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Study On SSA Building Lacks Transparency

Study On SSA Building Lacks Transparency

Many of the pages included in a GSA study about the Social Security Administration building in Jamaica were heavily redacted. Photo by Natalia Kozikowska BY NATALIA KOZIKOWSKA Staff Writer Last week, the Queens Tribune first reported that the Social Security Administration building in Jamaica was being underutilized, with six of its 11 floors being used […]

Mets Look To Improve As 2014 Season Begins

Mets Look To Improve As 2014 Season Begins

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer After finishing last season with a 74-88 record and missing the playoffs for the seventh consecutive season, the New York Mets are looking to take a step forward this year and give their fans some excitement later on in the season. The team made some changes during the winter and […]

UPS Workers Rally For Their Jobs

UPS Workers Rally For Their Jobs

UPS workers rallied on Friday morning calling for the delivery company to rehire the 250 drivers they fired last month. Photo by Luis Gronda BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer The United Parcel Service drivers sent a loud and clear message to the company they work for: Rehire the 250 workers they fired. UPS workers rallied […]

Borough Board Presents Budget Priorities

Borough Board Presents Budget Priorities

Borough President Melinda Katz (left) sits at a task force meeting on the New York State Pavilion. Funding for the Pavilion was included in the Borough Board budget priorities. BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer Borough President Melinda Katz announced on March 12 that the Borough Board had unanimously approved a list of expenses that they […]

Jamaica Sees Historic Investment

Jamaica Sees Historic Investment

Assemblyman William Scarborough (left) praised the efforts of Greater Jamaica in helping to bring the largest private investment in Jamaica in decades. Carlisle Towery (right), president of Greater Jamaica, was brought to tears while reflecting on the 12 years it took to bring the historic development to the area. BY NATALIA KOZIKOWSKA Staff Writer Last […]

Accommodations Disabled

Accommodations Disabled

Complaint Against CUNY Law Alleges School Refused To Address Accessibility Issues BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer A group of students with disabilities attending CUNY School of Law in Long Island City have filed a complaint with the U.S. Dept. of Education, taking the school’s administration to task for what they felt was a refusal to […]

LaGCC Celebrates Black History Month Through Art

LaGCC Celebrates Black History Month Through Art

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer LaGuardia Community College is celebrating Black History Month through a faculty and student art exhibition, through March 7. The artwork reflect the show’s universal theme, “Advancing the Dream: Social Justice in the 21st Century,” in divergent interpretations and forms. Arthur Simms, arts program coordinator, said the exhibition is the first […]