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Posted on: September 22, 2020

LEGISLATOR RHOADS ANNOUNCES CRP MONEY FOR VILLAGE OF FREEPORT

Legislator Steve Rhoads joined with the Nassau County Legislature in approving numerous community projects throughout Nassau County with funding from the Community Revitalization Project (CRP) fund. These projects, secured through Inter-Municipal Agreemen...

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Legislative District 19
Posted on: September 14, 2020

LEGISLATOR RHOADS MOBILE OFFICE HOURS (BY APPOINTMENT ONLY)

LEGISLATOR RHOADS MOBILE OFFICE HOURS

(BY APPOINTMENT ONLY)

 

Saturday, September 26th

10:00 AM – 12:00 Noon

Wantagh Park Community Room

1 King Road, Wantagh

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

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Legislative District 19
Posted on: September 8, 2020

COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE HELP THOSE IN NEED AND DONATE BLOOD!

Tuesday, October 6, 2020  •  2:30 PM – 8:30 PMWantagh Fire Dept. Headquarters – 3470 Park Ave., Wantagh

Hosted by Legislator Steve Rhoads, Councilman Chris Carini,the Wantagh Fire Department & New York Blo...

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Legislative District 19
Posted on: August 13, 2020

WALKER AND RHOADS ANNOUNCE FUNDING TO REBUILD GAZEBO BUILT IN HONOR OF SLAIN SPECIAL AGENT

When Tropical Storm Isaias hit Long Island last week, the gazebo in Seaford’s Washington Avenue Park that was dedicated to ATF Senior Special Agent John Capano was badly damaged. Legislators Rose Marie Walker and Steve Rhoads announced at a pres...

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Legislative District 19
Posted on: July 30, 2020

LEGISLATURE TO RENAME COUNTY POLICE HEADQUARTERS AFTER FIRST AFRICAN AMERICAN POLICE COMMISSIONER

The Majority Caucus of the Nassau County Legislature held a press conference on July 30th, to announce the naming of the Nassau County Police Department headquarters building after former Police Commissioner William J. Willett. Commissioner Willett, who s...

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Legislative District 19
Posted on: July 1, 2020

NASSAU LEGISLATURE JOINS WITH NCPD AND NYPD TO UNVEIL COMMUNITY INITIATIVE IN SUPPORT LAW ENFORCENT

As the Nassau County Police Department and thousands of NYPD officers living on Long Island continue to battle an anti-police sentiment coupled with calls to “defund the police,” the Nassau County Legislature joined with local communit...

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Legislative District 19
Posted on: June 26, 2020

LEGISLATOR RHOADS HELPS CLEAN UP MILL POND PRESERVE IN WANTAGH

Nassau County Legislator Steve Rhoads joined with dozens of volunteers for the annual Water Chestnut Pull at Mill Pond Preserve in Wantagh. The annual clean up is run in conjunction with the State Department of Environmental Conservation.  The vo...

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Legislative District 19
Posted on: June 4, 2020

NASSAU COUNTY LEGISLATURE ASKS GOVERNOR TO ALLOW OUTDOOR GRADUATION CEREMONIES

NASSAU COUNTY LEGISLATURE ASKS GOVERNOR TO ALLOW OUTDOOR GRADUATION CEREMONIES

Urges Him to Change Guidelines for Public Pools

Following the State guidance that was sent out regarding Graduation ceremonies, Presiding Officer Richard Nicolello sent ...

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Legislative District 19
Posted on: May 21, 2020

NASSAU COUNTY LEGISLATURE LEADS VIRTUAL FOOD DONATION RAISES MORE THAN 5,000 LBS. OF FOOD

Last month, the Nassau County Legislature Majority Caucus joined with Long Island Cares-The Harry Chapin Food Bank to host a virtual food drive in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the increased demand for donations.

The drive allowed users to shop for...

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Legislative District 19
Posted on: May 18, 2020

NASSAU COUNTY LEGISLATURE JOINS WITH SCOUTS AND VETERANS TO KICK OFF MEMORIAL DAY INITIATIVE

As we endure another month of the COVID-19 pandemic, an announcement was recently made that residents would not be able to place American flags on graves at military cemeteries for Memorial Day, most notably Calverton National Cemetery in Suffolk County. ...

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Legislative District 19
Posted on: May 15, 2020

NASSAU COUNTY LEGISLATORS PARTNER WITH M&C VENTURE GROUP TO DONATE THOUSANDS OF FACE SHIELDS TO EMTS

As the COVID-19 pandemic goes on, many first responders are in desperate need of the necessary supplies that keep them safe from this dangerous virus. Fire fighters, EMTs, ambulance companies, and other first responders need to be protected because althou...

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Legislative District 19
Posted on: May 11, 2020

LEGISLATOR RHOADS DELIVERS LETTERS TO OUR HEROES AND MEALS TO HEALTHCARE WORKERS

Nassau County Legislator Steve Rhoads joined with Danny Antin, owner of Danny’s Chinese Kitchen in Merrick to deliver hot lunches to healthcare workers at Winthrop University Hospital. Legislator Rhoads also brought messages of support from chil...

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Legislative District 19
Posted on: May 4, 2020

LEGISLATURE HOLDS EMERGENCY VOTE TO ACCEPT FUNDS TO HELP COVID-19 OUTBREAK RELATED PROGRAMS

The Nassau County Legislature held an emergency vote today to approve financial assistance from the federal government to help with COVID-19 related programs. Under the federal CARES Act, Nassau County will receive $12,775,244 from the Department of Housi...

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Legislative District 19
Posted on: April 20, 2020

MAJORITY INTRODUCES LEGISLATION TO GIVE RESIDENTS AND BUSINESSES UNTIL JUNE 11 TO PAY PROPERTY TAX

As Nassau residents and businesses struggle to cope with the financial hardships caused by the COVID-19 outbreak, which has halted almost all economic activity in the county, Majority Legislators have passed an emergency resolution to give residents and b...

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Legislative District 19
Posted on: April 17, 2020

MAJORITY INTRODUCES LEGISLATION TO GIVE RESIDENTS AND BUSINESSES UNTIL JUNE 11 TO PAY PROPERTY TAX

As Nassau residents and businesses struggle to cope with the financial hardships caused by the COVID-19 outbreak, which has halted almost all economic activity in the county, Majority Legislators have submitted an emergency resolution to give residents an...

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Legislative District 19
Posted on: March 31, 2020

LEGISLATOR RHOADS ANNOUNCES PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT DRIVE FOR HEALTHCARE WORKERS

SATURDAY, APRIL 4, 2020  10:00AM  3:00 PM

WANTAGH PARK  1 KING RD., WANTAGH

Nassau County Legislator Steve Rhoads and Town of Hempstead Councilman Chris Carini are hosting...

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Legislative District 19
Posted on: March 10, 2020

LEGISLATOR RHOADS INVITES YOU TO ATTEND A COMMUNITY POLICING FORUM

?LEGISLATOR RHOADS INVITES YOU TO 

ATTEND A COMMUNITY POLICING FORUM

 

TUESDAY, MARCH 24, 2020  -  7:00 PM

Wantagh High School – 3297 Beltagh Ave., Wantagh

Legislator Steve Rhoads and the Wantagh-Seaford Homeowners...

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Legislative District 19
Posted on: March 10, 2020

LEGISLATOR RHOADS & BAXTER’S PET PANTRY PRESENT A SPRING PET FOOD DRIVE

MARCH 3RD – APRIL 30TH 2020

Baxter’s Pet Pantry was established in 2009 to assist families who might be having difficulty feeding their beloved pets, and to avoid having those family pets placed in a shelter as a result of these challen...

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Legislative District 19
Posted on: March 3, 2020

WANTAGH FIRE DEPT. COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE

Wantagh fire dept. community blood drive 

Tuessday, march 31, 2020  •  2:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Wantagh Fire Department Headquarters - 3470 Park Ave., Wantagh

Nassau County Legislator Steve Rhoads and the Wantagh Fire D...

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Legislative District 19
Posted on: February 25, 2020

LEGISLATURE CELEBRATES BLACK HISTORY MONTH, HONOR BLACK LEADERS

On Monday, February 24th, the Nassau County Legislature honored two community leaders as part of its Black History Month celebration. Each of the honorees have made significant contributions to making Nassau County the great community it is today.

The hono...

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Legislative District 19
Posted on: February 25, 2020

BILL REQUIRING QUARTERLY CRIME REPORTS FROM NCPD PASSES LEGISLATURE

After introducing legislation earlier this month to require the Nassau County Police Department to produce a quarterly crime report on statistics relating to the effect of cashless bail in Nassau County, and after holding a hearing on the issue on Februar...

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Legislative District 19
Posted on: February 18, 2020

LEGISLATOR RHOADS INVITES YOU TO A COMMUNITY FORUM ON: CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM

THURSDAY, FEB. 27, 2020 – 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Wantagh High School – 3297 Beltagh Ave., Wantagh

Legislator Steve Rhoads, Nassau County Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder and Lt. Brian Sullivan, President of the Nassau County Correction Offi...

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Legislative District 19
Posted on: February 10, 2020

LEGISLATOR RHOADS INVITES ALL VETERANS TO ATTEND A VETERANS BENEFIT WORKSHOP

Legislator Steve Rhoads is being joined by the Nassau County Veterans’ Services Agency, Jewish War Veterans, USVeteranscare and American Legion Post 1749 in sponsoring a Veterans’ Benefits Workshop on Sunday, February 16, 2020 from 1 p...

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Legislative District 19
Posted on: February 10, 2020

LEGISLATIVE MAJORITY INTRODUCES BILL REQUIRING QUARTERLY CRIME REPORTS

The Legislative Majority Caucus will be holding a hearing on the ill-conceived Criminal Justice Reform passed by New York State. The so-called reform has led to suspects charged with serious crimes being released all over the state. In Nassau County, Poli...

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Legislative District 19
Posted on: February 4, 2020

PROPERTY TAX ASSESSMENT GRIEVANCE DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO APRIL 2, 2020

On January 2nd, the County released a new assessment roll for the 2021-2022 year. Despite the rapidly approaching grievance deadline, many residents have not yet received new Notices of Tentative Assessment, leaving them with just a little over a month to...

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Legislative District 19
Posted on: January 30, 2020

LEGISLATURE INTRODUCES RESOLUTION EXTENDING TAX GRIEVANCE DEADLINE

The Nassau County Legislature has introduced a resolution to extend the deadline of the Property Tax Assessment Grievance Period until April 1st.

On January 2nd, the County released a new assessment roll for the 2021-2022 year. Despite the rapidly approach...

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Legislative District 19
Posted on: January 30, 2020

LEGISLATOR RHOADS HOLDS TOWN HALL MEETING ABOUT CASHLESS BAIL

Nassau County Legislator Steve Rhoads joined with Legislator Tom McKevitt, Legislator Rose Marie Walker, Legislator John Ferretti, Councilman Dennis Dunne and Nassau County Correction Officers Benevolent Association President Brian Sullivan to hold a town...

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Legislative District 19
Posted on: January 30, 2020

LEGISLATURE UNANIMOUSLY PASSES RELIEF FOR SANDY VICTIMS

The Nassau County Legislature unanimously passed legislation at the January 27th Legislative Meeting in Mineola that will continue to support those still rebuilding their homes in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

The measure extended the waiver for all Co...

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Legislative District 19
Posted on: January 15, 2020

LEGISLATURE PASSES S.A.F.E.R. GRANT TO INCREASE FIRE DEPARTMENT FUNDS

LEGISLATURE PASSES S.A.F.E.R. GRANT 

TO INCREASE FIRE DEPARTMENT FUNDS 

On Monday, January 13th, the Nassau County Legislature held their first committee meeting of 2020, and passed funding for Nassau’s volunteer fire departments...

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Legislative District 19
Posted on: January 15, 2020

STEVE RHOADS SWORN IN FOR NEW TERM AS NASSAU COUNTY LEGISLATOR

STEVE RHOADS SWORN IN FOR NEW 

TERM AS NASSAU COUNTY LEGISLATOR 

On Monday, January 13th, Legislator Steve Rhoads was sworn in for a new term in the Nassau County Legislature for the 13th Legislative Session. Nassau County Clerk Maureen O&...

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Legislative District 19
Posted on: January 9, 2020

LEGISLATOR RHOADS MOBILE OFFICE HOURS

LEGISLATOR RHOADS MOBILE OFFICE HOURS

Saturday, February 1, 2020  -  10:00 am to 12:00 noon

Wantagh Public Library – 3285 Park Ave., Wantagh

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

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Legislative District 19
Posted on: January 8, 2020

LEGISLATOR RHOADS TO HOST PROPERTY TAX ASSESSMENT GRIEVANCE WORKSHOPS IN 19TH LD

Legislator Steve Rhoads is hosting 2020 Property Tax Assessment Grievance Workshops for all homeowners who disagree with the assessed value of their home as indicated on the 2021-2022 Tentative Notice of Assessment.  At the workshops, a represent...

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Legislative District 19
Posted on: January 8, 2020

LEGISLATOR RHOADS IS HOSTING A PRESENTATION ON: VAPES & VAPING: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

legislator rhoads is hosting a presentation on: 

VAPES & VAPING: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

 

Wednesday, January 29th – 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Brookside School – 1260 Meadowbrook Rd., N. Merrick

 

Legislator Rh...

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Legislative District 19
Posted on: December 19, 2019

STOP THE BLEED - SAVE A LIFE TRAINING

Legislator Steve Rhoads is joining together with Legislator Tom McKevitt, Assemblyman David McDonough, The Bellmore-Merrick CHSD, Community Parent Center and the Bellmore-Merrick Community Coalition to sponsor the “Stop The Bleed” Trai...

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Legislative District 19
Posted on: December 18, 2019

LEGISLATOR RHOADS ATTENDS DEDICATION OF JOHN J. CIOTTI MEETING ROOM

LEGISLATOR RHOADS ATTENDS DEDICATION OF JOHN J. CIOTTI MEETING ROOM 

On Monday, December 10th, Legislator Steve Rhoads joined with the Majority Caucus of the Nassau County Legislature and the family of the late Legislator John J. Ciotti to dedicat...

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Legislative District 19
Posted on: December 6, 2019

YOU CAN LEARN HOW TO SAVE A LIFE! “STOP THE BLEED” PROGRAM

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 15th – 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Merrick Jewish Center – 225 Fox Blvd., Merrick

Nassau County Legislator Steve Rhoads, Councilman Elect Chris Carini and the Merrick-Bellmore Jewish Community Council are sponsoring the &ldqu...

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Legislative District 19
Posted on: December 5, 2019

Toys for Tots

Nassau County Legislator Steve Rhoads has teamed up with the

United States Marine Corps for the Toys for Tots Holiday Gift Drive.

New, unwrapped toys will be collected until

MONDAY, DECEMBER 16TH

Toys for Tots Holiday Gift Drive drop-off boxes for new, unwrap...

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Legislative District 19
Posted on: November 27, 2019

LEGISLATURE VOTES TO CREATE OFFICE OF CRIME VICTIM ADVOCATE

Last month, the Majority Caucus of the Nassau County Legislature added amendments to the County Executive’s Budget to create an Office of Crime Victim Advocates to aid victims and witnesses of violent crimes in Nassau County. Today, the Legislat...

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Legislative District 19
Posted on: October 23, 2019

LEGISLATURE JOINS WITH STATE ASSEMBLY TO ANNOUNCE REASSESSMENT RELIEF CREDIT

Assemblyman Ed Ra has introduced new legislation in the State Assembly to address the unfair burden placed on residents whose taxes will go down, but will continue to pay more than their fair share of property taxes because of the proposed five year phase...

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Legislative District 19
Posted on: October 22, 2019

HAVE A SAFE AND HAPPY HALLOWEEN REMEMBER THESE IMPORTANT SAFETY TIPS

Halloween brings jack-o-lanterns, whimsical costumes, and visits from young neighbors in disguise. Legislator Steve Rhoads and the Nassau County Department of Health offer these Halloween Safety Tips to help keep this holiday safe and enjoyable for everyo...

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Legislative District 19
Posted on: October 22, 2019

PLEASE DONATE BLOOD - NEW YORK BLOOD CENTER ISSUES URGENT CALL FOR DONORS

REGION’S BLOOD SUPPLY HAS NEVER BEEN LOWER 

Critical blood shortage stems from decline in donor base and increased demand for blood

New York’s blood supply has never been lower, and New York Blood Center (NYBC) is urgently calli...

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Legislative District 19
Posted on: October 16, 2019

MINORITY CAUCUS FAILS TO OVERRIDE VETO OF “ASSESSMENT BILL OF RIGHTS”

Earlier this Summer, the Majority Caucus of the Nassau County Legislature introduced a number of bills meant to help improve fairness and transparency in the County Executive’s Assessment Process. After passing the full Legislature, the County E...

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Legislative District 19
Posted on: October 15, 2019

Shed the Meds Drug Take-Back Event

Legislator Steve Rhoads is joining together with the Nassau County Police Department, Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District and the Community Parent Center to host a “Shed the Meds” Drug Take-Back event at Grand Avenue Middle S...

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Legislative District 19
Posted on: October 8, 2019

2019 PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS WORKSHOPS

FRIDAY, OCT. 18TH – 1:00 PM TO 2:30 PM

Bellmore Memorial Public Library – 2288 Bedford Ave., Bellmore

 

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 23RD – 1:00 PM TO 2:30 PM

Freeport Memorial Public Library – 144 W. Merrick Rd., Freeport

N...

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Legislative District 19
Posted on: October 8, 2019

LEGISLATOR RHOADS AND THE ALZHEIMER’S FOUNDATION OF AMERICA PRESENT A MEMORY SCREENING PROGRAM

wednesday, october 16th  -  10:00 Am to 2:00 PM

Bellmore Memorial Public Library – 2288 Bedford Ave., Bellmore

 

Nassau County Legislator Steve Rhoads invites you to have a FREE memory screening sponsored by the ...

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Legislative District 19
Posted on: October 8, 2019

LEGISLATIVE MAJORITY INTRODUCES BILL PERMANENTLY FUNDING TUITION ASSISTANCE FOR FIRST RESPONDERS

On October 7th, Nassau County Legislator Steve Rhoads, a 27-year veteran of the Wantagh Volunteer Fire Department, Presiding Officer Richard Nicolello and members of the Majority Caucus of the Nassau County Legislature joined with members of the volunteer...

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Legislative District 19