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New York Power Authority Supports Annual Astoria Community Health Fair

Evelyn Evans

May 31, 2006 

ASTORIA—As in past years, the New York Power Authority (NYPA) will be a supporter of the United Community Civic Association’s (UCCA) Annual Health Fair in Astoria on June 3.  Power Authority representatives will also be on hand to demonstrate a NYPA hybrid-electric vehicle and to talk about hybrid technology. 

This outdoor event, held in the schoolyard of St. Francis of Assisi elementary school (2118 46th Street), draws thousands of residents from Astoria, Astoria Heights, East Elmhurst, Jackson Heights and Long Island City annually, and is a joint venture between the UCCA and Mount Sinai Hospital of Queens. 

Rose Marie Poveromo, president of the UCCA, said, “We look forward, once again, to NYPA showing the latest environmentally-friendly hybrid cars.”

“NYPA has always been counted on to rally to the assistance of community events whenever possible and we look forward to continuing our support,” said Joseph Leary, NYPA’s director of public and governmental affairs for Southeastern New York.

About NYPA:

■    NYPA uses no tax money or state credit.  It finances its operations through the sale of bonds and revenues earned in large part through sales of electricity.  ■    NYPA is a leader in promoting energy-efficiency, new energy technologies and electric transportation initiatives.  ■    It is the nation’s largest state-owned electric utility, with 18 generating facilities in various parts of the state and more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines. 


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