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 […]

Library Needs Better Resources

To The Editor: Gary Null, a long time national radio personality, did an 11-month, in-depth investigation of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. The six-hour report presented credible evidence as to who was responsible for this murder and the subsequent cover-up. Missing the last segment, I went to the Queens Public Library (Central) to download […]

The Importance Of Black History Month

By JOHN R. DURSO and ROGER CLAYMAN Nearly a century ago, in 1926, Dr. Carter Woodson launched the first Black History Month celebration to recognize the contributions of African Americans to every aspect of our society, which had been largely ignored in history books and public education up to that point.  Celebrating the talents and […]

Workers Arrested After Rallying For Paid Holiday

Workers Arrested After Rallying For Paid Holiday

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer Thirty-two federal, State and City elected leaders, clergy and airport workers were arrested on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, after protesting to bring dignity, fairness and economic justice to the contracted employees. One thousand people marched in unison towards the bridge to LaGuardia Airport with banners that read “MLK: Our […]

Parents and Students Embrace MLK’s Legacy

BY NATALIA KOZIKOWSKA Staff Writer On Jan. 20, dozens of parents and their children gathered at the St. Albans Presbyterian Church to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King’s legacy at the fourth annual Dream to R.E.A.D. event. The celebration, hosted by the Queens Community Parent-Teacher Student Association, sought to stress the importance of parental involvement and […]

Celebrating MLK

Councilman Daniel Dromm was the keynote speaker at Elmhurst Hospital’s annual event honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Pictured (from left) are Atiya Butler, EHC director of external affairs; Regina Green, EHC labor caucus; Wayne Zimmerman, EHC COO; Dromm, Olivia Crum, EHC joint labor management co-chair; Priscilla Carrow, EHC joint […]