Senator Toby Ann Stavisky

Elmhurst vigil marks one month since Typhoon Haiyan
Elmhurst vigil marks one month since Typhoon Haiyan
West Angy Altamirano 12/10/2013 at 10:47AM

Local elected officials gathered with members of the National Alliance for Filipino Concerns (NAFCON) at St. James Episcopal Church in Elmhurst on Sunday, December 8 to mark the one month anniversary of Typhoon Haiyan. It is reported to be the deadliest typhoon to hit the Philippine region, affecting more than 12 million people and leaving many in need of water, food, and medical supplies.

‘Offensive’ billboard taken down
‘Offensive’ billboard taken down
News Melissa Chan 3/21/2012 at 1:05PM

A shot at advertising for one vodka company didn’t go down as smoothly as planned. A Willets Point billboard — declared offensive by local leaders — read “Escort Quality, Hooker Pricing.” The provocative message, officials feared, could potentially reverse efforts and resources put into developing the area into a residential, retail center for families. The [...]

New district lines ‘as bad’ as before
News Michael Pantelidis 3/14/2012 at 2:18PM

Recent revisions to district lines have done little to darn the disharmony between Republicans and Democrats. The New York State Legislative Task Force on Demographic Research and Reapportionment (LATFOR) — made up largely of Republican senators due to their current control of the chamber — released its updated district maps on March 12, angering Democrats [...]

Relief proposed for co-op owners
News Melissa Chan 3/13/2012 at 12:27PM

New legislation may lighten the load on co-op owners, while leaving their wallets heavy. According to Senator Toby Ann Stavisky and Assemblymember Ed Braunstein, property owners can currently fight city tax assessments through a “certiorari” process, but they said it is often costly and incurs “excessive legal fees.” “As a co-op shareholder, I understand this [...]

New elevators coming to Flushing LIRR
New elevators coming to Flushing LIRR
News Steve Mosco 3/05/2012 at 12:15PM

The Flushing Long Island Rail Road Station is getting a major “up”grade. Legislators and transit officials announced plans to install elevators at the station, a major development for the transportation hub. “As Flushing continues to grow, our infrastructure must grow to match,” said Senator Toby Ann Stavisky at the press conference on March 2. “These [...]

Down the Drain? Flushing High School fights to remain
Down the Drain? Flushing High School fights to remain
News Steve Mosco 2/28/2012 at 9:09AM

After more than 100 years of reading, writing and arithmetic, Flushing High School now faces its toughest test of all. Legislators and education advocates gathered in front of the school to protest a possible Turnaround, which would effectively eliminate Flushing High School as it is currently constituted. “Over the past few years, Flushing High School [...]

College Point mail center to close
College Point mail center to close
News Alexa Altman 2/23/2012 at 1:48PM

The United States Postal Service (U.S.P.S.) delivered its final notice to a Queens mail processing center. Finalizing the U.S.P.S.’s decision to close the College Point Processing and Distribution Center, Triboro district manager Frank J. Calabrese sent a letter to Robert Yaccarino, president of the American Postal Workers Union (APWU) Flushing Local #2286, informing him there [...]

Pol wants more info on College Point mail center
News Alexa Altman 2/20/2012 at 12:51PM

Dissatisfied with poor communication, Senator Toby Ann Stavisky sent the United States Post Service (U.S.P.S.) a message — provide the public with the information they deserve. Stavisky filed an appeal with the Postmaster General regarding the U.S. Postal Service’s rejection of her request for records concerning the impending closure of a Queens mail processing center. [...]

Senate Redistricting plan is divisive
News Michael Pantelidis 1/31/2012 at 1:19PM

Newly-drawn district lines may pit Senate Democrats against one another in a political dogfight. Under the proposed plan, which was designed by the New York State Legislative Task Force on Demographic Research and Reapportionment (LATFOR) — made up largely of Republican senators due to their current control of the chamber — Democratic Senate Campaign Committee [...]