congressmember bob turner

Turner’s attention turns toward helping Long in Senate race
Turner’s attention turns toward helping Long in Senate race
News Terence M. Cullen 7/05/2012 at 3:21PM

After Congressmember Bob Turner’s loss in the U.S. Senate Republican primary, it is unclear what he’ll do next, as his district will be split up at the end of this year. Turner lost the Republican primary to Manhattan lawyer Wendy Long — who will now run against incumbent Senator Kirsten Gillibrand. Despite the loss — [...]

Glendale residents may get a ZIP code of their own
Glendale residents may get a ZIP code of their own
News Billy Rennison 6/14/2012 at 7:07AM

Most of Mary Mendez’s mail says she lives in Ridgewood. The Glendale resident has grown used to the fact that when ordering items online, her address will come up as Ridgewood. “Most of the time I’ll just tell people I live there [in Ridgewood],” Mendez said. The address confusion stems from the fact that Glendale [...]

15th State Senate District endorsements rolling in
News Terence M. Cullen 6/06/2012 at 4:26PM

In the race for the 15th State Senate District, candidates have been garnering certain key endorsements. Congressmember Bob Turner endorsed City Councilmember Eric Ulrich — as the Ozone Park native will face off in a primary against former mayoral aide Juan Reyes. The winner of the race will then go up against incumbent State Senator [...]

World War II vet gets Purple Heart
World War II vet gets Purple Heart
News Queens Courier Staff 4/16/2012 at 7:26AM

Congressmember Bob Turner recently held a ceremony to honor 93-year-old World War II veteran Anton Dietrich Jr. of Richmond Hill, presenting him with the Purple Heart for his actions during the Battle of Sedjenane, Tunisia in 1943. The event, held at the Sgt. Edward R. Miller VFW Post 7336 in Richmond Hill, began with Disabled [...]

Judge redraws Congressional district lines
Judge redraws Congressional district lines
News Michael Pantelidis 3/21/2012 at 7:42AM

The failure of the State Legislature has left a panel of federal judges with the final decision on district lines. Due to the state government’s inability to come to an agreement on Congressional redistricting, the panel imposed a court-drawn, revised map on March 19. The court’s ruling reduces the number of districts from 29 to [...]

Congressmember Turner to run for Senate
Congressmember Turner to run for Senate
News Michael Pantelidis 3/14/2012 at 7:14AM

With his seat potentially KO’d, Congressmember Bob Turner has thrown his hat into a different ring. Turner, whose district was recommended for elimination as part of Magistrate Roanne Mann’s proposed congressional maps, announced on March 13 that he plans to run for Senate. The congressmember will seek both the Republican and Conservative nominations to challenge [...]

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. [...]

World War II vet awarded Bronze Star
News Melissa Chan 2/07/2012 at 11:44AM

A 91-year-old war veteran was recently awarded with the U.S. Army’s Bronze Star Medal. Arno Heller, a former sniper in World War II, was honored by Congressmember Bob Turner in a ceremony for the Rego Park native on February 3. “Mr. Heller is a prime example of a man who puts country before self,” Turner [...]

Congressmember Turner briefs Broad Channel
Congressmember Turner briefs Broad Channel
News Queens Courier Staff 1/30/2012 at 12:48PM

Congressmember Bob Turner attended the Broad Channel Civic Association meeting on Thursday, January 26 to update residents on his first five months in office, and to assure them that he is addressing their local concerns.  Turner spoke before a packed room at the Shad Creek VFW in Broad Channel. “The Broad Channel Civic Association has [...]

Congressmember Bob Turner helps secure military headstone for World War I veteran
Congressmember Bob Turner helps secure military headstone for World War I veteran
News Melissa Chan 1/03/2012 at 3:26PM

Private First Class William Henry Hogan no longer lies in an unmarked grave. Thanks to Hogan’s hero — Congressmember Bob Turner, who took the reins in hunting down lost records of the World War I veteran — the family is now at peace. “It became an emotional thing,” said grandson Michael Hogan of Glendale. “Here [...]