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Elected officials, area clergymen and dozens of onlookers gathered on Sunday night to watch the lighting of a 16-foot-tall menorah at Federoff Triangle on Queens Boulevard in Forest Hills.
Borough President-Elect Melinda Katz, Councilwoman Karen Koslowitz (D-Forest Hills) and Chabad of Rego Park Rabbi Eli Blokh spoke to the crowd, which also included Congresswoman Grace Meng.
As a Queens resident who has had to deal with the issue of increased airplane noise in our borough, I’m writing to commend our local elected officials — specifically Reps. Steve Israel and Grace Meng, state Sen. Tony Avella and Assemblyman Edward Braunstein — for their work to curb airplane noise over our neighborhoods, and to create an Airplane Noise Community Roundtable. Their work has paid off after Gov. Cuomo recently directed the Port Authority to both monitor noise levels and form a roundtable. Increased airplane noise has been detrimental to the quality of life of so many in our community, and it’s encouraging that Queens residents will now be able to voice their concerns.
Elected officials, area clergymen and dozens of onlookers gathered on Sunday night to watch the lighting of a 16-foot-tall menorah at Federoff Triangle on Queens Boulevard in Forest Hills. Borough President-Elect Melinda Katz, Councilwoman Karen Koslowitz (D-Forest Hills) and Chabad of Rego Park Rabbi Eli Blokh spoke to the crowd, which also included Congresswoman Grace Meng. Five of the menorah’s candles were lit to recognize the fifth night of Chanukah and Woodside resident Harry Bieber was also honored for his service in Israel’s War of Independence. — by Christopher Barca
Rabbi Blokh joins Harry Bieber, third from left, Katz, Koslowitz, Meng, and Vladimir Fulman, left, on Sunday night.
Queens has a rapidly growing elderly population facing severe problems, such as mental illness. Fortunately, there’s a place where many troubled seniors get help — Club Pride, part of the Pride of Judea Mental Health Center at 243-02 Northern Blvd. in Douglaston.
Funded by the Jewish Board of Family & Children’s Services and New York City’s Dept. of Mental Health & Hygiene, Club Pride (launched in 1997) is a geriatric psycho-social club. It provides counseling, therapy and social re-adjustment services for Queens residents, from 55 to 94, who suffer from mental illness & substance abuse. Clients come from Flushing, Kew Gardens Hills, Whitestone, College Point & Bayside.
They’re referred by psychiatrists and other mental health providers, after their discharge from psychiatric and chronic care hospitals. If not for Club Pride, many of them would have to be reinstitutionalized, at a heavy cost to taxpayers.
Club Pride provides daily transportation to members via two buses for the Flushing and Bayside areas. But Flushing bus service will end on Dec. 6 due to budget cuts. Many riders are physically disabled. They can’t use public transportation and can’t afford Access-A-Ride’s daily $5 roundtrip fare. They’re distressed by the fear of losing Club Pride’s vital assistance.
Don’t let this happen. Contact U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer (212) 486-4430, Congresswoman Grace Meng (718) 445-7860, State Sen. Tony Avella (718) 357-3094, City Councilman Mark Weprin (718) 468-0137 and Mayor-Elect Bill de Blasio (212) 669-7200. Urge them to save an essential resource for their constituents.
A to Z Liquor, located at Union Turnpike and 185 Street in Fresh Meadows, celebrated its grand opening under new ownership with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Nov. 21. To observe the occasion, the store put out a spread of refreshments that included kosher food, in recognition of its diverse clientele.
Congresswoman Grace Meng addresses the audience regarding Obamacare at a session recently at Flushing Hospital. At the table are Assemblywoman Nily Rozic, left, Dr. Robert Crupi, Chairman of, Emergency Medicine and Ambulatory Care; Bruce Flanz, hospital president; state Sen. Toby Stavisky, Councilman Peter Koo and Assemblyman Ron Kim
U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Flushing), in conjunction with Flushing Hospital Medical Center hosted an Educational Forum on the Affordable Care Act and the new health insurance exchange, so that residents in Flushing and surrounding areas could learn about the changes to the nation’s healthcare system and how they can obtain coverage.
The event took place on Nov. 6 in the hospital’s newly renovated 5th floor auditorium. Meng and Bruce Flanz, president and CEO of Flushing Hospital, welcomed a group of panelists comprised of experts in managed care, as well as, local, state and city elected officials.
Rep. Grace Meng was mugged in Washington D.C. Tuesday night.
U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Flushing) announced Wednesday that she has resumed regular activities after being robbed Tuesday night near Capitol Hill.
Congresswoman Grace Meng met with Bayside residents to discuss issues facing them during a session last week at the Bayside Library.
FDNY Lt. Richard Skellington is honored by Rep. Grace Meng and Rabbi Yossi Mendelson.
Residents of the Sixth Congressional District, which encompasses much of the west, central and northeast sections of the borough, had the chance last week to meet one-on-one with Rep. Grace Meng (D-Flushing) at the Bayside Library during the congresswoman’s fourth “Congress on Your Corner” event.
Those who took advantage of the opportunity discussed issues ranging from lack of jobs and affordable healthcare to overcrowded classrooms and uneven sidewalks.
The 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht was commemorated and its lessons for today discussed at Congregation Machane Chodosh in Forest Hills on Nov. 10.
The Night of Broken Glass happened on Nov. 9-10, 1938 in Germany and Austria, where 91 Jews were killed, more than 30,000 Jewish men were sent to concentration camps, over 7,000 Jewish businesses’ windows were smashed, and over 1,000 synagogues burned. It is considered the beginning of the physical violence that led to the Holocaust.
Republican Alex Blishteyn, a Russian immigrant, is hoping he will be voted in as councilman in the 24th District, while his Democratic opponent, Rory Lancman, is ready to go from state to city office.
The two will face off on Tuesday for the seat now held by Councilman Jim Gennaro (D-Fresh Meadows), who is being term-limited out of office.
It is long overdue, but the federal government is open and the debt ceiling is raised. This is a welcome development for our country, but the damage caused is irreversible and was completely unnecessary.
Without repealing, delaying or defunding the Affordable Care Act, reasonable elected officials were able to avert a crisis that would have plunged the U.S. into another economic abyss, possibly worse than the Great Recession. We’ve ended the nightmare that took an enormous toll on millions of Americans, and I hope those who led us there will never do so again.
Furloughed federal employees can get back to work, and mothers, children, veterans and seniors will once again receive vital services that should have never been so callously taken away.
I hope the resolution to this shutdown is representative of the progress Democrats and Republicans will be able to make during the upcoming budget negotiations. We can solve the great problems facing our country, but we must resist the political extremists who will undoubtedly attempt to hijack the process again. Politics is the art of compromise, and rather than waging futile battles, both parties need to come together for the good of our country.
The deal that we passed should have been approved by Sept. 30. But now that the shutdown is over and default has been avoided, we must get back to conducting the business of the American people, and solving the many important problems Americans need us to fix.
I’m just glad that we can finally move forward and put this sad and unnecessary chapter behind us.
Congresswoman Grace Meng
This month, the centerpiece of the three-year-old health insurance law begins to take shape here in Queens and across the United States.
As of Oct. 1, millions of Americans, including all residents of the borough, have begun to have access to quality health coverage under the Affordable Care Act.
The lengthy government shutdown isn’t just wreaking havoc in the halls of Congress; it is also the root cause of much angst and confusion among citizens across the country, including Queens. Unfortunately, borough residents of all ages already have begun feeling the impacts from the latest episode of Washington gridlock.
While politicians battle on Capitol Hill as the shutdown enters its second week, many Queens residents have been left wondering how the federal chaos will affect them.
Two of the many lessons we teach our children are that they can do anything they set their minds to and to never give up. Despite years of waiting and a disheartening denial this past March, the children of the Aquinas Honor Society at the Immaculate Conception School in Jamaica Estates have proved those timeless lessons valid.
“I am so immensely proud right now,” eighth-grader and President of Aquinas Honor Society Anjali Deodat, 13, said. “We are all so happy and it makes me proud of all of us.”
One Summer Day, a one-act music drama, Friday, Oct. 4, 8 p.m.; Sat. Oct. 5, 3 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 37th Street and 31st Avenue, Astoria. Contact: (646) 831-3303, susanstoderl.net.
Assemblywoman Nily Rozic (D-Fresh Meadows) is hosting a homeowner town hall meeting with Rep. Grace Meng (D-Flushing) and Councilman Mark Weprin (D-Oakland Gardens) on Wednesday, Oct. 2 from 7 to p.m. at Armenian Church of Holy Martyrs, 209-15 Horace Harding Expressway in Bayside.
Homeowners will be able to discuss issues regarding property taxes, foreclosure prevention, loan programs, school zoning, STAR exemption and other subjects.
New York will be joining other states with its own healthcare exchange on Oct. 1.
The exchange is a type of online marketplace where insurance can be found for eligible individuals at a significant discount. Those on Medicaid will continue to receive those benefits, but for those who fit into that gray area — of not qualifying for Medicaid but not being able to afford full coverage healthcare — the exchange may be a feasible option.
As one plane after another flew overhead, sometimes drowning out their words, several elected officials, along with area residents, expressed concern over environmental issues facing the borough as a result of proposed changes to flight procedures at LaGuardia and Kennedy airports.
At a press conference at Little Bay Park in Bayside on Tuesday, Representatives Steve Israel (D-Huntington) and Grace Meng (D-Flushing) were among those who called on the Federal Aviation Administration to exempt the two airports’ flights from a new rule that would allow the agency to make changes to flight procedures without conducting an environmental review to study the impact of the changes.