The controversial term ‘Oriental’ is officially yanked from U.S. law thanks to Queens congresswoman
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The offensive term “Oriental,” associated with Asian-Americans, has been buried by President Obama upon its removal from United States law last week thanks to the efforts of a Queens congresswoman. The legislation was sponsored by Queens Congresswoman Grace Meng, who fought to terminate the derogatory term from federal law after assuming office in 2009. President Obama signed Meng’s bill on Friday, […]

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Separate ZIP code plan for Glendale has been stuck on Capitol Hill for years, congresswoman says
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For decades now, Glendale and Ridgewood have shared the same ZIP code — and Glendale residents have long asked the United States Postal Service (USPS) to grant them a code of their own. Nearly two years ago, Congresswoman Grace Meng introduced legislation on Capitol Hill to establish a separate ZIP code for Glendale, but as with […]

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USPS promises to improve its mail delivery across Kew Gardens Hills, congresswoman says
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Mail service improvements in Kew Gardens Hills have been signed, sealed and delivered by the U.S. Postal Service (USPS). Congresswoman Grace Meng announced on May 5 that the USPS is addressing numerous complaints her office received from residents about unsatisfactory mail delivery service by the Kew Gardens Hills Post Office, located at 75-23 Main St. Meng relayed the […]

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Queens’ first female state senator, Toby Stavisky, is going for her ninth term in office
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After 16 years in Albany, state Senator Toby Ann Stavisky wants to go back for another term. Stavisky officially announced last week her re-election campaign in Forest Hills, surrounded by numerous supporters including Congresswoman Grace Meng and a number of community advocates. Stavisky was first elected to the state Senate in a special November 1999 […]

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Come to a special Woodside concert on Sunday to help the victims of the Ecuador earthquake
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The “World’s Borough” will reach out to the people of quake-stricken Ecuador in a special way this Sunday. State Senator Jose Peralta announced the “Queens for Ecuador” benefit concert, which will take place from 1 to 7 p.m. Sunday at La Boom New York, located at 56-15 Northern Blvd. in Woodside. Proceeds from the benefit […]

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