More than 4,000 employees who provide contracted support services at John F. Kennedy International, LaGuardia and Liberty-Newark airports have declared their intention to unionize with 32BJ of the Service Employees International Union.
In a statement issued Monday, 32BJ officials said of the approximately 12,000 contracted workers at the three airports, a total of 4,051 either have joined the union or have signed cards stating their intention to do so.
“Everyone seems to be against former Gov. Eliot Spitzer except the voters, especially black voters.”
The words spoken by Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute, sent shock waves through the city’s Democratic circles on Aug. 14.
Last Thursday morning, while standing in front of LeFrak City where 21 shots were fired at Theo Greene about a year ago, Councilman Danny Dromm (D-Jackson Heights) and state Sen. Jose Peralta (D-Jackson Heights) announced an increased reward for information about his murder.
The total was upped $2,000 to $24,000.
Two men have been arrested in the strangulation death of a Jackson Heights teacher.
Officers have arrested the boyfriend of the man murdered in an Elmhurst motel on Feb. 9.
Lleuyel Garcia, 23, of the most northern Manhattan neighborhood of Inwood, was charged with murder, robbery, criminal possession of stolen property and tampering with physical evidence.
Officials urged the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community to use extreme caution when dating online, following a string of three murders in the last two weeks they say could be linked to these meetups.
Middle Village resident Joseph Benzinger, 54, was discovered in the Crown Motor Inn by motel staff on Feb. 10.
No FDNY illiteracy
Hope again in 2010
In response to the recent rash of horrific gun violence in communities across New York City, a cadre of politicians came together Sunday morning to put together a plan to reduce violence in the communities that have been most affected.
Gov. David Paterson made a plea last Thursday morning to federal lawmakers, saying in a legislative breakfast that New York’s congressional delegation should blaze a trail towards correcting the foreclosure crisis.
After a doting press conference and an unofficial show of hands from his colleagues, state Sen. Malcolm Smith (D St. Albans) is officially Queens’ latest political star.
Bad Bus Service
More than 400 students and local residents gathered at York College on Tuesday to hear the Reverend Jesse Jackson announce his endorsement of mayoral candidate Fernando Ferrer. He was joined by the Reverend Al Sharpton and other Queens Democratic elected officials.
It was standing-room-only at Saint Catherine of Sienna Roman Catholic Church in St. Albans last Thursday, as hundreds of family, friends, veterans and elected officials gathered to pay their respects to Michael Handy, longtime director of the city’s Office of Veterans Affairs.
For all the gloom and doom scenarios that were floating around before November 6th, Mike Bloomberg continues to pleasantly surprise. He won’t take office for another five weeks and his policies and staff are still being shaped behind closed doors. But his initial steps as New York’s 108th mayor look remarkably promising and we hope that he stays his present course.
phe University of the West Indies recently conferred its Legacy Award on one of Hollywood’s more revered stars.