Global lime shortage squeezes Queens bars, restaurants
THE COURIER/Photos by Sophia Rosenbaum

SOPHIA ROSENBAUM Brother, can you spare a lime? Frequent customers at El Rey Del Taco truck may be confused when they open the Styrofoam container with their tacos to find a wedge of lemon, instead of lime, in their trays. Limes are too expensive for the taco truck to afford right now, as a global […]

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Jackson Heights calls on new owner to rehire terminated Trade Fair workers
THE COURIER/ Photo by Angy Altamirano

Updated 6:00 p.m. Hundreds of residents in the Jackson Heights community have pledged not to shop at one local supermarket unless a change is made. In December, 50 union workers all lost their jobs just weeks before Christmas when the Trade Fair Supermarket on 37th Avenue abruptly closed its doors. Local 338 RWDSU/UFCW and Local […]

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Workers left unemployed for Christmas after Trade Fair abruptly closes
Photo Courtesy of RWDSU Communications

Rafael Polanco might have to tell his two children that this Christmas will come without presents. The East Elmhurst resident, along with 49 other union workers, all lost their jobs on Dec. 10 when the Trade Fair Supermarket, on 37th Avenue in Jackson Heights, closed its doors abruptly without giving the workers any notice. The […]

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Meat workers picket Trade Fair Supermarket
Photo courtesy of Facebook

Fighting for a fair contract and against unfair labor practices, workers in the meat department, who are members of United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 342, picketed in front of all nine Trade Fair supermarkets on Wednesday, March 13. The strike began at 7 a.m. and workers were met with angry reactions from the […]

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Truck driver arrested after allegedly assaulting Councilmember Daniel Dromm
Photo Courtesy of Daniel Dromm

While it is generally positive for officials to personally engage themselves in community issues, one councilmember’s involvement landed him as the victim of an assault. Around noon on Wednesday, May 30, as Councilmember Daniel Dromm drove his car through Jackson Heights on the way back to his office, he saw an 18-wheel truck from National […]

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