Meat workers picket Trade Fair Supermarket


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of Facebook

Fighting for a fair contract and against unfair labor practices, workers in the meat department, who are members of United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 342, picketed in front of all nine Trade Fair supermarkets on Wednesday, March 13. The strike began at 7 a.m. and workers were met with angry reactions from the […]

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Workers left unemployed for Christmas after Trade Fair abruptly closes


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

Photo Courtesy of RWDSU Communications

Rafael Polanco is going to have to tell his two children that Christmas this year might come without presents.
The East Elmhurst resident, along with 49 other union workers, all lost their jobs on Tuesday, December 10 when the Trade Fair Supermarket on 37th Avenue in Jackson Heights closed its doors abruptly without giving the workers any notice.

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Jackson Heights community rallies against Trade Fair


| mpantelidis@queenscourier.com

Photo Courtesy of Councilmember Daniel Dromm

The Jackson Heights community is fed up with a local supermarket’s “un-Fair” procedures. Councilmember Daniel Dromm and neighborhood residents united on January 17 in front of Trade Fair, a supermarket located at 75-07 37th Avenue, to protest the grocer’s persistent violations of city laws and regulations. “Trade Fair’s violations have created an unsafe environment for […]

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Truck driver arrested after allegedly assaulting Councilmember Daniel Dromm


| aaltman@queenscourier.com

Photo Courtesy of Daniel Dromm

While it is generally positive for officials to personally engage themselves in community issues, one councilmember’s involvement landed him as the victim of an assault. Around noon on Wednesday, May 30, as Councilmember Daniel Dromm drove his car through Jackson Heights on the way back to his office, he saw an 18-wheel truck from National […]

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Our publications can be found at thousands of locations throughout Queens County. Below are some of our strategic distribution partners where you can always find The Queens Courier. Contact us at 718-224-5863 for other distribution points in your community. Bally Total Fitness Citibank Queens County Savings Bank Queens Library Trade Fair Supermarket United States Postal […]

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Courier Distribution


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Our publications can be found at thousands of locations throughout Queens County. Below are some of our strategic distribution partners where you can always find The Queens Courier. Click on any of the icons below to find a location closest to you!Contact us at 718-224-5863 for other distribution points in your community. Bally Total Fitness […]

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Rats running rampant in Astoria


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One day last month, Kevin O’Neill was walking his golden retriever through his Astoria neighborhood when a rat attacked his dog leaving a vicious cut that sent the dog to the hospital. “I had to get antibiotics for the dog’s infection,” said O’Neill who lives on 30th Street in Astoria and believes a rat infestation […]

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More Security Called For In Wake Of Astoria Murders


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In an attempt to calm a community petrified by a double homicide, City Council Speaker Peter Vallone addressed Astoria residents Monday, telling the community that the City is beefing up its security and utilizing all of its resources to apprehend the killers who took the lives of two supermarket employees last week. "This community is […]

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What to do this weekend in Queens


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of Mayo Arts

On Sunday at the Queensborough Performing Arts Center, Tony and Olivier Award winner Patti LuPone in her new concert “Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda…played that part” performs songs from musicals that she could have played, should have played, did play and will play. Musicals include “Hair,” “Bye Bye Birdie,” “Funny Girl,” “West Side Story,” “Peter Pan” and her Tony Award-winning performances in “Evita” and “Gypsy.”

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Global lime shortage squeezes Queens bars, restaurants


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photos by Sophia Rosenbaum

A global lime shortage is affecting restaurants and bars throughout Queens. Most of the limes used in the U.S. come from Mexico, where heavy rains and an infectious tree disease affecting the lime crop have forced lime prices to quadruple over the past few months

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Queens man may have committed suicide by fireworks


| jlane@queenscourier.com

Graphic by Jay Lane

Queens man may have committed suicide by fireworks A troubled Queens man may have committed suicide by fireworks yesterday. Horrified relatives discovered Theodore Ellinghaus Jr., 50, dead in the second-floor hallway of his house on 111th Avenue in South Ozone Park at 9:28 a.m. — after the powerful M80 he was holding to his stomach […]

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TSA apologizes to elderly women for strip search at Kennedy Airport


| jlane@queenscourier.com

Graphic by Jay Lane

TSA apologizes to elderly women for strip search at Kennedy Airport In an about-face, the feds have admitted wrongdoing in the cases of two elderly women who say they were strip-searched at Kennedy Airport by overzealous screeners. Federal officials had initially insisted that all “screening procedures were followed” after Ruth Sherman, 89, and Lenore Zimmerman, 85, went […]

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Queens’ Year in Review: Top Photos and Stories of 2011


| jlane@queenscourier.com

Graphic by Jay Lane

Cuomo Sworn In – Andrew Cuomo took over the state’s top position at the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Day and was sworn in later that morning.Snow Much Better – The city was still digging out of the Blizzard of 2010 when another major storm fell on January 11. This time around, the city […]

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