Press Releases

Pheffer Amato, DiNapoli’s Office Host Successful Unclaimed Funds Event at JASA-Brookdale Village Senior Center

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This past Friday, May 5th, from 10:00AM to 12:00PM, Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato (D-Rockaway) hosted an Unclaimed Funds event at JASA-Brookdale Village Senior Center in Far Rockaway. A representative from New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli’s...

Pheffer Amato Throws First Rockaway Little League Pitch

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This past Saturday morning, April 29th at Fort Tilden, Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato (D-Rockaway) threw out the ceremonial first pitch of the Rockaway Little League season. On hand for the Opening Day Gala were parents, Little Leaguers and other...

Pheffer Amato Honors First NYS Assembly Intern

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Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato today honored her first NYS Assembly Intern, Alanna Hepburn, with a citation for her dedication and hard work throughout the 2017 Legislative Session. Hepburn, a Bronx native and senior at John Jay College of Criminal...

Pheffer Amato, DiNapoli’s Office Host Unclaimed Funds Event

This Friday, May 5th, from 10:00AM to 12:00PM, Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato (D-Rockaway) will host an Unclaimed Funds event at JASA-Brookdale Village Senior Center in Far Rockaway. Representatives from New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli’s...

Pheffer Amato, Addabbo Inaugurate First NYC Ferry

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Today, May 1st at 5:15AM, Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato and State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. took a ride on the inaugural trip from Beach 108th Street Ferry Landing to Wall Street, Manhattan, to officially inaugurate the new NYC Ferry. The Ferry...

Pheffer Amato Helps Open Beach 59th Street Playground for 2017 Summer Season

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This past Saturday, April 22nd, 2017, Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato (D-Rockaway) joined Queens Borough Parks Commissioner Dorothy Lewandowski in officially opening the Beach 59th Street Playground for the 2017 summer season. “This is such a beautiful...

Pheffer Amato Honors Eagle Scout Joseph P. Murgida

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This past Saturday, April 22nd, Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato (D-Rockaway) presented Eagle Scout Joseph P. Murgida with a citation on attaining the prestigious rank of Eagle Scout. Murgida gave a moving speech in which he spoke about undergoing speech...

Pheffer Amato Events Collect Literal Tons of E-Waste for Recycling

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This past Sunday, April 23rd, Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato (D-Rockaway) partnered with the Lower East Side Ecology Center at the Bayswater Jewish Center to host the second in a series of two e-waste recycling events, allowing residents to drop off...

Pheffer Amato Tours Torah Academy for Girls High School

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This past Friday, April 21st, 2017, Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato (D-Rockaway) had the opportunity to tour Torah Academy for Girls (TAG) and see their program in action. “This high school is just a fantastic pillar of our community, and has been...

Pheffer Amato Successfully Defends “Rockaway Rebate:” “Next Year, We Must Make the Bridge Free for All”

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Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato (D-Rockaway) today thanked Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, Governor Andrew Cuomo and the Leadership of both houses “for their leadership in continuing, for another year, the ‘Rockaway Rebate,’” which reimburses...

Pheffer Amato on Education Budget: “Best in a Very Long Time”

This past Sunday, April 9th, the New York State budget negotiation process was finally completed, with the Assembly, the Senate and the Governor coming to an agreement on the budget. By the end of Sunday, both houses had passed the 2017-2018 budget and...

Pheffer Amato on Home Health Care Workers Aid Increase: “This Is About Us, Our Community, and Our Caregivers”

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This past Sunday, April 9th, the New York State budget negotiation process was finally completed, with the Assembly, the Senate and the Governor coming to an agreement on the budget. By the end of Sunday, both houses had passed the 2017-2018 budget and...

Pheffer Amato Arranges for Corps of Engineers to Move 80-Foot Beam from Bungalow Bar Back Out to Sea

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This past Tuesday, March 28th, at the urging of Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato, the US Army Corps of Engineers towed an 80-foot beam that had become lodged in the shoreline back out to sea. The beam had gotten snagged and had been partially attached...

Statement by Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato on Support of Two-Month Budget Extender

"Because a new budget deal could not be reached by this past Friday, today I am voting to pass a two-month extension of the current FY budget. "Our government employs about a quarter million hard-working men and women, and those people have families...

Pheffer Amato Speaks at Addabbo Health Center’s Women of Power Event

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This past Friday, March 24th, the Joseph P. Addabbo Health Center hosted a Women of Power Event as part of their Women’s HERstory Month celebration. Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato spoke to the excitement she feels at carrying on the legacy of her...

Pheffer Amato’s Mobile Breast Cancer Clinic, in Honor of Friend “Mrs. Elaine” Freeburg, Screens 30 Women in One Day

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This past Friday, March 24th, Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato hosted a free, mobile breast cancer screening clinic in honor of her late friend, Elaine Freeburg. The mobile clinic served 30 women with MRIs and critical breast exams by call-ahead appointment,...

Pheffer Amato Passes First Bill of Freshman Assembly Class to Make Information More Accessible to NYS Veterans

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Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato today won her first legislative victory, and became the first Freshman Assemblyperson of 2017 to pass legislation, as the New York State Assembly unanimously approved A.5165, a bill to make online information more accessible...

First Pheffer Amato E-Waste Event Beats Expectations

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This past Sunday, March 26th, Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato (D-Rockaway) partnered with the Lower East Side Ecology Center at the Rockwood Park Jewish Center to host a e-waste recycling event, allowing residents to drop off their TVs, cellphones,...

Statement of Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato on Approval of Familial DNA Matching by DNA Subcommittee of the Commission on Forensic Science

"Two of the first constituents I spoke with after taking office were Phil and Cathie Vetrano, who at that point had had to wait six long months past their daughter's murder for any leads to turn up. Instead of turning inward, the Vetranos made Karina's...

Pheffer Amato, Addabbo Blast NYC School Placement Process as “Rigged,” “Totally Immune to Public Oversight”

In a joint statement issued today following the decision to co-locate a seventh school inside Q410, a school building in the joint area of their district, Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato (D-Rockaway) and State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Ozone...