Assemblymember Rory Lancman

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 [...]

Will Turner’s district disappear?
Will Turner’s district disappear?
News Michael Pantelidis 3/07/2012 at 6:46AM

A federal magistrate’s recent re-drawing of state congressional lines leaves Congressmember Bob Turner as the odd man out. Magistrate Roanne Mann’s revised maps released on March 6 would eliminate Turner’s Brooklyn-Queens district and may reportedly force him to run for the same seat belonging to Congressmember Gregory Meeks in a Democratic and heavily African-American area. [...]

Maspeth church vandalized
News Billy Rennison 3/06/2012 at 5:45PM

Vandals defaced a Maspeth church recently in what is being investigated as a hate crime. Trinity-St. Andrews Lutheran Church on 60th Avenue was found vandalized on Wednesday, February 29 when the church’s pastor, Terrence Weber, arrived at the religious institution. “As I was coming to the church’s office door I noticed a Star of David [...]

Religious relics stolen from Queens synagogue
Religious relics stolen from Queens synagogue
News Billy Rennison 2/28/2012 at 11:03AM

Police are seeking suspects they say stole more than a dozen religious relics from a Queens synagogue. The robbery occurred at Congregation Rachel Degel Israel sometime between Saturday, February 18 and Saturday, February 25, officials said. The items removed were 3 silver Torah crowns, 2 silver Torah mini-crowns, 3 silver Torah breastplates, 4 silver Torah [...]

Lancman ‘explores’ run for Congress
Lancman ‘explores’ run for Congress
News Steve Mosco 2/08/2012 at 12:29PM

In a bid to reclaim a Congressional seat once held by democrat Anthony Weiner, Assemblymember Rory Lancman has formed an “exploratory committee” with the Federal Election Committee — an action that many view as the first step toward a run for office. The seat covers Brooklyn and Queens in the ninth district and has been [...]

Local official team up to help during Holiday Toy, Coat and Food Drive
Local official team up to help during Holiday Toy, Coat and Food Drive
News Michael Pantelidis 12/07/2011 at 11:44AM

A joint effort across eastern Queens is attempting to provide children and their families with warm bodies, full stomachs and plenty of presents to open on Christmas. Councilmember James Gennaro united with New York Cares service events manager Joseph Salas, Marine Corps Staff Sergeants Daniel Sweeney and David Bonney of the Sixth Communications Battalion and [...]

Summer readers feted by Assemblymember Rory Lancman
Summer readers feted by Assemblymember Rory Lancman
News Melissa Chan 10/31/2011 at 5:19PM

More than 50 young readers throughout Queens were awarded for their participation in this year’s New York State Assembly Summer Reading Challenge on Monday, October 24. Assemblymember Rory Lancman presented award certificates to students who accumulated at least 40 days of reading throughout the summer, either independently or with their parents and guardians. “A lot [...]