Joseph P. Addabbo Jr's Press releases

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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SENATOR ADDABBO'S FREE HEALTH FAIR IN OZONE PARK DRAWS 80 AREA RESIDENTS

Queens, NY, September 28, 2010 – On Sunday, September 26, Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., sponsored a free Health Fair at the Nativity B.V.M. Church basement, 101-41 91st Street, Ozone Park. A vast array of free services were provided by 21 vendors, ensuring that individuals have the tools they need to lead healthy and active lives, and included:  Queens Hospital Center, Pearle Vision, EPIC, Jamaica Hospital, AIDS Center of Queens County, Cornell Cooperative Extension, Food Bank of NY, Ozone Park Kiwanis, Cross Bay Chemist, and Dr. Musnik, chiropractor. Eighty residents from the surrounding area attended the event.  New York Life Insurance made ID cards for children and Pearle Vision provided each participant with a free coupon for a comprehensive eye exam.

September 28, 2010
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Senate Standing Committee on Elections

Sept. 29 Senate Standing Committee on Elections

Chair: Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr.

Public Hearing: Optical Scan Voting Machines in the 2010 PrimaryPlace: Senate Hearing Room, 250 Broadway, 19th Floor, New York, New YorkTime: 2:00 P.M.

Contact: Victoria Clark (518) 455-2322Media Contact: Curtis Ellis (917) 861-2233

 

September 23, 2010
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ADDABBO’S SECOND ELECTRONICS RECYCLING DAY PICKS UP OVER 8 TONS

3,685 More Pounds than First eWaste Collection Day in January 

September 22, 2010
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SENATOR ADDABBO BRINGS METROCARD VAN TO HOWARD BEACH & WOODHAVEN

Member, NYS Senate’s Transportation Committee

WHEN: Wednesday,  September 29                    

WHERE/TIME:

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

NE Corner Forest Parkway & Jamaica Ave., Woodhaven (1 - 3 PM)                      

September 21, 2010
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SENATOR ADDABBO TO ADDRESS PRIMARY DAY VOTING PROBLEMS

Will Hold Elections Committee Hearing to Identify Solutions

 September 20, 2010, Queens, NY – NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., (D-Howard Beach) Chair of the NY State Senate Elections Committee, is working with the New York City Board of Elections to address issues with new voting machines that came to light in Tuesday’s primary election.  Problems setting up the machines and late delivery of equipment keys caused some polling places to open late, and delays in signing in voters at others. 

September 20, 2010
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SENATOR ADDABBO TO ADDRESS PRIMARY DAY VOTING PROBLEMS

Election Committee Hearing to Identify Solutions  Queens, NY – Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., (D-Howard Beach) Chair of the NY State Senate Election Committee is working with the New York City Board of Elections to address issues with new voting machines that came to light in Tuesday’s primary election.  Problems setting up the machines and late delivery of equipment keys caused some polling places to open late, and delays in signing in voters at others. 

September 17, 2010
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STATEMENT FROM NYS SENATOR JOSEPH P. ADDABBO, JR. ON PRIMARY DAY PROBLEMS

Queens, NY, September 15, 2010 – "As chair of the State Senate’s Elections Committee, I intend to discuss with the Board of Elections the issues and concerns expressed to me by voters and poll workers regarding the new voting machines used on Primary Day. I believe we all anticipated some issues, since these new machines were being used for the first time ever by millions of registered voters throughout New York State. Now we must find practical solutions so that our voters have an efficient and reliable General Election in November."

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September 15, 2010
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ADDABBO: Landmark “Dignity for All Students Act” Signed Into Law; prevents discrimination, harassment and bullying against students on school grounds

Queens, NY, September 14, 2010 – At the start of another school year, NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Howard Beach), who serves on the Senate’s Education Committee, announced that Governor David A. Paterson has signed into law legislation (S1987B/Duane) that would keep children from facing harassment and abuse at school.  Last spring, when the school year was winding down, Senator Addabbo had sponsored some anti-bullying lectures at local middle schools in his district, which immediately followed parent-teacher meetings. The 45-minute talks featured Mark Weiss, Operation Respect’s Education Director, and included lively Q&As with over 100 parents and children.

September 15, 2010
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ADDABBO TO HOLD MOBILE OFFICE HOURS THIS FALL

Wednesdays in Queens Libraries at Woodhaven, Maspeth, Richmond Hill, Ridgewood and on Saturdays in Senator’s Middle Village & Howard Beach District Offices.

Queens, NY, September 14, 2010 – To meet more of his district’s constituents and to hear about the issues that concern them, NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., will hold office hours on Wednesdays at several Queens Libraries around the district in September and October, as well as opening both his Middle Village and Howard Beach district offices for special Saturday hours in October.

Meet Senator Addabbo between 11 AM – 1 PM at the following locations on: Wednesday, September 22, Queens Library at Woodhaven, 85-41 Forest Parkway, 718-849-1010

September 15, 2010
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SENATOR ADDABBO HONORS VETERANS WITH ANNUAL BARBEQUE

Queens, NY, September 13, 2010 – With the end of summer fast approaching, NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Howard Beach) wants to welcome all local veterans and their families to his 2nd Annual Veterans’ Barbeque. 

Save the date:  Saturday, September 25 – Veterans’ BBQ

160th Avenue & 102nd Street, Howard Beach

Noon to 4 PM

September 13, 2010
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ADDABBO: GOVERNOR SIGNS BILL THAT POLLING PLACES BE SITUATED DIRECTLY ON A PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION ROUTE

Legislation Amends Election Law

Queens, NY, September 3, 2010 – NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., Chair of the Senate’s Elections Committee, reports that the Governor David Paterson has signed a bill, that was prime sponsored by Addabbo, which provides that “polling places, whenever practicable, shall be designated directly on a public transportation route”.  The new law was signed August 30 and is effective immediately.   

September 7, 2010
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