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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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Committee Meeting: Social Services Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Social Services Senator Tony Avella, Chair 9:30 AM, Tuesday, May 13, 2014 Room 901 LOB

May 13, 9:30 AM - 9:34 AM
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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 Sharpens Albany's Focus On Environment

This winter, Sen. Tony Avella (11th District, Queens) was named Vice Chair of the Senate's Committee on Environmental Conservation. This newly created post will give him the unique opportunity to help shape the Legislature's environmental agenda.

May 1, 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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Mute Swans to be Saved from Danger!

State Senator Tony Avella was thrilled to announce the unanimous passage of his state legislation (S6589) by the State Senate, which will establish a two-year moratorium on the Department of Environmental Conservation’s controversial plan to eradicate all wild mute swans in the state by 2025 and declare them a “prohibited species.” The bill will also require DEC to demonstrate that actual damage to the environment or other specie

April 28, 2014
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PHOTO RELEASE: AVELLA HONORS LOCAL EAGLE SCOUTS WITH STATE SENATE CITATIONS

(Bayside, Queens) On Saturday, April 26th, State Senator Tony Avella was pleased to honor two young men from Troop 49 in Bayside upon the occasion of receiving the distinguished rank of Eagle Scout. 

April 28, 2014
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Committee Meeting: Social Services Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Social Services Senator Tony Avella, Chair 10:00 AM, Tuesday, April 29, 2014 Room 901 LOB

April 29, 10:02 AM - 10:06 AM
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Building height angers residents: Little Neck neighbors and officials say addition creates an eyesore

The wall is up, the people are angry, and, according to state Sen. Tony Avella, “a stop work is going into effect.”

April 24, 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 Protests Industrial Construction in Little Neck

At a protest with Council Member Mark Weprin and Assembly Member Ed Braunstein, State Senator Tony Avella stated, “The new building being built by E.

April 22, 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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