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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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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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Posted on: December 10, 2020

Nassau County Legislator Walker has teamed up with the US Marine Corps for 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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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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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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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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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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Posted on: September 22, 2020

LEGISLATOR WALKER ANNOUNCES CRP MONEY FOR HICKSVILLE GREGORY MUSEUM

The Nassau County Legislature approved Legislator Rose Marie Walker’s requested Community Revitalization Project funding for an Inter-Municipal Agreement with the Town of Oyster Bay, to purchase, upgrade and install an HVAC system at the Hicksvi...

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Posted on: August 13, 2020

WALKER AND RHOADS ANNOUNCE FUNDING TO REBUILD GAZEBO BUILT IN HONOR OF SLAIN SPECIAL AGENT

When Tropical Storm Isaias hit Long Island last week, the gazebo in Seaford’s Washington Avenue Park that was dedicated to ATF Senior Special Agent John Capano was badly damaged. Legislators Rose Marie Walker and Steve Rhoads announced at a pres...

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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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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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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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Posted on: May 28, 2020

LEGISLATOR WALKER PARTNERS WITH 8TH GRADE STUDENT TO DONATE MASK EXTENDERS TO NUMC

On May 28th, Nassau County Legislator Rose Marie Walker joined with Lynne Kramer, the CSEA Local 830 Vice President - NUMC Unit President, and 8th grade student Nicholas Cervo to deliver more than 300 homemade mask extenders to Nassau University Medical C...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Posted on: March 10, 2020

ST. PATRICK’S DAY COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE

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 Rose Marie ...

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Posted on: March 3, 2020

LEGISLATURE ANNOUNCES PUBLIC HEARING ON COUNTY PREPAREDNESS FOR POTENTIAL SPREAD OF CORONAVIRUS

In the recent days, Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced two confirmed cases of Coronavirus in New York State, one in Manhattan and the other in Westchester. Last week, Nassau County Health Commissioner Larry Eisenstein reported that more than 80 people we...

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Posted on: March 3, 2020

LEGISLATURE ANNOUNCES PUBLIC HEARING ON COUNTY PREPAREDNESS FOR POTENTIAL SPREAD OF CORONAVIRUS

In the recent days, Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced two confirmed cases of Coronavirus in New York State, one in Manhattan and the other in Westchester. Last week, Nassau County Health Commissioner Larry Eisenstein reported that more than 80 people we...

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Posted on: March 3, 2020

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

LEGISLATOR WALKER 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 Farmingdale...

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