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TimesLedger: Jamaica Hills teen crowned

Benjamin Cardozo High School graduate Lauren Schwartzberg was crowned 2014 National America Miss New York Teen.

A Jamaica Hills resident, Schwartzberg, 18, will represent New York State for the national title in Hollywood next month.

October 22, 2014
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Queens Chronicle: Scout's Honor

John Kundmueller was honored Friday by state Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) for attaining the distinguished rank of Eagle Scout at the age of 15. Avella presented him with a Senate proclamation to commemorate the achievement.

Kundmueller is a member of Boy Scout Troop 75 in Flushing and has been a Scout for 10 years. He started out as a member of Cub Scout Park 75 and his father is a committee member for the troop.

October 17, 2014
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TimesLedger: College Point trucking company given till end of October to clear out

The city said a College Point trucking company, which residents have complained has kept them up at night and spewed pollution into their neighborhood for years, must close its doors at a secondary site by the end of October.

October 17, 2014
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Queens Chronicle: LIRR station gets repairs

In response to a complaint about the disrepair at the Auburndale Long Island Rail Road Station, state Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) announced Monday that it is receiving much-needed attention.

October 16, 2014
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New York Daily News: Queens lawmaker files FAA complaint after airplane noise hits ear-splitting levels

State Sen. Tony Avella said the Port Authority and Federal Aviation Administration need to change airplanes and routes to ease excessive noise over parts of Queens. The sound of some recent flights exceeded 90 decibels.

 

October 16, 2014
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Senator Avella Honors Famee Furlane of N.A. Club

State Senator Tony Avella attended the 85th Anniversary of Famee Furlane of N.A. Club, the first fogolar furlane, or cultural club, and meeting place for descendents of Friulan immigrants.

October 10, 2014
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Senator Avella Honors Eagle Scout

Today, State Senator Tony Avella was pleased to honor John Kundmueller on the occassion of attaining the distinguished rank of Eagle Scout.

Senator Avella presented John with a Senate Proclamation commemorating his achievement of reaching the rank of Eagle Scout.

 

October 10, 2014
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STATEMENT BY SENATOR TONY AVELLA ON FORMATION OF CONGRESSIONAL QUIET SKIES CAUCUS

“For too long the residents of Queens have had to rely on the efforts of local officials to resolve what must be addressed on a federal level. While I am proud of the significant progress we have made, such as the development of the first aviation roundtable seeking to represent major New York City Metropolitan airports, there has been a strong need for the federal government to take a more aggressive role. I am glad to see these first steps being taken. However, the Quiet Skies Caucus can’t just be for show.

October 3, 2014
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Ted Hinz is Mr. Bayside

Architect Ted Hinz, center, was honored by the Bayside Historical Society and the state on Saturday as Mr. Bayside during Bayside Day at Fort Totten.

BHS President Paul DiBenedetto, left, said his group paid tribute to Hinz, who was one of the founders of the historical group 50 years ago, was instrumental in restoring the BHS headquarters and creating PS 41.

October 3, 2014
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Senator Avella Attends the 109th Precinct's Family Fun Day

From left to right: Senator Tony Avella, Chrissy Voskerichian, president of the 109th Community Council, and Captain Thomas Conforti

September 27, 2014
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SENATOR TONY AVELLA STANDS AGAINST HYDROFRACKING IN PEOPLE'S CLIMATE MARCH

(Queens, NY) Sunday, State Sen. Tony Avella joined Catskill Mountainkeeper and other "fracktivist" groups at the People's Climate March. 

 

September 22, 2014
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SENATOR AVELLA AND BAYSIDE HISTORICAL SOCIETY ANNOUNCE FUNDING ALLOCATION

(Bayside, Queens) On SundaySenator Avella was joined by members of the Bayside Historical Society (BHS) to announce a $50,000 State funding allocation to the group for building upgrades and the preservation of the historical Lawrence Cemetery.

 

September 1, 2014
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SENATOR AVELLA ALLOCATES $200,000 FOR CUNNINGHAM PARK

Funds will be used to provide shade over the existing Bocce Court

 

(Bayside, Queens), Today, State Senator Tony Avella was glad to announce a $200,000 funding allocation to the City Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) to be used for the installation of an awning over the existing Bocce Court in Cunningham Park.

 

August 30, 2014
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CLEAN IT UP! ~ Senator Avella rallies against unsightly conditions inside Shopping Plaza in Flushing

On Thursday, Senator Tony Avella joined Mitchell Linden residents at a press conference calling on the owners to immediately clean up the Pathmark Shopping Center located along the Whitestone Expressway Service Road in College Point. 

August 29, 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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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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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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