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, […]

Opposition Against Glendale Shelter Continues

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer Glendale residents continue to voice their disapproval for the proposed homeless shelter on Cooper Avenue. Community members had another chance to showcase their displeasure last week, at a special public meeting on the proposal at Christ The King High School in Middle Village. For the past year, residents and local […]

Mets Make Kid’s Dream Come True

Mets Make Kid’s Dream Come True

In addition to meeting Wright, Robbie also shook hands with Curtis Granderson (left). BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer Robbie Twible got to meet his favorite baseball player. Robbie, a 12-year-old boy suffering from Epidermolysis Bullosa, achieved one of his dreams last week, walking on Citi Field and meeting New York Mets third baseman David Wright. […]

CB5 Discusses Ridgewood Penthouse Proposal

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer A developer has proposed a three-story penthouse near the radioactive site in Ridgewood that is up for Superfund Status. Community Board 5 held a public hearing, during its regular monthly meeting last week on a proposal to build the luxury apartments just blocks away from the former Wolff-Alport chemical company […]

Urgent Medical Care Services At Wyckoff Heights

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer The urgent care center is a huge part of Wyckoff Heights Medical Center. Every year, thousands of people go to the urgent care center to get the immediate assistance they need. According to Dr. Lisandro Irizarry, chairman of the Dept. of Emergency Medicine at Wyckhoff Hospital, the facility gets about […]

Apartment Construction Causing Traffic Delays

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer With the ongoing construction of new apartments at the Rego Park Mall, there is some concern of what it has done for traffic in the area. The work being done on the 24-story apartment complex on top of the shopping center is backing up traffic on Junction Boulevard and 62nd […]