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WEEKLY LEGISLATIVE UPDATE: SENATOR AVELLA AND SENATE COLLEAGUES PASS SERIES OF LEGISLATION INCREASING PUBLIC SAFETY AND TRANSPARENCY IN GOVERNMENT

(ALBANY, NEW YORK) – State Senator Tony Avella is the co-sponsor of seven bills (S1443, S4322, S1905, S3046, S1516A, S1480, S2455) which have passed the Senate in the last ten days. This legislative series would address a number of issues within New York State, including transparency in government and protections for public safety. 

March 24, 2014
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State Sen. Avella Joins Activists At Rally For Flushing Meadows Park Land

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — State Senator Tony Avella (D-Bayside) joined residents and community activists on Saturday, at a rally to take back the parkland of Flushing Meadows. 

March 24, 2014
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SENATOR AVELLA HOSTS AWARDS CEREMONY FOR LOCAL SCHOOL ESSAY CONTEST

(Bayside, Queens) Senator Tony Avella hosted an awards ceremony today for six students chosen as winners for this year’s School Essay Contest.  The contest, initiated by the Senator and titled “What are your suggestions for the new Mayor,” was open to students of all grades in order to create more student involvement and awareness in the governmental process as well as their community.

March 21, 2014
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Press Conference: STOP THE ILLEGAL TAKING OF FLUSHING MEADOWS CORONA PARK

Senator Avella And Advocacy Groups To Host Press Conference Against Mega-Mall Project

March 22, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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Swans teach life lessons

The mute swan may not speak for itself, but it doesn't need to. It's got friends.

March 20, 2014
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SENATOR AVELLA PROTESTS UPCOMING CROW HUNTING CONTEST

(ALBANY, NY) In continuing to advocate for the welfare of all animal species in New York State, Senator Tony Avella came out against the upcoming “Crow Down” hunting contest being hosted on March 29th in Palenville, NY. The contest, which awards prizes for crows killed, does not have a bag limit and does not require the use of non-toxic shots, raising significant concerns of inhumane killings.

March 20, 2014
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Press Conference: Rally to Save Flushing Meadows - Corona Park

STOP THE ILLEGAL TAKING OF FLUSHING MEADOWS-CORONA PARK FOR A MEGA-MALL

March 22, 12:00 PM - 12:00 PM
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AVELLA’S SENIOR CITIZEN DMV DISCOUNT INCLUDED IN SENATE BUDGET RESOLUTION

(ALBANY, NEW YORK) Senator Tony Avella was extremely pleased to announce today that his long-standing proposal to provide a discount to Senior Citizens at the Department of Motor Vehicles has been included as part of this year’s Senate One-House Budget Resolution. 

March 14, 2014
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MUTE SWANS ARE STILL IN DANGER

Senator Avella, Friends of Animal, and League of Humane Voters hold a press conference on fate of the majestic birds

March 12, 2014
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SENATE PASSES AVELLA SEXUAL PREDATOR BILL

This time, allowing the Assembly plenty of time to pass the bill prior to end of session

March 12, 2014
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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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