Assemblymember Rory Lancman

City Council District 24 candidate Andrea Veras kicks off campaign
City Council District 24 candidate Andrea Veras kicks off campaign
Politics Queens Courier Staff 8/06/2013 at 11:12AM

City Council candidate Andrea Veras kicked off her campaign with dozens of supporters on August 3. The Briarwood activist and paralegal is vying to replace term-limited Councilmember James Gennaro in the 24th District, which stretches from Fresh Meadows to Jamaica. “Improving the living conditions of my community has always been my passion,” Veras said, “and [...]

Martha Taylor withdraws City Council bid
Martha Taylor withdraws City Council bid
Northeast Melissa Chan 2/05/2013 at 8:20AM

An ailing Jamaica Estates lawyer has rescinded her bid for City Council. Martha Taylor, 72, announced late Monday she will no longer run for a vacant council seat in the 24th District due to “recent health concerns” that would disrupt campaigning. “I am stepping out of this race, but my fight for our community is [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Liam La Guerre 6/21/2012 at 7:47AM

Heat Advisory To Remain In Effect For Thursday As a heat advisory remains in effect for Thursday, Con Edison is urging customers to conserve energy. The utility reduced voltage in dozens of neighborhoods in Queens and Brooklyn as a precaution to protect equipment and maintain service while crews fix electrical problems. Read more: [NY1] Campaign [...]

Social Security at center of 6th District contention
Social Security at center of 6th District contention
News Melissa Chan 6/13/2012 at 11:50AM

A congressional candidate — who dubbed himself the sole fighter for the Millionaire’s Tax last week — set himself apart from his Democratic primary opponents once more by saying he is “the only candidate” in the race with a real plan to save Social Security. “Social Security is in crisis,” said Assemblymember Rory Lancman, who [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Liam La Guerre 6/07/2012 at 6:55AM

State Supreme Court Judge Claims NYPD Officer Attacked Him A State Supreme Court Judge claims that he was attacked by a police officer in Queens Friday night. Thomas Raffaele said he saw a scuffle between two police officers and another man handcuffed on the ground Friday night. Read more: [NY1] Queens Women On Alert As [...]

6th District candidates Meng and Lancman trade jabs over Millionaire’s Tax
News Melissa Chan 6/06/2012 at 2:36PM

Two democratic congressional contenders traded jabs with each other after one candidate dubbed himself the sole fighter for the Millionaire’s Tax. In his mailed literature (pictured below), Assemblymember Rory Lancman — who is vying for the newly-redrawn 6th District seat — said he is “the only one” in the race “who fought for the Millionaire’s [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Liam La Guerre 6/05/2012 at 7:13AM

Eight Kilos Of Cocaine Seized In Jackson Heights House Two men were arrested after more than eight kilograms of cocaine were seized from a home in Jackson Heights, Queens last month. Officials say the drugs were found in an apartment on 81st Street month during an investigation by state police. Read more: [NY1] Small Mexican [...]

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, [...]

Assemblymember Rory Lancman outlines plan to fight overdevelopment
Assemblymember Rory Lancman outlines plan to fight overdevelopment
News Melissa Chan 5/23/2012 at 11:49AM

Assemblymember Rory Lancman outlined a comprehensive plan he designed to combat overdevelopment and said he would push the bill at a federal level if elected to Congress. The four-part Homes and Essential Landmarks Preservation (HELP) Act — introduced by Lancman, who is running for Congress in the 6th District — focuses on extending tax credits [...]

Bill would alleviate train troubles for Middle Village residents
Bill would alleviate train troubles for Middle Village residents
News Billy Rennison 4/11/2012 at 12:25PM

A congressional hopeful has joined the fight of residents who continue to rail against trains they say are disrupting their lives. The Fresh Pond freight rail lines, operated by New York & Atlantic Railroad in Middle Village and Glendale, have long bothered residents that live adjacent to the tracks — especially those along 69th Place [...]