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Crime rise sets off call for cops

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in District 15, Governor, State Senate on March 1, 2012 | No Comments

With the 106th Precinct battling a surge in property crimes and the prospect of a convention center at Aqueduct Racetrack, state Sen. Joseph Addabbo (D-Howard Beach) wants the precinct to be assigned more officers. Addabbo wrote to Police Commissioner Ray Kelly earlier this month, asking for more police protection in the area, which covers South [...]

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New lines mean Qns senate shift

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in Congress, District 10, District 14, District 15, District 6, District 9, Governor, State Senate, U.S. House on February 2, 2012 | No Comments

State Sens. Joseph Addabbo (D-Howard Beach), Shirley Huntley (D-Jamaica) and Malcolm Smith (D-St. Albans) may need to sign up for dance lessons if newly proposed district maps are approved because they will be doing the shuffle. “It looks like a switcheroo,” Huntley said in a telephone interview Monday, comparing how the new lines give her [...]

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Qns. residents slam Albany’s plan

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in Assembly, District 10, District 11, District 12, District 13, District 14, District 15, District 16, District 24, Governor, State Senate on February 2, 2012 | 1 Comment

No matter how you slice it, the redistricting plan drawn up by a state task force last week was widely panned in Queens by critics who said the proposal breaks up communities and gerrymanders the lines. Every 10 years, districts for state Senate, state Assembly and congressional lines are redrawn to reflect population changes recorded [...]

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Raise NY gambling age to 21: Addabbo

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in District 15, Governor, State Senate on January 26, 2012 | 2 Comments

State Sen. Joseph Addabbo (D-Howard Beach) said he supports raising the legal age to gamble to 21 from 18, saying the move would limit the number of youngsters with gambling addictions. “I believe the time is right to address the issues of gambling through raising awareness and legislation,” Addabbo said in a statement Monday. The [...]

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Cuomo unveils his vision for new convention center

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in District 15, Governor, State Senate on January 12, 2012 | No Comments

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he wants the Aqueduct racino in South Ozone Park to be the site of the nation’s largest convention center during his State of the State address last week. Cuomo said convention centers are “economic generators” and the Javits Center in Manhattan is not big enough to attract the best shows and [...]

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Gay marriage passage hits home in Sunnyside, Jax Hts.

Posted by Rebecca Henely in Assembly, City Council, City Offices, District 10, District 11, District 12, District 13, District 15, District 24, District 25, District 26, District 7, District 9, Governor, State Senate, U.S. House on December 29, 2011 | No Comments

Before Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the bill June 24 that would legalize same-sex marriage in New York state, Astoria LGBT activist Brendan Fay and his husband, Dr. Thomas Moulton, helped same-sex couples in New York cross the border into Canada or into neighboring states to get married. Now he receives messages from people in Ireland [...]