MANGANO ANNOUNCES 5K/10K WALK AND RUN TO SUPPORT VETERANS

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano, in partnership with the Nassau County Veterans Service Agency and Semper4Veterans, today announced a 5K/10K Walk and Run for Veterans on Saturday, August 26th from 9:00am-12:00pm at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow.
“My administration is committed to serving our veterans and ensuring resources are provided to them once they return home from service,” said County Executive Mangano. “I thank Semper4Veterans for partnering with us for this event, and helping to provide much needed assistance to our local veterans, including rental assistance, employment, food, clothing and other living expenses.”
The 5K/10K Veterans Walk & Run 2017 will help disadvantaged veterans with much needed assistance to include housing, suicide prevention and help sponsor the bi-annual stand down event. All donations and race proceeds will assist local veterans through the Semper4Veterans Organization.
Awards will be presented for the fastest runners of the 5K and 10K races. Donations will be accepted in place of walking or running.
Interested participants can pre-register online at http://www.runsignup.com or go directly to http://www.runsignup.com/nassauveteransrun2017 . Race Day Registration will be permitted on the day of the event from 7:00am-8:30am. The cost of race entry is $30.00.
For questions regarding registration, sponsorship or event information, call 516-572-6521.

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MANGANO URGES RESIDENTS TO REPORT POTHOLES ON FIRST DAY OF SPRING

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano today reminded residents that any road issues such as potholes, which are common in the colder months, should be reported to the Nassau County Department of Highways at (516) 571-6900 or through the Nassau Now mobile application. Nassau County reports pothole complaints in “real-time” to cities, towns and villages so that their highway crews can also be dispatched to address road conditions with urgency.

“Mother nature takes its toll on all roadways during the winter months,” said County Executive Mangano. “My administration has an aggressive program to fill potholes throughout Nassau in order to maintain the highest level of safety for vehicles and pedestrians on County roads.”

Pothole repairs on Nassau County roadways are made within 24 hours of being reported by residents. In addition, County employees patrol County roadways to locate and address any issues caused by the winter weather.

Potholes form as asphalt road surfaces crack under the heat of the day. These cracks allow snow and rain water to seep into the underlying dirt and gravel. This water freezes and expands, and as a result dirt and gravel is pushed out leaving a hole when the water eventually melts. While winter has resulted in thousands of potholes throughout the region, additional potholes are expected to open as the weather warms.

To report a pothole issue, please call (516) 571-6900 or download and use the Nassau Now mobile application on your smartphone or mobile device. The app will enable a photograph to be taken of the area and sent to the Highway Department with the GPS location.

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MANGANO INVITES RESIDENTS TO NOMINATE EXTRAORDINARY WOMEN OF NASSAU FOR COUNTY RECOGNITION CEREMONY

In recognition of their contributions to our community, Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano and the Nassau County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (NCSPCA) invites residents to nominate Extraordinary Women who make a difference in Nassau County, give back to their community, inspire and/or lead by example. A celebration – Just Desserts – of their achievements will be held on Thursday, May 18th at 6:00 p.m. at the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City.

County Executive Mangano stated, “There are so many extraordinary women in Nassau County who spend countless hours giving back to our community and I encourage residents to nominate those who are truly deserving of recognition. Prior honorees have been nothing short of extraordinary and I welcome all to attend this year’s event as it promises to be a great success with more outstanding honorees and magnificent signature desserts by top bakers.”

The Just Desserts Celebration will benefit the NCSPCA, whom partners with The Safe Center LI to house the pets of domestic violence victims. Tickets for the Just Desserts Celebration are $20 each, and entitle guests to sample a variety of signature desserts from several local bakeries. Tickets will not be available at the door and sell out quickly.

To request a Nomination Ballot, donate a prize, basket, or gift certificate that will be auctioned off at the event for charity; and/or purchase tickets, contact Kim Collins at (516) 571-4044 or kcollins@nassaucountyny.gov.

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Mangano to Deliver State of the County Address

Mineola, NY – Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano will deliver his State of the County Address on Monday, April 3, 2017 at the New Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum presented by New York Community Bank (NYCB), located at 1255 Hempstead Turnpike in Uniondale, NY.

Members of the media are asked to arrive by 12:15 p.m. with Nassau County Police Department (NCPD) press credentials.  If any members of the media do not have credentials and are interested in attending, please contact Press Secretary Concetta Petrucci at (516) 571-4225Please RSVP by Friday, March 24, 2017.

 

WHEN:

1:00 p.m.

Monday, April 3, 2017

 

WHERE:

New Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum Presented by NYCB

Enter Near Box Office

1255 Hempstead Turnpike

Uniondale, NY

 

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Mangano and Kopel Offer Free Heroin Overdose Prevention Seminar in East Rockaway

Mineola, NY – Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano, along with Nassau County Legislator Howard J. Kopel, are continuing to combat the heroin epidemic and save lives by hosting a free Overdose Prevention Seminar on Monday, March 20, 2017 from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. at the Grant Avenue Fire House, located at 13 Grant Avenue, East Rockaway.

“This free Heroin Overdose Prevention Seminar is just one part of my administration’s four-pronged approach to fighting this public health crisis – including education, awareness, enforcement and treatment,” said County Executive Mangano. “These trainings prevent drug-related deaths in our community, save residents lives and keep families whole.”

Residents will be trained to administer Naloxone – the lifesaving antidote to a heroin overdose – and learn the warning signs of drug addiction, new and effective treatment options, personal stories of recovery, and more.

Approximately 210 Nassau residents died from heroin and prescription painkillers in 2015. Hundreds more were saved from overdoses by those trained to administer Naloxone. Naloxone has been used by paramedics and emergency room doctors for decades, to save lives. A 2006 State law allows citizens to administer Naloxone in an attempt to save a life, without fear of liability. Nassau County has already provided Naloxone training for more than 7,800 people, at 155 trainings, since September 2012. At least 50 trainees have reported using that knowledge – and the Naloxone kit they were given – to revive someone overdosing on heroin or painkillers, and save their lives. Naloxone is administered through a nasal spray, and is provided at no charge to trainees over the age of 18.

Social Work and OASAS Continuing Education Credits are available for the training, as the Nassau County Office of Mental Health and Chemical Dependency – and the Mental Health Association of Nassau County – is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers.

All residents are welcome to attend, but seating is limited. To attend the two-hour seminar, provided by the Nassau County Department of Human Services, please RSVP at www.nassaucountyny.gov/overdosetraining   For dates and locations of additional Overdose Prevention Seminars, visit www.nassaucountyny.gov/overdose.

 

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MANGANO GIVES BLIZZARD UPDATE

By Eden Laikin

Residents are strongly advised to stay indoors – and off the roads tomorrow, if the “blizzard” continues to track toward Long Island as forecasted, Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano said at a news conference this morning.

The strong winds expected to blow around the 12-18 inches of snow predicted by the National Weather Service, will make for hazardous visibility conditions, he said.

With the impending Nor’easter just a day away, the Nassau County Office of Emergency Management has already begun preparing – operating around the clock. And preparing to fully activate its , early Tuesday at 4am.

County Executive Mangano suggested that those using public transportation, call the individual service and find out about any delays or major interruptions before heading out.

As the amount of snowfall forecasted can potentially cause downed trees and stranded cars, County Executive Mangano reminded residents to report such “non-life threatening emergencies” on the Non-Emergency line at 1-800-315-5153. That line will remain active throughout the storm, and help to keep the 911 lines clear for actual life-threatening emergencies.

Earlier this morning, the Nassau County Department of Public Works began treating or “brining” County roadways, bridges and overpasses to help combat black ice from forming, and to ensure that Nassau residents who absolutely have to travel, have a safe commute.

“Today, over 200 snow-fighters are at-the-ready to keep our County roadways safe and passable — with over 120 assets, including plows and spreaders,” Mangano said. “In addition, we have 18,750 tons of road salt and 2,250 tons of road sand on hand.”

The County Executive thanked the men and women of the Department of Public Works for “their tireless efforts to keep our roads safe.”

He encouraged all residents to plan for the possibility of power outages – and to report such electrical emergencies to PSEG Long Island at 1-800-490-0075.

He also encouraged residents to prepare to “shelter in place” by making sure they have enough of their prescription medication and other critical supplies.

He also reminded residents of important warnings and precautions to take during a storm of this magnitude, such as staying away from downed power lines and not using a generator in your garage or home.

If you or someone you know is homeless, he said, Nassau’s Winter Sheltering Program – known as WARMBED – is open. Between the hours of 6:00pm and 8:00am, residents should dial the WARMBED Hotline at 1-866-927-6233. During the day, call (516) 227-8519.

If residents are out of home heating fuel or in need of an emergency burner repair, they can call the Department of Social Services Home Energy Assistance Program, at (516) 227-7605, between 8am-4:45pm, to find out if they qualify for the program.

County Executive Ed Mangano further reminded residents with health concerns, to not shovel or use a snow blower as heart attacks are most common during a snow event. Pet owners should keep their Furry Friends indoors, he said, and he encouraged residents to sign up for SMART911. That program allows residents to create a free safety profile for their household at www.Smart911.com that can include family members, medical conditions, allergies, pets and emergency contacts.

This information enhances 911 call-taking, streamlines response times, and provides emergency alerts to residents.

Residents can also download the Nassau Now application to their mobile device to stay up to date on County Storm preparations and to report potholes.

To receive email emergency notifications from the Office of Emergency Management, please visit www.nassaucountyny.gov/OEM.

County Executive Mangano was joined at the OEM in Bethpage for this morning’s news conference, by Police Commissioner Tom Krumpter, Deputy Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder, Deputy County Executive for Public Safety, Charles Ribando, OEM Commissioner Craig Craft, Deputy Commissioner James Kane, Chief Fire Marshal Scott Tusa, DPW Commissioner Shila Shah-Gavnoudias and Gary Rogers, Nassau County Emergency Animal Coordinator.

“I ask all residents to stay alert for weather forecasts and messages from Nassau County and to take warnings seriously,” he said, reminding residents to also stay tuned to media for storm news and for information.”

 

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MANGANO ANNOUNCES ARRESTS OF 3 HEROIN DEALERS IN NASSAU

By Eden Laikin
Nassau County Police this weekend arrested 4 Heroin dealers involved in recent overdoses in Long Beach and Westbury, Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano announced. One of the defendants was found in possession of 500 bags of Heroin.
 
Along with the Long Beach Police Department, Nassau Narcotics Vice Squad detectives arrested Markee Reeder, 40, of Hempstead for selling Heroin, in Long Beach, several times in February and March. One of the Heroin sales resulted in the fatal overdose of a 41-year-old Long Beach man. Reeder, who was arrested March 11, had with him a Greyhound bus ticket to Florida for March 12, 2017. He is charged with 2 counts each of Criminal Sale and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance.
 
The Narcotics detectives also arrested Anthony Ingenito, 68, of 2547 7th Street, East Meadow after an investigation into a non – fatal overdose of a Westbury resident that occurred on Feb. 16, 2017. Ingenito was arrested at his home on Friday, March 10, 2017, with 500 bags of heroin. Later that evening, detectives arrested two people believed to be Ingenito’s “drug source” – Julius Perez, 33, and Sahily Lapaz, 29, of Woodhaven, Queens.
 
All three were arraigned in First District Court in Hempstead on Saturday, March 11, 2017 and charged with multiple counts of Criminal Sale and Possession of a Controlled Substance. Ingenito was also charged with Conspiracy.
 
County Executive Mangano urged residents with any information on illegal drug activity, to call Nassau Police Department’s anonymous tipline: 1-800-244-TIPS

 

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