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NYS SENATOR JOSEPH P. ADDABBO, JR. STATEMENT ON GOVERNOR'S VETO OF HYDROFRACKING LEGISLATION

Senator Co-sponsored Bill S8129B Calling for Hydrofracking Moratorium in Upstate Watershed 

Queens, NY, December 15, 2010 -- "Just imagine that your son or daughter pours themselves a cup of water, and it's brown. Or, it's cloudy with particles and chemicals.  That is exactly what is happening to families in other states--Texas, Colorado, and Pennsylvania--who have rushed into drilling for natural gas with a procedure known as hydrofracking.  A Pennsylvania couple had even joined my August press conference at City Hall to share their story and show the assembled reporters the jar of brown, smelly water that comes out of their household water tap.  

December 15, 2010
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ADDABBO SAYS "ENOUGH!" TO PARKING METER RATE HIKE BY DOT ON JANUARY 3

Queens, NY, December 8, 2010 -- Showing solidarity with the stance taken by The Woodhaven Residents' Block Association in their December 7 press release, NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., whose district includes Woodhaven, Richmond Hill, Ozone Park, Howard Beach, Forest Hills, Ridgewood, Glendale, Middle Village, Maspeth and parts of other Queens areas all having commercial strips, now adds his strong objection to the upcoming increase in parking meter rates.  Starting January 3, 2011, a quarter will buy 15 minutes at a parking meter, rather than 20 minutes, the second time in less than two years that the Department of Transportation (DOT) has increased meter rates.  As recently as spring of 2009, a quarter bought 30 minutes at a parking meter.

December 8, 2010
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SENATOR ADDABBO BRINGS METROCARD VAN TO HOWARD BEACH & RIDGEWOOD

 

WHEN:                       Wednesday,  December 29, 2010                    

WHERE/TIME:         Howard Beach Senior Center, 156-45 84th Street  (10 AM– 12 Noon)

Ridgewood Older Adult Center, 59-14 70th Ave., Ridgewood (1- 3 PM)                      

December 8, 2010
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Senator Addabbo's November Job Fair video

Over 3800 job seekers attended Senator Addabbo's Job Fair at Aqueduct Racetrack.

December 2, 2010
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SENATOR ADDABBO TO INTRODUCE BILL THAT INCREASES PRINT SIZE ON BALLOTS

Queens, NY, November 15, 2010 -- Answering the most common complaint from voters on both Primary Day in September and Election Day in November, NYS Senator Joseph Addabbo, Chair of the State Senate Elections Committee, is drafting the language necessary in a bill that would enlarge the print on the ballot used for the scanner. The Senator is hopeful this legislation can be introduced before the end of the year and passed early next year, before the 2011 elections.

November 16, 2010
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Job Fair - November 12th

Senator Addabbo discussing the current state of the economy with job seekers at his job fair at Aqueduct Racetrack.

November 15, 2010
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COLD WEATHER IS ON THE WAY – GET HELP WITH HEATING BILLS

Senator Addabbo:  Home Heating Assistance Is Available; Applications Arrive in Both My District Offices the First Week of November. 

Queens, NY, October 28, 2010 -- Help is on the way for New York’s most vulnerable residents who are having trouble paying their heating bills this season. Hundreds of millions of dollars will be available through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LI- HEAP), according to NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., who serves on the Sen   ate’s Committee on the Aging.

November 8, 2010
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ADDABBO: LET’S WORK TO RESTORE FAITH IN OUR STATE GOVERNMENT

Queens, NY, November 8, 2010 – With Election Day over, along with the mailers, phone calls and commercials, State Senator Joseph Addabbo says it’s time to focus on restoring faith back to the residents that their state government will be responsive to their concerns. “Elected officials have a lot of work to do in making people know that their state legislature can operate in a professional and responsible manner.”  The Senator understands that this will not be an easy task given the general frustration amongst the public and the previous dysfunction in Albany. 

November 8, 2010
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November 4, 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
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1,200 QUEENS FAMILIES (4,000 TOTAL IN NYC) GET HELP FROM FEED THE CHILDREN CARAVAN

  State Senator Addabbo Identifies Queens Recipients and Provides Volunteer Support;October Is Hunger Awareness Month  

October 22, 2010
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Americans Fedding Americans sponsored by Senator Addabbo.

On Tuesday, October 19th NYS Senator Addabbo sponsored an event for people who are struggling due to the difficult economic times. Along with Feed the Children and Avon 1200 local residents were provided with one box of food, one box daily essentials and a box of Avon products. Over 40 volunteers and Mr. Met  help distribute the items.

October 20, 2010
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Department of Finance at Ridgewood Older Adult Center

Senator Addabbo has invited the Department of Finance to individually speak with seniors at the Ridgewood Older Adults Center to see if they're eligible for a reduction of their property tax bill. If they meet the criteria they could save up to 50%. The event will be held from 11AM to 1PM.

October 29, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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Department of Finance at the Middle Village Senior Center

Senator Addabbo has invited the Department of Finance to meet individually with the seniors to see if they are eligible for property tax cuts. If they meet certain criteria the seniors can save up to 50% off their property taxes. So please join us on Friday, October 22nd from 11AM to 1PM to see if you qualify.

October 28, 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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Department of Finance at Ozone Park Senior Center

Senator Addabbo has invited the Department of Finance to meet individually with the seniors to see if they are eligible for property tax cuts. If they meet certain criteria the seniors can save up to 50% off their property taxes. So please join us on Friday, October 22nd from 11AM to 1PM to see if you qualify.

October 22, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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ADDABBO, PHEFFER ASSIST IN DEPARTMENT OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS' ANNUAL BUSINESS EDUCATION DAY

Queens, NY, October 13, 2010 -- On Monday, October 4, NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. and NYS Assembly Member Audrey I. Pheffer walked with inspectors from the NYC Department of Consumer Affairs and Small Business Services, and visited businesses along Crossbay Boulevard from Liberty Avenue to 159th Avenue for the Annual Business Education Day. 

October 13, 2010
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October 12, 2010
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Election Committee Hearing from 9/29/10

Election Committee hearing about the issues with the new voting machines after the primary.

October 6, 2010
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ADDABBO’S FREE MOBILE MAMMOGRAPHY VAN IN FOREST HILLS DRAWS 22 WOMEN FOR CANCER SCREENINGS

Local Women Are Reminded:  October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month 

Queens, NY, September 29, 2010 – On Monday, September 27, NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., sponsored a free Mobile Mammography Van at Community Board 6, 73-05 Yellowstone Blvd., Forest Hills. Twenty-two women signed up for no-cost mammogram screenings for cancer. This was the sixth free mammography event the Senator coordinated with the American Italian Cancer Foundation for women in his district since October 2008.  

September 30, 2010
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SENATE ELECTIONS COMMITTEE HEARS WITNESSES AT PUBLIC HEARING ON PRIMARY DAY PROBLEMS WITH NEW VOTING MACHINES, POLL SITE OPERATIONS

Committee Seeks Practical Solutions to Implement for November 2 General Election

Queens, NY, September 29, 2010 -- On Wednesday, September 29, the NYS Senate’s Elections Committee held an afternoon public hearing to determine the extent and cause of problems that occurred with the introduction of paper ballots and optical scan voting machines in the September 14 Primary Day election.

September 30, 2010
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ADDABBO HOSTS ANNUAL BARBEQUE FOR OVER 40 VETeranS & FAMILY MEMBERS

Queens, NY, September 28, 2010 – On Saturday, September 25, between Noon and 4 PM, NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., welcomed over 40 veterans and their families to enjoy their annual barbeque outside his Howard Beach district office and the last outdoor event of the season the Senator will sponsor.  Addabbo serves on the Senate's Veterans, Homeland Security & Military Affairs Committee.

The veterans and their family members were served hamburgers, hot dogs, sausage and peppers, ice cream and soda by the Senator’s staff and local residents, while they spent a hot afternoon enjoying camaraderie and the Rodney Dangerfield-styled comedy and music of Rock’n’ Randy Novick.    

September 29, 2010
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