Rep. Gary Ackerman

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.


President Barack Obama (Pablo Martinez Monsivais-Pool/Getty Images)

Local Politicians React To President’s State Of The Union

Trying to lift the nation, President Barack Obama on Tuesday sought to promote a jobs agenda blending concentrated spending and a fresh bid to control the country’s staggering debt.