Focus On Queens, June 26

Local students were named to the Dean’s List for the spring 2014 semester at the University of New Haven in Connecticut. They include: Bayside: John Paul Koulotouros, Maria Panepinto. Bellerose: Nichelle King. College Point: Christopher Sang. Flushing: Tori Watson. Queens Village: Desiree McPherson. Whitestone: Joseph Totino. Eddy Garcia of College Point and George Chern of […]

Focus On Queens, June 19

Queens Library locations will be serving free summer meals to children and teens ages 18 and younger every Monday through Friday, from June 27 to Aug. 29. Meals will be provided by the City Dept. of Education. Local sites serving meals include: Arverne, 312 Beach 54th St., Arverne. Far Rockaway, 1637 Central Ave., Far Rockaway. […]

Port Authority Details Plans For Wage Hikes

BY JORDAN GIBBONS Staff Writer The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey released its new minimum wage policy on Friday for all 12,000 employees under non-trade labor service contracts at all Port Authority facilities and it will be implemented first at LaGuardia, JFK International and Newark Liberty airports. As of July 31, wages […]

Group Advocating For Civic Virtue Forms

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer The push to bring back the Triumph of Civic Virtue statue to Queens has been renewed. A new group, which is called the Civic Virtue Task Force, has formed to advocate for the structure to be returned to where it used to be displayed near Queens Borough Hall. The statue […]

Airport Workers Demand Higher Pay

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer Airport workers made their message loud and clear last week: they want to be paid a living wage. To make sure they got their point across, hundreds of workers from both John F. Kennedy and LaGuardia airports marched into the headquarters of Aviation Safeguard, a contractor who hires airline workers, […]

Focus On Queens, May 15

Dr. Payal Doctor, the faculty advisor of the Alpha Theta Phi Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at LaGuardia Community College, was honored by the PTK Honor Society for her significant contributions to the growth of the LaGuardia chapter and its student members. Martin Luther School, located at 60-02 Maspeth Ave., Maspeth, will administer its entrance […]