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Stavisky, Meng fight for boro senior centers

Posted by Connor Adams Sheets in Assembly, District 16, District 22, Governor, State Senate on February 24, 2011 | 2 Comments

State Sen. Toby Stavisky (D-Whitestone) and state Assemblywoman Grace Meng (D-Flushing) joined forces with seniors Tuesday at the Selfhelp Benjamin Rosenthal Senior Center? in Flushing to oppose proposed cuts to state funding for senior services that could lead to the closing of as many as 100 senior centers in the city. They met there to [...]

Meeks safe after earthquake strikes during visit to New Zealand

Posted by Ivan Pereira in Congress, District 6, U.S. House on February 23, 2011 | No Comments

The congressman and seven other members of the House were meeting with the country’s prime minister, John Key, and other political leaders in the capital city of Wellington when the quake hit the city of Christchurch Feb. 22.

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GOP’s cuts would doom boro: Weiner

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in Congress, District 9, U.S. House on February 17, 2011 | 1 Comment

U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-Forest Hills) said the budget proposal unveiled by congressional Republicans would devastate Queens if enacted, saying $167 million in aid to the borough would be cut if they had their way. “The news is very bad for the city of New York and particularly Queens,” Weiner said Monday as he stood [...]

Schumer decries loose pilot regulation plan

Posted by Philip Newman in Congress, U.S. Senate on February 17, 2011 | No Comments

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) has complained to the Federal Aviation Administration that airlines are trying to water down rules against using fatigued pilots that he championed. The regulations were put into effect as a result of a crash that left 49 people dead near Buffalo, N.Y., in 2009. The National Transportation Safety Board said [...]

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Van Bramer pens pipeline safety bill after Pa. disaster

Posted by Rebecca Henely in Assembly, City Council, City Offices, District 26, District 37 on February 17, 2011 | 1 Comment

In response to last week’s natural gas pipeline explosion in Allentown, Pa., City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside) touted legislation Tuesday that he and his colleagues in government were writing to prevent the same thing from happening in western Queens, statewide and nationally. “We have to make sure these pipelines are not a danger,” Van [...]

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Immigrants receiving restored Dromm funds

Posted by Rebecca Henely in City Council, City Offices, District 25 on February 17, 2011 | 1 Comment

Joined by prominent members of immigrant organizations with offices in Jackson Heights, City Councilman Daniel Dromm (D-Jackson Heights) announced last week that $4.5 million he had restored to the city budget for immigrant programs has begun to be delivered to recipients. “We need to ensure that [immigrants] are given the opportunities and the resources necessary [...]