Joseph P. Addabbo Jr's Press releases

ADDABBO ASSUMES NEW POSITION AS MEMBER OF SENATE STANDING COMMITTEE ON ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION

Queens, NY (February 9, 2015)State Senator Joseph Addabbo, Jr. today announced that he has been appointed to serve as a member of the Senate Standing Committee on Environmental Conservation, a post he described as “a great opportunity to work even harder to protect and conserve the precious natural resources in our state and within my district.” 

February 10, 2015
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STATE SENATOR JOSEPH P. ADDABBO, JR. STATEMENT ON STATE OF THE CITY ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR THE ROCKAWAYS

"The Mayor's announcements regarding the Rockaways gives me hope the Peninsula can emerge from decades of isolation stronger than ever. It is high time oru city make use of the area's untapped economic, commercial potential. Infrastructure upgrades are necessary to keep our community safe from any future storms and to also assure new residents that residing in the Rockaways is a one-of-a-kind experience. A ferry service is the icing on that cake -- if the Peninsula is accessible, it is desirable.

February 4, 2015
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STATE SENATOR JOSEPH P. ADDABBO, JR. STATEMENT ON MAYOR DE BLASIO’S BUILD IT BACK PROGRESS ANNOUNCEMENT

"In the Mayor's State of the City address, he said each and every reimbursement check for Superstorm Sandy victims will be given out by the year's end. This is very encouraging, and I hope realistic given Build it Back's progress last year. Making our community whole again is long overdue and I hope this year can bring heaps of progress for those still wading through the storm's wake. I host Build it Back representatives in my Howard Beach District Office every Wednesday and look forward to continuing our working relationship until each and every resident credibly seeking assistance gets the help they need.

 

February 4, 2015
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STATE SENATOR JOSEPH P. ADDABBO, JR. STATEMENT ON MAYOR BILL DE BLASIO’S CITYWIDE FERRY SYSTEM ANNOUNCEMENT

"I thank the mayor for recognizing the transportation needs of my constituents in the Rockaways and also for acknowledging the economic potential the Peninsula holds. I have said and will say again, a ferry service is the Rockaways most viable transportation option and can bring great economic advantages. Including the Rockaways as part of a citywide ferry system to me makes it a more secure service that will hopefully continue permanently. 

February 3, 2015
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ADDABBO TO MAYOR: REACTIVATE A PERMANENT, FULL-TIME FERRY SERVICE IN ROCKAWAY

Queens, NY (February 3, 2015) – State Senator Joseph Addabbo, Jr. this week sent a letter to Mayor Bill de Blasio, requesting the reinstatement of a full-time ferry service in the Rockaways following the closure of the Rockaway Ferry in October 2014. 

February 3, 2015
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STATE SENATOR JOSEPH P. ADDABBO, JR. STATEMENT ON FUNDING FOR MADELAINE CHOCOLATE

"For the City and EDC to award $13.2 million in Madelaine Chocolate is to invest in the future of Rockaway. Its an investment in the recovery of one of the most hardest hit communities in the city by Superstorm Sandy. Its an investment in additonal jobs for one of the largest employers in the Rockaways, a peninsula with a high unemployment rate. I appreciate the award granted to Madelaine Chocolate."

January 30, 2015
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ADDABBO STARTS NEW LEGISLATIVE SESSION WITH INTENT TO ADDRESS ISSUES PLAGUING DISTRICT, STATE

With the 2015 Legislative Session in full swing, State Senator Joseph Addabbo, Jr. has once again focused his efforts to continue his fight for small businesses, city schools, a transparent Albany and much more.

January 30, 2015
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STATE SENATOR JOSEPH P. ADDABBO, JR. STATEMENT ON GET ON YOUR FEET LOAN FORGIVENESS PROGRAM AS PROPOSED BY GOVERNOR CUOMO

“The current reality leaves many of our state's post-graduate students in a state of limbo -- they may have a job, but are not earning enough to live in the real world. Some are then forced to either move back home, whether that be in or out of New York, or search for work and a life outside of the state. We want to invest in our students, literally, because as they evolve then so does our own local work force and economy.

January 30, 2015
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STATE SENATOR JOSEPH P. ADDABBO, JR. STATEMENT ON SMALL BUSINESS TAX REDUCTION AND SMALL BUSINESS SUMMIT AS PROPOSED BY GOVERNOR CUOMO

“I have said that our small businesses keep the local communities going because of their service, convenience, merchandise and job opportunities. We must do what we can to keep these businesses afloat. Governor Cuomo's proposed tax reduction will allow the small businesses to operate at a high efficiency and continue to fuel our daily lives. Furthermore, the proposed Small Business Summit can also give business owners and stakeholders the tools needed to function at that high level.

January 30, 2015
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STATEMENT FROM STATE SENATOR JOSEPH P. ADDABBO, JR. ON GOVERNOR CUOMO’S STATE OF THE STATE ADDRESS

"I look forward to exploring the details of the vision for our state presented by Governor Cuomo at his State of the State on Wednesday. His ambitious policy plans and budgetary proposals must be evaluated along with doing what is best for my constituents and the state. I agree with the Governor as he stressed the need for fiscal responsibility, creating jobs, assisting small businesses, tax cuts for homeowners and renters, continuing mayoral control of our schools with improvements and overall progress for the education of our children.

January 30, 2015
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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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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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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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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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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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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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