY’S NEW CRIMINAL JUSTICE & BAIL “REFORMS”

LEGISLATOR KENNEDY INVITES YOU TO A TOWN HALL MEETING ON: 

THE PROBLEMS WITH ALBANY’S NEW 

CRIMINAL JUSTICE & BAIL “REFORMS”

 

THURSDAY, MARCH 12, 2020 – 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

South Farmingdal...

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Legislative District 12
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 12
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 12
Posted on: February 14, 2020

LEGISLATOR KENNEDY INVITES YOU TO A TOWN HALL MEETING ON UNDERSTANDING THE PROBLEMS WITH BAIL REFROM

TUESDAY, MARCH 3, 2020 – 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

American Legion Post 1066 – 66 Veterans Blvd., Massapequa

Legislator James Kennedy, Legislator Rose Marie Walker, Nassau County Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder and Lt. Brian Sullivan, Preside...

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Legislative District 12
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 12
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 12
Posted on: February 3, 2020

LEGISLATOR KENNEDY TO HOST PROPERTY TAX ASSESSMENT GRIEVANCE WORKSHOPS IN 12TH LD

Friday

February 14, 2020

1:00 Pm to 3:00 PM

Farmingdale Public Library

116 Merritts Rd., Farmingdale

 

Sponsored by Legislator James Kennedy

& Legislator Rose Marie Walker

Tuesday

February 25, 2020

7:00 Pm to 9:00 PM

Massapequa High School

4925 Merrick R...

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Legislative District 12
Posted on: January 31, 2020

LEGISLATURE ANNOUNCES HEARING IN RESPONSE TO THE DEATH OF THOMAS VALVA

Following the tragic death of Suffolk County’s Thomas Valva, the Nassau County Legislature announced that they will hold a special public hearing of the Health Committee to assess procedures and protocols of Nassau Health and Social services, to...

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Legislative District 12
Posted on: January 30, 2020

LEGISLATURE UNANIMOUSLY PASSES RELIEF FOR SANDY VICTIMS

The Nassau County Legislature unanimously passed legislation at the January 27th Legislative Meeting in Mineola that will continue to support those still rebuilding their homes in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

The measure extended the waiver for all Co...

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Legislative District 12
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 12
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 12
Posted on: January 15, 2020

JAMES KENNEDY SWORN IN FOR NEW TERM AS NASSAU COUNTY LEGISLATOR

JAMES KENNEDY SWORN IN FOR NEW 

TERM AS NASSAU COUNTY LEGISLATOR 

On Monday, January 13th, Legislator James Kennedy was sworn in for a new term in the Nassau County Legislature for the 13th Legislative Session. Nassau County Clerk Maureen ...

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Legislative District 12
Posted on: December 18, 2019

LEGISLATOR KENNEDY ATTENDS DEDICATION OF JOHN J. CIOTTI MEETING ROOM

LEGISLATOR KENNEDY ATTENDS DEDICATION OF JOHN J. CIOTTI MEETING ROOM 

On Monday, December 10th, Legislator James D. Kennedy joined with the Majority Caucus of the Nassau County Legislature and the family of the late Legislator John J. Ciotti to de...

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Legislative District 12
Posted on: December 5, 2019

Toys for Tots

Nassau County Legislator James Kennedy 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, unwra...

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Legislative District 12
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 12
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 12
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 James D. Kennedy and the Nassau County Department of Health offer these Halloween Safety Tips to help keep this holiday safe and enjoyable for ev...

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Legislative District 12
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 demand for blood

New York’s blood supply has never been lower, and New York Blood Center (NYBC) is urgently calli...

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Legislative District 12
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 12
Posted on: September 5, 2019

SCHOOL IS OPEN – DRIVE CAREFULLY!

Nassau County Legislator James Kennedy 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 spee...

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Legislative District 12
Posted on: August 27, 2019

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

LEGISLATOR JAMES KENNEDY AND THE 

NASSAU COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT OFFER 

SAFETY TIPS TO PREVENT STOLEN CARS 

AND LARCENIES FROM VEHICLES

Legislator James Kennedy and the Nassau County Police Department would like to alert the public...

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Legislative District 12
Posted on: August 15, 2019

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

LEGISLATOR KENNEDY ANNOUNCES THAT THE 

NUMC MAMMOGRAPHY VAN IS COMING TO OUR AREA

 

    • Thursday, September 12, 2019 • 8:45 AM to 12:00 Noon •

Ellsworth W. Allen Park – 45 Mot...

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Legislative District 12
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, Legislator James Kennedy and the majority members of the Nassau County legislature have...

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Legislative District 12
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 12
Posted on: July 2, 2019

LEGISLATOR KENNEDY HONORS GIRL SCOUT GOLD AWARD RECIPIENTS

LEGISLATOR KENNEDY HONORS 

GIRL SCOUT GOLD AWARD RECIPIENTS

Nassau County Legislator James D. Kennedy had the pleasure of attending the Massapequa Association of Girl Scouts Award Ceremony and honoring Kiera Neal and Gabrielle Kovaluskie, who were ...

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Legislative District 12
Posted on: July 2, 2019

2019 PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS WORKSHOPS

FRIDAY, JULY 26TH – 1:00 PM TO 2:30 PM

Massapequa (Bar Harbor) Library – 40 Harbor Ln., Massapequa Park

 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 16TH – 1:00 PM TO 2:30 PM

Farmingdale Public Library – 116 Merritts Rd., Farmingdale

Nassa...

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Legislative District 12
Posted on: July 1, 2019

SCAM PREVENTION COMMUNITY FORUMS

SCAM PREVENTION COMMUNITY FORUMS

Tuesday, July 9th

2:00 pm - 3:00 PM

Massapequa (Bar Harbor) Library

40 Harbor Ln., Massapequa Park

Tuesday, JULY 16th

12:00 Noon - 1:00 PM

Farmingdale Public Library

116 Merritts Rd., Farmingdale

Nassau County Legislator James Kenn...

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Legislative District 12
Posted on: June 26, 2019

LEGISLATOR KENNEDY IS HOSTING TWO SCAM PREVENTION COMMUNITY FORUMS

Nassau County Legislator James D. Kennedy and NYS Assemblymen Mike LiPetri and John Mikulin are co-hosting two Scam Prevention Community Forums along with the Nassau County Department of Consumer Affairs to help residents learn how to identify a when you ...

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Legislative District 12
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 12
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 12
Posted on: June 5, 2019

SENIOR SCAM PREVENTION COMMUNITY FORUM

Monday, JUNE 17th  -  7:00 pm - 9:00 PM

Massapequa High School – 4925 Merrick Rd., Massapequa

Nassau County Legislator James D. Kennedy invites you to an important meeting on preventing scams against seniors hosted by the Nassau ...

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Legislative District 12
Posted on: June 3, 2019

STATEMENT FROM LEGISLATOR KENNEDY ON THE FAILURE OF THE ELECTED ASSESSOR OVERRIDE VOTE

“Since the assessment process began, the Majority Caucus of the Nassau County Legislature has fought to give residents a strong voice in the process. Assessor David Moog has caused error after error in the reassessment process, and has refused t...

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Legislative District 12
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 12
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 12
Posted on: May 3, 2019

LEGISLATOR KENNEDY TO HOST FREE CHILD CAR SEAT SAFETY INSPECTION

WEDNEsday, MAY 29, 2019  •  9:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Majorie Post Park – Unqua Road, Massapequa

Nassau County Legislator James D. Kennedy invites all parents, grandparents and caregivers to have their child car seats...

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Legislative District 12
Posted on: April 10, 2019

LEGISLATOR JAMES KENNEDY NAMES JOANNE MONEZ AS “WOMAN OF DISTINCTION”

In celebration of Women’s History Month, the Nassau County Legislature recently held their 21st Annual “Women of Distinction” Ceremony. Joanne Monez was recognized as Legislator James Kennedy’s 2019 honoree for her ...

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Legislative District 12
Posted on: April 8, 2019

SENIOR SCAM PREVENTION COMMUNITY FORUM

monday, april 29th  -  2:00 pm - 4:00 PM

Farmingdale Public Library – Meeting Room AB

116 Merritts Rd., Farmingdale, NY 11735

Nassau County Legislator James D. Kennedy invites you to an important meeting on preventing scams agains...

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Legislative District 12
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 12