Congressmember Joseph Crowley visits the Chamber


By Queens Courier Staff

Congressman Joseph Crowley treated the Queens Chamber of Commerce and various business owners to a town hall-style meeting at the Chamber headquarters at the Bulova Center in Astoria on July 11. The discussion focused mainly on the debt ceiling and how it might impact small businesses and Queens as a whole. Crowley, who is also […]

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Congressional Quiet Skies Caucus looking for airplane noise mitigation


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File photo

Congress members are continuing their fight to keep the skies over Queens, and communities across the country, quiet.

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Weprin and Cuomo: Perfect together


| lpenner@queenscourier.com

Who could blame Councilman Mark Weprin for resigning his seat to become Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Deputy Secretary for Legislative Affairs. He has no hope of becoming Council Speaker in 2018. Mark gives up his part time City Council position which pays $112,500 plus lulu to earn $150,000 per year in his new job working for the […]

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Silver, Heastie and Weprin…three peas in a pod


| lpenner@queenscourier.com

The five New York City Democratic Party County leaders (State Assemblymember Keith Wright of Manhattan, Frank Seddio of Brooklyn, Congressmember Joseph Crowley of Queens, State Assemblymember Carl Heastie of the Bronx and John Gulino from Staten Island) met behind closed doors to select Bronx State Assemblymember and Democratic Party Chairperson Carl Heastie as the next […]

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Queens HS student wins US Congressional Award Gold Medal


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of the Garden School

Astoria resident Julia McKenna, a senior at the Garden School in Jackson Heights, was one of 13 New York State students to win the 2014 US Congressional Award Gold Medal.

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New legislation to protect Astoria school from ‘disruptive’ subway noise


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THE COURIER/ Photos by Angy Altamirano

Members of one Astoria school, located about 50 feet away from a subway platform, are hoping a new proposed bill will help bring “peaceful learning.”

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Local congress members endorse John Liu in state Senate race


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/File photo

In his bid to unseat state Sen. Tony Avella, former City Comptroller John Liu picked up another round of support from local congressional members. Liu received endorsements from congress members Grace Meng, Gregory Meeks and Joseph Crowley.

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Woodside street renamed after former Councilman Walter McCaffrey


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THE COURIER/ Photos by Angy Altamirano

Woodside came together Saturday to honor a man who officials call the “great son” of the western Queens neighborhood.

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DOE votes to bus more than 250 Woodside students to Astoria school


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/ Photo by Angy Altamirano

The Department of Education voted on Wednesday night to temporary relocate over 250 students from P.S.11 in Woodside to P.S. 171 in Astoria for the next three years.

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New federal legislation to focus funds on areas with increased pedestrian accidents


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/ Photo by Angy Altamirano

U.S Rep. Joseph Crowley created the Pedestrian Fatalities Reduction Act of 2014 to prevent another traffic fatality from occurring on New York City streets.

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DOE postpones vote on temporary relocation plans of Woodside’s P.S. 11 students


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

Photo Courtesy of Julianne O’Riordan

The Department of Education (DOE) announced the vote on a Woodside school’s partial co-location and re-siting has been postponed.

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