Joseph Addabbo

Help for job seekers
Letters Letters 10/10/2012 at 11:46AM

BY SENATOR JOSEPH ADDABBO More of today’s families need to be two-income households to make ends meet, whether they’re single parents or providing homes for older, unemployed children, or they’re caring for sick or elderly loved ones. They all need and want many of the same things, especially good jobs. The NYS Department of Labor’s [...]

Endorsements, cash flow in 15th District Senate race
Endorsements, cash flow in 15th District Senate race
News Terence M. Cullen 10/03/2012 at 11:51AM

Things are heating up in one of the most contentious state races in Queens this fall. Councilmember Eric Ulrich topped the list of those required to file a 10 Day Post Primary Campaign Disclosure Report with a war chest that boasted six-figures. The first time state senate candidate, running in District 15, took in nearly [...]

UFT throws its backing behind Addabbo in SD15
UFT throws its backing behind Addabbo in SD15
News Terence M. Cullen 9/26/2012 at 12:30PM

Citing his record in both the city council and Albany, the United Federation of Teachers (UFT) and a number of elected officials rallied for State Senator Joseph Addabbo as the incumbent seeks re-election in November. “We’ve had a very good relationship with Joe because of the work that he has done on the behalf of [...]

Graffiti cleaned up in Glendale
Graffiti cleaned up in Glendale
News Billy Rennison 9/20/2012 at 4:45PM

The 104th Precinct has a new ally in its war on graffiti — a new power washer. “There were certain buildings — like brick — that we wouldn’t paint over, but now we can clean up the graffiti,” said Police Officer Justin Dambinskas. The power washer was used to remove graffiti from the road barriers [...]

South Queens Boys & Girls Club pours foundation on state-of-the-art renovation
South Queens Boys & Girls Club pours foundation on state-of-the-art renovation
News Maggie Hayes 9/20/2012 at 12:46PM

After decades of building a solid foundation for the community, the South Queens Boys & Girls Club (SQBGC) is finally getting a new foundation of its own. The SQBGC was able to take down one existing wing of its building, which will be replaced by a 35,000-square-foot state-of-the-art addition. In the new area, there will [...]

Pols ask for $500G for Senior Housing Development in Howard Beach
Pols ask for $500G for Senior Housing Development in Howard Beach
News Cristabelle Tumola 8/31/2012 at 9:08AM

A senior housing development currently under construction needs more funding to fix its failing façade. Senator Joseph Addabbo and Assemblymember Phil Goldfeder recently sent a letter to Governor Andrew Cuomo asking him for an additional $500,000 from the Port Authority’s Regional Funds Account to repair the Senior Housing Development in Howard Beach. The project, which [...]

A league of their own: American Softball is all inclusive
A league of their own: American Softball is all inclusive
Sports Terence M. Cullen 8/28/2012 at 7:52AM

Everybody hits. Everybody runs the bases. Everybody has fun. This is how Randy Novick from Howard Beach describes American Softball. Every Saturday throughout the summer, Novick, along with counselors and mentally challenged people from five assisted-living homes met at a field in Kissena Park to get a chance to play softball. Five homes currently comprise [...]

Legislation tackles cyberbullying
News Amanda Mayo 8/22/2012 at 5:15PM

As students, parents and educators gear up for the new school year, elected officials are tackling the growing problem of cyberbullying. Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation last month that is designed to shed light on the hazards of cyberbullying and require educators to respond to such attacks as soon as they happen. State Senator Joseph [...]

More than 300 come out for 4th Annual IRI Walkabout
More than 300 come out for 4th Annual IRI Walkabout
News Terence M. Cullen 8/04/2012 at 8:15AM

Part of the idea, organizers said, was to show how the developmentally disabled people of Independence Residences, Inc. (IRI) are really capable of many things. More than 300 people came out for the 4th Annual IRI Walkabout and Picnic at Cunningham Park on Saturday, July 28, to walk, eat and show their support. “It’s a [...]

Local officials endorse Jeffries for Congress
Local officials endorse Jeffries for Congress
News Terence M. Cullen 6/15/2012 at 3:02PM

Congressional hopeful and incumbent State Assemblymember Hakeem Jeffries received key endorsements from several local officials Friday afternoon on Cross Bay Boulevard as the days leading up to the June 26th primary grow fewer. “I am honored to have the support of so many distinguished leaders from Queens,” Jeffries said. “Although our district spans two boroughs, [...]