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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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CHILD SAFE PRODUCTS ACT DESERVES STATE SENATE VOTE

The bill, co-sponsored by Senator Avella, aims to provide greater regulation of children's products

 

June 9, 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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PS 26 gets major funds for work

PS 26 in Fresh Meadows will be a lot cooler soon thanks to a $200,000 state allocation.

Members of the PTA and school staff gathered at the school last week for notification of the funding, allocated by state Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside). Principal Dina Koski said the school has been seeking money for repairs and electrical upgrades for up to 15 years.

June 5, 2014
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Avella dedicates May to Korean families

Representatives from Queens’ Korean organizations gathered in Bayside last week to welcome a proclamation from Gov. Andrew Cuomo officially declaring May as Korean-American Family Month in New York state.

June 2, 2014
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Senator Tony Avella celebrates May as Korean American Family Month

Senator Tony Avella read the Gubernatorial Proclamation acknowledging May as Korean American Family Month into the record during the New York State Senate session. He further acknowledged the following groups: Korean American Association of Greater New York, Korean American Parents Association of New York, Korean Community Services of Metropolitan New York, Korean American Family Service Center, Korean American Political Advancement, Korean American Filial Piety, Korean American Seafood Association of Greater New York, Korean American Senior Citizens Society of New York, R.O.K. Marine Corps. Veterans of Eastern U.S.A., Korean Veterans Association, Eastern U.S.A.

May 29, 2014
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Forum/Town Hall: College Point Town Hall Meeting

Please join Senator Tony Avella as he hosts a College Point Town Hall meeting.

June 5, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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June 21, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Committee Meeting: Social Services Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Social Services  Senator Tony Avella, Chair  9:30 AM, Thursday, May 29, 2014  Room 901 LOB

PLEASE NOTE CHANGE IN TIME

May 29, 9:30 AM - 9:41 AM
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Bills would pull the plug on water rates: Measures in Albany by Avella, Weprin would eliminate ‘minimum charge’

Seniors and other New York City residents with low water use could get a break on their water and sewer bills if measures proposed by state Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) and Assemblyman David Weprin (D-Fresh Meadows) pass in the legislature.

The bills would let the city charge users only for the water they use, and eliminate the current minimum charge for water of 49 cents a day that all must pay no matter how low their usage might be.

May 22, 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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John McHugh, Sr.

John McHugh, Sr. is a first generation Irish American, born on March 6, 1924 in Union City, New Jersey, to Catherine Martin and John McHugh.

While attending St. Joseph’s grammar school, it was discovered that John had a beautiful Irish tenor voice; to this day, he is asked to sing “Danny Boy” on special family occasions. John and his mother moved to the South Bronx after he graduated from St Joseph’s. During his high school years, he sang on two radio stations – the Irish Echo on Sunday nights and the Jim Haden Show in Brooklyn on Saturday afternoons. Upon his graduation from Morris High School in the Bronx, John was drafted into the Army.

May 16, 2014
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SungEun Grace Lee

SungEun Grace Lee was born on June 16, 1984, and right away she was a dream come true for her parents. Ms. Lee excelled at academics and in her freshman year at Seventy First High School, where she became the president of the class with the support of her classmates. Ms. Lee was then nominated and accepted to the School of Math & Science at Durham, and upon graduating high school she attended UNC-Chapel Hill as a business major and graduated in 2006. Upon graduating from college, she was hired at the Bank of America as a corporate financial manager. 

May 14, 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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