Avella provides for schools, parks

I have been a Queens resident for 35 years, and ever since state Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) became my senator, I have seen dramatic improvements in our parks and school systems.

Avella has been able to allocate $1.5 million to schools for critically needed renovations and $705,000 to after-school programs. This allows every school in the district to receive extra funding and maintain an after-school program.

PS 26 used its funding to renovate a run-down auditorium. Overall, Avella has allocated $1.5 million to parks in our district in Queens alone. To name a few, this includes $450,000 to Little Bay Park, $275,000 to Dermody Triangle Park and $450,000 to Glen Oaks Park.

On top of this, he fought tirelessly to obtain more parkland for Udalls Cove Park. Facts are facts: Avella has delivered for our community and is a strong advocate for issues affecting animals.

This is why I will be voting for Avella in the upcoming election.

Edita Birnkrant

Fresh Meadows