Assemblymember Grace Meng

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Liam La Guerre 5/30/2012 at 7:03AM

Cop drug-plant denial A former NYPD narcotics detective yesterday took the stand at his Queens perjury trial to vehemently deny planting drugs on innocent citizens. “No, no, no. Absolutely not!” Adolph Osback, 40, maintained when asked if he ever “faked a sale.” Read more: [New York Post]   Grace Meng wins endorsement of Rep. Gary Ackerman [...]

6th District candidates debate hot-button issues
6th District candidates debate hot-button issues
News Melissa Chan 5/23/2012 at 3:10PM

The six 6th District congressional candidates mildly duked it out for the first time during a forum in Flushing — addressing hot-button city, state and national issues, like plans to fix the flailing economy and stances on immigration reform. The hopefuls — Green Party’s Evergreen Chou, Democratic primary runners Councilmember Elizabeth Crowley, Assemblymember Rory Lancman, [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Liam La Guerre 5/18/2012 at 7:33AM

  Alleged Cocaine Kingpin Nabbed In Queens Drug Ring Bust  A 15-month investigation by the New York City Police Department and the Queens district attorney’s office has led to the arrest of 45 people, including a man who is allegedly one of the city’s biggest cocaine dealers. The investigation centered on two gangs in southeast [...]

Maspeth street renamed for former NYPD detective
Maspeth street renamed for former NYPD detective
News Billy Rennison 4/30/2012 at 9:46AM

A Maspeth street was renamed for a former police officer who passed away last year from the after effects of working at Ground Zero. Kevin Czartoryski, who died in 2010 at 46, was honored on Sunday, April 29 with the renaming of the street he lived on when he passed.  He suffered from pulmonary fibrosis. Fifty [...]

Candidates pick up political endorsements
News Melissa Chan 3/21/2012 at 4:14PM

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand recently picked up the endorsement of the New York State Democratic Committee for her try at re-election. The senator, whose term expires this year, is running for her first full six-year term. Vying for her seat, George Maragos — the current elected comptroller of Nassau County — gained the support of [...]

New elevators coming to Flushing LIRR
New elevators coming to Flushing LIRR
News Steve Mosco 3/05/2012 at 12:15PM

The Flushing Long Island Rail Road Station is getting a major “up”grade. Legislators and transit officials announced plans to install elevators at the station, a major development for the transportation hub. “As Flushing continues to grow, our infrastructure must grow to match,” said Senator Toby Ann Stavisky at the press conference on March 2. “These [...]

Down the Drain? Flushing High School fights to remain
Down the Drain? Flushing High School fights to remain
News Steve Mosco 2/28/2012 at 9:09AM

After more than 100 years of reading, writing and arithmetic, Flushing High School now faces its toughest test of all. Legislators and education advocates gathered in front of the school to protest a possible Turnaround, which would effectively eliminate Flushing High School as it is currently constituted. “Over the past few years, Flushing High School [...]

Waste transfer station meets with opposition
Waste transfer station meets with opposition
News Michael Pantelidis 1/11/2012 at 12:30PM

A local advocacy group is hoping the city trashes its plans for a waste transfer station near LaGuardia Airport – which it says attracts flying objects other than planes. The members of Friends of LaGuardia Airport believe the North Shore Marine Transfer Station, which is currently under construction in College Point and expected to be [...]