Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Catalina Cruz and advocates for more women in office rallied in Diversity Plaza Sunday. Photo courtesy of Amplify Her.

Jackson Heights Event ‘Amplifies’ Voices of Women Running For Office

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.

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A 1942 photo shows Heinrich Himmler, center left, shaking hands with new guard recruits at the Trawniki concentration camp in Nazi-occupied Poland, the same camp where Jackson Heights resident Jakiw Palij trained and served as a guard. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and AP

Nazi Camp Guard Deported From Jackson Heights

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.”

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A home in Maspeth, one of the neighborhoods targeted by three serial burglars//Eagle photo by Katie Finkowski.

Maspeth’s Thieving Trio Scammed Queens Seniors

The three thieves pretended to be grandchildren, they said they were old neighbors, they even recruited children to assist in their schemes — anything to get inside senior citizens’ home and steal their stuff.

Now the trio of Maspeth schemers are headed to prison for up to 10 years, having been sentenced yesterday in Queens Criminal Court. The three thieves targeted senior homeowners in Jackson Heights, Flushing and Maspeth in the summer of 2016, said Queens County District Attorney Richard A. Brown said.

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An angry constituent confronts State. Sen Jose Peralta over his defection to the IDC at a town hall meeting in 2017//Eagle photo by David Brand.

Court and Election Board Demand Queens IDC Members Return Campaign Cash

The New York State Board of Elections has instructed members of the Independent Democratic Conference, including two Queens senators, to return hundreds of thousands of dollars in political donations they received ahead of the September 13 party primaries.

The group of eight Democrats, included State Sen. Jose Peralta and State Sen. Tony Avella from Queens, agreed to caucus with the Republicans starting in 2011. Their collaboration with the Republicans shifted the balance of the 63-member chamber and ensured a GOP majority.

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QEDC Director of Public Relations, Marketing & Tourism and Queens Ambassador Rob MacKay // Courtesy of Rob MacKay

Queens Is Fertile Ground for Legal Community, Borough Ambassador Says

Fresh off his appearance on the City & State Queens Power 50 list, Rob MacKay sat in his favorite neighborhood restaurant Aubergine Cafe and discussed how Queens has fostered a fertile environment for a flourishing legal community.

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The Children’s Library Discovery Center in Jamaica // Photo Courtesy of the Center for Active Design

Queens’ Stunning Public Spaces Earn National Praise

By David Brand Innovative design can inspire robust civic engagement and the examples are evident throughout Queens According to a groundbreaking

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Activists fill the the streets in Jackson Heights // Eagle Photo by Andy Katz

Hundreds Marched in Jackson Heights for the Rights of Transgender Latinx

By David Brand Eagle Photos By Andy Katz On Monday night, hundreds of transgender activists and their allies marched through Jackson

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