Meeks secures 8th term in Congress


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Photo courtesy of Congressmember Gregory Meeks's office

Incumbent Congressmember Gregory Meeks slid smoothly into victory on Tuesday, November 6, defeating challenger Allan Jennings in the 5th Congressional District. Meeks, who won with 88.6 percent of the vote according to unofficial results, will kick off his eighth term in the House, now representing the newly drawn 5th District, encompassing all of southeast Queens […]

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Congressmember Meeks refutes reports of financial wrongdoing


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The Courier/photo by Liam La Guerre

A local politician refuted published reports of financial wrongdoing concerning a nonprofit organization to whom he allocated millions in taxpayer money. Congressmember Gregory Meeks denied that federal authorities are investigating him for any issues with federal funds he secured for the Greater Jamaica Development Corporation (GJDC). Instead, he blasted a local newspaper and national group […]

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Meeks funds after-school program


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The holidays were bright for the South Queens Boys & Girls Club (SQBGC), as Congressmember Gregory Meeks secured $175,000 in funding for the club’s after-school program. This is the second year that Meeks has allocated funding to the club. In the 2008-2009 school year, he awarded the club $262,000 in funding for the program. “Congressmember […]

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Meeks brings toys to youngsters


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One southeast Queens Congressmember helped make the holidays a little brighter for kids in his district. Representative Gregory Meeks delivered toys to children at the NAACP Day Care Center in St. Albans and the Community Church of the Nazarene in Far Rockaway on Friday, December 18 – just in time for Christmas. “I believe we […]

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Meeks’ Annual Awards Recognition Gala


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Congressmember Gregory Meeks hosted an annual awards recognition gala with keynote speaker Governor Eliot Spitzer and guest speaker Congressmember Charles Rangel. This year’s honorees were State Senator Malcolm Smith, Dr. Marcia Keizs, Shango Blake, Roger Scotland, Anessha Jacko, Robert Crooms, Cornelia Taylor and Rashford Mendes.

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Meeks not backing wife


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Politics makes for strange bedfellows, especially between husband and wife. Not only did Simone-Marie Meeks announce her candidacy in the race for Councilmember Leroy Comrie’s seat in the 2009 election, but according to the reports, her husband, Congressmember Gregory Meeks, will be supporting his aide, Brian Simon, instead. “Nobody can talk me out of this,” […]

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Meeks presents Congressional Achievement Award


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Congressmember Gregory Meeks presented a Congressional Achievement Award to 12-year-old Rosella Lawrence of Rosedale on Monday, June 25 at New York Presbyterian Hospital. Pictured are Lawrence, Meeks, and Monica Phillips, Lawrence's mother (far left). Lawrence has been in the hospital since May 10, when she was struck by a car, pinned against a utility pole, […]

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Meeks Answers Immigration Call


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Congressmember Gregory W. Meeks held the Sixth Congressional District Conference Call on Immigration last week to update his non-citizen constituents on a wide variety of issues ranging from new immigration law to medical insurance and how to avoid green card scamming. Roughly forty people called in from 7:15 to 8:30 p.m. to have their questions […]

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