The Cerebral Palsy Associations of New York State have announced that they are presenting New York State Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) with their prestigious Legislator of the Year Award for 2010 in late October. The Cerebral Palsy Association of New York State was founded in 1946 and serves as a multi-service organization to assist and provide vital services to the families of children with cerebral palsy. The award recognizes Padavan’s significant contributions through the legislative process that have resulted in increased independence, productivity or integration for people with cerebral palsy and other significant disabilities, or is a benefit to their families.
New York State Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) announced today that he will be hosting his annual Fall Community Health and Wellness Expo for families and seniors throughout Northeast Queens on Sunday October 3, 2010. The expo will take from 12 pm to 3 pm at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Church located at 34-45 202nd Street in Bayside.
New York State Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) urged local residents today to donate blood during the twentieth anniversary of the New York Hospital Queens and the Deepdale Gardens Community Council’s annual community blood drive. The blood drive will take place this Sunday August 8, from 7:30 am to 4 pm at the Samuel Field YM & YWHA located at 58-20 Little Neck Parkway in Little Neck.
State Senators Frank Padavan (Queens). Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) and Andrew Lanza (R-Staten Island), today are responding to a New York State Comptroller’s report highlighting yet another financial failure of the Metropolitan Transit Authority, that of their failure to collect more than $9 million in back rent from nearly 1,000 commercial tenants. The State Senators are charging, in the wake of this week’s severe bus and train service reductions across New York City, that the mismanaged MTA has failed New Yorkers again.
New York State Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) announced today that he has introduced legislation (S.8363) aimed at providing an alcohol content cap on all spirits and liquor sold in New York. Padavan’s action comes following the recent introduction of 192 proof liquor to the New York market. 192 liquor equates to roughly 96 percent alcohol per volume.
New York State Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) announced today that the neighborhoods of Bayside, Bellerose, Queens Village and Whitestone will be cease and desist zones effective August 1, 2010. Under the program sponsored by the New York State Department of State, licensed real estate brokers and salespersons are prohibited from soliciting listings of residential property from homeowners whose names appear on the list. The cease and desist program was established through legislation sponsor by Senator Padavan .
Calling it a key priority that must be addressed before the close of the state legislative session, New York State Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) has called for action on legislation that he is a co-sponsor of that will provide law enforcement and communities with the tools they need to effectively crackdown on growing gang activity in New York state.
New York State Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) announced today that he is teaming up with the Poppenhusen Institute in sponsoring the first annual Family Fun Day at MacNeil Park in College Point. The event will take place on Sunday July 11 from 2 pm to 6 pm.
A free concert sponsored by Senator Padavan, featuring the Columbian folklore band Groupo Latino will follow the family fun day festivities at 6 pm.
New York State Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) announced today that the State Senate has passed legislation (S.7000B) he co-sponsored that would expand health insurance policies in New York to cover screening, diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorder.
With the end of the school year and summer fast approaching, New York State Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) is inviting all area students in the community to participate in his Summer Reading Challenge Program. The free program is intended to encourage school children to continue reading through the summer months.
New York State Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) honored Terri Pouymari, President of the Auburndale Improvement Association as a 2010 “Woman of Distinction” during an awards ceremony at the State Capitol on Tuesday May 25, 2010.
The prestigious award honors women throughout New York state for their service to the community and their personal and professional excellence. Women of Distinction honorees come from all walks of life and are recognized for their courage, integrity and perseverance in improving the lives of New Yorkers
New York State Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) marked National Teacher Appreciation Week by presenting awards to over 35 teachers at a ceremony he hosted at the Queens County Farm Museum in Floral Park on Thursday afternoon May 6th. Padavan has hosted the Teachers of Distinction event for the past four consecutive years.
Teacher Appreciation Week was created in 1985 when the National Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) agreed to observe the first full week in May in dedication to teachers across the country.
New York State Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) announced today that he has signed the “Pledge for Change New York” which is calling upon elected officials in New York state to enact reforms to state ethics laws, budgetary process and institute new measures aimed at increasing accountability and transparency.
In response to a rash of brutal child abuse and murder cases in Queens, Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) today called for a state commission to study the feasibility of increasing the availability of child abuse prevention programs throughout New York State. Currently, these programs are only available to approximately 10 percent of families at risk of abuse across the state.
For far too long, New Yorkers have been exposed to repeated and outrageous stories regarding the notorious “rubber room” system. The “rubber room” system has long been synonymous with dysfunction and ineffectiveness drawing the ire and disgust of New Yorkers. That is why, I have been working with the City Department of Education and the United Federation of Teachers (UFT) to eliminate the current rubber room system and replace it with a better and stronger process.
New York State Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) announced today that once again his Bellerose District office will be collecting used cell phones in order to recycle and donate them to victims of domestic violence. “With many New Yorkers undertaking their annual spring cleanings, many are coming across an old cell phone or charger they no longer use,” Padavan said. “Far too often these used phones are eventually discarded in the trash and pose a hazard to environment.
On Saturday April 10th, New York State Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) and the American-Italian Cancer Foundation hosted a mammography screening event outside of Padavan’s District Office in Bellerose. The no-costs screenings took place on the Foundation’s fully contained mobile mammography can. There were no-out-of-pocket expenses and no co-pays for both insured and uninsured women. Padavan and the American-Italian Cancer Foundation will partner once again on Saturday June 5th for another mammography screening event outside of Padavan’s Bellerose Office.
New York State Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) announced today that he will be join with Councilman Dan Halloran in co-sponsoring a health expo at St. Sarkis Armenian Church on Sunday afternoon April 18, The expo will run from 1 pm to 6 pm and will take place at the church located at 38-55 234 Street in Douglaston (just north of the Douglaston LIRR station).
Following weeks of discussions with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), I have just been informed that clean-up of lead paint debris uncovered in Throgs Neck Bridge Park is now underway and should be completed within the next week. The clean-up action by the MTA comes following an independent and comprehensive environmental analysis conducted by environmental scientist Dr. James Cervino which detailed the impact the paint scraping project of the Throgs Neck Bridge has had on immediate surrounding area.
New York State Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) announced today that he will once again be partnering with the American-Italian Cancer Foundation by providing no-cost mammography screenings for the residents of Northeast Queens on Saturday, April 10.
The Foundation’s mobile mammography will be outside of Senator Padavan’s District Office located at 89-39 Gettysburg Street in Bellerose. There are no-out-of-pocket expenses and no copays for both insured and uninsured women.