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  • Bronx neighborhood shocked by graffiti on 9/11 mural

    05/27/2008 1:53:34 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 18 replies · 162+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | May 27 2008 | DORIAN BLOCK
    Over several nights this month, a graffiti vandal stared into the face of Firefighter Peter Bielfeld, who lost his life rushing into the World Trade Center - and coldly spray-painted right over it. Now the Olinville community where Bielfeld lived, the South Bronx community where he worked and Bielfeld's family are raging, and out to punish whoever defaced the memorial wall mural of Bielfeld. "It's ridiculous. It is very personal," said Bielfeld's father, Ernest, 73, who held memorial services at the mural in memory of his son on Olinville Ave., before his son's remains were found. "It's such an emotional...
  • In Bronx School, Culture Shock, Then Revival

    02/08/2008 1:04:35 PM PST · by Alouette · 24 replies · 100+ views
    NY Times ^ | Feb. 8, 2008 | Elissa Gootman
    Junior High School 22, in the South Bronx, had run through six principals in just over two years when Shimon Waronker was named the seventh. On his first visit, in October 2004, he found a police officer arresting a student and calling for backup to handle the swelling crowd. Students roamed the hallways with abandon; in one class of 30, only 5 students had bothered to show up. “It was chaos,” Mr. Waronker recalled. “I was like, this can’t be real.” Teachers, parents and students at the school, which is mostly Hispanic and black, were equally taken aback by the...
  • Mayor Bloomberg And Comptroller Thompson Announce New RFP For Golf Course

    01/21/2008 4:14:21 PM PST · by mdittmar · 19 replies · 430+ views
    New York City Department of Parks & Recreation ^ | January 11, 2008 | Mayor Bloomberg And Comptroller Thompson
    Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and City Comptroller William C. Thompson, Jr. today announced that the City has released a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the design and management of construction services of a golf course at Ferry Point Park in the Bronx. The golf course, to be a world-class 18-hole links-style layout for use as a public course, will be built as a City-funded capital project. Once a designer has been selected and construction work is underway, the City will release a separate RFP for an operator to run the course as a concession. If an acceptable proposal is selected,...
  • Hero cops save 12 from fire in 2 Bronx homes

    10/29/2007 3:12:38 AM PDT · by Stoat · 11 replies · 507+ views
    The New York Daily News ^ | October 29, 2007 | PETER KADUSHIN, TINA MOORE and ETHAN ROUEN
    Hero cops save 12 from fire in 2 Bronx homes BY PETER KADUSHIN, TINA MOORE and ETHAN ROUEN DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITERSMonday, October 29th 2007, 4:00 AM Police Officers Christopher Scott (left) and Michael Welsh from the 12th Precinct As fiery debris rained down on them, two city cops rushed through a pair of Bronx homes engulfed in flames Sunday and helped rescue 12 people, including two infants.Officers Michael Welsh and Christopher Scott kicked down doors and screamed to wake people as the blaze devoured 374 Bronx Park Ave. in West Farms. After they emerged from the inferno, they...
  • Michelle Malkin: Profile foreign donors

    10/27/2007 12:07:07 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 7 replies · 145+ views
    Washington Times ^ | October 27, 2007 | Michelle Malkin
    Asian-American groups don't like the increased public scrutiny that Hillary Clinton's mysterious Chinese dishwasher donors are getting. To which I say, in words that should be universally understood: Boo-hoo. In the wake of eye-opening investigations by the New York Post and Los Angeles Times of more dubious foreign funny money flowing into Hillary's coffers, ethnic grievance organizations are stepping forward to condemn these stories as examples of "negligent journalism." Yep. The newspapers are guilty of "negligence" because they actually broke news instead of covering it up. Both papers uncovered dishwashers, cooks and other suspect Hillary campaign contributors in New York's...
  • NYPD: Officer Shoots Armed Man In Bronx

    09/22/2007 10:18:27 AM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 5 replies · 138+ views
    WCBSTV.COM ^ | 22 SEPTEMBER 2007 | AP
    (AP) NEW YORK -- An officer shot a man who ran after he was spotted carrying a gun, marking the city's second police shooting in two days, police said. The latest shooting came after plainclothes officers noticed the 19-year-old man and his gun early Saturday in the South Bronx, according to police. After a short chase, one of the officers fired at him. Witness Veronica Corchado told WCBS-TV she saw two officers run after the man and later heard two shots. Police said the man was hit once in the leg and was in stable condition at a local hospital....
  • One life claimed in series of Bronx beatings - Police say the incidents may be gang related

    06/27/2007 9:59:44 PM PDT · by neverdem · 5 replies · 451+ views
    Eyewitness News ^ | June 26, 2007 | NA
    A series of gang assaults in a one-block area of the Kingsbridge Heights section of the Bronx claimed one life, and police are trying to determine if they are part of a pattern. The beatings apparently intensified over the weekend, when police say four young men were attacked by a large group of suspects on Friday and Saturday nights. Police say on Friday night, two young men in their 20s were surrounded and assaulted by a group of males, as many as 10, in separate but similar incidents. The first victim was attacked at the intersection of East Kingsbridge Road...
  • Fla. doctor convicted in terror case

    05/21/2007 4:17:04 PM PDT · by TexKat · 66 replies · 1,854+ views
    AP ^ | 5/21/07 | LARRY NEUMEISTER
    NEW YORK --A Florida doctor was convicted Monday of providing material support to terrorists by agreeing to treat injured al-Qaida fighters so they could return to Iraq to battle Americans. Dr. Rafiq Abdus Sabir, 52, was convicted in federal court in Manhattan after a three-week trial that featured testimony by him and Ali Soufan, an FBI agent who posed as an al-Qaida recruiter in a sting operation that led to four arrests. When the verdict was read, Sabir looked straight ahead. Later, as he was escorted from the courtroom, he waved to supporters, who said, "Stay strong." His lawyer, Ed...
  • Tapes Capture Bold Claims of Bronx Man in Terror Plot

    05/09/2007 1:02:27 AM PDT · by neverdem · 8 replies · 1,242+ views
    NY Times ^ | May 8, 2007 | ALAN FEUER
    “You really want to learn how to rip somebody’s throat out?” Tarik Shah asked the man he thought was a terrorist. It was March 2004, and Mr. Shah did not know that the man was recording... --snip-- They begin in fall 2003 as Saeed and Mr. Shah get to know each other over music and musings on Islam in which Mr. Shah starts to display an animosity toward the West. He speaks bitterly of paying “taxes to infidels.” He says the United States destroyed the “only Islamic government of Afghanistan.” He claims that Westerners “have been killing Muslims on a...
  • A Study Links Trucks’ Exhaust to Bronx Schoolchildren’s Asthma

    10/29/2006 10:30:53 PM PST · by neverdem · 6 replies · 502+ views
    NY Times ^ | October 29, 2006 | MANNY FERNANDEZ
    In New York City, air pollution levels have typically been monitored by inanimate objects, at more than a dozen locations around town. But in the South Bronx, from 2002 to 2005, air pollution monitors went mobile. They went to the playground, to the gritty sidewalks, even to the movies. A group of schoolchildren carried the monitors everywhere they went. The instruments, attached to the backpacks of children with asthma, allowed researchers at New York University to measure the pollution the children were exposed to, morning to night. The South Bronx is home to miles of expressways, more than a dozen...
  • One Solution to Middle East Problems

    07/27/2006 8:35:19 PM PDT · by MBombardier · 30 replies · 1,612+ views
    I once witnessed a bar fight in downtown Olongapo (Philippines) that still haunts my dreams. The fight was between a big oafish Marine and a rather soft-spoken, medium sized Latino sailor from my ship. All evening the Marine had been trying to pick a fight with one of us and had finally set his sights on this diminutive shipmate of mine... figuring him for a safe target. When my friend refused to be goaded into a fight the Marine sucker punched him from behind on the side of the head so hard that blood instantly started to pour from this...
  • New York Archdiocese Sets Biggest Closing in Its 150 Years

    03/29/2006 6:04:17 AM PST · by NYer · 56 replies · 842+ views
    NYT ^ | March 29, 2006 | Michael Luo
    The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York announced plans yesterday for the most sweeping reorganization in its history of more than 150 years, recommending the closing of 31 parishes and 14 schools throughout the metropolitan region.At the same time, the archdiocese recommended creating five new parishes in Staten Island, Orange County and Dutchess County and constructing several new church buildings, mostly in northern Westchester County, Rockland County and Dutchess County, where many Catholics who have left the city have relocated.The closings would hit the archdiocese the hardest in its southern parts — the Bronx, Staten Island, Manhattan, Yonkers and central...
  • Bronx Zoo to eventually phase out elephant exhibit

    02/08/2006 8:28:54 AM PST · by presidio9 · 10 replies · 397+ views
    Associated Press | ULA ILNYTZKY
    Maxine, Patty and Happy are in their mid-30s and likely to live a very long time. But someday, their deaths will precipitate the end of their habitat - the elephant exhibit at the Bronx Zoo. The three female Asian pachyderms are in good health, but the zoo will not replace them after they die, said Steve Sanderson, president of the Wildlife Conservation Society, which runs the Bronx Zoo. Once the Bronx Zoo closes its elephant exhibit - whenever that may be - New York City will be left with no pachyderm exhibits. The elephant exhibits at the Central Park and...
  • AIR AMERICA: THE SAGA CONTINUES (Al Franken Makes Outlandish Salary Demands)

    01/25/2006 1:50:20 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 82 replies · 5,878+ views
    Michelle Malkin ^ | January 25, 2006 | Michelle Malkin
    Last year, I was privileged to work with Brian Maloney of The Radio Equalizer on an ongoing blog investigative series about beleaguered Air America radio's finances. Brian has continued to dig and dig deep on the story. He has a new report here and will discuss it tonight on The O'Reilly Factor. Brian asks: "Did Al Franken's outrageous salary demands hamper Air America's ability to repay the Gloria Wise Boys & Girls Club in 2005?" Excerpt: During the same mid-to-late 2004 period when Air America parent Piquant LLC was quietly considering how to resolve the still-undisclosed scandal, Franken was demanding...
  • Bad Blood - Diabetes and Its Awful Toll Quietly Emerge as a Crisis [amazing & scary statistics]

    01/09/2006 9:18:45 AM PST · by 68skylark · 271 replies · 4,407+ views
    New York Times ^ | January 9, 2006 | N. R. KLEINFIELD
    Begin on the sixth floor, third room from the end, swathed in fluorescence: a 60-year-old woman was having two toes sawed off. One floor up, corner room: a middle-aged man sprawled, recuperating from a kidney transplant. Next door: nerve damage. Eighth floor, first room to the left: stroke. Two doors down: more toes being removed. Next room: a flawed heart. As always, the beds at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx were filled with a universe of afflictions. In truth, these assorted burdens were all the work of a single illness: diabetes. Room after room, floor after floor, diabetes. On...
  • Rush Limbaugh: Lib Journalists Can't Afford to Live in New York

    12/22/2005 5:36:35 PM PST · by wagglebee · 74 replies · 3,421+ views ^ | 12/22/05 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: I'm going to mention this again today. It's from It's by Daniel Gross, and it's just... Well, it speaks for itself. It may also explain why journalists are so mean and nasty and jealous and vengeful is because they have no money. (clearing throat) Daniel Gross,, Tuesday December 20th, actually, this ran. "The New York real-estate boom is claiming a different kind of casualty, according to an article in Sunday's New York Times. Keying off a new report issued by the Center for an Urban Future, Jennifer Steinhauer noted that, thanks to high housing prices, many...
  • Gun Ring Blown Away

    12/16/2005 12:01:01 PM PST · by neverdem · 29 replies · 938+ views
    NY Post ^ | December 16, 2005 | ERIKA MARTINEZ and TODD VENEZIA
    Cops and federal agents scored a victory in the war against illegal guns yesterday, when they took down a Co-op City firearm and drug ring responsible for flooding the borough with weapons, authorities announced yesterday. The 11-month Operation Double Trouble dragnet led to the arrest of 16 thugs — many of whom are members of the notorious Bloods street gang — and prompted the seizure of some 50 weapons, which the gangsters planned to sell on the streets, authorities said. The pistol peddlers were also involved in the crack cocaine trade — but supplemented their income by buying guns from...
  • Three NJ Businessmen Held In Killings

    11/08/2005 8:17:24 AM PST · by Calpernia · 26 replies · 1,179+ views
    1010 WINS ^ | Nov 8, 2005 6:36 am US/Eastern
    PATERSON, N.J. Three businessmen from Bergen County are facing murder charges in what authorities say was a case of violent street justice. Prosecutors say the three allegedly caught two men trying to steal items from trucks belonging to their businesses in the Bronx on the night of May 30th. The would-be thieves were shot and their bodies set afire. One was dumped on a street in the Bronx, the other in an industrial area of Clifton. Arrested Friday and charged with murder are 33-year-old Dashnor ``Jack'' Lita and his brother, 29-year-old Gezium ``Jimmy'' Lita, both of Park Ridge, and 30-year-old...

    09/21/2005 5:54:03 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 36 replies · 1,951+ views
    NY Post ^ | 9-21-05 | TOM TOPOUSIS
    September 21, 2005 -- The embattled Gloria Wise Boys & Girls Club in The Bronx — under investigation for taking $875,000 from programs for kids to help fund the start-up of Air America radio — was booted yesterday from the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. The national board of the Boys & Girls Clubs voted to yank Gloria Wise's charter, barring them from using the much-heralded organization's symbols and fund-raising clout because of a breach of ethical standards and failing to file audits. Evan McElroy, a spokesman for the national organization, said officers at Gloria Wise had ignored repeated...
  • 5 slain overnight in Bronx, Brooklyn

    08/23/2005 10:46:03 AM PDT · by kiriath_jearim · 22 replies · 821+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 8/22/05 | ALISON GENDAR, BILL EGBERT and TONY SCLAFANI
    5 slain overnight in Bronx, Brooklyn BY ALISON GENDAR, BILL EGBERT and TONY SCLAFANI DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITERS Three men were slain in Brooklyn and two in the Bronx over a bloody 10-hour span from about 8 p.m. Saturday to 6 a.m. yesterday that also saw cops shoot a gun-wielding thug in Brooklyn. Just after 1 a.m. yesterday in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Ulysses Watkins, 19, was chasing a man while firing his 9-mm. pistol when the pair ran into cops at the Marcy Houses, sources said. Housing Officers John Siraco, Brian Quill and Darren Santiago ordered Watkins to drop his weapon, sources...
  • Persistence Pays Off; What We Can Learn From St. Louis

    08/04/2005 8:16:08 AM PDT · by chuckpez · 381+ views
    The Radio Equalizer- Brian Maloney ^ | August 4th, 2005 | Brian Maloney
    What's next for Air America's programming and personalities, after a week of blogospheric pummeling and self-destructive corporate behavior? Many have asked that question in recent days, wondering if Franken & Co. could actually face real consequences. Not just legally, but in terms of public image, as they take self-inflicted beating after beating. A fresh example of success from St. Louis, however, proves Air America's real fate may be in your hands.
  • Transcript of Michelle Malkin on Hugh Hewitt's show discussing the Air America scandal

    08/03/2005 3:12:22 AM PDT · by ajolympian2004 · 7 replies · 506+ views
    Radioblogger (Hugh's producer) ^ | Tuesday August 2nd, 2005 | Generalissimo Duane
    Tuesday, August 2 Michelle Malkin and Hugh Hewitt pulling Air Ameriscam threadsOnce again doing the job of mainstream media, these two biggies of the blogosphere, Michelle Malkin and Hugh Hewitt, spent a couple of segments earlier this afternoon comparing notes on the Gloria Wise/Air America scandal, which appears to have the liberal radio network getting their startup financing literally out of the hands of a boys and girls club in the Bronx. Here's the interview:HH: Michelle, welcome back to the Hugh Hewitt show.MM: Thanks for having me back, Hugh, and thanks for helping force this story into the mainstream....
  • The Everchanging Story; Air America Digs Deeper Hole, What's Next

    08/01/2005 10:19:18 AM PDT · by chuckpez · 4 replies · 363+ views
    The Radio Equalizer- Brian Maloney ^ | August 1st, 2005 | Brian Maloney
    What happens when you place Air America's recent statements side-by-side? Answer: the inconsistencies speak for themselves.
  • Readers Create Scandal Logos; Readers Come Through

    07/31/2005 11:46:26 PM PDT · by chuckpez · 1 replies · 238+ views
    The Radio Equalizer- Brian Maloney ^ | August 1st, 2005 | Brian Maloney
    Wow, it didn't take long for a number of "Air America Scandal" logos to arrive. Thanks for your submissions! Who knew we had such creative readers? Here are several:

    07/30/2005 11:03:37 AM PDT · by kristinn · 17 replies · 1,154+ views
    Newsmax ^ | Saturday, July, 30, 2005 | Carl Limbacher
    After first denying a relationship, the liberal radio network Air America has finally owned up to its ties to a New York City program for poor kids that was so badly mismanaged that the city withdrew funding last month. But has learned that a key part of that program, Camp Air America, is still soliciting funds on the Internet, despite the radio network's announcement that it was severing all ties to the camp's parent organization, the Gloria Wise Boys and Girls Club. In June, city investigators found that Gloria Wise officials "approved significant inappropriate transactions and falsified documents that...
  • Air America: MSM Doesn't Follow The Money

    07/30/2005 7:25:10 AM PDT · by Valin · 41 replies · 2,333+ views
    Hugh ^ | 7/30/05 | Various
    Air America: MSM Doesn't Follow The Money July 30, 2005 06:29 AM EST Flap's got a great round-up of links for the beginner to the story, which means all MSM reporters. Wizbang looks at the Drobnys. Macho Nachos talks to lawyers. Thus far only the New York Dail News has run any news story on the debacle. We know every twist and turn in Rush Limbaugh's medical history, but no one in MSM has the time to follow the Air America money, even when bloggers have laid out the roadmap?
  • BAD 'AIR' DAY (Air America Charity Funding Scandal)

    07/30/2005 4:24:51 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 21 replies · 1,769+ views
    NY Post ^ | 7/30/05 | JOHN MAINELLI and DAVID SEIFMAN
    July 30, 2005 -- It's the kind of outrageous story that would raise the hackles of talk-show host Al Franken: A government-funded agency serving the needy lends nearly $500,000 to a shaky political radio network and is never repaid. Except it involves Franken's own Air America. The network issued a statement yesterday admitting its connection to The Bronx's Gloria Wise Boys & Girls Clubs, which lost nearly $10 million in city contracts last month after investigators uncovered "significant inappropriate transaction and falsified documents." One irregularity, first reported by Michael Horowitz in The City News, a Bronx-based publication, was the $480,000...
  • Scandal Heats Up; Is Air America Answering Questions, Or Creating More?

    07/28/2005 11:34:34 PM PDT · by chuckpez · 2 replies · 351+ views
    The Radio Equalizer- Brian Maloney ^ | July 29th, 2005 | Brian Maloney
    So far, in seeking to determine whether Air America benefited from taxpayer money meant for a community youth center, we've accomplished two things: sending the blogosphere into action mode and compelling the company to respond to the developing firestorm. Early Friday morning, I was made aware of a new, second press statement on the Gloria Wise Boys and Girls Club scandal. A number of emails and blog comments quickly followed, leading me to wonder if there was some kind of organized effort to turn the tables.
  • Robin Hood and Air America - ($480K transferred from public funds to Franken's Air America!)

    07/28/2005 9:49:40 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 123 replies · 3,338+ views
    WASHINGTON TIMES.COM ^ | JULY 29, 2005 | Editor
    Did Al Franken's liberal radio network Air America divert city money for the elderly and inner-city children to itself? That's the question people should be asking this week after the revelation that the New York Department of Investigation is looking into whether hundreds of thousands of dollars were illegally transferred from a Bronx community center to Air America. Only a community paper and a few Internet bloggers seem interested in what could be an egregious case of illegal funneling of tax dollars to a private, partisan organization. In late June, city officials designated the Gloria Wise Boys and Girls Club,...
  • What's Next? Holding Air America Accountable For Funding Scandal

    07/28/2005 10:28:10 AM PDT · by chuckpez · 1 replies · 302+ views
    The Radio Equalizer- Brian Maloney ^ | July 28th, 2005 | Brian Maloney
    Now that Air America's sleazy funding scandal has received more attention, how can we continue to demand full accountability from the firm? Here's where things stand: --- Since the company isn't denying it received at least $480,000 in taxpayer funds meant for a Bronx community center, why doesn't it feel the need to repay the money, simply because of a network ownership change? If any of the money was repaid, why won't they tell us? Some radio talk hosts have begun on-air campaigns to demand it be returned.
  • Yankees Unveil Plans for $800 Million Park

    06/15/2005 10:14:56 PM PDT · by GAGOPSWEEPTOVICTORY · 22 replies · 1,717+ views
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 06/15/2005 | Ronald Blum
    NEW YORK - Babe Ruth got a short right-field porch in the original Yankee Stadium. Alex Rodriguez won't be getting similar assistance in New York's new $800 million ballpark. "A-Rod doesn't need any help," Yankees owner George Steinbrenner said Wednesday as the team unveiled plans for the ballpark it hopes to move into in 2009. Flanked by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and New York Gov. George Pataki, Steinbrenner did not make a formal statement but responded to questions. Since he bought the team in 1973, the Yankees had examined several ballpark alternatives, including a move to New Jersey...

    05/20/2005 3:44:46 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 74 replies · 2,960+ views
    NY Post ^ | 5-20-05 | Larry Celona and Thomas Liddy
    May 20, 2005 -- A driver's head was torn off by a roadway support column in The Bronx yesterday as he leaned out of his minivan's window to see if he could fit between the post and a truck, police said. The man, not immediately identified, was driving east on East 167th Street at about noon when he tried to squeeze past a Department of Transportation truck at a construction site at the end of an underpass below the Grand Concourse. Police had spotted the minivan going at a high rate of speed after it hit four parked cars before...
  • Cage the monsters

    04/15/2005 12:42:37 PM PDT · by TheMole · 12 replies · 867+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | Thursday, April 14th, 2005 | Stanley Crouch
    Cage the monsters Thursday, April 14th, 2005 Once again, with the same savage thrust that it always has, youth gang violence has erupted in murder and assault. On a Bronx subway platform, a 17-year-old student from DeWitt Clinton High School was murdered by a group of knuckleheads. That much is clear: the boy is dead; the murderers were knuckleheads. At this point, however, we cannot so easily assume that these young men, who used machetes to express their barbaric limitations, are the victims of poverty, single-parent households, drink and drugs. All of those things might be in there somewhere, but...
  • Man Spared Death Penalty In Torture Murders

    04/15/2005 5:21:14 AM PDT · by Calpernia · 8 replies · 623+ views
    1010 WINS ^ | Apr 15, 2005 7:38 am US/Eastern | 1010 WINS
    TOMS RIVER, N.J. Jurors in Ocean County have spared the life of a Bronx man who was found guilty of torturing and killing a mother and her son during a robbery in Barnegat. Dwayne Gillispie will be sentenced to life in prison without parole. Jurors were divided on the death penalty for one of the deaths and agreed the 23-year-old should not be executed for the other. Christine Staton and her 25-year-old son were killed in 2000. Prosecutors presented witnesses at the trial who described a plot in which Gillispie, his uncle and a third man set up a gun...
  • From Kadim to the Bronx: Jewish Settlers Dream of New Life in US

    04/03/2005 9:05:45 PM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 12 replies · 503+ views
    AFP ^ | Sun Apr 3
    "Israel is finished! Long live America!" Set to be evacuated from the tiny Jewish outpost of Kadim in the northern West Bank, Motti Elgarissi has only one dream: to emigrate. "I can't go on any longer. (Prime Minister) Ariel Sharon wants to uproot us? Very well then, I can't stand this country any longer," said Elgarissi. The postage-stamp sized, putrid-smelling Kadim with its overgrown grass and decrepit alleys is perched above the Palestinian city of Jenin, itself a veritable bastion of resistance to the Israeli occupation. Now in his 50s, Elgarissi earns a living by operating a mobile restaurant out...
  • To Whom It May Infuriate

    01/27/2005 3:03:34 AM PST · by Pharmboy · 8 replies · 658+ views
    NY Times ^ | January 27, 2005 | ALAN FEUER
    Ozier Muhammad/The New York Times Andrew Wolf, editor and publisher of The Riverdale Review, concedes that people read name-calling letters, but he says he's growing weary. In the great combustion engine of democracy, the letter to the editor is probably the smallest working part. There is the vote, which sparks the pistons, and the campaign contribution, which greases sticky gears. Then there is the letter to the editor, which acts much like a valve. It allows a citizen to pour out powerful emotions - and, often, to vent spleen. If this is so, then democracy in the Riverdale section...
  • Yanks go to bat for injured G.I.

    12/31/2004 7:24:05 PM PST · by SandRat · 29 replies · 1,043+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 12/31/04 | DEBORAH KOLBEN
    Sometimes piling on works both ways. After losing an arm in Iraq, Orange County soldier Robert Loria came home - only to be slapped with a $6,000 bill for a lost helmet and sleeping bag and travel expenses to and from the hospital. To make matters worse, the Army took the money out of Loria's bank account - leaving him stranded in Fort Hood, Tex. Yesterday, Loria's fortunes turned 180 degrees. At a special ceremony at the Department of Veterans Affairs Museum on W. Houston St. in Manhattan, the New York Yankees gave the Bronx Bombers fan a check for...
  • 9/11 firefighter dies in Iraq

    12/01/2004 8:06:45 AM PST · by txradioguy · 32 replies · 3,839+ views ^ | 01 Dec. 2004 | Staff Writer
    New York - A New York City firefighter who had responded to the World Trade Centre attack was killed in Iraq while serving with the Army National Guard, city officials said. Sergeant Christian P Engeldrum, 39, is the first New York firefighter to die in Iraq since the US-led war began, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said. Engeldrum was killed on Monday when his vehicle came under attack outside Baghdad. "I join all New Yorkers in mourning his loss and pray that his family finds comfort in the innumerable ways he touched so many lives," Bloomberg said in a statement. Another New...
  • NYC Priest clobbered--2nd outrage! Beaten as he helps woman

    07/26/2004 5:20:49 PM PDT · by Coleus · 17 replies · 1,244+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 07.26.04
    Priest clobbered 2nd outrage! Beaten as he helps woman The Rev. Francis Gargani gestures toward back, where he was hit by thug with table leg when he went to parishioner's aid. A gentle priest bravely confronted a raving ex-con on the steps of a South Bronx church, sacrificing his own safety to protect an elderly woman. The Rev. Francis Gargani's heroics left him beaten and bruised on the stone steps outside the Church of the Immaculate Conception. But his daring action gave the parishioner just enough time to elude the wild-eyed thug, who was threatening to pummel her with...
  • Iran cat survives crate adventure

    11/22/2003 1:48:17 AM PST · by F14 Pilot · 12 replies · 171+ views
    Daily News ^ | November 22, 2003 | DEREK ROSE
    A cat in a vat? Yup, you read that right. A black cat was found in a vat aboard a ship - apparently surviving a 45-day odyssey that took it from Iran to the Bronx. Anand Rangasawmy first spotted the kitty as he was unloading bales of Persian rugs from the container at 32nd St. and Park Ave. South on Thursday for delivery to Kashan Trading. "You're not going to believe this!" Rangasawmy said to Reza Moghadam, the son of the owner, who was helping unload the rugs. "It was just like in the middle of the container, sitting on...
  • Pistol packing senior chases off mugger, gets charged for unlicensed gun

    11/06/2003 5:50:21 AM PST · by joesnuffy · 22 replies · 225+ views
    7Online ^ | November 5, '03 | Marcus Solis
    Pistol-packing Senior Chases Off Mugger, Gets Charged for Unlicensed Gun By Marcus Solis (Bronx-WABC, November 5, 2003) — A mugger in the Bronx got quite a surprise when the 80-year-old man he attacked in an elevator pulled out a .38 caliber handgun. There was a struggle, a shot was fired, and now the elderly victim is being criminally charged. Marcus Solis is in the Mott Haven section of the Bronx where he talked with the man. Lester Campbell says the gun belonged to his mother, and that it was passed onto him when she died. And he said he would...
  • High Wind Advisory for the Bronx Wednesday (Home Run Circus?)

    10/14/2003 1:12:50 PM PDT · by John H K · 4 replies · 182+ views
    National Weather Service ^ | October 14, 2003
  • Bloody murder on No. 2 train

    09/26/2003 11:43:42 AM PDT · by jjm2111 · 282 replies · 376+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | September 26, 2003 | By SONI SANGHA, RICHARD WEIR and DAVE GOLDINER
    A hardworking Mexican immigrant was stabbed to death and his brother was critically wounded early yesterday when they were set upon by a gang of thugs on a Manhattan No. 2 train, police said. Four toughs punched Jesus Perea, then pulled knives on him and his younger brother as they rode with two other passengers through Harlem on their way to work as overnight janitors at Planet Hollywood. "Hermano! Hermano!" - "Brother! Brother!" Jesus Perea, 28, cried desperately after he fell with a stab wound that punctured his heart. The thugs - one of whom wielded a gun - also...
  • MSNBC Moving Ahead With Shock Jock Show

    03/05/2003 9:16:16 PM PST · by ConservativeMan55 · 36 replies · 303+ views
    MSNBC Moving Ahead With Shock Jock Show By DAVID BAUDER The Associated Press Wednesday, March 5, 2003; 4:57 PM Before it even debuts this weekend, talk-radio star Michael Savage's new MSNBC show has attracted more attention than anything else the struggling news network has on the air. Advocacy groups, led by the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, have launched a letter-writing campaign to keep Savage off the air. The syndicated radio personality fought back by calling his critics "stinking rats who hide in the sewers." His show, "The Savage Nation," will air at 5 p.m. EST on Saturday despite...