City Planning holds public hearing on Astoria Cove
Rendering courtesy of STUDIO V Architecture

Follow @liamlaguerre More affordable housing in the Astoria Cove project was once again front and center with critics, this time at a City Planning public hearing on the project. Members of coalitions and residents testified on Wednesday that the 2.2 million-square-foot project should include at least 50 percent affordable housing, while developers are proposing just […]

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Port Authority orders airlines to raise wages, give paid holiday to airport workers
THE COURIER/ File Photo

Airport workers have won a battle for justice. Port Authority of New York & New Jersey Director Patrick Foye has ordered the CEOs of Delta, JetBlue, American and United airlines to immediately raise wages and make Martin Luther King Jr. Day a paid holiday for the 8,000 contracted workers at John F. Kennedy International and […]

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32 arrested during civil disobedience at LaGuardia Airport as workers call for better treatment
THE COURIER/Photo by Katelyn Di Salvo

BY KATELYN DI SALVO Wendy Arellano, a single mother of two from Corona, holds three jobs to try to make it through the months. She makes $8 an hour working at LaGuardia Airport and has now stood up to make her voice heard. Arellano, together with close to 1,000 other airport employees, local elected officials […]

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JFK Airport workers rally for fair wages
Photo courtesy of Dave Sanders SEIU 32BJ

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 […]

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Primary guide: City Council District 31
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As the clock ticks closer to city primaries on Tuesday, September 10, The Courier would like to provide you, the reader and the voter, with a fair, detailed guide of who is running. Here is a list of the City Council District 31 primary candidates (Rosedale, Laurelton, Springfield Gardens, the Rockaways), who they are, what they stand […]

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