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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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June 29, 2012
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Avella proposes flat tax on gas for city motorists

The rising price of gas is no secret for city drivers, according to state Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside).

Avella held a news conference outside a Flushing service station Friday to announce legislation he introduced, which includes a city-imposed flat tax on gasoline and diesel fuels.

“As we all cry out in pain over the rapid increase of gas prices the past few months, the city is quietly sitting back and collecting an unfair and undeserved surge in revenue,” Avella said. “Not only are consumers being gouged by the base price of oil, but they are also being gouged by the city collecting a percentage rate.”

Immediately after the press event, Avella then proceeded to the pump to fill his own vehicle, shaking his head when he saw the total cost to fill up his tank.

April 19, 2012
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Officials Call for Statewide Ban on Fracking in New York

NEW YORK—Officials and environmental advocacy groups joined together on Wednesday to call for a statewide ban on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, as the comment period for fracking rules, the Department of Environmental Conservation’s (DEC) revised draft of the Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement (SGEIS), comes to an end.

Throughout the public comment period, New Yorkers have consistently opposed the fracking rules. A Freedom of Information Law request to the DEC revealed that all comments from opponents outnumbered those by supporters by at least a 10-to-1 margin.

January 26, 2012
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AVELLA BLASTS DOT ON CURB REPAIRS

The city Department of Transportation (DOT) has a great citizen-friendly street-care-repair policy—if you report that the curb in front of your home needs fixing, the report will be entered into its database and will be repaired in the order in which it was called in.

Problem is, according to state Senator Tony Avella (D–Northeast Queens), at least in the Bellerose section of his district, the DOT has a 23-year backlog on repairing reported broken curbs.

Now Avella has joined with frustrated homeowners to accelerate their curb repair program.

January 26, 2012
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