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Rep. Meng moves to ban civilian use of body armor on the anniversary of Buffalo mass shooting

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May. 16, 2024 By Iryna Shkurhan On the two-year anniversary of a racially motivated mass shooting that killed ten people in Buffalo, Queens Congresswoman Grace Meng reintroduced legislation to ban the body armor worn by the shooter.  The Aaron Salter Jr. Responsible Body Armor Possession Act would prohibit the possession, sale or transfer of enhanced…
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Queens electeds offer contrasting viewpoints on pro-Palestinian encampment at Columbia

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Apr. 25, 2024 By Iryna Shkurhan As Pro-Palestinian encampments emerged at over a dozen college campuses across the country following in the footsteps of Columbia University, local elected officials pushed out statements in response. The “Gaza Solidarity Encampment,” built on the campus’s south lawn, drew strong voices of support, as well as objection, from Queens…
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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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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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DA Katz lands endorsements from pair of Queens Congress members in re-election bid

Mar. 10, 2023 By Bill Parry A week after Queens Borough President Donovan Richards endorsed the re-election campaign of Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz, two longtime members of Congress have followed suit. Congresswoman Grace Meng and Congressman Gregory Meeks threw their support behind Katz who is facing a challenge in June’s Democratic primary. “Melinda Katz…
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