Officials Urge Immigration Enrollment

Officials Urge Immigration Enrollment

Assemblyman Francisco Moya, Jessica Orozco, director of Immigration and Civic Engagement at the Hispanic Federationand U.S. Rep. Grace Meng spoke about the importance to apply and reapply for DACA. BY JORDAN GIBBONS Staff Writer U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Flushing) held a press conference Tuesday morning to urge undocumented immigrants in New York to enroll and […]

Flushing Commons Breaks Ground

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer After years of discussions and delays, the Flushing Commons project finally broke ground this week. On June 30, several stakeholders, elected officials and community leaders met in the heart of downtown Flushing for the groundbreaking ceremony. Set on the former site of Municipal Lot 1, many comments from the event […]

Celebrating Mother’s Day

Elected officials, including Assemblywoman Nily Rozic, U.S. Rep. Grace Meng, State Sen. Toby Stavisky, Councilman Peter Koo and Assemblyman Ron Kim joined the Flushing Chinese Business Association for its fifth annual Joyful Mother celebration. Forty-nine mothers received Mothers of Distinction awards in honor of their role as outstanding community role models.

Meng Bill To Focus On Cemetery Desecration

U.S. Rep. Grace Meng’s (D-Flushing) legislation to make the desecration of cemeteries a violation of religious freedom was passed by the House Foreign Affairs Committee. The measure now advances to the House floor for a vote by the full House of Representatives. Meng’s bill, the Protect Cemeteries Act, would amend the International Religious Freedom Act […]

OP-ED: Watch Out, Glass Ceiling

BY ASSEMBLYWOMAN NILY ROZIC When it comes to the lottery, you have to play to win. The same can be said for getting more women elected – more women have to run. That is not happening as much as it should in this country. Our country’s rank for women’s political representation, 84th in the world, […]

Focus On Queens, April 17

Queens of Angels Church will host a blood drive in conjunction with Elmhurst Hospital 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 27 in the Parish Center, 43-18 Skillman Ave., Sunnyside. For information or to make an appointment, call (718) 937-3244. The 110th Precinct Community Council will meet 7 p.m. April 21 at Flanders Field VFW Post […]

Meng Assists Families Of Killed Teens

U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Flushing) announced this week that she is working to secure visas for family members of two teenagers killed last month in a car crash on the Long Island Expressway in Queens. The driver, 19-year-old Jiahao Liang, and passenger Jennifer Gao, 16, died at the scene on Feb. 18 after their vehicle […]

The Voice Strikes Again

A crowd of elected officials and civic leaders gathered on the steps of Queens Borough Hall Sunday to show their support of U.S. Rep. Grace Meng, who was announcing the kick-off of her re-election campaign. The festivities, however, were put on hold as everyone waited for County Leader, U.S. Rep. Joseph Crowley, who was on […]

Op-Ed: Ending The Shuffle, Keeping Continuity

BY NILY ROZIC, EDWARD BRAUNSTEIN and GRACE MENG Families in School District 26, which covers Bayside, Oakland Gardens, Douglaston, Glen Oaks and Little Neck, are fortunate to have some of the best programming where their children go to school. For many years, parents have had the opportunity to send their children to the best schools, […]

Flushing Sites Up For Protected Status

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer The chances of historic sites in Flushing being added to the National Park Service are looking better after a hearing in Washington D.C. The Flushing Remonstrance Study Act was introduced by U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Flushing) in September. But it was last week’s Congressional hearing that garnered the support of […]