Meng, Queens Postal Workers Protest Trump’s Proposal To Privatize U.S. Postal Service

    U.S. Rep. Grace Meng

    U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D- Bayside, Flushing, Forest Hills, Rego Park, Fresh Meadows, Glendale, Kew Gardens, Maspeth) and postal workers from across Queens today will hold a press conference to protest President Trump’s proposal to privatize the United States Postal Service.

    Meng will be joined by local members of the nation’s postal unions which include the National Association of Letter Carriers, American Postal Workers Union and National Postal Mail Handlers. The presidents of these local unions will be in attendance as well. The press conference will be held as part of similar events in which postal employees will join Members of Congress throughout the country to stand against privatizing the U.S. mail.

    The event is slated for 10 a.m., today, Oct. 8 in front of Meng’s Northeast Queens office, 40-13 159th Street (just off the southeast corner of Northern Boulevard) in Flushing. Free street parking across the street on north side of 159th Street.

    Dromm, Ramos, Cruz Lead memorial Vigil For Miss Colombia

    City Council Member Daniel Dromm

    City Council Member Daniel Dromm (Jackson Heights, Elmhurst) gathered in front of the Jackson Heights Post Office with transgender activist Appolonia Cruz; Catalina Cruz, Democratic nominee for the 39th Assembly district; Jessica Ramos, Democratic nominee for the 13th State Senate district; activist Brendan Fay; members of Make the Road NY, the Caribbean Equality Project, GMHC and hundreds of local residents for a memorial vigil following the recent death of Miss Colombia, a.k.a. Oswaldo Gomez.

    At the vigil, Dromm also stood with Elmhurst resident David Gonzalez to implore residents to be on the look out for Peter Gonzalez, David’s brother, who has autism and is missing.  David Gonzalez shared that Miss Colombia and his brother were friends. During the vigil, Dromm’s staff joined David in distributing “missing person” flyers to attendees.

    The event also featured touching remarks from Eddy Gomez, Miss Colombia’s sister.

    The NYPD reported to Council Member Dromm that Miss Colombia was found dead in the water off Jacob Riis Park on October 2nd. At this time, no foul play is suspected.  An autopsy is being performed by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner to determine the exact cause of death.

    “Miss Colombia’s death is a great loss to our community,” said Dromm. “For years, she was a fixture in many of NYC’s parades, most notably in the Queens LGBT Pride Parade which I founded over 25 years ago.  Miss Colombia’s colorful outfits, flamboyancy and great sense of fun always brought a smile to everyone’s face.  She was unafraid to be out and proud about who she was.  May her life serve as a reminder to all of us to live our truths, and may she rest in peace.”

    Ulrich, Students Showcase Success Of SAT Prep Program At Goddard High School

    City Council Member Eric Ulrich

    City Councilman Eric Ulrich (R-Belle Harbor, Breezy Point, Broad Channel, Hamilton Beach, Howard Beach, Lindenwood, Neponsit, Ozone Park, Rockaway Beach, Rockaway Park, South Ozone Park, Woodhaven) and students from Robert H. Goddard High School tomorrow will showcase their success of at SAT prep program which Ulrich’s office funded.

    Ulrich has been funding an SAT Prep course at Robert H. Goddard High School for the last three fiscal years and is again funding the highly-successful program. Since its implementation, dozens of students have benefited from the course, with the vast majority seeing major improvements to their SAT scores vs. their PSAT scores.

    Students and faculty will join Ulrich to reveal test score data showcasing the success of the program.

    The event is slated for 2:45 p.m., tomorrow, Oct. 9 in front of the main entrance at Robert H. Goddard High School, 138-30 Lafayette Street in Ozone Park.

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