Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano  was joined by Juan Serrano, Director of the Office of Military and Veterans Liaison Services for North Shore LIJ in hosting a “Barracks to Business” Workshop. The free workshop allowed veterans to meet with counselors, and discussed basic subjects from applying for jobs online, to teaching the veterans the skills needed to create a military to civilian life resume.

Ralph Esposito, Director of the Nassau County Veteran Service Agency attended the event along with Anthony Silvera, who served in the Air Force and today is the Veterans Program Specialist for North Shore LIJ.

“We know how tough it must be to transition from active military service to civilian life. We have a moral obligation to help the servicemen and women seeking employment, find jobs,” remarked County Executive Mangano. “It’s our turn to “serve” all of our veterans. That’s why we’re especially proud to partner with North Shore-LIJ to hold this workshop that will prepare all of our veterans in attendance to fill some of the 1,500 open positions in the North Shore health system.”

If any veteran is in need of assistance, County Executive Mangano invites you to call our Veterans Services Agency at 516-572-6565.

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Nassau County Department of Health Continues Rabies Baiting Program Raccoon Rabies Vaccine to be distributed by Truck

Continuing the effort to eradicate raccoon rabies in Nassau County, Nassau County Department of Health and Cornell University will distribute raccoon rabies vaccine to protect residents from rabies. In response to the finding of several rabid raccoons in Brooklyn, raccoon rabies vaccine will be distributed in several additional communities. The distribution of rabies vaccine is part of a cooperative effort, “Wildlife Rabies Vaccination Program – Metropolitan New York” involving Nassau County Department of Health, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Cornell University and several other agencies

What: Rabies bait*, which is attractive to raccoons and includes a vaccine packet, will be distributed in raccoon habitats which include woods, bushes, streambeds, sewers and other areas.

*There is a label that clearly identifies the bait packet: “Rabies Vaccine Live Vaccinia Vector. Do Not Disturb, Merial, Inc Us Vet Lic. No. 298 1.877.722.6725.”

When: Truck distribution will be conducted October 13th – October 16th, weather permitting.

Where: The additional areas of baiting will include all or parts of following communities: Atlantic Beach, Cedarhurst, Hewlett, Inwood, Lawrence, Long Beach, Valley Stream, Woodmere and Woodsburgh.

Why: Three terrestrial rabies cases were reported in southern Kings County last year. Rabies virus has been reported during most years in NYC, presenting a threat of eastward advance into Nassau County. Because of the threat to wildlife and domestic animals from terrestrial rabies, action needs to be taken quickly to prevent rabies from becoming endemic here in Nassau County.

How: Raccoons are attracted by the scent of the bait and are immunized when they eat the contents of the vaccine packet.

Recommendations: The New York State and Nassau County Departments of Health recommend:

–To avoid inadvertent contact with the baits, supervise children’s outdoor activities both during and for approximately one week following the bait distribution.

–Keep all dogs and cats indoors or on leashes during the oral bait distribution and for about a week afterwards. This will allow raccoons to eat the vaccine-laden baits and become immunized and will decrease the chance of pets eating the baits.

–The baits are not harmful to dogs or cats, but a pet may vomit if they eat a large number of them. Do not try to remove a packet from an animal’s mouth.

–Call immediately in the unlikely event that a child bites through the packet and ingests the liquid.

–Wash hands immediately before calling to report the exposure if anyone comes in bare-hand contact with the bait (even if the bait is intact.) The bait packet itself will not harm anyone.

–Call if you have seen your pet with bait in its mouth.

–Whenever there is direct contact with the bait, contact the Poison Control Center at (212) 764-7667.

–Remember that it is not possible to get rabies from the vaccine. The vaccine does not contain the rabies virus. It does contain attenuated vaccinia virus. This is a weakened version of the virus used in people for smallpox vaccination.

–If residents find bait near their homes, but not in the open, leave it alone. The bait packets have a strong fishmeal smell that is not attractive to people or to most other animals.

–If the bait is intact and out in the open where pets or children are more likely to encounter it, toss it into deeper cover under trees or bushes while wearing gloves or using a plastic bag.

–Residents who see raccoons should NOT try to trap the raccoons themselves. Call a licensed trapper.

General Information: Rabies is a viral infection that affects the nervous system of raccoons and other mammals, including humans. The disease is essentially always fatal once clinical signs of infection occur. Vaccination will greatly decrease the chance of human and domestic animal contact with rabid raccoons. Rabies is transmitted by the bite of a rabid animal. However, the virus may also be transmitted when the saliva of a rabid animal comes into contact with cut, open, or scratched skin lesions.

For additional information regarding rabies and baiting, call the Nassau County Department of Health at (516) 227-9663 weekdays from 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM or visit the department website at or the New York State Department of Health website at

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By Eden Laikin
NY Yankee great Dave Winfield, Golf Legend Jack Nicklaus and Astronaut Michael Massimino will help Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano kick off this years United States Marine Corp Toys for Tots drive, to ensure that those children in Nassau County who are in need, receive a new toy this holiday season. The kick-off celebration and toy drive, will be held at the Old Bethpage Village Restoration barn from 11am-2pm, tomorrow Friday Oct. 9. In addition to the celebrities, some of the young toy recipients, and many of the businesses that participate each year in the toy drive, will be represented at tomorrow’s event.

The County Executive has served as Honorary Co-Chair of the Toys for Tots drive, for the past 5 years, working alongside Marine Major Chuck Kilbride. Kilbride called this year’s kick-off and drive, the “biggest ever.”

Toys for Tots raises just under $1 million in cash and toys, each year – much of which comes from hundreds of generous corporate donors, such as 7-11, Toys R Us; HESS, Hasbro, Disney, Macys, the UPS store and Build-A-Bear Workshop; as well as from volunteer fire departments and PBAs. The organization also honors any police officers who may have died over the last year, and works closely with Wounded Warriors.

County Executive Mangano called Kilbride “the backbone of this incredible operation for over 20 years.” And he thanked the United States Marines, for their “tireless efforts of bringing joy to little girls and boys with toys for the holidays.”

Until Friday December 18th, there will be Toys for Tots Collection Boxes in every county office building. At these locations, residents can donate a new un-wrapped toy. Residents can also call Mangano’s office at 571-6000 for more information or to find the drop off location closest to you.

“Toys for Tots is not just about toys….it is about sending a message of hope to less fortunate children who otherwise would not be receiving presents this holiday season,” he said. “I urge residents, who can, to donate new un-wrapped toys so that every little boy or girl in Nassau County can receive one this holiday season.”

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Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano announced today that he will host Nassau County’s 8th Mega Job Fair on October 23rd at the Nassau Community College Gym in Garden City. Employers from across Long Island will be seeking candidates for positions including entry and middle management level, licensed professional, hospitality and food service industries, banking staffing and individuals with technical and IT experience.

There is no charge for admission and parking at Nassau Community College is free. Of special note is that Veterans’ admission begins an hour earlier, at 9:00 a.m. while doors for General Admission open at 10:00 a.m.

County Executive Mangano stated, “We are extremely grateful to our business partners for participating in this Job Fair which is expected to draw more than 8,000 job seekers. It is estimated that over 2,000 people were hired from the previous seven private sector job fairs. My administration remains committed to continuing to help our Nassau County residents find meaningful employment opportunities as well as helping our local businesses recruit qualified employees in a large variety of industries. Our job fairs are truly a win-win for all participants.”
9:00 A.M. (Veterans Only Admission)
10:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M. (General Admission)
Friday, October 23rd

Nassau Community College Gym
1 Education Drive
Garden City, NY

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Mangano to Veterans: Your Service Matters

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Veterans – you served our nation in the Armed Forces, now let Nassau County and North Shore-LIJ (NSLIJ) serve you – with an opportunity to land one of the more than 1,500 available jobs throughout the NSLIJ health systems.
County Executive Ed Mangano and the Nassau Veterans Services Agency are hosting a free workshop this week, to help veterans translate their invaluable military skills, into civilian work experience, on a resume – in order to fill one of the open positions. The positions are in clinical and nonclinical fields such as: Administration, Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology, Strategic Planning, Public Relations, Logistic, Project Management and nursing.
The Barracks to Business workshop is an initiative of the Office of Military and Veterans Liaison Services at North Shore health systems, which is the largest private employer in New York State, with a workforce of 54,000 employees. NSHS was named a 2015 Military-Friendly Employer and is a member of Nassau County’s Welcome Back Warriors Program
Veteran employment recruitment specialists will show Veterans how to design a resume to meet the open jobs’ requirements, provide tips on what to say at the job interviews, and demonstrate how to apply online for desired positions.
The free workshop will be held in the Ceremonial Chambers of the Theodore Roosevelt Executive and Legislative Building in Mineola, on Thursday Oct. 8 from 9:30 – 12 noon. You must pre-register
For more information, contact the Veteran Program Director at 516-398-8810 or the County Executive’s office at 516-571-6105 or visit:
The County is also hosting a free Mega Job Fair at the Nassau Community College Gym from 10am-2pm, on Oct. 23 – for all residents. From 9am-10am, the job fair is open just to veterans. North Shore LIJ will be there for that hour.

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Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano today announced support for the 700 Nassau County residents that face unemployment and displacement as A&P, which owns Waldbaum’s and Pathmark on Long Island, begins closing stores due to bankruptcy and liquidation. To support workers, a Resource Fair will take place on October 7th, 2015 at the Union Hall of Local 1500 UFCW in Westbury. The fair is hosted by the UFCW/RWDSU, in partnership with the New York State Department of Labor and Nassau County Department of Social Services.

“Nassau County’s Department of Social Services is ready to assist A&P workers who face an extremely uncertain time,” said County Executive Mangano. “I encourage workers to visit the Resource Fair on October 7th, prepare for the private sector job fair hosted by Nassau County on October 23rd and download the NassauWorks application on their smartphone and tablet to view the thousands of job opportunities in our area.”

The Resource Fair will offer displaced A&P workers assistance with resume writing, job applications, job search, health care information and obtaining new skills. A&P workers will also receive in-depth information to members about how to sign up for programs designed to help them and their families.

For more information about participating in the Resource Fair for A&P workers, please contact Fallon Ager at UFCW/RWDSU at (646) 210-8103.

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Mangano Announces Hurricane Joaquin Storm Preparations

Storm preparation is well under way in Nassau County, with police, fire and public works’ officials readying their response to heavy rain and high winds that Hurricane Joaquin could bring to Long Island this weekend
Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano discussed the County’s storm preparation and response initiatives, at Nassau’s Office of Emergency Management Warehouse in Bethpage today. He was joined by the County Commissioners of Police, Emergency Management, Fire Marshall‘s Office, DPW, Animal Emergency and Public Health Emergencies.

The Nassau County Office of Emergency Management has been monitoring the storm since its initial formation, Mangano said, and is ready to activate its Emergency Operations Center should the storm continue to track towards Long Island.

While there are still scenarios that would take Hurricane Joaquin out to sea, the possibility of the hurricane reaching the Long Island’s coast is gaining merit, according to the National Weather Service.

“As always, we will prepare for the worst and hope for the best,” County Executive Mangano said. “Nassau County is following its 120-hour timeline, and all County agencies began preparation in anticipation of the storm.”

“Superstorm Sandy taught us that given our location as an island, we are vulnerable to the Atlantic Ocean and susceptible to the powerful and destructive nature of hurricanes,” Mangano continued. “Protecting lives and property are our top priorities.”

Through various grant programs, the Nassau County Office of Emergency Management obtained 20 high axle amphibious vehicles that can be deployed in emergencies – after Hurricane Sandy. In addition, they have stationed vital supplies in strategic community locations throughout the county in case there is a need.

The Department of Public Works is ready with Portable Traffic Signals, Emergency Sign Trailers, Generators and Highway Advisory Radio Trailers. Traffic maintenance crews are ready to respond to signal outages, and the Department is cleaning catch basins, trash gates and tidal gates. Workers are also testing and running pumps, chainsaws, wood chippers, and trucks.

The County Executive urged all residents to plan for the possibility of power outages and road closures. (To report a power outage, call PSEG at 1-800-490-0025.) He also asked all residents to stay alert for weather forecasts and messages from Nassau County and take Hurricane warnings seriously.

The Nassau County Office of Emergency Management has outlined evacuations routes from Coastal Areas.

Residents should familiarize themselves with evacuation routes and secure their property in the event of a hurricane. This information is available on our website at

“We urge residents to update their Friends & Family Emergency Plan because it is a key component to planning for Hurricane Season – especially those residing, south of Sunrise Highway or north of Route 25A. Residents in these low lying areas should contact a friend or family member that lives outside the zone and make arrangements to ensure the most comfortable way to weather a severe storm.”

Residents should also assemble an Emergency Go-Kit, keep it by their front door in a duffel bag and include enough supplies for everyone in the household for 5 days. Some items to include are:
o a first aid kit,
o essential prescriptions and nonprescription items,
o medical information,
o battery-powered flashlight and radio,
o extra batteries,
o a change of clothes,
o rainwear, sturdy shoes, protective gloves & important documents in a waterproof container.

Residents can also safeguard their pets by preparing a Pet Go-Kit, which should include:
o your pets’ names, address and phone number,
o your veterinarian’s name and contact info,
o important documents, medical records, medications,
o specific care instructions, a sturdy leash, collar or harness,
o water purification tablets and a 3 day supply of food & bottled water.

Most recently, Nassau County adopted plans for a co-sheltering program with Nassau Community College, to allow residents and their pets to be housed in the same facility with our new County Animal Response Team.

“Help us, help you, by preparing for what we hope will never come,” he said.

While not just geared toward Hurricanes, Mangano encouraged residents to also sign up for SMART911. This allows residents to create a free safety profile for their household at that can include family members, medical conditions, allergies, pets and emergency contacts. This information enhances 911 call taking, streamlines response times, provides emergency alerts to residents and assists in the planning and response in the event of a disaster. The safety profile provides a way for residents to also include information that will enhance disaster response such as power needs for medical equipment, evacuation assistance and sheltering needs.

To stay up-to-date during emergency situations, residents can download the NassauNow application on their smartphone and tablet devices.

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