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Power Authority Supports Community Health Fair

Ed Birdie

May22, 2007


ASTORIA—As in past years, the New York Power Authority (NYPA) will co-sponsor the United Community Civic Association’s (UCCA) Annual Health Fair on Saturday, June 2. Power Authority representatives will be on hand to demonstrate a NYPA hybrid-electric vehicle and to discuss hybrid technology. 

The event, held in the schoolyard of St. Francis of Assisi Elementary School at 21-18 46th Street in Astoria, annually draws thousands of residents from Astoria, Astoria Heights, East Elmhurst, Jackson Heights and Long Island City. The fair is a joint venture between the UCCA and Mount Sinai Hospital of Queens. 

UCCA President Rose Marie Poveromo said, “We look forward, once again, to NYPA showing the latest in environmentally friendly hybrid technology.” 

“NYPA has always been counted on to rally to the assistance of community events whenever possible and we look forward to continuing our support of the Health Fair,” 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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