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Pillowcase Project

Senator Addabo and STARS Youth Center will sponsor the Pillowcase Project, in partnership with the American Red Cross. The event will teach children how to prepare for emergencies, such as a house fire, or natural disasters, such as a weather phenomenon. 

October 24, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
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Movie Under the Moon

Senator Addabbo and New York Families for Autistic Children (NYFAC) will cosponsor a screening of “Thomas and the Magic Railroad” for children and their families. The film will be shown outdoors and the event will feature free movie theater themed refreshments. Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets and pillows to sit on; no chairs please.

August 29, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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Fall Job Fair

Senator Addabbo will host his annual Fall Job Fair, featuring more than 50 employers who will be on hand to accept resumes and answer questions from job seekers in attendance. There is no cost to participate in the job fair.

October 2, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Free Recycling Event

Senator Addabbo and Assemblyman Mike Miller will sponsor free recycling for paper and electronics, as well as items such as clothing and books, which will be donated to the Salvation Army. For more information, contact Senator Addabbo's Howard Beach office at 718-738-1111.

September 27, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Free Rain Barrel Giveaway

Senator Joseph P. Addabbo Jr. and Assemblyman Mike Miller will host a rain barrel giveaway September 26 for residents of their legislative districts. The event is being held in partnership with the New York City Department of Environmental Protection. Addabbo, Miller and DEP officials will give out 55-gallon rain barrels to residents of the 15th Senatorial District and the 38th Assembly District. These barrels are designed to catch excess rain water that can later be used for things such as washing a car or watering plants. To register to receive a rain barrel, visit http://www.nysenate.gov/webform/rail-barrel-giveaway-pre-registration. For more information, please contact Senator Addabbo’s Howard Beach Office at 718-738-1111 or Assemblyman Miller’s Office at 718-805-0950.

September 26, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Free E-Waste Recycling

Senator Addabbo and the Lower East Side Ecology Center will offer free electronics recycling. The event will give residents a chance to get rid of items such as computers, monitors, printers, scanners, keyboards, cables, televisions, VCRs, DVD players, phones, audio/visual equipment, cell phones, PDAs and other common electronics, free of charge.

September 12, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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September 4, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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Rail Barrel Giveaway Pre-Registration

State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo Jr. and Assemblyman Mike Miller will host a rain barrel giveaway September 26 as part of an ongoing effort to help the community conserve water. The event is being held in partnership with the New York City Department of Environmental Protection.

Senator Addabbo, Assemblyman Miller and DEP officials will give out 55-gallon rain barrels designed to catch excess rain water that can later be used for things such as washing a car or watering plants. By using rain water for these tasks instead of water from a hose or another household device, residents can do their part to help make sure clean water is not being wasted, while saving money in the process.

August 18, 2015
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ADDABBO TO HOST ANNUAL VETERANS’ BBQ ON AUGUST 29TH

Howard Beach, NY (July 31, 2015) Senator Joseph P. Addabbo Jr., the ranking member on the Senate Committee on Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs, is gearing up to host his 7th Annual Veterans’ BBQ to honor our local service members.Addabbo holds the yearly event each summer to show appreciation and pay tribute to those who have proudly served our country. The event typically attracts over one hundred veterans, spanning all ages and generations, from every branch of the military who come together to enjoy the company of other service members and their families.

July 31, 2015
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ADDABBO TEAMS WITH BRADY&MARSHAK TO SPONSOR ARNIE MIG MEMORIAL BIG BAND CONCERT AUGUST 20TH

ADDABBO, BRADY & MARSHAKHOST CONCERT IN HONOR OF BIG BAND LEADER

July 31, 2015
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ADDABBO MARKS 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF LANDMARK FEDERAL AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT

Says Work is Ongoing to Improve Opportunities for People with Disabilities

July 31, 2015
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ADDABBO WORKS WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS AND SUPPORTS THE ‘SHUT THE FRONT DOOR’ INITIATIVE

Howard Beach, NY (July 27, 2015): State Sen. Joseph P. Addabbo Jr. is proud to be one of many New Yorkers supporting the city’s “Shut the Front Door” initiative aimed at conserving energy and protecting the environment, especially at small businesses. Created by the City Department of Consumer Affairs, the program encourages businesses to keep their front door closed whenever the air conditioning is running. This simple action has major incentives that include saving money and preserving energy resources while also helping New Yorkers beat the heat during the summer.

July 31, 2015
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Release: Addabbo to Hold Mobile Office Hours in Rego Park

Howard Beach, NY (July 21, 2015) This week, State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo Jr. will continue his series of mobile office hours in Rego Park.

As part of his ongoing commitment to connect with all his constituents, Addabbo travels to libraries throughout his district each year to be able to meet with constituents who are unable to visit his offices. These office hours provide an extra opportunity for residents to come in and meet with Addabbo to discuss problems they may be having or issues within the community.

July 23, 2015
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Times Ledger: State Fully Funds Backlog of Requirements for Private Schools

The state Legislature passed a last-minute, end-of-session agreement to allocate $250 million to fund the costs of state mandates at secular, religious and independent schools throughout the state.

The measure was pushed through with the support of state Sen. Joseph Addabbo (D-Howard Beach), who said the chambers of the Legislature heard the concerns of several parents and religious leaders who described how the Compulsory Attendance Law is a financial drain on private institutions.

 

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July 13, 2015
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Queens Chronicle: Civic, Residents Stood Up By Agency

The Department of Design and Construction last Thursday canceled its appearance at the New Hamilton Beach Civic Association meeting hours before it was supposed to update residents on a capital project on James Court.

The project was first proposed when state Sen. Joe Addabbo Jr. (D-Howard Beach) was a councilman. He, too, expressed anger at the DDC not showing up to the meeting.

 

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July 7, 2015
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TimesLedger: Two Sandy Bills Will Help Recovery Funds

Two state legislative bills related to Hurricane Sandy recovery funds, sponsored by Queens elected officials, should help New Yorkers across the state who were devastated by the 2012 superstorm.

One bill, co-sponsored by state Sen. Joseph Addabbo (D-Howard Beach), provides more oversight and information to the public on the way Hurricane Sandy recovery funds are spent by the state.

 

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July 7, 2015
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Release: End of Session Agreement on Education Issues Provides Welcome $250 Million to Fund Costs of State Mandates at Non-Public Schools

Queens, NY (July 2, 2015): In an effort to offer needed assistance to non-public schools, including yeshivas and private schools, that are struggling to meet often costly state education mandates, the State Assembly and Senate, with the support of NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., approved a measure in the last hours of the 2015 legislative session to provide $250 million to these educational institutions.

July 7, 2015
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Release: Addabbo Announces Mobile Office Hours for July

Howard Beach, NY (July 7, 2015) As part of his ongoing commitment to connect with all his constituents, State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo Jr. has scheduled a series of upcoming Mobile Office Hours at locations across his Senate district.

Every year, Addabbo travels to libraries throughout his district to be able to meet with constituents who are unable to visit his offices. These office hours provide an extra opportunity for residents to come in and meet with Addabbo to discuss problems they may be having or issues within the community.

July 7, 2015
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The Forum: State Houses Pass Bill Giving Vets Opportunity to Buy Pension Credit

The state Senate and Assembly have passed a bill that would provide all active state public employee veterans with the opportunity to purchase up to three years of pension credit prior to retirement—a benefit that is now only available to former members of the armed forces who served during certain specified conflicts, according to Sen. Joe Addabbo, Jr. (D-Howard Beach), a co-sponsor of the legislation.

 

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July 2, 2015
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The Forum: Senate Passes Addabbo Bill to Establish Incentives for Removing Cock Lofts

The ball is in the Assembly’s court as the Senate recently approved legislation that would provide incentives for the removal of cock lofts—small, often hazardous, enclosed spaces above the highest finished ceiling of a building that allow fires to spread to attached houses.

The bill, initially introduced by state Sen. Joe Addabbo, Jr. (D-Howard Beach) in 2013 in the wake of a raging five-alarm fire in Middle Village that damaged seven homes, injured 11 firefighters and may have been exacerbated by the existence of cock lofts in the structures.

 

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July 2, 2015
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