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Arrest in 2009 murder, rape of Astoria student
Arrest in 2009 murder, rape of Astoria student
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 9/26/2013 at 7:19AM

Updated Thursday, September 26, 2:00 p.m. Four years after the brutal killing of a 23-year-old Astoria student, police have arrested a man for her rape and murder. Jose Martinez, 30, has been charged with second-degree murder in connection to the July 2009 death of Carmen Saldana, according to District Attorney Richard Brown. He has also [...]

Brooklyn resident, Mallory Hagan, wins Miss America crown
Brooklyn resident, Mallory Hagan, wins Miss America crown
News Heather Chin 1/14/2013 at 4:18PM

Brooklyn resident and the reigning Miss New York 2012, Mallory Hagan, won the tiara and title of Miss America 2013 on Saturday night, at the annual beauty pageant in Las Vegas. Hagan, 23, is a Park Slope resident and Alabama native who is studying Advertising & Marketing with a focus on Cosmetic & Fragrance Marketing [...]

Man goes from Queens to ‘Project Runway’
Man goes from Queens to ‘Project Runway’
Central Cristabelle Tumola 8/13/2012 at 3:01PM

When Ven Budhu was five years old, he saw the Disney movie “Beauty and the Beast.” It was a life-changing experience. Soon after, he was drawing Belle’s gown, and a lifelong love for women’s evening wear was born. Twenty three years later, he is designing dresses and is a contestant on “Project Runway.” Budhu is [...]