The Social Service Volunteers of Nassau Inc. is a not-for-profit, charitable organization as defined under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The volunteers work in partnership with the Nassau County Department of Social Services to provide assistance for families and children, the elderly, and people with disabilities.
This time of year is a joyous season filled with celebrations, family gatherings, reflections and giving. What better way to share in the joy of the holiday spirit than by taking a loving cat or dog into your home? From young children to senior citizens, people delight in having a pet as a member of the family.
Food plays such an important role in the holiday traditions of so many families. As we come off Thanksgiving and celebrate the start of the holiday season, I think about how more Long Islanders than ever are seeking assistance for basic necessities, including access to food.
Landmark legislation that drastically increases penalties for anyone who drives intoxicated with a child passenger, and creates some of the toughest DWI laws in the country, passed the Legislature last week, Senator Craig M. Johnson, announced.
Elmont School Board President Frank Ragona passed away suddenly last week to the shock of the community. Mr. Ragona, for years, had been heavily involved in the Elmont school community so much so that he became the school board’s president. But his commitment to the schools can be traced back to more than a decade ago.
It’s hard to believe that the Thanksgiving holiday is upon us once again. This is the time of year when families come together to give thanks for our blessings and for the positive things in our lives.
Thanksgiving has been a tradition in the United States for several centuries, but the tradition actually extends beyond our country. In fact, the ancient Greeks, Romans, Hebrews, Chinese and Egyptians held harvest festivals and thanksgiving celebrations. Though the traditions may differ, there are common elements.
I would also like to thank the many volunteers, colleagues, neighbors and friends who gave so much of their time and efforts in support of my re-election.
New York State Senator Craig M. Johnson, (D-Nassau), and representatives from Austim Speaks addressed the Senate Standing Committee on Insurance during an Oct. 23 hearing in Albany on the insurance industry’s role in the treatment of Autism. A video of his statement can be found at www.craigjohnson.nysenate.gov. Johnson’s prepared remarks are below:
I would like to thank all of my supporters and volunteers for their dedication to my campaign for Nassau County Legislature and all those residents who wanted better for Valley Stream, North Valley Stream, Franklin Square, Elmont, West Hempstead, Bellerose Terrace and South Floral Park. Their level of enthusiasm in working to bring change to our community was something I have never seen, and I am deeply humbled by your hard work and commitment.
I would also like to congratulate John Ciotti on his victory and for running a well-oiled campaign.
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