JFK

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 10/17/2012 at 8:00AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Wednesday: Partly cloudy. High of 61. Winds from the ESE at 5 to 10 mph. Wednesday night: Mostly cloudy in the evening, then clear. Low of 55. Winds from the SSE at 5 to 10 mph. EVENT of the DAY: The Platinum Band The Platinum Band is once again performing on the Resorts World Casino New York [...]

Unfriendly skies?
Opinion Queens Courier Editorial 10/10/2012 at 11:51AM

It came to light last week – to our horror – that two separate groups of contracted JFK security officers filed complaints with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), citing problems with officials making employees cut corners when inspecting aircrafts and working within the terminals. The groups claim that they are forced to perform the usually [...]

JFK workers say cutting corners puts passengers at risk
JFK workers say cutting corners puts passengers at risk
News Maggie Hayes 10/08/2012 at 2:01PM

Things do not seem to be flying smoothly at John F. Kennedy International Airport. In recent months, two separate groups of contracted JFK security officers have filed complaints with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), citing problems with officials making employees cut corners when inspecting aircrafts and working within the terminals, along with substandard working conditions. [...]

Residents up in arms over JFK runway expansion
Residents up in arms over JFK runway expansion
News Maggie Hayes 10/08/2012 at 1:23PM

John F. Kennedy International Airport has some angry neighbors to the north, thanks to a proposed plan by the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey to extend a runway closer to a nearby residential community. “Our question is, how big is big enough?” asked Barbara Brown, chair of the Eastern Queens Alliance, of [...]

Headlines from around the web
Headlines from around the web
News Alexa Altman 9/29/2012 at 2:08PM

Dolphin washes ashore in Far Rockaway, dies shortly after Scientists were unable to save a sickly beached dolphin in Far Rockaway that died en route to a treatment center on Friday. Franly Estrella, 24, first spotted the 6-foot-long, 140-pound stranded creature at 9:30 a.m. at Beach 19th St. NYDailyNews Jay-Z concert highlights Barclays Center opening Brooklyn [...]

Planes searched at JFK following hijack threat
Police Cristabelle Tumola 9/17/2012 at 5:26PM

Two planes at JFK Airport were searched this afternoon following a possible terrorist threat, said multiple media reports. Though the Port Authority could not confirm anything, recent footage from Fox 5 New York showed the two planes, reportedly an American Airlines flight from San Francisco and a Finnair plane originating from Helsinki, isolated on the runway with police, [...]

Queens Morning Roundup
News Billy Rennison 9/13/2012 at 7:05AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 80. Calm wind becoming south 5 to 9 mph in the afternoon.  Thursday night: Patchy fog after 4am. Otherwise, mostly clear, with a low around 64. South wind 5 to 7 mph becoming calm after midnight. JFK workers busted in mini liquor theft ring Eighteen former and current JFK [...]

JFK workers busted in mini liquor theft ring
JFK workers busted in mini liquor theft ring
Police Cristabelle Tumola 9/12/2012 at 4:48PM

Eighteen former and current JFK workers were arrested in connection with the theft of more than 100,000 mini liquor bottles at the airport over the last five months, the Queens District Attorney’s Office announced Wednesday. The airport employees also stole duty-free items, including cigarette cartons, perfume and larger bottles of booze. In total, the retail value [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 9/12/2012 at 7:42AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Wednesday: Partly cloudy in the morning, then clear. High of 79. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph. Wednesday night: Partly cloudy in the evening, then clear. Low of 66. Winds less than 5 mph. EVENT OF THE DAY: Showcase Wednesday  Come to Resorts World Casino New York City to watch Crossing Midnight. The first [...]

Headlines from around the web
News Alexa Altman 8/26/2012 at 7:21PM

Hero construction worker hellbent on catching Empire State Building shooter The hero hardhat credited with helping cops track down a murderous gunman outside the Empire State Building says he was hellbent on catching the killer. NYDailyNews Empire State Building shooting victim planned to marry long-time girlfriend They were soulmates from the start. Steven Ercolino knew instantly that [...]