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RESOURCES FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS AND UNITED WE STAND OF NEW YORK PROVIDE IMPORTANT AND ADMIRABLE SUPPORT FOR YOUTH WITH DISABILITIES AND THEIR FAMILIES

Queens, NY (September 4, 2014) – Tom Huang, 9, is a Cub Scout and loves to sing “loud and proud” in his church choir class. He also has autism, and thanks to the help of Resources for Children with Special Needs (RCSN) and United We Stand of New York (UWSofNY), he has been given the tools needed to grow as a student and a person.

September 4, 2014
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LAUNCH OF ONLINE STATE RECRUITMENT RESOURCES CENTER FOR PERSONS AND VETERANS WITH DISABILITIES A POSITIVE STEP FORWARD TO HELP

Queens, NY (August 28, 2014) – Disabled persons and veterans now have an ally online when looking for State jobs. Governor Andrew M. Cuomo this week announced the launch of the online State Recruitment Resources Center for job seekers who are certified eligible to participate in the Governor’s Program to Hire Persons and Veterans With Disabilities.

August 28, 2014
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ADDABBO AND BIRCH FAMILY SERVICES HIRING EVENT TAKES OFF IN WOODHAVEN

Woodhaven, NY (August 27, 2014) – I have partnered with Birch Family Services for a summer full of successful hiring events, and I am thrilled to bring these opportunities to my district. We started the season in Rockaway Park, went to Howard Beach, Ozone Park and Woodhaven last week.

August 27, 2014
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STATEMENT ON RALLY TO KEEP ROCKAWAY FERRY SERVICE

Yesterday’s Rockaway Ferry rally at City Hall showed many things to Mayor Bill de Blasio and his administration, most notably that in tough times we will always come together as a community and also we will not back down. I have said it before and will continue to say it – in a budget of $75 billion, the city could and should allocate funds needed to make the ferry service permanent seven days a week. Traditionally, the isolated Rockaway Peninsula is ignored and oftentimes ostracized from the rest of the city, but we will continue to take a stand.

August 22, 2014
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ARNIE MIG MEMORIAL CONCERT PLAYS BIG BAND ERA TUNES FOR NEARLY 300 GUESTS

Howard Beach, NY (August 22, 2014) – Frank Pedulla and the Music Staff Swing Orchestra once again flawlessly performed the tunes of the beloved Arnold ‘Arnie Mig’ Migliaccio in our greatest Memorial Concert yet. My deepest thanks to the hundreds of people who filed into St. Helen’s Church to listen to the music of yesteryear and reflect on old times. I thank St. Helen’s for once again hosting us, Brady and Marshak, Esqs.

August 22, 2014
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SENATOR ADDABBO HOSTS ANNUAL VETERANS BBQ, WELCOMES 100 GUESTS TO EVENT

Howard Beach, NY (August 19, 2014) – “Last weekend I had the honor to host my annual barbecue for our veterans. Men and women from some of history’s biggest military conflicts – World War II, Korea, Vietnam – came to enjoy each other and the afternoon.

August 19, 2014
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Addabbo, Goldfeder Keep Toxic Materials Out of Jamaica Bay

Legislation Drafted by Senator Addabbo and Assemblyman Goldfeder to Protect Jamaica Bay from Toxic Dumping Becomes Law

August 18, 2014
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ADDABBO AND QUEENS COUNTY COUNCIL VFW HONOR LOCAL WWII VETERAN

Rockaway Park (July 30, 2014) – Seventy-four years ago, Leonard Miller, a WWII veteran, constructed his very own flagpole to stand proudly outside his Rockaway Park home. However, when Superstorm Sandy came through, it destroyed the creation beyond repair.

July 30, 2014
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ADDABBO SWEARS IN NEW OFFICERS OF THE FOREST HILLS VOLUNTEER AMBULANCE CORPS

Forest Hills, NY (July 25, 2014) – State Senator Joseph Addabbo, Jr.

July 25, 2014
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STATEMENT ON THE PASSING OF PAT TORO

Last week we lost one of the strongest and most ardent advocates for veterans I have ever met, Pat Toro.  His devotion and commitment to our country and to the needs of our veterans will always be admired.

July 8, 2014
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ADDABBO LEGISLATION TO ADDRESS FIRE HAZARDS ASSOCIATED WITH COCK LOFTS IN RESIDENCES PASSES SENATE

Queens, NY (June 30, 2014): In an effort to create a safer home environment and to help homeowners who have hazardous cock lofts in their residences that may present significant fire hazards, State Senator Joseph Addabbo, Jr. recently sponsored and passed legislation (S.5944) at the end of the State Senate session to provide incentives for the removal of these dangerous structures. 

June 30, 2014
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STATEMENT ON LACK OF ROCKAWAY FERRY FUNDING

I'm disappointed to learn of the de Blasio administration's decision to stop the funding flow to the Rockaway Ferry, docking it officially in October. However, I do not feel this fight is over.

June 26, 2014
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STATEMENT ON MEDICAL MARIJUANA

I believe individuals suffering from serious illnesses should have access to the medically necessary treatments that would help them cope with their situation. The approval of medical marijuana will help New Yorkers, who currently experience debilitating illnesses and endure great pain and suffering, will have the opportunity to seek relief as prescribed by authorized medical professionals. I supported this bill and its safeguards that will ensure that the medical marijuana program cannot be abused.

June 23, 2014
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BILL CO-SPONSORED BY ADDABBO TO ENCOURAGE SAFE DISPOSAL OF EXCESS HOUSEHOLD MEDICATIONS PASSES BOTH SENATE AND ASSEMBLY, AWAITS GOVERNOR'S APPROVAL

Queens, NY (June 23, 2014): In order to help ensure the safe disposal of leftover prescription and over-the-counter medications, State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. has been pushing the Senate-approved legislation (S.6691) which would help encourage communities to work with appropriate government agencies to hold local Household Pharmaceutical Collection events.

June 23, 2014
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HUNDREDS FLOCK TO ADDABBO’S 50+ JOB FAIR

Kew Gardens, NY (June 3, 2014) – Over 700 seniors filed through the doors of the Queens Community House to partake in State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr.’s 50+ Job Fair. The line went out the door and down the block as hopefuls came to speak to representatives from more than 20 companies looking to hire.

June 3, 2014
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STATEMENT ON LAW ON TAX RELIEF FOR PROPERTY OWNERS WHO REBUILT AFTER HURRICANE SANDY

I want to express my appreciation to Governor Cuomo for taking another positive step in assisting those who suffered damage from Superstorm Sandy by signing the property tax relief law today.

May 29, 2014
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ADDABBO NAMES SERPHIN MALTESE TO NYS SENATE VETERANS HALL OF FAME

Queens, NY (May 27, 2014) – Before he was a 10-term State Senator and before he worked as an attorney, Serphin Maltese was a member of the United States Army, serving in the Korean War. State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. took the opportunity to honor Maltese and selected him to be enrolled in the New York State Senate Veterans Hall of Fame.

May 27, 2014
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ADDABBO MEETS WITH CONSTITUENT ASPCA REPRESENTATIVE, CONTINUES WORK TO FIGHT ANIMAL CRUELTY

Queens, NY (May 22, 2014) – Michelle Villagomez, a Forest Hills resident and ASPCA representative, met with her State Senator, Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., in Albany to advocate for legislation in an effort to stop animal cruelty. In addition to supporting Villagomez and the ASPCA, Senator Addabbo is an avid supporter and co-sponsor of several bills related to ending abuse against animals.

May 22, 2014
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ADDABBO RECOGNIZES MARISSA BERNOWITZ AS A WOMAN OF DISTINCTION IN STATE SENATE CEREMONY

Queens, NY (May 14, 2014) – At a State Capitol ceremony in Albany, State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. had the privilege of honoring Marissa Bernowitz, a well-known Rockaway disaster relief activist who was displaced from her home in Hurricane Sandy, but who immediately turned her energies to helping others in her community who also suffered tremendous losses in the horrific October 2012 superstorm.

May 14, 2014
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ADDABBO AND DOT OFFICIALS UNVEIL NEW TRAFFIC SAFETY SIGN AT LINDENWOOD SCHOOL

Lindenwood, NY (May 12, 2014) – After a long fight for traffic safety at P.S. 232 Walter Ward School, the Department of Transportation, students, the school’s administration and State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. excitedly welcomed two new street signs to combat reckless driving.

May 12, 2014
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