Queens Lawmakers on the Move October 5, 2020

Queens County City Council News

Sanders Wishes Trump a Speedy Recovery and a Lesson Learned

State Sen. James Sanders Jr.

State Senator James Sanders released a statement about President Trump contracting COVID-19:

“There were many times when President Trump tried to downplay the seriousness of the COVID-19 pandemic. He refused to wear a mask. He held large gatherings where social distancing was not observed, and he misled the American people into thinking that this disease was similar to the flu and would disappear just as easily. Now, President Trump and the First Lady have publicly admitted to having contracted coronavirus. It is unfortunate that this happened and I hope they both make a full and speedy recovery. Perhaps, now, the Commander-in-Chief will use his time in quarantine to ponder what the experience has been like for people and their families all across this nation.”

Gianaris Organizes School Supply and Food Drives

Senator Michael Gianaris

Senate Deputy Leader Michael Gianaris continued his work providing relief to those impacted by the COVID-19 crisis this week by coordinating a school supply drive with Mt. Sinai Queens and Woodside on the Move and partnering with the Astoria Welfare Society to distribute fresh food to community members.

“COVID-19 is an unprecedented crisis, but Queens has risen to the challenge and our neighbors have answered the call of those in need,” said Gianaris. “I am pleased to work with great community organizations like Woodside on the Move, Mount Sinai, and the Astoria Welfare Society.”

Addabbo, Miller, Holden to Host E-Waste Recycling Event

State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr.
Assembly Member Mike Miller
City Council Member Bob Holden

State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. will be partnering with Assemblymember Mike Miller and Councilmember Robert Holden to bring an E-waste recycling event to Forest Park this fall as a way to help constituents recycle their electronic waste.

“Now residents will have an easy way to recycle their electronic waste at a convenient location in their neighborhood,” said Addabbo. 

“Since the suspension of e-waste pickup due to COVID-19, we have been receiving inquiries from residents saying they have old televisions, computers and other electronics they want to dispose,” said Miller.

“It’s important to properly recycle old electronics that are no longer in use, but it can be hard for people to find a place to take them,” said Holden. 

Electronics that will be accepted during the event are computers (laptops, desktops, servers, mainframes); Monitors (CRT and flat screen); Handheld devices (smartphones, tablets, MP3 players, e-readers, etc.); Network devices (routers, hubs, modems, etc.); Peripherals (keyboards, mice, cables, cords, chargers, etc.); Components (hard drives, CD-ROMs, circuit boards, power supplies, etc.); Printers under 50 pounds, scanners, fax-machines, etc.; TVs, VCRs, DVRs, DVD & Blu-ray Players; Digital Converter Boxes, Cable/Satellite Receivers; Audio-visual equipment (cameras, microphones, etc.); Video-game consoles and accessories; Cell phones, pagers, PDAs.

Items that will not be accepted are batteries of any kind; Stereo equipment; Landline phones/answering machines; Extension cords; Smoke detectors; Any hazardous materials or paint; Household appliances.

The E-waste recycling event will be at the Lower East Side Ecology Center to the Forest Park Bandshell Parking Lot in Woodhaven on Sunday October 11 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for electronic waste recycling.