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Padavan Walks With QCP In Annual "Walk With Me" Event

New York State Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) took part in the Queens Centers for Progress (QCP) “Walk With Me” Hike for Health event on Saturday April 17, 2010.  The 2.5 mile walk began at QCP made its way through Kissena Park and back to the starting point at QCP. The annual event raises money to help developmentally disabled individuals throughout Queens achieve independence. Senator Padavan with participants in the QCP “Walk With Me” event at the start of the 2.5 walk on Saturday April 17. 

April 19, 2010
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Padavan Sponsoring Cell Phone Recycling Drive In Recongition Of Earth Day

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.

April 12, 2010
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Padavan Hosts No-Cost Mammography Screenings In Bellerose

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.

April 12, 2010
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Play Ball! Little League Opening Day in Northeast Queens

With the baseball season now underway, New York State Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) helped kick off the Glen Oaks, Bayside and Jamaica Estates Little Leagues throughout the day on Saturday April 10, 2010. Senator Padavan makes opening remarks with two members of his team, the Padavan Blue Jays at the opening day ceremony for the Glen Oaks Little League

April 12, 2010
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Play Ball! Little League Opening Day in Northeast Queens

With the baseball season now underway, New York State Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) helped kick off the Glen Oaks, Bayside and Jamaica Estates Little Leagues throughout the day on Saturday April 10, 2010. Senator Padavan throws out the first pitch to mark the official start of the Bayside Little League at their opening day ceremony.

April 12, 2010
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St. Sarkis Health Expo Slated For April 18th

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).

April 9, 2010
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Statement From Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) On The MTA's Clean-Up Of Throgs Neck Bridge Park

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.

April 6, 2010
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Padavan Honors Local Students At APEC

New York State Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) was on hand to present the awards to local students at the 31st Annual Arline Thomas Urban Bird Literacy and Arts Award Ceremony on Saturday March 20, 2010. The ceremony and program, held at the Alley Pond Environmental Center seeks to increase awareness and educate Queens school children on the wonders of nature, wildlife and environmental issues. As a part of a long-standing tradition, each year Senator Padavan presents the awards to wining students in the program.

March 23, 2010
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Padavan Honors Local Students At APEC

New York State Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) was on hand to present the awards to local students at the 31st Annual Arline Thomas Urban Bird Literacy and Arts Award Ceremony on Saturday March 20, 2010. The ceremony and program, held at the Alley Pond Environmental Center seeks to increase awareness and educate Queens school children on the wonders of nature, wildlife and environmental issues. As a part of a long-standing tradition, each year Senator Padavan presents the awards to wining students in the program.

March 23, 2010
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Padavan Sponsoring Mobile Mammography Screenings On April 10

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. 

March 19, 2010
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Padavan, Senate Republicans Present Proposals Aimed At Reducing Medicaid Fraud, Waste and Abuse

New York State Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) and his Senate Republican colleagues today unveiled a comprehensive report and set of proposals aimed at combating fraud, waste and abuse in New York State’s Medicaid program.

March 19, 2010
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Padavan: "New York Making Bad Bets For The Future With Increased Gambling"

New York State Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) today came out in sharp opposition to the rise of gambling contained in the Executive Budget proposal and with the troubling trend that continues to grow with a reliance on array of gambling options in all reaches of New York.  Padavan is the leading opponent of gambling in the New York State Legislature and is the author of numerous reports on compulsive and problem gambling in the state including “All Gambling, All The Time” and ”Quick Draw: Time To Pull The Plug”.

March 15, 2010
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Padavan Honored By Conron Camp Foundation

New York State Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) honored five new Eagle Scouts during Troop 255’s 70th Annual Family Dinner at the new Reception House in Flushing on Friday March 12, 2010. During the dinner, Senator Padavan was presented with an award for “energizing and encouraging the next generation”.  Senator Padavan is presented with his award from the Conron Camp Foundation by Troop 255 Scoutmaster Anthony Drew (left) and Conron Camp Foundation President Howie Schubert at Troop 255’s 70th Annual Family Dinner on Friday March 12, 2010.

March 15, 2010
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Padavan Honors Five New Eagle Scouts In Flushing

New York State Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) honored five new Eagle Scouts during Troop 255’s 70th Annual Family Dinner at the new Reception House in Flushing on Friday March 12, 2010. Padavan presented Justin Ng, Jonathan Lee, James Lee, Brian Kim and Ammar Jaber with the New York State Senate Medal for Outstanding Achievement and Certificate of Merit for their dedication and hard work toward obtaining the rank of Eagle Scout

March 15, 2010
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Padavan Greets Members of the Queens Medical Society At West Capitol Park

New York State Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) addressed a statewide group of physicians and medical professionals from Queens and throughout the state at West Capitol Park during their Lobby Day on Tuesday March 9, 2010. During his remarks on the steps of the park, Padavan called for tort reform that will limit and lessen the burden of large increases in medical liability insurance premiums placed on doctors, physicians and medical professionals in New York. Senator Padavan addresses the physicians and medical professionals from the Medical Society outside the State Capitol.

March 10, 2010
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Padavan Addresses Medical Society At Capitol

New York State Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) addressed a statewide group of physicians and medical professionals from Queens and throughout the state at West Capitol Park during their Lobby Day on Tuesday March 9, 2010. During his remarks on the steps of the park, Padavan called for tort reform that will limit and lessen the burden of large increases in medical liability insurance premiums placed on doctors, physicians and medical professionals in New York. Senator Padavan addresses the physicians and medical professionals from the Medical Society outside the State Capitol.

March 10, 2010
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Padavan Welcomes Ronald McDonald House of LI to State Capitol

New York State Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) hosted the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island Legislative Breakfast on Wednesday March 3, 2010 at the Legislative Office Building in Albany. The sixth annual breakfast provides staff and volunteers from the house with an opportunity to meet with state legislators from Queens, Nassau, Suffolk, Staten Island and Brooklyn.  Located in New Hyde Park, the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island is a “home away from home” providing comfort and shelter to families experiencing the pain of having a sick child in an area hospital.

March 9, 2010
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Padavan Welcomes Ronald McDonald House of LI to State Capitol

New York State Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) hosted the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island Legislative Breakfast on Wednesday March 3, 2010 at the Legislative Office Building in Albany. The sixth annual breakfast provides staff and volunteers from the house with an opportunity to meet with state legislators from Queens, Nassau, Suffolk, Staten Island and Brooklyn.  Located in New Hyde Park, the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island is a “home away from home” providing comfort and shelter to families experiencing the pain of having a sick child in an area hospital.

March 9, 2010
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Passionist Monastery Hosts Community Outreach Event With Padavan

On Saturday evening March 6, New York State Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) was the guest at a community outreach event hosted by the Passionist Monastery of the Immaculate Conception in Jamaica Estates.  The Passionists are a world-wide holy order with over 2,000 Roman Catholic priests, brothers, sisters, nuns and laypeople that serve and spread the message of compassion. Senator Padavan with area residents Joseph and Maryeva Bryant at the Passionist Monastery in Jamaica Estates on Saturday evening March 6, 2010. Mr.

March 8, 2010
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