Joseph P. Addabbo Jr's News items

COLD WEATHER IS ON THE WAY – GET HELP WITH HEATING BILLS

Senator Addabbo:  Home Heating Assistance Is Available; Applications Arrive in Both My District Offices the First Week of November. 

Queens, NY, October 28, 2010 -- Help is on the way for New York’s most vulnerable residents who are having trouble paying their heating bills this season. Hundreds of millions of dollars will be available through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LI- HEAP), according to NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., who serves on the Sen   ate’s Committee on the Aging.

November 8, 2010
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SENATE ELECTIONS COMMITTEE HEARS WITNESSES AT PUBLIC HEARING ON PRIMARY DAY PROBLEMS WITH NEW VOTING MACHINES, POLL SITE OPERATIONS

Committee Seeks Practical Solutions to Implement for November 2 General Election

Queens, NY, September 29, 2010 -- On Wednesday, September 29, the NYS Senate’s Elections Committee held an afternoon public hearing to determine the extent and cause of problems that occurred with the introduction of paper ballots and optical scan voting machines in the September 14 Primary Day election.

September 30, 2010
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STATEMENT FROM NYS SENATOR JOSEPH P. ADDABBO, JR.ON NYS ATTORNEY GENERAL & COMPTROLLER SIGNING OFF ON AQUEDUCT GENTING BID

Queens, NY, September 13, 2010 – "Now that the NYS Attorney General and State Comptroller have signed off on the Aqueduct proposal, I am optimistic that the final necessary procedures can be expediently completed, so that we move toward the realization of local jobs and economic benefit from the site. I look forward to working with Genting New York, NYRA and all entities involved for the well-being and interests of our communities."

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September 13, 2010
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Letter to the Editor for this week from NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr.‏

August 23, 2010 

Mr. Eric K. ShinsekiSecretary of Veterans Affairs810 Vermont AvenueWashington, D. C.  20420 

RE: St. Albans VA Facility, Queens, NY 

Dear Secretary Shinseki: 

August 24, 2010
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ADDABBO SETS TOWN HALL MEETINGS TO DEMONSTRATE NEW VOTING MACHINES

 

Queens NY, August 11, 2010 – NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo,  Jr., Chair of the Senate Elections Committee, is sponsoring a series of Town Hall Meetings for Voting Machine Demonstrations around his district to help familiarize Queens voters with the introduction of the new optical scan voting machines in the primary elections next month.  Admission is free.

August 11, 2010
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NYS SENATOR JOSEPH P. ADDABBO, JR. STATEMENT ON BILL BEING PASSED TO HALT DRILLING IN UPSTATE WATERSHED

Queens, NY, August 4, 2010 – NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., a co-sponsor of the Senate bill (S8129B) calling for a moratorium on hydrofracking, or drilling for natural gas reserves in the upstate watershed, today issued the following statement on the bill’s passage after being brought to the floor for a vote last night:   

August 4, 2010
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ADDABBO’S AQUEDUCT-GENTING SELECTION STATEMENT

Queens, NY, August 3, 2010 – NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., a member of the Senate's Racing, Gaming & Wagering Committee, today issued the following statement on the winning Aqueduct bidder:  “Today’s selection by the New York Lottery of Genting New York LLC,  means that finally, after almost a decade-long process, the future of Aqueduct Racetrack and the surrounding communities looks bright.”  According to sources at New York Lottery, Genting was chosen for their professionalism and for their understanding of the needs of the community. 

August 3, 2010
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Information on Employment Opportunities from Senator Addabbo

I hope this email finds you well. I wanted to keep you up to date on some ways to find jobs. First, I will be sponsoring my 3rd Job Fair on Friday, November 12, 2010 from 10 AM to 3 PM at Aqueduct Racetrack. Aqueduct is located at 110-00 Rockaway Boulevard in South Ozone Park, Queens. Mark your calendars. For more information please call Peter DeLucia in my office at (718) 738-1111.

Are you thinking about a career in public service? Government careers can be both exciting and rewarding. New York State and local governments offer a broad range of career opportunities, from law enforcement to medical, conservation to education, and much more.

July 22, 2010
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NYS SENATOR JOSEPH P. ADDABBO, JR.: AQUEDUCT STATEMENT

Queens, NY, July 7, 2010 – “After evaluating the recent decision by the New York Lottery regarding the future of Aqueduct Racetrack, I intend to continue my position of making every effort to work cooperatively with whomever is selected to operate at Aqueduct for the sake of my constituents.

July 7, 2010
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NY DAILY NEWS- Tuesday, May 11, 2010 – Op-Ed - Fat Cats Badly Need Harness To Safeguard Our Elections

Fat Cats Badly Need Harness To Safeguard Our Electionsthat appeared in the NY DAILY NEWS- Tuesday, May 11, 2010 as an Op-Ed.

http://davidmquintana.blogspot.com/2010/05/ny-daily-news-queens-section-op-ed-fat.html

 

June 1, 2010
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April 20, 2010
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Why We Must Not Cut Free Student MetroCards

Why We Must Not Cut Free Student MetroCards

April 5, 2010
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Why the MTA Should Not Cut Free Student MetroCards

Why the MTA Should Not Cut Free Student MetroCards  

Recent announcements from the executive board of the MTA concerning its FY 2011-12 budget indicated that there must be drastic cuts in service on subway and bus lines, over 700 employees laid off, free transit passes for schoolchildren discontinued, in addition to cut-backs in Access-a-Ride. 

March 3, 2010
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WHY WE MUST WORK TO MOVE FORWARD ON AQUEDUCT PROJECT

 

 

New York State approved VLT gambling for Aqueduct Racetrack eight years ago. Now, two Governors later, VLTs are still not up and running at Aqueduct, a community's in a frustrated limbo, and our cash-strapped state is still not realizing much-needed income. 

February 25, 2010
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New Voting Machines

  

When you go to the polls in September, the old Shoup 3.2 mechanical voting machine - used in city polling places for about half a century - will be gone, replaced by Elections Systems & Software‟s (ES&S) DS200 Scanner and the AutoMark Ballot Marking Device.

ES&S will provide 5,000 to 7,000 voting machines to the city under a $50 million contract. According to the City Board of Elections, the board selected ES&S after completing a thorough evaluation and public hearing process.

February 9, 2010
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Op Ed - Election machines

 


New York State Sen. Joseph P. Addabbo Jr. is Chairman of the Senate Elections Committee

 

In a recent vote, the New York City Board of Elections chose the Elections System and Software DS200 optical scan voting machines to replace our aged lever machines. The new machines will be used in this fall’s primary and general elections and will bring greater efficiency and accuracy to the electoral process, while ensuring that every vote cast is counted accurately.

February 3, 2010
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Swine Flu Information

 

Click on Swine Flu prevention tips and hotline PDF for more information.

April 28, 2009
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