Jimmy Meng

Queens political hall of shame
Queens political hall of shame
Politics Queens Courier Staff 7/19/2013 at 10:12AM

This New York City election season features not one, but two formerly disgraced politicians asking voters to give them a second chance. Former Congressmember Anthony Weiner, who announced he is running for mayor in May, and former Governor Eliot Spitzer, who launched his bid for city comptroller last week, were both forced to resign after sexual [...]

Ex-Assemblymember Jimmy Meng nears release from prison
Ex-Assemblymember Jimmy Meng nears release from prison
Politics Melissa Chan 4/04/2013 at 11:57AM

Disgraced ex-Assemblymember Jimmy Meng is halfway through his one month sentence, according to the Federal Bureau of Prisons. The 69-year-old father of Congressmember Grace Meng has served two weeks so far in the low-to-minimum security Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) at Fort Dix, New Jersey. He is slated to be released April 18. Following his prison [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 8/14/2012 at 7:26AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Tuesday: Overcast with thunderstorms and rain showers in the afternoon. High of 86. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.Tuesday Night: Overcast with thunderstorms and rain showers. Low of 73. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60% with rainfall amounts near 0.5 in. [...]

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 [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Liam La Guerre 7/27/2012 at 7:43AM

EVENT of the DAY: Free Yoga-Fit classes Free Yoga-Fit Classes will be conducted by Susan Blayer on Fridays at 11 AM and Sundays at 1 PM starting July 20. Yoga-fit is basic yoga combined with fitness exercises, and learned to combine breath with movement—appropriate for all ages, with doctor’s approval. [Click here for more info] [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Liam La Guerre 7/26/2012 at 6:32AM

EVENT of the DAY: Irish Music Concert in Sergeant Collins Park  Visit Sergeant Collins Park for a concert of Spirited Irish Music with a Global Twist. Admission free, all welcome. Jigs, reels and more. Catch the Celtic Spirit! Fiddle-guitar duo Cady Finlayson & Vita Tanga with Tim Alworth on percussion. [Click here for more info or submit your [...]

[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 [...]