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Queens Boulevard in Woodside to undergo $23.75 million revamp

Dec. 22, 2023 By Anthony Medina Queens Boulevard in Woodside is about to undergo a $23.75 million overhaul thanks to a federal grant that Mayor Eric Adams announced Tuesday. The hefty grant will primarily go toward safety improvements along the boulevard from Roosevelt Avenue to 73rd Street. The project will include the construction of new… Read more »

Rep. Meng applauds USPS for audit investigating mail theft in Queens


Dec. 7, 2023 By Rachel Butler Queens Rep. Grace Meng applauded the announcement by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) at the United States Postal Service (USPS) that an audit of the postal system will be taking place in an effort to combat the increase mail theft occurring in Queens. The announcement of the…
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Rep. Meng awards two Queens immigration orgs with $900K


Oct. 30, 2023 By Iryna Shkurhan U.S. Rep. Grace Meng distributed $900,000 in federal funds to be split equally between two notable Queens immigration advocacy organizations – Women for Afghan Women and Emerald Isle Immigration Center. The grant is through the 2023 Citizenship and Integration Grant Program, which is administered by the U.S. Citizenship and…
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Teej Festival in Elmhurst celebrates Nepalese culture with evening of fun and music


Sep. 20, 2023 By Ethan Marshall More than 450 people gathered for an evening full of fun and music at the 2023 Teej Festival on Sept. 17 in Elmhurst. Several local elected officials sent their Teej greetings at the festival celebration, including Mayor Eric Adams, Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, Congresswoman Grace Meng and…
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Met Council receives $3 million grant to provide emergency food and supplies for New Yorkers in need

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Sep. 11, 2023 By Carlotta Mohamed Congresswoman Grace Meng on Friday, Sept. 8, presented a check for $3 million in federal funding to the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty (Met Council) that will provide emergency food, free diapers and menstrual products to those in need.  The congresswoman joined Met Council CEO David Greenfield and their community partners at the Pomonok Houses Council Towers VI, located at 155-25 71st Ave., which is senior housing owned and operated by the Met Council in Meng’s district. Following the check presentation ceremony, Meng, along with volunteers, packed supplies such as diapers, wipes and children’s essentials…
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Meng brings U.S. Special Envoy to Queens for discussion on combating rise in antisemitic hate crimes

Jul. 25, 2023 By Carlotta Mohamed With antisemitic incidents on the rise in New York and across the globe, Congresswoman Grace Meng brought the state Department’s Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism, Ambassador Deborah Lipstadt, to Queens on July 24 to address the increased attacks on the Jewish community. Lipstadt, who is based at…
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100 Suits for 100 Men celebrates launch of Queens youth employment training initiative

Jul. 10, 2023 By Carlotta Mohamed Business owners and organization leaders joined Congresswoman Grace Meng and Kevin Livingston, founder and CEO of the 100 Suits organization, to celebrate the launch of the Empower Queens Workforce & Entrepreneurship program outside of Pomonok Houses on Thursday, July 6.  Community leaders were gathered at the intersection of Jewel…
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