OCTOBER 13 – 19, 2016 WWW.QNS.COM 14 RIDGEWOOD TIMES CAMPAIGN 2016 State senate candidates meet in Glendale Call Now & End Your Tax Nightmare! Co-Author of the best selling book “Breaking the Tax Code” Salvatore P. Candela, EA, ATA, ABA Enrolled Agent - Tax Advisor Photos: Anthony Giudice/QNS Elected offi cials and their opponents spoke with the people at Thursday night’s Glendale Property Owners Association (GPOA) meeting. FREE GROCERY PACKAGE FOR SENIOR CITIZENS 60 YEARS OF AGE AND OLDER 840 Alabama Ave Brooklyn, NY 11207 / 91-29 143rd Street Jamaica, NY 11435 MON 9:00AM– 4:00PM TUE– SAT 7:00AM– 2:00PM COMMODITY SUPPLEMENTAL FOOD PROGRAM TEL: BK (718) 498-9208- QNS (718) 523-2220 Own A Building? Check Out Our Rates FREE INSURANCE QUOTES Specializing In Apartment Buildings and Structures in Ridgewood and surrounding areas. WE HAVE MANY COMPANIES & PROGRAMS. LET US QUOTE YOUR AUTO/LIFE/HOME. DON’T DELAY- CALL TODAY AND SAVE! SERVING OUR COMMUNITY SINCE 1949 MOSER GROUP INC. 73-06 Metropolitan Avenue (2nd Floor)Middle Village, NY (Near 73rd Place) BY ANTHONY GIUDICE AGIUDICE@RIDGEWOODTIMES.COM @A_GIUDICEREPORT With the Nov. 8 general election rapidly approaching, some of Queens’ incumbents and hopefuls visited the Glendale Property Owners Association (GPOA) at their candidates night version of their monthly meeting last week to make their pitch as to why they should get your vote. Both candidates involved in one of the three local contests showed up for the session at St. Pancras Pfeifer Hall in Glendale: incumbent state Senator Joseph Addabbo and challenger Michael Conigliaro, who are fi ghting to represent the 15th State Senate District seat in January. Addabbo listed a number of things he has been able to accomplish and is continuing to fi ght for. This included getting rid of the 5 cent plastic bag tax, expanding programs for seniors, funding education and opposing the proposed homeless shelters in Glendale and Maspeth. “If you believe that I work for you, if you believe that I am your good voice up in Albany and here in the district — not being here just during an election year, but you’ve seen me here throughout all the years even when I’m not running for reelection,” Addabbo said. “If you believe that I’m your voice, if you believe that I have stepped up for you, if you believe I am fi ghting hard for you, then I truly hope I have earned your support and your faith in me.” Congiliaro, on the other hand, outlined reasons why voters should make a change in November “One of the biggest things that I’ve noticed here — I’m a resident of Rego Park, I live in the district — is that the quality of life in our area over the last eight years has deteriorated,” he said. In order to change some of the problems that have been plaguing the neighborhoods, Conigliaro will call upon his persistence to get things done. The senate hopeful relayed how he helped get unsightly garbage removed from the former Sports Authority parking lot earlier this summer, and how he has marched in Maspeth and Brooklyn against the proposed homeless shelter. “These are the things that are very important,” Conigliaro said. “The things that I want everyone in this room to realize is that when you go to vote on Nov. 8, I implore you to think long and hard, and say to yourself, is your community better than it was eight years ago?” The 15th Senate District covers Howard Beach, Ozone Park, Woodhaven, Glendale, Middle Village, Maspeth and portions of South Ozone Park, Ridgewood, Woodside and The Rockaways.
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