Why Assemblymember Meng Will Win The Democratic Primary For Congressmember Ackerman’s Seat


| lpenner@queenscourier.com

  The race to fill Congressmember Gary Ackerman’ seat may already be over before the first Democratic Party primary nominating petitions are signed. All three declared candidates including State Assemblymembers Grace Meng and Rory Lancman along with NYC Councilmember Liz Crowley are proud products of the Queens Democratic Party clubhouse. Win or lose on Primary […]

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Crowley donates school supplies


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The summer is almost over – and that means Queens students are already gearing up for the upcoming school year. U.S. Congressmember Joe Crowley helped their cause by giving out school supplies last week. “No child should report to school without all the tools they need to be successful in the classroom,” Crowley said in […]

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Crowley reports on Medicare plan cuts


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Recent budget cuts proposed by the Republican wing of the House of Representatives have caused Queens communities to worry about the future of key social programs. U.S. Congressmember Joe Crowley, a Democrat that represents parts of Queens and the Bronx, unveiled a report last week highlighting the effects of changes to Medicare and Medicaid in […]

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Crowley joins Ways & Means Committee


| pdavis@queenscourier.com

When the Democrats take control of Congress next month, Queens will have a representative on the powerful Ways and Means Committee as officials have announced that Congressmember Joseph Crowley would serve on the influential committee. Manhattan Congressmember Charles Rangel will chair the committee, which plays a pivotal role overseeing revenue related to issues such as […]

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Bells, bells, bells


| vmimoni@queenscourier.com

I begin on a sad note. Journalists are a tribe and we lost a brother last week. Photographer Ira Cohen passed away suddenly. Ira was a Vietnam veteran and retired MTA employee. His snowy moustache (and sometimes dreadlocks), were often to be seen in the background – while the “important” people were in the foreground. […]

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And They’re Off!


| editorial@queenscourier.com

BY KEVIN J. RYAN kevinj.ryanmail@gmail.com As a Kentucky Derby winner was crowned, political candidates, it seems, continued to compete in a much longer race to fill their campaign coffers. The next funding report date for most candidates is July 15. A lot of money has likely been raised for the major candidates since the last […]

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