Assemblymember Lavine joins the celebration as a street in Roslyn Heights is renamed for the indelible Dr. Hazel N. Dukes who has spent a lifetime fighting for equality, justice, and human rights.
(l-r) Peter Zuckerman, Town of North Hempstead Councilman; Letitia James, New York State Attorney General; Thomas P. DiNapoli, New York State Comptroller; Assemblymember Lavine; Robert Zimmerman; Assemblymember Gina L. Sillitti
The Plainview-Old Bethpage Board of Education and Superintendent of Schools Dr. Mary O'Meara host a very informative legislative breakfast, giving Assemblymember Lavine an opportunity to thank them for their hard work on behalf of our children.
Rabbi Shmuel Butman, Director of the Lubavitch Youth Organization hands Assemblymember Lavine a box of shmura matzah in Albany at a meeting of the New York State Chapter of the National Association of Jewish Legislators. The gathering held to celebrate the 121st birthday of the revered late Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson.
STEM at its finest on display at Hicksville High School as the school’s robotics team – aka the JBirds – puts on a terrific demonstration of their technical abilities for Assemblymember Lavine.
Executive Director Tom Bruno and his team are doing amazing work with the children at the Hicksville Boys & Girls Club. Assemblymember Lavine joins Bruno and his staff for a photo after a productive meeting and spending some time with the kids.
(l-r) Rachel Katz / Youth Development Professional, Hicksville Boys & Girls Club; Patrick Benjamin / Program Coordinator¸ Hicksville Boys & Girls Club; Assemblymember Lavine; Tom Bruno / Executive Director, Hicksville Boys & Girls Club
Assemblymember Lavine meets with members of 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East at his district office in Glen Cove. Representing more than 450,000 workers including hospital and nursing home employees and home health aides among others, 1199SEIU is one of the largest and fasting growing healthcare unions in the nation. Lavine is committed to fighting for fair treatment of workers and wage increases which will boost the economy.
(l-r) Anthony Garcia, 1199 SEIU Political Lead; Louis Valenzuela, Healthcare Education Advocate / 1199 SEIU Member; Assemblymember Lavine; Claire Leon, 1199 SEIU Member Political Organizer Bello Lamadieu, Respiratory Therapist / 1199 SEIU Member; Kelvin Jeffcoat, Respiratory Therapist / 1199 SEIU Member
The future looks bright if the great kids at Connolly Elementary School in Glen Cove have any say. Assemblymember Lavine honors representatives of the Student Council with citations at their pinning ceremony and speaks about the importance of getting involved in the community.
What has been accomplished in downtown Patchogue is truly remarkable and much of the credit goes to Mayor Paul Pontieri. Mayor Pontieri is a dedicated public servant and Assemblymember Lavine is always honored to get to spend some time with him as he did at this event at the Patchogue YMCA.
A hidden educational treasure in our own backyard, the Gregory Museum in Hicksville, dating back to the 1880’s, is home to many fascinating archeological and geological specimens. Assemblymember Lavine gets a first-hand look at what was a functioning jail cell when the building served as a Village Hall.
Assemblymember Lavine updates the Glen Cove Chamber of Commerce on legislative issues being discussed in Albany affecting the City of Glen Cove at its regular monthly meeting.
Bishop Dr. Jonathan E. Owhe and Apostle Dr. Olutoyin Owhe of World Restoration Center in Westbury meet with Assemblymember Lavine. At this church, the focus is on peace, love and prayer and providing help to those in need. The meeting included a conversation about the importance of communal interaction as a key component to getting through the struggles of mental health.
Josh Mirsky, Jericho resident and member of the Autism Spectrum Disorders Advisory Board, is presented with a proclamation by Assemblymember Lavine. Josh is being recognized for raising awareness about the stigmas associated with autism and neurodiversity.
In addition to being a source of academic excellence, SUNY Old Westbury is also a model of diversity and inclusion. Assemblymember Lavine joins new SUNY Chancellor, Dr. John B. King, Jr. and SUNY Old Westbury President, Dr. Timothy E. Sams for the chancellor’s visit which also coincides with Black History Month. The day involving a symposium with students on the importance of all Americans having a greater knowledge of black history and a meeting with members of the Board of Trustees to discuss areas in which the school hopes to grow in the coming years.
Third graders in Miss Pilewski’s class at Glen Cove’s Connolly Elementary School listen attentively as Assemblymember Lavine reads Stella Luna to them. The event is part of PARP (Pick a Reading Partner) Community Readers Day, a national program meant to encourage reading at home.
Best of luck to Regina Smith & Allison Basdavanos (l-r), owners of Two Pont OM yoga studio, Glen Cove’s newest downtown business. Assemblymember Lavine presents a citation at the ribbon-cutting in recognition of the big day.
In celebration of Black History Month, recognition for a national treasure and an emblem of living history as Assemblymember Lavine presents Dr. Hazel N. Dukes, President of the NAACP New York State Conference, with a citation in honor of her remarkable life fighting for equality and human rights. The inspiring event taking place at the Westbury/New Cassel NAACP 114th Founders Day Celebration in Westbury.
Thanks to a grant secured by Assemblymember Lavine, members of VFW Post 347 are closer to finally going home again nearly a year and a half after a fire forced the closure of the building where they meet. Lavine joins Glen Cove City Councilwomen Danielle Fugazy Scagliola and Marsha Silverman to announce a state grant which will help the group reach their final goal of rebuilding.
Adriana Argueta and Francis Parra, student delegates with the Angelo Del Toro Puerto Rican/Hispanic Youth Leadership Institute have an engaging discussion with Assemblymember Lavine at Glen Cove High School.
(l-r) Assemblymember Lavine, Adriana Argueta / Student Delegate, Francis Parra / Student Delegate
Assemblymember Lavine and Westbury High School senior Jordan Ramirez-Lopez, representing the Angelo Del Toro Puerto Rican/Hispanic Youth Leadership Institute, engage in a thought-provoking discussion regarding legislation before the Assembly.
Already a national leader in the field, LIU Post’s College of Veterinary Medicine Learning Center will provide even more resources for students and make a wonderful addition to the ever-growing Brookville campus.Assemblymember Lavine presents a citation to Dr. Carmen Fuentealba, Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine at the ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Assemblymember Lavine participates in a joint hearing of the Assembly and Senate to better understand recent statistics regarding the criminal justice system and examine what additional information may be needed.
Assemblymember Lavine gets a hands-on look at new equipment for the City of Glen Cove Volunteer Fire Department purchased with a state grant he secured. 20 Scott Air-Paks and 26 sets of new flame-resistant gear will help keep our firefighters safe during an emergency.
Assemblymember Lavine is proud to be reappointed by Speaker Carl Heastie as Chair of the Assembly Judiciary Committee.
Assemblymember Lavine and Senator Jim Gaughran present a joint proclamation recognizing Glen Cove native Sharon Sprung, painter of the official portrait of former First Lady Michelle Obama. The two were honored to meet Sharon at her home studio in Brooklyn and hope word of her incredible achievement will inspire many young artists.
The ‘Shine a Light on Hunger’ at the Sid Jacobson JCC in East Hills is an opportunity for Assemblymember Lavine to recognize several young people for their dedication to helping those in need.
Glen Cove’s newest business Threading & Beauty Lounge officially opens its doors.Assemblymember Lavine joins the celebration along with members of the Glen Cove Downtown BID and Glen Cove Chamber of Commerce to present a citation.
Assemblymember Lavine joins the celebration for the City of Glen Cove being recognized as an Age-Friendly Center of Excellence. The city is a great place for people of all ages, but places like the Glen Cove Senior Center, which provides a multitude of resources and where people are treated with kindness and respect, make it even more welcoming for seniors seeking to be part of a community.
Residents of Glen Cove may be noticing downtown looking a little merrier this year. That’s because brand-new decorations are brightening up the streets with holiday cheer! The decorations paid for with a grant secured by Assemblymember Lavine.
(l-r) Danielle Fugazy Scagliola, Glen Cove City; Councilwoman & BID Member, Assemblymember Lavine, and Patricia Holman, Executive Director, Glen Cove
Downtown Business Improvement District, inspect the new holiday decorations on School Street.
The legacy of renowned war correspondent Marie Colvin will live on in Oyster Bay as a street is renamed for the East Norwich native who graduated from Oyster Bay High School. Assemblymember Lavine, along with Marie's sister Cat, pays tribute to the journalist who was killed in 2012 in Syria doing what she loved.
Fun times with the Regal Deli family as the Plainview fixture announces it would remain open and continue to serve the community for years to come.
Great fun is had by all at the Westbury High School homecoming celebration. Assemblymember Lavine, along with Principal David Zimbler (background), get everyone fired up for the big game.
Assemblymember Lavine is on-hand as one of Glen Cove’s finest family owned businesses, St. Rocco's Bakery, celebrates its 10th anniversary. The assemblymember presenting a citation to owners Lisa and John Sacchetta to mark the occasion.
Assemblymember Lavine presents citations to the members of the Plainview-Old Bethpage School District Board of Education in recognition of their tireless efforts to benefit the children of our community.
Assemblymember Lavine joins Governor Kathy Hochul in Farmingdale as she takes on car theft.The governor signing legislation to combat the swiping of catalytic converters by targeting unauthorized and illegal vehicle dismantlers, or "chop shops."
(l-r) Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone, Senator John Brooks, Assemblymember Lavine, Senator Diane Savino, Senator Jim Gaughran, Governor Kathy Hochul, Senator Anna Kaplan, Assemblymember Judy Griffin, Assemblymember Gina Sillitti
Ladies of the Glen Cove Senior Center Crochet Club performed a labor of love by knitting more than 350 winter hats to be donated by the Office of Charles Lavine just in time for the cold temps.