Published by on Dec 3, 2021 | Obituaries
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Fire Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro today announced the death of Probationary Firefighter Vincent Malveaux. Probationary Firefighter Malveaux, 31, from Brooklyn, suffered a medical episode during training on Thursday, December 02, 2021, at the FDNY Training Academy on Randall’s Island. He was transported to Harlem Hospital and passed away on Friday, December 03, 2021.

“From his work as an EMT, to his new path as a Probationary Firefighter, Vincent Malveaux found meaning and purpose in serving others. There is no higher calling than that,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio. “We are devastated by his loss, and our entire city grieves together with his family, friends, and colleagues.”

“This is a heartbreaking loss of a young man who chose a life of brave service to others, first providing outstanding emergency medical care as an EMT in the Bronx and then training to be a New York City Firefighter,” said Fire Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro. “Our entire Department mourns the passing of this heroic individual who dedicated himself to saving lives. Our thoughts are with his family, our EMTs who worked closely beside him, and his fellow Probies.”

Probationary Firefighter Malveaux was sworn into the current Probationary Firefighter class on October 25, 2021. He was in week six of 18 weeks of training in all aspects of firefighting; including fire suppression and medical response, hazardous materials incidents, collapse and confined space rescue training, auto extrication, building inspections, and procedures for engine and ladder operations.

Councilmember Ydanis Rodriguez Must Apologize To All American Citizens
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Silt, Coyotes, And The ORR: The Odyssean Tribulations Of Unaccompanied Minors
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Of all the controversial nuances of U.S. immigration policy, none strike a stronger emotional chord than unaccompanied minors: Central American migrants or refugees under the age of 18 who travel to the southwestern U.S. border without an adult companion. The…

Chad Wold On SCOTUS Reinstating “Remain In Mexico” Policy
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Chad Wolf, Chairman of the Center for Homeland Security and Immigration, offered the following statement: 

“Yesterday, the Supreme Court recognized the catastrophe at the border by reinstating the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), a policy supported by law…

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Democratic Attorneys General Association Endorses New York AG Letitia James For Governor

Today, following New York Attorney General Letitia James announcing her candidacy in New York’s 2022 gubernatorial race, Sean Rankin, Executive Director of the Democratic Attorneys General Association, released the following statement: “Attorney General Letitia James has
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Published by on Dec 1, 2021 | Murder

On Friday, November 05, 2021, at approximately 0144 hours, police responded to a 911 call of an aided, unconscious male, inside of a residential building, located at 1290 Rodman Place, within the confines of the 48th Precinct in the Bronx.

Upon arrival, officers observed a 39-year-old male, unconscious and unresponsive, lying within the second floor hallway, with gunshot wounds to the torso.

EMS responded to the location and transported the victim to St. Barnabas Hospital, where he was pronounced deceased.

Almalik Lee
address withheld
Bronx, NY 10460

Pursuant to an ongoing investigation, the following 24-year-old male individual was arrested and charged as follows.

Arrested:

Isaiah Vasquez
address withheld
Bronx, NY 10460

Charges:

  • murder;
  • riminal possession of a weapon.

The investigation remains ongoing.

All charges are merely accusations and all defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to call the NYPD‘s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1800577TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 188857PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stopperswebsite or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All tips will be kept strictly confidential.

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Street Renaming Petition To Honor Mario D’Agostino
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Mario D’Agostino, who passed away June 14, 2020, was a true leader in his community in the Bronx and left his mark on the neighborhood and everyone, who had the pleasure of knowing him. 

Mario was an honorable man, who changed people’s lives with his beautiful mind, strong work ethic, positive outlook on life and investing in his favorite part of New York City, the Bronx.

Editorial

You should know that a Monmouth National Poll shows that 80% of the U.S. population favor voter ID laws and that 70% favor voting in person. It is important that you know that “The for the People Act 2021” known as the (HR1) legislative bill passed in the House of Representatives. All the Democrats voted in favor of it, except one. You should also know that HR1 would do away with all voter ID law requirements, among other drastic changes to our nation’s voting process.

Too often we hear a lot about how to require voters to present an ID card at their polling site is a form of voter suppression. Therefore, requiring a voter ID is somehow racist, because it is geared toward preventing people of color from voting.

Frankly this argument does not hold water. First, because it implies that people of color do not possess ID cards, and as result cannot exercise their right to vote. Therefore, a law that requires the voter to present an ID is racist. To hear this argument, you would think that people of color are living under a rock.

I have often wondered how this is possible. How are voter ID laws racist? Upon analyzing this issue, I found that their argument is in fact quite racist for the following reasons. First it implies that people of color are either too lazy, or too ignorant to acquire an ID card. That we as people of color lack the ability to get something as simple as an ID card or cannot even follow voter instructions.

Then I asked myself if everyone is required to show and ID card when boarding a plane, or when cashing a check, or when applying for a bank loan, or when driving a car, or when opening a bank account, or when entering a government building, or when registering at a college, or going into a hospital or clinic, or even to enter a restaurant to have a decent meal we are required to show an ID, that proves we have been vaccinated, otherwise…

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NYPD School Safety Agent, Kayla Cox, 38, Arrested
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On Thursday, November 18, 2021, at 2217 hours, the following 38-year-old female off-duty New York City employee was arrested and charged within the confines of the 45th Precinct in the Bronx.

Arrested:

Kayla Cox
NYPD School Safety Agent

Charges:

  • assault

The investigation remains ongoing.

All charges are merely accusations and all defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to call the NYPD‘s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1800577TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 188857PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stopperswebsite or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

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Published by Jonas Bronck on Dec 5, 2021 7 mins
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The sports betting industry in New Jersey continues to smash records. The October 2021 month-end gambling revenue total topped $1.3 billion. That surpassed the previous month’s total, which was a national record of $1.01 billion. What makes this even more impressive is that the revenue is generated by just 9 casinos in Atlantic City and 3 horse racing tracks within the state.

Crunching The Numbers

Online sports wagering led the way in October with close to $1.2 billion of the $1.3 billion total coming from online wagers. The casinos and racetracks in New Jersey accounted for over $448 million during the month. This revenue was generated through in-person gambling, internet gambling, and sports betting. The figure is an increase of almost 33% from October 2020. Internet gambling produced revenues totaling $127 million, an increase of close to 36% from a year ago, and sports betting revenue was $84.1 million. That is an increase of close to 44% from last October. As for sports betting, over half of it came from the Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford, which happens to be just outside of New York City. The site won $44+ million, which was more than the close to $7 million tally from Freehold Raceway and the $4.5 million generated at Monmouth Park in Oceanport.

The total winnings for the month for in-person casino activity was $237 million. That is an increase of nearly 28% from the previous year. The Borgata topped the list of casinos for revenue collected in October with $108.5 million. That is an increase of almost 61% from October 2020. The Golden Nugget was second with $14.3 million, almost 35% more than a year ago, and Resorts…

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The journey of women in Australian horse racing has not been an easy one. From the mid-70s when women were first allowed to compete in Australian horse racing to the success of Michelle Payne, the first female jockey to win the esteemed Melbourne Cup in 2015, the rise of the female jockey has been a slow and steady progression in the world of Australian horse racing.

Throughout the year, Australia offers a generous collection of horse racing events that take place all around the country from major metro centres including Melbourne, Sydney and Perth, to regional race meets in smaller town centers. In the top end of Australia, the Darwin Cup is a race that symbolizes the finest in fashion and feats of great sportsmanship and the 2021 winner has set foot in the history books by becoming the first-ever female jockey to win the Northern Territory’s biggest horse race.

An inspirational journey

26-year-old Jessie Philpott, the female jockey that took home the prize for this year’s esteemed Darwin Cup is one member of an all-female team that have worked together to take their horse, Highly Decorated to the winner’s podium. Owned by Donna Stephenson and trained by retired rider and renowned trainer Nicole Bruggermann, there were plenty of female hands in this history-making victory.

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