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Posted on: October 18, 2021

NASSAU LEGISLATURE PASSES COUNTY BUDGET WITH MAJORITY AMENDMENTS

County Executive has 7 days to Approve or Veto

Mineola, NY - The Nassau County Legislature voted to approve the County's budget, with the Majority's amendments by a vote of 11-8 with all Republican legislators voting in favor, and all Dem...

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Legislative District 19
Posted on: October 12, 2021

MAJORITY ANNOUNCES AMENDMENTS TO COUNTY EXECUTIVE'S BUDGET

Mineola, NY - Today, members of the Nassau County Legislature announced the Republican Majority's Amendments to the County Executive's Budget. These amendments add no additional money to the County Budget and put more money back into residents' p...

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Legislative District 19
Posted on: October 8, 2021

SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS SUFFER FROM DELAYS GETTING COUNTY LICENSES

County Cashes Checks, then Makes Applicants Wait Over a Year, Causing Hundreds of thousands in Lost Revenue

Mineola, NY – Nassau County’s Legislative Majority was joined today by angry and frustrated local business owners and contractor...

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Legislative District 19
Posted on: October 6, 2021

LEGISLATOR RHOADS IS HOSTING A “SHED THE MEDS” DRUG DROP OFF EVENT IN NORTH MERRICK

LEGISLATOR RHOADS IS HOSTING A “SHED THE MEDS” DRUG DROP OFF EVENT IN NORTH MERRICK

DRIVE UP - DROP OFF - DRIVE AWAY!

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2021 • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PMBrookside School – 1260 Meadowbrook Rd., North Merric...

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Legislative District 19
Posted on: October 4, 2021

LEGISLATORS DEMAND AUDIT OF TAX BILL ERRORS THAT RESULTED TAX OVERBILLINGS OF OVER $16 MILLION

Left Uncorrected, Overbillings Could Total $50M by end of Reassessment Phase In

Mineola, NY - An error in the assessed values used by the Nassau County Assessor to calculate the 5-year phase in of a property tax exemption known as the Taxpayer Pro...

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Legislative District 19
Posted on: October 1, 2021

COUNTY LEGISLATURE PASSES CUTS TO ALMOST $100 MILLION DOLLARS IN COUNTY FEES

Mineola, NY - Today the Nassau County Legislature passed a bill to cut almost $100 Million Dollars in county fees incurred by Nassau residents. This money will be made up with tens of tens of millions of dollars of excess sales tax revenue over the projec...

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Legislative District 19
Posted on: September 22, 2021

COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE

Tuesday, OCTOBER 5, 2021 • 2:30 PM – 8:30 PMWantagh Fire Department – 3470 Park Avenue, WantaghHosted by Legislator Steve Rhoads, Wantagh Fire Department and New York Blood CenterAPPOINTMENTS PREFERRED - WALK-INS WELCOME IF CA...

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Legislative District 19
Posted on: September 22, 2021

KIDS BICYCLE SAFETY PROGRAM

Saturday, OCTOBER 2, 2021  •  10:00 am – 12:00 NoonWantagh Park (1st parking lot on right) – One King Rd., Wantagh 

Nassau County Legislator Steve Rhoads is joining with the Nassau County Police Depar...

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Legislative District 19
Posted on: September 20, 2021

2021 PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS WORKSHOPS

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2021 – 11:00 AM TO 2:45 PMMerrick Public Library – 2279 Merrick Ave., Merrick 

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2021 – 11:00 AM TO 2:45 PMFreeport Memorial Library – 144 W. Merrick Rd., Freepo...

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Legislative District 19
Posted on: September 13, 2021

NASSAU COUNTY LEGISLATIVE MAJORITY PROPOSES CUTTING ALMOST $100 MILLION DOLLARS IN COUNTY FEES

Calls on the County Executive to Submit a Budget That Cuts Taxes

The Nassau County Legislature Republican Majority introduced a bill to cut $96 Million Dollars in county fees that would be incurred by hundreds of thousands of Nassau residents. This money w...

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Legislative District 19
Posted on: September 1, 2021

LEGISLATOR RHOADS TO HOST FREE CHILD CAR SEAT SAFETY INSPECTION

Tuesday, SEPTEMBER 28, 2021  •  9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Wantagh Park – One King Road, Wantagh

(first parking lot on right hand side)

 

Did you know that 3 out of 4 child car seats are installed incorr...

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Legislative District 19
Posted on: September 1, 2021

LEGISLATOR RHOADS IS BRINGING THE NUMC MAMMOGRAPHY VAN TO MERRICK

 

   • Wednesday, September 22, 2021 • 8:00 AM to 12:00 Noon •

Merrick Public Library – 2279 Merrick Ave., Merrick

 

Nassau County Legislators Steve Rhoads & Tom McKevitt ar...

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Legislative District 19
Posted on: September 1, 2021

NARCAN TRAINING COMMUNITY FORUM

 

TUESDAY, SEPT. 14, 2021  6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Merrick Public Library – 2279 Merrick Ave., Merrick

 

Every day, at least one Long Islander dies from an opiate overdose. If you don’t think it ca...

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Legislative District 19
Posted on: July 26, 2021

LEGISLATURE ASKS FOR AUDIT OF COUNTY DEPARTMENTS & VENDORS TO ENFORCE ANTI-BDS LEGISLATION

Mineola, New York – In 2016, the Nassau County Legislature voted unanimously for legislation that prohibited the County from doing business with any company or person involved in the Boycott, Divestment and Sanction (BDS) movement against Israel. The legi...

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Legislative District 19
Posted on: July 19, 2021

MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR MANSIONS PAY 0 PROPERTY TAX WHILE 65% OF HOMEOWNERS ARE SLAMMED WITH TAX HIKES

Nicolello, Majority Legislators Demand Answers from Administration

Mineola, NY – Nassau Legislature Presiding Officer Rich Nicolello today demanded answers from County Executive Laura Curran for a collection of mansions in the County, whose owner...

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Legislative District 19
Posted on: July 13, 2021

NASSAU LEGISLATURE ANNOUNCES RESULTS OF COUNTY EXECUTIVE CURRAN'S REASSESSMENT

NASSAU LEGISLATURE ANNOUNCES RESULTS OF COUNTY EXECUTIVE CURRAN'S REASSESSMENT

Mineola, New York – The 2020-2021 tax year was the first year of County Executive Laura Curran's reassessment. That year saw a record number of griev...

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Legislative District 19
Posted on: July 7, 2021

“TRAIN YOUR BRAIN” MEMORY TRAINING

LEGISLATOR RHOADS AND THE LONG ISLAND ALZHEIMER’S & DEMENTIA CENTER PRESENT:

“TRAIN YOUR BRAIN” MEMORY TRAINING

WEDNESDAY, JULY 28, 2021 • 11:00 AM TO 12:00 NOON

Merrick Clubhouse – 2550 Clubhouse Rd., Merrick

Nassau County Legislator Steve Rhoads and the...

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Legislative District 19
Posted on: July 7, 2021

COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE

COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE

HELP THOSE IN NEED AND DONATE BLOOD!

WEDNESDAY, JULY 28, 2021 • 1:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Saw Mill Road Elementary School – 2801 Saw Mill Rd., North Bellmore

Hosted by

Legislator Steve Rhoads, Legislator Tom McKevitt and New York Blood Center

APPO...

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Legislative District 19
Posted on: July 7, 2021

Legislator Steve Rhoads & The Wantagh Chamber of Commerce Proudly Present: Family Movie Night

AT WANTAGH PARK

ONE KING ROAD, WANTAGH

MOVIES WILL BE SHOWN EVERY WEDNESDAY EVENING AT DUSK FROM JULY 7TH TO SEPTEMBER 1ST

(WEATHER PERMITTING)

TICKETS ARE FREE!

Free tickets will be available on Eventbrite on the Sunday preceding each week’s movie. ...

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Legislative District 19
Posted on: June 30, 2021

LEGISLATURE PASSES BILL GIVING COMBAT VETERANS 5 DAYS OF PTO FOR MEDICAL TREATMENT

The Nassau County Legislature unanimously passed a bill introduced earlier this month by Legislators Steve Rhoads and Bill Gaylor that will provide an additional 5 paid days off of paid-time-off (PTO) for combat veterans in the Nassau County government em...

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Legislative District 19
Posted on: June 29, 2021

NASSAU LEGISLATURE SETS ASIDE MILLIONS OF DOLLARS TO TREAT OPIOID ADDICTION

Currently, New York State, along with Nassau and Suffolk Counties are suing several opioid manufacturers in a class action lawsuit in federal court in Central Islip. The trial, which began this week, is to determine the liability of pharmaceutical manufac...

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Legislative District 19
Posted on: June 9, 2021

LEGISLATURE INTRODUCES BILL GIVING COMBAT VETERANS 5 DAYS OF PTO FOR MEDICAL TREATMENT

Nassau County Legislator Steve Rhoads joined with combat veterans, PTSD experts, Nassau County employees and union officials to announce the introduction of a bill that will provide an additional 5 paid days off of paid-time-off (PTO) for combat veterans ...

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Legislative District 19
Posted on: May 19, 2021

LEGISLATOR RHOADS IS HOSTING A “SHED THE MEDS” DRUG DROP OFF EVENT IN NORTH BELLMORE

SATURDAY, JUNE 19, 2021 • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

North Bellmore Fire Dept. – Station #2

829 Newbridge Road (Near intersection of East Meadow Ave.)  

Nassau County Legislators Steve Rhoads and Tom McKevitt are joining with the Nassau C...

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Legislative District 19
Posted on: May 19, 2021

LEGISLATOR RHOADS MOBILE OFFICE HOURS

(BY APPOINTMENT ONLY) 

Saturday, JUNE 12th •  10:00 AM – 12:00 Noon

Wantagh Public Library – 3285 Park Ave., Wantagh 

Legislator Steve Rhoads will be holding mobile office hours to meet one on ...

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Legislative District 19
Posted on: May 19, 2021

NARCAN TRAINING COMMUNITY FORUM

TUESDAY, JUNE 8, 2021  6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Wantagh Public Library – 3285 Park Ave., Wantagh 

Every day, at least one Long Islander dies from an opiate overdose. If you don’t think it can happen to som...

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Legislative District 19
Posted on: May 12, 2021

LEGISLATOR RHOADS ATTENDS CEREMONY TO HONOR FALLEN CORRECTION OFFICERS AND SHERIFFS

 

Legislator Steve Rhoads joined with other elected officials, law enforcement and union officials on May 6, 2021 to honor those Nassau County Correction Officers and Sheriffs that made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty. The cere...

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Legislative District 19
Posted on: May 11, 2021

RHOADS AND WALKER DELIVER CRP MONEY TO SEAFORD SCHOOL DISTRICT

Nassau County Legislators Steve Rhoads and Rose Marie Walker joined with Seaford School District Officials to deliver a check of $247,000 in Capital Funds, which the Legislator obtained through the Community Revitalization Program (CRP).

The money will go ...

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Legislative District 19
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 19
Posted on: May 6, 2021

COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE

Wednesday, May 26, 2021  •  11:00 aM – 5:00 PM

North Bellmore Public Library – 1551 Newbridge Rd., North Bellmore 

Hosted by Legislator Steve Rhoads, Legislator Tom McKevitt,

the North Bellmore Public L...

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Legislative District 19
Posted on: May 6, 2021

LEGISLATOR RHOADS 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 Steve Rhoads is joining with Legislators John Ferretti and Tom McKevitt, the Nassau County Police ...

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Legislative District 19
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 19
Posted on: May 3, 2021

LEGISLATORS DISTRIBUTE COVID-19 SERVICE PINS TO NUMC HEALTHCARE HEROES

On May 3rd, Legislator Steve Rhoads, Legislator Tom McKevitt, Legislator John Ferretti, 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 19
Posted on: April 29, 2021

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

SATURDAY, MAY 15, 2021  -  8:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Newbridge Road Park – 2600 Newbridge Rd., Bellmore

 

Legislator Steve Rhoads is pleased to announce that the Town of Hempstead Stop Throwing Out Pollutants Hazardous Waste Col...

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Legislative District 19
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 19
Posted on: April 27, 2021

LEGISLATOR RHOADS’ MILL POND PARK & TACKAPAUSHA PRESERVE CLEAN UP DAY

Mill Pond Clean Up Day - Saturday, May 1, 2021

9:00 AM to 11:30 AM

2935 Merrick Rd., Wantagh, NY 11793

 

Tackapausha Clean Up Day - Saturday, May 15, 2021

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

2225 Washington Ave., Seaford, NY 11783

 

Help Legislator Steve Rhoads...

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Legislative District 19
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 19
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 19
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 19
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 19
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 19
Posted on: February 25, 2021

COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE ?HELP THOSE IN NEED AND DONATE BLOOD!?

COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE

HELP THOSE IN NEED AND DONATE BLOOD!

 

Tuesday, MARCH 9, 2021  •  2:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Wantagh Fire Dept. Headquarters – 3470 Park Ave., Wantagh

 

Hosted by Legislator Steve Rho...

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Legislative District 19
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 19
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 19
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 19
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 19
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 19
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.

Fo...

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Legislative District 19
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 19
Posted on: December 10, 2020

Nassau County Legislator Rhoads 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 19
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 Offi...

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Legislative District 19
Posted on: November 23, 2020

LEGISLATOR RHOADS HELPS TO COLLECT TOYS FOR TOTS – PLEASE DONATE TODAY!

LEGISLATOR RHOADS HELPS TO COLLECT TOYS FOR TOTS – PLEASE DONATE TODAY! 

Legislator Rhoads is sponsoring several Toys for Tots Collections Boxes at the locations listed below from November 22nd until December 22nd 2020.  Please ...

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Legislative District 19
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 19
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 19