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Joe Torre’s daughter saves falling baby
Joe Torre’s daughter saves falling baby
News Queens Courier Staff 6/19/2013 at 4:42PM

BY AMANDA GLODOWSKI What a catch. Good Samaritan and daughter of former Yankees manager Joe Torre, Cristina Torre, made the catch of a lifetime that will surely make her father, himself an ex-catcher, proud. Torre heroically snatched a one-year-old baby this morning, as it tumbled out of a second-floor window on 92nd Street and 3rd [...]

One third of NYC children live in poverty, says report
Education & Kids Queens Courier Staff 2/13/2013 at 3:15PM

BY ANTHONY O’REILLY The percentage of children living in poverty in New York City has risen to its highest levels in more than 10 years, according to a report by the Citizens’ Committee for Children (CCC), a nonprofit organization that keeps track of the well-being of the city’s children. “For far too many New York [...]

Former Councilmember Sal Albanese kicks off mayoral campaign
Former Councilmember Sal Albanese kicks off mayoral campaign
Politics Terence M. Cullen 2/05/2013 at 4:38PM

Former Councilmember Sal Albanese, who recently announced he’s running for mayor as an independent Democrat, has high hopes for improving public safety and the city’s education system. Albanese, who represented mostly Bay Ridge for 14 years, said he was building a campaign based on voter needs and not special interest groups. “We’re building a grass-roots [...]

Carlo Scissura to lead Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce
Carlo Scissura to lead Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce
Business Queens Courier Staff 4/26/2012 at 1:26PM

The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce today announced that Carlo A. Scissura, known to countless Brooklyn residents and community leaders for his tenure as Borough President Marty Markowitz’ highly-regarded Chief of Staff, will become the new President & CEO of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, effective September 1, 2012. “I can think of no better candidate [...]

Teen’s Alleged Assaulter Pretended To Be A Police Officer
Teen’s Alleged Assaulter Pretended To Be A Police Officer
News Jay Lane 12/28/2011 at 8:59AM

Teen’s Alleged Assaulter Pretended To Be A Police Officer Police were searching late Tuesday for a man who allegedly pretended to be a police officer and sexually assaulted a teenage boy he met in a subway station in Sunset Park, Brooklyn last week. Investigators say the man approached a 15-year-old boy at the 53rd Street [...]