Joseph P. Addabbo Jr's Press releases

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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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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BILL CO-SPONSORED BY ADDABBO TO ENCOURAGE SAFE DISPOSAL OF EXCESS HOUSEHOLD MEDICATIONS PASSES BOTH SENATE AND ASSEMBLY, AWAITS GOVERNOR'S APPROVAL

Queens, NY (June 23, 2014): In order to help ensure the safe disposal of leftover prescription and over-the-counter medications, State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. has been pushing the Senate-approved legislation (S.6691) which would help encourage communities to work with appropriate government agencies to hold local Household Pharmaceutical Collection events.

June 23, 2014
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STATEMENT ON LAW ON TAX RELIEF FOR PROPERTY OWNERS WHO REBUILT AFTER HURRICANE SANDY

I want to express my appreciation to Governor Cuomo for taking another positive step in assisting those who suffered damage from Superstorm Sandy by signing the property tax relief law today.

May 29, 2014
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ELECTED OFFICIALS APPLAUD SLA DENIAL FOR KNOCKDOWN CENTER CABARET LICENSE

Queens, NY (May 6, 2014) – At a full board hearing this morning of the State Liquor Authority (SLA), the Knockdown Center and applicant DMI Inc. were denied their full liquor license to serve over 600 patrons.

May 6, 2014
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ADDABBO BILL TO PROVIDE VETERAN ORGANIZATIONS WITH 120 DAYS TO REMEDY VIOLATIONS APPROVED BY STATE SENATE

Queens, NY (May 1, 2014): In order to help veterans’ organizations avoid hefty, unaffordable fines for minor building and other code violations, State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. has been advancing legislation (S.2962) to provide these groups with 120 days to fix problems before fines are assessed. The bill was recently approved by the full State Senate after clearing the Senate Consumer Protection Committee.

May 1, 2014
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ADDABBO AND CITY OFFICIALS TOUR HOWARD BEACH HOMES OF BUILD IT BACK APPLICANTS

Howard Beach, NY (April 25, 2014) – State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. brought members of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Sandy Recovery team to Howard Beach to hear firsthand from residents struggling with the Build it Back program.

April 25, 2014
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ADDABBO TO HOST 50+ JOB FAIR FOR SENIORS STRUGGLING TO FIND EMPLOYMENT

Kew Gardens, NY (April 17, 2014) – State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. wants to lend a helping hand to the growing senior community and seniors who are looking to work.  The Senator is hosting a Job Fair for those 50 years old and over.

April 17, 2014
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NYS SENATOR JOSEPH P. ADDABBO, JR. STATEMENT ON THE FUNERAL OF P.O. DENNIS GUERRA

While at the funeral for Police Officer Dennis Guerra, I kept thinking to myself that while it was the dedicated intention of Guerra and his partner, Police Officer Rosa Rodriguez, to go towards a dangerous situation to help save others, it is now our intention to pray for his soul and for his family, as well as the full recovery of Police Officer Rodriguez. 

April 15, 2014
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