Tag: congresswoman-grace-meng

Queens Rep. Meng hosts roundtable with immigration advocates, U.S. Health and Human services secretary

Jul. 3, 2023 By Carlotta Mohamed Congresswoman Grace Meng hosted a roundtable discussion with U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra to highlight the expansion of language access programs and health care for immigrant communities on Friday, June 30.  Meng and Becerra met with officials from Queens-New York City immigration advocacy organizations for the…
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Meng to host constituent services fair, veterans information session

Jun. 27, 2023 By Carlotta Mohamed Congresswoman Grace Meng is inviting residents to attend two upcoming events she will be hosting: a Constituent Services Fair and a Veterans Information Session.   “I am pleased to organize these two important events and I encourage local residents and area veterans to attend,” Meng said. “It is crucial to…
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Rego Park resident announced as winner of Queens lawmaker’s congressional art contest

Jun. 26, 2023 By Carlotta Mohamed Angela Lin, an 11th grader from Rego Park, has been selected as the winner of Congresswoman Grace Meng’s annual Congressional District Art contest.  The competition, which consisted of entries from Queens’ high school students, is part of “An Artistic Discovery,” the national art contest held annually by the House…
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Queens lawmaker introduces bill in Congress to make Diwali a federal holiday

Jun. 2, 2023 By Carlotta Mohamed U.S. Rep. Grace Meng on May 26 announced the introduction of her bill in Congress to declare Diwali a federal holiday.  Under Meng’s legislation, the Diwali Day Act, the Festival of Lights would become the 12th federally recognized holiday in the United States. Establishing a federal holiday for Diwali,…
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Long Island Jewish Forest Hills Hospital debuts new robot for orthopedic surgeries

Jun. 1, 2023 By Carlotta Mohamed Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Forest Hills Hospital officials and Congresswoman Grace Meng on Tuesday, May 30, unveiled the hospital’s new high-tech robot for orthopedic surgeries that will offer patients a minimally invasive alternative for hip, total knee and partial knee replacements.  The Stryker Mako SmartRobotics system was made possible…
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U.S. Postal Service rolls out crime prevention plan to address spike in mail theft

May. 17, 2023 By Carlotta Mohamed The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) will replace tens of thousands of keys used by letter carriers and will install high security collection boxes, among other important upgrades, to prevent the rise of mail theft, according to Queens Congresswoman Grace Meng.  Over the past year, Meng has urged the Postal…
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Federal infrastructure bill to provide millions for improvements to Queens highways

May. 8, 2023 By Carlotta Mohamed Congresswoman Grace Meng on Monday, May 8, announced that the federal infrastructure bill has provided Queens with millions of dollars to help pay for crucial highway improvements throughout the borough. Known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the historic legislation was signed by President Biden in November 2021 after Meng…
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Bayside school unveils new safety improvements

May. 5, 2023 By Ethan Marshall Queens Congresswoman Grace Meng paid a visit to Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Academy in Bayside on Thursday, May 4, to view the security improvements made at the school after she helped secure funding for that cause. Meng witnessed the unveiling of the school’s improvements, which include…
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‘We need swift action’: Heavy rain causes major flooding in Queens yet again

May. 1, 2023 By Ethan Marshall Sunday’s heavy rainstorm resulted in the flooding of many streets, major highways and homes across Queens, and now, residents are seeking help to repair what has been damaged. Video by Mala Balram   Many residents experienced flooding in the basements of their homes after the rainstorm on April 30….
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