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Avella bill would compel city to address raccoon population

Posted by Rich Bockmann in Assembly, District 11, District 28, State Senate on August 18, 2011 | No Comments

State Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) is calling on the city Department of Health to take responsibility for nuisance raccoons he says are plaguing residents in northeast Queens, but the department has responded that ?it is the senator’s proposed legislation that is the real pest. Avella stood alongside state Assemblyman Andrew Hevesi (D-Forest Hills) and residents [...]

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Hevesi to chair Assembly Oversight Committee

Posted by Joe Anuta in Assembly, District 28 on July 7, 2011 | No Comments

State Assemblyman Andrew Hevesi (D-Forest Hills) was recently named chairman of the Assembly Oversight, Analysis and Investigations Committee. “Assemblyman Hevesi will have a key role in ensuring a responsible and efficient government in New York,” Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver (D-Manhattan) said in a statement. “I know he will be a tremendous leader in this capacity [...]

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Hevesi graft an open secret

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in Assembly, District 28, State Comptroller, Statewide Offices on April 28, 2011 | 1 Comment

Long before disgraced former state Comptroller Alan Hevesi was charged in October for his role in a pay-to-play scandal involving the state pension fund under his watch, a little-known treasurer of Saratoga County, J. Christopher Callaghan, knew something was up — and it was in plain sight. Callaghan, who ran on the Republican line against [...]

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Hevesi’s judgment day delayed after former comptroller falls ill

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in Assembly, City Comptroller, City Offices, District 28, State Comptroller, Statewide Offices on March 31, 2011 | No Comments

The sentencing of Alan Hevesi, the former state comptroller from Forest Hills, on a corruption charge involving the state pension fund was postponed Monday after he was hospitalized for internal bleeding over the weekend. The New York Post said Hevesi experienced symptoms during a visit to his daughter in Virginia and underwent an emergency endoscopy, [...]

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Hevesi proposes bill to tackle sex abuse

Posted by Joe Anuta in Assembly, District 28 on March 24, 2011 | 1 Comment

Following allegations in February that a Rochdale ?Little League coach sexually abused his teenage team members, a Forest Hills lawmaker recently proposed a bill to make it harder for sex offenders to work with kids. “That case absolutely sparked this and highlighted gaps in the law,” said state Assemblyman Andrew Hevesi (D-Forest Hills), referring to [...]

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Hevesi lays out ambitious plan for third term

Posted by Joe Anuta in Assembly, District 28 on December 8, 2010 | No Comments

Forest Hills sent its state assemblyman back to Albany for another two years Nov. 3, and he has a lot of work to do. Assemblyman Andrew Hevesi (D-Forest Hills) has plans to tackle malodorous trains, school bullies and a state budget in the red.