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.
(Bayside, Queens) State Senator Tony Avella was glad to announce today that the Department of Transportation (DOT) finally approved his long standing request for the installation of an “All Way” stop at the intersection of Vanderveer Street and 89th Avenue in Queens Village.
BAYSIDE, NY – Today, Senator Avella announced that the New York Conference of Italian-American State Legislators is now accepting applications for four $2,000 scholarships to be awarded on June 9th at their Annual Legislative Conference Day.
(Bayside, Queens) Senator Avella continues to strongly urge the Queens Library President and CEO Tom Galante to resign or be let go from his position following the controversy surrounding his excessive yearly salary, questionable outside employment and outrageous office renovations which has prompted a City Council hearing, a city audit, and press reports of investigations by the FBI, US Attorney and City Department of Investigations.