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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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ADDABBO: PEARLE VISION COMING TO MASPETH SELF-HELP SENIOR CENTER ON JUNE 25, GIVING FREE EYE EXAMS TO MASPETH’S OLDER ADULTS

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.

June 23, 2010
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ADDABBO, TITUS, LOCUST GROVE CIVIC & COMMUNITY BOARD 10 PROTEST PROPOSED SHUTDOWN OF SENIOR CENTERS

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.

June 15, 2010
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ADDABBO ANNOUNCES FRANCHISE OVERSIGHT BOARD FOR NYC OTB

State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo,  Jr. (D-Queens) today announced committee passage of legislation which would create a New York State Franchise Oversight Board (FOB).

June 15, 2010
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Addabbo and CUNY Volunteers at Citizenship event

Senator Addabbo poses with CUNY's Citizenship and Immigration Project volunteers at PS 88 in Ridgewood. The senator sponsored a free application assistance day on Saturday, June 12th.

June 14, 2010
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ADDABBO SETS METROCARD VAN FOR HOWARD BEACH & MIDDLE VILLAGE

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.

June 30, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Senator Addabbo Secures Tenants’ Right to Access Local Courts for Housing Complaints Against Landlords

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.

June 7, 2010
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Linda Morton, Lauren Marie Curet, Joelle Robinson, Senator Addabbo and the Principal of St. John's Lutheran School in Glendale.

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.

June 4, 2010
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Anti-Bullying lecture at IS 93 in Ridgewood

Bullying has become an issue in our schools so Senator Addabbo is sponsoring a lecture for the parents to address what can be done.

Guest Speaker will be Mark Weiss. He is the Education Director of Operation Respect at the Department of Education. He is also a retired principal.

June 9, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Committee Meeting: Elections Meeting

Senator Joseph Addabbo, Chair 11:30 AM, Tuesday, June 8, 2010 Room 816 LOB

June 8, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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Senator Addabbo's Job Fair at Aqueduct Racetrack

On April 9, 2010 Senator Addabbo held his second job fair. Over 2800 people attended seeking employment. There were 115 companies that participated. It was truly a great success!

June 2, 2010
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Addabbo: Election Reforms Ensure Absentee and Affidavit Votes Are Counted and Improve Election Administration

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.

June 2, 2010
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NY DAILY NEWS- Tuesday, May 11, 2010 – Op-Ed - Fat Cats Badly Need Harness To Safeguard Our Elections

Fat Cats Badly Need Harness To Safeguard Our Electionsthat appeared in the NY DAILY NEWS- Tuesday, May 11, 2010 as an Op-Ed.

http://davidmquintana.blogspot.com/2010/05/ny-daily-news-queens-section-op-ed-fat.html

 

June 1, 2010
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Parents for Megan's Law Lecture at PS 254 in Richmond Hill

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/

June 17, 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
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Committee Meeting: Elections Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Elections Senator Joseph Addabbo, Chair 11:30 AM, Tuesday, May 25, 2010 Room 816 LOB

May 25, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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Addabbo: Election Reforms Ensure Absentee and Affidavit Votes Are Counted and Improve Election Administration

Addabbo:  Election Reforms Ensure Absentee and Affidavit Votes Are Counted and Improve Election Administration 

May 19, 2010
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