Jacob Lew

Queens native Jack Lew confirmed as treasury secretary
Queens native Jack Lew confirmed as treasury secretary
Politics Cristabelle Tumola 2/28/2013 at 10:45AM

Jack Lew, who President Obama nominated for treasury secretary in January, was confirmed for the position by the Senate in a 71-26 vote Wednesday. A Queen native and Forest Hills High School graduate, Lew served as the president’s chief of staff for the last year and previously was the director of the Office of Management [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 1/11/2013 at 7:37AM

TODAY’S FORECAST  Friday: Overcast with a chance of rain in the afternoon. High of 48. Winds from the SE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%. Friday night: Overcast with rain, then a chance of rain after midnight. Fog overnight. Low of 43. Winds from the SSE at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the [...]

Obama names Queens native Jack Lew as treasury secretary
Obama names Queens native Jack Lew as treasury secretary
Central Cristabelle Tumola 1/10/2013 at 3:39PM

Queens is coming to the cabinet. President Obama officially nominated his chief of staff, Queens native Jacob “Jack” Lew, for secretary of the treasury Thursday. “As a kid growing up in Queens, I had dreams of making a difference in the world,” said Lew at the nomination announcement. The 57–year-old, who resided on Yellowstone Boulevard [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 1/10/2013 at 7:38AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Thursday: Partly cloudy. High of 48. Winds from the NW at 10 to 15 mph. Thursday night: Clear in the evening, then partly cloudy. Low of 36. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%. EVENT OF THE DAY: Urinetown: The Musical Winner of three Tony awards and one of the most uproariously funny musicals [...]

Queens’ Jacob Lew named Obama’s chief of staff
Queens’ Jacob Lew named Obama’s chief of staff
News Steve Mosco 1/18/2012 at 9:06AM

Hail to the chief and hail to his Queens-raised chief of staff. Forest Hills native Jacob Lew, an orthodox Jew, was named President Barack Obama’s chief of staff in a ceremony at the White House on January 14. Lew had been serving as director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and now replaces [...]

Obama picks Jacob Lew of Queens as new chief of staff
Obama picks Jacob Lew of Queens as new chief of staff
News Jay Lane 1/16/2012 at 1:16PM

Obama picks Jacob Lew of Queens as new chief of staff Six days a week, newly minted White House chief of staff Jacob Lew will be at President Obama’s beck and call. On the Sabbath, Lew answers first to God. An Orthodox Jew from Queens, Lew learned to balance the secular and sacred while cutting his political teeth working [...]