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),
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.
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.
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.
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.
Queens, NY, June 3, 2013 -- In order to increase public safety and deter criminal activity in and around the Resorts World Casino, NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Queens) has been advancing legislation (S.3746/A.5461) to require that peace officers be installed at the facility with the approval of the State Gaming Commission.
Queens, NY, May 24, 2013 -- NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Queens) recently joined his colleagues in the Senate in calling for action on legislation (S.4236-A) he co-sponsors to establish a moratorium on new permits for hydraulic fracturing, commonly called fracking. The proposed legislation would ensure that environmental and health experts have enough time to assess the full impact drilling would have on the public health and overall environment of New York State.
Past Commander Marvin R. Jeffcoat was born on January 17, 1965 in Jamaica, NY. He graduated from White Plains High School. He enlisted in the United States Army Reserve in April 1982 and received basic training at Fort Dix, New Jersey and attended the United States Army Military Police School at Fort McClellan. He then enlisted in the Regular Army in August 1984. He received Advanced Individual Training for Infantry at Fort Benning, Georgia. Upon completion of AIT, he was assigned to B Co 3rd Battalion 187th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) at Fort Campbell Kentucky. In 1986 he was assigned to A Co 3rd Battalion 75th Ranger Regiment at Fort Benning, Georgia and later to the 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) as a Team Leader.
Queens, NY, May 13, 2013 -- In an effort to “make state services for some of our most vulnerable New Yorkers whole again,” NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Queens) is co-sponsoring legislation (S.4777/A.6692) that seeks to restore harmful cuts made to programs for developmentally disabled adults and children in the recently adopted 2013-2014 State Budget.
Queens, NY, April 23, 2013 -- State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Queens) announced that legislation he sponsors (S.4402) to help employment-seeking veterans and potential employers to better communicate about job skills earned in the military, was recently approved by the NYS Senate Committee on Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs.
Thank you for your wonderful contribution to the New York State Senate’s Earth Day Poster Contest. This year we received many outstanding posters that exemplify the creativity of the young people in the 15thSenatorial 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 2013 Earth Day Poster Contest from my District is: