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Ed Koch endorses Grace Meng for Congress
Ed Koch endorses Grace Meng for Congress
News Billy Rennison 8/14/2012 at 9:34AM

After backing one of her opponents in the primary, former Mayor Ed Koch endorsed Assemblymember Grace Meng for the newly drawn 6th Congressional District. “Grace Meng is unequivocally the strongest candidate to maintain strong U.S. relations with the State of Israel,” Koch said on the steps of City Hall on Monday, August 13. “Grace has [...]

[UPDATE] Jimmy Meng arrested on a federal wire fraud charge
[UPDATE] Jimmy Meng arrested on a federal wire fraud charge
News Melissa Chan 7/24/2012 at 5:26PM

Former Queens Assemblymember Jimmy Meng, the father of congressional hopeful and current Assemblymember Grace Meng, has been arrested on a federal wire fraud charge for allegedly attempting to scam $80,000 in cash from a state court defendant, federal officials said. Meng allegedly promised the defendant — who sought the former elected official’s help after being [...]

Jeffries campaign brings in more than $1.2 million
News Terence M. Cullen 7/20/2012 at 10:07AM

Hakeem Jeffries has built a significant campaign war chest in his quest for Congress — mainly from individual donations. Assemblymember and congressional hopeful Jeffries has raised $1,235,862, a campaign spokesperson confirmed. The camp filed its quarterly report, which details funds raised up to June 30, with the Federal Elections Commission (FEC) on Sunday, July 15. [...]

Meng wins 6th District Congressional primary
Meng wins 6th District Congressional primary
News Melissa Chan 6/27/2012 at 10:01AM

Assemblymember Grace Meng claimed victory by large margins in the hotly-contested 6th District Congressional primary race, according to Associated Press results. “This is an important victory for Queens,” Meng said during her victory party at Plum Restaurant in Bayside. “This victory is about we. We made this together.” Meng beat our her three rivals – [...]

Primary Guide: 8th Congressional District
News Queens Courier Staff 6/25/2012 at 2:14PM

Parts or all of: Howard Beach, Ozone Park, Lindenwood, Fort Greene, Beford-Stuyvesant, Brownsville, East New York, Canarsie, Flatlands, Marine Park, Brighton Beach, Coney Island and Sea Gate Name: Charles Barron Party: Democrat Current Position: City Councilmember Personal Info: Married for 29 years with two children Accomplishments: -         $80 million for two new schools -         Number one [...]

Low voter turnout expected in 6th District primary
News Billy Rennison 6/21/2012 at 1:49PM

Candidates in a hotly contested Queens congressional contest expect few of the more than 180,000 registered Democrats to head to the polls for the upcoming primary. The estimates of the 6th District’s candidates align with a recently released study that found less than a third of registered voters cast a ballot in New York City. [...]

6th District candidates debate issues in Middle Village
News Billy Rennison 6/21/2012 at 11:37AM

Hundreds of Maspeth and Middle Village residents packed the auditorium of Our Lady of Hope to ask questions and take in a debate between the four 6th District Democratic hopefuls. Assemblymembers Grace Meng and Rory Lancman, Councilmember Elizabeth Crowley and Dr. Robert Mittman took the stage at the Middle Village school to discuss both local [...]

Roger Clemens found not guilty
News Billy Rennison 6/18/2012 at 4:56PM

Former Yankees pitcher Roger Clemens was found not guilty of all perjury charges in the government’s case against the seven-time Cy Young Award winner. Clemens faced the charges stemming from his 2008 testimony in front of Congress that he never used performance enhancing drugs during his career. The jury found him not guilty of six [...]

Obama endorses Velazquez
Obama endorses Velazquez
News Terence M. Cullen 6/15/2012 at 4:51PM

Highlighting efforts to create middle-class jobs and improve education, President Barack Obama endorsed incumbent Congressmember Nydia Velazquez for the 7th Congressional District seat. “For the past two decades, Rep. Nydia Velázquez has been a constant advocate for middle-class families, helping to create an economy built to last where everyone has an opportunity to achieve the [...]

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 [...]