Tony Avella's Press releases

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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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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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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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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SENATOR AVELLA PROTESTS UPCOMING CROW HUNTING CONTEST

(ALBANY, NY) In continuing to advocate for the welfare of all animal species in New York State, Senator Tony Avella came out against the upcoming “Crow Down” hunting contest being hosted on March 29th in Palenville, NY. The contest, which awards prizes for crows killed, does not have a bag limit and does not require the use of non-toxic shots, raising significant concerns of inhumane killings.

March 20, 2014
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AVELLA’S SENIOR CITIZEN DMV DISCOUNT INCLUDED IN SENATE BUDGET RESOLUTION

(ALBANY, NEW YORK) Senator Tony Avella was extremely pleased to announce today that his long-standing proposal to provide a discount to Senior Citizens at the Department of Motor Vehicles has been included as part of this year’s Senate One-House Budget Resolution. 

March 14, 2014
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MUTE SWANS ARE STILL IN DANGER

Senator Avella, Friends of Animal, and League of Humane Voters hold a press conference on fate of the majestic birds

March 12, 2014
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SENATE PASSES AVELLA SEXUAL PREDATOR BILL

This time, allowing the Assembly plenty of time to pass the bill prior to end of session

March 12, 2014
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FYI: SENATOR AVELLA SHARES TWO OP-ED ARTICLES DEFENDING THE INDEPENDENT DEMOCRATIC CONFERENCE

The Democrats in the Senate minority are no truer Democrats than those in the IDC. Just because the members of the IDC have determined that it is in the best interest of their constituents (and themselves) to share power with the Republicans, does not make them any less principled or worthy of carrying their party’s standard. 

March 11, 2014
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SENATOR AVELLA STANDS WITH ENVIRONMENT NY ON RELEASE OF SHALEFIELD STORIES

The newly released booklet details personal and collected testimonies on the negative effects of fracking

March 6, 2014
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AVELLA RECEIVES ADDITIONAL COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS IN STATE SENATE

(Albany, NY) State Senator Tony Avella was pleased to announce additional committee assignments he received as the newest member of the Independent Democratic Conference.

Effective immediately, Senator Avella has been appointed as member of the following State Senate Committees:

March 5, 2014
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AVELLA OPPOSES APPLICATION FOR SIDEWALK CAFÉ IN RESIDENTIAL NEIGHBORHOOD

(Bayside, Queens) State Senator Tony Avella, who has always fought alongside the community against out of character and inappropriate commercial uses, is opposing a petition filed by a local Pizzeria to establish a Sidewalk Café.

March 3, 2014
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WILLETS POINT BUSINESSES STILL LEFT IN THE DARK BY THE CITY

Senator Avella stands with Willets Point Tenants to urge the City to reach an agreement

February 28, 2014
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Senator Avella Renews Call For Common Core Moratorium Amid New Siena Poll Showing Public Support For The Freeze

(Bayside, NY) Senator Tony Avella continues to advocate for the passage of his legislation in the State Senate which would impose a crucial three year moratorium on the highly controversial implementation of Common Core standards in New York State.

 

February 26, 2014
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AVELLA TO JOIN PROTEST RALLY IN FRONT OF CONSULATE GENERAL OF UKRAINE

Senator will join Ukrainian American Organizations in protesting the ongoing crisis in Kiev as death toll continues to rise

 

February 21, 2014
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WHY WOULD ANYONE ABANDON $300,000 WORTH OF ARTWORK IN A STORAGE UNIT?

Avella Advocates For Passage Of His Self-Storage Protection Bill After Learning of Biggest Payout in Show’s History 

 

February 21, 2014
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