Law Day at Queens Supreme Court


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Queens County Clerk Gloria D’Amico (center) celebrated Law Day at the Queens Supreme Court with Carrie Sanchez, Yuliya Aksakalova, Ashley Velasquez, Andrew Shamsheer, Sherefa Brown, Rache Mongeluzo, Patrick Cho, Diana Yakubova, Sara Ahmed, Lorraine O’Connell, and Alexis Cuffee, Second Deputy County Clerk. The theme of this year’s ceremony was “Liberty under the Law: Judicial independence, […]

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Spotlight on justice: Joseph Zayas, Administrative Judge of the Queens County Supreme Court


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Photo courtesy of Justice Joseph Zayas

Growing up in a tough neighborhood in West Harlem, Justice Joseph Zayas never considered a future in the justice system. Fast forward, and today he is Administrative Judge of the Queens County Supreme Court. In January, Zayas was appointed by Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman and Chief Administrative Judge Gail Prudenti as the Administrative Judge for […]

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What the Supreme Court’s decision on the Affordable Care Act means to Queens


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Last week, President Barack Obama’s landmark legislation to supply health care to most Americans was upheld by a 5-4 Supreme Court ruling, and soon many uninsured Queens residents will have access to doctors, hospitals and preventive medicine. The constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which was passed in 2010, had been questioned by lawmakers […]

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Reality Bites: Neponsit Brothers Blur Line Between Courtroom and Television Set With Queens Supreme


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  For the last year and a half, Daniel and Peter Thomas have spent a great deal of time immersed in the fictional world of "Queens Supreme," CBSs new series about a group of headstrong judges in the Queens County Courthouse. Occasionally, however, reality intrudes. Last Friday at Peters law office on Queens Boulevard in […]

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Queens’ Morning Roundup


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morning roundup

TODAY’S FORECAST: Tuesday: Cloudy early, then off and on rain showers for the afternoon. High around 65. Winds S at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 40%. Tuesday night: Becoming partly cloudy after some evening light rain. Low 47. Winds WNW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 70%.

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Queens’ Morning Roundup


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morning roundup

TODAY’S FORECAST: Thursday: Sunny to partly cloudy. High around 60. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph. Thursday night: Rain showers early becoming a steady light rain overnight. Low 41. Winds E at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60%.

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Queens’ Morning Roundup


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morning roundup

TODAY’S FORECAST Monday: Partly to mostly cloudy. High 39. Winds NW at 10 to 20 mph. Monday Night: A few clouds. Low 24. Winds NNW at 10 to 15 mph. EVENT OF THE DAY: Holiday Puppet Party Workshop Children become puppet makers and performers at the Holiday Puppet Party Workshop at the Museum of the Moving Image. In this […]

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Queens’ Morning Roundup


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morning roundup

TODAY’S FORECAST Monday: Mainly sunny to start, then a few afternoon clouds. High 28. Winds WNW at 10 to 20 mph. Monday night: A few passing clouds. Low 23. Winds NW at 5 to 10 mph. EVENT OF THE DAY: “Caught On Tape” “Caught On Tape” starts at 9:30 p.m. at The Creek and the Cave at 10-93 Jackson […]

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Five Queens men charged in alleged luxury car theft ring


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Queens District Attorney Richard Brow announced on Wednesday, December 11 the shutdown of a luxury automobile theft ring allegedly responsible for stealing 48 high-end vehicles, valued at close to $2.4 million, after an 18-month investigation.
As a result of the investigation, 18 people have been charged, including five people from Queens, said Brown.

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Queens couples tie the knot on 11/12/13


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THE COURIER/Photos by Cristabelle Tumola

Love was in the numbers for several Queens couples who chose the popular sequential wedding date of 11/12/13 to tie the knot. Jonathan Rosa, 24 and Dina Acevedo, 33, of Middle Village didn’t know Tuesday, November 12 was significant when they decided to get married on that day, but when they found out they were […]

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Spotlight on justice: Judge Jaime Rios, Associate Justice of the Appellate Term of the State Supreme Court


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JUDGE JAIME RIOS

Justice Jaime Rios knew he wanted to help others when he began teaching public school. And when he got the chance to go to law school, he got a bigger opportunity to make a change. Rios was born in the Bronx and moved to Queens when he was 18 years old. Although he wanted to […]

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Spotlight on justice: Judge John S. Lansden, Supervising Judge for the Queens County Housing Court


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SUPERVISING JUDGE JOHN LANSDEN

Coming from a family of lawyers, Judge John S. Lansden always knew he wanted to get into something related to law. “At the end of the day it’s the rule of law that makes civilization what it is,” said Lansden. “And I always appreciated that it’s not just as simple as reading a bunch of […]

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Queens’ Morning Roundup


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morning roundup

TODAY’S FORECAST Friday: Clear in the morning, then partly cloudy. High of 79. Winds from the NNW at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the SSE in the afternoon. Friday night: Partly cloudy. Low of 68. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the NW after midnight. EVENT OF THE DAY: “After Eternity” in […]

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