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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 [...]

BP Marshall joins chorus for FAA exemption
News Melissa Chan 9/27/2013 at 4:09PM

Borough President Helen Marshall has joined the ranks of Queens congressmembers who are urging the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to exempt two major city airports from a new federal rule. “While the FAA’s Regional Administrator for our area has made an effort to work with my office and others in the borough, I believe that [...]

Police investigating machine gun found at JFK Airport
Police investigating machine gun found at JFK Airport
Police Cristabelle Tumola 9/27/2013 at 2:33PM

Police are trying to figure out how a machine gun ended up inside a ceiling at JFK Airport. A contractor discovered the weapon while working in a non-passenger area of Terminal 1 around 10 a.m. Thursday, said a Port Authority of New York & New Jersey spokesperson. The Mac-11 subcompact machine pistol was hidden in [...]

Pols call on FAA to exempt Queens airports from proposed federal rule
Pols call on FAA to exempt Queens airports from proposed federal rule
News Melissa Chan 9/18/2013 at 4:36PM

Two major city airports should be exempt from a new federal rule that would allow flight changes to be made without an environmental review, Queens congressmembers are demanding. Representatives Steve Israel, Grace Meng and Joseph Crowley are urging the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to continue to implement change impact studies at LaGuardia and John F. [...]

JFK celebrates 50th anniversary of renaming, 50 million passengers
JFK celebrates 50th anniversary of renaming, 50 million passengers
Top Stories Maggie Hayes 9/05/2013 at 2:56PM

Nearly 50 years has passed since the assassination of John F. Kennedy, and this year we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the renaming of JFK Airport, as well as the 50 millionth passenger traveling through the international hub. Russo’s On The Bay, located at 162-45 Cross Bay Boulevard, will host a luncheon on Tuesday, September [...]

JFK baggage handlers charged with stealing from passenger luggage
JFK baggage handlers charged with stealing from passenger luggage
Police Cristabelle Tumola 9/01/2013 at 1:43PM

Seven men who worked as contract baggage handlers at JFK Airport have been charged with stealing cash, jewelry and electronics from passenger luggage. Following multiple customer complaints of theft to El Al Airlines, the Israeli carrier the men were working for at the time, a camera was installed in the baggage hold, according to District [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 8/02/2013 at 7:34AM

TODAY’S FORECAST  Friday: Partly cloudy. High of 84. Winds from the West at 10 to 15 mph.Friday night: Partly cloudy in the evening, then overcast. Low of 72. Winds from the SW at 5 to 15 mph. EVENT OF THE DAY:  Rural Route Film Festival  Whether a modern-day western set in Chile, a documentary about Chinese women thrust [...]

200 homes in Bayside, Flushing file airplane noise complaints last month
200 homes in Bayside, Flushing file airplane noise complaints last month
Top Stories Melissa Chan 7/26/2013 at 10:50AM

Almost all the noise complaints filed last month at three major airports came from Queens, according to data obtained by The Courier. More than 700 calls about airplane noise flooded LaGuardia Airport this June, while 348 grievances came in about John F. Kennedy International Airport, according to statistics from the Port Authority of New York [...]

Pols push for two-state study of airplane noise
Pols push for two-state study of airplane noise
Top Stories Melissa Chan 7/01/2013 at 3:55PM

Airport operators have become the target of the latest localized effort to quiet Queens skies. The state legislature has passed a bill that would require the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to conduct a one-time study to determine the effects of aircraft noise on Brooklyn, Queens, Long Island and Jersey residents. “With [...]

JFK Airport’s Worldport terminal lands on endangered list
JFK Airport’s Worldport terminal lands on endangered list
Top Stories Angy Altamirano 6/26/2013 at 9:27AM

John F. Kennedy International Airport’s Worldport terminal has flown into new territory — a list naming it one of America’s most endangered historic locations. On June 19, the flying saucer shaped-terminal was chosen for the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s latest list of America’s 11 most endangered historic places. The site has been slated for [...]