Norman Seabrook, center, president of the New York City Correction Officers' Benevolent Association, was convicted of corruption in federal court Wednesday. AP File Photo by Mary Altaffer

Once Mighty Boss of Rikers’ Officer Union Convicted of Corruption

A former union boss who was once regarded as the king of New York City’s jails may be headed to federal prison after a jury convicted him of corruption charges Wednesday.

The Manhattan jury returned its verdict against Norman Seabrook months after another jury deadlocked on the charges against the former head of the union representing guards at Rikers Island.

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Clinton Correction Facility in Dannemora, NY. // Wikimedia Commons

CUNY Defenders Go Where Most Lawyers Rarely Venture

The drive to Dannemora, the upstate hamlet that contains the Clinton Correctional Facility, can take seven hours. The ride to Attica can take eight.

But those distances don’t stop students in the CUNY Law Criminal Defense Clinic from gassing up their cars and heading to the Canadian border to meet with the clients they represent, says clinic director Steven Zeidman.

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The Touro Law Center Class of 2017 recorded an all-time high employment rate. // Photo by Matthew Bisanz

Touro’s Unique Online Program Improves Access to Law School

With an online workload and intensive Sunday class schedule, Touro Law Center is making a law degree possible for people who work or raise families full-time — all while complying with American Bar Association standards.

Touro’s new FlexTime program combines an online component with a biweekly, 8-hour class day every other week at the Islip campus.

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A rendering of proposed improvements at LaGuardia Airport. Photo Courtesy of Gov. Andrew Cuomo

LaGuardia Road Flyover Facilitates Easier Access, Gov Says

LaGuardia Airport is soaring into the future, at least according to Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

On Tuesday, Cuomo visited Queens to unveil a new overpass to the airport that he said will relieve congestion and facilitate easier access for travelers.

The “flyover” — a road extension that rises above Grand Central Parkway at eastbound Exit 7 — is part of the ongoing $8 billion LaGuardia modernization project, which includes untangling the confusing thoroughfares that lead to the airport.

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Pablo Villavicencio leans out of an SUV while talking to reporters after being released from the Hudson County Correctional Facility, Tuesday, July 24, 2018, in Kearny, N.J. A judge on Tuesday ordered the immediate release of Villavicencio, an Ecuadorean immigrant who was being held at the facility for deportation after he delivered pizza to a Brooklyn Army installation. U.S. District Judge Paul Crotty said Villavicencio can remain in the United States while he exhausts his right to try to gain legal status. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

College Point Pizza Man Released After 53 Days In Detention Hell

College Point pizza delivery man Pablo Villavicencio returned to his wife and two children Tuesday evening after a federal judge ordered his release from immigrant detention.

Villavicencio spent 53 days in a New Jersey jail cell following an arrest at the Fort Hamilton military base in Brooklyn for an outstanding deportation order. Villavicencio was delivering food to the base when military police stopped him and demanded he show identification. The guards used his IDNYC to conduct a background check and discovered the deportation order. They then alerted Immigration and Customs Enforcement, who arrested Villavicencio.

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