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
RWDSU Local 338 of UFCW donated turkeys to Senator Addabbo for distribution to the Our Lady of Grace food pantry in Howard Beach. Pictured L-R: Bill Ruvolo (Our Lady of Grace food pantry), Jailene Ortiz (RWDSU) and Nikki Kateman (RWDSU).
Queens, NY, November 21, 2011 – On Saturday, November 19, NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., sponsored No Cost Mammography Screenings at the American-Italian Cancer Foundation Van parked outside the Woodhaven Richmond Hill Volunteer Ambulance Corps, 78-15 Jamaica Avenue, Woodhaven.
Queens, NY, November 15, 2011 – NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Queens), ranking member on the Senate Veterans, Homeland Security & Military Affairs Committee, notes: “Each year, to honor the many brave men and women from Queens who have proudly served in the military and in our recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, my district offices support several youth groups to work on some great morale-boosting, holiday-themed projects designed to either applaud those now serving their country far from home, or to salute our heroic veterans housed in the VA St.
Queens, NY, November 10, 2011 – In light of a recent monetary court decision against the City, NYS Senator Joseph Addabbo wants to build awareness to the problem of dangerous conditions on streets within our communities. Before more fatalities or life-altering injuries occur, the Senator urges City agencies to reconsider their procedures when monitoring unsafe conditions on local streets and intersections when such information and requests for road signs or traffic signals are forwarded by residents.
Queens, NY, October 31, 2011 – Senator Joe Addabbo is holding mobile office hours at Queens libraries in his district for the further convenience of constituents so they don’t have to make appointments to speak with him about their concerns.
Queens, NY, October 31, 2011 – During November, NYS Senator Joe Addabbo (D-Queens) is pleased to sponsor guest speaker Fred Riley, Senior Community Relations Coordinator for the NYC Department of Consumer Affairs, to present his lecture at senior centers in the senator's district, advising members how to avoid scams. Among the topics on Mr. Riley’s agenda are:
Queens, NY, October 31, 2011 – NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Queens), reports to his constituents that while the legislative session that ended in June was very successful, there is still much work left to be done in Albany and that is why the senator believes the state legislators should return there to finish its business.
Queens, NY, October 31, 2011 -- Before the thermometer drops and fall gives way to winter, NYSSenator Joe Addabbo (D-Queens) would like to remind New Yorkers of the federal government’s Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). This federally funded program helps millions of low-income households, particularly those with the lowest incomes that pay a high proportion of household income for energy, in paying their energy bill.