Queens, NY, August 29, 2012 – NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., is co-sponsoring a lecture series, “Changes to EPIC,” with a representative from the NYS Department of Health’s Medicare-EPIC Program, Gema Diaz. The ongoing series will continue to run in September and October at various senior centers or AARP chapters in the senator’s district and covers the changes to New York’s Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage (EPIC) prescription-drug program, now that the 2012-13 state budget restored $30.6 million.
Queens, NY, August 13, 2012 – Before the summer months pass all too quickly, NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Queens), a ranking member of the Senate’s Veterans, Homeland Security & Military Affairs Committee, wants to invite all local veterans and their families to his 4th Annual Veterans’ Barbeque, outside his Howard Beach office. Save the date:
Queens, NY, August 14, 2012 – As people start to prepare for a new school year, NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., who serves on the Senate’s Education Committee, was pleased that Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed legislation (S.7740-2011) that will help protect students from cyberbullying in public schools as well as other forms of harassment, bullying and discrimination.
Queens, NY, August 8, 2012 – Last night, as I traveled throughout my district’s police precincts on National Night Out, it was great to see so many people enjoying themselves and showing great appreciation for the efforts of our law enforcement personnel. I commend all of our precincts for the work that they do ensuring our safety with the limited resources they have. I also am grateful for all the volunteers who make up our auxiliary police force, explorers, and precinct councils for their hours dedicated to the security concerns of our residents.
Queens, NY, August 7, 2012 -- Once again, the educations of our children in our community and across this state are benefited by the amount of activity at the Resorts World casino. In less than a year, Resorts World has provided to the education portion of our state budget over $200 million.
Queens, NY, August 6, 2012 -- Yesterday’s tragic shooting in Wisconsin reminds us again that illegal and criminal gun violence poses a serious threat to communities across the country, and cannot be tolerated. When innocent people going about their daily lives, such as going to the movies, playing in a park or praying at a religious site, are fatal victims to brutal crimes, action must be taken.
I commend the NYPD and Resorts World for working collaboratively to identify and apprehend the suspect relating to the June 29, 2012 robbery at the casino. With the appropriate security measures in place, I am fully confident that Resorts World is entirely safe for all of its guests, and I thank its personnel for the rapid response to this incident. I believe that the safety and security of the visitors to Resorts World is their highest priority will remain so.