Congressmember Grace Meng

Congressmember Grace Meng robbed, beaten in D.C.
Congressmember Grace Meng robbed, beaten in D.C.
Politics Maggie Hayes 11/20/2013 at 5:12PM

Congressmember Grace Meng was robbed and beaten for her handbag Tuesday night in Washington, D.C., her spokesperson said. Meng was walking towards her Washington apartment, reportedly around 8:30 p.m., when she was struck in the back of the head. As she fell to the ground, the attacker took her handbag and fled on foot, her [...]

Furloughs cancel forum for future cadets
Furloughs cancel forum for future cadets
News Melissa Chan 10/16/2013 at 11:50AM

Queens high school students looking to serve their country will have to make do without a planned information forum that could have been critical to their military future. Recruiters from five of the nation’s top military academies were set to meet the borough’s prospective cadets until the government shutdown trickled down and caused its cancellation. [...]

Call to reinstate free parking at Pomonok Community Center
Call to reinstate free parking at Pomonok Community Center
Top Stories Melissa Chan 8/27/2013 at 11:00AM

Visitor parking spots that were once free will now cost a Pomonok community center roughly $2,700, officials said. The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA), since partnering up in March with Greystone Parking Services, has come under fire for spiking some annual parking rates at 43 citywide developments. Now it is facing more heat for [...]

Fed money to help businesses bounce back after Sandy
Fed money to help businesses bounce back after Sandy
News Melissa Chan 8/23/2013 at 3:19PM

Small businesses in the borough will get nearly $200,000 in federal aid to bounce back after Sandy. The two-year grant will be given to the Queens Economic Development Corporation (QEDC), representatives from the borough announced late last week. The package is part of the more than $6 million the Small Business Administration (SBA) gave to [...]