Vision Zero plan to reroute buses on Richmond Hill roadways
Photo: Google Maps

Putting safety first, the Department of Transportation is looking to redesign a Richmond Hill intersection and reroute several bus lines to reduce vehicular accidents and resulting injuries. Representatives from DOT and NYC Transit reviewed the plans for the intersection of Hillside Avenue, Metropolitan Avenue and 127th Street during the Community Board 9 meeting on Feb. 9. The DOT […]

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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
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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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