Joaquin Guzmán (center in blue), known as El Chapo, waves to his wife Emma Coronel Aispuro (right) while Andrea Goldbarg (left) and U.S. District Court Judge Brian Cogan look on. // Court sketch by Shirley and Andrea Shepard

Judge Nixed Trial Move For Drug Kingpin El Chapo

By Rob Abruzzese Queens Daily Eagle Federal court judge Brian Cogan ruled against a motion by the defense of Mexican

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Students from local high schools and colleges gathered in LIC to celebrate their DDC internships. Photo courtesy of DDC.

DDC Summer Internships End in LIC for 54 Students

It has been a summer to remember — and to add to resumes — for 54 young people employed as interns by the NYC Department of Design and Construction.

On Friday, the 54 DDC interns, a mix of students from 24 local high schools and 16 colleges and graduate schools located in every borough of New York City, gathered in Long Island City for a closing ceremony the 10-week paid program.

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A ferry passes LIC. Photo Courtesy of NYC Ferry.

L I Sea: Maiden Voyage of Gantry Plaza Ferry Could Signal Queens Expansion

When a ferry makes its maiden voyage from LIC to LES on Aug. 29, it could be the precursor for a new fleet of passenger boats carrying commuters along the Queens waterfront.

The new ferry route will depart from Gantry Plaza State Park and enable Western Queens commuters to travel to the Lower East Side in about a half hour.

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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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