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Posted on: May 11, 2021

LEGISLATURE PASSED BILL APPROVING SCHOOL BUS STOP-ARM CAMERAS FOR SEPTEMBER 2021

The Nassau County Legislature Committees passed legislation to implement school bus STOP-arm cameras by September 2021. The legislation passed unanimously though the Public Safety, Finance and Rules committees.  This legislation comes after month...

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Legislative District 15
Posted on: May 6, 2021

LEGISLATOR FERRETTI IS HOSTING A “SHED THE MEDS” DRUG DROP OFF EVENT IN WANTAGH

 

SATURDAY, MAY 22, 2021 • 9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon

Wantagh High School – 3297 Beltagh Ave., Wantagh

  

Nassau County Legislator John Ferretti is joining with Legislators Steve Rhoads and Tom McKevitt, the Nassau Coun...

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Legislative District 15
Posted on: May 6, 2021

NASSAU LEGISLATIVE MAJORITY TO STATE: KILL THE GAS TAX

The Nassau County Legislative Majority today announced its strong opposition to a bill under consideration in Albany that will raise gas taxes a whopping 55 cents to 98.12 cents per gallon, which will make New York’s gas tax 57% higher than every other st...

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Legislative District 15
Posted on: May 3, 2021

LEGISLATORS DISTRIBUTE COVID-19 SERVICE PINS TO NUMC HEALTHCARE HEROES

On May 3rd, Legislator John Ferretti, Legislator Tom McKevitt, Legislator Steve Rhoads, NUMC President/Chief Executive Officer Dr. Anthony Boutin and CSEA President Ron Gurerri presented COVID-19 Service Pins to Nassau University Medical Center (NUMC) hea...

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Legislative District 15
Posted on: April 28, 2021

LEGISLATURE CALLS FOR END TO NEW NY DISCOVERY LAWS THAT DISCOURAGE ANTI-ASIAN HATE CRIMES REPORTS

Over the last year, our nation has seen an increasing number of violent attacks on Asians as well as hate crimes in general aimed at people of different faiths and ethnicities. More recently, each week there is another story of an unprovoked attack on a m...

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Legislative District 15
Posted on: April 21, 2021

NASSAU COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT SAFETY TIPS TO PREVENT STOLEN CARS AND LARCENIES FROM VEHICLES

Every 45 seconds, a car is stolen in the United States, which is close to one million stolen vehicles per year. Thefts occur at all times of the day and night and usually happen when a car has been left unlocked with the key fob left inside a vehicle equi...

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Legislative District 15
Posted on: April 12, 2021

LEGISLATIVE DEMOCRATS DEFEAT ELECTED ASSESSOR PROPOSAL

LEGISLATIVE DEMOCRATS DEFEAT 

ELECTED ASSESSOR PROPOSAL

 

COUNTY EXECUTIVE/ LEGISLATIVE DEMOCRATS REFUSE TO ALLOW PUBLIC TO VOTE ON ISSUE

Mineola, New York – Earlier this year, the Nassau County Legislative Majority filed a bill to ...

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Legislative District 15
Posted on: March 30, 2021

LEGISLATURE ADVOCATES FOR FEDERAL FUNDING TO HELP ORGANIZATIONS WITH EVENT SPACES

As part of the Federal Government's American Rescue Act, Nassau County will receive almost 400 million dollars to be used for COVID-19 relief. Today, Nassau County Legislature Presiding Officer Richard Nicolello joined with other elected official...

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Legislative District 15
Posted on: March 22, 2021

FERRETTI ATTENDS RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY FOR HARMONY EARLY LEARNING CENTER

Nassau County Legislator Ferretti was happy to welcome Allison Ulin, Owner and Director of the Harmony Early Learning Center, to the Wantagh community at a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Thursday, March 18, 2021 and was joined by Nassau County Legislator Tom ...

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Legislative District 15
Posted on: March 12, 2021

NASSAU LEGISLATORS SEEK ALLOWING SCHOOLS TO DECIDE ON RESTORING EVENTS & ACTIVITIES

Fueled by the increasing availability of the COVID-19 vaccine and a continued decline in the rate of infections, the Nassau County Legislative Majority is calling on New York State leaders to lift restrictions and allow individual districts full discretio...

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Legislative District 15
Posted on: March 11, 2021

FERRETTI ANNOUNCES “BENNY’S LAW” DANGEROUS DOG REGISTRY SIGNED INTO LAW

Nassau Legislator John Ferretti today expressed relief and gratitude after “Benny’s Law,” new legislation that will create a dangerous dog registry and notification system, was signed into law by the County Executive. &nb...

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Legislative District 15
Posted on: March 8, 2021

LEGISLATOR FERRETTI JOINS IN CELBRATION OF MRS. HELEN DOWD’S 100TH BIRTHDAY

Nassau County Legislator John Ferretti, along with Hempstead Town Clerk Kate Murray, Legislator Denise Ford, St. Bernard’s Catholic Daughters, family members, friends and neighbors had a fun afternoon celebrating, congratulating and wishing Mrs....

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Legislative District 15
Posted on: March 5, 2021

COVID-19 MEMORIAL AT EISENHOWER PARK PROPOSED BY NASSAU LEGISLATORS

 

Mineola, NY – As a way to honor and remember those who perished from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Nassau County Legislative Majority has introduced a resolution to establish a permanent memorial at Eisenhower Park. The measure w...

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Legislative District 15
Posted on: February 24, 2021

LEGISLATOR FERRETTI HELPS CUB SCOUT PACK 330 EARN THEIR ARROW OF LIGHT RANK

Nassau County Legislator John Ferretti recently had the pleasure of meeting with Cub Scout Pack 330 to help them earn their Arrow of Light Rank and cross over to Boy Scouts by fulfilling a requirement to meet a local government leader and learn about thei...

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Legislative District 15
Posted on: February 17, 2021

NASSAU LEGISLATORS JOIN VACCINE REGISTRY EFFORTS, WANT MORE FOCUS ON VACCINATING SENIORS

The Nassau County Legislative Majority today joined the growing number of public officials across New York State calling for the establishment of a vaccine pre-registration system to help ease the nightmarish sign-up conditions that hundreds of thousands ...

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Legislative District 15
Posted on: February 8, 2021

NASSAU COUNTY LEGISLATURE INTRODUCES “BENNY’S LAW”

On November 5th, 2019 Legislator John Ferretti was outside his Levittown home with his family and two-year-old Tibetan Terrier named Benny. While outside, a neighbor’s dog escaped a nearby backyard and attacked Benny. Legislator Ferretti, along ...

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Legislative District 15
Posted on: February 8, 2021

NASSAU COUNTY LEGISLATIVE MAJORITY DENOUNCES WASTED VACCINE DOSES IN NEW YORK CITY

Reiterates Demand To Open City Vaccination Sites To Nassau Residents

In the wake of news stories that New York City is letting vaccines doses go to waste, the Nassau County Legislative Majority has again demanded that New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio lif...

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Legislative District 15
Posted on: February 4, 2021

MAJORITY REQUESTS GOVERNOR CUOMO OPEN MASS VACCINATION SITE AT NASSAU COLISEUM

Members of the Nassau County Legislature’s Republican Majority held a hearing on Thursday, February 4th to examine the roll out of the COVID-19 vaccine within the county. During the course of the hearing, Presiding Officer Richard Nicolello led ...

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Legislative District 15
Posted on: January 28, 2021

NASSAU COUNTY LEGISLATURE DEMANDS NEW YORK CITY LIFT RESIDENCY RESTRICTIONS ON COVID-19 VACCINE

Announces Legislative Hearing to review Nassau Vaccine rollout

Today the Nassau County Legislative Majority demanded that New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio lift the residency restriction to receive a vaccination at New York City testing sites allowing mor...

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Legislative District 15
Posted on: January 26, 2021

COUNTY EXECUTIVE VETOES BILL TO CREATE GREATER TRANSPARENCY IN GOVERNMENT

Nassau County Executive Laura Curran has vetoed a bill passed by the Legislature that would bring more transparency to government. The bill required more advance public notice of the meetings, agendas and actions of the Nassau County Planning Commission w...

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Legislative District 15
Posted on: January 12, 2021

LEGISLATURE RENEWS CALL FOR ELECTED ASSESSOR AMID NEW APPOINTMENT

County Executive Laura Curran has signaled her intention to appoint Robin S. Laveman as the new Assessor of Nassau County. Laveman’s appointment would succeed current Assessor David Moog in the post. Moog is being moved to another department.&am...

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Legislative District 15
Posted on: January 7, 2021

LEGISLATOR FERRETTI CONGRATULATES CLARKE HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLING TEAM

Nassau County Legislator John Ferretti recently presented the members of the W. T. Clarke High School Wrestling Team, Head Coach Mike Leonard Sr., Athletic Director Josh Friedman and Assistant Coach Mike Leonard Jr. with a banner to hang in their school c...

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Legislative District 15
Posted on: January 7, 2021

LEGISLATOR FERRETTI WELCOMES VILLAGE GREEN SENIOR ASSISTED LIVING TO LEVITTOWN

Nassau County Legislator John Ferretti recently joined with other elected officials to celebrate the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Village Green Senior Assisted Living in Levittown.

Pictured above with Legislator Ferretti are Town of Hempstead Councilman Den...

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Legislative District 15
Posted on: December 15, 2020

LEGISLATIVE MAJORITY PASSES BORROWING DEAL SAVING NASSAU TAXPAYERS MILLIONS OF DOLLARS

After months of negotiations, members of the Legislative Majority have reached a deal with NIFA, and the Curran administration that will save Nassau taxpayers more than $200 million over the next 15 years while creating a fund to pay  small busin...

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Legislative District 15
Posted on: December 10, 2020

Nassau County Legislator John Ferretti has teamed up with the US Marine Corps for the Toys for Tots

New, unwrapped toys will be collected untilTHURSDAY, DECEMBER 17TH

 

Toys for Tots Holiday Gift Drive drop-off boxes for new, unwrapped toys will be located at the following Nassau County locations:

 

EAST MEADOW:

  • Main Lobby of Administration...
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Legislative District 15
Posted on: December 1, 2020

MAJORITY RELEASES IG REPORT DETAILING 2 MILLION DOLLAR SCAM ON COMPTROLLER’S OFFICE

(Mineola, NY) – In September 2019, the Nassau County Comptroller’s Office and Comptroller Jack Schnirman fell victim to a cyber phishing scam that put $2 million of taxpayer money at risk, when the Comptroller’s Office transf...

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Legislative District 15
Posted on: November 23, 2020

S.T.O.P. HAZARDOUS HOUSEHOLD WASTE COLLECTION PROGRAM COMING TO EAST MEADOW

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2020  -  8:00 AM to 3:00 PMEisenhower Park – Parking Field #3 – East Meadow

Legislator John Ferretti is pleased to announce that the Town of Hempstead Stop Throwing Out Pollutants Hazardous Waste Co...

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Legislative District 15
Posted on: November 17, 2020

LEGISLATOR FERRETTI ATTENDS TOYS FOR TOTS 2020 KICKOFF

Nassau County Legislator John Ferretti was honored to attend the Toys For Tots Kickoff at Millers Ale House in Levittown on Saturday, November 14, 2020.  Legislator Ferretti was joined by Major Chuck Kilbride, United States Marine Corps and Found...

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Legislative District 15
Posted on: November 9, 2020

NASSAU COUNTY LEGISLATURE ANNOUNCES NEW VETERANS LEGISLATION AHEAD OF VETERANS DAY

Mineola, NY – Nassau County, with a population of over 1.3 million people has one of the largest number of veterans in New York state, and nation. As of 2017, more than 45,000 veterans resided in Nassau. Today, members of the Nassau Cou...

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Legislative District 15
Posted on: November 5, 2020

NEW YORK BLOOD CENTER ANNOUNCES BLOOD EMERGENCY APPEAL FOR DONORS

Cancelled blood drives and reduced donor turnout due to the COVID-19 pandemic have resulted in substantially fewer blood donations than what is needed to meet the needs of patients in the hospitals served by New York Blood Center.  

“Eve...

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Legislative District 15
Posted on: October 29, 2020

LEGISLATOR FERRETTI HOSTS DRUG TAKE-BACK DAY EVENT IN LEVITTOWN

Nassau County Legislator John Ferretti was honored to join Nassau County Legislator Tom McKevitt and YES Community Counseling Center for National Prescription Drug Take Back Day at Wisdom Lane Middle School in Levittown on Saturday, October 24, 2020.

Shown...

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Legislative District 15
Posted on: October 23, 2020

LEGISLATOR FERRETTI HOSTS THE NUHEALTH/NUMC MAMMOGRAPHY VAN

Legislator John Ferretti was happy to bring the Nassau University Medical Center Mammography Van to the 15th Legislative District at St. Bernard's Church in Levittown on Thursday, October 22, 2020 to offer breast cancer screenings from a register...

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Legislative District 15
Posted on: October 23, 2020

LEGISLATOR FERRETTI ATTENDS LEVITTOWN KIWANIS ANNUAL INSTALLATION DINNER

Legislator John Ferretti was on hand to congratulate the incoming officers of the Levittown Kiwanis and thank the outgoing officers at the Levittown Kiwanis Annual Installation Dinner on October 20, 2020 at The Westbury Manor in Westbury.

Pictured with (st...

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Legislative District 15
Posted on: October 23, 2020

LEGISLATIVE MAJORITY SUBMITS COMMON SENSE AMENDMENTS TO COUNTY EXECUTIVE’S BUDGET

LEGISLATIVE MAJORITY SUBMITS COMMON SENSE AMENDMENTS TO COUNTY EXECUTIVE’S BUDGET

 

Returns Money to Taxpayers, Restores Bus Lines, adds additional 

Ambulance Personnel, Creates Fund to Pay down debt

(Mineola, NY) - The Majority Ca...

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Legislative District 15
Posted on: October 16, 2020

LEGISLATOR FERRETTI ATTENDS EAST MEADOW KIWANIS 69TH ANNUAL INSTALLATION DINNER

Nassau County Legislator John Ferretti joined with fellow elected officials and community leaders at the East Meadow Kiwanis 69th Annual Installation Dinner on October 5, 2020 at Borrelli’s Restaurant in East Meadow to congratulate the outgoing ...

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Legislative District 15
Posted on: October 9, 2020

DRUG TAKE-BACK DAY EVENT IN LEVITTOWN

Safely Discard Expired, Unused or Unwanted Medications at the 

DRUG TAKE-BACK DAY EVENT IN LEVITTOWN

Drive Up – Drop Off – Drive Away

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24th - 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Wisdom Lane Middle School – 120...

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Legislative District 15
Posted on: October 9, 2020

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

LEGISLATOR FERRETTI ANNOUNCES THAT THE 

NUMC MAMMOGRAPHY VAN IS COMING TO OUR AREA

 

        • Thursday, October 22, 2020 • 8:15 AM to 11:45 AM •

St. Bernard&am...

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Legislative District 15
Posted on: October 9, 2020

LEGISLATOR FERRETTI WELCOMES RIKO'S THIN CRUST PIZZA TO LEVITTOWN

LEGISLATOR FERRETTI WELCOMES RIKO'S THIN CRUST PIZZA TO LEVITTOWN

Welcome to Levittown, Riko’s Thin Crust Pizza! Nassau County Legislator John Ferretti joined the Levittown Chamber of Commerce and Hempstead Town Clerk Kate Murra...

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Legislative District 15
Posted on: August 17, 2020

FACEBOOK LIVE TOWN HALL MEETING

FACEBOOK LIVE TOWN HALL MEETING

Thursday, August 27, 2020  -  6:00 PM LOG INJoin our Town Hall Meeting right from your Living Room!

Legislator John Ferretti and County Clerk Maureen O’Connell will be hosting a Facebook Live Town ...

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Legislative District 15
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 15
Posted on: July 14, 2020

URGENT NEED BLOOD EMERGENCY HELP THOSE IN NEED AND DONATE BLOOD

URGENT NEED BLOOD EMERGENCY

HELP THOSE IN NEED AND DONATE BLOOD!

 

Friday, AUGUST 21, 2020  •  1:00 PM – 7:00 PM

East Meadow High School – 101 Carmen Ave., East Meadow

Hosted by Legislator John Ferretti &...

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Legislative District 15
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 15
Posted on: July 1, 2020

LEGISLATOR FERRETTI MEETS WITH DYLAN SANTIAGO FROM BOY SCOUT TROOP #189 IN WANTAGH

Nassau County Legislator John Ferretti was honored to meet with Dylan Santiago recently. Dylan is a Boy Scout in Troop #189 in Wantagh and is finishing the final requirements to become an Eagle Scout. Dylan will be attending Florida Tech in the Fall after...

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Legislative District 15
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 15
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 15
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 15