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08/25/14 Bellone, Gregory, Martinez Invite Individuals With Diabetes To Attend Free Self-Management Program
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07/15/14 Legislator Martinez Joins County Executive Steven Bellone As He Announces Healthy Eating At Vending Machines In The Brentwood School District

The Americas Poetry Festival
of New York

We Are All Whitman
By Luis Alberto Ambroggio

Conference and Poetry Reading
Thursday, October 16, 2014
at Walt Whitman Birthplace

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Herstory Matters

Join Herstory, La historia de ella, this fall to write your story and become part of an effort to take action with stories, to break barriers and silence, and change hearts and minds and policy.

Brentwood Public Library
Thursdays - 9/4 - 10/30

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Bellone, Gregory, Martinez Invite Individuals with Diabetes to Attend Free Self-Management Program

Two new four-week series
will meet as follows:

Brentwood (Classes are in Spanish only)
Wednesdays, September 9, 10, 16 and 17 from 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
St. Anne Roman Catholic Church
88 Second Ave., Brentwood, NY 11717
Contact: Gladys Lopez, 631-854-0223

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Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County’s Family Health and Wellness Programs in collaboration with Legislator Monica R. Martinez and the Brentwood Public Library proudly present PASTA (Parenting the Second Time Around) a FREE series of workshops for grandparents and other caregivers who are raising their grandchildren or other relatives.

Tuesdays, Sept 9 through Oct 28, 2014
6:00-8:30 pm
Brentwood Public Library
34 Second Ave, Brentwood, NY 11717

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This special event will provide homeless families and individuals with access to services from Federal, State, County, and private agencies, including, health, employment, financial, housing, educational, and benefit services.

Friday, August 29th, 2014
10a.m. to 2p.m.

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Writing our stories as tools for action
La historia de ella, Herstory Writers Workshop
Brentwood Public Library (TBC)
34 Second Ave, Brentwood, NY 11717
Dreams of Childhood, by Gwynne Duncan

Every Thursday 6:30 - 8:30 PM

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Dear residents of Suffolk County’s 9th Legislative District,

As your newly elected Suffolk County Legislator, it is with great honor that I represent the 9th Legislative District of Brentwood, Central Islip and North Bay Shore. I am humbled by the overwhelming support I received throughout this endeavor for County Legislator. In the past several months, I have had the pleasure of meeting many people who share my vision in improving this great district. This collaborative vision will bring LD9 to even greater heights.

Legislator Monica Martinez

As your legislator, I will take great pride in effectuating change in the areas of:

  • Youth Related Services
  • Economic Development
  • Parks and Recreation
  • Senior and Veteran Services,
  • Building better partnerships with non-government organizations.

During my legislative term, I will work with the community to improve the quality of life of all residents within Suffolk County. The door to my office will always be open to you. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us at 631-853-3700. My staff and I will be pleased to assist you. I look forward to serving you.


Monica R. Martinez
Suffolk County Legislator
9th Legislative District


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Do you know? Ovarian cancer is the most deadly of all female reproductive system cancers. One in 73 women will develop ovarian cancer in their lifetime!

The American Cancer Society estimates that there will be about 21,980 new cases of ovarian cancer and approximately 14,270 deaths due to ovarian cancer in the United States in 2014. According to the New York State Health Department, there are approximately 129 new cases and 79 deaths due to ovarian cancer in Suffolk County each year. New York has the eighth highest rate of ovarian cancer in the United States.

September is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

Ovarian cancer is sometimes called the silent killer because it is difficult to detect in its early stages. There is no simple way to screen for it. Though ovarian cancer does cause symptoms, those symptoms are often more commonly caused by other conditions. These symptoms include:

- abdominal swelling or bloating,
- pelvic pressure or abdominal pain,
- difficulty eating or feeling full quickly when eating, and/or
- urinary symptoms (having to go urgently or often).

Ovarian Cancer Awareness: If you are a woman and notice any new symptoms, such as abdominal swelling or bloating, pelvic pressure or abdominal pain, difficulty eating or feeling full quickly when eating, and/or urinary symptoms (having to go urgently or often) that is different from how you usually feel, see your doctor. For more information, visit:
American Cancer Society:

Want to learn more? Join us for a Lunch and Learn session:
When: Wednesday, September 17, 2014
12:00 – 12:50 p.m. OR 1:00 – 1:50 p.m.
Where: H. Lee Dennison Building Media Room
100 Veterans Memorial Highway, Hauppauge, NY 11788
Contact: 631-853-8284 OR 631-854-0087

The Lunch and Learn program is sponsored by the Suffolk County Office of Women’s Services, the Long Island Chapter of National Ovarian Cancer Coalition and the Cancer Prevention and Health Promotion Coalition!

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Sponsored Legislation

-- Co-sponsored legislation amending Resolution No. 894-2011 to expand the “Puppy and Dog Protection Rating Program”. (IR 1040-14)

-- Co-sponsored legislation to make permanent discounted golf fees for veterans and active military personnel. (IR 1044-14)

-- Sponsored legislation amending the 2014 Operating Budget to provide funding for the Long Island Latino Teachers Association, Inc. (IR 1142-14)

-- Co-sponsored legislation authorizing funding of infrastructure improvements and oversight of real property under the Suffolk County Affordable Housing Opportunities Program and execution of agreements (Concern-Ronkonkoma). (IR 1298-14)


Photo Gallery
American Red Cross Awards
Nearly $600,000 Superstorm
Sandy Grant to Health & Welfare
Council of Long Island for
Volunteer Recovery Program
The American Red Cross has awarded a $599,655 grant to the Health & Welfare Council of Long Island to support a disaster recovery center for non-profits and volunteers who will help hundreds of homeowners affected by Superstorm Sandy repair their damaged homes.
ESL Program Graduate
Legislator Monica R. Martinez congratulates an ESL program graduate on Friday, January 24, 2014 as he received his certificate of completion.
ESL Graduation Ceremony
Legislator Monica R. Martinez joins SCCC President Dr. Shaun McKay and Chairwoman of the Board of Trustees at the 2014 ESL Graduation Ceremony on Friday, January 24, 2014.
Legislator Monica R. Martinez
Is Sworn In
Photo: Monica R. Martinez is sworn in as the first female to represent the Ninth Legislative District of Suffolk County on Thursday, January 2, 2014.
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