Tag: state-senator-joseph-addabbo

MTA rebate program on Cross Bay Veterans Memorial Bridge finally underway for Queens motorists


Feb. 5, 2024 By Bill Parry South Queens lawmakers celebrated the start of a new era with the long-awaited launch of a rebate program for motorists using the Cross Bay Veterans Memorial Bridge that connects the Rockaways to the rest of the borough. State Sen. Joseph Addabbo reminisced about being a bridge officer in his younger days when the toll was 90-cents. “Even at 90-cents, they were complaining,” Addabbo said. “And they were right then, they were. This is a fight that’s lasted that long.” Addabbo was joined by Assemblymember Stacey Pheffer Amato and Brooklyn state Sen. Roxanne Peraud Friday…
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‘A beacon of enlightenment’: Broad Channel celebrates newly rebuilt P.S. 47 school that had been damaged during Superstorm Sandy

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Sep. 14, 2023 By Bill Parry The children of Broad Channel have returned to their newly reconstructed P.S. 47 after a year of traveling to an old school building in the Rockaways as the city completed the project. Elected officials and community leaders joined NYC School Construction Authority (SCA) president and CEO Nina Kubota for a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the 260-seat school serving grades 3K through 8, after their previous building experienced extensive damage during Superstorm Sandy in 2012. “The newly rebuilt P.S. 47 delivers a fresh start for education professionals, students and parents in this wonderful community,” Kubota said….
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‘The heart of Rockaway’: Street co-naming honors ‘tenacious’ community leader

Jun. 12, 2023 By Gabriele Holtermann Elected officials, community leaders and residents on June 11 joined City Councilwoman Joann Ariola for a street co-naming ceremony at Beach 116th Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard in memory of Lew Simon. The fierce Rockaway advocate and Democratic district leader for the 23rd Assembly District died on Nov. 7,…
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