Joseph P. Addabbo Jr's Press releases

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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STATE SENATOR JOSEPH P. ADDABBO STATEMENT ON NEW YORK RISING COMMUNITY CENTER PROGRAM

"The New York Rising Program was essential to my district's post-Sandy recovery. It gave local residents the chance to tell officials what their communities need to be protected from future disasters, and an example of that is these community centers.

February 11, 2015
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ADDABBO ASSUMES NEW POSITION AS MEMBER OF SENATE STANDING COMMITTEE ON ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION

Queens, NY (February 9, 2015)State Senator Joseph Addabbo, Jr. today announced that he has been appointed to serve as a member of the Senate Standing Committee on Environmental Conservation, a post he described as “a great opportunity to work even harder to protect and conserve the precious natural resources in our state and within my district.” 

February 10, 2015
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STATE SENATOR JOSEPH P. ADDABBO, JR. STATEMENT ON STATE OF THE CITY ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR THE ROCKAWAYS

"The Mayor's announcements regarding the Rockaways gives me hope the Peninsula can emerge from decades of isolation stronger than ever. It is high time oru city make use of the area's untapped economic, commercial potential. Infrastructure upgrades are necessary to keep our community safe from any future storms and to also assure new residents that residing in the Rockaways is a one-of-a-kind experience. A ferry service is the icing on that cake -- if the Peninsula is accessible, it is desirable.

February 4, 2015
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STATE SENATOR JOSEPH P. ADDABBO, JR. STATEMENT ON MAYOR DE BLASIO’S BUILD IT BACK PROGRESS ANNOUNCEMENT

"In the Mayor's State of the City address, he said each and every reimbursement check for Superstorm Sandy victims will be given out by the year's end. This is very encouraging, and I hope realistic given Build it Back's progress last year. Making our community whole again is long overdue and I hope this year can bring heaps of progress for those still wading through the storm's wake. I host Build it Back representatives in my Howard Beach District Office every Wednesday and look forward to continuing our working relationship until each and every resident credibly seeking assistance gets the help they need.

 

February 4, 2015
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STATE SENATOR JOSEPH P. ADDABBO, JR. STATEMENT ON MAYOR BILL DE BLASIO’S CITYWIDE FERRY SYSTEM ANNOUNCEMENT

"I thank the mayor for recognizing the transportation needs of my constituents in the Rockaways and also for acknowledging the economic potential the Peninsula holds. I have said and will say again, a ferry service is the Rockaways most viable transportation option and can bring great economic advantages. Including the Rockaways as part of a citywide ferry system to me makes it a more secure service that will hopefully continue permanently. 

February 3, 2015
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ADDABBO TO MAYOR: REACTIVATE A PERMANENT, FULL-TIME FERRY SERVICE IN ROCKAWAY

Queens, NY (February 3, 2015) – State Senator Joseph Addabbo, Jr. this week sent a letter to Mayor Bill de Blasio, requesting the reinstatement of a full-time ferry service in the Rockaways following the closure of the Rockaway Ferry in October 2014. 

February 3, 2015
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STATE SENATOR JOSEPH P. ADDABBO, JR. STATEMENT ON FUNDING FOR MADELAINE CHOCOLATE

"For the City and EDC to award $13.2 million in Madelaine Chocolate is to invest in the future of Rockaway. Its an investment in the recovery of one of the most hardest hit communities in the city by Superstorm Sandy. Its an investment in additonal jobs for one of the largest employers in the Rockaways, a peninsula with a high unemployment rate. I appreciate the award granted to Madelaine Chocolate."

January 30, 2015
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ADDABBO STARTS NEW LEGISLATIVE SESSION WITH INTENT TO ADDRESS ISSUES PLAGUING DISTRICT, STATE

With the 2015 Legislative Session in full swing, State Senator Joseph Addabbo, Jr. has once again focused his efforts to continue his fight for small businesses, city schools, a transparent Albany and much more.

January 30, 2015
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STATE SENATOR JOSEPH P. ADDABBO, JR. STATEMENT ON GET ON YOUR FEET LOAN FORGIVENESS PROGRAM AS PROPOSED BY GOVERNOR CUOMO

“The current reality leaves many of our state's post-graduate students in a state of limbo -- they may have a job, but are not earning enough to live in the real world. Some are then forced to either move back home, whether that be in or out of New York, or search for work and a life outside of the state. We want to invest in our students, literally, because as they evolve then so does our own local work force and economy.

January 30, 2015
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STATE SENATOR JOSEPH P. ADDABBO, JR. STATEMENT ON SMALL BUSINESS TAX REDUCTION AND SMALL BUSINESS SUMMIT AS PROPOSED BY GOVERNOR CUOMO

“I have said that our small businesses keep the local communities going because of their service, convenience, merchandise and job opportunities. We must do what we can to keep these businesses afloat. Governor Cuomo's proposed tax reduction will allow the small businesses to operate at a high efficiency and continue to fuel our daily lives. Furthermore, the proposed Small Business Summit can also give business owners and stakeholders the tools needed to function at that high level.

January 30, 2015
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STATEMENT FROM STATE SENATOR JOSEPH P. ADDABBO, JR. ON GOVERNOR CUOMO’S STATE OF THE STATE ADDRESS

"I look forward to exploring the details of the vision for our state presented by Governor Cuomo at his State of the State on Wednesday. His ambitious policy plans and budgetary proposals must be evaluated along with doing what is best for my constituents and the state. I agree with the Governor as he stressed the need for fiscal responsibility, creating jobs, assisting small businesses, tax cuts for homeowners and renters, continuing mayoral control of our schools with improvements and overall progress for the education of our children.

January 30, 2015
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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 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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