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  • Suit alleges sex-and-booze-filled life at the Bronx DA’s office

    02/27/2018 5:39:53 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 14 replies
    The Bronx District Attorney’s Office is a hotbed of misconduct where prosecutors and other staffers neglect their work to shop, drink booze and have sex, according to a $15 million notice of claim filed Monday by a suspended employee who’s involved with an embattled NYPD cop. Crime analyst Crystal Rivera also claims that Bronx DA Darcel Clark opened a baseless probe of her boyfriend, Det. David Terrell, to “publicly vilify” him and cover up her office’s “incompetence and unethical practices.” Rivera’s wide-ranging allegations were made in a filing with the city Comptroller’s Office that’s required before suing the city. The...
  • Feds bust twin brothers from the Bronx for trying to build bombs

    02/16/2018 3:15:12 AM PST · by csvset · 13 replies
    NY POST ^ | 15 Feb 2018 | Shawn Cohen, Larry Celona, Caroll Alvarado and Chris Perez
    Cops have busted twin brothers from the Bronx for allegedly stockpiling explosive materials and crafting bombs inside their home — with help from high school students. Christian Toro, a former teacher at Harlem Prep, and his brother, Tyler Toro, were arrested by the FBI on Thursday as part of a joint investigation with the NYPD. The two 27-year-olds had been forging explosive devices inside their Pelham Parkway apartment since last October — using gunpowder from fireworks as the base for their bomb-making, according to the complaint. A search of the residence turned up a slew of dangerous chemicals, including 20...
  • Students send vulgar letters disputing Post story about ‘hellhole’ school

    01/14/2018 10:58:50 AM PST · by EinNYC · 27 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 13, 2018 | Post Staff Report
    With a teacher’s encouragement, seventh-graders in a social-studies class at JHS 80 used their city-issued laptops last week to e-mail letters to The Post to protest a report about their school that cited discipline problems, hazardous conditions, and administrators who try to cover up violent incidents.
  • Bronx State Sen. Jeffrey Klein Accused of Forcible Kissing by Former Staffer

    01/10/2018 6:11:05 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Wednesday, January 10, 2018 | KENNETH LOVETT
    former staffer has accused Bronx state Sen. Jeffrey Klein of forcibly kissing her — a charge the powerful pol vehemently denied. The woman, Erica Vladimer, told HuffPost that Klein, who heads a breakaway group of eight Senate Democrats, “shoved his tongue” down her throat outside an Albany bar on April 1, 2015 as lawmakers and staff celebrated completion of the state budget. “I pulled away and I said, ‘Senator, absolutely not,’” she told the website. “And he looked at me and said, with this stupid little grin on his face, ‘What? What?’ Like he was being coy, almost trying to...
  • At least 23 hurt in 7-alarm fire in the Bronx

    01/02/2018 11:04:02 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 1 replies
    cbs ^ | 01/02/2017
     Nearly two dozen people were hurt in an early morning seven-alarm fire in the Bronx. The fire is believed to have started around 5:30 a.m. Tuesday in a furniture store in a four-story building, CBS New York reports. The store is on the ground floor with apartments above. The FDNY said 22 civilians and one firefighter suffered injuries. Four injures were serious and potentially life-threatening.  More than 200 firefighters were battling the blaze, according to the FDNY. Flames and smoke could be seen pouring from the building.  Bitter cold was making the fight against the fire especially difficult. With temperatures in...
  • Soldier home for holidays died saving lives in Bronx inferno

    12/30/2017 4:06:04 AM PST · by McGruff · 21 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 29, 2017 | Joe Marino
    An Army solider died in the Bronx inferno Thursday night — while heroically rushing in and out of the apartment building to save several other lives, his grieving dad told The Post. “That’s his nature,” said Kwabena Mensah, 62, whose son Emmanuel died when the Belmont building went up in flames. “He was trying to help people out from the fire, and unfortunately he lost his life. He tried to do his best.
  • Soldier home for holidays died saving lives in Bronx inferno

    12/29/2017 7:41:35 PM PST · by confederatecarpetbag · 19 replies
    New York Post ^ | Dec. 29, 2017 | Joe Marino
    Emmanuel Mensah, 28, had been home from Army duty for the holiday after finishing basic training in Georgia, said the dad. He was scheduled to head next to Virginia and from there to battlefields unknown.
  • Soldier Visiting New York City Among 12 Killed In Bronx Blaze

    12/29/2017 4:20:51 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 2 replies
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A soldier visiting New York City who had been reported missing following a deadly fire in the Bronx was among the 12 people killed in the massive blaze, sources tell CBS2. As smoke engulfed the building on Prospect Avenue just before 7 p.m. Thursday, family after family desperately ran out, barefoot and freezing, to try and get to safety. “When I wake up, all I see is the flames going up, kids are on the fire escape,” said neighbor Rafael Gonzalez. “It was one apartment and then it escalated to two apartments. It just kept going...
  • Bronx Fire Started by Child Playing with Stove

    12/29/2017 8:08:22 AM PST · by Tazzo · 51 replies
    New York City Patch ^ | 29 December 2017 | Noah Manskar
    NEW YORK, NY — A child playing with a stove started a massive fire that killed a dozen people in the Bronx Thursday night, officials said Friday morning.
  • 12 dead, including baby, several others injured in massive fire at Bronx apartment building

    12/28/2017 7:17:58 PM PST · by Lonely Bull · 22 replies
    PIX 11 (WPIX) ^ | December 28, 2017 | Andrea Cavallier
    BELMONT, the Bronx — Twelve people are dead and several others injured as a massive fire ripped through an apartment building in the Bronx on a frigid night, Mayor Bill de Blasio said in a press conference on Thursday. About 170 firefighters responded to the blaze at the five-story, walk-up apartment building at 2363 Prospect Ave., near East 187th Street around 7 p.m. It quickly escalated to a 5-alarm fire.
  • Liberal NY Orthodox synagogue to stop announcing LGBT weddings after complaints

    12/13/2017 9:36:01 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    A flagship liberal Orthodox synagogue in New York will stop congratulating same-sex couples on their weddings following a complaint by the Orthodox Union. The Hebrew Institute of Riverdale in the Bronx will no longer announce the weddings of its LGBT members in its newsletters in accordance with a policy dictated by the OU, the largest association of Orthodox synagogues in the United States. The policy was set out this month in response to complaints from other member synagogues, which take a harder line on opposing same-sex marriage. Orthodox Jewish law, or halacha, prohibits same-sex marriage, and Orthodox rabbis are not...
  • Golden Krust CEO sued for stiffing workers out of thousands in wages before committing suicide

    12/03/2017 6:20:59 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 16 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | December 3, 2017 | Stephen Rex Brown and Reuven Blau
    The owner of the Golden Krust restaurant chain who committed suicide inside his Bronx factory was being sued by a former staffer for thousands in lost wages, court records show. Robert Wray, a former maintenance staffer, sued Lowell Hawthorne in Manhattan federal court, saying he was never paid for the overtime he worked during his 11-year tenure. Wray’s lawsuit contends more than 100 other Gold Krust staffers were similarly stiffed for overtime they worked, the 15-page complaint filed on March 8 says. The case —which seeks class action status — is pending.
  • ‘Golden Krust’ CEO kills himself in Bronx factory

    12/03/2017 3:10:22 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 58 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 2, 2017 | Tina Moore and Mackenzie Lowry
    Lowell Hawthorne, who emigrated to the US from Jamaica and founded a restaurant franchise chain with 120 locations in nine states, committed suicide Saturday night in his Bronx factory. Hawthorne, 57, the CEO of Golden Krust, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, law enforcement sources said.
  • NYPD officer accused of exposing himself to young girls in the Bronx

    10/24/2017 8:38:25 AM PDT · by ETL · 16 replies
    Eyewitness News (ABC News) ^ | October 17, 2017
    SCHUYLERVILLE, Bronx (WABC) -- An NYPD officer is under arrest in connection with an indecent exposure incident involving two young sisters in the Bronx. The incident happened just after 4 p.m. last Wednesday along East Tremont Avenue in Throgs Neck. Police say 43-year-old Officer Adam Fridson had just gotten off work when exposed himself to the two girls after pulling his vehicle up to them and asking directions to McDonald's. The girls, ages 12 and 7, were on their way to Bible study class at the time. He was wearing a black T-shirt with a white Jack Skellington logo from...
  • Hezbollah cell in America proves the need for a travel ban

    06/14/2017 7:17:02 PM PDT · by huldah1776 · 21 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | June 14, 2017 | Daniel Horowitz
    Hezbollah is a greater and more longstanding foundational threat to our homeland than ISIS. This was brought to the forefront last week when two Hezbollah operatives were arrested on charges of surveilling targets for the Iranian-backed terror group on our own soil. They were also naturalized citizens who were admitted from Lebanon as immigrants years ago. Sadly, this story received very little media coverage. President Trump would be wise to give a televised address making the case for his immigration moratorium and travel ban by using this case as a perfect case study for the need for smarter vetting and...
  • Bronx mom vows revenge as daughter, 11, recovers from horrific burns caused by prank gone wrong

    08/11/2017 12:13:47 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 77 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | August 10, 2017 | Adam Shrier, Catherina Gioio, and Larry McShane
    A schoolgirl prank gone gruesomely wrong left an 11-year-old Bronx girl hospitalized with severe facial burns — and her rage-filled mom bent on revenge. Relatives of hospitalized Jamoneisha Merritt called Thursday for arrests in the scalding of the girl at her friend’s Bronx apartment. The victim’s mother Ebony Merritt appeared outside the home of Shernett Panton and her 12-year-old daughter Aniya Grant Stuart, spewing obscenities and threats. “I’m going to cut your face, you f---ing b---h!” Merritt screamed at Panton. “I’m going to burn your f---ing house down! You let this happen to my daughter!”
  • NYPD Officer Shot In Bronx Has Died In Hospital

    07/05/2017 2:44:38 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 52 replies
    CBS New York ^ | July 5, 2017
    Police say an NYPD officer who was shot in the Bronx has died of her injuries. She’s been identified as Miosotis Familia, a 12-year veteran of the force. The NYPD said the officer was shot while in a patrol vehicle with her partner in the Bronx early Wednesday.
  • Disgruntled Bronx hospital gunman thought he was the real victim

    07/02/2017 8:36:13 AM PDT · by Redmen4ever · 18 replies
    New York Posk ^ | 7/1/17 | Larry Celona and Laura Italiano
    To his dying breath, Dr. Henry Bello saw himself as the one true victim …
  • Doctor armed with assault rifle kills 1, injures 6 at New York City hospital, police sources say

    07/01/2017 11:23:40 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 38 replies
    Yahoo Biased News, Good Morning Amerika ^ | July 1, 2017 | AARON KATERSKY, MIKE LEVINE, TARA FOWLER and MICHAEL HAYDEN Deflection Team
    A doctor who apparently harbored a longstanding grudge opened fire with an assault rifle at the New York City hospital where he used to work Friday, killing one and injuring several others before taking his own life, according to police sources. In the wake of what New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio called a "horrific" instance of what appeared to be workplace violence just before 3 p.m., the suspect, Dr. Henry Bello, who hid the AR-15 under his white lab coat, tried to set himself on fire and then shot himself in the head at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center, the...
  • Hospital gunman ‘promised to come back’ and shoot former co-worker

    07/01/2017 5:29:16 AM PDT · by ETL · 59 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 1, 2017 | By Larry Celona, Shawn Cohen and Joe Tacopino
    Henry Bello, 45 — who resigned amid a sexual-harassment scandal — fatally shot a physician and wounded six other people with an assault rifle before killing himself, officials said. “When he left he promised to come back and shoot one of the residents,” Dr. Maureen Kwankam told The Post about Bello.“He said the resident will never graduate and become a doctor because he will kill him before he has the opportunity.”Before he was canned, the deranged doc had threatened to harm at least four other people working at the hospital, Kwankam said.He also called the resident once on the phone...