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EARTH DAY 2014 POSTER CONTEST: DISTRICT 15

Earth Day Poster Contest. This year we received many outstanding posters that exemplify the creativity of the young people in the 15th Senatorial District.

Each entry from my District displayed tremendous originality and vision as well as obvious concern for the ecological future of our communities and our state. I am proud of your work and that of your classmates, and encourage you to continue to study and learn more about the serious challenges that face our environment.

I am pleased to announce that the winner of the 2014 Earth Day Poster Contest from my District is:

Brae CecilGrade 5P.S. 144 

April 17, 2014
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ADDABBO TO HOST 50+ JOB FAIR FOR SENIORS STRUGGLING TO FIND EMPLOYMENT

Kew Gardens, NY (April 17, 2014) – State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. wants to lend a helping hand to the growing senior community and seniors who are looking to work.  The Senator is hosting a Job Fair for those 50 years old and over.

April 17, 2014
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NYS SENATOR JOSEPH P. ADDABBO, JR. STATEMENT ON THE FUNERAL OF P.O. DENNIS GUERRA

While at the funeral for Police Officer Dennis Guerra, I kept thinking to myself that while it was the dedicated intention of Guerra and his partner, Police Officer Rosa Rodriguez, to go towards a dangerous situation to help save others, it is now our intention to pray for his soul and for his family, as well as the full recovery of Police Officer Rodriguez. 

April 15, 2014
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ADDABBO, MILLER AND COMMUNITY WELCOME L&A DELI TO GLENDALE

Glendale, NY (April 14, 2014) – Senator Joseph P. Addabbo Jr. joined with Assemblyman Michael Miller and members of the Glendale community to welcome in the new L&A Deli, owned by long time resident Lou Lambros and his family.

April 14, 2014
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ADDABBO PRESENTS SENATE HONORS TO ASSOCIAZONE CULTURALE ITALIANA

Queens, NY (April 10, 2014) – Senator Joe Addabbo presented NYS Senate Proclamations to the honorees of the Associazone Culturale Italiana di New York at their annual luncheon. The honorees pictured from left to right are Salvatore Vacca, Dr.

April 10, 2014
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ADDABBO WELCOMES NEW JFK AIRPORT TRAVEL PLAZA TO COMMUNITY

Queens, NY (April 9, 2014) – Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. celebrated the opening of a new travel plaza near John F. Kennedy International Airport with fellow elected officials and members of the surrounding communities.

April 9, 2014
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ADDABBO AND FELLOW ELECTEDS THANK MAYOR DE BLASIO FOR EXTENSION OF ROCKAWAY FERRY

Queens, NY (April 9, 2014) – Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. joined city and state elected officials in commending Mayor Bill de Blasio for his efforts in extending the service of the Rockaway Ferry, but still made clear the community needs a permanent ferry service.

April 9, 2014
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ADDABBO PARTICIPATES IN LOCAL SCHOOL’S ANNUAL READ ALOUD

State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. participated in P.S. 254 The Rosa Parks School’s annual Read Aloud. This year, school officials chose Of Thee I Sing by President Barack Obama which is comprised of short biographies of influential and inspirational American heroes.

April 3, 2014
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SENATOR JOSEPH P. ADDABBO, JR. STATEMENTS ON THE STATE BUDGET

Generally, this state budget is the fourth consecutive, on-time, fiscally responsible budget. It addresses the need to control spending, assist the middle class and improve educational opportunities for our children.

April 1, 2014
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SENATOR JOSEPH P. ADDABBO, JR. STATEMENT ON MAYOR DEBLASIO AND SENATOR SCHUMER BUILD IT BACK ANNOUNCEMENT

I WANT TO THANK MAYOR DEBLASIO AND SENATOR SCHUMER FOR THEIR EFFORTS AND INTENTIONS TO ASSIST MY CONSTITUENTS STILL RECOVERING FROM THE AFTERMATH AND DEVASTATION OF SUPERSTORM SANDY. I ALSO WANT TO THANK THEM FOR INVITING ME TO THE PRESS CONFERENCE ANNOUNCING CHANGES TO THE BUILD IT BACK PROGRAM.

March 31, 2014
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ADDABBO AND FELLOW LEGISLATORS SEEKING TO CHANGE COMMON CORE IMPLEMENTATION LEGISLATIVELY

Queens, NY, March 31, 2014 – Changes to New York State schools’ Common Core are coming, and State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. and fellow legislators are prepared to monitor how and when the changes are executed.

March 31, 2014
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ADDABBO DISCUSSES NEEDS OF FORMER SERVICEMEN AND SERVICEWOMEN AT AMERICAN LEGION MEETING & GOVERNOR’S SUMMIT ON VETERANS AND MILITARY FAMILIES

Queens, NY (March 25, 2014):  Earlier this week, State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. and his colleagues responded to concerns of New York’s veterans and passed a bill in which businesses owned by service-disabled veterans will receive 6 percent of state contracts and a Division of Service-Disabled Veterans’ Business Development will be established within the State Office of General Services.

March 25, 2014
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ADDABBO SPEAKS AT SWEARING-IN MEETING FOR FIORELLO LAGUARDIA SONS OF ITALY

State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. visited the Sons of Italy in Howard Beach to congratulate the group’s new officers, including new president Frances Scarantino.

March 24, 2014
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NURSING STUDENTS DISCUSS NEW LEGISLATION WITH STATE SENATOR JOSEPH P. ADDABBO, JR.

Middle Village, NY, March 21, 2014 – Nursing students from Long Island University sat down with State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. to express their support for new, patient-related legislation and to ask the senator to be their “voice to the health care industry.”

March 21, 2014
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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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