Rockland County Man Arrested at JFK with Concealed Weapon

Rockland County Man Arrested at JFK with Concealed Weapon

Chaim arrested at the airport A Rockland County man, Chaim Gruenzweig, 19, of Airmont, was arrested at John F. Kennedy International Airport and charged with criminal possession of a weapon in the 4th degree on Monday afternoon, April 8. A TSA officer detected a five-inch knife hidden in Chaim’s belt. According to the TSA, the officer, who was staffing […]

Doing Things in Dribs and Drabs

As deadline approaches Cuomo extends transitional sheltering program for two weeks Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced on February 21 that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), at the request of the State of New York, has approved a 14-day extension to the Transitional Sheltering Assistance (TSA) program, which allows eligible survivors from Hurricane Sandy who […]

Another Side of TSA

BY LISA FARBSTEIN From the Office of Public Affairs, Transportation Security Administration Five weeks ago, 745 Transportation Security Administration (TSA) employees put their lives on hold, packed their suitcases, kissed their families goodbye and headed to New York-without their uniforms. These TSA employees, representing more than 200 airports from across the nation, saw a need […]

TSA Response – Off the Mark

A continuation of the conversation between the TSA and its critics   BY Anthony Melé, MA, Diplomacy, Conflict Management The Towers, Pentagon and a field in Pennsylvania were crashed into due to multiple failures by the US government, not because of one security guard or a razor blade. Aviation security can be achieved without the […]

TSA’s Response to Diane Dimond’s Oct. 4 Op-Ed Piece

BY LISA FARBSTEIN For someone who lives just 15 miles from what used to be the World Trade Center, Rockland resident/writer Diane Dimond seems to have a short memory. In a recent column, she ranted about TSA because she doesn’t like to take off her shoes at the checkpoint and because TSA dared to open […]

Let’s Say ‘So Long’ to the TSA

BY DIANE DIMOND A recent Gallup poll has just concluded that 54 percent of Americans think the Transportation Security Administration is doing an “excellent” or “good” job at our airports. I don’t. I think the TSA is engaged in a nationwide effort to cavalierly and routinely strip travelers of their dignity. I think in some […]