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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 12
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 12
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 12
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 12
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 12
Posted on: April 20, 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 passed an emergency resolution to give residents and b...

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Legislative District 12
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 12
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