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Pharmacist Lobby Day in Albany

Local pharmacists visiting Albany on Lobby Day to discuss budget and policy issues effecting the industry.

March 5, 2014
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SENATOR JOSEPH P. ADDABBO, JR. STATEMENT ON PROPOSED COMMON CORE CHANGES BY BOARD OF REGENTS

I truly believe the proposed changes to the implementation of the Common Core standards delivered by the Board of Regents are a direct result of the outcry heard from parents, teachers and administrators. We should consider these proposals in light of the major, valid concerns raised and the goal of providing the best educational environment and opportunity for our children. The issues related to the roll-out of the Common Core standards and its effect on the curriculum and testing of our students is far from over.

February 11, 2014
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Reopening of Sandy Damaged Chase Bank in Rockaway

At ribbon cutting of re-opening of Chase Bank, Beach 116th Street branch in Rockaway damaged by Superstorm Sandy. We thank the Chase team for never actually closing while rebuilding.

February 8, 2014
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ADDABBO JOINS WITH COMMITTEE COLLEAGUES IN QUESTIONING STATE EDUCATION COMMISSIONER ABOUT IMPLEMENTATION OF CONTROVERSIAL COMMON CORE LEARNING STANDARDS

Queens, NY (January 27, 2014): During a very lengthy and occasionally contentious Senate Education Committee meeting with NYS Education Commissioner John B. King, Jr., NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Queens) and his colleagues posed serious questions to the  Commissioner about the implementation of the controversial “Common Core” learning standards in New York schools, and expressed their concerns about excessive testing, how the tests affect teacher evaluations, the privacy of student data, and a number of other related issues.

January 27, 2014
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ADDABBO VOTES TO ADVANCE LEGISLATION TO BETTER PROTECT PRIVACY OF STUDENT RECORDS AND ASSESS EFFECTIVENESS OF “COMMON CORE” TESTING

Queens, NY (January 27, 2014): At a January meeting of the Senate Education Committee, NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Queens) voted to approve two pieces of important legislation: one to protect the privacy of student and educator records (S.6007) and another that would require a comprehensive analysis of the effectiveness and fairness of the controversial new “Common Core” assessments (S.6009). 

January 27, 2014
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GOVERNOR SIGNS LAW CO-SPONSORED BY ADDABBO TO PROMOTE ANIMAL WELFARE AND PROTECT PETS FROM IRRESPONSIBLE DEALERS & BREEDERS

Queens, NY (January 14, 2014): Calling it “an important step forward for animal safety in New York State,” NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Queens) today hailed Governor’s Cuomo’s approval of a new law, co-sponsored by the Senator, which will help to crack down on pet dealers and breeders who neglect to provide humane treatment for animals in their care.

January 14, 2014
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ADDABBO SAYS A VARIETY OF VITAL EDUCATION ISSUES WILL BE IN SPOTLIGHT DURING UPCOMING 2014 LEGISLATIVE SESSION

Queens, NY, December 17, 2013 -- NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Queens), a long-time member of the Senate Education Committee, today noted that a variety of important issues deeply affecting New York’s school children, families, teachers, school administrators and the state’s entire educational system are expected to take center stage during the upcoming 2014 legislative session.

December 17, 2013
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ADDABBO STATEMENT FOLLOWING GOVERNOR’S ANNOUNCEMENT OF HOWARD BEACH RESILIENCY PROJECT

Queens, NY, December 2, 2013  -- NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Howard Beach), released the following statement following Governor Cuomo’s announcement:

December 2, 2013
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ADDABBO AND MAYOR’S OPD COMMISSIONER AT OZONE PARK CIVIC MEETING

Queens, NY, November 21, 2013 --  NYS Senator Joe Addabbo presents Victor Calise, Commissioner of the Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities, to attendees, officers and members at the most recent Ozone Park Civic meeting.  Commissioner Calise came from Ozone Park and had some friends and neighbors in the audience.

November 21, 2013
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ADDABBO RALLIES ‘ROUND THE CLOCKTOWER FLAG FOR VETERANS DAY

Queens, NY, November 12, 2013 --  On Friday, November 8Senator Joe Addabbo (D-Howard Beach), Patrick Ruddin and Dr. Andrew Rubin of Medisys Health Network, veterans from VFW Post 2565 in Howard Beach, American Legion Post 1404 in Broad Channel, American Legion Post 118 in Woodhaven, Christine Maratino from Delta Flag & Sign Co.

November 12, 2013
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ADDABBO STATEMENT ON PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT AUTHORIZING FULL GAMING IN NEW YORK STATE

Queens, NY, November 8, 2013  -- NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., who is the ranking Democrat on the Senate’s Racing, Gaming and Wagering Committee, released the following post-Election Day statement:

November 8, 2013
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ADDABBO’S JOB FAIR IN GLENDALE DRAWS OVER 1,000 JOB SEEKERS

Queens, NY, October 21, 2013 –  NYS Senator Joe Addabbo (D-Queens) held his 8th Job Fair at Glendale’s Atlas Park Mall last Friday, October 18. Over 100 vendors offered roughly 1200 job opportunities to the attendees. The senator is planning another Job Fair for Spring 2014.

October 21, 2013
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ADDABBO CONNECTS ATLAS PARK RETAILERS WITH FAMILIES OF MIDDLE VILLAGE FIRE

Queens, NY, October 8, 2013 -- At the request of NYS Senator Joe Addabbo, the retailers of Atlas Park donated gift bags to the victims of September’s devastating fire in Middle Village. Pictured are some of the families; Peter DeLucia, Marketing Manager of The Shops at Atlas Park; and Alex Maureau of Senator Addabbo's Middle Village office. 

October 8, 2013
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SENATOR ADDABBO HONORS CENTENARIAN FLORENCE SELKIN AT MIDDLE VILLAGE ADULT CENTER

Queens, NY, September 19, 2013 – NYS Senator Joe Addabbo (center), with the Middle Village Adult Center’s Executive Director Rabbi Richard Levy, presents Florence Selkin with a New York State Senate citation commemorating her 100th birthday on Wednesday, September 18.

September 19, 2013
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ADDABBO WILL INTRODUCE BILL TO ADDRESS SERIOUS FIRE HAZARDS OF COCKLOFTS IN AGING ROW HOUSES

Bill Would Provide Tax Incentives to Homeowners to Eliminate Fire Hazards

September 11, 2013
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5th Annual Veterans BBQ

Queens, NY, August 27, 2013 – NYS Senator Joe Addabbo (D-Howard Beach, pictured far left) joins veterans during his 5th Annual Veterans BBQ, outside his Howard Beach district office.  Over 70 veterans enjoyed a lunch and live entertainment on Saturday, August 24, as the senator thanked them for their service.

August 27, 2013
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ADDABBO APPLAUDS NEW STATE LAW PROVIDING PROPERTY TAX RELIEF TO CONSTITUENTS WITH SANDY-DEVASTATED HOMES

Queens, NY,  August 12, 2013 -- NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Queens) is applauding the approval of a new state law (Chapter 250) he supported which will enable homeowners and tenant-stockholders whose homes were badly damaged or completely demolished during Hurricane Sandy to seek property tax relief from the City of New York.

August 12, 2013
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ADDABBO THANKS VIRGINIA CHURCH VOLUNTEERS FOR SANDY DEBRIS CLEAN-UP IN BROAD CHANNEL & ROCKAWAY RENOVATIONS

Thanking volunteers from the Mathias Brethren Church and Mount Olive Brethren Church in Virginia as they worked last week to clean up the Broad Channel shore from Superstorm Sandy debris and assisted in the renovation of the Head Start program site in Rockaway. Pictured left to right are Peter Leccese of Mount Olive Brethren Chruch, myself, Benjamin Rozell of Mathias Brethren Church and Cori Blanco, local coordinator.

August 12, 2013
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Press Conference with Senator Schumer

Attended a press conference by Sen. Schumer on the ongoing beach replenishment in Rockaway.

August 5, 2013
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ADDABBO, CROWLEY, MILLER TREAT OUR FURRY FRIENDS TO PET ADVOCACY DAY IN FOREST PARK

All  admirers of our furry friends in Queens were invited to attend Pet Advocacy Day on Saturday, July 13, in Forest Park’s Bandshell parking lot.  Event co-sponsors were Assemblyman Mike Miller (D-Woodhaven), 

July 23, 2013
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