Joseph P. Addabbo Jr's Press releases

ADDABBO QUESTIONS F.B.I. EXPERT ABOUT POTENTIAL VULNERABILITIES OF AIRCRAFT OPERATING SYSTEMS DURING SENATE CYBER SECURITY HEARING

Joint Hearing Focuses on Steps New York State Can Take To ImproveCyber Security and Combat Cyber TerrorismQueens, NY (June 9, 2015): NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. recently participated in an Albany hearing that was called to examine strategies New York State might undertake to better protect sensitive state computer information from cyber attacks and the potential misuse of this data.   Noting that he represents a Senate district that is adjacent to JFK airport and close to LaGuardia, Addabbo also took the opportunity at the hearing to question expert witnesses about the potential for cyber criminals to hack into aircraft operating systems.

June 9, 2015
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RECYCLING EVENT HOSTED BY ADDABBO AND ASSEMBLYMAN MIKE MILLER HAULS IN 30,000 POUNDS OF PAPER AND ELECTRONICS & ALSO FILLS UP TWO SALVATION ARMY TRUCKS WITH A VARIETY OF REUSABLE HOUSEHOLD ITEMS

Queens, NY (June 8, 2015): NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. and Assemblymember Mike Miller are pleased to announce that their most recent community recycling event, which was held on April 26th, hauled in more than 30,000 pounds of paper and electronic e-waste from local residents while filling up two entire Salvation Army trucks with a variety of reusable household items. At that Spring recycling event, 24,673 pounds of electronic waste were collected and roughly 7,300 pounds of paper was shredded.

June 9, 2015
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SENATE PASSES BILL CO-SPONSORED BY ADDABBO TO REQUIRE MORE PUBLIC NOTICE AND INPUT WITH SITING OF HOMELESS SHELTERS AND OTHER SOCIAL SERVICE FACILITIES

Queens, NY (June 1, 2015): NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. applauded the recent Senate approval of legislation (S.4542) he co-sponsors, introduced by Sen. Jeff Klein, that would require a far more transparent and inclusive process – with greater public notification – when homeless shelters or other social services facilities are being located in communities throughout New York City.  

June 2, 2015
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ADDABBO SUPPORTS LEGISLATION TO MANDATE THAT LOTTERY FUNDS BE USED ONLY FOR EDUCATION IN NEW YORK STATE

Queens, NY (June1, 2015): NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. recently joined with his Senate colleagues in passing legislation (S.165) that would make it absolutely clear that funds raised through the New York State Lottery can only be used to support education and not be diverted to other purposes.  

June 2, 2015
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ADDABBO VOTES TO RAISE PENALTIES FOR OFFENDERS WHO GROPE AND GRIND AGAINST INNOCENT PASSENGERS IN PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

Queens, NY (June 1, 2015):  NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. recently joined with his Senate colleagues in approving legislation (S.3243) that would crack down on criminals on public transportation who grope and grind against other passengers in a sexual manner. The bill would raise penalties for this type of abominable behavior from a misdemeanor to a much more serious felony charge.  

June 2, 2015
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ADDABBO INVITES QUALIFIED JOB SEEKERS TO ATTEND BIRCH FAMILY SERVICES HIRING EVENT FOR RIDGEWOOD AND GLENDALE SITES ON JUNE 4TH

Queens, NY (May 26, 2015): NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. is inviting qualified job seekers who are  interested in working with individuals with disabilities to come out to a mass hiring event for Birch Family Services that is scheduled for June 4th in Ridgewood from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The hiring event for the multi-faceted human services organization, which is being co-sponsored by NYS Assemblymembers Catherine Nolan and Mike Miller, is being held at the Greater Ridgewood Youth Council Building at 59-03 Summerfield Street.

May 26, 2015
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ADDABBO SCHEDULES MOBILE OFFICE HOURS FOR CONSTITUENTS IN MIDDLE VILLAGE, REGO PARK, WOODHAVEN AND RIDGEWOOD

Queens, NY (May 19, 2015): As part of his free community events calendar for 2015, NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. will continue meeting with his constituents at public libraries throughout the district in the coming weeks, with the next group of these special mobile office hours beginning on May 28th.

“I look forward to meeting with my constituents from throughout the district at these mobile office hour events, which I always try to hold in the evenings to make it easier for working people to participate,” said Addabbo. “I encourage local residents to come out and take advantage of these neighborhood meetings at our local libraries.  Bring your questions and concerns, and we’ll work together to address them!”

May 20, 2015
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ADDABBO HIGHLIGHTS 65TH ANNIVERSARY OF NATIONAL ARMED FORCES DAY ON SATURDAY, MAY 16TH

Queens, NY (May 15, 2015): NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., the ranking member of the Senate Committee on Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs, is urging his constituents to join with him this Saturday, May 16th,  in recognizing the 65th Anniversary of National Armed Forces Day in the United States.

May 15, 2015
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STATEMENT BY NYS SENATOR JOSEPH P. ADDABBO, JR. ON RELEASE OF FINAL ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT ON HYDROFRACKING IN NEW YORK STATE

Queens, NY (May 14, 2015): NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., a member of the Senate Environmental Conservation Committee and long-time opponent of  hydraulic fracturing in New York State, released the following statement after yesterday’s release by the State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) of the Final Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement on hydrofracking:

 “After seven years, more than 260,000 public comments, an extensive scientific examination of the impacts of hydrofracking on our environment and the public health, and a full consideration of the potential benefits and shortcomings of this method of high-volume gas drilling, it appears that fracking is on its way to being completely banned in New York State. 

May 14, 2015
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ADDABBO AND QUEENS COMMUNITY HOUSE HOST SECOND ANNUAL SENIOR/50+ JOB FAIR ON FRIDAY, MAY 15

Queens, NY (May 11, 2015): In an effort to help local residents 50 years or older find employment or explore new career options, NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. is holding his second annual Senior/50+ Job Fair on Friday, May 15th, in Kew Gardens. 

May 12, 2015
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SENATOR ADDABBO STATEMENT ON DEATH OF POLICE OFFICER BRIAN MOORE

For Immediate Release -- May 4, 2015Queens, NY: "My thoughts and prayers are with POBrian Moore who passed away earlier today and with his family. PO Moore joinsthe unacceptable number of Police Officers who were murdered merely because ofthe uniform they wore. I intend to continue my promotion of legislation thatcalls for the elimination of parole for those who kill police officers on duty."

May 4, 2015
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STATE SENATE APPROVES ADDABBO BILL TO PROVIDE VETERAN ORGANIZATIONS WITH 120 DAYS TO REMEDY VIOLATIONS

Queens, NY (May 4, 2015): In order to help veterans’ organizations avoid hefty, unaffordable monetary fines for minor building and other code violations, NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. has been advancing legislation (S.2495) 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 previously clearing the Senate Consumer Protection Committee.

May 4, 2015
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STATE SENATOR JOSEPH P. ADDABBO, JR. STATEMENT ON BUDGET 2015-2016

"While there are many positive items in our state budget, it can also be spoken of in terms of lost opportunities. Additional funding for our schools, veterans, libraries and seniors are in a state budget that also falls short of real ethics reform, less reliance on state tests, and shortchanges individuals with disabilities. I am hopeful that items that were intentionally omitted from the budget, such as paid family leave and campaign reform, will be addressed during the remainder of the legislative session."

April 1, 2015
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STATE SENATOR JOSEPH P. ADDABBO, JR. STATEMENT ON FEMA ANNOUNCEMENT TO REVIEW SANDY CLAIMS

“FEMA's announcement it will be conducting a review for Sandy victims' insurance claims is a major development, but just the first step in ensuring my constituents and everyone affected get the recovery funding they are entitled to. I hope to work with federal officials to see this process is executed in a timely, efficient and -- above all -- fair manner. It is atrocious to even think people who lost everything in Sandy have been shortchanged or taken advantage of.

March 17, 2015
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ADDABBO JOINS SENATE COLLEAGUES IN APPROVING PACKAGE OF LEGISLATION TO PROTECT CHILDREN, SEXUAL ASSAULT VICTIMS AND OTHERS FROM HIGH-RISK SEX OFFENDERS

Queens, NY (March 6, 2015) – State Senator Joseph Addabbo, Jr. recently joined his Senate colleagues to approve a series of bills designed to better protect children, victims of sexual assault and other New Yorkers from potentially dangerous convicted sex offenders. 

March 6, 2015
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ADDABBO CO-SPONSORS AND PASSES LEGISLATION TO CREATE NEW FELONY OFFENSE FOR DESECRATING THE GRAVES OR OTHER FINAL RESTING PLACES OF VETERANS

Queens, NY (March 5, 2015) – State Senator Joseph Addabbo, Jr. recently joined his Senate colleagues in approving a bill (S.2207) he co-sponsors to create a new felony offense for criminals who desecrate cemetery plots and other burial places where veterans have been laid to rest after serving their country.   

March 5, 2015
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ADDABBO QUESTIONS ACTING STATE EDUCATION COMMISSIONER ABOUT IMPLEMENTATION OF COMMON CORE, TEACHER EVALUATION SYSTEM

Queens, NY (March 5, 2015) – At a recent meeting of the Senate Education Committee, State Senator Joseph Addabbo, Jr., a longtime committee member, had the opportunity to directly question Acting State Education Department (SED) Commissioner Beth Berlin, as well as other SED representatives, about a variety of important issues related to New York’s teach

March 5, 2015
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STATE WILL COMMEMORATE QUEENS COUNTY ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE 40TH ANNIVERSARY IN ROCKAWAY FOLLOWING RESOLUTION PASSED BY NYS SENATE, AUTHORED BY ADDABBO

Queens, NY (March 4, 2015) – Calling it “a great way to honor our Irish-American residents and a long-standing Rockaway tradition,” State Senator Joseph Addabbo, Jr. applauded the recent State Senate passage of a Resolution he sponsored and wrote to commemorate the 40th Annual Queens County St. Patrick’s Day Parade, slated for March 7th in Rockaway Beach. 

March 4, 2015
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ADDABBO QUESTIONS DIVISION OF HOMELAND SECURITY AND EMERGENCY SERVICES REPRESENTATIVES ABOUT EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS EFFORTS

Queens, NY (March 3, 2015) –  State Senator Joseph Addabbo, Jr. raised a number of issues related to emergency preparedness with representatives of the State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (DHSES) at a recent legislative hearing to examine the broad Public Protection aspects of the proposed 2015-2016 New York State Executive Budget. 

March 3, 2015
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STATE SENATOR JOSEPH P. ADDABBO, JR. STATEMENT ON POTENTIAL FRAUD IN FEMA SANDY REPORTS

"My constituents, after dealing with the ravages of Superstorm Sandy, should not have to have dealt with dishonest FEMA personnel. It's unacceptable to think that the initial federal agency that was to help my people after the storm was actually another roadblock to full recovery. I'm calling upon our federal elected officials to investigate FEMA and help those individuals who were previously denied FEMA assistance."

March 2, 2015
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