Crowley Backs Waiver Bills For Poland

A proposed House of Representatives bill making Poland eligible for America’s Visa Waiver program has now acquired an additional co-sponsor in the person of U.S. Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-Jackson Heights). Crowley’s agreement to support H.R. 1354 helped push the count of Congressional co-sponsors to over 150. Polish Americans have already put in several years of […]

Crowley Announces Investment Program

U.S. Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-Jackson Heights) recently announced a plan to help American families build savings for their future. Crowley’s legislation will create a new long-term savings account for every American child, helping to create a culture of saving and investment from their earliest days. The bill also authorizes an expansion of the successful Child […]

The Voice Strikes Again

A crowd of elected officials and civic leaders gathered on the steps of Queens Borough Hall Sunday to show their support of U.S. Rep. Grace Meng, who was announcing the kick-off of her re-election campaign. The festivities, however, were put on hold as everyone waited for County Leader, U.S. Rep. Joseph Crowley, who was on […]

Congressman Pushes For On-The-Job-Training

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer U.S. Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-Jackson Heights) is looking to help put New Yorkers back to work and improve their skills through on-the-job-training programs. On Feb. 24, Crowley announced the On-the-Job-Training Act of 2014 with Angel Pineiro Jr., senior vice president at ASI System Integration, Inc., a technology solutions provider based […]

Crowley Staying Up Late?

Late night television is in a transition state this month, as Jimmy Fallon took over the Tonight Show from Jay Leno on Monday. The former Late Night host is being replaced by fellow SNL alum Seth Meyer, who invited Queens’ own U.S. Rep. Joseph Crowley to take part in a test show earlier this week. […]

Activists Protest At Crowley’s Office

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer On Friday, more than 125 activists and community members held a rally in front of U.S. Rep. Joseph Crowley’s (D-Jackson Heights) office to ask where he stands on an international trade deal currently being debated in Congress. According to representatives from the Food and Water Watch and Trade Justice New […]

Remembering Ira Cohen, 1947-2014

Remembering Ira Cohen, 1947-2014

BY STEVEN J. FERRARI Longtime Queens Tribune photographer Ira Cohen died unexpectedly last week in his home in Kew Gardens Hills. Born in the Bronx on April 17, 1947, Ira was a veteran of the Vietnam War, a Staff Sergeant (retired) in the U.S. Army. He worked as a conductor for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority […]

Crowley Introduces Act To Lessen Plane Noise

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer As community members continue to voice their concerns against airplane noise, U.S. Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-Jackson Heights), along with many local and State officials from Queens and Nassau County, joined civic organizations and community organizations to announce the introduction of the Silent Skies Act. On Dec. 6 at LaGuardia Airport, […]