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ADDABBO SETS TOWN HALL MEETINGS TO DEMONSTRATE NEW VOTING MACHINES

 

Queens NY, August 11, 2010 – NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo,  Jr., Chair of the Senate Elections Committee, is sponsoring a series of Town Hall Meetings for Voting Machine Demonstrations around his district to help familiarize Queens voters with the introduction of the new optical scan voting machines in the primary elections next month.  Admission is free.

August 11, 2010
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ADDABBO: LET’S PROTECT OUR DRINKING WATER

Senate Bill Co-Sponsored by Addabbo Mandates Moratorium to Allow for Comprehensive Study of Drilling in Marcellus Shale

Queens, NY, August 11, 2010 – Just back from the end of a rare summer session in Albany, NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., reports that due largely as a result of the public support to hold off on a natural gas drilling process known as hydrofracking, the Senate passed legislation that would put a hold on hydrofracking in the state. The legislation, which now goes to the Assembly for a vote, would stop the issuing of upstate drilling permits until May 2011.

August 11, 2010
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August 10, 2010
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NYS SENATOR JOSEPH P. ADDABBO, JR. STATEMENT ON BILL BEING PASSED TO HALT DRILLING IN UPSTATE WATERSHED

Queens, NY, August 4, 2010 – NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., a co-sponsor of the Senate bill (S8129B) calling for a moratorium on hydrofracking, or drilling for natural gas reserves in the upstate watershed, today issued the following statement on the bill’s passage after being brought to the floor for a vote last night:   

August 4, 2010
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ADDABBO’S AQUEDUCT-GENTING SELECTION STATEMENT

Queens, NY, August 3, 2010 – NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., a member of the Senate's Racing, Gaming & Wagering Committee, today issued the following statement on the winning Aqueduct bidder:  “Today’s selection by the New York Lottery of Genting New York LLC,  means that finally, after almost a decade-long process, the future of Aqueduct Racetrack and the surrounding communities looks bright.”  According to sources at New York Lottery, Genting was chosen for their professionalism and for their understanding of the needs of the community. 

August 3, 2010
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ADDABBO RETURNS HIS PER DIEM PAY

Queens, NY, August 3, 2010 – On the day he’s being called back to Albany for another rare summer legislative session to renew budget negotiations, NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., voiced his own frustration with the dysfunction in Albany. Addabbo is returning the per diem pay provided by NYS taxpayers for his travel and meal expenses for the recent session called for last week by Governor David Paterson that turned out to be anything but extraordinary or special.  The Governor called the legislators back on July 28 and July 29 for a "special session" to pass his budget proposals. Since the Governor’s budget bills were not sent to the Senate for a vote neither session day, no vote was ever taken by the Senate during their time in Albany last week.

August 3, 2010
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Information on Employment Opportunities from Senator Addabbo

I hope this email finds you well. I wanted to keep you up to date on some ways to find jobs. First, I will be sponsoring my 3rd Job Fair on Friday, November 12, 2010 from 10 AM to 3 PM at Aqueduct Racetrack. Aqueduct is located at 110-00 Rockaway Boulevard in South Ozone Park, Queens. Mark your calendars. For more information please call Peter DeLucia in my office at (718) 738-1111.

Are you thinking about a career in public service? Government careers can be both exciting and rewarding. New York State and local governments offer a broad range of career opportunities, from law enforcement to medical, conservation to education, and much more.

July 22, 2010
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November 12, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Glendale Park Cleanup July 2010

Senator Addabbo with 55 High School juniors and seniors from Iowa who cleaned up Glendale Playground. They painted the walls, pulled weeds and swept the grounds all in the 94 degree heat. Thanks!

July 16, 2010
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Senate Passes Bill to Protect the Kids from Sex Offenders

Senator Addabbo: Law Requires Sex Offender, Abuse Screening for Jobs Working with Children

Queens, NY, July 16, 2010 --  NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Howard Beach) announced the passing of legislation in the Senate (S6998A) which will help prevent employers from hiring registered sex offenders and those guilty of child abuse for jobs that require a significant time spent around children.

While hiring policies utilized by public schools already include background checks and ensure this security for children, other organizations do not currently practice similar diligence.

July 16, 2010
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Free Electronics Recycling event sponsored by Senator Addabbo

 Electronics Recycling EventSponsored by Senator Joe Addabbo

September 19, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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ADDABBO: SENATE MOVES TO EMPOWER HOMEOWNERS FACING FORECLOSURE

Law Penalizes Lenders Who Fail to Engage in Good-Faith Foreclosure Settlement Negotiations

Queens, NY, July 12, 2010 – NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., announced today that in an effort to help more New Yorkers remain in their homes, the New York State Senate passed critical legislation that he supported (S7798A), empowering homeowners facing foreclosure to take action when lenders fail to meet their obligation of entering into good-faith settlement negotiations at “settlement conferences.”

July 13, 2010
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SENATOR JOSEPH P. ADDABBO, JR.ANNOUNCES PASSAGE OF LEGISLATION TO PROVIDE VETERANS WITH SMALL BUSINESS START-UP ASSISTANCE

Queens, NY, July 12, 2010 – NY State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Queens) today announced the passage of legislation which would direct the NYS Division of Veterans Affairs to provide information regarding available resources to assist veterans in establishing and sustaining a business.

“I am very pleased that this important legislation was passed by the Senate,” said Senator Addabbo.  “The purpose of this legislation is to require the Division of Veterans Affairs to provide information regarding resources that are available to assist veterans in establishing and sustaining a small business by maintaining a small business portal on the division’s Web site,” explained the Senator. 

July 13, 2010
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Health Fair in Ozone Park

Come join us at this FREE Health Fair at Nativity BVM Church. There will be many different health organization present to test you and provide information on many different topics. Call 718-738-1111 for more information.

September 26, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Solid State Band to perform at Juniper Park sponsored by Senator Addabbo

The Solid State Band with perform a free concert at Juniper Park. The event is sponsored by Senator Addabbo in conjunction with the Juniper Park Civic Association.

August 17, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Glendale Playground Cleanup

Glendale Playground Cleanup sponsored by Senator Joe Addabbo.

There will be approximately 55 high school juniors and seniors from all across the U. S. will be painting, sweeping and  pulling weeds in and around the playground. The playground is very busy and should look appealing to all the local residents.

July 16, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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NYS SENATOR JOSEPH P. ADDABBO, JR.: AQUEDUCT STATEMENT

Queens, NY, July 7, 2010 – “After evaluating the recent decision by the New York Lottery regarding the future of Aqueduct Racetrack, I intend to continue my position of making every effort to work cooperatively with whomever is selected to operate at Aqueduct for the sake of my constituents.

July 7, 2010
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Save Our NYC Water Supply: Stop the Drilling!

Currently unfiltered drinking water serves over 8 million New York City residents giving us the cleanest, safest and most reliable drinking water in the country. However, our drinking water is being put in jeopardy by big business oil and gas companies, who want to drill for natural gas dangerously close to New York City’s upstate watershed using a process known as hydraulic fracturing, also called "hydrofracking."

This drilling process uses toxic chemicals under high pressure in water to break up rock formations deep underground, releasing the natural gas. This could lead to toxic carcinogens entering our water supply.

July 7, 2010
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SENATOR ADDABBO CALLS FOR A MORATORIUM ON HYDROFRACKING IN UPSTATE WATERSHED Wants Halt to Drilling that Affects NYC Drinking Water until EPA Impact Study Is Completed

Queens, NY, July 6, 2010 – To protect the drinking water for almost nine million New Yorkers, NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., is sponsoring a bill that calls for a moratorium on drilling for natural gas or “hydrofracking” in the upstate watershed.  Currently, the bill sits in the Environmental Conservation committees in both the Senate and the Assembly. It may come up for a vote in the Senate before the end of the current legislative session, scheduled to resume the week of July 12. 

July 6, 2010
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SENATOR JOSEPH P. ADDABBO, JR., ELECTIONS COMMITTEE CHAIR, SECURES PASSAGE OF ELECTION REFORM LEGISLATION TO ASSURE A SMOOTH TRANSITION TO NEW VOTING SYSTES

Senator Joseph P. Addabbo Jr., Chair of the Senate Elections Committee, having exercised its oversight powers to hold hearings throughout the state on the transition to paper ballot based optical scan systems, as well November’s pilot program for their use in much of the state, has now secured passage of election law reforms (S8151, S8152, S8153) designed to assure that election day operations proceed smoothly and that the results of our elections are accurate and inspire the confidence of the public.

June 29, 2010
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