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Queens’ Morning Roundup
Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 7/09/2013 at 7:15AM

TODAY’S FORECAST  Tuesday: Partly cloudy in the morning, then overcast with thunderstorms and rain showers. High of 95. Winds from the SW at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 30%. Tuesday night: Mostly cloudy with thunderstorms and rain showers, then a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain after midnight. Low of [...]

Legislation to speed benefits for vets
News Queens Courier Staff 5/27/2013 at 12:26PM

Congressmember Grace Meng has introduced legislation to eliminate the massive backlog of disability claims that forces veterans in Queens to wait an average of nearly 500 days for their benefits, one of the longest wait times in the entire country. “Forcing disabled veterans to wait such long periods of time to receive the vital benefits [...]

Op-Ed: Allow houses of worship to receive Sandy aid
News Op-Ed 5/24/2013 at 12:42PM

BY U.S. CONGRESSMEMBER GRACE MENG When Sandy slammed into our region late last year, homes, businesses and mass transit systems were not the only things devastated by the storm. More than 200 houses of worship throughout the tri-state area – including many here in Queens – were damaged or destroyed as well. But when these [...]

Library expansion breaks ground in memory of Queens activist
Library expansion breaks ground in memory of Queens activist
News Melissa Chan 4/25/2013 at 9:29AM

Their eyes looking to the skies in memory of a lost beloved leader, elected officials drove their golden shovels into the dirt to break ground on a long-anticipated library expansion project. “It feels so good to be standing here today, knowing that construction is beginning,” said Queens Library President Thomas Galante at the Friday, April [...]

Constituents, community leaders react to Smith, Halloran arrest
Constituents, community leaders react to Smith, Halloran arrest
Politics Terence M. Cullen 4/04/2013 at 10:48AM

Those represented by State Senator Malcolm Smith and those by Councilmember Dan Halloran are weighing in on the scandal that alleges the two tried to rig the upcoming mayoral election. Despite the charges, Smith’s neighbors in St. Albans called the senator a morally sound leader. “I’ve known the family for years, and they’ve always been [...]

Ex-Assemblymember Jimmy Meng sentenced in bribery scheme
Ex-Assemblymember Jimmy Meng sentenced in bribery scheme
Politics Cristabelle Tumola 3/13/2013 at 1:34PM

It’s one month in jail for former Queens Assemblymember Jimmy Meng. The father of Congressmember Grace Meng was sentenced on Tuesday, March 12 in Brooklyn Federal Court after pleading guilty to federal wire fraud charges in November, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. “I love my father very much. He made no excuses for his [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 3/06/2013 at 7:42AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Wednesday: Overcast with a chance of snow and rain, then snow and rain in the afternoon. High of 43. Windy. Winds from the NE at 20 to 25 mph with gusts to 40 mph. Chance of snow 80%. Wednesday night: Overcast with snow and rain, then snow after midnight. Low of 32F with [...]

Pols demand post office reconsider decision to cut Saturday delivery
Pols demand post office reconsider decision to cut Saturday delivery
News Cristabelle Tumola 2/11/2013 at 6:34PM

After the United States Postal Service (USPS) announced last week that it was cancelling delivery of first-class mail on Saturdays, a bipartisan group of local politicians is trying to make it reconsider the decision. The USPS is choosing to reduce service, starting the week of August 5, so that it can save an estimated $2 billion [...]

Grace Meng sworn in as first Asian-American from NY in Congress
Grace Meng sworn in as first Asian-American from NY in Congress
Politics Maggie Hayes 1/04/2013 at 4:13PM

The Courier tagged along on a bus trip to Washington, D. C. as the 113th Congress was sworn in. It’s five in the morning, and over 100 people gathered outside in Flushing, anxiously waiting to board buses making the trek down to our nation’s capital to watch the 113th Congress — and the first Asian-American [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 1/04/2013 at 8:04AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Friday: Clear in the morning, then partly cloudy. High of 37 with a windchill as low as 19F. Breezy. Winds from the West at 15 to 20 mph with gusts to 30 mph. Friday night: Clear in the evening, then partly cloudy. Low of 28F with a windchill as low as 19. Breezy. Winds from the [...]