|COMET: Communities of Maspeth & Elmhurst Together||
“I have utmost respect for the Department of Sanitation workers, and I thank them and others for their efforts following the blizzard. I am disappointed and bothered by the lack of priority given to the residential side streets throughout our communities many hours after the snowfall. These streets remained unplowed and unmanageable for emergency vehicles, people on their way to work and those who had doctor appointments. Given the amount of notice that this sizable snow storm was coming and the hours that passed after the storm, having the streets not plowed was totally unacceptable.”
“Over the past days, I have been going throughout the district and reporting to the Sanitation Department key areas that are in need of plowing. I have prioritized those blocks that have residents with medical conditions or seniors. As I continue to survey the district, if I can be of any assistance to a specific area, please call either district office with detailed information.”
Mobile Office Hours - Maspeth
Date: September 29 ·
Time: 11:00am - 1:00pm
Location: Maspeth library, 69-70 Grand Avenue, Maspeth
Senator Addabbo will be at Maspeth library to discuss the issues that concern you. No appointment is necessary.
May 8th - 2-4 PM
66-85 73rd Pl.
The staffer in charge of the office will be Mike Brasty
All are cordially invited to attend.
This photo and story comes courtesy of the Times Newsweekly:
Elected officials vented at a press conference in Maspeth last Friday, Mar. 5, against the continued use of Grand and Flushing avenues as a commercial “through truck route” citing the damaging effects of exposure to diesel fumes to the community.
City Council Member Elizabeth Crowley was joined by Rep. Joseph Crowley, Rep. Anthony Weiner, State Sen. Joseph Addabbo, Assemblywoman Margaret Markey, City Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer and a host of community leaders in decrying the air pollution resulting from trucks that routinely use the connecting roadways to avoid traveling on the Long Island Expressway.
The public servants called on the Department of Transportation to alleviate the burden of vehicle congestion by turning the Grand Avenue-Flushing Avenue thorough- fare into a “local” route as part of a Maspeth Truck Bypass plan that was the brainchild of local civic leaders. The plan is currently the focus of a study being conducted by the DOT.
Council Member Crowley claimed that Queens is the only place where a route terminates at a borough boundary, causing trucks to clog up Maspeth’s primary shopping district.
“Neighborhood residents are thrilled that the study for the Maspeth Bypass Plan is underway,” added Rosemarie Daraio, president of the Communities of Maspeth and Elmhurst Together (COMET) civic association. “COMET is anxious to work with our elected officials and DOT to ensure that the study addresses the community's concerns and that it is completed as quickly as possible. Hopefully NYC DOT will consider installing signage as a preliminary step. We look forward to a safer and more environmentally friendly Grand Avenue.”
When: Saturday, February 27th, 2010, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Where: Maspeth library 69-70 Grand Ave
What: Senator Joe Addabbo will be at Maspeth library to meet with local residents to discuss any issues they have. No appointment is necessary.
Senator Addabbo will host a community discussion in Maspeth tomorrow evening, February 11, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Maspeth Town Hall, 53-37 72nd St. Addabbo says the visit is “for residents in the northern portion of my district” who can’t easily meet with him at his Howard Beach district office. Topics of discussion will be “whatever issues that concerns people the most”. He expects those will include jobs, transportation, education, public safety, sanitation, the new voting machines, the 2010-2011 budget, the 2010 census and seniors and veterans matters.
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