Tony Avella's Press releases

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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SENATOR AVELLA ANNOUNCES $2 MILLION FUNDING ALLOCATION FOR QUEENS COLLEGE

SENATOR AVELLA ANNOUNCES $2 MILLION FUNDING ALLOCATION FOR QUEENS COLLEGE

July 18, 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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SECURITY CONCERNS AT CREEDMOOR PSYCHIATRIC CENTER PROVE WORST FEARS

Second patient with criminal history easily escapes hospital in less than six months

June 5, 2014
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AVELLA DENOUNCES UNJUST MINIMUM WATER CHARGES

Continues to advocate for passage of his bill in Senate which would eliminate the minimum charge in the City of New York 

May 19, 2014
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RELEASE: SENATOR AVELLA PROTESTS PARKS DEPARTMENT REFUSING TO ACKNOWLEDGE RESIDENT COMPLAINTS

 

Agency refused to accept a detailed survey from constituent, forwarded by Senator Avella

May 12, 2014
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ADVISORY: SENATOR AVELLA TO PROTEST PARKS DEPARTMENT REFUSING TO ACKNOWLEDGE RESIDENT COMPLAINTS

Agency refused to accept a detailed survey from constituent, forwarded by Senator Avella, said to call 311 instead 

May 8, 2014
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RELEASE: STATE SENATE PASSES AVELLA’S “EAST SEA” LEGISLATION

RELEASE: STATE SENATE PASSES AVELLA’S “EAST SEA” LEGISLATION

May 7, 2014
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AVELLA STANDS WITH QUEENS CIVIC CONGRESS TO OPPOSE MAYOR’S EFFORTS TO LEGALIZE BASEMENT APARTMENTS

(BAYSIDE, Queens) On Friday, Senator Tony Avella stood with Mr. Richard Hellenbrecht, President of the Queens Civic Congress in addition to civic leaders in the area to oppose Mayor de Blasio’s plan to legalize basement apartments and “granny flats” throughout the City of New York.  “Granny flats” usually refer to a part of a house made into self-contained accommodations. 

May 5, 2014
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