Long Island woman hit with 20 year sentence for killing officer in 2021
Queens Daily Eagle
by Jacob Kaye
3d ago
The car Jessica Beauvais was driving when she fatally struck NYPD highway patrol officer Anastasios Tsakos in April 2021. Beauvais was sentenced to over 20 years in prison for manslaughter on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2024. Photo via Queens district attorney’s office By Jacob Kaye The Long Island woman who in 2021 fatally ran over a highway patrol officer in Queens while driving drunk and high was sentenced to over two decades in prison on Wednesday. In front of a courtroom packed with NYPD officers and detectives, Jessica Beauvais was sentenced to between 22 ⅓ years in prison to 27 years in prison ..read more
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Pols pitch bill to eliminate mandatory retirement age for some judges
Queens Daily Eagle
by Jacob Kaye
3d ago
Assemblymember Charles Lavine is carrying a bill in the Assembly that would eliminate the mandatory retirement age for some judges in New York. Photo via Lavine/X By Jacob Kaye Lawmakers last week introduced a bill that would eliminate the mandatory retirement age for a group of judges in New York. The bill, introduced by State Senator Brad Hoylman-Sigal and Assemblymember Charles Lavine, would make it so judges sitting on the bench in the state’s town, village or city courts outside of New York City would not have to retire after the age of 70, as currently required by law. The bill would no ..read more
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Worker injured at Rockaway construction site already under scrutiny
Queens Daily Eagle
by Ryan Schwach
5d ago
Another worker was injured and a temporary work stoppage was ordered at the construction site for Edgemere Commons, an affordable housing development where elected officials rallied last month against construction contractor Joy Construction. Eagle file photo by Ryan Schwach  By Ryan Schwach Another worker was injured at the construction site of a Rockaway affordable housing development being run by a construction company that lawmakers in January demanded be taken off the project, the Eagle has learned. Earlier this month, a construction worker contractor Joy Construction was injur ..read more
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Formal market at Corona Plaza takes next step
Queens Daily Eagle
by Ryan Schwach
5d ago
The city and the Department of Transportation have begun looking for proposals for third-party operators to manage the legal outdoor market at Corona Plaza. Eagle photo by Ryan Schwach  By Ryan Schwach The city is on the hunt for an organization that can run a first-of-its-kind market in Corona Plaza, around half a year after vendors were forcibly removed from the area by city officials for illegally selling food and goods. Last week, the city and the Department of Transportation released a Request For Proposal to find a long-term operator to manage the new formal market at Corona Plaza ..read more
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Gov reverses cut to indigent defense fund following outcry
Queens Daily Eagle
by Jacob Kaye
5d ago
Governor Kathy Hochul pulled back her proposal to take $100 million out of the state’s Interest On Lawyer Account fund following outcry from the legal community.  File photo by Mike Groll/Office of Governor Kathy Hochul By Jacob Kaye Governor Kathy Hochul late last week reversed her plan to take money out of a fund meant to aid indigent defense services in New York and transfer it to the state’s general cash fund. Issuing her 30-day amendments to the executive budget she proposed a month ago, Hochul late Thursday said that she’d no longer push the legislature to take $100 million out of ..read more
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Commission unveils mostly unchanged congressional district map
Queens Daily Eagle
by Ryan Schwach
1w ago
The New York State Independent Redistricting Commission voted to send new congressional district lines to the state legislature on Thursday after the court ordered them to do so. Screenshot from Redistricting & You/CUNY Graduate Center   By Ryan Schwach The New York State Independent Redistricting Commission voted overwhelmingly on Thursday to approve a new state congressional district map that looks a lot like the one drawn by a court-appointed special master in 2022 following a litigious redistricting process that may not yet be out of the woods. The bipartisan commission ..read more
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Bloomberg to fund new healthcare high school in Queens
Queens Daily Eagle
by Jacob Kaye
1w ago
A new high school in Woodside will prepare students to work in the healthcare industry in New York. Rendering via Northwell Health By Jacob Kaye Former Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his philanthropic organization donated nearly $25 million to the city to build a first-of-its-kind high school aimed at fast tracking students into the medical field. The school, which will be located in Woodside, will be built in partnership with Bloomberg Philanthropies, Northwell Health and the city’s Department of Education. Set to open by the start of the fall of 2025, the school, dubbed the Northwell Scho ..read more
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Suozzi beats Mazi: Queens carries Suozzi to victory in congressional special election
Queens Daily Eagle
by Ryan Schwach
1w ago
Democrat Tom Suozzi won a decisive race on Tuesday for the Queens-Long Island 3rd Congressional District. AP photo/Stefan Jeremiah  By Ryan Schwach Democrat Tom Suozzi defeated Republican Mazi Pilip to win the special election for the 3rd Congressional District on Tuesday evening, overwhelmingly winning in the Queens portion of the district. Suozzi retook the seat he held for more than half of decade on Tuesday in a race Democrats hope proves they can win in swing districts and potentially retake the majority on Capitol Hill come November. Though Pilip and her Republican surrogates ..read more
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Legal Aid sues mayor for failing to expand housing voucher program
Queens Daily Eagle
by Jacob Kaye
1w ago
The Legal Aid Society on Wednesday sued the Adams administration for its failure to enact City Council legislation to expand the city’s housing voucher program.Photo via LAS By Jacob Kaye The Adams administration was sued on Wednesday by the Legal Aid Society for allegedly failing to enact a recent package of legislation that expands the eligibility of the city’s housing voucher program. The class action lawsuit, which was filed in Manhattan, was brought on behalf of four New Yorkers who’s income makes them eligible for the City Fighting Homelessness and Eviction Prevention Supplement program ..read more
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‘Shortchanged’: BP says Queens doesn’t get fair share of city funding
Queens Daily Eagle
by Jacob Kaye
1w ago
Queens Borough President Donovan Richards’ office would receive the least in per capita funding when compared to the other four borough presidents’ offices under Mayor Eric Adams’ proposed budget. Photo via Queens BP’s office/Flickr By Jacob Kaye The Queens borough president’s office will receive the lowest funding per capita of all five borough presidents under Mayor Eric Adams’ proposed budget. The expense funding allocation caught the ire of Queens Borough President Donovan Richards on Monday night during a meeting of the Queens Borough Board. Under the mayor’s proposal, the Queens bo ..read more
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