Elizabeth Crowley

City Council incumbents Weprin, Crowley miss DC 37 union endorsement
City Council incumbents Weprin, Crowley miss DC 37 union endorsement
Politics Melissa Chan 10/31/2013 at 10:20AM

Two City Council incumbents from Queens were not endorsed by the city’s largest public employee union because they did not apply for the nod, the union said. DC 37 released its endorsements for the November general election last Wednesday, which included multiple sitting councilmembers in the borough and candidates who won primaries in September. Left [...]

Maspeth street co-named George Gibbons Jr. Way
Maspeth street co-named George Gibbons Jr. Way
Southwest Liam La Guerre 9/28/2013 at 6:03PM

For the past few years teary eyes and frowns were a familiar sight when talking about the hit-and-run murder of Maspeth resident George Gibbons. Gibbons, who owned Gibbons Home bar on 69th Street, was killed in a 2011 traffic accident and it took a month-long manhunt to catch his murderer, Peter Rodriguez. But at a [...]

Op-Ed: Ensuring the safety of our children
News Op-Ed 9/21/2013 at 11:55AM

COUNCILMEMBER ELIZABETH CROWLEY Drivers need to be more conscientious near schools. Just a few days ago, students of I.S. 73 in Maspeth got seriously injured by an out-of-control vehicle. As police investigate this accident, we owe it to those injured students and their classmates to make our streets safer. Grand Avenue is a very busy [...]

Vets get valuable info at forum
Vets get valuable info at forum
News Liam La Guerre 7/20/2013 at 12:47PM

Army veteran Henry Dumas knows the importance of military benefits. The Queens native served in Korea, Germany and Panama. When he returned and needed a job, Helmets to Hardhats, which finds constructions jobs for veterans, helped him. Now he wants a house and hopes the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) can help with that. [...]

Ex-councilmember Anthony Como replaces indicted Queens GOP vice chair Vince Tabone
Ex-councilmember Anthony Como replaces indicted Queens GOP vice chair Vince Tabone
Politics Terence M. Cullen 4/24/2013 at 5:04PM

Former Councilmember Anthony Como will become the new executive vice chair of the Queens GOP, replacing indicted attorney Vince Tabone. GOP chair Phil Ragusa confirmed Como would be taking over, saying the former city legislator would be a good fit. “I know Anthony for a long time,” Ragusa said. “He was our City Council candidate [...]

Faster flooding fix coming to Middle Village, Maspeth
News Billy Rennison 12/18/2012 at 3:30PM

Middle Village and Maspeth residents will wave goodbye to water woes a year ahead of schedule. A pair of Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) capital projects to help alleviate constant flooding in the neighboring communities was moved up after several discussions with Councilmember Elizabeth Crowley. The first upgrade along Calamus Avenue is scheduled to begin [...]

After Sandy, a call to improve 9-1-1
News Billy Rennison 11/28/2012 at 4:55PM

The city is facing an emergency, according to elected officials, but they may not want to dial 9-1-1. Public Advocate Bill de Blasio and Councilmember Elizabeth Crowley, chair of the Fire and Criminal Justice Committee, penned a letter to Mayor Michael Bloomberg calling for a review into 9-1-1’s failure during Superstorm Sandy, when many residents [...]

Evergreen Park to be redesigned
Evergreen Park to be redesigned
News Billy Rennison 9/30/2012 at 9:50AM

Adjacent to a school and with a kindergarten theme, a Ridgewood park’s redesign aims to combine learning with play. The Department of Parks & Recreation presented plans to renovate Evergreen Park, next to P.S. 68 on St. Felix Avenue, to parents and residents on Monday, September 24. “Now, there’s really nothing for small children to [...]

Call to co-name Maspeth block after George Gibbons
Call to co-name Maspeth block after George Gibbons
News Billy Rennison 9/21/2012 at 11:48AM

Friends and relatives will never get George Gibbons back, but they believe his name should forever grace the Maspeth block where he was raised. A measure was presented to the members of Community Board 5 to co-name 60th Drive in Maspeth after George Gibbons, who was killed last October when the cab he was in [...]

Glendale flood heroes honored
Glendale flood heroes honored
News Billy Rennison 9/21/2012 at 1:09AM

Two FDNY EMTs who helped save the life of three residents — including a nun — caught in a Glendale flash flood, were honored recently while Councilmember Elizabeth Crowley renewed calls for an investigation into the flooding. Crowley feted EMTs Jimmy Guailacela and Marilyn Arroyo at the city council stated meeting on Wednesday, September 12 [...]