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STOP THE ILLEGAL TAKING OF FLUSHING MEADOWS CORONA PARK - STOP 'WILLETS WEST'!

 

The Willets West project, which would consist of a mega-mall with over 200 retail stores, is set to be built directly adjacent to CitiField - on Flushing Meadows-Corona Park land. This proposal would entail the mass give away of public park land while simultaneously providing huge subsidies for private commercial development.

August 1, 2014
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Avella calls for street reconstruction in College Point

Ulmer Street in College Point has a new “Speed Bump” sign, but State Senator Tony Avella is calling the city’s bluff.“It’s not a speed bump,” he said last week, “it’s that the road is collapsing!”

August 21, 2014
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WEA Will Protect Reproductive Health

August 16, 2014, By Cecilia TkaczykMany years ago, Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan said, "Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not h

August 16, 2014
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GOVERNOR CUOMO SIGNS AVELLA AND ROSENTHAL “BIG CATS” LEGISLATION

The bill will aim to protect animals, caretakers, bystanders, and those interacting with the animals by preventing direct contact between wild animals and members of the public

August 12, 2014
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SENATOR AVELLA ANNOUNCES $250K FUNDING ALLOCATION FOR P.S.133/BELLEROSE PLAYGROUND

(BAYSIDE, Queens) On Tuesday, Senator Avella was joined by P.S. 133 Principal and Bellerose residents at a press conference to announce a $250,000 funding allocation to the Bellerose Playground, located directly behind the school.

 

August 6, 2014
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WILLETS POINT LAWSUIT ARGUED IN NEW YORK STATE SUPREME COURT

Senator Avella and Advocacy Groups who are challenging the “Willets West” mega-mall proposal completed their oral arguments before Justice Mendoza yesterday

 

July 31, 2014
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RELEASE: SENATOR AVELLA STANDS WITH LOCAL HOMEOWNER IN FIGHT TO KEEP SEAWALL PROTECTING VULNERABLE HOMES

The seawall, which has been ordered to come down by the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), left several properties unscathed during Hurricane Sandy 

July 25, 2014
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SENATOR AVELLA URGES CITY TO REPAIR RUNDOWN PEDESTRIAN TUNNEL

The tunnel, located underneath the Cross Island Parkway, has been in dire need of scraping, repainting, and cleaning

July 19, 2014
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July 18, 2014
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Avella gets school grant

A new $705,000 in state funding for specialized after-school programs was announced Monday by state Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside).

The yearlong program will be administered by Project BOOST, which targets students who have shown academic talent but are not provided after-school programs. The goal is to help youngsters gain admission to top high schools and colleges.

July 17, 2014
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SENATOR AVELLA ADVOCATES FOR “COMFORT WOMEN” BILL AFTER IT PASSES STATE SENATE

The bill requires the State Education Law to include curriculum instruction on the plight of the Korean “Comfort Women,” who were forced into sexual slavery during World War II

July 14, 2014
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IN THE EVENT OF A STRIKE, THERE BETTER BE A PLAN ~ SENATOR AVELLA URGES THE MTA TO RESUME TALKS WITH LIRR BUT BE PREPARED IN EVENT OF STRIKE

(Queens, NY) Today, Senator Tony Avella is calling on the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) to come back to the table and continue negotiations in order to avoid a looming strike by the Long Island Rail Road workers as talks broke down yesterday and Congress seems unlikely to intervene.  

July 9, 2014
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SENATOR AVELLA INTRODUCES NEW BILL AIMED AT STRICTER OVERSIGHT OVER BANK BRANCH CLOSURES

The bill was introduced in response to local Capital One branch closing earlier last year without any input from local residents

June 30, 2014
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SENATOR AVELLA PRAISES STATE’S HIGHEST COURT AFFIRMING LOCAL HYDROFRACKING BAN

New York State Court of Appeals ruled 5-2, affirming the rights of two towns to use local zoning ordinances to ban fracking for natural gas

 

June 30, 2014
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Joint Statement on recent news reports of mute swan killings by the State Department of Environmental Conservation in upstate, NY from State Senator Tony Avella and Edita Birnkrant, Campaigns Director, Friends of Animals:

"As the State Senate was passing legislation to halt the State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC)’s senseless plan to eradicate all wild mute swans in the state by 2025 and declare them a “prohibited species,” we learn that three DEC agents decided to go on a killing spree of these majestic birds in an unmarked boat. To say that this was horrific and inhumane incident is an understatement.

June 20, 2014
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SENATOR AVELLA BROKERS COMPROMISE ON QUEENS PUBLIC LIBRARY BILL

 The bill will aim to strengthen oversight and promote transparency amid recent controversy and clear mismanagement

June 20, 2014
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MUTE SWANS TO BE SAVED FROM DANGER

Senator Avella announces passage of his bill to save the majestic birds from impending eradication by the State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) 

June 19, 2014
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STATE SENATE PASSES AVELLA’S BILL ABOLISHING UNFAIR MINIMUM WATER CHARGES

The bill eliminates minimum water charges for New York City residents, ensuring homeowners are charged only for water used

June 17, 2014
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RELEASE: SENATE PASSES A SERIES OF SENATOR AVELLA’S LEGISLATION AIMED AT BETTERING THE LIVES OF NEW YORKERS

Bills focus on good government, social services, public safety, quality of life, fraud protection and early learning provisions 

June 13, 2014
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RELEASE: STATE SENATE PASSES SENATOR AVELLA’S GOOD GOVERNMENT LEGISLATION

The Bill Would Increase The Terms Of Office For Members Of The Legislature To Four Years

June 11, 2014
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