Gregory Meeks

Bill could delay flood insurance hikes for Sandy victims
Bill could delay flood insurance hikes for Sandy victims
Top Stories Maggie Hayes 11/04/2013 at 2:43PM

Flood zone residents can rest easy for now ‑ as impending increases in flood insurance have been put on the backburner. Congressmembers Gregory Meeks and Hakeem Jeffries co-sponsored the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Care Act of 2013, legislation meant to address the flood insurance rate increase and “keep residents from being priced out of our [...]

Eyes on possible Malcolm Smith replacement
Eyes on possible Malcolm Smith replacement
Politics Terence M. Cullen 4/11/2013 at 10:55AM

The charges against State Senator Malcolm Smith already have the political world swirling with rumors on a potential replacement if the embattled legislator is found guilty. Councilmember Leroy Comrie and Jason Hilliard, chief of staff for Congressmember Gregory Meeks, were both reported to be eyeing the spot. But Comrie, a candidate for borough president, said [...]

Rockaway Beach line restoration gets federal support
Rockaway Beach line restoration gets federal support
South Terence M. Cullen 3/26/2013 at 3:19PM

Proposed revival of the Rockaway Beach LIRR Line has gotten some federal backing. Congressmembers Hakeem Jeffries and Gregory Meeks are all-aboard for restoring the 50-year-defunct line in a new form, which would effectively link Rego Park to Ozone Park via mass transit. Together with Assemblymember Phillip Goldfeder, they have sent a letter to U.S. Transportation [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Ethics committee clears Congressmember Meeks of receiving impermissible gifts
News Billy Rennison 12/20/2012 at 12:49PM

The House Ethics Committee closed its investigation into allegations that Congressmember Gregory Meeks received an improper gift in the form of a 2007 loan with no finding of wrong doing. The investigation stemmed from a $40,000 loan Meeks received from Edul Ahmad that the Queens congressmember failed to disclose. The ethics committee said failure to [...]

Meeks secures 8th term in Congress
Meeks secures 8th term in Congress
Politics Maggie Hayes 11/07/2012 at 2:24AM

Incumbent Congressmember Gregory Meeks slid smoothly into victory on Tuesday, November 6, defeating challenger Allan Jennings in the 5th Congressional District. Meeks, who won with 88.6 percent of the vote according to unofficial results, will kick off his eighth term in the House, now representing the newly drawn 5th District, encompassing all of southeast Queens [...]

Queens Morning Roundup
News Billy Rennison 10/12/2012 at 8:29AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Friday: A slight chance of showers between noon and 2pm. Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 62. Breezy, with a northwest wind 10 to 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%. Friday night: Clear, with a low around 41. North wind 9 to 17 mph. Biden and Ryan quarrel aggressively in [...]