Twitter photo courtesy of Melinda Katz.

Seen in Queens: Borough President Melinda Katz Meets Parkland Survivors

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.

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Legal Aid attorneys Melissa Ader and Emma Goodman explain the conviction sealing law. Eagle photo by Andy Katz

25 Took First Step to Second Chance at LIFE Camp

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.

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Local leaders break ground on Steinway Library’s new accessibility project. The attendees included Council Member Costa Constantinides (far left), Queens Library President Dennis Walcott (second from left), State Sen. Michael Gianaris (third from left) and Borough President Melinda Katz (fourth from left). // Photo Courtesy of DDC

New Accessibility Project Will Finally Open Steinway Library To All Astorians

A library in Astoria will finally open up to people with disabilities. And you can put that in the books.

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A flyer for Borough President Melinda Katz’s Know Your Rights Week designed to help people with 10-year old convictions get their records sealed. // Courtesy of the Borough President’s Office

DAs, Attorneys Work to Seal Convictions But Statute Is Limited, Leading Lawyer Says

David Brand An attorney championing record-sealing for individuals with past convictions said the state’s sealing law has two major problems,

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