“I was able to attend the career fair at the Scholars Academy in the Rockaways and speak to high school students about both my occupation as well as their interests and goals. Visiting the schools in my district and reaching out to our youth is very important to me, and in the spirit of Career Day it’s vital they are exposed to a variety of employments paths. Principal Brian O’Connell and his staff did a great job in arranging the event and I thank them for inviting me,” said State Senator Joseph Addabbo, Jr.
With the 2015 Legislative Session in full swing, State Senator Joseph Addabbo, Jr. has once again focused his efforts to continue his fight for small businesses, city schools, a transparent Albany and much more.
“The current reality leaves many of our state's post-graduate students in a state of limbo -- they may have a job, but are not earning enough to live in the real world. Some are then forced to either move back home, whether that be in or out of New York, or search for work and a life outside of the state. We want to invest in our students, literally, because as they evolve then so does our own local work force and economy.
“I have said that our small businesses keep the local communities going because of their service, convenience, merchandise and job opportunities. We must do what we can to keep these businesses afloat. Governor Cuomo's proposed tax reduction will allow the small businesses to operate at a high efficiency and continue to fuel our daily lives. Furthermore, the proposed Small Business Summit can also give business owners and stakeholders the tools needed to function at that high level.
"I look forward to exploring the details of the vision for our state presented by Governor Cuomo at his State of the State on Wednesday. His ambitious policy plans and budgetary proposals must be evaluated along with doing what is best for my constituents and the state. I agree with the Governor as he stressed the need for fiscal responsibility, creating jobs, assisting small businesses, tax cuts for homeowners and renters, continuing mayoral control of our schools with improvements and overall progress for the education of our children.
“I want to thank Fran Scarantino and STARS Programs for Children for providing my Howard Beach office with blue ribbons for any resident who wants to show their support for our local police officers and the NYPD throughout the city,” said State Senator Joseph Addabbo, Jr.
“Each year, when the future of our city’s finest graduate the Police Academy and become rookie officers, they are bestowed a badge. This badge shows they are our community’s protectors and allies, and we the public become their priority,” said State Senator Joseph Addabbo, Jr.“Jobs like that are one of a kind, and I sincerely commend these young officers for joining the NYPD and wish them nothing but the best on what is hopefully a safe and productive journey.
Far Rockaway, NY (October 9, 2014) – The administration at St. John’s Episcopal Hospital in the Rockaways is working to revive the facility and create a top-notch healthcare base. Thanks to various upgrades, including a Wound Care Unit and state-of-the-art equipment, and a Community Health Improvement Plan, it is already on its way.
Woodhaven, NY (October 2, 2014) – In their biggest and busiest Recycling Event to date, State Senator Joseph Addabbo, Jr. and Assemblymember Michael Miller announced that 45,500 pounds of waste was dropped off by many environmentally minded residents.
Rockaway Park, NY (September 22, 2014) –About 200 middle school students sat in the auditorium at the Waterside School for Leadership M.S. 318 as State Senator Joseph Addabbo, Jr. discussed his own role as a leader, both in the community and in Albany.
As with any community project rumor or proposal, once it hits the streets of the community, it opens a can of worms regarding possible issues. And so, a proposal to consider city-owned property at Aqueduct Racetrack for a soccer stadium brings a hosts of issues that must be addressed before the plan is to move forward.
On this September 11, the thirteenth anniversary of the tragic events witnessed by our city and nation, we take a moment to pay homage to all those we lost that day. We express our appreciation for all the individuals who took part in our country's largest rescue and recovery, especially our FDNY, NYPD, EMS and other uniformed personnel, and we are reminded of the need to support our military who remain vigilant in the fight against the evil and hatred of terrorists. May God continue to bless our great city, state and country.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.