Police at the U.S. Capitol are investigating a suspicious substance discovered in the Washington office of Rep. Gregory Meeks.
A spokesman for Meeks, Candace Sandy, confirmed the investigation in a phone call.
The House Ethics Committee announced today that it has concluded its investigation into Rep. Gregory Meeks, finding no evidence that a 2007 loan he received from a real estate agent constituted an impermissible gift
On December 17, Bill Thompson will host a holiday fund-raiser, featuring some key figures in the Democratic political scene, including Norman Seabrook, head of the corrections officers union; Michael Mulgrew, head of the teachers union; and Peter Ward, president of the hotel workers union.
As it turns out, Phillip Goldfeder, an assemblyman from Rockaway, and Resorts World Casino, an operation owned by a Malaysian many-billion-dollar, multinational gambling conglomerate named Genting Group, have a lot in common.
Rep. Charles Rangel missed 103 votes since February 9, according to Bobby Cuza of NY1.
The biggest vote Rangel missed, arguably, was on March 29 on the federal budget, which Rangel deplored in a video message.
Other New York congress members who missed that vote include Maurice Hinchey of the mid-Hudson Valley and Greg Meeks of Queens.
Hinchey is not seeking another term in office and Meeks, according to a spokesperson, is dealing with a private family matter.
The congressional lines proposed by Judge Roanne Mann this morning have very few changes from what she proposed a week earlier.
The district currently represented by Rep. Charlie Rangel would keep all of northern Manhattan together and absorb a portion of the south Bronx, increasing the number of Latino voters there.(2)
Redistricting master Mann makes victims of Gary Ackerman, Bob Turner and Hakeem Jeffries, among others
Last night, not long after Magistrate Judge and special redistricting master Roanne Mann grilled legislative lawyers about the merits of considering incumbency, she released a set of proposed maps that seems to take the current configuration of congressional districts as a very loose template, but with some significant changes for a number of existing office-holders.
The big Giants win last night means there will be a parade tomorrow and lots of talk about football today, as City Hall and lots of opportunistic New York elected officials get in on the fun.
As always, however, there is such a thing as pushing it: The Post reports that Rep. Greg Meeks used his access to face-value Giants tickets to raise campaign cash.
City officials met with Muslim leaders at the Islamic Center that was one of four Queens locations hit with firebombs on New Year's Day.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg later told reporters, "We do have a person that we are talking to right now that fits the description of the suspect." Bloomberg said police were led to this person after surveillance footage from near the location of the incident captured the image of a suspicious motor vehicle.
Breaking an awkward silence on the matter of the “Ground Zero Mosque” over the past weeks, at least a small number of New York's House and Senate delegation have pivoted off Michael Bloomberg’s instantly historic pro-mosque speech on Aug. 3 to voice their own support of for project.
Of 12 House members whose districts are mostly or entirely in New York City, and the state's two Senators, three have praised Bloomberg's speech and another has issued a statement supporting a Landmarks Preservation Commission decision to deny landmark status to a building the mosque is supposed to replace without mentioning the mayor's speech. One has issued a noncommittal statement. And nine have balked, entirely: one no-comment and eight non-responses to requests for comment.(1)