Pols call on FAA to exempt Queens airports from proposed federal rule


| mchan@queenscourier.com

Photo Courtesy of Congressmember Steve Israel’s office

Two major city airports should be exempt from a new federal rule that would allow flight changes to be made without an environmental review, Queens congressmembers are demanding. Representatives Steve Israel, Grace Meng and Joseph Crowley are urging the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to continue to implement change impact studies at LaGuardia and John F. […]

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First Time In 40 Years: Queens Man Sworn-In As Federal Court Judge


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Nicholas G. Garaufis, a well-liked, long-time civic leader, attorney and government official from Bayside was officially inducted as a federal judge on Monday the first time in 40 years that a Queens person received this honor. Garaufis official position is called Judge of the United States District Court, Eastern District of New York. His induction, […]

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Gov. announces measures to address Queens plane noise


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The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey will double its sound monitors and create an office to address soaring noise complaints, under a string of new orders announced by Governor Andrew Cuomo.

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Newly formed JetBlue Foundation gives $25K grants to two Queens schools


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Photos Courtesy of JetBlue Airways

JetBlue Airways has given aviation students an extra push to fly above and beyond after announcing the launch of the JetBlue Foundation, created to encourage and advance aviation-related education by sparking interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) programs.

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Op-ed: Making Silent Skies a reality


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BY CONGRESSMEMBER JOSEPH CROWLEY

Anyone who lives here in Queens can tell you just how loud and disruptive the noise of airplanes can be. Millions of Americans throughout the country, including those who live in the s communities surrounding LaGuardia and JFK Airports are impacted by constant, thunderous engine noise all day long.

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Pols introduce bill in Congress to alleviate airplane noise


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THE COURIER/ Photo by Angy Altamirano

Congressmember Joe Crowley gathered with state and local elected officials, advocates and community members Friday to announce the introduction of the Silent Skies Act bill that will work to alleviate airplane noise pollution in neighborhoods surrounding LaGuardia and John F. Kennedy International airports.

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Cuomo veto fast-tracks aircraft noise studies


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Governor Andrew Cuomo shut down a Senate bill last week and instead demanded the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey conduct a noise study and establish a community roundtable. The governor vetoed a two-state bill last Wednesday that would have required the authority to determine the effects of aircraft noise with a one-time […]

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New rules do away with old wives tales; IMAX’s Jerusalem a stirring tale


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Alec Baldwin got it right…even though he was in the need of a good dose of anger management. Not too long ago the volatile actor was seated in an airplane about to take off.  The usual announcement came over the cabin loudspeaker directing all passengers to turn off all electronic devices.  Technically they can turn […]

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BP Marshall joins chorus for FAA exemption


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Borough President Helen Marshall has joined the ranks of Queens congressmembers who are urging the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to exempt two major city airports from a new federal rule. “While the FAA’s Regional Administrator for our area has made an effort to work with my office and others in the borough, I believe that […]

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Whitestone, Malba residents angry over noise from low-flying helicopters


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THE COURIER/Photo by Melissa Chan / Videos courtesy of Alfredo Centola

A recent helicopter route change meant to spare Long Island ears from a barrage of choppers could be the reason why some parts of Queens are now dealing with the rumble. “There are days my home vibrates,” said Alfredo Centola, president of the Malba Gardens Civic Association. “Things fall off the shelves.” Some 1,500 homes […]

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Board votes to write Cuomo over plane noise


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Community Board 11 voted unanimously on a resolution to support a bill that would require the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey to conduct a noise study after the Federal Aviation Administration approved a new flight pattern over the area last year. The bill would determine the effects of aircraft noise on Brooklyn, […]

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200 homes in Bayside, Flushing file airplane noise complaints last month


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Almost all the noise complaints filed last month at three major airports came from Queens, according to data obtained by The Courier. More than 700 calls about airplane noise flooded LaGuardia Airport this June, while 348 grievances came in about John F. Kennedy International Airport, according to statistics from the Port Authority of New York […]

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