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FYI: SENATOR AVELLA SHARES TWO OP-ED ARTICLES DEFENDING THE INDEPENDENT DEMOCRATIC CONFERENCE

The Democrats in the Senate minority are no truer Democrats than those in the IDC. Just because the members of the IDC have determined that it is in the best interest of their constituents (and themselves) to share power with the Republicans, does not make them any less principled or worthy of carrying their party’s standard. 

March 11, 2014
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TimesLedger: Avella still seeking mute swan legislation

State Sen. Tony Avella is opposing a plan by the state Department of Environmental Conservation to eradicate mute swans across the state.

March 7, 2014
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New York Daily News: Controversial plan to build senior housing in Bellerose must be downsized

State Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) is opposed to the Indian Cultural and Community Center's request for a variance to build two six-story buildings for senior housing on the former site of the Creedmoor Psychiatric Center.

March 7, 2014
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SENATOR AVELLA STANDS WITH ENVIRONMENT NY ON RELEASE OF SHALEFIELD STORIES

The newly released booklet details personal and collected testimonies on the negative effects of fracking

March 6, 2014
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AVELLA RECEIVES ADDITIONAL COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS IN STATE SENATE

(Albany, NY) State Senator Tony Avella was pleased to announce additional committee assignments he received as the newest member of the Independent Democratic Conference.

Effective immediately, Senator Avella has been appointed as member of the following State Senate Committees:

March 5, 2014
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AVELLA OPPOSES APPLICATION FOR SIDEWALK CAFÉ IN RESIDENTIAL NEIGHBORHOOD

(Bayside, Queens) State Senator Tony Avella, who has always fought alongside the community against out of character and inappropriate commercial uses, is opposing a petition filed by a local Pizzeria to establish a Sidewalk Café.

March 3, 2014
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WILLETS POINT BUSINESSES STILL LEFT IN THE DARK BY THE CITY

Senator Avella stands with Willets Point Tenants to urge the City to reach an agreement

February 28, 2014
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Avella Honored P.S. 221 with a State Resolution

Avella Honored P.S. 221 with a State Resolution

 

February 28, 2014
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New York Daily News: Swan eradication plan for the birds: State Sen. Tony Avella

New York State Senator Tony Avella says he does not believe “that the DEC has provided evidence to justify the elimination of these beautiful swans.” 

‘I was horrified to learn that our state wildlife agency would make such an extreme, unfounded proposal,’ says Avella.

February 27, 2014
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NY Senator Tony Avella Tries to Put Mute Swan Slaughter On Hold

Senator Tony Avella introduced a bill last week that would put a plan to slaughter 2,200 wild mute swans by 2025 on hold for two years.

February 27, 2014
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Times Ledger: Avella calls for tax relief for Queens homeowners

State Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) is calling for an extension to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposed renters’ tax relief that would allow owners of small homes within New York City to be included in the tax credits.

February 27, 2014
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Senator Avella Renews Call For Common Core Moratorium Amid New Siena Poll Showing Public Support For The Freeze

(Bayside, NY) Senator Tony Avella continues to advocate for the passage of his legislation in the State Senate which would impose a crucial three year moratorium on the highly controversial implementation of Common Core standards in New York State.

 

February 26, 2014
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Avella Presents Beijing Association of New York with State Proclamation

(Flushing, Queens) On Sunday, February 23rd, State Senator Tony Avella was honored to present the Beijing Association of New York (BJANY) with a State Senate Proclamation for their 8th Annual Chinese New Year Celebration.  

February 24, 2014
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AVELLA TO JOIN PROTEST RALLY IN FRONT OF CONSULATE GENERAL OF UKRAINE

Senator will join Ukrainian American Organizations in protesting the ongoing crisis in Kiev as death toll continues to rise

 

February 21, 2014
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WHY WOULD ANYONE ABANDON $300,000 WORTH OF ARTWORK IN A STORAGE UNIT?

Avella Advocates For Passage Of His Self-Storage Protection Bill After Learning of Biggest Payout in Show’s History 

 

February 21, 2014
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SENATOR AVELLA SHARES NYPD’S RESPONSE ON THE TRANSFER OF HUMANE LAW ENFORCEMENT RESPONSIBILITIES FROM ASPCA

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014                                                                         

 

February 19, 2014
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Forum/Town Hall: SENATOR AVELLA ANNOUNCES PUBLIC FORUM TO ADDRESS ANIMAL PROTECTION ISSUES

Senator Tony Avella will be hosting a Public Forum on Friday, January 17, 2014 from 10:30AM – 2:30PM in the Senate Hearing Room at 250 Broadway, New York, NY to address animal protection issues.

 

Avella, a long time animal protection advocate, states “This Public Forum will be an opportunity to hear from animal protection advocates about the many ways we are failing to protect animals in this state and to discuss real solutions that will result in actual changes that impact these animals’ lives.” 

 

Avella is reaching out to numerous animal protection advocate groups as well as inviting the public at large to testify at the Public Forum.

January 17, 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
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Loretta Weiss

Loretta Weiss served in the United States Army with distinction from 1942-1945 during World War II, and went back to serve in the Korean War and in Vietnam, from September 1950 until her discharge in February 1975, as a Supply Sergeant. In addition to her other duties, she performed confi dential prep clearance as well.

May 19, 2013
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Wanda Beck Antosh

Wanda Beck Antosh’s quest has been to make her Bowne Park community a better place to live. A life-long resident of Flushing, Ms. Antosh has made it her mission to be aware of pressing community needs and take action. Attending Public School 107 and Bayside High School, Ms. Antosh went on to study art at New York University.

Ms. Antosh’s involvement with the Browne Park Civic Association evolved because of her genuine concern for her neighborhood and community and its quality of life. As president of the Civic Association for the past five years, Ms. Antosh has led the fight to clean up Bowne Park. Working with the 109th Police Precinct, she continues to ensure that her community has a strong police presence. 

May 10, 2013
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