U.S. Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-Jackson Heights) and City Councilman Hiram Monserrate (D-Corona) have occasionally been on opposite sides of Queens Democratic Party politics. Monserrate has frequently run candidates against contenders favored by the Queens Democratic Party, now chaired by Crowley.But they both appeared along with City Council Speaker Christine Quinn (D-Manhattan) and Assemblyman Jose Peralta (D-Jackson Heights) at the Asociacion Tepeyac de New York's Corona offices at 103-04 39th Ave. Friday to announce $265,000 in Council funding for eight organizations serving Corona, Jackson Heights and Elmhurst residents.The Council allocated $9.2 million from the 2007 budget as part of its annual Immigrant Opportunities Initiative to support 100 organizations. The six-year-old program was first funded in 2002 when the Council spent $2.4 million on 40 projects.M
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