Joseph Addabbo

Democrat Lew Simon enters City Council District 32 race
Politics Terence M. Cullen 5/22/2013 at 12:14PM

City Council District 32 has a new contender. Lew Simon, leader of the 23rd Assembly District, has officially declared his candidacy as a Democrat for the upcoming race, where he will vie with incumbent Republican Councilmember Eric Ulrich. Simon was backed by the Queens Democratic Party on Monday, May 20 after announcing his candidacy last [...]

Library expansion breaks ground in memory of Queens activist
Library expansion breaks ground in memory of Queens activist
News Melissa Chan 4/25/2013 at 9:29AM

Their eyes looking to the skies in memory of a lost beloved leader, elected officials drove their golden shovels into the dirt to break ground on a long-anticipated library expansion project. “It feels so good to be standing here today, knowing that construction is beginning,” said Queens Library President Thomas Galante at the Friday, April [...]

Cuomo cracks down on public corruption
Cuomo cracks down on public corruption
Politics Queens Courier Staff 4/10/2013 at 1:37PM

BY CRISTABELLE TUMOLA AND TERENCE M. CULLEN In light of several recent political scandals, including the arrests of Queens legislators Malcolm Smith and Dan Halloran, Governor Andrew Cuomo is cracking down on corruption. He announced the Public Trust act on Tuesday, April 9, which would make it easier to convict wrongdoers of public corruption under [...]

Sandy’s heroes celebrate 85 years of service
Sandy’s heroes celebrate 85 years of service
South Terence M. Cullen 2/05/2013 at 11:47AM

While the night marked 85 years of serving its community, the West Hamilton Beach Volunteer Fire Department dedicated its annual dinner/dance to all of those who pitched in during Sandy — particularly the men and women who were on duty that night. Volunteers, friends, family and local leaders celebrated another year of community service on [...]

Addabbo, Ulrich suspend campaigns as they aid in Sandy recovery
Addabbo, Ulrich suspend campaigns as they aid in Sandy recovery
Central Terence M. Cullen 11/02/2012 at 4:01PM

In a week expected to be packed with last-minute campaigning, the candidates for the Senate District 15 have put it to the wayside as their respective districts still recover from damages caused by Hurricane Sandy. Incumbent State Senator Joseph Addabbo and Councilmember Eric Ulrich, locked in one of the tightest races in the borough, have [...]

Mailers muddle 15th Senate District election
Mailers muddle 15th Senate District election
Central Terence M. Cullen 10/16/2012 at 3:29PM

Both Senate District 15 candidates are condemning a string of outside mailers negatively attacking the other. Online news site Capital New York reported earlier this month that a mailer alleged State Senator Joseph Addabbo was a puppet of billionaire George Soros, a supporter of progressive and liberal causes. The mailer was put out by the [...]

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 [...]