On Monday, New Yorkers all over the State celebrated and honored our veterans. 140 years ago, on this Memorial Day, we began honoring the brave men and women who put life and limb on the line for their brothers and sisters across the country and the state. It’s the most valiant of sacrifices.
Queens, NY, May 22, 2012 – NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. teamed up with Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNSNY) experts this morning and held “Preventing Falls Among Seniors – Tips & Techniques for Keeping Elder New Yorkers Strong on Their Feet,” a free, 60-minute VNSNY Community health turnkey presentation. Lunch, gift bags and transportation for many of the 125 members who attended from several Queens senior centers were provided by VNSNY.
Queens, NY, May 21, 2012 -- New York State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Queens), a member of the Senate Labor and Civil Service Committees, is pushing legislation (S.3093) that could save New York State taxpayers more than $300 million a year by reducing the number of expensive outside consultants hired by state agencies and having necessary work done “in house” by state public employees.
Lorraine Sciulli, the first vice president of the Juniper Park Civic Association (JPCA) and a member of Queens Community Board #5 for two decades, has been an active participant in the life of her community for more than 30 years, and she is nothing less than a dynamo!
A resident of Middle Village, Queens since 1939, Ms. Sciulli grew up adjacent to Juniper Valley Park where she enjoyed playing league sports. She attended Resurrection Ascension Grammar School and Grover Cleveland High School. Upon graduating, Ms. Sciulli went to work in an investment counsel firm for approximately 15 years, was an associate and registered representative in the National Association of Security Dealers (NASD), and at one point held a real estate license.
Queens, NY, April 30, 2012 -- I truly believe that every individual associated with Grover Cleveland High School earned the right to have it remain open and be removed from the list of schools going through the “turnaround” process. All along I have stated that the Restart program that has been working there should be allowed to progress as promised, and that the school and its students should be the recipients of future educational resources.
Queens, NY, April 30, 2012 -- NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. released the following quote following the April 21 ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Danny’s Szechuan Garden, 156-40B Crossbay Boulevard, some 8 blocks north of the restaurant's former longtime location at 164-14 Crossbay Boulevard.
-- In September of 2011, John Adams High School was one of a number of schools throughout the City of New York that was tapped to undergo a “transformation” – to take steps over three years to improve its operations, raise test scores, increase graduation rates, and ultimately provide our local children with the best possible education.
Queens, NY, April 18, 2012 – With the return of our military men and women from overseas deployments, and while there is still high unemployment in Queens and New York City, NYS Senator Joseph Addabbo and Assemblyman Mike Miller have set a Veterans (& Spouses) Job Readiness Workshop for Friday, April 27