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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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ADDABBO PRAISES PACKAGE OF BILLS TO AID AND HONOR NEW YORK STATE’S VETERANS

Queens, NY, July 15, 2013 -- NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Queens), applauded the State Senate and State Assembly for passage of legislation to increase job opportunities for veterans, aid disabled veterans in the civil service system, honor servicemen and servicewomen who served during the Cold War period in our nation’s history and help provide local tax relief to veterans’ organizations.  All bills will next be sent to the governor for review.

July 15, 2013
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ADDABBO INTRODUCES BILL TO REFORM PROCESS FOR AWARDING STATE GRANTS TO NONPROFIT COMMUNITY GROUPS

Queens, NY, July 15, 2013 -- In an effort “to take the politics out of the process and help our deserving local groups serve seniors, children, veterans and others in need,” NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Queens) has introduced legislation (S.5709) that will enable not-for-profit organizations to apply directly to state agencies to obtain funds for programs they operate in the community.

July 15, 2013
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Grand Opening of the Rockaway District Office June 14th, 2013

Queens, NY, June 18, 2013 -- .New York State Senator Joe Addabbo announces he has officially opened his new Senate District 15 office in Rockaway at 88-08 Rockaway&nbs

June 18, 2013
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ADDABBO BILL PUNISHING THOSE WHO FALSELY SOLICIT DONATIONS, GIFTS OR OTHER PROPERTY IS APPROVED BY FULL SENATE

Queens, NY, June 18, 2013 -- NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Queens) is pleased that legislation (S.3740) he sponsors and brought to his attention by a constituent, to crack down on people who defraud the public by pretending to collect donations on behalf of charitable and other organizations,  has been approved by the full State Senate. 

June 18, 2013
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ADDABBO APPLAUDS SENATE APPROVAL OF BILL PACKAGE ADDRESSING HURRICANE SANDY CONCERNS

Addabbo’s Legislation to Help Streamline Rebuilding of Breezy Point Homes Receives Senate Passage

June 18, 2013
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ADDABBO CUTS RIBBON AT AMALFI TRATTORIA’S GRAND OPENING

On Friday, June 7, Senator Joe Addabbo (D-Howard Beach) presented a citation and congratulates Francesco Caporrino, the owner of Amalfi Trattoria of Howard Beach, on the grand opening of the newest Crossbay Boulevard pizzeria.

June 10, 2013
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