Will Hold Elections Committee Hearing to Identify Solutions
September 20, 2010, Queens, NY – NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., (D-Howard Beach) Chair of the NY State Senate Elections Committee, is working with the New York City Board of Elections to address issues with new voting machines that came to light in Tuesday’s primary election. Problems setting up the machines and late delivery of equipment keys caused some polling places to open late, and delays in signing in voters at others.
Election Committee Hearing to Identify Solutions Queens, NY – Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., (D-Howard Beach) Chair of the NY State Senate Election Committee is working with the New York City Board of Elections to address issues with new voting machines that came to light in Tuesday’s primary election. Problems setting up the machines and late delivery of equipment keys caused some polling places to open late, and delays in signing in voters at others.
Queens, NY, September 15, 2010 – "As chair of the State Senate’s Elections Committee, I intend to discuss with the Board of Elections the issues and concerns expressed to me by voters and poll workers regarding the new voting machines used on Primary Day. I believe we all anticipated some issues, since these new machines were being used for the first time ever by millions of registered voters throughout New York State. Now we must find practical solutions so that our voters have an efficient and reliable General Election in November."
Queens, NY, September 14, 2010 – At the start of another school year, NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Howard Beach), who serves on the Senate’s Education Committee, announced that Governor David A. Paterson has signed into law legislation (S1987B/Duane) that would keep children from facing harassment and abuse at school. Last spring, when the school year was winding down, Senator Addabbo had sponsored some anti-bullying lectures at local middle schools in his district, which immediately followed parent-teacher meetings. The 45-minute talks featured Mark Weiss, Operation Respect’s Education Director, and included lively Q&As with over 100 parents and children.
Wednesdays in Queens Libraries at Woodhaven, Maspeth, Richmond Hill, Ridgewood and on Saturdays in Senator’s Middle Village & Howard Beach District Offices.
Queens, NY, September 14, 2010 – To meet more of his district’s constituents and to hear about the issues that concern them, NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., will hold office hours on Wednesdays at several Queens Libraries around the district in September and October, as well as opening both his Middle Village and Howard Beach district offices for special Saturday hours in October.
Meet Senator Addabbo between 11 AM – 1 PM at the following locations on: Wednesday, September 22, Queens Library at Woodhaven, 85-41 Forest Parkway, 718-849-1010
Queens, NY, September 13, 2010 – "Now that the NYS Attorney General and State Comptroller have signed off on the Aqueduct proposal, I am optimistic that the final necessary procedures can be expediently completed, so that we move toward the realization of local jobs and economic benefit from the site. I look forward to working with Genting New York, NYRA and all entities involved for the well-being and interests of our communities."
Queens, NY, September 13, 2010 – With the end of summer fast approaching, NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Howard Beach) wants to welcome all local veterans and their families to his 2nd Annual Veterans’ Barbeque.
Save the date: Saturday, September 25 – Veterans’ BBQ
Queens, NY, September 3, 2010 – NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., Chair of the Senate’s Elections Committee, reports that the Governor David Paterson has signed a bill, that was prime sponsored by Addabbo, which provides that “polling places, whenever practicable, shall be designated directly on a public transportation route”. The new law was signed August 30 and is effective immediately.