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SENATOR AVELLA PRAISES ON-TIME BUDGET PASSED IN ALBANY

Budget delivers on variety of promises made by Senator Avella to students, parents, middle class families and senior citizens State-wide

April 1, 2014
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Rally Against Willets West Shopping Mall on Public Parkland

Video of full speakers' statements at last Saturday's rally opposing the "Willets West" mall on parkland. 

April 1, 2014
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STATEMENT BY STATE SENATOR TONY AVELLA ON TODAY’S PASSAGE OF THE STATE BUDGET

Senator Tony Avella stated, “The budget which was passed today is the budget of filled promises and accomplished goals.

March 31, 2014
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Willets protesters go marching one by one: State senator and park advocates call for end to selling of parkland

Not even the roaring of the elevated No. 7 line could silence the anger of the Willets Point mall protesters as they marched down Roosevelt Avenue in Corona to Citi Field Saturday afternoon. Around 40 protesters stopped near a parking lot where the proposed mall would be built.

March 27, 2014
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SENATOR AVELLA LAUDS BOROUGH PRESIDENT’S BUDGET PRIORITY TO SPLIT LOCAL PRECINCT

Avella is a long time advocate for the split of the 105th Police Precinct, dating back to his days in the City Council

March 25, 2014
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CUNY Law Students Advocate in Albany for Important Social Policy Reform

On March 12, 2014, students from CUNY Law’s Economic Justice Project (EJP) joined forces with Hunter College’s Welfare Rights Initiative (WRI) and the Empire State Economic Security Campaign (ES2), a statewide coalition of more than 200 social service providers, faith-based groups, and concerned citizens, to educate New York State legislators on several important social initiatives including access to quality education, affordable healthcare and housing, a healthy environment, living wage, and stronger safety net programs.

March 25, 2014
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AVELLA APPLAUDS GOVERNOR CUOMO FOR DIRECTING PORT AUTHORITY TO CONDUCT NOISE STUDIES AND ESTABLISH COMMUNITY ROUNDTABLE TO ADDRESS INCREASE IN AIRPLANE NOISE OVER QUEENS

(BAYSIDE, Queens) Senator Tony Avella applauded Governor Cuomo’s decision today to once again direct the Port Authority to  double the number of noise monitors, establish aviation community roundtables and conduct extensive studies of noise issues for residents of Queens, the Bronx and Nassau.

March 24, 2014
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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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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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