Tony Avella's Press releases

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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SENATOR AVELLA HOLDS FIRST SOCIAL SERVICES COMMITTEE MEETING AS NEWLY APPOINTED CHAIRMAN

(ALBANY, NEW YORK) – Today, State Senator Tony Avella hosted his first Social Services Committee meeting after being appointed as Chairman of the committee last month.  

 

April 29, 2014
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SENATOR AVELLA ATTENDS WREATH LAYING CEREMONY AT RECENTLY DISCOVERED IRISH CEMETERY

Cemetery was found to be final resting place for Irish Immigrants who fled the Great Irish Famine

April 28, 2014
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SENATOR AVELLA ALLOCATES FUNDING FOR MUCH NEEDED CAPTAIN DERMODY TRIANGLE REPAIRS

(Bayside Hills, Queens) On Saturday, April 26th, Senator Avella joined members of the Bayside Hills Civic Association at their annual Spring Festival to announce a $275,000 funding allocation for much needed repairs to Captain Dermody Triangle Park. 

April 28, 2014
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SENATOR AVELLA RESPONDS TO VIOLENT HOME INVASION IN BAY TERRACE

Men posing as maintenance workers tied up and brutally assaulted two senior citizens 

 

April 24, 2014
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SENATOR AVELLA ANNOUNCES TAX RELIEF PROGRAM FOR RENTERS, SMALL HOMEOWNERS, AND CO-OP AND CONDO OWNERS

 

(Bayside, Queens) Today, State Senator Tony Avella officially announced the inclusion of a tax relief program for small homeowners, renters, and co-op and condo owners in this year’s State Budget.

The original proposal entailed tax relief solely for New York renters but Senator Avella successfully advocated to expand the income tax credit by introducing State Legislation to include small homeowners in the City of New York, which also includes condominiums and cooperative owners.

April 17, 2014
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Statement by Senator Avella on the Ferry Crash in South Korea

I was extremely saddened to hear the news of the tragic ship accident that occurred this morning in South Korea.  The ship was carrying hundreds of people, mainly young school children, and my thoughts are with their parents right now.  I sincerely hope all the missing will be found alive and safely returned to their loved ones. I also extend my deepest sympathy to the victims and their family members.

April 16, 2014
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SENATOR AVELLA SAVES ADDITIONAL SENIOR CENTER FROM CLOSURE

Avella secured an additional $100,000 in funding as part of the State Executive Budget

April 16, 2014
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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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