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ST. JOHN’S EPISCOPAL HOSPITAL MAKING CHANGES, IMPROVEMENTS TO STAY INTEGRAL PART OF THE COMMUNITY

Far Rockaway, NY (October 9, 2014) – The administration at St. John’s Episcopal Hospital in the Rockaways is working to revive the facility and create a top-notch healthcare base. Thanks to various upgrades, including a Wound Care Unit and state-of-the-art equipment, and a Community Health Improvement Plan, it is already on its way.

October 9, 2014
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ADDABBO AND MILLER RECYCLING EVENT COLLECTS MORE THAN 45,000 POUNDS OF RECYCLABLE ITEMS

Woodhaven, NY (October 2, 2014) – In their biggest and busiest Recycling Event to date, State Senator Joseph Addabbo, Jr. and Assemblymember Michael Miller announced that 45,500 pounds of waste was dropped off by many environmentally minded residents.

October 2, 2014
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ADDABBO CONGRATULATES DISTRICT STUDENTS ON SUCCESSFUL READING PROGRAM

State Senate District 15 has highest turnout for New York State Senate Summer Reading Program

October 2, 2014
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ADDABBO TALKS LEADERSHIP AT THE WATERSIDE SCHOOL

Rockaway Park, NY (September 22, 2014) –About 200 middle school students sat in the auditorium at the Waterside School for Leadership M.S. 318 as State Senator Joseph Addabbo, Jr. discussed his own role as a leader, both in the community and in Albany.

September 22, 2014
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STATEMENT ON SOCCER STADIUM PROPOSAL FOR AQUEDUCT

As with any community project rumor or proposal, once it hits the streets of the community, it opens a can of worms regarding possible issues.  And so, a proposal to consider city-owned property at Aqueduct Racetrack for a soccer stadium brings a hosts of issues that must be addressed before the plan is to move forward.

September 16, 2014
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Addabbo Attends Federazione Italo Americana Di Brooklyn and Queens Feast

Glendale, NY (September 12, 2014) – “I was lucky enough to feast with the men and women of the Federazione Italo Americana Di Brooklyn and Queens in a celebration they hosted along Fresh Pond Road.

September 12, 2014
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STATEMENT ON 9/11 ANNIVERSARY

On this September 11, the thirteenth anniversary of the tragic events witnessed by our city and nation, we take a moment to pay homage to all those we lost that day. We express our appreciation for all the individuals who took part in our country's largest rescue and recovery, especially our FDNY, NYPD, EMS and other uniformed personnel, and we are reminded of the need to support our military who remain vigilant in the fight against the evil and hatred of terrorists. May God continue to bless our great city, state and country.

September 11, 2014
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RESOURCES FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS AND UNITED WE STAND OF NEW YORK PROVIDE IMPORTANT AND ADMIRABLE SUPPORT FOR YOUTH WITH DISABILITIES AND THEIR FAMILIES

Queens, NY (September 4, 2014) – Tom Huang, 9, is a Cub Scout and loves to sing “loud and proud” in his church choir class. He also has autism, and thanks to the help of Resources for Children with Special Needs (RCSN) and United We Stand of New York (UWSofNY), he has been given the tools needed to grow as a student and a person.

September 4, 2014
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LAUNCH OF ONLINE STATE RECRUITMENT RESOURCES CENTER FOR PERSONS AND VETERANS WITH DISABILITIES A POSITIVE STEP FORWARD TO HELP

Queens, NY (August 28, 2014) – Disabled persons and veterans now have an ally online when looking for State jobs. Governor Andrew M. Cuomo this week announced the launch of the online State Recruitment Resources Center for job seekers who are certified eligible to participate in the Governor’s Program to Hire Persons and Veterans With Disabilities.

August 28, 2014
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ADDABBO AND BIRCH FAMILY SERVICES HIRING EVENT TAKES OFF IN WOODHAVEN

Woodhaven, NY (August 27, 2014) – I have partnered with Birch Family Services for a summer full of successful hiring events, and I am thrilled to bring these opportunities to my district. We started the season in Rockaway Park, went to Howard Beach, Ozone Park and Woodhaven last week.

August 27, 2014
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STATEMENT ON RALLY TO KEEP ROCKAWAY FERRY SERVICE

Yesterday’s Rockaway Ferry rally at City Hall showed many things to Mayor Bill de Blasio and his administration, most notably that in tough times we will always come together as a community and also we will not back down. I have said it before and will continue to say it – in a budget of $75 billion, the city could and should allocate funds needed to make the ferry service permanent seven days a week. Traditionally, the isolated Rockaway Peninsula is ignored and oftentimes ostracized from the rest of the city, but we will continue to take a stand.

August 22, 2014
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ARNIE MIG MEMORIAL CONCERT PLAYS BIG BAND ERA TUNES FOR NEARLY 300 GUESTS

Howard Beach, NY (August 22, 2014) – Frank Pedulla and the Music Staff Swing Orchestra once again flawlessly performed the tunes of the beloved Arnold ‘Arnie Mig’ Migliaccio in our greatest Memorial Concert yet. My deepest thanks to the hundreds of people who filed into St. Helen’s Church to listen to the music of yesteryear and reflect on old times. I thank St. Helen’s for once again hosting us, Brady and Marshak, Esqs.

August 22, 2014
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SENATOR ADDABBO HOSTS ANNUAL VETERANS BBQ, WELCOMES 100 GUESTS TO EVENT

Howard Beach, NY (August 19, 2014) – “Last weekend I had the honor to host my annual barbecue for our veterans. Men and women from some of history’s biggest military conflicts – World War II, Korea, Vietnam – came to enjoy each other and the afternoon.

August 19, 2014
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Addabbo, Goldfeder Keep Toxic Materials Out of Jamaica Bay

Legislation Drafted by Senator Addabbo and Assemblyman Goldfeder to Protect Jamaica Bay from Toxic Dumping Becomes Law

August 18, 2014
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ADDABBO AND QUEENS COUNTY COUNCIL VFW HONOR LOCAL WWII VETERAN

Rockaway Park (July 30, 2014) – Seventy-four years ago, Leonard Miller, a WWII veteran, constructed his very own flagpole to stand proudly outside his Rockaway Park home. However, when Superstorm Sandy came through, it destroyed the creation beyond repair.

July 30, 2014
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ADDABBO SWEARS IN NEW OFFICERS OF THE FOREST HILLS VOLUNTEER AMBULANCE CORPS

Forest Hills, NY (July 25, 2014) – State Senator Joseph Addabbo, Jr.

July 25, 2014
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STATEMENT ON THE PASSING OF PAT TORO

Last week we lost one of the strongest and most ardent advocates for veterans I have ever met, Pat Toro.  His devotion and commitment to our country and to the needs of our veterans will always be admired.

July 8, 2014
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ADDABBO LEGISLATION TO ADDRESS FIRE HAZARDS ASSOCIATED WITH COCK LOFTS IN RESIDENCES PASSES SENATE

Queens, NY (June 30, 2014): In an effort to create a safer home environment and to help homeowners who have hazardous cock lofts in their residences that may present significant fire hazards, State Senator Joseph Addabbo, Jr. recently sponsored and passed legislation (S.5944) at the end of the State Senate session to provide incentives for the removal of these dangerous structures. 

June 30, 2014
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STATEMENT ON LACK OF ROCKAWAY FERRY FUNDING

I'm disappointed to learn of the de Blasio administration's decision to stop the funding flow to the Rockaway Ferry, docking it officially in October. However, I do not feel this fight is over.

June 26, 2014
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STATEMENT ON MEDICAL MARIJUANA

I believe individuals suffering from serious illnesses should have access to the medically necessary treatments that would help them cope with their situation. The approval of medical marijuana will help New Yorkers, who currently experience debilitating illnesses and endure great pain and suffering, will have the opportunity to seek relief as prescribed by authorized medical professionals. I supported this bill and its safeguards that will ensure that the medical marijuana program cannot be abused.

June 23, 2014
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