Congressmember Grace Meng

Queens Library leader recognized by White House
Queens Library leader recognized by White House
News Queens Courier Staff 6/17/2013 at 2:43PM

A Queens Library leader won a national honor last week for being a “Champion of Change” for cultural institutions in her community. Jennifer Manley, the vice president of government and community affairs for the Queens Public Library, was one of 12 people in the nation this year to be recognized as an advocate for museums [...]

FAA to look into JFK, LaGuardia flight patterns
News Melissa Chan 5/21/2013 at 1:56PM

Queens residents fighting feds over airplane noise that turned some suburban neighborhoods into veritable warzones last summer have won a small battle. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has agreed to form a committee to review the decision-making process it used last December when the agency approved new flight patterns over the borough. The new routes [...]

US Rep. Meng helps family bring body home
News Terence M. Cullen 3/06/2013 at 1:19PM

Congressmember Grace Meng is working on getting emergency visas for the brother and the son of Junwoon Li, whose body was discovered floating in Flushing Creek on Tuesday, February 26, so they can bring her home. The U.S. Embassy in Beijing has already approved a visitor’s visa for Li’s brother, according to Meng’s office. “This [...]

Bill to help houses of worship damaged in Sandy
Bill to help houses of worship damaged in Sandy
News Terence M. Cullen 2/26/2013 at 5:28PM

Houses of worship damaged by Sandy may be getting federal aid thanks to Congressmember Grace Meng and other lawmakers. Meng and New Jersey Congressmember Chris Smith co-authored the Federal Disaster Assistance Nonprofit Fairness Act of 2013, a bill that would allow churches, synagogues, mosques and other religious institutions excluded from FEMA aid to become eligible [...]