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Mother of slain National Guardsman vows justice despite grand jury ruling
Mother of slain National Guardsman vows justice despite grand jury ruling
Police Alexa Altman 2/22/2013 at 10:40AM

Even after the verdict was final, Cecilia Reyes vowed her son would get justice. Reyes, the mother of Noel Polanco, the 22-year-old National Guardsman who was killed by a police officer during a traffic stop on the Grand Central Parkway on October 4, was outraged by the court’s ruling that her son’s killer would not [...]

Unarmed national guardsman killed by police is laid to rest
Unarmed national guardsman killed by police is laid to rest
News Alexa Altman 10/12/2012 at 3:10PM

“We just want justice,” whispered a cousin of Noel Polanco’s during his funeral service. “That’s it. Justice.” Hundreds of friends and family members filled the Eternal Love Baptist Church in Corona on Friday morning to bid a final goodbye to Noel Polanco, the 22-year-old national guardsman, killed by a police officer during a traffic stop [...]

Whitney Houston funeral: mourners pay tribute to legendary singer at Newark church
Whitney Houston funeral: mourners pay tribute to legendary singer at Newark church
News Michael Pantelidis 2/18/2012 at 3:18PM

Whitney Houston funeral: mourners pay tribute to legendary singer at Newark church The silver casket bearing Whitney Houston glistened Saturday inside her old Newark church, where a star-studded crowd bid farewell to the departed diva with the divine voice. “What becomes of our broken hearts?” asked her “Bodyguard” co-star Kevin Costner in a moving memorial. [...]

Quinn puts pressure on MSG and Time Warner Cable
Quinn puts pressure on MSG and Time Warner Cable
News Jay Lane 2/17/2012 at 9:33AM

Quinn puts pressure on MSG and Time Warner Cable Linsanity has spread to city government. City Council Speaker Christine Quinn fired off letters yesterday to the two top executives of Time Warner Cable and Madison Square Garden, warning they’ll face a public grilling if Knick and Ranger games aren’t restored to more than 2 million [...]

Brooklyn DA Charles Hynes remembers Howard Beach trial
News Jesse Lent 12/13/2011 at 12:26PM

In 1987, Charles Hynes was vacationing upstate when he received word he would be the chief prosecutor in the trial of a racially motivated slaying of a 23-year-old African-American man in the Howard Beach section of Queens. “I was watching a TV news special in the library of this hotel,” Hynes recalled. “And I saw [...]