Senator Tony Avella

Strong support for united districts in eastern Queens
News David Beltran 1/16/2012 at 3:20PM

Civic leaders, city officials, and residents came to the Eastern Queens United rally recently in support of new district lines to keep eastern queens communities united and maintain a strong voice in politics. Every 10 years after the census is complete, district lines must be re-drawn. Many residents and civic leaders said that because of [...]

Pol, residents demand DOT repair broken curbs
Pol, residents demand DOT repair broken curbs
News Michael Pantelidis 1/04/2012 at 9:00AM

Queens residents have had their hopes for safe sidewalks curbed by the Department of Transportation (DOT). Senator Tony Avella recently united with perturbed residents from northern and eastern Queens – who have suffered with broken curbs in front of their homes for years – to demand the DOT “accelerate” their sidewalk repair program. “DOT is [...]

Dangerous Glen Oaks Intersection to be made safer
News Michael Pantelidis 1/03/2012 at 9:44AM

After touring M.S. 172 in May, Senator Tony Avella learned of dangerous traffic conditions in front of the school on 257th Street. The senator then urged the Department of Transportation (DOT) to get involved. The DOT conducted a traffic analysis of the area over the summer and recently announced plans to install “All-Way Stop” controls [...]

Parents and officials say DOE has turned back on Jamaica High School
Parents and officials say DOE has turned back on Jamaica High School
News Alexa Altman 12/06/2011 at 5:32PM

Even though the Department of Education’s (DOE) decision to close Jamaica High School was finalized in February, current students are still hoping for a quality education. Currently in the process of being phased out, Jamaica High School no longer accepts new students and is expected to close its doors for good in 2014. But while [...]