Garden Outlines World’s Fair Festivities

Garden Outlines World’s Fair Festivities

At a press conference, Queens Botanical Garden executive director Susan Lacerte, Councilman Peter Koo, Taiwanese Ambassador Paul Wen-liang Chang and others introduced the orchid exhibit that kicked off the garden’s series of World’s Fair events. Photo by Joe Marvilli BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer While many enjoyed wandering around the Taiwanese orchid display at Queens […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

Moya Fights For Living Wage

Assemblyman Francisco Moya (D-Jackson Heights) is calling on the Port Authority to guarantee area airport workers a living wage and health benefits. Approximately 12,000 workers in New York City-area airports are paid at or near the minimum wage. Thousands of security guards, cabin cleaners, terminal cleaners and ID checkers make poverty wages and are afforded no […]

A Take On Christie’s Bridgegate

To The Editor: Well, there it is, plain as day. The difference between a president like Obama who tries to work with Republicans while they spit in his face. And a Republican presidential wannabe who punishes the people that don’t vote for him. Hey Chris Christie, see that puff of smoke in the distance? It’s […]

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 […]

Remembering Robert

To the Editor: Mourning the passing of Robert Feller, 90 years young: Born in Brooklyn and raised in Queens, he lived in Bayside for nearly 60 years. His very first job was working with his father Harry and mother Sadie at their Richmond Hill store, Feller’s Ladies Shop, at 102-59 Jamaica Ave. While growing up, […]