Opinion: Domestic and gender-based violence heightens the vulnerabilities of the disability community
Queens Daily Eagle
by Special to the Eagle
1w ago
THE ENDGBV VOICES COMMITTEE IS A SURVIVOR-LED GROUP WORKING TO RAISE AWARENESS OF INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE AND ITS IMPACTS. PHOTO BY WILLIAM ALATRISTE/CITY COUNCIL By Christopher R. Birstler As someone who identifies as being neuro-diverse and having survived domestic violence I can attest to the added struggles of survivors such as myself. Identifying as a member of the disability community alone poses its increased rates of being mistreated by society. Add in being a survivor of domestic violence and you get a potentially much more difficult situation at play. As a disabled survivor I want ..read more
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Queens DA race begins take shape
Queens Daily Eagle
by Jacob Kaye
1w ago
George Grasso, the former administrative judge in Queens County Supreme Court, Criminal Term, is challenging incumbent Melinda Katz in the race for Queens district attorney. Photo via Grasso/Jacob Kaye By Jacob Kaye With around six months before the primary election in New York City, the race for Queens district attorney is beginning to take shape. At the moment, it’s a race of two. Incumbent District Attorney Melinda Katz is taking a shot at a second term as the borough’s top cop and facing a challenge from George Grasso, who most recently served as the top judge in Queens’ Criminal Court. D ..read more
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Senate rejects governor's chief judge pick
Queens Daily Eagle
by Jacob Kaye
1w ago
Chief judge nominee Hector LaSalle was rejected by the State Senate’s Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. The action is unprecedented and sets up a potential political showdown between the governor and the state legislature. AP photo by Hans Pennink By Jacob Kaye Governor Kathy Hochul’s controversial nominee for New York State’s highest judicial position, Hector LaSalle, was rejected by the State Senate’s Judiciary Committee on Wednesday following an unusually drawn out hearing, potentially setting the stage for a legal battle between the state’s top executive and the legislature ..read more
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Bring back Queens composting program, pol tells DSNY
Queens Daily Eagle
by Jacob Kaye
1w ago
Queens’ boroughwide composting program is on pause. At least one Queens lawmaker wants the pause to be lifted before its scheduled spring restart date. File photo by Michael Appleton/Mayoral Photography Office By Jacob Kaye A Queens lawmaker is calling on the city to bring back its widely successful composting program in the World’s Borough after the pilot program was put on pause for the winter last month. Queens City Councilmember Tiffany Cabán wrote an open letter to the Sanitation Department this week, expressing concern over the agency’s decision to pause the city’s first-ever boroughwid ..read more
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Opinion: Justice LaSalle blessed skin color discrimination in jury selection. That’s disqualifying.
Queens Daily Eagle
by Special to the Eagle
1w ago
Hector lasalle, the current presiding justice of the appellate division, second department and governor kathy hochul’s nominee for the chief judge of the court of appeals. eagle file photo By Vincent M. Southerland and Jason D. Williamson Governor Kathy Hochul’s chief judge nominee has been rightly criticized for his anti-abortion, anti-union and anti-immigration opinions. But another case that came before Justice Hector LaSalle regarding the rights of the accused is worthy of equal criticism. In People v. Bridgeforth, Justice LaSalle blessed the striking of the jurors based on their skin col ..read more
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Why is a Delaware political group supporting Hector LaSalle?
Queens Daily Eagle
by Jacob Kaye
2w ago
Advertisements in support of chief judge nominee Hector LaSalle paid for by a Delaware-based political organizing group ran in the online version of the New York Daily News this week. Screenshot via New York Daily News By Jacob Kaye A murky Delaware-based political organizing group has entered into the fight over Governor Kathy Hochul’s controversial nomination for chief judge of the Court of Appeals.  This week, Citizens for Judicial Fairness, a group that formed in 2016 to advocate for reforms to one of Delaware's highest courts, took out a number of advertisements in the New York Dail ..read more
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After eating nearly 500 slices, Brooklyn man says Queens has best pizza
Queens Daily Eagle
by Jacob Kaye
2w ago
Freelance reporter Liam Quigley has tasted and tracked over 460 slices of New York City pizza. Photos via quigley By Jacob Kaye Liam Quigley has a lot of opinions about pizza. Some of them are astute – the proliferation of the dollar slice has contributed to a decline in overall pizza quality. Some of them are simple – “people love pizza.” Some are wise – “Queens has a lot of good pizza.” But Quigley, a freelance reporter whose work has appeared in the Daily News, Hell Gate and the Eagle, has earned the right to serve as an authority on New York’s favorite food. Over the course of eight years ..read more
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Hochul pitches bail changes during State of the State speech
Queens Daily Eagle
by Jacob Kaye
2w ago
By Jacob Kaye Governor Kathy Hochul laid out a number of changes she wants to again make to the state’s bail laws during her first State of the State speech after being elected to her first full four-year term. Speaking to the state’s legislature in the New York State Capitol in Albany on Tuesday, Hochul dedicated a significant portion of her speech to a theme that came to define her 2022 race for governor against Republican Lee Zeldin – crime and public safety. Hochul outlined a number of efforts she, the legislature and other officials have made in the past year to clamp down on the rising ..read more
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No word yet on jail officials’ controversial plan to intercept detainee mail
Queens Daily Eagle
by Liam Quigley
2w ago
Department of Correction Commissioner Louis Molina claims that drugs like fentanyl are making their way into Rikers Island through mail sent to detainees. File photo by John McCarten NYC Council Media Unit By Liam Quigley As New York City's jail system emerges from its deadliest year in a decade, a controversial proposal to intercept and digitize mail sent to incarcerated people will be reviewed by an internal committee, officials with the Board of Correction announced on Tuesday. The formation of the committee by the Board of Correction, the Department of Correction’s oversight body, comes a ..read more
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Mets owner asks for Queens’ vision for Citi Field as casino bid looms
Queens Daily Eagle
by Jacob Kaye
2w ago
Owner of the New York Mets Steve Cohen solicited feedback from the Queens community about what they want to see built on 50-acres of city-owned parkland currently being leased to the team and being used as parking lots during a “visioning session” at Citi Field on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2023. Eagle photo by Jacob Kaye By Jacob Kaye For fans of the New York Mets, the off-season is a time to dream of an improbable break from decades of mediocrity. Steve Cohen, the owner of the Queens club, is dreaming too – but not about baseball.  The hedge fund-billionaire’s eyes are instead fixed on the park ..read more
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