Senator Joseph Addabbo to hold mobile office hours


| mchan@queenscourier.com

For two Thursday evenings in December, Senator Joseph Addabbo will hold office hours at libraries in Richmond Hill to hear from constituents looking to voice their concerns. Addabbo will be available from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on December 8 at the Richmond Hill library (118-14 Hillside Avenue) and at the same time on December 15 […]

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20-year-old Rockaway man among seven dead in Amtrak derailment


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

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A 20-year-old naval midshipman from Rockaway Beach, who was on his way home, is among the seven people killed after an Amtrak train derailed in Philadelphia Tuesday night, according to reports.

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Op-ed: Standardized state tests are done, but work toward change continues


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

BY STATE SENATOR JOSEPH ADDABBO

Students in the third grade and above just finished taking this year’s standardized tests, but the questions our community has for the Common Core testing are far from answered.

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Kids speak out on education at Glendale roundtable


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Students got their chance to speak out on the controversial Common Core curriculum and other hot education topics during a special roundtable with state Senator Joseph Addabbo on Friday at Glendale’s Excalibur Reading Program.

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Addabbo talks homeless shelter at Middle Village meeting


| agiudice@ridgewoodtimes.com

Photo by Anthony Giudice

After reports surfaced of the emergency homeless shelter located at the former Pan American Hotel being infested with rats, members of the Juniper Park Civic Association (JPCA) continue to voice their concerns over the planned opening of a homeless shelter in Glendale.

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Rockwood Park Jewish Center hosts Holocaust Remembrance Day


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo Courtesy of Rockwood Park Jewish Center

Stories were shared and prayers were offered to the victims of the Holocaust during a special service last week at the Rockwood Park Jewish Center in Howard Beach.

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MTA, DOT scrap plans for Main Street bus-only lane in Kew Gardens Hills


| rpozarycki@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of Councilman Rory Lancman's office

Facing community and political opposition, the MTA and the city Department of Transportation slammed the brakes on a proposed dedicated bus lane for the limited Q44 bus line on Main Street in Kew Gardens Hills.

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More funding secured to upgrade outdated freight locomotives


| agiudice@ridgewoodtimes.com

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Assemblyman Andrew Hevesi, along with other elected officials, civic organizations and the New York League of Conservative Voters, announced that $3 million was secured in the 2015 state budget to continue a program to overhaul old, state-owned freight locomotives.

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Addabbo eyes improved health care and tax breaks for veterans


| agiudice@ridgewoodtimes.com

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The Senate Committee on Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs has recently approved a legislative package of four bills, all co-sponsored by state Senator Joseph Addabbo, which aim to improve health care and help lower property taxes for veterans of all ages.

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