gary ackerman

Queens congressmembers get mixed results on environment
Politics Melissa Chan 2/26/2013 at 3:38PM

Some Queens congressmembers aced their green test last year. But some were average, and one was at the bottom of the class. That is according to the New York League of Conservation Voters (NYLCV) latest national environmental scorecard. Congressmembers Steve Israel and Carolyn Maloney were tops, with each scoring a 97, followed by Joseph Crowley [...]

Future of Bayside post office still undelivered
Future of Bayside post office still undelivered
News Melissa Chan 7/12/2012 at 10:54AM

The fate of the Bayside post office branch has not yet been sealed, but a possible move is under discussion, according to a spokesperson for the United States Postal Service (USPS). Connie Chirichello, a USPS representative, said the widely circulated rumor of the 212-35 42nd Avenue post office branch closing and relocating sometime in 2013 [...]

Congressmember Ackerman: Bayside post office branch to close
Congressmember Ackerman: Bayside post office branch to close
News Melissa Chan 7/06/2012 at 4:44PM

The United States Postal Service (USPS) will close and relocate its Bayside post office branch, according to Congressmember Gary Ackerman. USPS officials want to move the centrally located Bayside branch, located at 212-35 42nd Avenue — off Bell Boulevard behind the Long Island Rail Road station — to a remote annex at 41-29 216th Street, [...]

[UPDATE] Congressmember Gary Ackerman endorses Assemblymember Grace Meng in 6th District
[UPDATE] Congressmember Gary Ackerman endorses Assemblymember Grace Meng in 6th District
News Melissa Chan 5/29/2012 at 12:36PM

Assemblymember Grace Meng — one of six congressional hopefuls vying for the newly-drawn 6th District seat — bagged the key endorsement of retiring Representative Gary Ackerman, who said Meng was “head and shoulders above the rest” in the race. “Grace is without question the most qualified candidate,” Ackerman said. “This is a district I’ve represented [...]

Councilmember Elizabeth Crowley kicks off her Congressional campaign
Councilmember Elizabeth Crowley kicks off her Congressional campaign
News Billy Rennison 3/23/2012 at 12:26PM

Surrounded by her teenage sons, Owen and Dennis, family and supporters, Councilmember Elizabeth Crowley formally kicked off her Congressional campaign in front of the Unisphere in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park. “As I stand here today, with the support of my family, with the support of my friends, I announce my candidacy for Congress,” Crowley announced at [...]

Candidates pick up political endorsements
News Melissa Chan 3/21/2012 at 4:14PM

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand recently picked up the endorsement of the New York State Democratic Committee for her try at re-election. The senator, whose term expires this year, is running for her first full six-year term. Vying for her seat, George Maragos — the current elected comptroller of Nassau County — gained the support of [...]

Assemblymember Grace Meng of Queens to run for retiring Congressmember Gary Ackerman’s seat
Assemblymember Grace Meng of Queens to run for retiring Congressmember Gary Ackerman’s seat
News Jay Lane 3/19/2012 at 8:48AM

Queens Democrats have chosen state Assemblywoman Grace Meng of Queens to run for retiring Congressman Gary Ackerman’s seat, according to two sources close to the party.Potential candidates met with party elders Sunday to make their pitch to run in the redrawn 6th Congressional District, which would be more than 37% Asian.“She is a smart choice for [...]

Congressman Ackerman To Not Run For Re-Election
News Jay Lane 3/15/2012 at 9:17PM

Representative Gary L. Ackerman, a longtime member of Congress from Queens and Long Island, announced on Thursday that he would not seek re-election, an unexpected development that brings an end to a colorful political career. Mr. Ackerman, 69, arrived at his decision even though it was quite likely that his district would be spared under the Congressional redistricting process, which [...]

Little Bay Park project stall is little ‘comfort’
Little Bay Park project stall is little ‘comfort’
News Michael Pantelidis 11/30/2011 at 4:00PM

Bayside elected officials and community leaders are campaigning for relief for visitors of Little Bay Park and hoping that millions of dollars in funding hasn’t been flushed by the Department of Parks and Recreation. Senator Tony Avella united with Warren Schreiber, president of the Bay Terrace Community Alliance, and residents of the Bayside community on [...]