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.
Queens, NY, June 23, 2010 -- NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., will bring his once-a-month series of free eye exams by Pearle Vision's Ozone Park staff to the Maspeth Self-Help Senior Center, 69-61 Grand Avenue, Maspeth, 718-429-3636, on Friday, June 25, from 10 AM – 11 AM.
Queens, NY, June 11, 2010 – On Friday morning, June 11, NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., was joined by 35 Wakefield Senior Center members, NYS Assembly Member Michele Titus, Locust Grove Civic Association President Donna Gilmartin and Community Board 10 Chair Betty Braton, at a South Ozone Park community rally to protest threatened senior center closings during a tough economic climate and proposed state and city budget cuts. The protest took place in front of the Knights of Columbus Hall, 135-45 Lefferts Boulevard, South Ozone Park.
WHEN: Wednesday, June 30 WHERE/TIME: Howard Beach Senior Center, 156-45 84th Street (10 AM – 12 Noon) & at St. Margaret's Golden Age Club (van parked in front of gym, just past church), 66-16 80th Street, Middle Village (1 - 3 PM) For the disabled and senior members of our community, it can be difficult to get around town. In an effort to provide more accessible service, New York City Transit has a mobile outreach program designed especially to serve their needs in their own communities. NYS Senator Joseph P.
Queens, NY, June 4, 2010 -- Renters who are cheated out of their security deposits will have an easier time taking the landlord to small claims court, says Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Howard Beach).
Because of legislation (S4781A) passed by the Senate Democratic Majority, tenants can go to court where their apartment is located, rather than where the landlord’s business is registered. A judge, in a recent ruling (Solomon v. Correll), had urged the state legislature to address this problem. The bill is awaiting final action in the NYS Assembly.
Both Lauren Marie and Joelle won an essay writing contest as judged by AARP Chapter 4123. Senator Addabbo was there to happily present these fine students with a citation congratulating them on their accomplishment.
Queens, NY, June 1, 2010 -- In recent months, the New York State Senate passed a package of election reforms to improve the absentee and affidavit voting process and election administration; some have passed in the Senate or have since been signed into law by Governor Paterson.
A speaker from Parents for Megan's Law will be present to discuss the prevention programs, advocacy services and counseling they offer. The event is being sponsored by Senator Addabbo and is free to attend. http://www.parentsformeganslaw.org/