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Life-saving heroin antidote naloxone to be available to all law enforcement officers in New York State.

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Councilman Eugene Cook sponsored a resolution declaring April Organ Donation Month and urges all residents to opt-in to saving a life.  There are currently more than a 120,000 individuals on a waiting list for organ donation; in New York State alone the number exceeds 10,000.  For many, a donated organ is the answer to a […]

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Selling Bracelets to Raise Autism Awareness Blue was the color of the day on World Autism Awareness Day on April 2. Students and staff wore blue to “shine a bright light on autism as a growing global health crisis.”

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National Public Health Week

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Suffolk County has joined New York State and hundreds of communities throughout the nation in observing National Public Health Week, April 7 -13.    This week — as New York State Health Commissioner Nirav R. Shah, MD, MPH states, “promotes the key components of the state’s Prevention Agenda 2013-2017.”  County Executive Steve Bellone calls attention to […]

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Free Car Seat Inspection Event (by appointment only)
When:  Saturday, April 5th, 2014
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Where: Suffolk County District 9 Office
55 2nd Avenue, Suite 7
Brentwood, NY 11717
Legislator Monica R. Martinez, Suffolk County Police Department and EAC’s Certified Technicians will be on-site to inspect car seats and provide parents with essential information about child passenger safety.
Inspections […]

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This week I voted against the fiscally-irresponsible one-house budget proposed by the Assembly Majority because it lacked funding for Sagamore Children’s Psychiatric Center, failed to deliver for our students and provided little mandate relief for struggling towns, schools and businesses.

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Grace’s mother Joan Bucchino, Karyn Kirschbaum, Assemblyman Chad Lupinacci and Tami Racaniello. 
Assemblyman Chad Lupinacci recently joined supporters of Grace for a Cure to kick off a new national grassroots effort called “One Green Nation,” to raise awareness about Sanfilippo Syndrome. Grace for a Cure was founded by Joan Bucchino to support her daughter, Grace Bucchino. […]

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Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) announced today that the New York State Senate has passed legislation he sponsored that would help increase prosecution of drivers who are under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.  The bill (S1446) would require chemical testing of drivers suspected of being impaired when an accident occurs and results in […]

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Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone was joined by Suffolk and Town officials to announce the expansion of a program to collect and dispose of old or unneeded prescription medications to reduce drug abuse and protect the environment.

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Dear Neighbors,
It’s that moment that no home owner or renter wants to think about; you’ve just had a Whether the emergency was a fire of any size, a puff back, or a flood, watching the Fire Department pack up their tools and leave is the worst feeling in the world because now it’s up to you […]

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