Senator Joseph Addabbo

Ridgewood newsstand razed, problems persists across street
Ridgewood newsstand razed, problems persists across street
Southwest Liam La Guerre 2/11/2014 at 4:47PM

One long-standing Ridgewood problem down, and one more to go. The troublesome newsstand on Metropolitan Avenue near Fresh Pond Road, which had been an eyesore in the community, attracting garbage and graffiti for more than two decades, has finally been taken out of sight. The MTA/LIRR, which owned the land, demolished it on Friday with [...]

Resorts World Casino welcomes new and free Red Express buses
Resorts World Casino welcomes new and free Red Express buses
South Maggie Hayes 10/21/2013 at 3:10PM

Resorts World Casino welcomed a new bus fleet, the Red Express, which will take patrons from Manhattan to the South Ozone Park gambling spot. Casino president Edward Farrell, Community Board 10 chair Betty Bratton and State Senator Joseph Addabbo greeted the Red Express buses as they pulled into Resorts World, coming in from their first [...]

‘Peace officers’ may be coming to Resorts World Casino
News Maggie Hayes 10/18/2013 at 2:10PM

One pol wants to keep the peace at Resorts World Casino. State Senator Joseph Addabbo has been advancing legislation to create “peace officers” at the casino – security officers who would have the power to make arrests. Currently, the casino has security guards that are not authorized to make arrests. They instead must detain any [...]

No wait for rebate on Cross Bay Bridge
News Melissa Chan 4/17/2012 at 9:37AM

Rockaway residents roving across the Cross Bay Bridge will now be reimbursed for their travels from April 1 and on, according to the MTA. The Cross Bay Veterans Memorial Bridge Residency Rebate Program recently passed the state budget, said Assemblymember Phillip Goldfeder. But while the discount program was expected to go into immediate effect once [...]

Peninsula Hospital’s patients absorbed by other hospitals
News Melissa Chan 3/07/2012 at 9:48AM

While Peninsula Hospital struggles to stabilize itself financially, elected officials say they’re worried for already “overburdened” area hospitals receiving the brunt of patient overflow. “Other hospitals are overtaxed and overburdened as it is,” said Assemblymember Phillip Goldfeder. “St. John’s [Episcopal Hospital] was overburdened when Peninsula was completely opened. Now that it’s closed, I can’t imagine [...]

Addabbo calls for more cops in 106th Precinct
News Melissa Chan 2/21/2012 at 2:48PM

The pressure is on for NYPD officials to assign more officers to an area local leaders are saying is quickly becoming inundated with mass volumes of visitors. Senator Joseph Addabbo sent Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly a letter on February 8, requesting a “significant increase” in additional officers for the 106th Precinct in Ozone Park — [...]

Southeast News Briefs
News Melissa Chan 1/12/2012 at 4:32PM

Job hiring event for veterans BOROWIDE — Veterans seeking job opportunities are invited to attend a hiring fair, designed for employers who have open positions to fill within their companies and specifically want to offer those opportunities to veterans. Sponsored by the America Works of New York, Inc. and the mayor’s office of veteran’s affairs, [...]

Conventional Wisdom: Cuomo pushes for center in Queens
Conventional Wisdom: Cuomo pushes for center in Queens
News Steve Mosco 1/10/2012 at 1:00PM

During his State of the State address on January 4, Governor Andrew Cuomo made many bold pronouncements, but perhaps his most ambitious statement was his proposal for the “nation’s largest convention center in Queens.” And the governor already has a spot picked out and a developer in mind – Genting America, the company which brought [...]

Howard Beach has come ‘a long way’ since racial incident
News Melissa Chan 12/09/2011 at 2:47PM

Twenty-five years after escalating racial tensions in Howard Beach thrust the neighborhood into infamy, residents and local leaders alike say the “tight community” has changed for the better. On December 20, 1986, Howard Beach emerged into the spotlight when a gang of white teens — waving bats and bellowing racial slurs — brutally beat three [...]