Protest

TSA apologizes to elderly women for strip search at Kennedy Airport
TSA apologizes to elderly women for strip search at Kennedy Airport
News Jay Lane 1/18/2012 at 9:14AM

TSA apologizes to elderly women for strip search at Kennedy Airport In an about-face, the feds have admitted wrongdoing in the cases of two elderly women who say they were strip-searched at Kennedy Airport by overzealous screeners. Federal officials had initially insisted that all “screening procedures were followed” after Ruth Sherman, 89, and Lenore Zimmerman, 85, went [...]

Flushing nurses rally for benefits
Flushing nurses rally for benefits
News Melissa Chan 1/05/2012 at 1:49PM

Registered nurses at Flushing Hospital rallied for their own health care in the midst of a heated negotiation deadlock between hospital administration and the union. “We are the backbone of Flushing,” said Michelle Jones, a nurse practitioner at the hospital for 23 years. “All these nurses here have worked very hard. I feel very angry [...]

Flushing Hospital nurses plan protest
News Melissa Chan 1/03/2012 at 4:30PM

Registered nurses at Flushing Hospital Medical Center plan to hit the picket line following negotiation stalemates on their health and pension benefits. “They’re looking for a contract that is fair and that will help the hospital be competitive in a nursing shortage. That entails a fair salary increase — nothing excessive. They’re not looking for [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup – 11/18/2011: Deadly Woodside House Fire
Queens’ Morning Roundup – 11/18/2011: Deadly Woodside House Fire
News Jay Lane 11/18/2011 at 8:59AM

Deadly Woodside House Fire A fire that broke out inside a house in Woodside early Friday morning claimed the life of one woman and injured four other people. The FDNY says the fire was reported at 1:15 a.m. at a two and one-half story house on 61st Street between Woodside Avenue and 43rd Avenue. Read [...]

NYPD launches early morning raid and eviction of Occupy Wall Street protesters
News Heather Chin 11/15/2011 at 4:23PM

An unconfirmed number of Occupy Wall Street protesters have been arrested during a surprise early morning raid and eviction of Zuccotti Park, where protesters have been camped for two months. It was shortly after 1 a.m. on Tuesday, November 15, when word began to spread that the New York Police Department had surrounded the park [...]

[UPDATE] Occupy Wall Street News
[UPDATE] Occupy Wall Street News
News Jay Lane 11/15/2011 at 10:21AM

[Update] NYC, Occupy Wall Street wait for judge’s ruling  after Zuccotti Park evictions A judge hand-picked by protest lawyers signed an early-morning emergency order saying the demonstrators can come back with their stuff. But the city refused to reopen the park before a Tuesday afternoon hearing in front of a different judge. A decision was expected by [...]

J.H.S. 194 parents, pols protest elimination of school buses
J.H.S. 194 parents, pols protest elimination of school buses
Education & Kids Toni Cimino 11/04/2011 at 3:41PM

As the school bus pulled away, virtually empty, not only were parents angry, they were protesting. City Councilmember Dan Halloran and several elected leaders from northeast Queens joined parents from J.H.S. 194 in College Point on Friday, November 4 at a rally protesting the elimination of the school’s buses. “The Department of Education [DOE] must [...]

Occupy Wall Street reaches Bayside
Occupy Wall Street reaches Bayside
News Bob Doda 10/13/2011 at 10:30AM

Now in their fourth week in Manhattan, the Occupy Wall Street movement that has gained national attention made its way to Bell Boulevard on Thursday morning, October 13. Standing outside the Bayside LIRR Station, almost a dozen protesters held signs calling for taxes on corporations; more specifically, the Tiny Speculator Tax. Those in attendance at [...]