Pols express support for Panorama Music Fest at Flushing Meadows Corona Park
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Several politicians have come out in support of Panorama Music Festival, a three-day music festival that Coachella promoters are hoping to host at Flushing Meadows Corona Park next summer. Goldenvoice, a division of AEG Live, began discussing the possibility of the festival with city officials in late September, which would be one of the biggest events held in Queens […]

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Local pol calls for immediate removal of abandoned barges in Flushing Bay
COURIER/Photos by Anthony Giudice

For nearly a year, two abandoned barges have been left floating in Flushing Bay, damaging the water quality and presenting dangers to those that use the bay for both business and recreational purposes. On Monday morning, Congressman Joseph Crowley, along with advocates for Flushing Bay, met outside World’s Fair Marina, Pier 1 to call on the […]

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Gov. Cuomo hands out turkeys at First Baptist Church of East Elmhurst
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Gov. Andrew Cuomo, along with other elected officials, attended New York State’s Annual Thanksgiving Food Donation Drive at the First Baptist Church of East Elmhurst to hand out 150 turkeys to community residents. Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, Congressman Joseph Crowley, state Senator Jose Peralta and Assemblyman Jeffrion Aubry joined the governor at the church, where people lined […]

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Elmhurst LIRR station will be rebuilt in approved MTA capital plan
THE COURIER/Photo by Angy Altamirano

The next stop for the Long Island Rail Road is Elmhurst. The MTA recently announced the approval of the 2015-2019 Capital Program, which includes the $40 million reconstruction of the Elmhurst LIRR station that was closed in 1985 and later dismantled. The Elmhurst stop on the Port Washington branch disappeared amid a sharp decrease in ridership during the 1980s. In […]

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Congressional Quiet Skies Caucus looking for airplane noise mitigation
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Several local Congress members are continuing their fight to keep the skies over Queens — and communities across the country — quiet. The Quiet Skies Caucus, whose membership includes Congresswoman Grace Meng and Congressman Joseph Crowley, as well as representatives from several different states, sent a letter to Bill Shuster, House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee (HTIC) […]

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