Small business advocates push for new Queens development center
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Queens needs another small business development center, but one with flexible hours staffed with “culturally competent” workers, advocates and lawmakers said Tuesday.  The borough currently has two heavily-used centers, one in Long Island City’s LaGuardia Community College and another in Jamaica’s York College. Advisers give free consultations and offer low-cost training at the centers, which […]

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Rep. Meng works to bring family members of teen crash victims to US
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Family members of the two teens killed last month in a tragic car crash are working with Congressmember Grace Meng to fly from China to Queens to grieve. Meng is trying to secure visas for Jiahao Liang’s mother and sister and Jennifer Gao’s grandmother and aunt. The two died Feb. 18, when their car swerved […]

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Rep. Meng wants Flushing gems added to National Park Service
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Federal park officials are supporting a bill by Congressmember Grace Meng that would make historic Flushing sites part of the National Park Service, the legislator said. The measure would require the Secretary of the Interior, who oversees federal parkland, to look into whether sites connected to the Flushing Remonstrance could be included in the national […]

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John Liu endorses Congressmemeber Grace Meng for re-election
Photo courtesy Congressmember Grace Meng

Former Comptroller John Liu put an end to rumors he may run against Congressmember Grace Meng by endorsing the popular Flushing representative for her re-election bid Monday. “I thank John Liu for his endorsement and for highlighting the important work I’ve done in Congress during my first year in Washington,” Meng said in a statement. […]

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Police, Congressmember Meng warn of phone scam

Don’t be another phone scam victim, police and Congressmember Grace Meng are warning. Criminals, posing as authority figures, are either targeting immigrants with threats of deportation or calling victims to say they owe money to the IRS or to utility companies. Meng said scammers are posing as U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services officials, asking for […]

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