State Senator Joseph Addabbo

New travel plaza opens at JFK
New travel plaza opens at JFK
Southeast Liam La Guerre 4/03/2014 at 3:49PM

Airport Plazas, a company that builds rest areas, held a grand opening ceremony on Thursday to celebrate its $13 million rest spot on the outskirts of JFK on 150th Avenue.

Howard Beach holds first meeting on $18M rebuilding grant
Howard Beach holds first meeting on $18M rebuilding grant
South Liam La Guerre 10/23/2013 at 4:09PM

The first public meeting in Howard Beach for the state’s reconstruction plan was held at P.S. 146 on October 21. Residents learned about the state’s NY Rising Community Reconstruction program, which is a plan that provides funds for rebuilding and revitalization of more than 100 communities that were severely damaged by Superstorm Sandy, Hurricane Irene [...]

Speed board installed near Lindenwood’s P.S. 232
Speed board installed near Lindenwood’s P.S. 232
News Maggie Hayes 10/16/2013 at 3:08PM

Speeders take note and slow down. A new mobile speed board has been installed across the street from P.S. 232 in Lindenwood, right outside the bustling Lindenwood Shopping Center on 153rd Avenue. “The Department of Transportation (DOT) has finally responded to our concerns,” said Assemblymember Phillip Goldfeder, who requested a “traffic calming device” be brought [...]

Pol honors Queens veterans
Pol honors Queens veterans
News Maggie Hayes 9/08/2013 at 2:06PM

Area veterans were honored during State Senator Joseph Addabbo’s fifth annual Veterans Barbecue on Saturday, August 24. Last year, Addabbo, the ranking Democrat member of the Senate’s Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee, welcomed over 125 veterans and their families to the barbecue outside his Howard Beach district office. This year, the senator brought [...]

Push for speed cameras around Howard Beach schools
Push for speed cameras around Howard Beach schools
Education & Kids Maggie Hayes 9/03/2013 at 5:42PM

Speeding drivers will be put to a stop if one south Queens pol has his way. State Senator Joseph Addabbo is pushing for Howard Beach’s P.S. 232 and 207 to be considered for a pilot program designed to nab speedy drivers around schools. A new state law went into effect on Saturday, August 31 that [...]

Howard Beach gets new senior housing location
South Maggie Hayes 9/01/2013 at 1:11PM

Howard Beach is home to a new senior housing location, providing more than 80 units of affordable housing for the elderly. Catholic Charities Progress of Peoples Development and Management Corporation, a century-old organization, has various housing sites through Brooklyn and Queens and recently completed renovations at the Cross Bay Boulevard location, formerly the Fineson Center. [...]

87-year-old Ozone Park man waits half hour for ambulance
87-year-old Ozone Park man waits half hour for ambulance
South Maggie Hayes 8/06/2013 at 11:46AM

A concerned community is responding to what they say is a “worrisome” and “life or death” situation. Ralph Franzese, 87, was walking from his Ozone Park home to his car parked outside on 133rd Avenue last Tuesday, July 30. Despite having his walker for stability, Franzese fell backwards, cracking his head on the sidewalk. He [...]