Avoiding The Subject?

To The Editor: This letter is in response to the article “Northeast Queens Face-off” (Queens Tribune – March 27-April 2) on my message to Congressman Steve Israel on his small business tour. I want to thank Congressman Steve Israel for the headline and his quick comeback. But regrettably he’s missing the main point. While his legislation is […]

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 […]

Meng Hosts Jewish-Korean Discussion

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer Jewish-American and Korean-American leaders came together in Bayside for a discourse about nurturing community collaboration. The Jewish and Korean-American Intercultural Dialogue was held at the Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center and Archives at Queensborough Community College on March 31. Hosted by U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Flushing), the evening featured performances, guest […]

Northeast Queens Face-off

A former Northeast Queens City Council candidate stuck his head in to an event that had nothing to do with what he complained about. Joe Concannon crashed U.S. Rep. Steve Israel’s Small Business bill tour last week in Glen Oaks. The Congressman was touring the area to announce a bill that would let businesses with […]

U.S. Rep. Israel Reveals Small Business Bill

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer U.S. Rep. Steve Israel (D-Melville) announced a new bill this week that would give small businesses an additional safety net. On March 18, Israel visited three small businesses in Glen Oaks, ending the tour with the announcement of the Savings Accounts for a Variable Economy for Small Businesses Act. The […]

Events In Queens For Nov. 14-20

Events In Queens For Nov. 14-20

Color Me Badd/All-4-One at Queensborough Performing Arts Center, Nov. 16 FRIDAY 11/15 HOLIDAY ARTS AND CRAFTS COURSE As the holidays are approaching, attend the first ever arts and crafts holiday preparation workshop by the New York Iris Center, located at 10-40 Jackson Ave. in Long Island City. The course will focus on working with various […]

Israel, Meng Ask For School Soundproofing

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer Two members of the House of Representatives are calling on the Port Authority to soundproof schools affected by airplane noise. U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Flushing) and U.S. Rep. Steve Israel (D-Melville) sent a joint letter to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s executive director, Patrick Foye, asking […]

Israel Wants Election Moved To Weekend

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer The day before the General Election, U.S. Rep. Steve Israel (D-Melville) called for the passage of legislation that would change when Americans vote to a weekend. On Nov. 4, outside of the Clearview Senior Center in Bayside, Israel said that voters would be better served by moving Election Day from […]

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 […]