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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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Earth Day 2013 Poster Contest: District 11

Dear Students,

Thank you for your wonderful contribution to the New York State Senate’s Earth Day Poster Contest.   This year we received many outstanding posters that exemplify the creativity of the young people in the 11th Senatorial District.

Each entry from my District displayed tremendous originality and vision as well as obvious concern for the ecological future of our communities and our state.  I am proud of your work and that of your classmates, and encourage you to continue to study and learn more about the serious challenges that face our environment.

I am pleased to announce that the winner of the 2013 Earth Day Poster Contest from my District is:

Kirstin Ng

April 23, 2013
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AVELLA HONORED AT THE ITALIAN AMERICAN LABOR COUNCIL 71ST ANNIVERSARY FOUR FREEDOMS DINNER DANCE

On October 19th, 2012 Senator Tony Avella was honored at the Italian American Labor Council’s 71st Anniversary Four Freedoms Dinner Dance.  Senator Avella received the Geraldine Ferrara Legislative Achievement Award from the Italian American Labor Council “in recognition of his drive, dedication and commitment to the people which he serves.”

January 11, 2013
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AVELLA HONORED BY NEW YORK CITY RETIRED TRANSIT POLICE OFFICERS’ ASSOCIATION

 

On October 3rd, 2012 the New York City Retired Transit Police Officers’ Association honored Senator Tony Avella at their annual membership meeting.  Ed Russo, president of the association, presented Senator Avella with a plaque “in recognition and appreciation of your dedication and continued support of the men and women of law enforcement.”

January 11, 2013
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New York Times Editorial: A Freebie Too Far

Most tennis fans can only dream about receiving the kind of thick, cream-colored invitation that State Senator Tony Avella of Queens got recently in the mail. The United States Tennis Association was pleased to invite him and a guest to view this year’s tennis championships, which begin Aug. 27. They could sit in the President’s Suite. They could pick “one session of your choice” during the first week. This is tennis at its best, viewed from the best seats in Arthur Ashe Stadium.

September 28, 2012
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June 29, 2012
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