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Senator Addabbo supports new bill for enhanced oversight of freight rail safety


May. 17, 2024 By Anthony Medina Senator Joseph P. Addabbo Jr. has taken another step towards ensuring transparency from freight rail services as a co-sponsor of Senate-approved legislation. The New York State Department of Transportation will now be required to establish a central registry of all reports, audits, plans, and public inspections for freight rail…
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NY Senate passes legislation to strengthen protections for racehorses


Apr. 12, 2024 By Anthony Medina On Thursday, Apr. 11, the Senate approved legislation that significantly enhances protections for pets and animals, coinciding with Animal Cruelty Prevention Month. The bill now awaits Governor Kathy Hochul’s signature. Senator Joseph P. Addabbo Jr., who represents New York Senate District 15, received the approval of his legislation S.6796A,…
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Addabbo calls on DOT and MTA to address quality-of-life issues pertaining to train trestle in Richmond Hill

Senator Addabbo views one of the new No Trespassing signs at the Babbage and Bessemer trestle to prohibit illegal parking in the bays.

Mar. 14, 2024 By Anthony Medina State Sen. Joseph P. Addabbo Jr. is bringing the NYC Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) together to help tackle quality-of-life issues in his district—such as filthy street conditions and loitering—near a train trestle in Richmond Hill. Residents living in the vicinity of the Richmond…
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Senator Addabbo to host virtual discussion on tackling problem gambling for National Problem Gambling Awareness Month


Mar. 7, 2024 By Anthony Medina The month of March is recognized as National Problem Gambling Awareness Month a nationwide campaign that seeks to increase public awareness of problem gambling and promote prevention, treatment, and recovery services. The National Council on Problem Gambling estimates over 600,000 adults experience gambling-related issues in New York State. Senator Joseph P. Addabbo Jr, who is the Chairman of the Senate’s Committee on Racing, Gaming, and Wagering, is making sure people are getting the help they need for gambling addiction through a zoom discussion scheduled for Tuesday, March 12. “For some, gaming is a casual…
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Senator Addabbo shuts down illegal Smoke Shop, faces ongoing battle to close more

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Feb. 28, 2024 By Anthony Medina A neighborhood dispute between a Queens state Senator and a smoke shop caught illegally selling cannabis last year boiled over this month, with law enforcement placing a restraining order on the business’ storefront. Magic Pack, a smoke shop located at 84-17 Jamaica Ave., has been shut down by authorities and is unlikely to reopen after State Sen. Joseph P. Addabbo Jr. (D-Woodhaven) called for its closure and began working with law enforcement last year to make it happen. Addabbo collaborated with the NYPD and NYC Sheriff’s office to close Magic Pack down, which is…
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Forest Hills leaders call for additional stop light and crosswalk on Metropolitan Avenue, cite dangerous traffic conditions


Feb. 15, 2024 By Anthony Medina Several Queens legislators joined by civic leaders are calling on the Department of Transportation to address dangerous traffic conditions along a section of Metropolitan Avenue in Forest Hills. In a joint letter sent to DOT Commissioner Ydanis Rodriguez on Feb. 9, Assembly Member Andrew Hevesi, state Sen. Joseph P. Addabbo Jr, Council Member Lynn Schulman, and Community Board 6 Chair Heather Beers-Dimitriadis urge the agency to install a new traffic light and crosswalk at the intersection of 72nd Road and Metropolitan Avenue. The letter comes after the legislators say that they have received numerous…
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Senator Addabbo backs game-changing bill to close legal loophole on drug-impaired driving in New York


Jan. 12, 2024 By Anthony Medina A bill co-sponsored by Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. looks to change how people caught driving under the influence of drugs and narcotics are prosecuted in New York State. Addabbo urged fellow legislators in a rally for change on Jan. 9, to help get the Deadly Driving Bill (S3135/A174) passed in Albany and eliminate what he says is a loophole for those caught driving impaired by drugs. “The fatalities and tragedies that occur with drugged driving knows no boundaries,” Addabbo said during Tuesday’s rally. “This isn’t a political matter. It’s about doing the right…
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Queens officials back residents’ call for a traffic study of Penelope Avenue in Middle Village to combat Waze-driven traffic woes


Jan. 11, 2024 By Anthony Medina An 80-person petition calling for a traffic study of Penelope Avenue in Middle Village is gaining support from Queens elected officials after residents say the Waze mobile app is the cause for a dangerous increase in traffic along that stretch and in the neighborhood. Queens Borough President Donovan Richards, State Sen. Joseph P. Addabbo Jr. and Assembly Member Andrew Hevesi penned a letter to the Department of Transportation Commissioner Ydanis Rodriguez on Jan. 8, calling for a review of the traffic conditions on Penelope Avenue based on the complaints from Middle Village residents. In…
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Community Board 9 gifts over 400 toys in Ozone Park

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Dec. 20, 2023 By Anthony Medina Reliant on nothing but the kindness and generosity of Queens residents, Community Board 9 accomplished its goal of distributing hundreds of toys to families in Ozone Park on Saturday, Dec 16. Inside Elizabeth Blackwell Middle School, located at 93-11 101st Ave., Community Board 9 worked together with the Queens…
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Senator Addabbo helps raise awareness for diabetes with Woodhaven event


Nov. 14, 2023 By Anthony Medina In recognition of National Diabetes Awareness Month this year, Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. organized a diabetes information session inside the All Saints Episcopal Church in Woodhaven, on Wednesday, Nov. 8.  The info session was aimed at empowering people living with diabetes and informing them on the various methods of living with the health condition. Participants also engaged in a healthy food dinner, with an assortment of fresh food and produce to take home.  According to information shared by the American Diabetes Association, an estimated 1,717,067 people in New York, accounting for 10.7% of…
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