Elected Officials Call For Immigration Reform

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer Elected officials and civic leaders came together in Flushing to demand comprehensive immigration reform, not next year, not eventually, but right now. U.S. Rep. Steve Israel (D-Melville) was joined by civic leaders and elected officials from northeast Queens to call for a vote in the House of Representatives on immigration […]

Report: Food Insecurity On The Rise

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer Food insecurity is the reality of one in 10 Queens residents, according to a report, “Superstorm of Hunger: Lingering Shortfalls Expose a Tale of Two Food Cities,” unveiled by the New York City Coalition Against Hunger at the Center of Hope International Church on Nov. 27 in Long Island City. […]

Israel: Time For Vote To End Shutdown

To the Editor: There’s a lot of blame and finger pointing for the recent federal government shutdown. Today I’m offering a common-sense solution. Originally, House Republicans in the majority offered a resolution to temporarily continue governing operations. It had two conditions: Fund the government at a level that many Democrats felt was insufficient; and defund […]