Meng Starts Political Action Committee

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Flushing) has started her own Political Action Committee. The Congresswoman made the announcement on Feb. 7, a few months after the PAC’s statement of organization was registered with the Federal Elections Commission. The mission of the PAC, known as @TheTable or At the Table!, is to […]

Crowley, Gillibrand Praise Kosher Amendment

U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and U.S. Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-Jackson Heights) recently applauded the enactment of their amendment to ensure that kosher and halal food pantries receive an adequate supply of food for hungry families as part of the Emergency Food Assistance Program. Included in the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act, also […]

Meng, Nadler Hail Diesel Engine Upgrades

U.S. Reps. Grace Meng (D-Bayside) and Jerrold Nadler (D-Manhattan/Brooklyn) recently touted the House of Representative’s passage of $20 million for the Diesel Emission Reduction Act grants. The money will be used to replace or retrofit old diesel engines, including those in locomotives and school buses, in order to reduce the harmful diesel emissions they generate. […]

QJCC Reaffirms Commitment To Borough

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer The Queens Jewish Community Council held a legislative breakfast over the weekend, pledging to continue its support of the Borough, with the help of elected officials. Taking place at the Young Israel of Kew Gardens Hills, the breakfast was an opportunity for the organization to welcome new members of the […]

MinKwon Center Pres. Fasts For Immigration Reform

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer As gridlock continues in Washington D.C. and the immigration reform bill passed by the U.S. Senate collects dust in the House of Representatives, some community leaders have taken to fasting in the hopes of progress on immigration. S.J. Jung is one such community leader. Jung, the president of the Flushing-based […]

Moving Past Partisan Politics

To The Editor: Can we please get past the partisan politics surrounding the “Affordable Care Act,” more commonly referred to as “Obamacare”? This law… passed by Congress, signed by the President, upheld by the Supreme Court… would provide health insurance for more than 30 million people. The news media reports the current House of Representatives’ […]

Disengaged Leader

To The Editor: Do you believe that the attack on Benghazi resulting in four American deaths was prompted by a video? Do you still believe you can keep your doctor and your health plan? Will Lois Lerner at the IRS ever be held responsible for her actions? Do you believe the president was never informed […]