Congressmember Gregory Meeks

Queens leaders reflect on Mandela’s world-changing life
Queens leaders reflect on Mandela’s world-changing life
News Cristabelle Tumola 12/10/2013 at 6:44PM

The death of former South African President and Nobel Prize Peace winner Nelson Mandela at age 95 last week resonated around the world as people reflected on his legacy. His impact was felt by local leaders in Queens, some of whom met the influential leader.

Zimmerman verdict reaction felt from Florida to Queens
News Maggie Hayes 7/16/2013 at 2:13PM

From television to the streets to social media, people all over the nation — and the borough — are reacting to the not-guilty verdict in the George Zimmerman trial. The trial against Zimmerman in the killing of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin lasted roughly three weeks. In the end, on Saturday, July 13, the defendant was acquitted [...]

As family mourns teen, community expresses outrage over bus shooting
As family mourns teen, community expresses outrage over bus shooting
Police Maggie Hayes 5/21/2013 at 3:26PM

What community leaders are calling a “senseless act of violence” has left a 14-year-old girl dead, a family devastated and a neighborhood outraged. D’aja “Asia” Robinson was shot and killed on Saturday aboard a Q6 bus near Sutphin Boulevard and Rockaway Boulevard. Robinson was on her way from a sweet 16 birthday party when a [...]

Rep Meeks’ DC office closes after receiving suspicious mail, then reopens
Rep Meeks’ DC office closes after receiving suspicious mail, then reopens
News Maggie Hayes 4/29/2013 at 2:31PM

Congressmember Gregory Meeks’ Washington, D.C. office was temporarily shut down after a staffer found a suspicious letter. The letter contained a powdery substance, according to a Meeks staffer, and was found while another worker was sorting the mail. The Congressmember was not there at the time, and was informed of the incident. The D.C. staff [...]

Meeks holds first briefing for new congressional district
Meeks holds first briefing for new congressional district
Politics Maggie Hayes 3/26/2013 at 10:42AM

Southeast community leaders and clergy members joined Congressmember Gregory Meeks at the first meeting for the new 5th Congressional District. Having not met since before Sandy, Meeks and the crowd of over 100 area residents spoke about the devastation brought on by the storm, as well as the Congressmember’s work in Washington, D.C. since reclaiming [...]

Congressmember Meeks in Venezuela for Chavez funeral
News Maggie Hayes 3/20/2013 at 12:12PM

The death of Hugo Chavez could breathe new life into the United States’ relationship with Latin America. Congressmember Gregory Meeks attended the former Venezuelan president’s funeral to mourn with a nation — and also work with leaders from around the world. “I hope that we got the door open for better communication,” said Meeks, who [...]

Congressmember Steny Hoyer tours Rockaways with Meeks
Congressmember Steny Hoyer tours Rockaways with Meeks
News Maggie Hayes 12/10/2012 at 4:44PM

Seeing is believing, according to Congressmember Gregory Meeks, and so he called upon fellow Congressmember Steny Hoyer to view Queens’ post-Sandy damage firsthand. “We need to get more people to come out and see,” said Meeks after he and Hoyer toured the Rockaways on Thursday, December 6. Hoyer is the Minority Whip, the second highest [...]

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. [...]