Friday, January 23, 2009

King Kullen to close in Staten Island, Friday news...

The George Washington Bridge connecting New Je...Image via WikipediaHere's Obama on the Employee Free Choice Act.

King Kullen in New Dorp, Staten Island to shut doors next month.

Supermarket News covers the story.

"We are extremely concerned about our members who work in that store and will do everything within our power to minimize the effect this store closing has on them and their families," said Bruce Both, president of Local 1500.

Revenue at some Long Island City establishments is down as much as 70 percent, in large part due to recent weekend No. 7 line service interruptions and the closure of nearby Borden Avenue Bridge for repairs, according to several business owners interviewed by the Queens Chronicle this week.

Canada Wal-Mart asks High Court to dismiss store closure suit.

Stop & Shop Supermarket responds to the peanut butter recall.

Another New Jersey Wal-Mart opens [AC].

The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co. here said yesterday it would sell a line of "stylish, reusable" lunch bags at all its banners: A&P, The Food Emporium, Pathmark, SuperFresh and Waldbaum's.

Long Island lost 21,600 private-sector jobs in the 12-month period ended in December, compared with a year ago, marking the weakest local job market in 16 years, according to data released yesterday by the New York State Labor Department.


Politics


Patterson picks Gillibrand for Senate.

Rep Carolyn McCarthy knocks Patterson's selection.

Suozzi's future is in Albany.



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