Gary Ackerman

Rep. Charles Rangel votes in the primary - New York, NY - Jun 26, 2012 (credit: Rich Lamb / WCBS 880)

A Primary Day Like No Other Winds Down In New York

There were a number of hotly contested Democratic primaries that were getting voters to the polls on Tuesday, especially in the racially and ethnically diverse 8th Congressional District in Brooklyn and Queens.


Congressman Gary Ackerman (credit:DAVID BUIMOVITCH/AFP/Getty Images)

Longtime Queens & L.I. Congressman Gary Ackerman Retiring

The congressman said in a statement that although new congressional boundaries were extremely favorable, he would not seek another term.


Ilan Grapel at JFK in New York on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011 (credit: Steve Sandberg/1010 WINS)

Ilan Grapel Returns To New York After Being Released From Prison In Egypt

A Queens man held in prison in Egypt for almost five months is back on U.S. soil.