Congressmember Joseph Crowley

Parents, pols oppose temporary relocation plan for P.S. 11 students
Parents, pols oppose temporary relocation plan for P.S. 11 students
Education & Kids Angy Altamirano 2/25/2014 at 3:23PM

Congressmember Joseph Crowley gathered with other local elected officials and parents of students from P.S. 11, located at 54-25 Skillman Ave., to voice their disagreement with the DOE’s final recommendation of sending the school’s kindergarten and first grade students to P.S. 171 in Astoria.

Sunnyside street named in honor of Sandy Hook victim
Sunnyside street named in honor of Sandy Hook victim
West Angy Altamirano 9/10/2013 at 12:36PM

Sandy Hook victim Benjamin Wheeler’s name will live on forever next to the No. 7 train he loved to ride and the Sunnyside street where the world got its first look at him. Ben, 6, originally from Sunnyside, was one of the 20 children who were killed in the gunfire at Sandy Hook Elementary School [...]

MTA poll looks at reopening Elmhurst LIRR station
MTA poll looks at reopening Elmhurst LIRR station
West Queens Courier Staff 6/26/2013 at 8:41AM

BY ROSA KIM Transit officials are surveying Elmhurst residents to determine the viability of reopening the shuttered LIRR station at Broadway. The station, between Cornish and Whitney Avenues, closed in 1985 due to a decrease in ridership, officials said. But since then, the community’s residential and commercial population has increased. “When this station closed, people [...]

Queens Library leader recognized by White House
Queens Library leader recognized by White House
News Queens Courier Staff 6/17/2013 at 2:43PM

A Queens Library leader won a national honor last week for being a “Champion of Change” for cultural institutions in her community. Jennifer Manley, the vice president of government and community affairs for the Queens Public Library, was one of 12 people in the nation this year to be recognized as an advocate for museums [...]

Queens Democratic endorsements: Party backs Katz for borough president, Quinn for mayor
Queens Democratic endorsements: Party backs Katz for borough president, Quinn for mayor
Politics Terence M. Cullen 5/20/2013 at 3:59PM

The Queens Democratic Party doled out its endorsements for this year’s elections Monday, giving key backings in multi-candidate primaries. The party backed Council Speaker Christine Quinn for mayor, former deputy public advocate Reshma Saujani for public advocate; Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer for comptroller and Melinda Katz for Borough President. Stringer’s son was born earlier [...]

New Woodside school to ease overcrowding
News Michael Pantelidis 2/22/2012 at 9:11AM

The city is using several empty lots to ensure students in one of New York’s most congested school districts don’t get lost in the “crowd.” Due to collaboration between the Department of Education (DOE), School Construction Authority (SCA) and Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer, the city plans to purchase a cluster of land in Woodside to [...]