Queens, NY (June 1, 2015): NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. applauded the recent Senate approval of legislation (S.4542) he co-sponsors, introduced by Sen. Jeff Klein, that would require a far more transparent and inclusive process – with greater public notification – when homeless shelters or other social services facilities are being located in communities throughout New York City.
Queens, NY (June1, 2015): NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. recently joined with his Senate colleagues in passing legislation (S.165) that would make it absolutely clear that funds raised through the New York State Lottery can only be used to support education and not be diverted to other purposes.
Queens, NY (June 1, 2015): NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. recently joined with his Senate colleagues in approving legislation (S.3243) that would crack down on criminals on public transportation who grope and grind against other passengers in a sexual manner. The bill would raise penalties for this type of abominable behavior from a misdemeanor to a much more serious felony charge.
Queens, NY (May 26, 2015): NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. is inviting qualified job seekers who are interested in working with individuals with disabilities to come out to a mass hiring event for Birch Family Services that is scheduled for June 4th in Ridgewood from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The hiring event for the multi-faceted human services organization, which is being co-sponsored by NYS Assemblymembers Catherine Nolan and Mike Miller, is being held at the Greater Ridgewood Youth Council Building at 59-03 Summerfield Street.
Queens, NY (May 19, 2015): As part of his free community events calendar for 2015, NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. will continue meeting with his constituents at public libraries throughout the district in the coming weeks, with the next group of these special mobile office hours beginning on May 28th.
“I look forward to meeting with my constituents from throughout the district at these mobile office hour events, which I always try to hold in the evenings to make it easier for working people to participate,” said Addabbo. “I encourage local residents to come out and take advantage of these neighborhood meetings at our local libraries. Bring your questions and concerns, and we’ll work together to address them!”
Queens, NY (May 15, 2015): NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., the ranking member of the Senate Committee on Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs, is urging his constituents to join with him this Saturday, May 16th, in recognizing the 65th Anniversary of National Armed Forces Day in the United States.
Queens, NY (May 14, 2015): NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., a member of the Senate Environmental Conservation Committee and long-time opponent of hydraulic fracturing in New York State, released the following statement after yesterday’s release by the State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) of the Final Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement on hydrofracking:
“After seven years, more than 260,000 public comments, an extensive scientific examination of the impacts of hydrofracking on our environment and the public health, and a full consideration of the potential benefits and shortcomings of this method of high-volume gas drilling, it appears that fracking is on its way to being completely banned in New York State.
Queens, NY (May 11, 2015): In an effort to help local residents 50 years or older find employment or explore new career options, NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. is holding his second annual Senior/50+ Job Fair on Friday, May 15th, in Kew Gardens.
For Immediate Release -- May 4, 2015Queens, NY: "My thoughts and prayers are with POBrian Moore who passed away earlier today and with his family. PO Moore joinsthe unacceptable number of Police Officers who were murdered merely because ofthe uniform they wore. I intend to continue my promotion of legislation thatcalls for the elimination of parole for those who kill police officers on duty."
Queens, NY (May 4, 2015): In order to help veterans’ organizations avoid hefty, unaffordable monetary fines for minor building and other code violations, NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. has been advancing legislation (S.2495) to provide these groups with 120 days to fix problems before fines are assessed. The bill was recently approved by the full State Senate after previously clearing the Senate Consumer Protection Committee.
Dear Students,Thank you for your wonderful contribution to the New York State Senate’s Earth Day Poster Contest. This year we received many outstanding posters that exemplify the creativity of the young people in the 15th Senatorial District. Each entry from my District displayed tremendous originality and vision as well as obvious concern for the ecological future of our communities and our state. I am proud of your work and that of your classmates, and encourage you to continue to study and learn more about the serious challenges that face our environment.I am pleased to announce that the winner of the 2015 Earth Day Poster Contest from my District is: Caoimhe Gormley5th GradeSt Rose of Lima Catholic Academy
"While there are many positive items in our state budget, it can also be spoken of in terms of lost opportunities. Additional funding for our schools, veterans, libraries and seniors are in a state budget that also falls short of real ethics reform, less reliance on state tests, and shortchanges individuals with disabilities. I am hopeful that items that were intentionally omitted from the budget, such as paid family leave and campaign reform, will be addressed during the remainder of the legislative session."
“FEMA's announcement it will be conducting a review for Sandy victims' insurance claims is a major development, but just the first step in ensuring my constituents and everyone affected get the recovery funding they are entitled to. I hope to work with federal officials to see this process is executed in a timely, efficient and -- above all -- fair manner. It is atrocious to even think people who lost everything in Sandy have been shortchanged or taken advantage of.
“This year's St. Patrick's Day Parade in the Rockaways once again was enjoyed by thousands. The always-incredible turnout continues to prove our people's devotion to community, and of course is a fantastic testament to the area's rich Irish history. I love being able to be a part of that.
Queens, NY (March 6, 2015) – State Senator Joseph Addabbo, Jr. recently joined his Senate colleagues to approve a series of bills designed to better protect children, victims of sexual assault and other New Yorkers from potentially dangerous convicted sex offenders.
Queens, NY (March 5, 2015) –State Senator Joseph Addabbo, Jr. recently joined his Senate colleagues in approving a bill (S.2207) he co-sponsors to create a new felony offense for criminals who desecrate cemetery plots and other burial places where veterans have been laid to rest after serving their country.
Queens, NY (March 5, 2015) – At a recent meeting of the Senate Education Committee, State Senator Joseph Addabbo, Jr., a longtime committee member,had the opportunity to directly question Acting State Education Department (SED) Commissioner Beth Berlin, as well as other SED representatives, about a variety of important issues related to New York’s teach
Queens, NY (March 4, 2015) – Calling it “a great way to honor our Irish-American residents and a long-standing Rockaway tradition,” State Senator Joseph Addabbo, Jr. applauded the recent State Senate passage of a Resolution he sponsored and wrote to commemorate the 40th Annual Queens County St. Patrick’s Day Parade, slated for March 7th in Rockaway Beach.
Queens, NY (March 3, 2015) – State Senator Joseph Addabbo, Jr. raised a number of issues related to emergency preparedness with representatives of the State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (DHSES) at a recent legislative hearing to examine the broad Public Protection aspects of the proposed 2015-2016 New York State Executive Budget.
Pedro Martinez, former New York Mets pitcher and 2015 inductee to the Baseball Hall of Fame, was honored in Albany as part of Dominican National Heritage month. A loyal Mets fan, State Senator Joseph Addabbo, Jr. took time to congratulate Martinez and thank him for his work with the Dominican community.