“This year's St. Patrick's Day Parade in the Rockaways once again was enjoyed by thousands. The always-incredible turnout continues to prove our people's devotion to community, and of course is a fantastic testament to the area's rich Irish history. I love being able to be a part of that.
Pedro Martinez, former New York Mets pitcher and 2015 inductee to the Baseball Hall of Fame, was honored in Albany as part of Dominican National Heritage month. A loyal Mets fan, State Senator Joseph Addabbo, Jr. took time to congratulate Martinez and thank him for his work with the Dominican community.
The P.S. 88 administration and staff in Ridgewood participated in raising awareness and teaching their students about "respect for all" and highlighting the dangers of bullying and cyber bullying. The children made anti-bullying posters, took part in discussions with guidance counselors and most recently sat in on an assembly with State Senator Joseph Addabbo, Jr.
Children from five different continents found themselves in one third grade English Language Arts class at P.S. 88 in Ridgewood making Valentine's Day cards for local veterans. State Senator Joseph Addabbo, Jr., Ranking Member of the Senate Veterans Committee, visited the class and spoke about the importance of the holiday and caring for one another, especially veterans. The students, many of them bilingual, shared their own thoughts on what Valentine's Day and veterans mean to them. Addabbo took the children's handmade cards and delivered them just in time for the holiday to the St. Albans Veterans Hospital.
State Senator Joseph Addabbo, Jr. presented New York State Senate Citations to Boy Scouts Troop 139 in Howard Beach after the boys received the Arrow of Light Achievement Award, the highest rank in Cub scouting. The Senator thanked the Troop Masters, leaders, parents, grandparents, family and friends for their guidance and assistance to troop members.
State Senator Joseph Addabbo, Jr. presented Maspeth High School students with the National Honors Society citations for their exceptional volunteerism and community service. The Senator was extremely impressed with both the students and the school, including its moot court room. Addabbo expressed his thanks to the participating students and the school administration, Assistant Principal Mario Matos and Principal Khurshid Abdul-Mutakabbir.
Birch Family Services and State Senator Joseph Addabbo, Jr. once again sponsored a successful hiring event for the local community, with dozens of applicants headed down the path to potential employment.
“These mass hiring events always prove successful and I am thrilled we can continue that tradition. So many of my constituents in the Rockaways struggle with unemployment and any opportunity we can bring to ease that burden is a victory in my book,” Addabbo said.
“I always take any opportunity to visit a local YMCA. The organization shares a valuable, wholesome vision with our youth and I am honored to take a chance to be a part of that,” said State Senator Joseph Addabbo, Jr. “Most recently, I visited P.S.
“I was able to attend the career fair at the Scholars Academy in the Rockaways and speak to high school students about both my occupation as well as their interests and goals. Visiting the schools in my district and reaching out to our youth is very important to me, and in the spirit of Career Day it’s vital they are exposed to a variety of employments paths. Principal Brian O’Connell and his staff did a great job in arranging the event and I thank them for inviting me,” said State Senator Joseph Addabbo, Jr.
“I want to thank Fran Scarantino and STARS Programs for Children for providing my Howard Beach office with blue ribbons for any resident who wants to show their support for our local police officers and the NYPD throughout the city,” said State Senator Joseph Addabbo, Jr.
“Each year, when the future of our city’s finest graduate the Police Academy and become rookie officers, they are bestowed a badge. This badge shows they are our community’s protectors and allies, and we the public become their priority,” said State Senator Joseph Addabbo, Jr.“Jobs like that are one of a kind, and I sincerely commend these young officers for joining the NYPD and wish them nothing but the best on what is hopefully a safe and productive journey.
Glendale, NY (October 7, 2014) – “Restaurant Week is an exciting time in the borough and gives Queens the opportunity to showcase the food and entertainment it has to offer the entire city. We are a part of the most diverse borough and this population allows us to offer authentic cuisine from every corner of the globe. The people benefit, the businesses benefit and the economy benefits – Restaurant Week is truly a win for everybody.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.