Queens, NY, February 21, 2012 -- Under a bill (S.585) co-sponsored by NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Queens), convicted graffiti vandals would get a taste of their own medicine and be required to clean up graffiti and repair damaged property as part of their sentences, according to the Queens lawmaker.
Queens, NY, February 7, 2012 -- In an effort to ensure that the State Legislature and other interested parties receive all of the information they need to determine the ultimate pros and cons of hydraulic fracturing, NYS Senator Joseph P.Addabbo, Jr. (D-Queens) has given his support to legislation (S.6261) that would suspend the issuance of new permits for this form of natural gas drilling in New York State until June 2013.
Queens, NY, February 6, 2012 -- NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Queens) today announced that his legislation (S.1242) to protect New York residents from unfounded harassment by government agencies has been approved by the full New York State Senate.
Queens, NY, February 6, 2012 – NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Queens), visited students and staff at PS 273 in Richmond Hill in late January for a special program conducted by the American Red Cross (ARC) of Greater NY. The ARC’s representative, Christian Jimenez, presented the Scrubby Bear Program (see photos).
Queens, NY, January 31, 2012 -- Citing the serious need to protect both pedestrians and law-abiding motorists on New York streets, NYS Senator Joseph Addabbo, Jr. (D-Queens) is supporting a package of bills designed to crack down on those who flaunt laws against driving without a license, who refuse to accept responsibility for their crimes, and who put the lives of others at risk by driving while intoxicated.
Queens, NY, January 31, 2012 -- In order to save New York City residents from unnecessary confusion and disruption in their daily lives when they are confronted with lengthy and unexpected neighborhood public works projects, NYS Senator Joseph Addabbo, Jr. (D-Queens) is pushing his legislation (S.5023A) that would require the City to notify people when their area is going to be seriously affected by construction work, breaks in utility service, or other significant infrastructure repairs and interrupti
Queens, NY, January 17, 2012 – NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Howard Beach) was invited to attend the January 7 meeting of the Palo del Colle Society in Howard Beach, and presided at the installion of the Executive Board members.
Queens, NY, January 16, 2012 – NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Queens), released the following statement today, reacting to Mayor Bloomberg’s State of the City comments regarding high school closures in his district:
Queens, NY, January 11, 2012 – NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Queens) released the following statement in support of today’s City Hall rally calling for a ban on hydrofracking in New York State:
Queens, NY, January 9, 2012 – NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Queens), reports to his constituents that while the legislative session that ended last June was very successful, there is still much work left to be done in Albany and that is why the senator believes that he and the rest of the state legislators will return there to finish urgent business in 2012. Addabbo believes the state legislature needs to deal with some important priorities this year.
Queens, NY, January 3, 2012 – NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Queens), a life-long resident of Ozone Park, a community which he represents within his 15th Senate district, today noted that the start of 2012 is appropriate to mark the 130th anniversary of its founding. Addabbo plans to highlight Ozone Park’s anniversary throughout the year as he speaks before various civic groups, visits area schools, libraries, senior centers or attends observances held around the neighborhood. The Addabbo’s father, the late Joseph P.
Queens, NY, January 4, 2012 – NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Queens), announced a schedule of events set for January and February around his 15th Senate District. Among the topics to be covered by the Social Security Informational lectures are: Medicare, e-services, retirement, disability and benefits. All are welcome to attend and admission is free:
Queens, NY, December 13, 2011 -- I am thankful to have been given an opportunity to give the middle class of this state a long-overdue and certainly needed State income tax break. The restructuring of New York State’s tax code creates a fair and progressive tax system and provides equity to citizens across this city and state.
Queens, NY, December 6, 2011 -- As I have been advocating for months, the State Legislature must return to Albany to address the fiscal issues facing our state for the remainder of this year and next year. It is now apparent that Governor Cuomo also deems it necessary to call for a Special Session.
Queens, NY, November 30, 2011 -- With our state on the cusp of venturing into uncharted territory with a natural gas drilling technique known as high-volume hydraulic fracturing – also commonly referred to as “hydrofracking” – Governor Andrew Cuomo, Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and elected officials need to be well-versed and prepared for the serious ramifications our environment may encounter, and possible changes to our way of life, should hydrofracking fluids contaminate our water supply. I applaud the DEC’s efforts to host and consid
Queens, NY, November 28, 2011 – After a three-day November joint undercover investigation by the NYPD and New York State Liquor Authority (SLA) which resulted in charges to 118 licensed groceries and liquor stores around New York City for the sale of alcohol to minors, NYS Senator Joseph Addabbo and NYS Assembly Member Grace Meng announced they are sponsoring a bill (S.5901/A.8524) that would essentially require community board input for these types of off-premise a