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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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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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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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