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JFK Airport workers rally for fair wages
JFK Airport workers rally for fair wages
Top Stories Maggie Hayes 11/11/2013 at 4:39PM

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 [...]

Primary guide: City Council District 31
Primary guide: City Council District 31
Politics Queens Courier Staff 9/07/2013 at 4:11PM

As the clock ticks closer to city primaries on Tuesday, September 10, The Courier would like to provide you, the reader and the voter, with a fair, detailed guide of who is running. Here is a list of the City Council District 31 primary candidates (Rosedale, Laurelton, Springfield Gardens, the Rockaways), who they are, what they stand [...]

Op-Ed: School buildings need adequate funding
Education & Kids Op-Ed 7/08/2013 at 11:46AM

BY COUNCILMEMBER JULISSA FERRERAS Long before I was elected to office, I was the Beacon Program director at P.S. 19 in Corona, known at the time as the most overcrowded school in the country. My years of work engaging our neighborhood children helped me understand the effect of school building conditions on their academic performance. [...]

JFK Airport workers want a living wage
JFK Airport workers want a living wage
Top Stories Maggie Hayes 6/20/2013 at 12:42PM

Security workers at John F. Kennedy International Airport find themselves in limbo – between terminals and supporting families on minimum wage. “Nobody cares about our guys in the airport,” said Lorrington McKenzie who works traffic security outside the terminals. McKenzie, along with other security officers, gets paid $8 an hour. He has not gotten a [...]

Report: Five Queens schools falling apart
Report: Five Queens schools falling apart
Education & Kids Maggie Hayes 5/15/2013 at 9:47AM

Some city schools need a major makeover, according to a building inspections report released by the school cleaners’ union. The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 32BJ issued a report on the 20 schools in the worst condition after tallying scores from the city’s annual school inspections. Out of about 1,500 schools citywide, five Queens [...]

MLS stadium coming to Queens?
The Commercial Real Estate Report Stephen R. Preuss 5/08/2013 at 2:53PM

The most recent updates on the proposed MLS soccer stadium in Queens showed much disinterest from each of the mayoral candidates. The main concern being the lack of guarantee of where the parkland will be restored, which has been an issue with past development projects. Although most news has been reporting what seems like negative [...]

Quinn: City Council reaches deal on required paid sick leave
Quinn: City Council reaches deal on required paid sick leave
Politics Terence M. Cullen 3/29/2013 at 10:21AM

Small businesses will soon be mandated to provide an allotted number of sick days, after a compromise on the much-debated legislation was struck last night. Union leaders, advocates and city lawmakers came to a deal on the Paid Sick Leave bill, which has been opposed by Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Council Speaker Christine Quinn, a [...]

Borough president candidates pick up endorsements
Borough president candidates pick up endorsements
Politics Terence M. Cullen 3/18/2013 at 10:29AM

As the candidates start to get out and campaign, the race is heating up for the next Queens borough president. Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr., who has led in terms of fundraising since mid-2012, was the most recent candidate to officially kick off his campaign with an event on Monday, March 11 in his native Astoria. [...]