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.
Queens, NY, July 30, 2012 – With summer racing season now underway in Saratoga, NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Queens), a member of the Senate’s Racing, Gaming & Wagering Committee and who closely follows developments in the state’s thoroughbred race horse industry, has joined committee colleagues Senators Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola) and Roy J.
Queens NY, July 30, 2012 – NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. and NYS Assemblyman Phillip Goldfeder, along with local elder law attorneys Brady & Marshak, will co-sponsor an outdoor summer concert of swing music on Thursday, August 9 from 7-9 PM, at St. Helen’s Church Parking Lot, 84th Street and 157th Avenue, Howard Beach. Admission is free. The event is rain or shine; in case of bad weather, the event will move indoors to the school auditorium.
Queens, NY, July 10, 2012 -- NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Queens), who has long sponsored legislation to provide owners of co-ops and condominiums with fairer treatment under New York City’s property tax laws, today applauded a reported agreement among the Governor, State Senate and State Assembly to provide new tax relief for these property owners.
Queens, NY, July 2, 2012 -- NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Queens) recently applauded the Senate and Assembly passage of legislation (S.7567) that will further restrict unwanted telemarketing calls from companies located both inside and outside of New York and take aim at irritating, pre-recorded marketing messages.
Queens, NY, June 26, 2012 -- NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Queens),today released the following statement with regard to the Senate and Assembly approval of legislation (S.7792/A.10786) governing the disclosure of teacher and school principal evaluation information to the public and parents:
Queens, NY, June 26, 2012 -- NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., a member of the Senate's Racing, Gaming & Wagering Committee, has released the following statement on last Thursday's vote -- the last day of the 2012 legislative session in Albany: