Airport Workers Rally For Better Pay

BY NATALIA KOZIKOWSKA Staff Writer In September of last year, Wendy Arellano, a Queens mother of two, had to make one of the most difficult decisions in her life. “I had to send my kids to live with my mother in Long Island. They were spending too much time by themselves,” she said. “I couldn’t […]

Noise Study To Review Airplane Disruptions

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer After months of complaining about the airplane noise that looms over the inner communities living close to LaGuardia and JFK airports, last week Gov. Andrew Cuomo directed the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to conduct a comprehensive review of the noise issues. “Airport noise is rightly an […]

Cuomo Pushes For Plane Noise Relief

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer After years of struggling with jet engines roaring above their heads, Queens residents may soon have some relief. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on March 24 that he has sent multiple directives to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, asking it to put more effort into monitoring airplane […]

Biden: LGA Third-World

Clearly, Vice President Joe Biden believes LaGuardia Airport needs an upgrade. The second in-command compared the Queens airport to a “third-world country,” while speaking at an event in Pennsylvania last week. Biden was discussing the country’s infrastructure when LaGuardia came to mind. “’If I blindfolded someone and took them at 2:00 in the morning into […]

JFK Marker Celebrates Beatles’ Arrival

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer Queens loves them, yeah, yeah, yeah! On Feb. 7, 1964, four lads from Liverpool flew into John F. Kennedy airport on Pan Am Flight 101 for an appearance on the Ed Sullivan show. Their names were John Lennon, George Harrison, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, also known as The Beatles. […]

Cuomo To Take Over JFK, LGA Projects

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer Gov. Andrew Cuomo says that it is time to quicken the pace to renovate the City’s two major airports. As part of his State of the State address last week, Cuomo has pledged to take over control of rebuilding John F. Kennedy and LaGuardia Airports from the Port Authority to […]

Gov. Cuomo Rushes Plane Noise Study

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer For those in northeast Queens who have been hounded by frequent airplane noise, relief may be around the corner. On Nov. 13, Gov. Andrew Cuomo directed the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to do noise studies for both LaGuardia and John F. Kennedy Airports, and to create […]