Tag Archives | Ivan Arguello

Key Food Montague Robbed by Knife Wielding “Surfing Dude”

As Mary Frost reports in the Eagle, last Monday, March 6, Ivan Aguello, co-owner of Key Food Montague, saw a strange man who “looked like a California surfing dude” (follow the link to Ms. Frost’s story to see photos) entering the store holding an empty shopping bag. Mr. Arguello kept an eye on him because […]

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Christmas Tree Stand Controversy Apparently Resolved

If you’ve been following the local news or listening to the latest chat in the neighborhood, you’re probably aware of the controversy over a Christmas tree vendor doing business on the sidewalk in front of the now vacant space previously occupied by a Loft store. This Channel 4 video (there’s an ad at the beginning) […]

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Heights Gets Taste Of High-End ‘New York Natural Pudding Co.’

Cupcakes are apparently so yesterday: Long Island business partners David Smith, Christopher DeMark and Lonnie Fortuna are convinced that pudding is the next big culinary delight for New Yorkers, after investing hundreds of thousands of dollars in a high-end line called New York Natural Pudding Co. Launched in July, the adult-focused treat has found its […]

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What’s Next for Workers at Montague Key Food?

Less than a week after Mamadou “Mohammed” Doucoure was demoted from his position as Assistant Manager to “overnight stock boy” at the Key Food on Montague Street,  he claims store owner Enrico Palazio threatened him with a disciplinary measure for punching in a few minutes early. “I was standing by the time-clock, and a customer […]

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Key Food Union: Workers Have “Outstanding” Contract

In response to our story about worker Mamodou “Mohammed” Doucoure’s allegations of employee mistreatment at the Montague Street Key Food, Patrick Purcell Jr., Director of Special Projects, UFCW Local 1500 writes to BHB: Any member who feels they have not been properly represented has a legal right to go to the National Labor Relations Board. […]

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Fighting for Workers’ Rights at Montague Street Key Food

The Key Food on Montague Street gives the appearance of a friendly neighborhood grocery store, a place that you can’t imagine to be “worse than a sweatshop.” But Mamodou “Mohammed” Doucoure, who has worked for Key Food for more than 15 years, said they “bring about fear in their employees.” “Open your mouth and you […]

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