Small Business: Lingering Burdens For Latino Business Owners

BY JORDAN GIBBONS Staff Writer Throughout the Borough, more and more Latino-owned small businesses are experiencing similar problems, despite the efforts of the City and local community organizations. One major issue is a lack of networking between business owners and the available organizations that provide assistance. Woodside on the Move is a nonprofit organization that […]

Roosevelt Ave.: A Main Street For Queens Latinos

While Queens’ Latin American communities are located throughout the Borough, with a heavy concentration in Corona, Elmhurst and Jackson Heights, the streetscapes of the community can be captured down Roosevelt Avenue. Running from Woodside through to Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Latin American communities are well-represented on Roosevelt Avenue, with restaurants, mom and pop shops and […]

Residents Protest Pan Am Hotel Shelter

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer They took over a portion of Queens Boulevard to say “No!” to a homeless shelter. Around 1,000 residents gathered outside the Pan American Hotel Tuesday evening to protest the shelter the City created last week, much to the surprise of many residents and elected officials. Droves of residents came out […]

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, […]

Spring Creek Malfunction Caused Flooding

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer The cause of last month’s massive flooding in Lindenwood was due to a malfunction in one of its facilities, the Dept. of Environmental Protection announced last week. On April 30, a rainstorm caused flooding in the Lindenwood area that night. The storm brought more than five inches of rain to […]

PS 232 Students Create Signs For Safety

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer Whether you are  driving or walking around PS 232, you will now be reminded that “alert and ready wins the race.” Students at PS 232 in Lindenwood created street signs to raise awareness about the dangerous intersection that surrounds their school. The signs are part of an initiative by the […]

Wills Arrested On Corruption Charges

BY TRIB STAFF Another prominent Queens official is facing criminal charges. Councilman Ruben Wills (D-Jamaica) was arrested early Wednesday following a detailed investigation from State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. According to the indictment released Wednesday afternoon, Wills has been charged with third-degree grand larceny, first-degree scheme to defraud, first-degree falsifying business records and first-degree offering […]