Tony Avella's Press releases

Statement by Senator Tony Avella on the Passage of Women's Equality Package

“Today we sent a clear message that women’s rights are a priority for New York State. Each of these protections have been long overdue, and I am proud to have cosponsored and voted in favor of all eight. Under this legislation, we can end human trafficking, ensure equal pay for equal work, enhance protections for domestic violence victims, fight sexual harassment in the workplace, and end discrimination when it comes to employment, housing and credit. However, we must note the absence of the crucial recognition of a woman’s right to choose.

January 12, 2015
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Daily News: Queens pol wants spa shut down after patron's death

State Sen. Tony Avella (D–Queens) said that he wants the city to revoke Spa Castle's permit, claiming the College Point location has had numerous violations in the last two years. Reps from the spa said it was in compliance with applicable laws.

This spa is in hot water.

December 31, 2014
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Queens Chronicle: Help for Flushing, Little Neck areas; DOT to make changes at two sites

Score two for state Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) for getting the city Department of Transportation to take action on two problematic locations in Flushing and Little Neck.

December 24, 2014
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Legislative Gazette: Stakeholders weigh in on fracking decision

After more than five years of waiting for a decision on high-volume hydraulic fracturing in New York, advocates on both sides of the argument have their answer — the Department of Health thinks it's too risky.

December 22, 2014
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December 19, 2014
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Statement by Sen. Tony Avella on Queens Library Board's Removal of Thomas Galante

On Wednesday, December 17th, the Queens Public Library's Board of Trustees voted to remove Director Thomas Galante after an extensive review of expense and credit card abuses. 

December 18, 2014
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SENATOR AVELLA APPLAUDS DEC BAN ON HYDROFRACKING

“After nearly six years of working tirelessly in the fight against hydrofracking, having first introduced a resolution in the City Council and then leading the fight in the legislature by introducing the first bill that would ban the practice, I am ecstatic with the DEC and DOH’s conclusions.

December 17, 2014
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AVELLA DEMANDS ACTION AGAINST BUSINESSES ILLEGALLY OCCUPYING CITY STREETS

(COLLEGE POINT, Queens) Today, Senator Tony Avella joined local residents and members of the 28th Avenue Block Association in College Point at a press conference calling on the City to take action against commercial businesses who have taken over the street and sidewalk with construction materials and other debris.

November 14, 2014
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AVELLA TAKES ACTION & COLLEGE POINT GETS CLEAN-UP

(College Point, QUEENS) Last month, State Senator Tony Avella called on the City to take action against commercial businesses in College Point who had completely taken over the street and sidewalk with construction materials and other debris.

 

November 14, 2014
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SENATOR AVELLA INTRODUCES “CEASE AND DESIST” BILL TO COMBAT UNWANTED REAL ESTATE SOLICITATIONS

(BAYSIDE, Queens) In response to resident complaints throughout the district, today State Senator Tony Avella joined civic leaders and residents to announce that he will introduce a new bill to stop unwanted real estate solicitation. The "Cease and Desist" bill, which will provide all Queens homeowners the choice to “opt-out” of receiving unwanted real estate solicitation at their homes, will be filed with the New York State Senate as part of the new legislative session.

November 7, 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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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 29, 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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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 15, 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 11, 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 5, 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 18, 2014
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July 17, 2014
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