Joseph P. Addabbo Jr's Press releases

ADDABBO: SENATE COMMITTEE HOLDS HEARING TO DETERMINE THE FUTURE OF HORSE RACING IN THE STATE AND AT AQUEDUCT

Queens, NY, February 7, 2010 -- The Senate Committee on Racing, Gaming & Wagering held a hearing in Albany on the future of horse racing and gaming in New York State.  Chaired by Senator John J. Bonacic (R-Middletown), the Senate panel included  Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Queens), a member of the committee.    

February 8, 2011
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ADDABBO VOTES "NO" ON PROPERTY TAX CAP BILL

 No Relief for Residents of New York City  Queens, NY, February 1, 2011 -- NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Queens), released the following statement on why he rejected S.2706, the property tax cap bill, when it came to a vote yesterday in the Senate:  "While I would have supported a true property tax cap that benefits all people, S.2706 does not include any property tax relief for residents of my district or anyone else in New York City who are specifically excluded in this bill. Therefore, I could not support this bill that could actually hurt my constituents." 

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February 2, 2011
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SENATOR ADDABBO BOOSTS SMALL BUSINESSES THROUGH TAX CREDITS

NYS Senate Passes S.1891 Providing NY Jobs Tax Credit for Hiring New Employees; Will Get Additional Credit Per Job if New Employee Collects Unemployment at Time of Hire

February 1, 2011
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ADDABBO: “DON’T LET THE BEDBUGS BITE!”

Senator and Assemblyman Mike Miller Sponsor Free Seminar with Experts on How to Prevent or

Eliminate the Growing Menace 

January 25, 2011
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ADDABBO SUPPORTS STATE SPENDING CAP AND BILL TO LIMIT FUTURE TAX INCREASES

Two Bills Seek a State Constitutional Spending Cap and a Supermajority Requirement to Raise Taxes        

January 25, 2011
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SENATOR ADDABBO'S STATEMENT ON JANUARY 10th CITY COUNCIL HEARING REGARDING THE DECEMBER SNOWSTORM

Queens, NY, January 13, 2011 – NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. released the following statement on this week's City Council hearing on the administration's response to the December 26-27 blizzard:  

"I commend Speaker Quinn and Chairs Crowley, James, Vallone and Williams for their excellent work at the City Council Hearing on the December snowstorm.  I also appreciate the administration’s taking responsibility for not declaring a snow emergency on the morning of December 26, and I am hopeful that the administration will implement their new 15-point plan for any future storm that approaches us this winter.  I believe if a snow emergency is declared early enough, it will be the catalyst for their ability to respond appropriately."

January 13, 2011
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ADDABBO BRINGS FREE MAMMOGRAPHY VAN BACK TO WOODHAVEN

Local Women Are Reminded: Have Breast Cancer Screening for Early Valentine’s Day Gift   

Queens, NY, January 10, 2011 – On Sunday, January 30, between 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., is sponsoring a free Mobile Mammography Van at the Woodhaven-Richmond Hill Ambulance Corps, 78-15 Jamaica Avenue, Woodhaven. An appointment is necessary. Call 1-800-453-8378, Ext. 1. Women ages 40 and over are urged to have a free screening for  cancer as an early Valentine’s Day gift to themselves. This is the seventh free mammography event the Senator has coordinated with the American Italian Cancer Foundation for women in his district since October 2008.  

January 11, 2011
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ADDABBO: LET’S GET TO WORK FOR 2011

Queens, NY, January 3, 2011 – With holiday season over, State Senator Joseph Addabbo says it’s time to focus on restoring faith back to the residents that their state government will be responsive to their concerns.

January 3, 2011
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SENATOR ADDABBO TO CHANGE ELECTION LAW IN JANUARY LEGISLATIVE SESSION

Seeks to Change Election Law in January Legislative Session     Queens, NY, December 29, 2010 -- NYS Senator Joseph P.

December 29, 2010
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ADDABBO WARNS SENIORS: BEWARE OF PHONY "POLICE CHARITY" PHONE SCAMS THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

Queens, NY, December 28, 2010 -- NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., a member of the Senate’s Committee on the Aging, warns seniors in his district that while it’s the season for giving, they should be wary of scam artists pretending to represent various police charities asking them for donations.  The Senator received reports that such phone scams have been made to older members of his district during December.

December 28, 2010
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ADDABBO: WAGE THEFT PROTECTION ACT NOW IS LAW

Co-sponsored Bill S.8380 Penalizing Employers Who Hold Back Wages and Overtime Pay Law Protects Workers from Unethical Treatment in the Workplace 

December 21, 2010
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NYS SENATOR JOSEPH P. ADDABBO, JR. STATEMENT ON GOVERNOR'S VETO OF HYDROFRACKING LEGISLATION

Senator Co-sponsored Bill S8129B Calling for Hydrofracking Moratorium in Upstate Watershed 

Queens, NY, December 15, 2010 -- "Just imagine that your son or daughter pours themselves a cup of water, and it's brown. Or, it's cloudy with particles and chemicals.  That is exactly what is happening to families in other states--Texas, Colorado, and Pennsylvania--who have rushed into drilling for natural gas with a procedure known as hydrofracking.  A Pennsylvania couple had even joined my August press conference at City Hall to share their story and show the assembled reporters the jar of brown, smelly water that comes out of their household water tap.  

December 15, 2010
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ADDABBO SAYS "ENOUGH!" TO PARKING METER RATE HIKE BY DOT ON JANUARY 3

Queens, NY, December 8, 2010 -- Showing solidarity with the stance taken by The Woodhaven Residents' Block Association in their December 7 press release, NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., whose district includes Woodhaven, Richmond Hill, Ozone Park, Howard Beach, Forest Hills, Ridgewood, Glendale, Middle Village, Maspeth and parts of other Queens areas all having commercial strips, now adds his strong objection to the upcoming increase in parking meter rates.  Starting January 3, 2011, a quarter will buy 15 minutes at a parking meter, rather than 20 minutes, the second time in less than two years that the Department of Transportation (DOT) has increased meter rates.  As recently as spring of 2009, a quarter bought 30 minutes at a parking meter.

December 8, 2010
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SENATOR ADDABBO BRINGS METROCARD VAN TO HOWARD BEACH & RIDGEWOOD

 

WHEN:                       Wednesday,  December 29, 2010                    

WHERE/TIME:         Howard Beach Senior Center, 156-45 84th Street  (10 AM– 12 Noon)

Ridgewood Older Adult Center, 59-14 70th Ave., Ridgewood (1- 3 PM)                      

December 8, 2010
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SENATOR ADDABBO TO INTRODUCE BILL THAT INCREASES PRINT SIZE ON BALLOTS

Queens, NY, November 15, 2010 -- Answering the most common complaint from voters on both Primary Day in September and Election Day in November, NYS Senator Joseph Addabbo, Chair of the State Senate Elections Committee, is drafting the language necessary in a bill that would enlarge the print on the ballot used for the scanner. The Senator is hopeful this legislation can be introduced before the end of the year and passed early next year, before the 2011 elections.

November 16, 2010
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ADDABBO: LET’S WORK TO RESTORE FAITH IN OUR STATE GOVERNMENT

Queens, NY, November 8, 2010 – With Election Day over, along with the mailers, phone calls and commercials, State Senator Joseph Addabbo says it’s time to focus on restoring faith back to the residents that their state government will be responsive to their concerns. “Elected officials have a lot of work to do in making people know that their state legislature can operate in a professional and responsible manner.”  The Senator understands that this will not be an easy task given the general frustration amongst the public and the previous dysfunction in Albany. 

November 8, 2010
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1,200 QUEENS FAMILIES (4,000 TOTAL IN NYC) GET HELP FROM FEED THE CHILDREN CARAVAN

  State Senator Addabbo Identifies Queens Recipients and Provides Volunteer Support;October Is Hunger Awareness Month  

October 22, 2010
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ADDABBO, PHEFFER ASSIST IN DEPARTMENT OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS' ANNUAL BUSINESS EDUCATION DAY

Queens, NY, October 13, 2010 -- On Monday, October 4, NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. and NYS Assembly Member Audrey I. Pheffer walked with inspectors from the NYC Department of Consumer Affairs and Small Business Services, and visited businesses along Crossbay Boulevard from Liberty Avenue to 159th Avenue for the Annual Business Education Day. 

October 13, 2010
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ADDABBO’S FREE MOBILE MAMMOGRAPHY VAN IN FOREST HILLS DRAWS 22 WOMEN FOR CANCER SCREENINGS

Local Women Are Reminded:  October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month 

Queens, NY, September 29, 2010 – On Monday, September 27, NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., sponsored a free Mobile Mammography Van at Community Board 6, 73-05 Yellowstone Blvd., Forest Hills. Twenty-two women signed up for no-cost mammogram screenings for cancer. This was the sixth free mammography event the Senator coordinated with the American Italian Cancer Foundation for women in his district since October 2008.  

September 30, 2010
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ADDABBO HOSTS ANNUAL BARBEQUE FOR OVER 40 VETeranS & FAMILY MEMBERS

Queens, NY, September 28, 2010 – On Saturday, September 25, between Noon and 4 PM, NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., welcomed over 40 veterans and their families to enjoy their annual barbeque outside his Howard Beach district office and the last outdoor event of the season the Senator will sponsor.  Addabbo serves on the Senate's Veterans, Homeland Security & Military Affairs Committee.

The veterans and their family members were served hamburgers, hot dogs, sausage and peppers, ice cream and soda by the Senator’s staff and local residents, while they spent a hot afternoon enjoying camaraderie and the Rodney Dangerfield-styled comedy and music of Rock’n’ Randy Novick.    

September 29, 2010
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