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Gennaro praises temporary ban on gas drilling

Posted by Anna Gustafson in City Council, City Offices, District 15, District 24, State Senate on August 12, 2010 | No Comments

Queens legislators cheered the state Senate’s passage of a bill that would place a moratorium on drilling for natural gas in the upstate watershed, which provides drinking water for 9 million city and Westchester County residents.

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Gennaro bill slated to clean Queens air

Posted by Anna Gustafson in City Council, District 24 on July 29, 2010 | No Comments

The legislation, Intro 194-A, will require that buildings burn less No. 4 heating oil — one of the dirtiest types of fuel. Additionally, it mandates that the No. 4 oil will be phased out when buildings need to replace their heating system equipment, which city officials said will help to create environmentally friendly jobs.

Green bill will make city cleaner: Gennaro

Posted by Anna Gustafson in City Council, District 24, Mayor on December 16, 2009 | No Comments

The City Council passed a package of legislation last week that Councilman James Gennaro (D-Fresh Meadows) and other lawmakers said will dramatically reduce the city’s carbon footprint, create thousands of green jobs and save city residents millions of dollars in energy costs. “Twenty years from now people will look back at the vote on this [...]

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Gennaro drive to help those hit by recession

Posted by Anna Gustafson in City Council, District 24 on December 2, 2009 | No Comments

City Councilman James Gennaro (D-Fresh Meadows) kicked off his annual toy, coat and food drive Tuesday, saying this year’s collection is especially important for his constituents facing difficult financial times. “During these tough economic times, it’s critical that we do everything we can to help our neighbors in need,” Gennaro said. Gennaro was joined by [...]

Boro backs bill to control store stampedes

Posted by Anna Gustafson in City Council, District 24, District 27 on November 25, 2009 | No Comments

City Councilmen James Gennaro (D-Fresh Meadows) and Leroy Comrie (D-St. Albans) will soon appeal to Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his administration to push forward a bill to prevent a repeat of last year’s death of a Jamaica man who was working at a Long Island Wal-Mart when he was trampled to death by bargain hunters [...]

Council backs Gennaro’s gas-drilling-ban resolution

Posted by Anna Gustafson in City Council, District 24 on November 18, 2009 | No Comments

The City Council unanimously passed Councilman James Gennaro’s (D-Fresh Meadows) resolution Monday that calls on Albany to ban drilling in the city’s watershed — a move he has said would result in the city spending billions of dollars on a filtration system and could potentially contaminate the drinking water supply for residents in the city [...]