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Local congress members endorse John Liu in state Senate race
Local congress members endorse John Liu in state Senate race
Northeast Liam La Guerre 7/14/2014 at 1:59PM

In his bid to unseat state Sen. Tony Avella, former City Comptroller John Liu picked up another round of support from local congressional members. Liu received endorsements from congress members Grace Meng, Gregory Meeks and Joseph Crowley.

Queens leaders reflect on Mandela’s world-changing life
Queens leaders reflect on Mandela’s world-changing life
News Cristabelle Tumola 12/10/2013 at 6:44PM

The death of former South African President and Nobel Prize Peace winner Nelson Mandela at age 95 last week resonated around the world as people reflected on his legacy. His impact was felt by local leaders in Queens, some of whom met the influential leader.

Bill could delay flood insurance hikes for Sandy victims
Bill could delay flood insurance hikes for Sandy victims
Top Stories Maggie Hayes 11/04/2013 at 2:43PM

Flood zone residents can rest easy for now ‑ as impending increases in flood insurance have been put on the backburner. Congressmembers Gregory Meeks and Hakeem Jeffries co-sponsored the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Care Act of 2013, legislation meant to address the flood insurance rate increase and “keep residents from being priced out of our [...]

Thompson refuses to drop mayoral bid after meeting with supporters
Thompson refuses to drop mayoral bid after meeting with supporters
Politics Cristabelle Tumola 9/13/2013 at 9:45AM

Bill Thompson vowed to stay in the mayor’s race Thursday night despite mounting pressure to drop his bid before a runoff can be decided. He made the statement after reportedly meeting with key supporters, including Congressmembers Gregory Meeks, Hakeem Jeffries and Charles Rangel. According to unofficial results, Public Advocate Bill de Blasio received 40.3 percent [...]

Rockaway ferry service extended through January
Rockaway ferry service extended through January
South Maggie Hayes 8/21/2013 at 1:01PM

Ferry service between the Rockaways and Manhattan has been extended yet again, all the way through to next year, January 31, said Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Wednesday. This is the third extension for the water travel service, which most recently was pushed through the summer to Labor Day. Since its initial launch in November post-Sandy, [...]

Zimmerman verdict reaction felt from Florida to Queens
News Maggie Hayes 7/16/2013 at 2:13PM

From television to the streets to social media, people all over the nation — and the borough — are reacting to the not-guilty verdict in the George Zimmerman trial. The trial against Zimmerman in the killing of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin lasted roughly three weeks. In the end, on Saturday, July 13, the defendant was acquitted [...]