$8.9 million secured for JFK Airport runway upgrades


| amatua@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

The second of a three-phase improvement plan for one of JFK Airport’s runways will use $8.9 million in federal funding to improve safety measures and reduce the time planes spend on the ground, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced Friday.

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Job fair to take place at JFK Airport on July 31


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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The job fair, which will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., will offer job-seekers the chance to explore and apply for a wide variety of careers, specifically careers in aviation and the airport industry.

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LaGuardia and JFK airport design contests take flight


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/File photo

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is now accepting plans for the contests to redesign LaGuardia and John F. Kennedy International airports, which Gov. Andrew Cuomo first announced back in October.

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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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Rep. King discuses homeland security over JFK Airport Chamber of Commerce breakfast


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/ Photo by Salvatore Licata

While JFK may be the “safest airport” in the country, far too many people do not take homeland security seriously enough, U.S. Rep. Peter King told an airport civic group on Wednesday.

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Livery cab driver arrested for JFK Airport stabbing


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo Courtesy the Port Authority of NY & NJ

BY CRISTABELLE TUMOLA AND ANGY ALTAMIRANO A Flushing man has been arrested for a stabbing at  John F. Kennedy International Airport Friday after getting involved in a dispute with another man. The incident began outside of Terminal 8 around 4:45 p.m., then spilled into a parking lot, where one of the men stabbed the other above […]

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JFK Airport workers rally for fair wages


| mhayes@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of Dave Sanders SEIU 32BJ

David Harrison has worked as a skycap at John F. Kennedy (JFK) International Airport for three years, and is struggling to live with his $4.15 hourly pay. Four days a week, Harrison helps passengers with their bags from the curb to their respective ticket counters. He relies heavily on tips from these incoming travelers, but […]

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