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  1. Mayor, borough president talk snow during impromptu meeting on Staten Island TuesdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 27 | SILive.com

    Making his rounds throughout the city to see how people were faring in the snow, Mayor Bill de Blasio make an impromptu stop at a Staten Island diner Tuesday morning to catch up with Borough President James Oddo. De Blasio had spent the morning in different parts of the city, including Bayside and Howard Beach in Queens and parts of Staten Island.

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  2. Bank robbery, spurred by panic over rent, was 'just an act of desperation by a knucklehead,' NYPD source saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 26 | SILive.com

    He had lost his job at Applebee's, and his girlfriend's parents wanted him to pay his rent, so he did the only thing he thought he could -- he robbed a bank, authorities said. The Tottenville man accused of robbing the TD Bank branch at 929 Huguenot Ave. on Jan. 16 said a "hellacious panic attack", followed by an "out-of-body experience," spurred him to commit the crime, a law enforcement source said.

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  3. Michael Farkas sworn in as president of the Kings County Criminal BarRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 23 | The Brooklyn Daily Eagle

    The Kings County Criminal Bar Association held its annual election to induct Michael Farkas as its new president Thursday night. The meeting, which also featured a program for Continuing Legal Education credits, took place at the Brooklyn Bar Association headquarters at 123 Remsen St. Michael Farkas brings a second generation of leadership to the Brooklyn Bar, being the son of a former KCCBA President George Farkas.

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  4. Kiwanis raises over $2,000 for Lyme diseaseRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 14 | Jackson Heights News

    Kiwanis members representing three boroughs and upstate New York traveled to Maspeth last week to raise money to support children struggling with pediatric Lyme disease. Lieutenant Governor of Kiwanis Queens West Division J.P. Di Troia hosted members from the Forest Hills, Middle Village, Maspeth, Glendale, Howard Beach, Richmond Hill, Woodhaven, East River, Staten Island and Seneca divisions of Kiwanis at the Fresh Pond Crematory last Wednesday, where the group raised over $2,000 for the cause.

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  5. John Gotti once threatened to tear Frank Sinatra a new ***hole, writes son in new bookRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 20 | Daily Mail

    Revealed: Mob boss John Gotti died choking on his own vomit but in his heyday he once split from prison to 'rub out' a traitor then went home to make love to his wife and threatened to tear Frank Sinatra a new ***hole, writes son in memoir John Gotti was treated worse than a Guantanamo terrorist, says his son in a tell-all book detailing his father's life He was locked up in isolation for 23.5 hours a day, chained up when he showered, and spreadeagled naked if guards were having a bad day. Mob boss John Gotti - known as the Dapper Don for his custom-made suits and slicked down hair - died a death he might have wished on his worst enemies.

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  6. Cuomo Announces AirTrain to LaGuardia Airport from Subway, LIRRRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 20 | DNAInfo.com

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced plans Tuesday to build a second AirTrain in Queens, connecting riders to LaGuardia Airport from the 7 train and Long Island Rail Road. The plan calls for a 1.5-mile tram that runs along the Grand Central Parkway from the Willets Point 7 train and LIRR stations, Cuomo said.

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  7. 'American Idol 2015': Long Islanders impress judgesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 14 | Newsday

    The 19-year-old from Bethpage made quite an impression at the open-call Nassau Coliseum auditions in July and on the celebrity judges when he auditioned for them in September with the Frank The 19-year-old from Bethpage made quite an impression at the open-call Nassau Coliseum auditions in July and on the celebrity judges when he auditioned for them in September with the Frank Sinatra classic "Fly Me to the Moon." "I'll give you a hundred bucks if you can tell me the real name of that song," judge Harry Connick Jr. challenges him as part of the audition, which airs Thursday night on Fox.

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  8. Kiwanis raises over $2,000 for Lyme diseaseRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 14 | Jackson Heights News

    Kiwanis members representing three boroughs and upstate New York traveled to Maspeth last week to raise money to support children struggling with pediatric Lyme disease. Lieutenant Governor of Kiwanis Queens West Division J.P. Di Troia hosted members from the Forest Hills, Middle Village, Maspeth, Howard Beach, Richmond Hill, Woodhaven, East River, Staten Island and Seneca divisions of Kiwanis at the Fresh Pond Crematory last Wednesday, where the group raised over $2,000 for the cause.

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  9. Lupica: Andrew Cuomo's eulogy had the voice of Mario CuomoRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 6 | New York Daily News

    The governor of the state was not just speaking to the mayor of the city, sitting there near the front of the church. Andrew Cuomo was speaking to everybody, asking all of them - without mentioning any of them - to do what is best for the city instead of themselves.

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    Wednesday Jan 7 | The Sweet Science

    The New York State Boxing Hall of Fame , sponsored by Ring 8, has announced its Class of 2015 featuring 20 more inductees. The fourth annual NYSBHOF induction dinner will be held Sunday afternoon , April 26 , at Russo's On The Bay in Howard Beach, New York.

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  11. An intimate funeral for a great manRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 6 | Newsday

    Many gather during the funeral of Governor Mario M. Cuomo Funeral at St. Ignatius Church in Manhattan on Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015. Photo Credit: Office of the Governor / Darren McGee Despite the soaring and elaborate vaulted ceilings of the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola; the wall-to-wall TV satellite trucks on Park Avenue; hundreds of mourners, including Tony Bennett and Billy Joel, and a former president and perhaps a future one; and every politician, ever, from Queens filling the pews, the former governor was sent off with the intimate service he wanted. 2 comments

  12. Andrew Cuomo Remembers Mario Cuomo as the 'Keynote Speaker for Our Better Angels'Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 6 | The New York Observer

    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo watches as the hearse carrying the casket of his father, former three-term governor Mario Cuomo, arrives at St. Ignatius Loyola Church. Gov. Andrew Cuomo today offered a sweeping, soaring eulogy of his father, Gov. Mario Cuomo, recalling him as a man who defied political labels to do whatever he felt was the right thing.

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  13. Dec. 25: ChristmasRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 25, 2014 | New York Daily News

    Brooklyn: Thank you so much for taking me into your home. I am so happy and excited.

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  14. Following Dismissal, Thomas Galante Sues Queens LibraryRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 23, 2014 | Library Journal

    Within 24 hours of being dismissed by the recently reconstituted Queens Library Board of Trustees on the evening of December 17, former QL President and CEO Thomas Galante announced via his lawyer Hillary Prudlo that he would sue for wrongful termination. The reorganized board had placed Galante on indefinite, paid administrative leave on September 11, citing an ongoing audit of QL's finances by New York City comptroller Scott Stringer, and investigations by the city Department of Investigation and the Federal Bureau of Investigation regarding construction contracts awarded by the library.

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  15. Governor Cuomo: 'Let's Bring The Temperature Down'Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 22, 2014 | WNYC-AM New York

    New York Governor Andrew Cuomo reacts to this weekend's events, the "revenge killing" of two NYPD officers while they were sitting in a marked police car. Gov. Cuomo was with the Ramos family yesterday.

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  16. December 21st In NYC HistoryRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 20, 2014 | NY1

    1988... All aboard a Pan Am 747 jet bound for New York are killed when a terrorist bomb blows up the plane over Lockerbie, Scotland. 1994... More than 40 straphangers are hurt, some of them critically burned, when a firebomb explodes on a southbound Number 4 train at the Fulton Street station in Lower Manhattan.

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  17. Plumbers go green with new office in QueensRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 18, 2014 | New York Daily News

    Filtered stormwater will be used in all the bathrooms and fire hoses at the new headquarters of Local 1 - saving about 2,000 gallons a day. "We want to send the message loud and clear that water retention is important, the green movement is important," said business manager John Murphy.

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  18. Dec. 18: Subway elevators, cops and UberRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 18, 2014 | New York Daily News

    Manhattan: Sasha Blair-Goldensohn's Op-Ed illustrates the frustration that anyone who uses our subway elevators feels when one of them is under repair. Our customers with limited mobility rely on those elevators, so we urge them to sign up at mta.info for instant email alerts that are sent out as soon as any elevator or escalator in our system is reported out of service.

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  19. Papapietro v. Kone IncRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 17, 2014 | FindLaw

    MARK C. DILLON, J.P., THOMAS A. DICKERSON, JOHN M. LEVENTHAL, and L. PRISCILLA HALL, JJ. Scott Baron & Associates, P.C., Howard Beach, N.Y., for appellant.

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  20. Rikers boss faces prison after guilty verdict in inmate deathRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 17, 2014 | New York Post

    A former Rikers Island jail captain faces up to 10 years in the slammer after a jury Wednesday convicted him on charges of refusing medical attention for an inmate who died after swallowing a toxic ball of soap. Terrence Pendergrass , 50, of Howard Beach, Queens, remained mum with his head down as a Manhattan federal jury issued the verdict holding him accountable for the August 2012 death of mentally ill inmate Jason Echevarria, 25. The jury came to its decision after less than a day of deliberations.

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