Tackling The Dangers Of Immigration Takes Two

BY NATHALIE CELY President Barack Obama recently requested $3.7 billion in emergency funding from Congress to address the influx of unaccompanied migrant children entering the United States. While the financial request aims to increase spending on border patrol agents, immigration judges, and new detention facilities, it does not target the root cause of the problem […]

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 […]

Chapin Home Celebrates 13 Centenarians

                    BY JORDAN GIBBONS Staff Writer Last year, Mary Nuccio was concerned she was not going to see her 100th birthday, so she had her brother write President Barack Obama to get her centenarian letter a year early. She received that letter and is now waiting […]

Simplify Primary Schedules

On Election Day 2014, set for Nov. 4, voters will go to the polls to vote for representatives in Congress and the State Senate and Assembly. For some, it will be the third time this year that they are asked to choose a representative. This past Tuesday, some districts went to the polls for the […]

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 […]