Assemblyman Lancman with Local Sikh Leaders

Lancman begins campaign for City Council

Posted by cngadmin in Uncategorized on December 28, 2012 | No Comments

State Assemblyman Rory Lancman (D-Fresh Meadows) officially kicked off his campaign for City Council last week at the Local 3 Headquarters in Flushing. More than 100 people attended the event, at 67-35 Parsons Blvd., including U.S. Rep. Joe Crowley (D-Jackson Heights), chairman of the Queens Democratic Party, and a number of other Queens politicians. In [...]

Grace Meng speaks at a press conference in favor of gun microstamping.

Meng will take Ackerman’s place but not his office

Posted by Joe Anuta in Uncategorized on December 28, 2012 | No Comments

State Assemblywoman Grace Meng (D-Flushing) is set to trade in her title, taking the spot of U.S. Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-Bayside) in Congress, but she will not get his office. The longtime lawmaker enjoyed a highly coveted space in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill. When Meng makes the trip to be sworn [...]

U.S. Rep. Gregory Meeks

House panel clears Meeks in loan probe

Posted by Rich Bockmann in Uncategorized on December 28, 2012 | No Comments

The House Ethics Committee last week cleared U.S. Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-Jamaica) of any wrongdoing after an investigation into a questionable $40,000 loan he received in 2007 and failed to report on his financial disclosure statements. The bipartisan committee unanimously concluded that while the congressman did not disclose the loan, he did so unknowingly and [...]

120925_Stadium Footprint Diagram

Beep candidates wary of soccer site

Posted by Joe Anuta in Uncategorized on December 20, 2012 | No Comments

The field of candidates hoping to fill the shoes of Borough President Helen Marshall have varying opinions on whether or not Major League Soccer should build a 25,000-seat stadium in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. The current field heading into next year’s elections includes state Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside), City Councilman Leroy Comrie (D-St. Albans), Deputy [...]

John Sampson speaks at Tony Avella’s inauguration in 2011.

Dems cite weak leadership as they vote out Sampson

Posted by Rebecca Henely in Uncategorized on December 20, 2012 | No Comments

Amid the formation of a new coalition between the state Senate Republicans and the breakaway Independent Democratic Council, the Democrats voted to oust Sen. John Sampson (D-Brooklyn) as their leader in favor of Sen. Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D-Yonkers). Sampson, first elected to the Senate in 1997, has led the Democratic Conference since 2009. The decision makes [...]

Debris covers the beach near Beach 102nd Street in Rockaway last month.

Boro senators serve on Sandy recovery task force

Posted by cngadmin in Uncategorized on December 20, 2012 | No Comments

Several state senators from Queens and elsewhere in New York have formed a task force to help communities devastated by Superstorm Sandy get back on their feet. The group, known as the Bipartisan Senate Task Force for Hurricane Sandy Recovery, will tour areas of the city hit hardest by the storm and will make recommendations [...]