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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Barros’ daughter Eileen holds a sign that says “Give me back my dad” as she stands with Council Member Francisco Moya and demonstrators on the steps of City Hall Friday. Photo courtesy of Francisco Moya.

Judge Halts Deportation of Maspeth Taxi Driver, Father of 2

A federal judge issued a stay of deportation for Edisson Barros, a Maspeth taxi driver and father of two, just hours before he was scheduled to be deported, according to Telemundo and attorneys from Legal Aid.

Edisson Barros, an undocumented immigrant from Ecuador, was detained inside Hudson Correctional Facility in Kearny, NJ and was first scheduled to be deported more than a week ago, but he was instead transferred to a jail in Louisiana to await the final decision.

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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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