Tag Archives: Bronx

NEW YORK CITY: Video Appears To Support Defense Claim Of Bullied Gay Student Charged With Murder

Andy Humm reports at Gay City News: A brief cell-phone video captures a harrowing September 27, 2017 assault on gay student Abel Cedeno in his Bronx high school class by Matthew McCree, joined by his friend Ariane Laboy, as Cedeno defends himself with a knife, fatally wounding McCree and slashing Laboy. McCree, in a white T-shirt, can be seen charging ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Bullied Teen Murder Suspect Thanks Gay Men For Putting Up His Bond Money [VIDEO]

The New York Post reports: The Bronx teen accused of fatally stabbing a 15-year-old classmate and nearly killing another walked free Wednesday on $250,000 bond. “I am grateful to the people who donated to my bond fund,” Abel Cedeno, 18, said in a statement handed out to the media, which he said would be his last public comments on the ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Ted Cruz Cancels Bronx School Speech After Pro-Immigrant Students Threaten Walkout

BOOM. Via the New York Daily News: Ted Cruz came to New York Wednesday talking about education, but he’s the one who got schooled. The lesson came from a group of Bronx high school students who told the Republican presidential candidate to stay away. Cruz was scheduled to speak at Bronx Lighthouse College Preparatory Academy until students wrote a letter ...

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BRONX: Woman Charged After Pit Bull Attack [VIDEO]

New York City news outlets and blogs are lighting up today after a ferocious pit bull attack in the Bronx left two men hospitalized. The attack has spurred renewed calls for the city to ban the breed. The New York Daily News reports: A Bronx woman ordered her two pit bulls to viciously attack a 62-year-old man Friday morning as ...

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BRONX: Three More Legionnaires Deaths

Via the New York Times: An outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in the South Bronx has claimed three more lives, bringing the death toll to seven, New York City officials said on Monday amid calls for tighter regulation of water-cooling towers, which are thought to be the origin of the illness. Of the 17 cooling towers officials examined in the South ...

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BRONX: Four Die In Legionnaires Outbreak

CNN reports: The number of deaths in the New York City Legionnaires’ disease outbreak is up to four. Seventy-one cases of the flu-like disease have been reported since mid-July in the South Bronx, up from 31 on Thursday, the city Department of Health and Mental Hygiene said Sunday. Legionnaires’ disease is a respiratory bacterial infection usually spread through mist that ...

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New York City Councilman Fernando Cabrera Praises Uganda’s Anti-Gay Laws

Andres Duque writes at YouTube: In a 30 minute video posted on January of 2014 New York City pastor and Councilmember Fernando Cabrera addressed viewers from Uganda and praised their draconian anti-gay laws for lowering HIV transmission. He also said the United States should have an “department of ethics” such as the one that launched the extreme attacks against the ...

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NEW YORK CITY: At Least Four Dead In Metro-North Train Derailment In Bronx

A Grand Central-bound Metro-North train filled with returning holiday travelers derailed this morning in the Bronx.  Emergency responders report at least four deaths and dozens of injuries. The train appeared to be going “a lot faster” than usual as it approached the tricky curve coming into Spuyten Duyvil station, passenger Frank Tatulli told WABC-TV. “It [the train] left them [tracks] ...

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Anti-Gay NYC Councilman Fernando Cabrera Investigated For Corruption

In the photo above you’ll see NYC Councilman Fernando Cabrera (D-Bronx), who is besties with virulently anti-gay state Sen. Ruben Diaz, attending a June 2011 anti-gay marriage rally at City Hall where the red-caped Catholic loons marched in support. Cabrera has bigger things than homo marriage to worry about these days. Via New York Times: Bronx residents stand to benefit ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Seven Year Sentence In Brutal Bronx Gay Bashing Case

Bronx gang member Nelson Falu, 20, was yesterday sentenced to seven years in prison for his role in a 2010 gay bashing and torture incident that horrified New York City. Falu was among eight members of the “Latin King Goonies” who tortured and beat two teenage boys and a 30-year-old man over the course of several hours in a Bronx ...

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Bible-Quoting NYC Principal Allegedly Threatened To Blow Up Middle School

A Bible-quoting Bronx middle school principal is under investigation for allegedly telling staffers in November that, “I’m going to call a conference in the cafeteria, and I’ll put on a vest like the terrorists do and I’m going to blow you all up.”   Neifi Acosta hasn’t been arrested because the police determined it was not a terrorist threat. But it’s ...

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Bronx Borough President & Son Of NY Sen. Ruben Diaz Endorses Marriage

“After considerable deliberation and introspection, I support marriage equality. My decision, which comes after years of thought and reflection on the issue, is informed by the experiences I have had with close friends, family and loved ones. For example, my chief-of-staff, Paul Del Duca, has for decades worked to help the people of this City. He has helped people find ...

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This Is A Bronx Subway Station

It may not look like a typical subway station, but if you take the 2/5 to the Bronx Zoo you’ll now exit into the above building, which just finished undergoing a $66M restoration. Via Gothamist: “The building was designed with arches and balconies that give it the distinct look of an Italian villa,” said the MTA in a press release ...

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Ruben Diaz Cheers His Third Hate March

“You should remember that when Governor Andrew Cuomo used his office and staff to raise money and to orchestrate the passing of gay marriage in the State, it was the National Organization for Marriage among others, who took the fight on their shoulders. With their help, we organized different rallies and demonstrations where thousands of people came together, in front ...

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Tweet Of The Day – Bill Donohue

Donohue is responding to a study issued yesterday by the NYC Department of Health, which observes that the highest rates of STDs are mostly found, unsurprisingly, in the city’s poorest neighborhoods.  But don’t expect Bill Donohue to acknowledge that Staten Island is quite prosperous compared to the South Bronx. Among the most severe examples is ZIP code 10474 in Hunts ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Bronx Pride 2012 Will Go On Despite Embezzlement Scandal

Despite the June embezzlement arrest of the former Bronx LGBT Center executive director, enough money was raised this weekend to ensure that Bronx Pride will go on this Saturday.

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Bronx LGBT Center To Close

After its former head was arrested earlier this week for swindling hundreds of thousands of dollars, today we learn that the Bronx LGBT Center will be closing. After more than two years of scrambling to fill the budget gap caused by the missing funds, the center’s board of directors decided last week to shut down the 16-year-old agency, which serves ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Former Bronx LGBT Center Head Arrested For Embezzlement

The former executive director of the Bronx LGBT Center has been arrested for embezzling over $338,000 from the group she once headed. Lisa Winters, 42, who was let go as head of the Bronx Community Pride Center in January 2010, used the dough to pay $25,751.74 to Eyes on Africa for a personal trip and $15,953 to a dog-walker, authorities ...

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iRobbed

Students are banned from carrying cell phones at New York City’s public schools, but rather than leave the devices at home, many students pay $1/day to leave them with mobile storage companies whose trucks are parked outside the school grounds. Nice racket, eh? But yesterday one of the trucks was robbed at gunpoint of hundreds of phones. Panic and wailing ...

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Billboard Of The Day

The above billboard only lasted one day in a Bronx neighborhood notorious for street hookers. The sign came down early Wednesday afternoon. Rafael Salamanca of the Bronx’s Community Board 2, said he was only partially appeased. “They apologized for the insensitivity of the placement, but they were not too apologetic about their message,” Salamanca said. “It’s not a big deal ...

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