Source: Queens Gazette

By Thomas Cogan

 

“We’re going to have a packed house tonight,” said President Brent O’ Leary of the Hunters Point Civic Association, referring to the many attendees coming into the Irish Cultural Center on Jackson Avenue for a Friday evening meeting that U.S. Representative Carolyn Maloney was expected to attend.  Chairs were being added to the initial outlay.  There would be the usual wait for an arriving politician as Congresswoman Maloney was being brought from an earlier meeting after having to travel from her duties in Washington.  While the visitors waited they brought up several local issues that kept the excitement level high, such as the issues they could discuss with two police officers from the 108th Precinct while they were present.  When the congresswoman was at last in the room, the turbulence growing out of the early initiatives of the Trump administration took up everyone’s time for the rest of the meeting.