Press Releases

Hevesi, Addabbo, Schulman, Community Board 6 Call for Forest Hills Traffic Safety Improvements

Forest Hills, NY – Assemblyman Andrew Hevesi, Senator Joe Addabbo, Council Member Lynn Schulman, and Queens Community Board 6 Chair Heather Beers-Dimitriadis have reached out to New York City Department of Transportation (DOT), calling for the agency...

Hevesi Joins Counties, Legislators, and Emergency Medical Service Professionals to Unveil Legislative Package to ‘Rescue EMS’

Albany – In some areas of the state, ambulance wait times are getting longer and longer, and a lack of volunteers and funding shortfalls have thrown our Emergency Medical Services (EMS) systems into crisis. In response, the New York State Association...

Assemblyman Hevesi, Senator Addabbo, and Queens Borough President Richards Call for Review of Traffic Conditions Along Penelope Avenue in Middle Village

Middle Village, NY – Queens Borough President Donovan Richards, Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., and Assemblyman Andrew Hevesi reached out to the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Waze mobile driving application (Waze) this week,...

Assemblyman Hevesi 2023 Community Cleanup Series to Conclude with Final Installation in Kew Gardens

KEW GARDENS, NY – with days getting shorter and cooler temperatures settling in, Assemblyman Hevesi announced the final installation in the annual District 28 community cleanup series for this Sunday, November 5 at 10am, on Lefferts Boulevard in Kew...

Richards, Addabbo, Hevesi, Schulman Call on MTA to Reassess Proposal that Would Replace Q23 Bus Line in Forest Hills and Rego Park

Forest Hills, NY – After receiving numerous inquiries from residents in Rego Park and Forest Hills, four local elected officials – Queens Borough President Donovan Richards, Senator Joseph Addabbo, Assemblyman Andrew Hevesi and Council Member Lynn...

Hevesi, Schulman, Addabbo Make Calls to Enhance Traffic Safety in Richmond Hill

Richmond Hill, NY – After receiving inquiries from concerned residents in Richmond Hill, three local legislators – Assemblyman Andrew Hevesi, Council Member Lynn Schulman, and Senator Joe Addabbo – have called for the New York City Department of...

Statement from Assemblyman Hevesi after visit to the White House “States Convening on Child Care”

Washington, D.C– On Wednesday July 19, 2023, Assemblyman Andrew Hevesi (D – Queens), Chair of the New York State Assembly Committee on Children & Families, attended the White House’s States Convening on Child Care. This event hosted New Mexico Governor...

Addabbo and Hevesi Bring Rain Barrel Giveaway to Forest Hills

Queens, NY - State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. is partnering with Assembly Member Andrew Hevesi to host a free Rain Barrel Giveaway for their constituents this July. On Saturday, July 15th, Senator Addabbo and Assembly Member Hevesi will bring the...

Hevesi, Mannion, Advocates Urge Governor Hochul to Sign Bill to Identify the Number of Kids in Foster Care who have Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities (I/DD)

New York, NY – With the New York State legislature having finished its 2023 session, legislators Assemblyman Andrew Hevesi and Senator John Mannion are renewing calls for Governor Hochul to sign A2798/S3119 into law. If enacted, the bill would require...

Hevesi, Brisport Participate in White House Convening on Child Care

New York, NY – Assemblyman Andrew Hevesi (D – Queens), Chair of the New York State Assembly Committee on Children & Families, joined White House senior staff – including Jennifer Klein, Assistant to the President and Director of the Gender Policy...

LIRR Service Changes Coming to Queens Following the Urging from Area Legislators Hevesi, Schulman, Meng, Comrie

Queens, NY – The Long Island Railroad (LIRR), in response to four legislators representing Central Queens – Assemblyman Andrew Hevesi, Council Member Lynn Schulman, Representative Grace Meng, and Senator Leroy Comrie – has reviewed newly-implemented...

NYS Assembly Chairs Hevesi, Rosenthal and Davila Call on DYCD to Reconsider Directives Aimed at Runaway and Homeless Youth

New York, NY – Three New York State Assemblymembers – Andrew Hevesi, Linda Rosenthal, and Maritza Davila – are calling on New York City Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) to reconsider an agency directive issued on January 8th,...

Legislators and Advocates Hold Press Conference at State Capitol in Support of Children and Families Reinvestment Act

Albany, NY – Today, Assemblymember Andrew Hevesi and Senator Jabari Brisport were joined by fellow legislators and advocates in the State Capitol to call for a package of legislation and series of budget priorities that will support the healthy development...

Forest Hills Officials, Civic Groups, Continue Autumn Community Cleanup Series

Forest Hills, NY – Elected officials and civic groups representing Forest Hills announced on Monday that the next installation in a series of community cleanups would take place this coming Sunday, October 23 at 10am on Metropolitan Ave on Forest Hills....

Hevesi, Meng, Schulman, Addabbo, Community Board 6 Partner for a Rain Barrel Distribution in Forest Hills

Forest Hills, NY – Local officials, including Congressmember Grace Meng, Assemblyman Andrew Hevesi, Councilmember Lynn Schulman, Senator Joe Addabbo, and Queens Community Board 6 announced Wednesday they would be partnering on a rain barrel distribution...

Meng, Hevesi, Addabbo, Schulman, CB6 call on DOT to Consider Safety Improvements on 69th Avenue in Forest Hills

Forest Hills, NY – Following a reported head on traffic collision that occurred between a bus and a Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) on July 20th on 69th Avenue in Forest Hills, local officials joined in calling on DOT to investigate the area and develop...

Hevesi, Volunteers Gather at Frank Principe Park for Maintenance Check In and Bench Painting

Maspeth, NY – Friends of Frank Principe Park, Partnerships for Parks, and the office of Assemblyman Hevesi joined this weekend to conduct a maintenance check in of Frank Principe Park in Maspeth. With supplies being provided by the Parks department,...

Bailey, Hevesi Announce Signing into Law of A4982/S4051, Raising the Lower Age of Juvenile Delinquency From 7 to 12-Years-Old

Albany, NY – Senator Jamaal Bailey and Assemblyman Andrew Hevesi announced on December 30th, 2021, Governor Kathy Hochul’s signing into law of their legislation, A4982/S4051, which raises the lower age at which children in New York may be arrested...

Assemblyman Hevesi, Senator Kavanaugh Request Federal Funds for Rent Supplements to Fill Deficit Caused by Coronavirus

Golden, Hevesi Lead Coalition Calling on Governor Cuomo to Sign Legislation Creating Culturally Competent Shelters for Survivors of Human Trafficking

Forest Hills, NY – The primary need for victims of human trafficking is a safe place to stay to escape their abusers. In order to assist survivors of trafficking, New York State Senator Martin Golden (S.D. 22), Vice Chair, Majority Conference, and Assemblyman...