BAYSIDE, NY – Today, Senator Avella announced that the New York Conference of Italian-American State Legislators is now accepting applications for four $2,000 scholarships to be awarded on June 9th at their Annual Legislative Conference Day.
Earth Day Poster Contest. This year we received many outstanding posters that exemplify the creativity of the young people in the 11th Senatorial District.
Each entry from my District displayed tremendous originality and vision as well as obvious concern for the ecological future of our communities and our state. I am proud of your work and that of your classmates, and encourage you to continue to study and learn more about the serious challenges that face our environment.
I am pleased to announce that the winner of the 2014 Earth Day Poster Contest from my District is:
(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.
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.
(Holliswood, Queens) On Thursday, April 10th, State Senator Tony Avella donated four matzos packages to the Young Israel of Holliswood Jewish Center in celebration of Passover, which begins on Monday, April 14th at sundown.
(Bayside, Queens) State Senator Tony Avella was glad to announce today that the Department of Transportation (DOT) finally approved his long standing request for the installation of an “All Way” stop at the intersection of Vanderveer Street and 89th Avenue in Queens Village.
(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.
Not even the roaring of the elevated No. 7 line could silence the anger of the Willets Point mall protesters as they marched down Roosevelt Avenue in Corona to Citi Field Saturday afternoon. Around 40 protesters stopped near a parking lot where the proposed mall would be built.