John Liu endorses Congressmemeber Grace Meng for re-election


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy Congressmember Grace Meng

Former Comptroller John Liu put an end to rumors he may run against Congressmember Grace Meng by endorsing the popular Flushing representative for her re-election bid Monday.

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Congressmember Grace Meng robbed, beaten in D.C.


| mhayes@queenscourier.com

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Congressmember Grace Meng was robbed and beaten for her handbag Tuesday night in Washington, D.C., her spokesperson said. Meng was walking towards her Washington apartment, reportedly around 8:30 p.m., when she was struck in the back of the head. As she fell to the ground, the attacker took her handbag and fled on foot, her […]

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Grace Meng sworn in as first Asian-American from NY in Congress


| mhayes@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photos by Maggie Hayes

The Courier tagged along on a bus trip to Washington, D. C. as the 113th Congress was sworn in. It’s five in the morning, and over 100 people gathered outside in Flushing, anxiously waiting to board buses making the trek down to our nation’s capital to watch the 113th Congress — and the first Asian-American […]

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Mayor Bloomberg endorses Grace Meng for Congress


| brennison@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of Grace Meng

Assemblymember Grace Meng secured a major boost to her campaign this week, when Mayor Michael Bloomberg touted her as the “independent voice” in Congress for middle-class families and a “bridge-builder in Albany.” “New Yorkers demand representation in Washington that puts the needs of the taxpayers ahead of partisan politics,” said Bloomberg, who endorsed the Democrat’s […]

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Ed Koch endorses Grace Meng for Congress


| brennison@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of Grace Meng

After backing one of her opponents in the primary, former Mayor Ed Koch endorsed Assemblymember Grace Meng for the newly drawn 6th Congressional District. “Grace Meng is unequivocally the strongest candidate to maintain strong U.S. relations with the State of Israel,” Koch said on the steps of City Hall on Monday, August 13. “Grace has […]

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[UPDATE] Congressmember Gary Ackerman endorses Assemblymember Grace Meng in 6th District


| mchan@queenscourier.com

Photo Courtesy of Grace Meng

Assemblymember Grace Meng — one of six congressional hopefuls vying for the newly-drawn 6th District seat — bagged the key endorsement of retiring Representative Gary Ackerman, who said Meng was “head and shoulders above the rest” in the race. “Grace is without question the most qualified candidate,” Ackerman said. “This is a district I’ve represented […]

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Assemblymember Grace Meng of Queens to run for retiring Congressmember Gary Ackerman’s seat


| jlane@queenscourier.com

Assemblywoman Grace Meng of Queens to run for retiring Congressman Gary Ackerman’s seat

Queens Democrats have chosen state Assemblywoman Grace Meng of Queens to run for retiring Congressman Gary Ackerman’s seat, according to two sources close to the party.Potential candidates met with party elders Sunday to make their pitch to run in the redrawn 6th Congressional District, which would be more than 37% Asian.“She is a smart choice for […]

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Pols remember 9/11: Assemblymember Grace Meng


By Queens Courier Staff

Ten years later, what are your thoughts and feelings about how far we have come since then? There are no words that can describe what September 11, 2001 looked or felt like. It’s something that those living and working in New York City understand on a different level. Our world was flipped upside down, and […]

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Senator Gillibrand visits Elmhurst to call for healthier school meals


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RIDGEWOOD TIMES/Photo by Anthony Giudice

As the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 (HHFKA) is set to expire at the end of next month, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is fighting against efforts to weaken school nutrition standards and to provide more children with healthy meals throughout the summer months.

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25th annual Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival makes a splash in Flushing Meadow Corona Park


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photos by Marcin Zurawicz

Sunny skies and warm weather made for perfect conditions this weekend during the 25th annual Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in New York (HKDBF-NY) at Flushing Meadows Corona Park.

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Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival marks 25th anniversary this weekend


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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All are invited to enjoy two exciting days of racing and entertainment during the 25th annual Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in New York (HKDBF-NY) this weekend, Aug. 8 and 9, at Meadow Lake in Flushing Meadows Corona Park.

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District 23 City Council seat competitors square off in Bellerose


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THE COURIER/Photo by Alina Suriel

Candidates seeking to fill the 23rd Council District seat that Mark Weprin previously held were face-to-face for the first time Tuesday in a debate hosted by the New American Voters Association (NAVA) at the Bellerose Jewish Center.

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Congressional Quiet Skies Caucus looking for airplane noise mitigation


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Congress members are continuing their fight to keep the skies over Queens, and communities across the country, quiet.

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Video shows fiery Maspeth train-truck collision and apparently slow crossing gate


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Video courtesy of Filco Carting Corp.

Footage from a garbage truck’s dashboard camera depicts Wednesday’s fiery collision between a train and tractor-trailer in Maspeth early that morning — as well as an apparently slow railroad crossing gate.

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