Op-ed: It’s time for Congress to raise the minimum wage
News Op-Ed 4/06/2014 at 11:09AM

It’s been more than four years since Congress last raised the federal minimum wage. Hard-working families are doing all they can to make ends meet during the worst economy of our lifetime – but through no fault of their own – feel like they are just slipping further behind.

Life was simpler then
Letters Queens Courier Staff 10/27/2011 at 4:08PM

What “used to be” just does not exist any more. One upon a time, our family shopped at “mom and pop” stores. The name was evidence that they were not the Costcos, Targets, Walmarts, BJ’s, etc. of today. The owners knew us by name, and we purchased what we required with confidence that the products [...]