Delta Air Lines to expand presence at LaGuardia Airport


| ecamhi@queenscourier.com

Delta Air Lines will be expanding its presence at LaGuardia Airport as a result of a deal with US Airways. The deal will also beget a $117 million renovation project at LaGuardia, which Delta says will greatly expand and enhance service for travelers while creating new jobs for Queens and New York area residents. Under […]

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Spiking the Hikes


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We applaud the common sense and fiscal responsibility of Governors Andrew Cuomo of New York and Chris Christie of New Jersey for standing their ground and putting the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey board on notice that their proposed 50 percent toll hikes were not going to fly. Together they instructed the […]

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After school enrichment program gets new partner


| tcimino@queenscourier.com

The Aviation Development Council (ADC), in its role as a bridge organization between the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, the region’s aviation industry, and the communities it serves, is proud to announce its partnership with the South Queens Boys & Girls Club (SQBGC) in support of their After School Enrichment Program for […]

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LaGuardia, JFK reopen after blizzard


| jtantongco@queenscourier.com

After a Christmas vacation in New York City with her daughters, Claire Palmer found herself stuck in Delta Airlines Terminal D at LaGuardiaAirport. “It was fun,” said Palmer, 52. “Until we got stranded.” Palmer had been in the airport since 8 a.m. on Sunday, December 26, with her flight supposed to leave at 10:30 a.m. […]

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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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Greater Jamaica to celebrate 40 years in community


| pdavis@queenscourier.com

Next week, The Greater Jamaica Development Corporation (GJDC), one of New York’s oldest, not-for-profit local development organizations, will celebrate 40 years of service and contributions to the Jamaica community. While the GJDC plans to recognize and honor its vast accomplishments and people who have contributed to its successes at a gala on Wednesday, October 17, […]

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Newsbriefs


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LaGuardia summer programs LaGuardia Airport in East Elmhurst has instituted several summer programs at its Central Terminal Building. Through “Summer Starts Here,” a customer outreach program, travelers will have the chance to participate in several events, including terminal-wide sidewalk sales and a kids coloring station where children can have their newly created artwork put on […]

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John Adams remembers one of its own


| csantucci@queenscourier.com

When John Adams High School graduate Kelvin DeBourgh, Jr., was killed in an accident while test-driving the AirTrain JFK four years ago, his alma mater decided to do something to remember the young father. “When one is taken so suddenly, we really feel it,” said John Adams Principal Grace Zwillenberg, before a ceremony unveiling an […]

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Austrian Airlines expands its New York/New Jersey market


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Photo by Bob & Sandy Nesoff

Talk about making a splash.  Austrian Airlines took that phrase to a whole new level with its arrival at Newark Liberty International Airport. Although it has been a fixture at JFK for many years, Austrian decided that they were missing out on a major market that not only served New Jersey but was equally convenient […]

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Family fun for all ages; Seaside Heights Casino Pier


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Photo courtesy of Casino Pier

It seems that finding activities for a family getting together is becoming more and more difficult as well as expensive.  A family unit of four or five can lay out the equivalent of a mortgage payment for a day’s outing. But there are options that can give you a quality day with the kids…or each […]

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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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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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Queens high school students vie for NYC robotics title


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

Photos courtesy of Peter Beninati

Nearly a dozen Queens high school teams are looking to terminate their competition in the 14th Annual NYC FIRST Robotics competition on April 4-6.

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