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AVELLA TO INTRODUCE BILL REFORMING THE QUEENS PUBLIC LIBRARY

The bill will aim to strengthen oversight and promote transparency

April 14, 2014
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SENATOR AVELLA ANNOUNCES COLLEGIATE SCHOLARSHIPS

BAYSIDE, NY – Today, Senator Avella announced that the New York Conference of Italian-American State Legislators is now accepting applications for four $2,000 scholarships to be awarded on June 9th at their Annual Legislative Conference Day. 

April 9, 2014
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AVELLA DONATES MATZOS TO JEWISH CENTER IN CELEBRATION OF PASSOVER

(Holliswood, Queens) On Thursday, April 10th, State Senator Tony Avella donated four matzos packages to the Young Israel of Holliswood Jewish Center in celebration of  Passover, which begins on Monday, April 14th at sundown.

April 11, 2014
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SENATOR AVELLA ANNOUNCES NEW TRAFFIC CONTROLS IN QUEENS VILLAGE

(Bayside, Queens) State Senator Tony Avella was glad to announce today that the Department of Transportation (DOT) finally approved his long standing request for the installation of an “All Way” stop at the intersection of Vanderveer Street and 89th Avenue in Queens Village.

April 11, 2014
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Senator Avella Serves as Grand Marshall for Footsteps for Progress Walk

(Jamaica, Queens) On Saturday, April 5th, State Senator Tony Avella served as the Grand Marshal for the Queens Center for Progress (QPC) annual 5K walk for people with developmental disabilities.

April 8, 2014
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SENATOR AVELLA JOINS DWARF GIRAFFE ATHLETIC LEAGUE AND CITY PARKS DEPARTMENT FOR ANNUAL PARK DAY CLEAN UP

(Whitestone, Queens) Senator Avella joined the Dwarf-Giraffe (DG) Athletic League and the City Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) for their annual Park Day Clean Up at Harvey Park.

April 7, 2014
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SENATOR AVELLA VISITS JAMAICA ESTATES-HOLLISWOOD-BRIARWOOD LITTLE LEAGUE FOR THEIR OPENING DAY

(Fresh Meadows, Queens) Senator Avella visited the Jamaica Estates-Holliswood-Briarwood Little League (JEHBLL) on their Opening day.

April 7, 2014
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PHOTO: SENATOR AVELLA SERVES AS GRAND MARSHALL FOR QUEENS CENTER FOR PROGRESS ANNUAL WALK

(Jamaica, Queens) On Saturday, April 5th, State Senator Tony Avella served as the Grand Marshal for the Queens Center for Progress (QPC) annual 5K walk for people with developmental disabilities.

April 7, 2014
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SENATOR AVELLA ANNOUNCES FUNDING ALLOCATION FOR MTA BUS RESTORATION STUDY

The funds appropriation for the study, which totals $500,000, was allocated by Senator Avella aspart of the State Executive Budget

April 3, 2014
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SENATOR AVELLA CONTINUES TO URGE Q. LIBRARY EXEC TO RESIGN

(Bayside, Queens) Senator Avella continues to strongly urge the Queens Library President and CEO Tom Galante to resign or be let go from his position following the controversy surrounding his excessive yearly salary, questionable outside employment and outrageous office renovations which has prompted a City Council hearing, a city audit, and press reports of investigations by the FBI, US Attorney and City Department of Investigations.

April 1, 2014
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SENATOR AVELLA PRAISES ON-TIME BUDGET PASSED IN ALBANY

Budget delivers on variety of promises made by Senator Avella to students, parents, middle class families and senior citizens State-wide

April 1, 2014
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Rally Against Willets West Shopping Mall on Public Parkland

Video of full speakers' statements at last Saturday's rally opposing the "Willets West" mall on parkland. 

April 1, 2014
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STATEMENT BY STATE SENATOR TONY AVELLA ON TODAY’S PASSAGE OF THE STATE BUDGET

Senator Tony Avella stated, “The budget which was passed today is the budget of filled promises and accomplished goals.

March 31, 2014
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Willets protesters go marching one by one: State senator and park advocates call for end to selling of parkland

Not even the roaring of the elevated No. 7 line could silence the anger of the Willets Point mall protesters as they marched down Roosevelt Avenue in Corona to Citi Field Saturday afternoon. Around 40 protesters stopped near a parking lot where the proposed mall would be built.

March 27, 2014
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SENATOR AVELLA LAUDS BOROUGH PRESIDENT’S BUDGET PRIORITY TO SPLIT LOCAL PRECINCT

Avella is a long time advocate for the split of the 105th Police Precinct, dating back to his days in the City Council

March 25, 2014
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CUNY Law Students Advocate in Albany for Important Social Policy Reform

On March 12, 2014, students from CUNY Law’s Economic Justice Project (EJP) joined forces with Hunter College’s Welfare Rights Initiative (WRI) and the Empire State Economic Security Campaign (ES2), a statewide coalition of more than 200 social service providers, faith-based groups, and concerned citizens, to educate New York State legislators on several important social initiatives including access to quality education, affordable healthcare and housing, a healthy environment, living wage, and stronger safety net programs.

March 25, 2014
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AVELLA APPLAUDS GOVERNOR CUOMO FOR DIRECTING PORT AUTHORITY TO CONDUCT NOISE STUDIES AND ESTABLISH COMMUNITY ROUNDTABLE TO ADDRESS INCREASE IN AIRPLANE NOISE OVER QUEENS

(BAYSIDE, Queens) Senator Tony Avella applauded Governor Cuomo’s decision today to once again direct the Port Authority to  double the number of noise monitors, establish aviation community roundtables and conduct extensive studies of noise issues for residents of Queens, the Bronx and Nassau.

March 24, 2014
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WEEKLY LEGISLATIVE UPDATE: SENATOR AVELLA AND SENATE COLLEAGUES PASS SERIES OF LEGISLATION INCREASING PUBLIC SAFETY AND TRANSPARENCY IN GOVERNMENT

(ALBANY, NEW YORK) – State Senator Tony Avella is the co-sponsor of seven bills (S1443, S4322, S1905, S3046, S1516A, S1480, S2455) which have passed the Senate in the last ten days. This legislative series would address a number of issues within New York State, including transparency in government and protections for public safety. 

March 24, 2014
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State Sen. Avella Joins Activists At Rally For Flushing Meadows Park Land

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — State Senator Tony Avella (D-Bayside) joined residents and community activists on Saturday, at a rally to take back the parkland of Flushing Meadows. 

March 24, 2014
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SENATOR AVELLA HOSTS AWARDS CEREMONY FOR LOCAL SCHOOL ESSAY CONTEST

(Bayside, Queens) Senator Tony Avella hosted an awards ceremony today for six students chosen as winners for this year’s School Essay Contest.  The contest, initiated by the Senator and titled “What are your suggestions for the new Mayor,” was open to students of all grades in order to create more student involvement and awareness in the governmental process as well as their community.

March 21, 2014
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