Queens, NY, February 20, 2013 – NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., who is the ranking Democratic member on the Senate Veterans, Homeland Security & Military Affairs Committee, paid tribute to the brave sacrifice given by American men and women in uniform by supporting school children in the district who work on a Valentine’s Day-themed project each year that applauds our heroic veterans.
Queens, NY, February 20, 2013 -- New York State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Queens) recently voted in the Senate Education Committee to approve legislation (S.738) that would enable parents who are physically disabled, and whose kids live close enough to walk to school, to obtain bus service for their children if they are unable to drive them, accompany them, or otherwise ensure that students arrive safely at their classrooms.
Queens, NY, January 29, 2013 -- NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Queens), today released the following statement regarding action taken on January 28 by the United States Senate to give final approval to an emergency Hurricane Sandy relief package totaling almost $51 billion:
Queens, NY, January 14, 2013 -- NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Howard Beach), today announced that FEMA representatives will continue to be located next to his district office in Howard Beach. Their office is located at 159-55 102nd Street, Howard Beach, for the foreseeable future. Their hours are Monday-Friday, 9 AM - 5 PM, and Sunday, 9 AM – 3 PM.
Queens, NY, January 11, 2013 – Pictured is NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Howard Beach), as he is sworn in for a third two-year term in the State Senate chambers by Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman on Thursday morning, January 10, 2013.
Queens, NY, January 9, 2013 -- NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Queens), released the following statement today in response to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s 2013 State of the State Message to the Legislature:
Thank you for your wonderful contribution to the Thanksgiving Day Creative Celebration. We received outstanding poems, essays, and artwork that exemplify the creativity of New York State’s young people.
The submissions received are remarkable in what they represent – showing gratitude and respect for family, friends, our troops fighting overseas, and many other important subjects and activities. I am humbled and honored to see such inspiring contributions in response to what is a deceptively difficult question: “What are you thankful for?”
A year ago this week, the Queens community came together to welcome Resorts World Casino New York City (RWC) to the borough. One year later, we have 1,750 new jobs, $410 million in additional tax revenue, and an anchor business in Queens that is partnering with local business both in joint marketing plans and vendor agreements, helping them to thrive and grow. Resorts World has been a tremendous partner to the Queens community and the impact it’s having on our local economy will only grow in the years to come.
From August through October, the senator sponsored a series of lectures at senior centers in his district covering the changes to New York’s Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage (EPIC) prescription-drug program, now that the 2012-13 state budget restored $30.6 million, that will affect EPIC members starting January 1, 2013.