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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 [...]

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Meng and Baruch College offer tax preparation help

Posted by Connor Adams Sheets in Assembly, District 22 on February 10, 2011 | 1 Comment

Queens residents who need a little extra help getting their taxes in order will have a little extra help thanks to a joint program between state Assemblywoman Grace Meng (D-Flushing) and Baruch College beginning later this month. The program offers free tax preparation services to area residents who make less than $49,000 per year. The [...]

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Limbaugh supporters target Meng

Posted by Connor Adams Sheets in Assembly, City Council, City Offices, District 20, District 22, Public Advocate on February 3, 2011 | 1 Comment

An angry outburst at state Assemblywoman Grace Meng (D-Flushing) over her repeated request that controversial radio host Rush Limbaugh apologize for his impersonation of Chinese President Hu Jintao seems to be ebbing after she received no phone calls and few racially charged e-mails from the talk show’s supporters over the weekend, according to Meng spokeswoman [...]

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Officials wary of Halloran claims on snow cleanup

Posted by Connor Adams Sheets and Joe Anuta in Assembly, City Council, City Offices, District 11, District 19, District 22, State Senate on January 13, 2011 | 2 Comments

Community leaders, elected officials and city workers are raising doubts about City Councilman Dan Halloran’s (R-Whitestone) claim that northeast Queens sanitation supervisors called for a work slowdown during the Dec. 26 blizzard and the storm cleanup.

“There was absolutely, 100 percent, no slowdown,” said a northeast Queens plow driver from the city Sanitation Department, who declined to give his name for fear of repercussions. “I was out there, I saw it. We gave 120 percent.”

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Braunstein defeats Tabone in northeast Queens Assembly race

Posted by Connor Adams Sheets in Assembly, District 22, District 25, District 26, District 27 on November 3, 2010 | 4 Comments

The increasingly bitter campaign for the northeast Queens state Assembly seat came to an end Tuesday night with Democrat Ed Braunstein’s victory over his Republican challenger Vince Tabone.

Flushing Hindu celebration draws political crowd

Flushing Hindu celebration draws political crowd

Posted by Ivan Pereira in Assembly, Attorney General, Congress, District 16, District 22, District 5, State Senate, Statewide Offices, U.S. House on September 13, 2010 | No Comments

A who’s who of election candidates and political figures were among the 3,000 people who came to the Sri Maha Vallabha Ganapati Devasthanam Temple in Flushing for its annual Sri Ganesha Chaturthi celebration Sunday afternoon. More photos inside.