grace meng

Local pols angry over Sandy bill delay
Politics Cristabelle Tumola 1/02/2013 at 5:17PM

Though the House of Representatives managed to pass legislation before falling over the fiscal cliff, it didn’t vote on a $60 billion Sandy relief package before the end of the current house session on Wednesday. But this afternoon Speaker John Boehner said that the House would vote on the storm aid by January 15. That [...]

Queens Morning Roundup
News Billy Rennison 11/15/2012 at 8:24AM

Today’s Forecast Thursday: Partly sunny, with a high near 52. Northeast wind 7 to 10 mph. Thursday night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 42. North wind 5 to 7 mph. EVENT of the DAY: LIC Bar: Comedy and Trivia Show Every Thursday night Stephanie Holmes brings you hilarious and creative trivia. With categories like “name that [...]

Jimmy Meng pleads guilty to federal wire fraud charges
Jimmy Meng pleads guilty to federal wire fraud charges
Politics Melissa Chan 11/14/2012 at 4:06PM

Former Queens Assemblymember Jimmy Meng pleaded guilty Wednesday afternoon to federal wire fraud charges, according to the FBI. Meng, the father to newly elected Congressmember and current Assemblymember Grace Meng, reportedly entered the plea on November 14 at around 2 p.m. He was arrested on July 24 for attempting to scam $80,000 in cash from [...]

Meng defeats Halloran, becomes first Asian American from NY in Congress
Meng defeats Halloran, becomes first Asian American from NY in Congress
Central Melissa Chan 11/07/2012 at 1:34AM

The state will send its first Asian American to Congress after Assemblymember Grace Meng locked up a landslide victory, according to unofficial results. Meng won her 6th District Congressional bid by overwhelming margins, securing 66 percent of votes, early poll numbers showed. She bested her Republican opponent, Councilmember Dan Halloran, more than doubling his vote [...]

Meng, Halloran go head to head in Middle Village
Meng, Halloran go head to head in Middle Village
Central Melissa Chan 10/24/2012 at 9:45AM

A state assemblymember criticized for being “too nice” and a city councilmember deemed “too aggressive” dueled in a Middle Village debate last week. The two candidates running for the open 6th District Congressional seat — Democratic Assemblymember Grace Meng and Republican Councilmember Dan Halloran — detailed their stances on hot-button federal issues and defended themselves [...]

Halloran, Meng polls at odds over 6th District race
Halloran, Meng polls at odds over 6th District race
Central Billy Rennison 10/22/2012 at 12:08PM

A new poll released by Councilmember Dan Halloran found him and Assemblymember Grace Meng in a virtual tie for the 6th Congressional District seat, though his opponent says a 30 point gap still separates them. Halloran’s poll, conducted by McLaughlin & Associates found the Republican to be trailing Meng by three points, which is within [...]

Medicare, money at center of 6th Congressional District mudslinging
Central Melissa Chan 10/10/2012 at 11:08AM

Traditional Medicare could be endangered if the power to decide the fate of the major, federal insurance program falls into the wrong party’s hands, according to a Democratic congressional hopeful. “Republican plans for Medicare would end guaranteed benefits for our seniors and destroy the traditional Medicare option,” said Assemblymember Grace Meng, who hopes to secure [...]

Mayor Bloomberg endorses Grace Meng for Congress
Mayor Bloomberg endorses Grace Meng for Congress
Central Billy Rennison 10/01/2012 at 3:55PM

Assemblymember Grace Meng secured a major boost to her campaign this week, when Mayor Michael Bloomberg touted her as the “independent voice” in Congress for middle-class families and a “bridge-builder in Albany.” “New Yorkers demand representation in Washington that puts the needs of the taxpayers ahead of partisan politics,” said Bloomberg, who endorsed the Democrat’s [...]

Racial slurs mar Flushing site
Racial slurs mar Flushing site
News Melissa Chan 9/14/2012 at 11:24AM

A $500 reward is on the table for anyone with information leading to the arrest and conviction of the perp responsible for spray-painting anti-Asian racial slurs on sites in downtown Flushing, said three of the area’s elected officials. The word “gook” — a derogatory slang term used to describe Asian people — was branded on [...]

Ed Koch endorses Grace Meng for Congress
Ed Koch endorses Grace Meng for Congress
News Billy Rennison 8/14/2012 at 9:34AM

After backing one of her opponents in the primary, former Mayor Ed Koch endorsed Assemblymember Grace Meng for the newly drawn 6th Congressional District. “Grace Meng is unequivocally the strongest candidate to maintain strong U.S. relations with the State of Israel,” Koch said on the steps of City Hall on Monday, August 13. “Grace has [...]