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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 [...]

Halloran demands campaign cash disclosure
Central Melissa Chan 8/07/2012 at 12:33PM

Councilmember Dan Halloran, who initially clammed up after the federal arrest of his opponent’s father, broke his silence last week and demanded his rival open up about her campaign coffers. Assemblymember Grace Meng — who stands between Halloran and his eyed seat in the House — was dealt what could be a major blow to [...]

[UPDATE] Jimmy Meng arrested on a federal wire fraud charge
[UPDATE] Jimmy Meng arrested on a federal wire fraud charge
News Melissa Chan 7/24/2012 at 5:26PM

Former Queens Assemblymember Jimmy Meng, the father of congressional hopeful and current Assemblymember Grace Meng, has been arrested on a federal wire fraud charge for allegedly attempting to scam $80,000 in cash from a state court defendant, federal officials said. Meng allegedly promised the defendant — who sought the former elected official’s help after being [...]

Meng wins 6th District Congressional primary
Meng wins 6th District Congressional primary
News Melissa Chan 6/27/2012 at 10:01AM

Assemblymember Grace Meng claimed victory by large margins in the hotly-contested 6th District Congressional primary race, according to Associated Press results. “This is an important victory for Queens,” Meng said during her victory party at Plum Restaurant in Bayside. “This victory is about we. We made this together.” Meng beat our her three rivals – [...]

Primary Guide: 6th Congressional District
Politics Queens Courier Staff 6/25/2012 at 1:22PM

The 6th Congressional District includes parts or all of: Bayside, Flushing, Middle Village, Maspeth, Ridgewood, Glendale, Fresh Meadows, Auburndale, Briarwood, Jamaica Hills, Hillcrest, Forrest Hills, Oakland Gardens, Elmurst, Rego Park and Kew Gardens.   Name: Elizabeth Crowley Party: Democrat Current Position: New York City Councilmember Personal Info: Born the 14th of 15 children, Democrat Elizabeth Crowley [...]

Low voter turnout expected in 6th District primary
News Billy Rennison 6/21/2012 at 1:49PM

Candidates in a hotly contested Queens congressional contest expect few of the more than 180,000 registered Democrats to head to the polls for the upcoming primary. The estimates of the 6th District’s candidates align with a recently released study that found less than a third of registered voters cast a ballot in New York City. [...]

6th District candidates reveal war chests
News Melissa Chan 6/21/2012 at 12:25PM

Assemblymember Grace Meng has a fundraising edge over her three rivals in the congressional mad dash to the primary finish line, according to the latest figures released by the Federal Election Commission (FEC). Meng’s war chest going into the 6th District Democratic primary holds more than $750,000, her camp said, including $390,000 contributions from a [...]

6th District candidates debate issues in Middle Village
News Billy Rennison 6/21/2012 at 11:37AM

Hundreds of Maspeth and Middle Village residents packed the auditorium of Our Lady of Hope to ask questions and take in a debate between the four 6th District Democratic hopefuls. Assemblymembers Grace Meng and Rory Lancman, Councilmember Elizabeth Crowley and Dr. Robert Mittman took the stage at the Middle Village school to discuss both local [...]

[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 [...]