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Seal sightings are on the rise in the Rockaways, but the marine mammals aren't as cuddly as they seem.Social distancing ...
11/23/2020
Seal sightings are up in NYC, but the marine mammals aren’t as cuddly as they seem — Queens Daily Eagle

Seal sightings are on the rise in the Rockaways, but the marine mammals aren't as cuddly as they seem.

Social distancing applies to human-seal encounters too! https://queenseagle.com/all/2020/11/23/seal-sightings-are-up-in-nyc-but-the-marine-mammals-arent-as-cuddly-as-they-seem

“We have had cases of people trying to pick them up and carry them back into the water, which is extremely dangerous.”

The entire Queens council delegation may forgo participatory budgeting for a second consecutive year, as budget restrict...
10/20/2020
Queens' 14 council districts may lose participatory budgeting for second year in a row — Queens Daily Eagle

The entire Queens council delegation may forgo participatory budgeting for a second consecutive year, as budget restrictions and a lack of centralized support complicate the pricey process, members say.
https://queenseagle.com/all/queens-may-lose-participatory-budgeting-for-second-year-in-a-row

None of Queens’ 14 councilmembers have committed to participatory budgeting in the absence of that central staff support.

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10/19/2020
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The Museum of the Moving Image (Museum of the Moving Image) closed their doors in March due to the pandemic. Now they need your help to safely share interactive exhibits and unique objects with the public.

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The positive COVID test rate has dropped significantly in Central Queens' cluster zone. Gov Cuomo says the state will so...
10/19/2020
State will adjust restrictions as COVID cases drop in Queens red zones, Cuomo says — Queens Daily Eagle

The positive COVID test rate has dropped significantly in Central Queens' cluster zone. Gov Cuomo says the state will soon adjust restrictions on a "block by block" level in Queens and other red zones https://queenseagle.com/all/state-will-adjust-restrictions-as-covid-cases-drop-in-queens-red-zones-cuomo-says

The COVID test positivity rate has dropped by nearly a third in Queens’ two cluster zones over the past week.

The careers of at least six Queens Supreme Court justices will come to an end Dec. 31 after the Office of Court Administ...
10/01/2020
New York courts terminate 46 judges in move to slash budget — Queens Daily Eagle

The careers of at least six Queens Supreme Court justices will come to an end Dec. 31 after the Office of Court Administration decided to cut ties with nearly every judge over age 70 in the state. Another five decided to retire without applying for recertification.

https://queenseagle.com/all/new-york-courts-terminate-46-judges-in-move-to-slash-budget

The careers of at least six Queens Supreme Court justices will come to an end Dec. 31 after OCA decided to cut ties with nearly every judge over age 70 in the state.

Before the Mayor kicked homeless New Yorkers out of an Upper West Side hotel, the Speaker used his influence to drive th...
09/12/2020
Civic leader says Council Speaker helped drive homeless out of his district and into Lucerne Hotel — Queens Daily Eagle

Before the Mayor kicked homeless New Yorkers out of an Upper West Side hotel, the Speaker used his influence to drive them out of a Hell’s Kitchen Hotel, according to a civic leader who praised Speaker Corey Johnson’s efforts https://queenseagle.com/all/civic-leader-says-speaker-helped-drive-homeless-out-of-district-and-into-lucerne

“It was with the great help of Erik Bottcher that we were able to show a need for this shelter to be relocated.”

For much of the 20th Century, a modest home on 43rd Ave in Elmhurst served as a cultural hub for Polish ex-pats, welcomi...
09/08/2020
Community rallies to save Elmhurst home, longtime hub of Polish culture — Queens Daily Eagle

For much of the 20th Century, a modest home on 43rd Ave in Elmhurst served as a cultural hub for Polish ex-pats, welcoming influential artists and scholars who lived in NYC after escaping the Iron Curtain.

Community activists say it's time to landmark it
https://queenseagle.com/all/community-rallies-to-save-elmhurst-home-longtime-center-of-polish-cultural-life

The house belonged to Walentyna Janta-Połczyńska, who exposed the Holocaust by translating Polish documents into English.

The theft of a refrigerator meant to feed Rockaway Beach residents in need may have been a blessing in disguise for a mu...
09/08/2020
Food donations surge following Rockaway Beach fridge theft — Queens Daily Eagle

The theft of a refrigerator meant to feed Rockaway Beach residents in need may have been a blessing in disguise for a mutual aid network fighting food insecurity along the peninsula.
https://queenseagle.com/all/food-donations-surge-following-rockaway-beach-fridge-theft

“Rockaway Mutual Aid has been touched by the overwhelming support the community has shown in the aftermath of the fridge’s removal.”

Our editor David Brand spoke with Claire Shulman back in April, while reporting on how hospital closures in Queens affec...
08/17/2020
Trailblazing former Queens Borough President Claire Shulman has died — Queens Daily Eagle

Our editor David Brand spoke with Claire Shulman back in April, while reporting on how hospital closures in Queens affected the current response to the COVID-19 crisis. Shulman was an encyclopedia of information about battles past and present.

“I fought like the devil to get Queens Hospital Center,” she said that day in April. “The government has to invest some money to make sure there is good medical care for every citizen.

https://queenseagle.com/all/late-queens-borough-president-claire-shulman-remained-invested-in-her-beloved-borough

Shulman, the first woman elected Queens borough president, led Queens for 16 years.

Six public defender groups have sued the state in an effort to stop in-person criminal proceedings during the COVID-19 p...
07/15/2020
Public defenders sue state to stop in-person criminal proceedings during COVID crisis — Queens Daily Eagle

Six public defender groups have sued the state in an effort to stop in-person criminal proceedings during the COVID-19 pandemic. The say the state's plan to conduct some in-person appearances threatens client and staff health and violates the federal Americans with Disabilities Act
https://queenseagle.com/all/public-defenders-sue-state-to-stop-in-person-criminal-proceedings-amid-covid-crisis

“Clients face the tragic and illegal choice between their fundamental right to participate in their own cases and their health and safety.”

A group of New York City public defender agencies have threatened to sue the state’s Office of Court Administration in a...
07/13/2020
NYC public defenders threaten to sue state to stop in-person criminal proceedings  — Queens Daily Eagle

A group of New York City public defender agencies have threatened to sue the state’s Office of Court Administration in a last-ditch effort to stop the resumption of in-person criminal proceedings during the COVID-19 crisis.

https://queenseagle.com/all/nyc-public-defenders-threaten-to-sue-state-to-stop-in-person-criminal-proceedings

“The ADA does not permit OCA to force attorneys to choose between risking their health or being removed from representing their clients.”

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