John F. Kennedy International Airport

Pols introduce bill in Congress to alleviate airplane noise
Pols introduce bill in Congress to alleviate airplane noise
News Angy Altamirano 12/06/2013 at 5:07PM

Congressmember Joe Crowley gathered with state and local elected officials, advocates and community members Friday to announce the introduction of the Silent Skies Act bill that will work to alleviate airplane noise pollution in neighborhoods surrounding LaGuardia and John F. Kennedy International airports.

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Boston Marathon bombing has races rethinking security
Boston Marathon bombing has races rethinking security
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 4/29/2013 at 11:04AM

Now that surviving Boston bombing suspect Dzhokar Tsarnaev has been captured and charged with using a weapon of mass destruction resulting in death, some of the motivations behind the attack are becoming clearer. Other questions about security and how to prevent future attacks at similar events are under heated debate. “Thinking about the football season [...]

Flyers feel delays from furloughs
Flyers feel delays from furloughs
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 4/23/2013 at 2:59PM

Weather is not the only thing delaying travelers this week. U.S. government spending cuts forced the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to ax $637 million from its budget this year and to furlough it staff, the FAA confirmed. Air traffic controllers are now required to take one day off without pay for every 10 days of [...]

Boxing champ arrested at JFK for gun possession
Police Queens Courier Staff 3/29/2013 at 1:39PM

BY ANTHONY O’REILLY A professional boxer is getting ready for a fight with the judicial system after being arrested at John F. Kennedy International Airport. Robert Guerrero, current WBC welterweight champion, was arrested on Thursday after he presented a locked gun box to a JFK ticket agent containing a pistol and three high capacity bullet [...]

Three Bronx men charged with conspiring to bring cocaine through JFK Airport
News Angy Altamirano 3/24/2013 at 9:32PM

Three Bronx men have been charged with conspiring to bring cocaine into the United States by arranging for a citizen of the Dominican Republic to swallow drugs and fly them into John F. Kennedy Airport, the Queens District Attorney’s Office announced Friday, March 22. The drug carrier was also arrested. The announcement came from Queens [...]

Man accused of sexually assaulting Queens woman arrested at JFK with stun gun
News Queens Courier Staff 3/15/2013 at 3:26PM

BY ANTHONY O’REILLY A 23-year old Greek national was arrested on charges of sexual assaulting a Queens woman, the Queens District Attorney’s Office announced. The defendant, Promdromos Vasilopoulos, of Athens, was arrested at John F. Kennedy International Airport while trying to board a plane to London. Vasilopoulos was found with a stun gun, which the [...]

LI man arrested for pointing laser at plane heading to JFK
LI man arrested for pointing laser at plane heading to JFK
Police Queens Courier Staff 1/25/2013 at 10:29AM

BY ANTHONY O’REILLY A Long Island man was arrested Wednesday for pointing a laser beam at two aircraft this summer, risking the lives of passengers and potentially people on the ground, said the FBI. According to court records, on August 21, Angel Rivas, of Shirley, directed a laser pointer at a plane headed to John F. [...]