By Evan Rosen State Lawmakers Give $750,000 to Queens College Assembly Member Nily Rozic joined other state lawmakers last weekRead more
In the days since Queens Criminal Court Justice Gregory Lasak decided to step down from his position effective Sept. 14, the race for district attorney has begun to heat up.
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. As of press time, Lasak did not respond to requests for comment.Read more
The Coalition for the Homeless is holding its annual “Project: Back to School” drive to collect backpacks and other school supplies for children in need until Aug. 30 and they are getting an assist from Queens Borough President Melinda Katz
Katz has encouraged Queens residents to stop by Borough Hall in Kew Gardens to drop off donated items.Read more
Rethink gun violence not simply as a criminal justice issue, but as a public health issue that needs a public health response. Here in Queens and at select sites across New York, we’ve been doing exactly that, treating gun violence not simply as a crime to be prevented, but more realistically as a disease to be cured. And the outcome data are clear—this approach is the solution that works.Read more
Queens Borough President Melinda Katz (left) met with school shooting survivor-turned-activists David Hogg (second from left) and Emma Gonzalez (right) and LIFE Camp founder Erica Ford (third from left) at LIFE Camp in Jamaica on Aug. 11.Read more
Roughly 25 Queens residents visited Life Camp in Jamaica to take the first step toward a second chance Monday night.
Queens Borough President Melinda Katz and the Legal Aid Society hosted the first installment of “Know Your Rights Week,” a series of confidential workshops to help New Yorkers with certain 10-year-old, non-violent convictions apply to have their records sealed under a 2017 state law.Read more
A library in Astoria will finally open up to people with disabilities. And you can put that in the books.Read more
David Brand An attorney championing record-sealing for individuals with past convictions said the state’s sealing law has two major problems,Read more
By David Brand Local lawmakers and New York City officials joined hundreds of community residents and performers to celebrate the 10thRead more
By David Brand The race for 2021 is on and candidates have already raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to fundRead more