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Yesterday | NewsTarget.com

NYC paramedics stood by and did nothing while police choked man to death on the sidewalk

Four emergency medical workers who were called for a New York City man who died in policy custody after being placed in an apparent chokehold have been banned from responding to 911 calls for the time being, according to an announcement by the Fire Department of New York .

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Related Topix: Associated Press

Monday | SILive.com

Staten Island Buddhist Vihara temple to host Sri Lankan food celebration in Port Richmond

Richmond County plays home to one of the largest populations of Sri Lankans outside of Sri Lanka.

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Related Topix: Dining, Sri Lanka, World News, Asia, Staten-Island, NY, New York, NY

Monday | SILive.com

Inside Out: Joe Sciacca, former deputy boxing commissioner, turns 97 years young

It's difficult to fathom that longtime community leader Joseph R. Sciacca, the former deputy commissioner of the New York State Athletic Commission, boxing division, and former vice chairman of the Republican Party Committee - who's dined with presidents, distinguished sports legends and world-renowed celebrities - has turned 97 years young as of ... (more)

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Related Topix: Staten-Island, NY, New York, NY

Sat Jul 26, 2014

SILive.com

Thousands of New Yorkers attend Color Festival in St. George

Nearly 3,000 New Yorkers flooded the outfield of Richmond County Ballpark on Saturday to dance under clouds of pinks, greens and reds for the New York Color Festival, a Western version of the ancient Indian celebration called Holi.

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Related Topix: New York, Staten-Island, NY, New York, NY

Milwaukee Courier Online

Black Man Killed in a Chokehold by NYPD Officer

Rev. Al Sharpton was in the middle of his speech recounting how Eric Garner, 43, had been killed in a chokehold by NYPD officer when Garner's wife collapsed by his side on the stage of the National Action Network in Harlem on Saturday morning.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

SILive.com

Staten Island Pets: 'Kitten season' promotion and other adoption events this weekend

This is "kitten season" and shelters and rescue groups are overflowing with fabulous felines.

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Related Topix: Staten-Island, NY, New York, NY, Vaccinations, Health, Springville, NY

Wed Jul 23, 2014

SILive.com

Summer cool: Staten Island's Flagship Brewery to host its inaugural beer festival Sunday

Well, The Flagship Brewing Co.' s got the spirit by spontaneously declaring one for this Sunday.

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Related Topix: Staten-Island, NY, New York, NY, Beer, Drink

SILive.com

Enter the Staten Island Yankees Suite-Stakes for a chance to win ballpark tickets

Staten Island Yankees pitcher Dillon McNamara ptches against the Hudson Valley Renegades at Richmond County Bank Ballpark in St. George.

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Related Topix: Staten-Island, NY, New York, NY

Ditmas Park Corner

As Outrage Grows Over Eric Garner's Death, Questions Are Raised About Use Of Police Force

The death of a 43-year-old Staten Island man who died last Thursday after a police officer put him into a chokehold , and whose head officers seemed to slam into the sidewalk, has resonated with people across the city, with everyone from lawmakers to community advocates calling for change to a system being described as deeply flawed .

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Related Topix: North Yorkshire County, England, World News, East Riding of Yorkshire County, England, United Kingdom

Tue Jul 22, 2014

San Francisco Bay View

Eric Garner, father of 6, killed in chokehold by NYPD for selling untaxed cigarettes

"I can't breathe! I can't breathe!" gasped Eric Garner, 43, an asthmatic father of six, as NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo held him in a death grip.

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Related Topix: North Yorkshire County, England, World News, East Riding of Yorkshire County, England, United Kingdom, Harlem (New York, NY), Staten-Island, NY, New York, NY

SILive.com

Eric Garner death 'a modern-day lynching,' NAACP's Staten Island leader says

Calling it "a modern-day lynching," the president of the Staten Island branch of the NAACP said the death of Eric Garner has outraged people nationwide and has been a topic of speeches and discussions at the organization's convention in Las Vegas.

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Related Topix: Staten-Island, NY, New York, NY

News12.com

City Council's Black, Latino and Asian Caucus holds press conference...

Members of the City Council's Black, Latino and Asian Caucus held the news conference urging the NYPD, Richmond County Medical Center and the Staten Island District Attorney to conduct a full and swift investigation into the death of Eric Garner.

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Related Topix: Staten-Island, NY, New York, NY, The Bronx, NY

SILive.com

'EDM Color Wars,' 'Color Festival' & 'Run or Dye' to brighten borough

A trio of large-scale events are taking place over the next three weeks. Each of the events - "Color Festival," "EDM Color Wars" and "Run or Dye" - is unrelated but all have one star attraction: "Holi Powder."

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Related Topix: Staten-Island, NY, New York, NY, Music, Entertainment

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Graham Leader

'Modified duty' for medics after fatal NYC arrest

Four emergency workers involved in the medical response for a New York City man who died in police custody after being put in an apparent chokehold have been placed barred from responding to 911 calls, the Fire Department of New York said.

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Related Topix: Entertainment, Drama, Television

Carlsbad Current-Argus

200 pairs of panties stolen at east Georgia mall

Richmond County sheriff's officials say a thief stole the panties from Victoria's Secret in Augusta Mall shortly before noon Saturday.

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Sat Jul 19, 2014

The Orlando Sentinel

Staten Island man dies after put in apparent chokehold by NYPD

The New York Police Department is investigating the death of a Staten Island man during a scuffle with police officers in which he appeared to be held in a chokehold.

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Related Topix: North Yorkshire County, England, World News, East Riding of Yorkshire County, England, United Kingdom, Harlem (New York, NY)

SILive.com

Ex-Staten Island Yankees slugger Juan Camacho fell in love and stuck around

Juan and Marissa Camacho stopped by the Richmond County Bank Ballpark with four-month-old daughter Valentino and posed for a picture with Staten Island Yankees GM Jane Rogers.

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Related Topix: Staten-Island, NY, New York, NY

Fri Jul 18, 2014

Los Angeles Times

NYC man died after being put in chokehold by police, bystanders say

The death of a New York City man who appeared to be held in a chokehold by police officers during a scuffle has ignited a firestorm and led to an investigation into the incident.

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SILive.com

'The Newlywed Game' comes to a surprised England couple at baseball game

Stephen Taylor and Jackie Dodworth of England sit down on top of the Staten Island Yankees dugout for a short version of "The Newlywed Game'' with field host Elise Rooker.

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Related Topix: Staten-Island, NY, New York, NY, Buckinghamshire County, England, United Kingdom, Northamptonshire County, England, Bedfordshire County, England

Thu Jul 17, 2014

Switched

Janaya Thompson, 5, Found Dead In Vacant Mobile Home

Police in coastal Mississippi say the body of a missing 5-year-old girl has been found in a vacant mobile home, and her death is being investigated as a homicide.

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Related Topix: Niagara Falls, NY

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