Nydia Velazquez

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 [...]

7th District goes to Velazquez
7th District goes to Velazquez
News Terence M. Cullen 6/27/2012 at 9:58AM

Ten-term Congressmember Nydia Velazquez will have another run this November, after winning the Democrat primary for District 7, which spans from Lower Manhattan, through parts of Brooklyn and reaches into Woodhaven, where residents had expressed some concern that their district was now a part of neighborhoods with differing needs. In her victory, Velazquez, who had [...]

Primary Guide: 7th Congressional District
News Queens Courier Staff 6/25/2012 at 2:25PM

The 7th Congressional District contains parts or all of: Woodhaven, Cyprus Hill, Williamsburg, Lower East Side, Chinatown, Brooklyn Heights, Gowanus, Red Hook, South Slope, Greenwood, Sunset Park and Bushwick Name: Erik Martin Dilan Party: Democrat Current Position: City Councilmember representing the 37th District. Personal Info: Married with two children. Issues: *Jobs: Support small businesses with [...]

Obama endorses Velazquez
Obama endorses Velazquez
News Terence M. Cullen 6/15/2012 at 4:51PM

Highlighting efforts to create middle-class jobs and improve education, President Barack Obama endorsed incumbent Congressmember Nydia Velazquez for the 7th Congressional District seat. “For the past two decades, Rep. Nydia Velázquez has been a constant advocate for middle-class families, helping to create an economy built to last where everyone has an opportunity to achieve the [...]

Investigate clean up of Newtown Creek
Investigate clean up of Newtown Creek
News Michael Pantelidis 10/24/2011 at 4:43PM

Indifference to filth and pollution for over a century has mutated Newtown Creek into more of a beast than a beauty. Beginning in the mid-1800s, contaminants were spewed into Newtown Creek by more than 50 refineries that called the waterway home, including sawmills, lumber and coal yards, fertilizer and glue factories, petrochemical plants and oil [...]