Queens County Criminal Court // Eagle photo by David Brand

Justice Lasak Set To Resign Sept. 14

Queens Criminal Court Justice Gregory Lasak will step down from his position effective Sept. 14, according to multiple sources familiar with the decision.

The decision to leave the Supreme Court bench enables Lasak to begin fundraising ahead of a potential candidacy for Queens County District Attorney in 2019.

District Attorney Richard A. Brown, 85, has held the office since 1991 and is reportedly considering retiring at the end of his current term.

Lasak, a former prosecutor in the Queens D.A.’s office, was elected Criminal Court justice in 2003 and began his first term 2004. He was reelected in 2017.

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The DeKalb Ave. L train station is one of several stops along the Brooklyn-Queens border. // Eagle photo by David Brand

Queens Ignored As Mayor Discusses L Train Shutdown

“This is truly on the minds of Brooklynites,” de Blasio said at a press conference Wednesday. “I have talked to a lot of Brooklynites and obviously a lot of Manhattanites as well about what this is going to mean for them, and people are really focused. They’re really nervous . . . I’m here today to say, we got you.”

But Queens residents say they question that support. The borough, they say, has received little attention.

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Queens Civil Court // Photo by YoungKing11

Advocates Praise Bill Ensuring Free Divorce Lawyers For DV Survivors

By Rob Abruzzese, David Brand and Paula Katinas A City Council bill that would mandate free legal representation for victims

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Welcome to Ozone Park // Wikimedia Commons

Ozone Park Residents to Confront DHS Over Proposed Men’s Shelter

Ozone Park residents angry about a proposal to convert a local church into a homeless shelter will get a chance to confront the Department of Homeless Services directly Thursday night.

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Demonstrators protest the ICE crackdown on immigrants and asylum-seekers outside the Homeland Security conference // Photo courtesy of Karla Ann Conté

Security Conference Attracts Cops, Contractors And ICE Protesters

By Mary Frost and David Brand More than 1,000 police officers, fire officials, members of the military, security contractors and emergency

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