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Qns reps urge House to extend mortgage limits

Posted by Ivan Pereira in Congress, District 14, District 5, District 6, District 7, U.S. House on September 15, 2011 | No Comments

Queens’ congressional members are pushing their U.S. House of Representatives colleagues to prevent financially strapped homeowners in the borough from falling into a deeper hole and exacerbating the housing crisis. Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-Bayside) sent a letter last Thursday to leaders of the House Appropriations Committee to urge them to extend the conforming loan limits [...]

Sunnyside Yards. Photo by Rebecca Henely

Sunnyside rail junction to get $295M in federal dollars

Posted by Philip Newman in Congress, District 14, Governor, U.S. House on September 1, 2011 | No Comments

The federal government has made available $295 million to improve a Queens railroad bottleneck in Sunnyside and provide a major step in opening the way for high-speed rail from New York to Boston. U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-Astoria) said the U.S. Department of Transportation money would also create 9,213 jobs and provide a $585.9 million [...]

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Women legislators endorse Weprin bid

Posted by Rebecca Henely in Assembly, City Council, City Offices, Congress, District 12, District 14, District 16, District 21, District 24, District 29, District 30, District 36, State Senate, U.S. House on August 11, 2011 | No Comments

Many female elected officials at the city, state and federal levels endorsed state Assemblyman David Weprin (D-Little Neck) last Thursday at a news conference in front of Queens Borough Hall in Kew Gardens, saying the Democratic candidate for the sprawling congressional district is a tireless advocate for women’s rights. “Some of the most impassioned speeches [...]

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West Qns. reps rally to keep health benefits

Posted by Rebecca Henely in Congress, District 14, District 7, U.S. House on July 7, 2011 | No Comments

Two western Queens congressional members denounced the House Republicans’ proposed budget plan at two separate events last week, saying the cuts to Medicare and Medicaid would be an unfair burden on senior citizens. “We need to pay our bills, but not balance the budget on the backs of our seniors,” U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-Astoria) [...]

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Maloney gets $550K for LIC public schools

Posted by Philip Newman in City Council, City Offices, Congress, District 12, District 14, District 26, State Senate, U.S. House on June 16, 2011 | No Comments

U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-Astoria) has announced a federal grant of $552,000 for volunteer mentoring and tutoring in an effort to increase attendance and graduation rates in Long Island City schools. The money is part of a $2.9 million grant for such activities throughout New York City. “With tough budgets in Washington, federal education grants [...]

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Boro pols mostly mum on Weiner scandal

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in Assembly, City Council, City Offices, Congress, District 14, District 25, District 31, District 5, District 6, District 7, District 9, U.S. House, U.S. Senate on June 9, 2011 | No Comments

The borough’s elected officials have not rushed to support U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-Forest Hills), with most declining to comment after the congressman owned up to tweeting a suggestive picture of himself wearing boxer briefs to a Seattle college student and admitted to having online relationships with six women. The strongest encouragement came from Weiner’s [...]