(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.
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.
(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.
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
(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.