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New lines mean Qns senate shift

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in Congress, District 10, District 14, District 15, District 6, District 9, Governor, State Senate, U.S. House on February 2, 2012 | No Comments

State Sens. Joseph Addabbo (D-Howard Beach), Shirley Huntley (D-Jamaica) and Malcolm Smith (D-St. Albans) may need to sign up for dance lessons if newly proposed district maps are approved because they will be doing the shuffle. “It looks like a switcheroo,” Huntley said in a telephone interview Monday, comparing how the new lines give her [...]

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Guv presents budget in boro

Posted by Joe Anuta in City Council, City Offices, Congress, District 22, District 6, Governor, U.S. House on January 26, 2012 | No Comments

After his Albany address, Gov. Andrew Cuomo presented his budget plan for a second time in Flushing last Thursday morning, which had many Queens officials in the audience nodding their heads in agreement. Aside from a Queens College professor claiming to represent the “99 percent,” the audience largely hung on the governor’s words as he [...]

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Rebuild VA hospital: Meeks

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in Congress, District 6, U.S. House on January 19, 2012 | No Comments

U.S. Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-St. Albans) described 2012 as a year of promise as he met with reporters in his Jamaica district office Tuesday. Meeks said one of his top priorities is figuring out how to appropriate funds “so we can build a full-service hospital for the veterans,” referring to the St. Albans VA Hospital.? [...]

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House dismisses Meeks loan probe

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in Congress, District 6, U.S. House on November 17, 2011 | No Comments

The U.S. House of Representatives Ethics Committee said it will not look into a nearly $60,000 home equity loan received in 2010 by Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-Jamaica) after the Office of Congressional Ethics determined there was no reason to believe the congressman violated House rules. But the committee said it will pursue a claim Meeks [...]

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Meeks talks foreclosure, financial crisis in S. Ozone Park

Posted by Joe Anuta in Congress, District 6, U.S. House on October 13, 2011 | No Comments

U.S. Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-Jamaica) showed the scope of his gift of gab during a South Ozone Park town hall meeting Saturday. Meeks opined on the foreclosure crisis facing southeast Queens, the debate over fiscal responsibility in Washington and even culminated the meeting by making a plea for world peace.? The 13-year congressman also fielded [...]

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Meeks denies SE Queens Dems will oust him

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in City Council, City Offices, Congress, District 14, District 27, District 31, District 6, District 7, State Senate, U.S. House on October 6, 2011 | No Comments

U.S. Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-St. Albans) dismissed a published report that southeast Queens elected officials and U.S. Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-East Elmhurst), chairman of the Queens Democratic Party, met in secret to discuss replacing the Jamaica congressman. The New York Post, citing two unnamed elected officials who were “familiar” with the meeting, said the alleged [...]