John F. Kennedy International Airport

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. [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 12/31/2012 at 7:44AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Monday: Overcast. High of 37 with a windchill as low as 19F. Winds from the West at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow 20%. Monday night: Overcast with a chance of snow and a chance of rain, then a chance of snow after midnight. Low of 32F with a windchill as low as 25. Winds [...]

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 [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 9/24/2012 at 7:38AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Monday: Clear. High of 66. Winds from the NW at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the WSW in the afternoon. Monday night: Clear. Low of 54. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph. EVENT of the DAY: CityParks Seniors Fitness program Starting today, the CityParks Seniors Fitness program will offer free yoga, tennis and [...]

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
Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Liam La Guerre 7/18/2012 at 7:41AM

EVENT of the DAY: A tale of two stadiums Shea Stadium and Yankee Stadium disappear under “the slow precision of giant machinery whose operators’ hands were not unlike skilled surgeons choreographing a dinosaur ballet.” The exhibit shows the changing face of New York through the eyes and viewpoints of three photographers: Rich Scarpitta, Steve Spak and [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Liam La Guerre 7/03/2012 at 7:29AM

Con Ed contract talks expected to resume Thursday  Consolidated Edison workers were back outside company headquarters in Union Square Monday, a day after the utility locked out 8,500 union employees when their contract expired. Harry Farrell, President of Local 1-2 of the Utility Workers of America, is expected to call for federal mediators to intervene to [...]

Community says changing the name of August Martin HS destroys legacy
News Billy Rennison 4/18/2012 at 9:26AM

For students and graduates of August Martin High School, the name’s significance far surpasses letters emblazoned on the front of a school building. It exemplifies legacy, tradition and achievement. It represents a man that everyone that walks through the doors can look to as an example of triumph. In 1971, the school’s named was changed [...]