Press Releases

Cuomo Signs Hevesi Transparency Bill into Law

On March 25, 2011, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed Assembly Bill A.261, which requires the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority to submit an annual report detailing energy efficiency portfolio standard and approving programs, into law....

Hevesi Proposes Critical Legislation to Protect Children From Sex Offenders

Closing a critical gap in state laws to protect kids, Assemblyman Andrew Hevesi (D-Forest Hills) today introduced legislation that will make it easier for organizations that work with children to do more complete background checks on employees and volunteers...

Hevesi Seeks to Strengthen Pedophile Law

Closing a critical gap in state laws to protect kids, Assemblyman Andrew Hevesi (D-Forest Hills) today introduced legislation that will make it easier for organizations that work with children to do more complete background checks on employees and volunteers...

Hevesi Highlights Property Tax Relief Programs

Property tax increases can often fiscally burden New York City homeowners. Properties are assessed for tax value each year by the Department of Finance. What many home, condo, and apartment owners do not realize is that the Department of Finance also...

Hevesi Urges Residents to Clear Snow Surrounding Fire Hydrants

The mounting snow on neighborhood streets in Queens creates a fire safety concern. While many of the fire hydrants on main streets have been cleared of snow, home owners on side streets have neglected to dig out hydrants. The FDNY is concerned about the...

Hevesi Applauds Governor Cuomo for Protecting Important Environmental Programs in 2011-2012 Budget

On Tuesday, February 1, 2011, Governor Cuomo unveiled his proposed 2011-2012 budget for the state of New York. New York State faces an approximate deficit of $10 billion dollars, which the governor has pledged to close through cuts to service rather than...

Hevesi Warns Constituents Against Scam Mailers

In light of recent news and reports from constituents of scam schemes in our neighborhoods, Assemblyman Hevesi would like to remind residents to be alert and aware of the efforts of these dishonest predators and share some tips on how to avoid being caught...

Hevesi and Members of the Jewish Legislative Caucus Urge Commissioner Aubertine to Re-Instate Kosher Food Inspectors

Assemblyman Andrew Hevesi and members of the New York State Chapter of the National Jewish Legislators today sent a letter to Commissioner Darrel Aubertine calling on him to re-instate a portion of the kosher inspection unit that was eliminated by Governor...

Hevesi Jumpstarts 2011 Session

Assemblyman Hevesi got an early start to the legislative session by introducing eleven pieces of legislation during the pre-filing, or pre session, filing period. One of these bills, A.261, is slated to move through the Assembly Energy Committee during...

2011 New York City Parking Calendar

Assemblyman Hevesi Presents Proclamation to Forest Hills High School Saul Goodnick for “A” Rating on 2010 NYC Progress Reports

Assemblyman Andrew Hevesi, Senator Toby Ann Stavisky and Councilmember Karen Koslowitz gathered at Forest Hills High School on Tuesday, December 14, to congratulate Forest Hills High School Principal Saul Goodnick for the school’s “A” rating in...

Hevesi Calls on the New York City Department of Transportation to Install Additional Countdown Clocks on Queens Blvd.

Citing numerous accidents where pedestrians have been seriously injured or killed on Queens Blvd, Assemblyman Hevesi sent a letter to the Queens County Commissioner of the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) urging the Department to install...

Assembly Passes Moratorium on Hydrofracking

On Monday, November 29, 2010, the Assembly passed legislation that would suspend the issuance of new permits for natural gas or oil drilling involving hydraulic fracturing, known as hydrofracking, until May 15, 2011. Hydraulic fracturing involves pumping...

Assemblyman Hevesi Announces Legislative Package in Effort to Stem Environmental Abuses by Rail Companies

On Saturday, April 24, 2010 Assemblyman Andrew Hevesi (D-Forest Hills) joined with other elected officials, members of the community, and the Civics United for Railroad Environmental Solutions (CURES) organization in an united effort to tell transportation...

Assemblyman Hevesi Volunteers at Local Kosher Soup Kitchen

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On Wednesday, September 1, 2010 Assemblyman Andrew Hevesi (D-Forest Hills) volunteered at Masbia, the only Kosher soup kitchen in Brooklyn, NY. Masbia, located on Queens Boulevard, opened in March and is already serving over 120 people a day. Each...

Assemblyman Hevesi Sponsors Maple Syrup Production Exhibit at Local School

On Thursday April 15, 2010 Assemblyman Andrew Hevesi (D-Forest Hills) visited PS 196 in Forest Hills to participate in an exhibit provided by the V.V.S. Central School which showcased the history and production of maple syrup. Students and faculty...

Hevesi Passes Legislation to Ensure Fair Pricing on Utility Usage and Timely Updating of Rent Reduction Schedules

Assembly bills A.193A and A.186B, written and sponsored by Assemblyman Andrew Hevesi (D-Forest Hills), passed the Assembly with overwhelming support. As a large number of buildings throughout New York State are undergoing the conversion process from...

New York City Department of Education Agrees to Create a Preferential Zone for the Metropolitan High School

On February 22, 2010, Assemblyman Andrew Hevesi, Assemblyman Michael Miller, Council Member Karen Koslowitz, and Council Member Elizabeth Crowley met with Kathleen Grimm, Deputy Chancellor of Finance and Administration and other representatives from the...

Parents from Forest Hills Learn English to Enhance their Child’s Education

On Sunday, January 24, 2010 Assemblyman Andrew Hevesi (D-Forest Hills) attended a field trip breakfast at the Shalimar Dinner with parents of students from P.S. 144 in Forest Hills. At the breakfast, several parents, who had never done so before, ordered...

Power for Jobs Program Extended for One Year

Assemblyman Hevesi (D-Queens) announced today that the Assembly passed legislation to extend the Power for Jobs program for one year. Power for Jobs provides low-cost energy to job-creating businesses and not-for-profit organizations across New York State...