Predominantly black and Hispanic neighborhoods in Queens are still a target for fare-beating arrests, despite a push for decriminalization from local leaders, according to a report published by a criminal justice watchdog published on Wednesday.Read more
By David Brand It turns out the mayor wasn’t full of hot air when he said the city would crackRead more
With just a few left before Thursday’s primary election, women candidates from Queens joined more than 100 supporters at Diversity Plaza in Jackson Heights Sunday to demonstrate their support for progressive women running for office.
The event was hosted by Amplify Her, an organization created to address women’s underrepresentation in the New York City’s elected offices.Read more
Despite the many successes of the New York City’s Vision Zero initiative, preventable deaths and injuries continue to plague Queens’ streets.
A few in particular stand out.
At least 32 have been injured or killed on Northern Boulevard and 22 more have been injured or killed on Jamaica Avenue, according to city data on traffic accidents.Read more
By Evan Rosen A Jackson Heights woman is behind bars after violating her parole for hoarding animals and allegedly attemptingRead more
Workers’ rights advocates and labor unions joined Council Member Francisco Moya at City Hall Tuesday to demand an end to the “tip credit” system, which enables employers in various industries to pay less than minimum wage.
“The livelihoods of restaurant servers, car wash workers, nail salon employees or any tipped worker should not be dependent on tolerating sexual harassment and discrimination but our two-tiered minimum wage system incentivizes silently suffering these indignities,” Moya said. “It’s time for New York to join the seven other states that have eliminated the tipped credit and provide tipped workers with the stability that comes from being guaranteed a living wage.”
A tip credit is the amount of tips earned by an employee that the law allows his or her employer to count as a credit against the minimum wage requirements for that industry, according to the New York State Department of Labor.Read more
By David Brand Raul Granados-Rendon, a leader of the Granados family sex trafficking ring based in Mexico, pleaded guilty toRead more
By Evan Rosen Queens Daily Eagle Rents are rising at a disproportionate rate throughout Queens neighborhoods with high numbers ofRead more
New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer visited Diversity Plaza in Jackson Heights Monday to announce his endorsement of Catalina Cruz in the race for the District 39 Assembly seat.
Cruz, the president of the Latino Lawyers Association of Queens County, came to Queens as an undocumented immigrant from Colombia at age 9. She eventually became a U.S. citizen and graduated from CUNY School of Law. She has represented low-income tenants facing eviction from their rent-stabilized apartments and served in various levels of government.Read more
The last Nazi war crimes suspect facing deportation from the U.S. was taken from his Jackson Heights home and spirited early Tuesday morning to Germany, following years of efforts to remove him from the United States.
The deportation of the 95-year-old former Nazi camp guard, Jakiw Palij, came 25 years after investigators first confronted him about his World War II past.
“Justice demands that every person be held accountable for their actions,” the Brandeis Association said in a statement to the Queens Daily Eagle. “The heinous crimes of the Nazi regime are not washed away by the passage of time. The Brandeis Association commends the commitment of the U.S. Department of Justice to the rule of law. We must never relent in pursuing justice for victims of the Holocaust.”Read more