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Parkchester man killed in Iraq to have post office named for him

The Parkchester post office will be named for Army Private Isaac Cortes, a local kid killed in Iraq in 2007.

Crowley Talk On Jobs

Congressmember Joseph Crowley (D–Queens/The Bronx) addressed the Queens Workforce Development Task Force on Monday at Queens Borough Hall. Crowley gave a talk on the American Jobs Act and led a discussion on how workforce leaders can utilize that legislation to attract and retain jobs from a local perspective.

Rep. Crowley meets with Bronx seniors worried about the future of new healthcare law

Congressman Joseph Crowley met with the residents and patients of Workmen’s Circle Multi-Care Center on Monday to talk about the current debate concerning the Affordable Care Act.

“Every human being in the United States needs medical care,” said Crowley (D-Bronx/Queens). “The rising cost of Medicare will bankrupt us. We need to address this growing problem.”

Postal Service keeps Queens center open

Queens elected officials welcomed the U.S. Postal Service’s decision last week to keep the Processing and Distribution Center in College Point open in a move that saved more than 700 jobs in the borough.

U.S. Rep. Joe Crowley (D-Jackson Heights), whose district covers the center, applauded the reversal of the plan to shutter the facility.

LaGuardia recruits small biz

U.S. Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-Jackson Heights) and LaGuardia Community College invited entrepreneurs in Queens and the Bronx Monday to take part in the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Program at the Long Island City institution.

“Our entire nation relies on you being healthy,” Crowley told the group of about 70 entrepreneurs at LaGuardia’s recruitment event.

Crowley introuduces bill to keep teachers, civil servants employed

The sound of construction cranes and drills filled the air as workers were busy building the future College Point Police Academy. It provided the perfect backdrop as one lawmaker announced a plan on Thursday to keep police officers, firefighters and teachers on the job.

Rep. Joe Crowley (D-Queens, Bronx) planned to introduce the Teachers and First Responders Back to Work Act this week. The bill would provide $70 billion in federal funding to states over the next two years, aiming to save or create thousands of jobs for teachers and first responders.

New Democrats try to redefine ‘moderate’

“When we win back the House, it is going to be because of the linchpin, which is the New Democrat Coalition,” said the group’s chairman, New York Rep. Joe Crowley. “That is going to be the focus of the appeal — not only to Democrats but to independent voters.”

Crowley slams senior cuts

U.S. Rep. Joseph Crowley blasted a House Republican proposal to cut the Social Services Block Grant, saying the plan could mean senior centers in the city and across the country could be forced to close.

“I don’t think that this center is wasteful spending,” Crowley told a crowd of more than 150 at the Elmhurst-Jackson Heights Senior Center, at 75-01 Broadway in Elmhurst.

Rep. Crowley unveils effort to lure tourists to Queens

Travel procedures to the United States would be streamlined from three South American countries to boost tourism in Queens under a proposal by a local lawmaker.

Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-Queens, Bronx) unveiled a proposal Tuesday to expand the Department of Homeland Security’s Visa Waiver Program, which allows visitors from select countries to visit for 90 days without a visa.

NYBG opens garage and “intermodal” facility

The New York Botanical Garden celebrated the opening of a green “intermodal” transportation facility, a parking garage that promises to provide ample parking for the garden.

The garage, located at 401 Bedford Park Boulevard, next to Webster Avenue and the Metro North line, sits on one acre and contains 825 parking spaces and was open to the public on Sunday, April 1.

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