Mangano: Series of Public Information Forums Planned for Advocates in Minority Communities

Mineola, NY – Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano today announced that the Nassau County Departments of Social Services, Health, Youth Board and Minority Affairs will hold a Public Information Forum for advocates in the Latino Community on Thursday, September 28, 2017 at the Health and Human Services Building, 60 Charles Lindbergh Boulevard in Uniondale from 2 pm – 3:30 pm in Room 101 A&B. The Forum is the first in a series of planned information programs for advocates in the cultural, ethnic and religious communities of Nassau County to familiarize them with the policies and procedures of the Department of Social Services (DSS).

“These public information forums will go a long way in helping the many cultural and ethnic communities in Nassau County,” said County Executive Mangano. “Advocates will learn to better understand the programs offered by the Department of Social Services, and in turn be able to better serve their communities.”

These forums will focus on the program and admission requirements for DSS, as established by the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) and the New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS).

“We want all our County residents to become familiar with the programs and services of DSS,” added DSS Commissioner John Imhof. “Besides this first forum for the advocates in the Latino community, future programs will invite advocates from the Haitian/Creole, Muslim, East Indian, LGBT and Senior communities.”

“I’m excited that Nassau County is taking a proactive approach to meeting the needs of all County residents,” said Nassau County Office of Minority Affairs Executive Director Shelley Brazley. “Taking part in these forums will give the community a healthier understanding of the numerous programs offered by Nassau County DSS for our residents.”

Space is limited to 75 guests, with a maximum of 2 staff from each agency. Panelists will include bilingual staff of DSS Medicaid, SNAP, Temporary Assistance, Child Care and Services, along with representatives from the Department of Health’s WIC Program.

For further information and to receive a registration form, please contact Vicki O’Brien at 516 227 8567 or email her at Victoria.OBrien2@hhsnassaucountyny.us

 

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Mangano and Human Rights Commission Hold Vigil for Charlottesville, VA

Mineola, NY – Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano joined District Attorney Madeline Singas, Acting Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder, Presiding Officer of the Legislature Norma Gonsalves and members of the Nassau County Commission on Human Rights, at a vigil against discrimination and hate, on the front steps of the Theodore Roosevelt Executive and Legislative Building, on Wednesday, August 16th. In response to the events in Charlottesville, Virginia this past weekend, County officials and members of the religious community came together to stand in solidarity with the victims and families, and rebuke violence in all forms.

 

“We are gathered together in response to the recent incidents of bias crime that occurred in Charlottesville, Virginia,” said County Executive Mangano. “Nassau County will not tolerate any Anti-Semitic or bias crimes should they occur here in our communities. We urge residents to report such incidents to the Nassau County Police Department, so these individuals can be referred to the District Attorney for prosecution.”

 

In attendance at the vigil were: Madeline Singas, Nassau County District Attorney; Patrick Ryder, Acting Nassau County Police Commissioner; Bobby Kumar, Chair of Human Rights; Rodney McRae, Commissioner of Human Rights; Norma Gonsalvas, Presiding Officer of the Nassau County Legislature; Laura Curran, Nassau County Legislator; Minsun Kim, Long Island Conservator Founder; Rabbi Art Vernon; Rev. Malcolm Byrd; Rev. Craig Wright; Steve Labriola, Nassau County Chief Compliance Officer; Dr. Regina Williams; Mindy Permutter, JCRC; Kenneth Hieno, Human Rights Board; Arnold Drucker, Nassau County Legislator; and Vincent Muscarella, Nassau County Legislator.

 

 

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Mangano: IDA Aids New Senior Housing in Downtown Farmingdale

Mineola, NY – Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano announced that the Nassau County Industrial Development Agency (IDA) has approved an economic compact that will assist a developer in building an apartment complex in Farmingdale, intended and operated for occupancy for persons 55 years of age or older.

“This project will further the redevelopment efforts of the Village of Farmingdale as its works with its master plan to revive its downtown and will create new, much-needed housing options for seniors,” said Mangano.

The compact, approved by the IDA at its Aug. 16 meeting, will assist Ronkonkoma-based Carlyle Building LLC in constructing an approximately 50,497-square foot, 3-1⁄2-story apartment building on vacant land at 776-780 Fulton St. The project would have 24 units, three one-bedroom apartments and 21 two-bedroom apartments.

Designated as a “Housing for Older Persons” project in accordance with the Fair Housing Act, the development would be intended and operated for occupancy by persons 55 years of age or older. In addition, three of the units will be affordable – one unit will be for a household with an income not to exceed 50% of area median income; and two units will be for households with incomes not exceeding 80% of area median income. The Long Island Housing Partnership will assist in marketing and leasing the affordable units.

The proposed $7.9 million senior housing project would be the latest addition to the Village of Farmingdale’s downtown renaissance. The project will generate 50 construction industry jobs and 2 permanent full-time-equivalent positions and inject more than $16 million into the Nassau County economy and more than $1 million in new tax revenue.

Other residential projects in the village’s downtown that have received IDA economic compacts in recent years, including the 42-unit Cornerstone at Farmingdale and the 154-unit complex called Farmingdale Plaza.

About the Nassau County Industrial Development Agency

The Nassau County Industrial Development Agency consists of a team of professionals whose mission is to promote the economic welfare and prosperity of Nassau County. It is a resource for businesses in Nassau County and those considering relocation. The IDA provides assistance to businesses interested in relocating, expanding and financing new investments. It has provided assistance to a wide range of companies including Hain Celestial, Publishers Clearing House, Arizona Iced Tea, Dealer Track Technologies and Sleepy’s Mattress as well as Cold Spring Harbor Labs and Grumman Studios. For more information, please visit www.nassauida.org or call 516-571-1945.

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MANGANO HONORS POLICE OFFICERS AND MEDICS FOR LIFE-SAVING RESCUE OF A RESIDENT FROM SUICIDE ATTEMPT

Mineola, NY – Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano joined Acting Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder to honor seven police officers and medics who aided an individual attempting to commit suicide on Wednesday, August 16th at the Atlantic Ave/Brower Bridge in Oceanside.

A suicidal man was found hanging off the bridge with a jumper cable tied around his neck. The officers arrived on scene, where Sergeant James Lorenzen ordered the rope to be cut. The man fell into the water, and the officers performed CPR. He is now in the hospital in stable condition. Mangano thanked all the first responders- including Police Medics Robert Sutton and William Rudnick; and Police Officers Michael Dudine, Joseph Monez, Thomas Izzo and Justin Moore – and presented them each with a citation for their bravery.

“I want to thank these seven brave and dedicated first responders for all they did in the triumphant rescue of a resident from a suicide attempt early this morning,” said County Executive Mangano. “The men and women of the Nassau County Police Department and Ambulance Bureau protect our lives day in and day out. These honorees make me proud, not only as County Executive, but as a resident of this great County.”

 

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Mangano and Human Rights Commission to Hold Vigil for Charlottesville, VA

Mineola, NY – In response to the events that occurred in Charlottesville, Virginia this past weekend, Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano, along with the Nassau County Commission on Human Rights, invite you to stand up against all forms of discrimination and hatred. In solidarity with the victims and families of those in Charlottesville, there will be a candlelight vigil to rebuke these actions and address community concerns. The vigil will take place on the front steps of the Theodore Roosevelt Executive and Legislative Building, 1550 Franklin Ave, Mineola, at 5:30 pm on Wednesday, August 16th.

WHEN: TODAY, Wednesday, August 16 at 5:30 pm

WHERE: Front Steps of the Theodore Roosevelt Executive and Legislative Building (1550 Franklin Ave., Mineola, NY)

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Mangano Extends Deadline for Student Poster Contest in Recognition of National Recovery Month

Mineola, NY – Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano is extending the deadline for children ages 12-15 to participate in a poster contest highlighting the dangers of illicit and prescription drugs, and the importance of saying NO.  Poster submissions are now being accepted until August 22, 2017. The theme of the contest isPlease Join Me in Being Drug-Free,” and is in recognition of National Recovery Month in September. It’s part of the Mangano administration’s aggressive campaign to raise awareness of substance abuse prevention, treatment and recovery initiatives.  

County Executive Mangano urged school officials to encourage their students to participate in a rewarding and positive summer project. “Prevention and early intervention are ultimately the key to stopping drug misuse and abuse that claims the life of at least one Long Islander a day,” said Mangano. “This poster contest offers our youth the opportunity to learn about the dangers of drugs and to convey anti-drug messages to their classmates and peers.”

The posters will be displayed at Nassau County’s first-ever Recovery Health & Wellness Fair on Saturday, August 26, 2017 at Eisenhower Park, Parking Field 8, from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm.  Attendees at the fair will have an opportunity – between 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm – to peruse and choose the poster they think conveys the best message.  Winners will be announced at 4:00 pm and prizes will be awarded to the winning students in each age group.

Poster submissions should be dropped off at, or sent to, the Theodore Roosevelt Executive & Legislative Building at 1550 Franklin Avenue in Mineola by August 22nd – to the attention of Eden Laikin.  Posters should be no larger than 22×28”, and children wishing to participate should write their name, age, grade and school on the back of their poster submission. Only one submission per child, please!  For more information, please call (516) 571-6105.

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Mangano: Nassau Police Run to Honor Fallen Officers

The Nassau County Police Department’s Running Club will host the 24th Annual Memorial Run, in honor of the 36 Nassau Officers killed in the line of duty – on Monday, August 14, Acting Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder and County Executive Ed Mangano announced today.

The 5K run starts at 7:00 pm, at Eisenhower Park – Field 2 in East Meadow, with the Kids Fun Run starting at 6:30 pm. Proceeds will be donated to Scholarship Funds in the Police Officer’s names.

In addition to the hundreds of runners that participate in this event, Police Recruit Class 124-2017, with over 160 recruits, will also run as an organized group to show their support.

 

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