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.
Assemblymember Lavine is a longtime patron of the Museum of American Armor in Old Bethpage.Here having some fun with ‘Winston Churchill,’ wife Ronnie and the British Army at a gala event.
A vastly improved softball field in the North Shore School District is ready for action thanks to a $250,000 state grant secured by Assemblymember Lavine.The funding enabled the district to make major upgrades to the field which is located on the grounds of North Shore Middle School in Glen Head.
Caption: (l-r) James Pappas, Assistant Superintendent for Business, North Shore School District; Chris Zublionias, Superintendent of Schools, North Shore School District; AssemblymemberLavine; John Hall, Director of Facilities, North Shore School District at location of newly renovated softball field on grounds of North Shore Middle School in Glen Head
Assemblymember Lavine meets with Hicksville Public Schools Superintendent Marianne Litzman, to discuss a grant secured by Lavine which will go towards making capital improvements for the district.
Assemblymember Lavine joins Governor Hochul in Westbury to celebrate the completion of the Long Island Rail Road's historic Third Track project. The new 9.8-mile track runs from Floral Park to Hicksville, giving riders much improved overall service.
(l-r) Governor Kathy Hochul, Senator Anna Kaplan, Senator John Brooks, Senator Kevin Thomas, Assemblymember Lavine
Culminating a massive collection effort over a number of months, Assemblymember Lavine is there in Hauppauge for final shipment overseas of thousands of pounds of humanitarian aid for the suffering people of Ukraine. Lavine’s office working in partnership with Long Island Cares and the Ukrainian Americans of Long Island (UALI) to collect and transport desperately needed goods such as clothing, non-perishable food, personal care items, and household supplies.
(l-r) Michael Haynes, Chief Government Affairs Officer, Long Island Cares; Alex Carrero, Long Island Cares; Robert LaBarbara, Chief Procurement and Supply Chain Officer, Long Island Cares; Volodymyr Tsyalkovsky, Ukrainian Americans of Long Island; Paul Pachter, Chief Executive Officer, Long Island Cares; Assemblymember Lavine; Yuri Boyechko, Hope for Ukraine
The Safe Center LI is dedicated to supporting victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse.Assemblymember Lavine, along with colleagues Judy Griffin and Gina Sillitti are ardent supporters of the nonprofit organization, continually securing state funding to help it maintain the best level of service for those who so desperately need it.
(l-r) Assemblymember Charles Lavine, Josh Hanson, Associate Executive Director, The Safe Center, Cindy Scott, Executive Director, The Safe Center, Debbie Lyons, Director of Nassau County Child Advocacy Center, Assemblymember Judy Griffin, Assemblymember Gina Sillitti
Great food, great music, perfect weather and lots of love among dear friends all on display at the Town of North Hempstead Housing Authority BBQ in Westbury!
Assemblymember Lavine (second from left), Peter J. Zuckerman, Town of North Hempstead Councilman (third from left), Robert J. Troiano, Town of North Hempstead Councilman (fourth from left), Siela A. Bynoe, Nassau County Legislator (far right)
Assemblymember Lavine presents a citation to Patricia Kaegi for her outstanding contribution to the community at the closing reception for her marvelous exhibition Sea Cliff Through the Years at the Sea Cliff Village Library.
Assemblymember Lavine helps close out another successful and well-attended Downtown Sounds summer concert series with a special announcement of a grant for the Glen Cove Downtown Business Improvement District (BID).
At a peaceful picket in Plainview, Assemblymember Lavine marches with members of the New York State Nurses Association who are fighting for fair wages, a fair contract, and speaking out about dangerous conditions throughout Plainview Hospital / Northwell Health.
Addressing the concerns of constituents is at the heart of what Assemblymember Lavine does in public service – here meeting with a couple in Westbury about an issue he is trying to help them resolve.
Keeping our communities safe with strong but sensible gun legislation is a top priority for Assemblymember Lavine, seen here in North Babylon with Rebecca Rosenthal of Moms Demand Action at an event where Governor Hochul spoke about strengthening New York's Red Flag law.
In a ceremony at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, Governor Hochul signs into law a bill, sponsored by Assemblymember Lavine, requiring museums to acknowledge art stolen from the Jewish community during the Nazi Era in Europe. This law is indicative of how we must continue to fight hate through education. Photo courtesy of the Office of Governor Kathy Hochul.
The India Day Parade in Hicksville is held for the 11th time and Assemblymember Lavine joined the growing and prospering South Asian community at this year’s event.
Assemblymember Lavine is joined by Sue Ruzenski, Helen Keller Services CEO, for Camp Helen Keller’s end of year show. Lavine announced a grant in the amount of $25,000 for the camp which is run by Helen Keller Services for the Blind (HKSB) and is on LIU Post University campus in Greenvale.
Abortion service providers are being targeted by anti-abortion laws around the country, but in New York Assemblymember Lavine is working to protect them. Lavine attends a public hearing to urge changes needed to the Town of North Hempstead code which limit where abortion care can be provided.
The heat didn’t stop everyone from having a great time on National Night Out in downtown Glen Cove as Assemblymember Lavine presents a citation to Glen Cove’s own Eva Casale for running 7 marathons in 7 days throughout Long Island and all of her tireless efforts to raise money for veterans.
Protecting women’s rights has never been more important following the Supreme Court decision making it more difficult for women to have an abortion. Assemblymember Lavine lends his voice to the Planned Parenthood of Greater New York rally in Mineola, held in support of abortion care access.
Assemblymember Lavine presents a citation to Jason and Sheila Samel in recognition of the opening of their new yoga studio, Buddha Jams Yoga and Fitness in Glen Cove. Jason, a certified yoga instructor with a background in the music industry, developed the idea for the theme as a result of his strong belief in the lessons of Buddha and how yoga helped him during times of struggle in his personal life.
Members of the Sid Jacobson JCC Gezunter Men’s Club welcome Assemblymember Lavine as their guest speaker. The men, some of whom are proud military veterans, had a spirited discussion on many topical issues including recent Supreme Court rulings which will have a major impact on Nassau County residents.
The Ethical Humanist Society of Long Island unveils its new rain garden and sustainable native garden in Garden City. Assemblymember Lavine was on hand for the ribbon-cutting along with (from left) Ethical Humanist Society members Jim LoPresti / Rain Garden Project Manager, Richard Koral / EHSLI Leader, Linda Napoli / EHSLI President, and Lorraine Zeller-Agostino / Sustainable Garden Project Manager.
Assemblymember Lavine presents a citation to Maria Grady as she retires from her term as a Trustee of the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Public Library. For the past 5 years Maria has devoted her time to help improve the library experience for patrons and the community alike.
As Eleanor Roosevelt said, “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dream.” Assemblymember Lavine had the honor of speaking at the Harmony Heights Residential Day School graduation ceremony in Oyster Bay where a group of wonderful students took a major step toward achieving their dreams. Lavine was deeply moved by the words and emotions from staff, administrators, and the students themselves. The non-profit school serves girls with emotional needs that cannot be adequately served elsewhere.
Assemblymember Lavine joins Glen Cove’s Congregation Tifereth Israel as it celebrates its 125th anniversary with special recognition to the Shapiro family for generations of service to the temple community.
It’s essential that we remember our fallen heroes and honor veterans. That’s what the WWII Encampment Weekend at the Museum of American Armor is all about. Assemblymember Lavine helps kick off the event at Old Bethpage Village Restoration.
Assemblymember Lavine speaks out on core issues he believes in such as abortion rights, sensible gun legislation, and improvements to the family court system as the legislative session winds down.
Assemblymember Lavine thanks the students at Connolly Elementary School in Glen Cove for their efforts to collect goods for the Ukraine Humanitarian Drive.Lavine is joined by Principal Bryce Klatsky, Glen Cove City Schools Superintendent Dr. Maria Rianna, and wife Ronnie, who used to teach at the school (l-r).
The office of Assemblymember Lavine worked closely with the Ukrainian Americans of Long Island (UALI) to carry out a humanitarian drive to help those affected by Russia’s unjust invasion. The community came together in this effort. There are countless examples of people’s incredible generosity which resulted in literally tons of donated goods being sent to the suffering people of Ukraine. Assemblymember Lavine thanks everyone who did what they could to make this effort such a tremendous success. Volodymyr Tsyalkovsky of the UALI coordinated the process by which goods got from the District Office to Ukraine.