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Queens’ Morning Roundup
Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 12/13/2013 at 7:31AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Friday: A mix of clouds and sun. High 33. Winds W at 10 to 20 mph. Friday night: Partly cloudy skies early will give way to cloudy skies late. Low 26. Winds NNW at 5 to 10 mph. EVENT OF THE DAY: Carols and Car Races Grammy-nominated jazz guitarist and composer Amanda Monaco brings her quartet Formula [...]

Queens Morning Roundup
News Billy Rennison 11/16/2012 at 7:49AM

Today’s Forecast Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 54. North wind 8 to 10 mph. Friday night: Clear, with a low around 42. North wind 6 to 8 mph. EVENT of the DAY: LIC Bar: Benefit for Long Beach/Rockaways Hurricane Relief Two longstanding sister restaurants, Austins Steak and Ale House in Kew Gardens and Bourbon Street in Bayside, [...]

St. John’s fencers meet Obama
St. John’s fencers meet Obama
News Terence M. Cullen 9/20/2012 at 7:36AM

They got to travel and compete in London, and now two St. John’s University fencers can add meeting the president to their stat sheet. Seniors Daryl Homer and Dagmara Wozniak met President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama and Vice President Joe Biden last week as part of the commander in chief’s meeting with USA’s [...]

Queens politicians react to Affordable Care Act
News Billy Rennison 6/28/2012 at 12:10PM

Just after 10 a.m. the Supreme Court handed down its ruling upholding President Barack Obama’s health care plan. The court ruled 5-4 that the Affordable Care Act was constitutional. Shortly after the decision, Queens politicians took to Twitter to comment on the ruling. Here’s a collection the pol’s reactions: Congressmember Gregory Meeks: “ACA ensures children [...]

Obama says same-sex marriage should be legal
News Jay Lane 5/09/2012 at 3:27PM

President Obama said Wednesday that he believes same-sex marriage should be legal. “At a certain point I’ve just concluded that for me personally it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same-sex couples should be able to get married,” Obama told ABC’s Robin Roberts in an interview at the White [...]

Suit over ‘cop-flub coverup’
Suit over ‘cop-flub coverup’
News Jay Lane 1/25/2012 at 9:04AM

Suit over ‘cop-flub coverup’ A Queens man cleared in a gun-possession case is suing the city for $3 million, claiming prosecutors knew testimony from a key NYPD witness was flawed — and kept that fact secret from the defense. Deon Davis, 21, claims Queens District Attorney Richard Brown’s office has known for four years that [...]

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 [...]

Op Ed: Labor invests in ‘The American Dream’
Op Ed: Labor invests in ‘The American Dream’
Editorial Gregory Floyd 9/28/2011 at 5:06PM

President Barack Obama recently proposed the American Jobs Act as a remedy to end the most devastating unemployment our nation has experienced since the Great Depression. I have an idea on how to help. In consultation with our financial advisors, union pension funds are routinely invested in various projects and bonds that will protect those [...]