New Midtown Port Authority Bus Terminal


| lpenner@queenscourier.com

Port Authority of New York and New Jersey board member Kenneth Lipper’s call for a new bus terminal earlier this year may be too little too late.  This comes after a past announcement one year ago in June 2013 that the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey will hire a consultant to conduct […]

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Senator Schumer’s Port Authority reforms


| lpenner@queenscourier.com

Senator Charles Schumer’s seven point plan for reform of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey shows chutzpah.  Consider these talking points. Schumer calls on the Authority to stop spending money on projects which take away from its basic mission and transportation.  Since his election to the Senate in 1998, he has been […]

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Port Authority bids farewell to K-9 partner


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

Images Courtesy of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

The Port Authority Police Department said goodbye to one of its best friends, a German shepherd named Phoenix, who helped protect the city’s travelers for over seven years.

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Rookie Port Authority police officers save 71-year-old woman at LaGuardia Airport


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

Photo Courtesy of the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey

Just one month out of the Port Authority Police Department Academy, Officers Lenny Guzman and William Mudry put their newly learned skills to the test while saving a life Monday.

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Port Authority orders airlines to raise wages, give paid holiday to airport workers


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

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Port Authority of New York & New Jersey Director Patrick Foye has ordered the CEOs of Delta, JetBlue, American and United airlines to immediately raise wages and make Martin Luther King Jr. Day a paid holiday for the 8,000 contracted workers at John F. Kennedy International and LaGuardia airports.

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Drivers to pay more at Port Authority crossings beginning Sunday


| brennison@queenscourier.com

Toll hikes go into effect on Port Authority crossings beginning Sunday, a December tradition drivers will have to get used to. E-ZPass users will be paying an additional 75 cents — $8.25 off peak and $10.25 on peak — while cash tolls will rise $1 to $13. All increases will apply to the Lincoln & Holland […]

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Cruz Russell, Director of Strategic Initiatives at the Port Authority of NY & NJ


| mromero@queenscourier.com

Cruz Russell, Director of Strategic Initiatives at the Port Authority of NY & NJ

Cruz Russell is the Director of the Office of Strategic Initiatives (OSI) of The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.  OSI promotes the advancement of Port Authority initiatives critical to the region’s interest, troubleshoots project implementation and helps develop broad based regional transportation initiatives.  Cruz is a veteran senior executive of the Port […]

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Port Authority head preaches progress


| pdavis@queenscourier.com

With the financial crisis on the top of everyone’s mind, the head of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey said that development and progress must continue during these difficult times. “Building in difficult times is one of the things that the Port Authority has done so well,” said Christopher Ward, Executive Director […]

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Port Authority Announces School Soundproofing Program


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Thousands of Queens schoolchildren will have quieter classrooms as part of the Port Authoritys (PA) $17.9 million program to cut noise levels in 11 local schools that are located in airport flight paths. Three schools are currently being soundproofed in Flushing, another three in the Rockaways, two in Rosedale, along with one each in Jackson […]

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Port Authority To Soundproof Queens Schools


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Fourteen Queens schools that have long suffered from aircraft noise from nearby airports will receive soundproofing as part of a $44.5 million grant, the Port Authority (PA) Board of Commissioners announced last week. John Bowne High School at 63-25 Main Street in Flushing and Beach Channel High School at 100-00 Beach Channel Drive. in Rockaway […]

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Port Authority to Soundproof Two Queens Schools


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Well over 300,000 youngsters attend Queens schools that lie in the paths of nearly 2,000 planes per day flying to and from the JFK and LaGuardia airports. These trips average over one plane per minute, and more than 750,000 planes a year. Port Authority Chairman Lewis M. Eisenberg said that since 1983, $18.8 million has […]

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Queens man arrested for stealing two Jetway motors at JFK


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of Port Authority Police Department

A Cambria Heights man working at John F. Kennedy International Airport allegedly stole two Jetway motors with the intention of selling them for scrap metal.

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Queens residents accused of stealing money orders from mail at JFK Airport


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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Five Queens residents, including two baggage handlers at John F. Kennedy International Airport, are accused of participating in a scheme that involved stealing money orders from internationally-bound mail.

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