Joseph Patrick Addabbo
American politician
Joseph Patrick Addabbo
Joseph Patrick Addabbo was a New York City politician who served as a Democrat in the United States House of Representatives from 1961 to 1986. As the chairman of the United States House Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense in the 1980s, he was a noted critic of President Ronald Reagan's massive defense spending increases. Addabbo was born in Queens, New York and lived in the borough his entire life. He was a 1946 graduate of St.
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Middle Village to receive train noise relief soon - YourNabe.com
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Joseph Addabbo (D-Howard Beach) and City Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley (D-Middle Village). State Assemblymen Mike Miller (D-Woodhaven) and Andrew Hevesi (D-Forest Hills) were also present at the meeting, even though parts of the area in question do
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Resort at Aqueduct aims to 'wow' after October open - amNY
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Joseph Addabbo Jr. (D-Howard Beach) said that expanding the city's first casino must be seriouslyconsidered at a time when neighboring states have full-fledged gaming halls and New York continues to lose gamblers' business
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Miller Attends Third Annual Walkabout - Western Queens Gazette
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Assemblymember Mike Miller (D–Woodhaven) along with state Senator Joseph Addabbo Jr. (D–Howard Beach), Queens Parks Commissioner Dorothy Lewandowski and members of the Glendale Kiwanis attended the third annual Walkabout held by Independence Residences
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Jews, Asians and the election - Crain's New York Business
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Joseph Addabbo, D-Queens, has called on legislators to restore cuts to social service programs. A report by the state found New York has collected $809 million more and spent $1.2 billion less than projected on May 2. “My first priority is to try to
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Sewer upgrades halted SE Qns. flooding: City - YourNabe.com
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Joseph Addabbo (D-Howard Beach). Last weekend's storm did not excessively flood the area, he said. Although if it had been high tide, which would have raised water levels in the area, the waters would have been much higher. The flooding in Hamilton
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Gov. Cuomo may bet on legalizing casinos in New York - amNY
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Joseph Addabbo (D-Howard Beach), who favors gaming in his Queens district at the Aqueduct Racetrack, where the Resorts World Casino New York is expected to open by October. While casinos in New York operated by certain Indian tribes can offer table
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Bloomberg Also Backs A Dem - New York Daily News (blog)
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Joseph Addabbo, a Queens Democrat who flipped from his opposition two years ago and voted last month to legalize same-sex marriages. Bloomberg gave similar donations to all four Republicans who voted for the bill. The mayor did not spread the love to
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New York becomes sixth state with marriage equality - The GA Voice
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Three Democratic state senators who had voted “no” on a marriage bill in 2009 — Joseph Addabbo Jr. (D-Queens), Shirley Huntley (D-Queens), and Carl Kruger (D-Brooklyn) — also voted “yes.” One Democratic senator, Rubén Díaz (D-Bronx) voted against the
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Addabbo Explains Vote on Livery Bill - Gotham Gazette (blog)
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Joseph Addabbo issued a statement today to explain his vote against the livery bill supported by Mayor Michael Bloomberg. The bill that was passed by the Assembly and Senate will create a new class of livery cabs that will be available to commuters in
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NY gay marriages can begin as early as end of July - Salon
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Joseph Addabbo and Shirley Hunter mysteriously changed their votes, as did Republicans Alesi and Saland. The Catholic Church in NY has been all but invisible on this issue, which is astonishing. What the hell happenned here? ... -
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Gay marriage fight shows NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo is no rookie - Los Angeles Times
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Joseph Addabbo of the governor's native Queens so often about same-sex marriage that the senator complained he was sick of hearing from the governor. Ultimately, Addabbo reversed his position and voted for the bill. Others observed that Cuomo's
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To The Editor: - Queens Tribune
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Joseph Addabbo has flip flopped from his 2009 position opposing same-sex marriage. Now Addabbo supports same-sex marriage even though it is contrary to his beliefs. His reasoning is a poll conducted through his office indicates strong support for
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Genting considers convention center at Aqueduct - YourNabe.com
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Joseph Addabbo (D-Howard Beach) said he would support Genting, Resorts World's parent company, if it decides to build a convention center. “I think it's a good conversation to have as Genting and Resorts World evolve,” Addabbo said
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Weiner Officially Resigns - Western Queens Gazette
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The story in Monday's New York Post quoted state Senator Joseph Addabbo Jr. saying, “They want a convention center to rival the Javits Center,” the city's only convention center in Manhattan. Casino operator Genting said through a spokesperson that it
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Joseph Patrick Addabbo
    TEENAGE
  • 1986
    After returning to work for two months in early 1986, he fell ill at a luncheon in March and lapsed into a coma on March 12.
    More Details Hide Details He died a month later, aged 61, and was buried in Saint John's Cemetery, Queens. After Addabbo's death, Queens elected its first African-American congressman after a disputed special election between two black candidates. In 2001, Addabbo's son, Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., was elected as the New York City Council representative for District 32 in Queens. He was elected to the New York State Senate in 2008.
  • 1985
    In 1985, he spent four months in the Walter Reed Army Medical Center with a cancer-related kidney ailment.
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  • 1984
    Addabbo's health started to fail shortly after his 1984 re-election.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1980
    Although he usually sailed to reelection in his overwhelmingly Democratic and Italian-American Southwestern Queens district, a reapportionment following the 1980 census spelled trouble for Addabbo in his final two campaigns.
    More Details Hide Details His district absorbed a considerably larger number of African Americans in Jamaica, Queens than had previously been in the district. His old district was 35 percent black, while his new district was 65 percent black. Some of his Italian-American base were moved into the district of fellow Democrat Charles Schumer while others were moved into the district of fellow Italian-American Democrat Geraldine Ferraro, who had won a closer-than-expected election two years earlier. This left him open to a surprisingly strong primary challenge from black real estate developer Simeon Golar in 1982. Two years later, Golar ran again with the active backing of then-presidential candidate Jesse Jackson, but Addabbo won again.
  • OTHER
  • 1946
    Addabbo was born in Queens, New York and lived in the borough his entire life. He was a 1946 graduate of St. John's Law School and practiced law in Ozone Park, New York before his election to Congress in 1960.
    More Details Hide Details Addabbo was the Democratic nominee to replace Queens Rep. Albert H. Bosch, a Republican who left Congress to begin a judicial career. Addabbo became chairman of the defense spending subcommittee in 1979. In the post, he frequently sparred with President Reagan and was a favorite media source for accounts of the epic military spending battles in the early 1980s. Addabbo created a yearly routine of calling for deep cuts to the administration's budget. In 1983, he proposed slashing Reagan's defense spending plan by $30 billion. Though Addabbo's efforts were usually unsuccessful, he managed to eliminate funding for MX and Pershing missiles in 1982.
  • 1925
    Born on March 17, 1925.
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