Joseph Addabbo

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, [...]

New cops join 106th precinct
New cops join 106th precinct
News Alexa Altman 5/10/2012 at 1:17PM

Fresh out of the academy, 15 newly minted police officers joined the 106th Precinct. The rookie rangers were introduced to the public at the precinct’s monthly meeting on Wednesday, May 9 by Captain Thomas Pascale. On hand to welcome the recruits was Senator Joseph Addabbo who congratulated Pascale for obtaining extra law enforcement officials. According [...]

WATCH: Eric Ulrich announces Senate run
WATCH: Eric Ulrich announces Senate run
News Melissa Chan 4/24/2012 at 1:21PM

Councilmember Eric Ulrich — considered a rising star in the Republican Party — has declared his intent to vie for the 15th Senate District seat. “This was not an easy decision for me to make. I love the job that I already have, and I had every intention of running for re-election next fall,” Ulrich [...]