On Friday, June 27, Chapin Home for the Aging in Jamaica inducted into their “Century Club” 14 residents: Thirteen are 100 plus and one almost there at 99. These residents, families and friends were treated to an afternoon of celebration receiving proclamations hand-delivered by NY state Sen. Tony Avella who gave a spirited speech on what the celebrants have meant to our city and state.
"As the State Senate was passing legislation to halt the State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC)’s senseless plan to eradicate all wild mute swans in the state by 2025 and declare them a “prohibited species,” we learn that three DEC agents decided to go on a killing spree of these majestic birds in an unmarked boat. To say that this was horrific and inhumane incident is an understatement.
PS 26 in Fresh Meadows will be a lot cooler soon thanks to a $200,000 state allocation.
Members of the PTA and school staff gathered at the school last week for notification of the funding, allocated by state Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside). Principal Dina Koski said the school has been seeking money for repairs and electrical upgrades for up to 15 years.
Representatives from Queens’ Korean organizations gathered in Bayside last week to welcome a proclamation from Gov. Andrew Cuomo officially declaring May as Korean-American Family Month in New York state.
Senator Tony Avella read the Gubernatorial Proclamation acknowledging May as Korean American Family Month into the record during the New York State Senate session. He further acknowledged the following groups: Korean American Association of Greater New York, Korean American Parents Association of New York, Korean Community Services of Metropolitan New York, Korean American Family Service Center, Korean American Political Advancement, Korean American Filial Piety, Korean American Seafood Association of Greater New York, Korean American Senior Citizens Society of New York, R.O.K. Marine Corps. Veterans of Eastern U.S.A., Korean Veterans Association, Eastern U.S.A.
Seniors and other New York City residents with low water use could get a break on their water and sewer bills if measures proposed by state Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) and Assemblyman David Weprin (D-Fresh Meadows) pass in the legislature.
The bills would let the city charge users only for the water they use, and eliminate the current minimum charge for water of 49 cents a day that all must pay no matter how low their usage might be.