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ADDABBO APPOINTED TO NEW BI-PARTISAN SENATE SELECT COMMITTEE ON LIBRARIES

Queens, NY, (Date), 2012:  State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Queens)has been appointed to serve on a new, bipartisan Senate Select Committee onLibraries to explore how New York can better support and provide assistanceto the more than 7,000 libraries that are located throughout every regionof the Empire State.    “Here in the Borough of Queens, where we are served by a trulytop-notch local library system, the importance of libraries is clear andcannot be overstated,” said Senator Addabbo.  “They are places to check outbooks, do homework, surf the Internet, search for jobs, take advantage ofinnovative programming serving many different interests and groups ofpeople, and much, much more.

February 23, 2012
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LEGISLATION CO-SPONSORED BY ADDABBO TO BOOST GRAFFITI REMOVAL EFFORTS IS APPROVED BY NEW YORK STATE SENATE

Queens, NY, February 21, 2012 -- Under a bill (S.585) co-sponsored by NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Queens), convicted graffiti vandals would get a taste of their own medicine and be required to clean up graffiti and repair damaged property as part of their sentences, according to the Queens lawmaker. 

February 21, 2012
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ADDABBO SIGNS ON TO LEGISLATION HALTING ISSUANCE OF HYDROFRACKING PERMITS

Queens, NY, February 7, 2012 -- In an effort to ensure that the State Legislature and other interested parties receive all of the information they need to determine the ultimate pros and cons of hydraulic fracturing, NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Queens) has given his support to legislation (S.6261) that would suspend the issuance of new permits for this form of natural gas drilling in New York State until June 2013.  

February 7, 2012
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ADDABBO INTRODUCES LEGISLATION TO GIVE RESIDENTS NOTICE OF UPCOMING CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS IN THEIR NEIGHBORHOODS

Queens, NY, January 31, 2012 -- In order to save New York City residents from unnecessary confusion and disruption in their daily lives when they are confronted with lengthy and unexpected neighborhood public works projects, NYS Senator Joseph Addabbo, Jr. (D-Queens) is pushing his legislation (S.5023A) that would require the City to notify people when their area is going to be seriously affected by construction work, breaks in utility service, or other significant infrastructure repairs and interrupti

January 31, 2012
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January 23, 2012
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ADDABBO’S STATEMENT ON MAYOR BLOOMBERG’S STATE OF THE CITY COMMENTS REGARDING AREA HIGH SCHOOL CLOSURES

Queens, NY, January 16, 2012NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Queens), released the following statement today, reacting to Mayor Bloomberg’s State of the City comments regarding high school closures in his district:    

January 17, 2012
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ADDABBO: I’M BACK IN ALBANY TO WORK ON MY 2012 PRIORITIES

Queens, NY, January 9, 2012NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Queens), reports to his constituents that while the legislative session that ended last June was very successful, there is still much work left to be done in Albany and that is why the senator believes that he and the rest of the state legislators will return there to finish urgent business in 2012.  Addabbo believes the state legislature needs to deal with some important priorities this year.

January 9, 2012
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ADDABBO: HAPPY 130TH BIRTHDAY, OZONE PARK !

Queens, NY, January 3, 2012NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Queens), a life-long resident of Ozone Park, a community which he represents within his 15th Senate district, today noted that the start of 2012 is appropriate to mark the 130th anniversary of its founding.  Addabbo plans to highlight Ozone Park’s anniversary throughout the year as he speaks before various civic groups, visits area schools, libraries, senior centers or attends observances held around the neighborhood. The Addabbo’s father, the late Joseph P.

January 4, 2012
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ADDABBO’S THIRD RECYCLING DAY PICKS UP OVER 11 1/2 TONS!

7,174 More Pounds Collected vs. Senator’s Second Recycling Day in September 

 

May 9, 2011
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Election Committee Hearing from 9/29/10

Election Committee hearing about the issues with the new voting machines after the primary.

October 6, 2010
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Free Electronics Recycling event sponsored by Senator Addabbo

 Electronics Recycling EventSponsored by Senator Joe Addabbo

September 19, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Save Our NYC Water Supply: Stop the Drilling!

Currently unfiltered drinking water serves over 8 million New York City residents giving us the cleanest, safest and most reliable drinking water in the country. However, our drinking water is being put in jeopardy by big business oil and gas companies, who want to drill for natural gas dangerously close to New York City’s upstate watershed using a process known as hydraulic fracturing, also called "hydrofracking."

This drilling process uses toxic chemicals under high pressure in water to break up rock formations deep underground, releasing the natural gas. This could lead to toxic carcinogens entering our water supply.

July 7, 2010
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New Voting Machines

  

When you go to the polls in September, the old Shoup 3.2 mechanical voting machine - used in city polling places for about half a century - will be gone, replaced by Elections Systems & Software‟s (ES&S) DS200 Scanner and the AutoMark Ballot Marking Device.

ES&S will provide 5,000 to 7,000 voting machines to the city under a $50 million contract. According to the City Board of Elections, the board selected ES&S after completing a thorough evaluation and public hearing process.

February 9, 2010
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Op Ed - Election machines

 


New York State Sen. Joseph P. Addabbo Jr. is Chairman of the Senate Elections Committee

 

In a recent vote, the New York City Board of Elections chose the Elections System and Software DS200 optical scan voting machines to replace our aged lever machines. The new machines will be used in this fall’s primary and general elections and will bring greater efficiency and accuracy to the electoral process, while ensuring that every vote cast is counted accurately.

February 3, 2010
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Senate Elections Committee Holds Hearing Introducing Proposals to Update and Reform the State's Poll Site Accessibility and Absentee Ballot Laws

Monday, the Elections Committee held the first of two hearings this month dedicated to soliciting public comment on a number of proposals to update and reform the state’s poll site accessibility and absentee ballot laws, and poll site operations. The May hearings in Albany (May 11) and Syracuse (May 14) are the second set in a series of five that will continue in June, September and November. Future topics include: campaign finance reform; Board of Elections oversight; additional election reform laws; and oversight of the November elections.  

May 11, 2009
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