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Actresses Arrested for Taking Too Long in the Bathroom

on 05/23/2018 - 01:51 am

Three actresses are calling for the boycott of an Atlanta restaurant after they were arrested for entering the restaurant and taking too long in the restroom. Erica Walker, Brittany Marie Lucio and Asia’h Sharrell Epperson, a former finalist on American Idol and an actress on the television series Greenleaf, entered Houston’s in Atlanta on Mother’s Day. Although the kitchen was closed, the women say the restaurant was open and customers were still dining when they went to the restroom, according to 11 Alive. Houston’s snitch shift manager summoned an off-duty police officer who was working security to remove the women from the restroom after they were in there for a grand total of 10 minutes. The officer’s report indicates that he entered the bathroom and asked the women to leave, but they laughed at him. The report states that the cop grabbed Lucio by the wrist, but she pulled away and said, “Get your hands off me! Actresses Arrested for Taking Too Long in the Bathroom
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Racist lawyer apologizes for insulting Spanish speakers after restaurant video goes viral

on 05/23/2018 - 01:19 am

Aaron Schlossberg, the hate-spewing lawyer caught on viral cell phone video threatening to report restaurant works to immigration officials for speaking Spanish, issued an apology on Twitter Tuesday. "To the people I insulted, I apologize," Schlossberg, 42, tweeted at 1:01 p.m. "Seeing myself online opened my eyes — the manner in which I expressed myself is unacceptable and is not the person I am." Schlossberg railed against Spanish speakers inside Fresh Kitchen restaurant on Madison Ave. on May 15. Racist lawyer Aaron Schlossberg apologizes for insulting Spanish speakers after restaurant video goes viral
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Take a free tour of City Island, Bronx with the ‘land ferry’

on 09/13/2017 - 06:00 am

A small town in the northeastern part of the Bronx, City Island sits about 1.5 miles long by half of a mile wide. While its quaint nautical-vibe seems out of place in New York City, City Island is very much a part of the Bronx’s history. Take a free tour of City Island, Bronx with the ‘land ferry’
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Boy struck by car while running across Faile st, gets pinned under burning hot part of undercarriage

on 08/12/2017 - 05:29 pm

A child playing on a Bronx street was hit by a car Friday night, authorities and witnesses said. Alvin Paulino, 8, was running across Faile St. near Gilbert Pl. in Hunts Point when a black Toyota RAV 4 traveling north slammed into him around 9:10 p.m., according to witnesses. Tommy Frazier, 41, said the boy was pinned under the SUV’s back right wheel and an apparently burning hot part of the undercarriage. "The baby's yelling, 'It's burning, it's burning,' " he said Frazier and two other good Samaritans heroically lifted the SUV off little Alvin. "We swung it way out the way, the kid's still on the floor in agonizing pain," said Frazier.Alvin's aunt Sunday Flores, 37, said she rushed outside after she heard her nephew screaming for help.
  "He was just crying, crying, crying, and he said 'Please don't leave me' and I said 'I'm not gonna leave you, you're OK, you're OK'," she said.
Medics rushed the boy to Lincoln Hospital in serious condition, FDNY officials said.Flores said Alvin's mother texted her from the hospital and told her the boy‘s right leg and hip were broken.The driver stopped his vehicle and appeared concerned, witnesses said. He was being transferred to New York-Presbyterian Hospital for surgery but is expected to be OK, family members said. . Boy struck by car while running across Bronx street, gets pinned under burning hot part of undercarriage
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Bx. mom was shuttling special-needs kids when own van crushed her

on 08/12/2017 - 05:19 pm

She had just taken the job a few months ago — driving a van filled with special-needs children — because she loved to help people. On Wednesday, an accident at her new job cost the 37-year-old Bronx mom her life. The distraught family of Irene Espinal-Jiminian, 37, said she had started her new job as a driver for the Institutes of Applied Human Dynamics seven months ago. “I saw her at five in the morning before she left to work,” said her husband, Joaquin Jiminez. “She was the best person, caring, and she helped without being asked, a good mother.” The Van Nest mom of two young boys was driving a Ford van, transporting a group of special-needs kids at about 11 a.m. Wednesday. She stopped on E. 229th St. by Carpenter Ave. in Wakefield and stepped out of the vehicle, but then walked back to the driver’s side to reposition the van, cops said. Espinal-Jiminian put the vehicle into reverse, but then apparently slipped and fell to the ground, cops said. The van rolled back, crushing her with its front driver-side wheel, police said. It then hit a parked vehicle and stopped. Bx. mom was shuttling special-needs kids when own van crushed her
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Andrew Sandler, Former CB7 District Manager, Passes Away

on 08/07/2017 - 03:10 pm

  Andrew Sandler, the young, baritone civil servant who poured his life to civil service, died on Aug. 5 from a monthslong battle with cancer. He was 31. His passing came three weeks after resigning as district manager for local Community Board 7, serving the northwest Bronx board for a year and a half. “He was one of the rare ones who selflessly just wanted to help people,” Stephanie Sandler, Andrew’s sister, told the Norwood News in a Facebook instant message. Sandler was born on May 8, 1986, living his entire life in the Bronx. He attended Manhattan College in 2004, with ambitions working for government, even as dreams of being a comedian or filmmaker lurked within his periphery. He ultimately graduated with honors in 2008 with a bachelor’s degree in political science and government. After interning at Congressman Eliot Engel’s office, Sandler found work as director of community affairs for then Councilman Oliver Koppell, representing the 11th Council District. His expertise in handling landlord-tenant cases, transportation issues and other quality of life matters helped Sandler remain in that post when Koppell’s successor, Councilman Andrew Cohen, took the helm representing the Norwood district. “When he set his sights on taking on a problem, he was relentless,” Cohen told the Norwood News. “There’s no doubt he left the world a better place than when he found it.” Between his community involvement and background in responding to citizen complaints in the northwest Bronx, Sandler’s transition as district manager for Community Board 7 appeared natural. Sandler maintained he had no political aspirations–the role of working behind the scenes appealed to him best. Sandler was hired by Community Board 7 in January 2016. As most district manager job duties go, Sandler served as the go-between for city government and constituents. He kept a large presence within the board’s neighborhoods of Norwood, Bedford Park, Kingsbridge Heights, Fordham, and University Heights. Funeral services for Sandler take place on Aug. 7 at Riverdale-on-Hudson Funeral Home. . Andrew Sandler, Former CB7 District Manager, Passes Away - Norwood News
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Bronx teen drowns in upstate falls weeks before starting first semester at Cornell University

on 08/07/2017 - 02:57 pm

Bronx teen drowns in upstate falls weeks before starting first semester at Cornell UniversityA Bronx teenager whose joyous, dream-fulfilling Ivy League college acceptance was captured on national television drowned in Ithaca just before he was set to start at Cornell University, officials said SundayWinston (Sammy) Perez-Ventura, 17, went swimming in Fall Creek near Ithaca Falls around 2:30 p.m. Saturday and never resurfaced, according to Ithaca police. First responders searched the waterways and gorges across the area, with state police divers and helicopters joining in. Troopers discovered Perez-Ventura’s body around 7:20 p.m. Saturday near where he drowned, police said.
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The teen was in Ithaca for a freshman summer program as he prepared for his upcoming first semester at the College of Architecture, Art and Planning. “Cornell was always his dream from the very first day I met him,” said Danielle Leach, Perez-Ventura’s high school homeroom teacher and college counselor. “He handed me a little piece of paper that said, ‘Cornell is my first choice and I want to study architecture.’” Perez-Ventura got the word of his acceptance in December, and his glee was captured in an ABC News video that went viral. In it, Perez-Ventura opens an early acceptance email and is hugged by a room full of ecstatic fellow high schoolers. . Bronx teen drowns in upstate falls weeks before starting first semester at Cornell University - New York Daily News
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NYC perv busted for sending 'pictures of his penis' to minors

on 05/31/2017 - 11:36 am

NYC perv busted for sending 'pictures of his penis' to minorsBlaise Caroleo (pictured) was arrested by the FBI on child porn charges for sending nude pictures of himself to minors. NYC perv busted for sending 'pictures of his penis' to minors - New York Daily News
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Ex-boyfriend busted in Bronx woman’s 1991 cold-case killing

on 05/31/2017 - 11:27 am

Police have busted a convicted felon they say killed his ex-girlfriend in the Bronx more than 25 years ago, officials said Tuesday. Stacy Nelson, 56, was charged with the murder of Leah Gibson inside her Bronx apartment on June 7, 1991. Nelson was arrested for the killing on May 16 after he was questioned at the 50th Precinct stationhouse, and has been charged with murder and manslaughter. NYPD Cold Case Detectives Steven Berger and Pedro Toledo made the arrest. Gibson, a 30-year-old secretary at Public School 299 in Brooklyn, was found strangled in her Grand Concourse apartment. Investigators believe she was killed the night before her body was found. Police sources said investigators always suspected Nelson, who had dated Gibson. Ex-boyfriend busted in Bronx woman’s 1991 cold-case killing
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Man Killed in Hit and Run on Cross Bronx Expressway

on 05/31/2017 - 11:24 am

A man was killed in a hit-and-run early Sunday on the Cross Bronx Expressway, police said. The victim, whose identity wasn't released, was struck by an unknown number of vehicles, none of which remained at the scene, the NYPD said. Man Killed in Hit and Run on Cross Bronx Expressway: Police
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