Assemblymember Lavine is honored to meet and present citations to veterans Richard Heinl and Lee Alexander at the Life Enrichment Center in Oyster Bay as part of its Memorial Day celebration. (l-r) Lee, an incredible 100 years young, proudly served in the Marines during both World War II and the Korean War. He applied his expertise in engineering to the war effort and retired from the military with the rank of Captain. Richard, still spry at 98, was a combat infantryman in the European Theater during World War II and is a Bronze Star Medal recipient.
It was a privilege in Albany for Assemblymember Lavine to meet with Westbury High School students (l-r) Jordan Ramirez-Lopez, Grant Boylan, and Elon Sylvester, as part of the League Of Women Voters of New York State Inside Albany program. The students showed great interest in the proceedings during the legislative session.
The very real problem of food insecurity on Long Island is the topic of discussion during Assemblymember Lavine’s appearance on Long Island Cares ‘Breaking Bread’ podcast. (l-r) Paule Pachter / Long Island Cares CEO; Assemblymember Lavine; Michael W. Haynes / Long Island Cares Vice President for Government Relations and Advocacy.
Assemblymember Lavine is proud to join so many dear friends and be part of the Westbury Hills Civic Association's annual spring clean-up event.
Island Harvest kicks-off its annual Stamp Out Hunger event in Bethpage with Assemblymember Lavine addressing the urgent need for donations to make sure that no one on Long Island goes hungry.
Assemblymember Lavine joins Commodore Bob Canavan for the annual commissioning of the Hempstead Harbour Club, ahead of what should be a fun season for boating enthusiasts at this historic venue established back in 1891.
A warm welcome for Assemblymember Lavine from gracious students and the dedicated staff at Mill Neck Manor School for the Deaf. Lavine meeting with Executive Director Dr. Bradley Porche and touring this magnificent facility which is among many that will benefit from key aspects in the state budget.
An impressive display of skill at Westbury High School as the Robotic Dragons demonstrated their prowess operating their robot, affectionately named ‘Jerry.’ The team has made tremendous progress over the years, supported in part by funding proudly secured by Assemblymember Lavine.
CDT Gregory Kies of Plainview is introduced by Assemblymember Lavine as part of West Point Day in Albany. Kies, a member of the Plainview-Old Bethpage John F Kennedy High School Class of 2020, is majoring in Geospatial Information Science with the intention of being commissioned as a field artillery or armor officer. He is expected to graduate in 2024.
A highway crossing in Plainview will forever be known as the Police Officer Daniel J. Greer Memorial Bridge for a police officer struck and killed by an intoxicated driver. Assemblymember Lavine joins (l-r) Stevens Martinez, Nassau County Representative, Office of Governor Kathy Hochul; former Senator Jim Gaughran; Colleen Greer Zioba, Granddaughter of Daniel Greer; Kim Greer, Daughter in law of Daniel Greer; Steven Greer, Son of Daniel Greer; and Preston Zioba, Great Grandson of Daniel Greer at a ceremony where signs were unveiled officially designating the crossing of Sunnyside Blvd over the LIE near Exit 46 in Greer’s honor. Lavine and Gaughran proposed the legislation which enabled the designation to take place.
Assemblymember Lavine joins (l-r) Reverend Jesse Lebus, Rabbi Irwin Huberman of Congregation Tifereth Israel, and Nassau County Legislator Delia DeRiggi-Whitton at a Yom Hashoah / anti-hate interfaith service at Lebus’ St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Sea Cliff. Lavine believes hate has no place in our community and is committed to fighting it in every way possible.
History lives in downtown Glen Cove at the old courthouse, home to the North Shore Historical Museum. After a tour of the facility Assemblymember Lavine meets with museum leadership in this incredible building which dates back to 1907 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
(l-r) Brian Mercadante, North Shore Museum Board Member / President Emeritus; Georgie Connett, North Shore Museum President; Assemblymember Lavine; Rhoda Fine, former North Shore Museum Board Member
Stanfort Perry, CEO of AHRC Nassau with Assemblymember Lavine after an informative tour of their new facility in Brookville. The 100-plus year old house with adjoining working farm is in the process of being renovated.
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.