Queens Lawmakers On The Move Oct. 17, 2018

Queens County City Council News

Katz, Meeks, Adams Break Ground On New Affordable Senior Housing

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz
U.S. Rep. Gregory Meeks

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz (D), U.S. Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-Jamaica, Laurelton, Rosedale, Cambria Heights, Saint Albans, Springfield Gardens, Far Rockaway, JFK Airport) and City Councilmember Adrienne Adams (D-Jamaica, Richmond Hill, Rochdale Village, South Ozone Park) recently joined the city’s  Department of Housing Preservation and others recently joined in the groundbreaking for the Northeastern Towers Annex on Guy Brewer Boulevard in South Jamaica.

This 10-story building will have 159 affordable apartments for very low-income seniors and will include apartments set aside for formerly homeless seniors and those with mobility, vision and hearing impairments.

Katz contributed $2 million in capital allocations from her office towards the project.

Sanders Supports Events in Recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

State Sen. James Sanders Jr.

State Sen. James Sanders Jr. (D-Rochdale Village, Far Rockaway) supported Breast Cancer Awareness Month by attending and co-sponsoring events in Southeast Queens.

About 1 in 8 U.S. women (about 12.4%) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime, according to statistics by breastcancer.org.

Among the events the lawmaker attended included joining Flowers of Hope for a Breast Cancer Awareness Walk this past Sunday at Brookville Park, where he presented certificates of recognition to survivors (male and female) at a ceremony during the event. He commended the honorees for their bravery and expressed his support for those still battling the disease. In a symbolic gesture, pink balloons were released into the air. Pink is the color associated with breast cancer awareness.

“We are turning our attention to a real war,” Sanders said. “Yes, the government should be involved in a war, but not those foolish wars overseas, I’m talking about a war on cancer. Instead of spending all that money on planes and bombs, put half of that into cancer research. If you just took even 1/3 of what is being spent, you could solve this problem. We do want war – war on breast cancer, war on ovarian cancer, war on prostate cancer, and all the other types of cancer.”

Addabbo, Pheffer Amato Announce Donation To Hamilton Beach Community

Senator Joseph Addabbo Jr.
Assemblymember Stacey Pheffer Amato

State Sen. Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Howard Beach, Ozone Park, Woodhaven, Glendale, Middle Village, Maspeth, parts of South Ozone Park, Ridgewood, Woodside, The Rockaways) and Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato (D-Broad Channel, Hamilton Beach, Howard Beach, Lindenwood, Ozone Park, Rockaway. ) on Friday will present the Hamilton Beach Volunteer Fire Department with a donation that will benefit the entire Hamilton Beach community.

The donation will help the Hamilton Beach community in their goal to address the flooding issues that have plagued the community for years. Other expected attendees include members of the Hamilton Beach Civic Association, the Hamilton Beach Volunteer Fire Department, members of Community Board 10 and local residents.

The announcement is slated for 2 p.m., Friday, Oct. 19 outside of the Hamilton Beach Volunteer Fire Department, 102-33 Davenport Court, Howard Beach.  

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