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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.