Vets Get New Opportunities

Legislation approved by the State Senate and Assembly, with the strong support of State Sen. Joseph Addabbo, Jr., will provide new opportunities for veterans who are public employees to purchase up to three years of retirement credit for their military service. “Under current law, this option is only available to veterans who served their country […]

Addabbo Meets With ASPCA Rep

Michelle Villagomez, a Forest Hills resident and ASPCA representative, met with State Senator, Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., in Albany to advocate for legislation in an effort to stop animal cruelty. In addition to supporting Villagomez and the ASPCA, Senator Addabbo is an avid supporter and co-sponsor of several bills related to ending abuse against animals. […]

Addabbo Cracks Down On Suspended License

In order to make New York’s streets safer for law-abiding residents, State Sen. Joseph Addabbo, Jr. (D-Howard Beach) has won the Senate passage of legislation he sponsors (S.1919) to significantly increase penalties, including higher fines and jail time, for driving with a suspended or revoked license. Addabbo noted that a 2008 study by the American […]

Focus On Queens, April 3

Air Force Airman 1st Class Washington X. Morales Rosales graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Morales Rosales is the son of […]

Forum Features Healthcare Discussion

Forum Features Healthcare Discussion

Assemblyman William Scarborough (left), State Sen. Joseph Addabbo and Jamaica Hospital President and CEO Bruce Flanz (right) talked about healthcare in Queens during a Black History Month breakfast on Feb. 21. Photo by Joe Marvilli BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer With the recent enactment of the Affordable Care Act, the state of healthcare is a […]

Raising The Flag

        State Sen. Joseph Addabbo helps raise the U.S. flag at the Medisys Health Care building, the former site of the Lalance Grosjean factory on Atlantic Avenue and 91st Street in Ozone Park, on Friday.