Addabbo Sets 24-Hour
City Councilman Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. has announced that he has established his regular office number of 738-1111 in Old Howard Beach and 318-6411 in Rockaway as a 24-hour/7-day a week telephone number for his constituents to contact his office.
Addabbo said that after normal business hours residents may call these numbers to report emergency situations to his office. The caller will be connected to a live operator who will take the information and immediately forward it to a member of Addabbo's staff and ultimately to the councilman. The resident will be contacted and necessary action will be taken to solve the problem. "What is important to me is that the residents have access to my office and its services at any time of the day or night." Addabbo stated.
The establishing of the 24-hour number was the fulfilling of a campaign promise that Addabbo had made to his constituents. Addabbo asked his constituents to use the numbers only for emergencies after normal business hours.