Grace Meng

Meng explains bid for House

Posted by Joe Anuta in Uncategorized on May 24, 2012 | No Comments

State Assemblywoman Grace Meng (D-Flushing) hopes to bring jobs back to America from abroad if she is elected to the new Queens congressional seat in September, she told TimesLedger Newspapers in a sit-down interview last week. Meng, a lawyer and mother of two , was born and raised in the borough before she became the [...]

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Halloran undergoes surgery to remove benign tumor

Posted by Phil Corso in Uncategorized on May 24, 2012 | No Comments

City Councilman Dan Halloran’s (R-Whitestone) congressional bid will be temporarily sidelined ?as the councilman undergoes a neurosurgical procedure to remove a benign tumor. Halloran, who was scheduled to be operated on Wednesday, said he would remain in the hospital for the rest of the week before returning home to Flushing to recuperate. “My doctors expect [...]

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Meng wants lockbox for city transportation funds

Posted by Steve Mosco in Uncategorized on May 24, 2012 | No Comments

Transportation infrastructure in Queens needs undivided attention and funds, state Assemblywoman Grace Meng (D-Flushing) said last week. Running for Congress in the newly configured 6th District, the assemblywoman received the endorsement of transportation union officials as commuters went from subway to bus Friday at the Q46 terminal at the Kew Gardens subway station on Queens [...]

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Meeks lends a hand to help students with college loans

Posted by Rich Bockmann in Uncategorized on May 24, 2012 | No Comments

With student loan debt at an all-time high and the cost of certain federal student loans set to get even more expensive, U.S. Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-Jamaica) announced efforts to make an affordable education available to southeast Queens students. In May, outstanding student loans surpassed the nation’s credit card debt when the total hit $1 [...]

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Queens congressional candidates trade few barbs at Main St. event

Posted by Joe Anuta in Uncategorized on May 24, 2012 | No Comments

All six candidates vying for the new Queens congressional seat appeared at a tame forum at the Flushing branch of the Queens Public Library Monday night, where most of the political differences were along party lines. The Democratic candidates — City Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley (D-Middle Village), state Assembly members Rory Lancman (D-Fresh Meadows) and Grace [...]

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Mayor’s ’13 budget draws Queens ire

Posted by Rebecca Henely in Uncategorized on May 10, 2012 | No Comments

While Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s $68.7 billion proposed budget poses no threats to teaching positions, the cuts to firehouses, after-school programs and the library’s budget have some in Queens rallying for another fight. “We still have this deficit that we’re going to have to approach,” Bloomberg said during his presentation of the budget last Thursday. The [...]