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Padavan Attends Opening Of New Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church In Whitestone

New York State Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) attended the grand opening of the new Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church in Whitestone on Sunday December 13, 2009.  The opening of the Byzantine style church marked the culmination of years of preparation and hard work.  The monumental event was attended by congregations of the church, local leaders and His Eminence Archbishop  Demetrios of America. Senator Padavan greets Archbishop Demetrios at the Consecration of the Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church in Whitestone. 

December 15, 2009
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Padavan Honors New Eagle Scout In Bellerose

New York State Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) honored new Eagle Scour Jonathan Palmiotti from Troop 158 during a Court of Honor ceremony at VFW 6478 in Bellerose on Saturday evening December 5, 2009. Padavan presented Palmiotti with the New York State Senate Medal of Outstanding Achievement and a Certificate of Merit for his achievements. Senator Padavan presents the New York State Senate Medal of Outstanding Achievement to new Eagle Scout Jonathan Palmiotti.

December 7, 2009
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Padavan Hosts Fall Community Health and Wellness Expo in Floral Park

On Saturday, November 21st, Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) hosted his annual Fall Community Health and Wellness Expo at Our Lady of the Snows Church in Floral Park. Throughout the late morning and early afternoon, families, seniors and residents were able to access free health services including screening and information related to their health and wellness.  Free services included testing for blood pressure, glucose and cholesterol, body fat analysis, dental screenings, hearing screenings and vision screenings.

November 23, 2009
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Padavan Honored By Catholic Charities Neighborhood Services

New York State Senator Frank Padavan was honored by the Catholic Charities Neighborhood Services (CCNS) Bayside Senior Center during a breakfast on Wednesday November 18th, 2009.  Padavan was presented with the award in recognition of his service in the military, City government, the New York Senate and his support of CCNS Bayside Senior Center. Senator Padavan is presented with the Lifetime of Service Award from the Catholic Charities Neighborhood Services Bayside Senior Center by center director Susan Shafer.   

November 18, 2009
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Padavan Host Mammography Screening In Bellerose

On Saturday November 14th,  New York State Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) and the American-Italian Cancer Foundation hosted a mammography screening event outside of Padavan’s Bellerose District Office. The no-cost screenings took place on the Foundation’s fully contained mobile mammography van. There were no-out-of-pocket expense and no co-pays for both insured and uninsured women.

November 17, 2009
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Padavan Honors New Eagle Scout In Bayside

New York State Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) honored new Eagle Scout William Vabrinskas from Troop 142 during his Court of Honor ceremony on Sunday November 8, 2009 at  St. Robert Bellarmine Church in Bayside.  Padavan presented Vabrinskas with the New York State Senate Medal of Outstanding Achievement and a Certificate of Merit in recognition of him reaching the prestigious rank of Eagle Scout.  Senator Padavan presents the New York State Senate Medial of Outstanding Achievement to Eagle Scout William Vabrinskas during a Court of Honor ceremony at St.

November 9, 2009
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Fall Health and Wellness Expo-Saturday November 21st

 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 Saturday, November 21st.  The expo will take from 11 am to 2 pm at Our Lady of the Snows Church located at 258-15 80th Ave.

November 6, 2009
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November 5, 2009
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2009 Fall Community Health and Wellness Expo

Throughout the morning and early afternoon Northeast Queens residents will be able to access free health screenings, services and information related to their health and wellnes. 

Free services and health screenings include:

Spinal screenings
Dental screenings
Body Fat analysis
Glucose screenings
Cholestrol screenings
Glaucoma screenings
Eye hypertension screenings
Hearing screenings

 

November 21, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Padavan Partners With Hopeline Program For Used Cell Phone Collection Drive

Continuing his partnership with the Hopeline program, New York State Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) announced today that his Bellerose district office will be once again collecting used cell phones and related accessories for domestic violence victims throughout the entire month of October. The collection drive is a part of national and local efforts to increase awareness of domestic violence during “National Domestic Violence Prevention Month.”

October 20, 2009
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Kupferberg Center Officially Opens At QCC

New York State Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) joined with Queensborough Community College officials, Holocaust survivors and fellow community leaders for the official grand opening and ribbon cutting of the Harriet and Kenneth Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center and Archives. The 9,000 square foot facility located on the QCC campus will serve as an educational and research center and will honor and remember victims of the Holocaust.  Senator Padavan secured $3 million for the Center in the 2004-05 State Budget which was instrumental in the construction of the new facility.

October 19, 2009
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Kupferberg Center Officially Opens At QCC

New York State Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) joined with Queensborough Community College officials, Holocaust survivors and fellow community leaders for the official grand opening and ribbon cutting of the Harriet and Kenneth Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center and Archives.

October 19, 2009
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Padavan Attends Diwali Celebration At Queens Botanical Gardens

New York State Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) attended the Diwali Celebration sponsored by the Hindu Temple Society of North America on Sunday October 11th at the Queens Botanical Gardens. Diwali is a Festival of Lights and the celebration featured songs by the Hindu Community Choir and a variety of Indian dances.  Senator Padavan with some of the participants of the Diwali Celebration on Sunday October 11th at the Queens Botanical Garden

October 14, 2009
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Padavan Attends Diwali Celebration At Queens Botanical Gardens

New York State Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) attended the Diwali Celebration sponsored by the Hindu Temple Society of North America on Sunday October 11th at the Queens Botanical Gardens. Diwali is a Festival of Lights and the celebration featured songs by the Hindu Community Choir and a variety of Indian dances. Senator Padavan greets participants in the Diwali Celebration at the Queens Botanical Gardens.  

October 14, 2009
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Padavan Honors Local Community Leader In Douglaston

New York State Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) presented Bill Sievers with a New York State Senate Proclamation and the New York State Senate Liberty Medal in recognition of him being presented with the Van Zandt Award for Community Service by Zion Parish on Saturday, October 10, 2009.  Sievers, a long-time resident of Douglaston Hills, was honored for his extensive work in the community including his most recent work in reinstating the original street names of Douglaston Hills.

October 13, 2009
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Padavan Calls For Immediate Repeal of Law That Allows Convicted Murders, Rapists, Sex Criminals To Petition For Non-Terminal Medical Release

New York State Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) today called for the immediate repeal of a dangerous new law that allows convicted murderers, rapists and sex criminals currently serving life sentences to seek non-terminal medical release and be freed from prison.

Democrats slipped the provision into the State Budget at the eleventh hour after negotiating the spending plan in unprecedented secrecy and behind closed doors. Senate Republicans sharply criticized the change and voted against it during the floor debate on the budget, but Democrats rammed it through anyway.

October 8, 2009
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NYS Department of State Extends Public Comment Deadline For Cease and Desist Programn to October 31st

New York State Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) today urged any and all homeowners affected by intense and repeated solicitations from real estate brokers to provide evidence in writing to the New York State Department of State in order to continue to keep all of Queens county as a cease and desist zone.

October 7, 2009
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Bowne House Acquistion Announcement

New York State Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) joined with local historic preservationists and elected officials for the announcement that the historic Bowne House in Flushing has been acquired by the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation.  The landmark property was donated to the Parks and Recreation Department by the Bowne House Historical Society, which will remain as the organization that will operate the house as a museum.

October 5, 2009
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Bowne House Acquistion Announcement

New York State Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) joined with local historic preservationists and elected officials for the announcement that the historic Bowne House in Flushing has been acquired by the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation.  The landmark property was donated to the Parks and Recreation Department by the Bowne House Historical Society, which will remain as the organization that will operate the house as a museum.

October 5, 2009
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