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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 14
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 14
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 14
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 14
Posted on: May 15, 2020

NASSAU COUNTY LEGISLATORS PARTNER WITH M&C VENTURE GROUP TO DONATE THOUSANDS OF FACE SHIELDS TO EMTS

As the COVID-19 pandemic goes on, many first responders are in desperate need of the necessary supplies that keep them safe from this dangerous virus. Fire fighters, EMTs, ambulance companies, and other first responders need to be protected because althou...

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Legislative District 14
Posted on: May 11, 2020

LEGISLATOR SCHAEFER DONATES FACE SHIELDS AND FROZEN YOGURT TO HEALTHCARE WORKERS

LEGISLATOR SCHAEFER JOINS COMMUNITY MEMBERS IN DONATION OF FACE SHIELDS AND FROZEN YOGURT TO HEALTHCARE WORKERS

Nassau County Legislator Laura Schaefer joined with Legislator Bill Gaylor, New York State Assemblyman Ed Ra, Northwell Health-LIJ Valley Stream...

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Legislative District 14
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 14
Posted on: April 29, 2020

LEGISLATOR SCHAEFER ANNOUNCES PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT DRIVE FOR COVID-19 FRONTLINE WORKERS

LEGISLATOR SCHAEFER ANNOUNCES PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT DRIVE FOR COVID-19 FRONTLINE WORKERS

 

SATURDAY, MAY 2, 2020  12:00 NOON  2:00 PM

GARDEN CITY HIGH SCHOOL – 170 ROCKAWAY A...

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Legislative District 14
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 14
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 14
Posted on: April 3, 2020

LEGISLATURE ANNOUNCES “TAKE FIVE” CAMPAIGN FOR MENTAL HEALTH DURING COVID-19 OUTBREAK

As we enter the second month of social distancing and quarantine due to the COVID-19 outbreak, many people can start to feel isolated and disconnected from those they love. Elderly family members and neighbors can feel lonely, especially without any socia...

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Legislative District 14
Posted on: March 10, 2020

LEGISLATOR SCHAEFER INVITES YOU TO A TOWN HALL MEETING ON NEW CRIMINAL JUSTICE & BAIL “REFORMS"

LEGISLATOR SCHAEFER INVITES YOU TO A TOWN HALL MEETING ON: UNDERSTANDING ALBANY’S NEW CRIMINAL JUSTICE & BAIL “REFORMS”

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25, 2020 – 7:00 PM to 9:00 PMWest Hempstead Public Librar...

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Legislative District 14
Posted on: March 10, 2020

ST. PATRICK’S DAY COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE

Tuesday, March 17, 2020  •  2:45 PM – 8:45 PM

Hicksville Fire Department – 20 E. Marie St., Hicksville

Please join Nassau County Legislators Laura Schaefer and Rose Marie Walker and come out to the Community Bl...

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Legislative District 14
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 14
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 14
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 14
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 14
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 14
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 14
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 14
Posted on: January 15, 2020

LAURA SCHAEFER SWORN IN FOR NEW TERM AS NASSAU COUNTY LEGISLATOR

LAURA SCHAEFER SWORN IN FOR NEW 

TERM AS NASSAU COUNTY LEGISLATOR 

On Monday, January 13th, Legislator Laura Schaefer was sworn in for a new term in the Nassau County Legislature for the 13th Legislative Session. Nassau County Clerk Mauree...

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Legislative District 14
Posted on: January 9, 2020

UNDERSTANDING THE DANGERS OF ALBANY’S NEW BAIL REFORM

LEGISLATOR SCHAEFER INVITES YOU TO A TOWN HALL MEETING ON: 

UNDERSTANDING THE DANGERS OF 

ALBANY’S NEW BAIL REFORM

 

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2020 – 8:00 PM

Carle Place High School – 168 Cherry Lane, Carle...

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Legislative District 14
Posted on: December 19, 2019

LEGISLATOR SCHAEFER TO HOST PROPERTY TAX ASSESSMENT GRIEVANCE WORKSHOPS IN 14TH LD

Tuesday

January 21, 2020

2:00 Pm to 4:00 PM

Garden City Senior Center

 6 Golf Club Ln., Garden City

Wednesday

February 26, 2020

7:00 Pm to 9:00 PM

Carle Place High School 

168 Cherry Ln., Carle Place

Legislator Laura Schaefer is hosting 2020 Prope...

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Legislative District 14
Posted on: December 18, 2019

LEGISLATOR SCHAEFER ATTENDS DEDICATION OF JOHN J. CIOTTI MEETING ROOM

LEGISLATOR SCHAEFER ATTENDS DEDICATION OF JOHN J. CIOTTI MEETING ROOM 

On Monday, December 10th, Legislator Laura Schaefer joined with the Majority Caucus of the Nassau County Legislature and the family of the late Legislator John J. Ciotti to ded...

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Legislative District 14
Posted on: December 5, 2019

Toys for Tots

Nassau County Legislator Laura Schaefer 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, unwr...

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Legislative District 14
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 14
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 14
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 Laura Schaefer and the Nassau County Department of Health offer these Halloween Safety Tips to help keep this holiday safe and enjoyable for ever...

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Legislative District 14
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 14
Posted on: October 18, 2019

COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE

Monday, NOVEMBER 4, 2019  •  2:45 PM – 8:45 PM

Hicksville Community Center – 28 W. Carl St., Hicksville

Please join Nassau County Legislators Laura Schaefer and Rose Marie Walker and come out to the Community B...

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Legislative District 14
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 14
Posted on: October 15, 2019

SAFELY DISCARD OF MEDICATIONS AT THE “SHED THE MEDS” DRUG TAKE-BACK EVENTSH

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26th - 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Bethpage High School – 10 Cherry Ave., Bethpage

 

Legislator Laura Schaefer is joining together with Legislator Rose Marie Walker and the Nassau County Police Department 8th Precinct to host a &...

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Legislative District 14
Posted on: October 3, 2019

SENIOR SCAM PREVENTION COMMUNITY FORUMS

TUESDAY, OCT 8, 2019

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

West Hempstead Library

500 Hempstead Ave., West Hempstead

MONDAY, OCT 28, 2019

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Franklin Square Library

19 Lincoln Rd., Franklin Square

Nassau County Legislators Laura Schaefer and Vincen...

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Legislative District 14
Posted on: September 24, 2019

2019 PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS WORKSHOPS

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27th – 1:00 PM TO 2:30 PM

West Hempstead Public Library – 500 Hempstead Tpke., West Hempstead

 

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2nd – 1:00 PM TO 2:30 PM

Garden City Senior Center – 6 Golf Club Ln., Garden ...

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Legislative District 14
Posted on: September 5, 2019

SCHOOL IS OPEN – DRIVE CAREFULLY!

Nassau County Legislator Laura Schaefer 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 spe...

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Legislative District 14
Posted on: August 27, 2019

LEGISLATOR SCHAEFER TO HOST NARCAN TRAINING/ OVERDOSE PREVENTION WORKSHOP

Monday, September 9, 2019  •  7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Bethpage Senior Community Center – 130 Grumman Rd. W, Bethpage

 

You can save the life of a loved one from overdose!

 

Nassau County has been addressing the ...

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Legislative District 14
Posted on: August 27, 2019

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

LEGISLATOR LAURA SCHAEFER AND THE 

NASSAU COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT OFFER 

SAFETY TIPS TO PREVENT STOLEN CARS 

AND LARCENIES FROM VEHICLES

Legislator Laura Schaefer and the Nassau County Police Department would like to alert the publ...

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Legislative District 14
Posted on: August 21, 2019

LEGISLATURE INTRODUCES BILLS PROVIDING ADDITIONAL MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES FOR POLICE AND CORRECTIONS

In the wake of the 9th New York Police Department (NYPD) officer to die by suicide this year, Legislator Laura Schaefer and the Nassau County Legislative Majority joined with members of the Nassau County Police Benevolent Association (PBA), Detectives Ass...

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Legislative District 14
Posted on: August 16, 2019

SCHAEFER UNVEILS NASSAU C.A.R.E.S. SMARTPHONE APP FOR SUBSTANCE ABUSE PREVENTION AND TREATMENT

LEGISLATOR SCHAEFER UNVEILS NASSAU C.A.R.E.S. SMARTPHONE APP FOR SUBSTANCE ABUSE PREVENTION AND TREATMENT

Nassau County Legislator Laura Schaefer joined with Legislator Joshua Lafazan, Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder and County Executive Laura Curran to ...

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Legislative District 14
Posted on: August 6, 2019

LEGISLATOR SCHAEFER ANNOUNCES PROJECT WITH JERICHO FIRE DISTRICT

On August 5th, Legislator Laura Schaefer and the Nassau County Legislature approved a Community Revitalization Projects (CRPs) for the Jericho Fire District.

The project authorizes the County to enter into an inter-municipal agreement with the Jericho Fire...

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Legislative District 14
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 Laura Schaefer and the majority members of the Nassau County legislature hav...

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Legislative District 14
Posted on: July 31, 2019

2019 PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS WORKSHOPS

WEDNESDAY, JULY 31st – 1:00 PM TO 2:30 PM

Hicksville Public Library – 169 Jerusalem Ave., Hicksville

 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 9th – 1:00 PM TO 2:30 PM

Westbury Community Center – 360 Post Ave., Westbury

 

WEDNES...

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Legislative District 14
Posted on: July 31, 2019

NASSAU COUNTY TO INVESTIGATE CONCERNS ABOUT HEALTH IMPACT OF 1,4-DIOXANE CONTAMINATED WATER

Nassau County Legislator Laura Schaefer and Citizens Campaign for the Environment Executive Director Adrienne Esposito held a press conference out about 1,4-dioxane contamination of Long Island’s drinking water and held a major public hearing fo...

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Legislative District 14
Posted on: July 22, 2019

LEGISLATOR LAURA SCHAEFER PRESENTS NATIONAL NIGHT OUT 2019

America’s Night Out Against Crime

LEGISLATOR LAURA SCHAEFER PRESENTS 

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT 2019

 

CO-SPONSORED BY 

legislator rose marie walker – 17th legislative district

and THE NASSAU COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT

&...

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Legislative District 14
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 14