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  • Mob boss killed by conspiracy-obsessed Trump fan, court records show

    07/21/2019 5:23:28 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 55 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 21, 2019 06:27 PM | Ellie Bufkin
    According to court documents filed in New York on Friday, the March shooting death of prominent Gambino crime family boss Francesco 'Franky Boy' Cali was not a mob hit at all, as had previously been assumed. Cali was allegedly shot by 24-year-old Anthony Comello in the Todt Hill section of Staten Island on March 13 this year, but Comello was not acting on the orders of one of the five major New York crime families. In fact, Comello seemed simply to be a man who lived with his parents and was obsessed with President Trump and a far-right conspiracy theory...
  • Rep. Ilhan Omar's 'anti-Semitic tropes' prompt Jewish New York Dem to apologize to constituents

    03/24/2019 12:16:40 PM PDT · by SJackson · 30 replies
    Fox News ^ | Fox News | Gregg Re
    U.S. Rep. Max Rose, a Jewish New York Democrat in his first term in Congress, apologized to visibly frustrated constituents at a town hall in Staten Island on Tuesday for not "protecting them" from fellow freshman Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar's repeated use of "anti-Semitic tropes." Rose's comments came as Minnesota Democrats are seriously considering the prospect of supporting an unprecedented primary challenge against the 37-year-old Omar in 2020, following bipartisan condemnation of several of her remarks, according to officials and state representatives. Earlier this month, the House passed a bipartisan resolution condemning hate of all kinds in the wake of Omar's comments. But Democrats kept Omar's...
  • Man Arrested in Connection to Killing of Gambino Mob Boss Francesco Cali: NYPD

    03/16/2019 4:33:58 PM PDT · by be-baw · 18 replies
    NBC ^ | March 16, 2019 | Jonathan Dienst, Marc Santia and Brian Thompson
    A 24-year-old man was arrested in connection with the killing of Francesco Cali, a reputed boss of New York's Gambino crime family who was gunned down in a brazen hit this week, the NYPD said. Anthony Camello, of Staten Island, was taken into custody in New Jersey, police said. Investigators anticipate returning him to Staten Island where he will face murder charges for Cali, said Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea. ... The sources said the murder wasn't related to the mob. One source described the man in custody as a “conspiracy theory type” of guy while a second source said...
  • NYPD identifies suspect in slaying of Gambino crime boss Frank Cali (Some guy)

    03/16/2019 2:34:42 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 47 replies
    NYPost ^ | March 16, 2019
    The mafia didn’t kill Gambino boss Francesco “Franky Boy” Cali — a twentysomething Staten Island hothead with a personal beef did, police and sources said Saturday. Anthony Comello, 24, a non-mobster who works odd construction jobs, was named as the suspect who blasted at least ten slugs into Cali, 53, on the street outside the boss’s brick mansion. It was the first assassination of a New York City mob boss since an upstart John Gotti had Gambino boss Paul Castellano whacked outside Sparks Steak House in 1985. Investigators quickly feared a mob war in the making.
  • Cops eye John Gotti’s brother after slaying of Gambino boss

    03/15/2019 6:30:34 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 39 replies
    nypost ^ | 03/14/2019 | Larry Celona
    The Gottis are back in town — and the bloodshed could just be beginning. Police are taking a serious look at whether Gambino crime family boss Francesco “Franky Boy” Cali was whacked in an internal war for control — with one of John Gotti’s brothers and a key associate fresh out of prison and possibly looking to seize power, law enforcement sources told The Post on Thursday. While the motive for the Wednesday hit on Cali outside his Staten Island home remains under investigation, cops were probing whether it was part of a brewing American-vs.-Sicilian power struggle — with Gene...
  • Alleged Gambino mob boss gunned down in New York

    03/14/2019 3:06:38 AM PDT · by zeestephen · 62 replies
    AP ^ | 14 March 2019
    A man said by federal prosecutors to have been a top leader of New York's notorious Gambino crime family was shot and killed Wednesday on Staten Island. Francesco "Franky Boy" Cali, 53, was found with multiple gunshot wounds to his body at his home in the borough's Todt Hill section just after 9 p.m.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Gambino mob heir predicts Michael Cohen will get WHACKED in prison

    02/27/2019 7:04:07 PM PST · by sailor76 · 73 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 27 February 2019 | Keith Griffith
    EXCLUSIVE: Gambino mob heir predicts Michael Cohen will get WHACKED in prison because 'inmates love Trump and hate rats' An heir to the Gambino crime family has issued a stark warning to Michael Cohen, predicting that President Donald Trump's former personal attorney may face retaliation behind bars over his Congressional testimony. 'Inmates love Trump, and hate rats. If he wants to get out alive, he better keep his mouth shut about Trump,' Giovanni said.
  • Video: Staten Island artist’s patriotic-themed truck allegedly vandalized

    02/24/2019 6:04:41 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 22 replies
    Staten Island Advance ^ | February 24, 2019 | Joseph Ostapiuk
    STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Staten Island artist Scott LoBaido’s patriotic-themed truck was vandalized, LoBaido announced on Facebook today. The American-flag-painted vehicle appeared to have a strip of black spray paint across the side of the vehicle. In the video, LoBaido can be heard saying, “this happened last night,” referring to Saturday, February 23. “So lucky I wasn’t there! Detectives combing thru my security cams,” LoBaido wrote on Facebook.
  • ‘I can’t afford an apartment’: Congressmen sleeping in offices cry poverty

    05/02/2018 9:04:00 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 131 replies
    nypost ^ | 05/01/2018 | Marisa Schultz
    WASHINGTON — These Congress members are sleeping on the job — and defending their right to do it. Crying poverty amid decade-long stagnant salaries and Washington’s steep cost of living, an increasing number of House lawmakers have turned into professional squatters at night, hitting the sack in their Capitol Hill offices — on everything from cots in closets to futons stashed behind constituent couches — to save a few bucks during the work week. “Washington is too expensive,” said Rep. Dan Donovan (R-SI), who credits the cot that he sleeps on in a tiny alcove in his office as the...
  • Democrat upsets incumbent Dan Donovan to win Staten Island House seat

    11/06/2018 7:32:28 PM PST · by SMGFan · 16 replies
    NYPost ^ | November 6, 2018
    Republican Staten Island Rep. Dan Dovonan was defeated by an Afghan war vet in a major House upset Tuesday night, losing his bid for a second full term in a seat he was favored to win for months. The upset came at the hands of Democrat Max Rose, who combined a massive fundraising haul with an energetic persona to dispatch the longtime politician. Donovan quickly conceded at his election night party.
  • Staten Island Rep. Dan Donovan locked in surprisingly close race

    10/30/2018 6:44:54 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 26 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 30, 2018 | By Nolan Hicks and Carl Campanile
    Staten Island Rep. Dan Donovan is locked in a surprisingly close race with Democratic challenger Max Rose, according to a poll released Tuesday. Donovan leads Rose by 4 points — 44 to 40 percent, the New York Times Upshot/Siena College survey found. Green Party candidate Henry Gardel gets 1 percent and 15 percent of likely voters remain undecided, the poll said. The 11th congressional district that encompasses Staten Island and southern Brooklyn has been considered a safe Republican seat. Staten Island accounts for about 70 percent of the vote and Brooklyn 30 percent.
  • Funeral held for Guy Molinari, longtime Staten Island political power broker

    07/29/2018 12:42:25 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 5 replies
    NY1 ^ | July 28, 2018 | Bree Driscoll
    Guy Molinari, a former congressman and Staten Island borough president, was laid to rest Saturday, as friends and family remembered the man synonymous with the borough for decades.
  • Couple Stumbles Across Valuable ‘Treasure’ On Their Staten Island Property

    05/21/2018 4:41:14 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 7 replies
    CBS NEW YORK ^ | 21 MAY 2018 | CBS NEW YORK
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Name a person who hasn’t imagined finding a buried treasure. Well, that childhood dream turned into reality for a Staten Island couple recently, CBS2’s Jenna DeAngelis reported Monday. But what they did after they got their hands on the treasure is the most surprising part of this story. The Emanuels discovered a silver box in their own yard, but for years never paid it much mind. They simply thought the box at the base of some trees was nothing more than a cable box. However, when they went to replace the trees on the side of...
  • Staten Islanders to attend 'March For Our Lives' rally in Washington D.C.

    03/20/2018 1:45:15 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 15 replies
    Staten Island Advance ^ | March 20, 2018 | Tracey Porpora
    STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Shortly after 17 students and staff at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. were the victims of a mass shooting in February, Staten Island activists mobilized and are now gearing up to attend the "March For Our Lives" rally in Washington, DC on March 24. About 10 buses will leave St. George on Saturday to participate in the student-led march to stop school shootings and end gun violence. "This is a sign of hope that Staten Island is ready to join the national movement," said Lorie Honor, leader of Staten Island Women Who March,...
  • Democrats Flex Political Muscle to Shut Down NRA Event

    03/15/2018 1:37:26 PM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 12 March, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    n the United States, politicians are not supposed to be able to prevent the opposition from meeting or speaking.When Progressives dominated the mass media, the left celebrated the First Amendment.  In 1963, the Harvard-Radcliff Democratic Club invited George Wallace to speak, and there were no protests or threats of violence.  Leftists were all for free speech and rights of an assembly when they had little opposition in organs of mass media. Times have changed. The Progressives no longer have an effective monopoly in the media. Now, heavier-handed tactics are resorted to. Democrat politicians in New York pressured a Staten...
  • 'We need safer schools' -- Susan Wagner student planning demonstration after gun incidents

    03/13/2018 6:08:22 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 13 replies
    Staten Island Advance ^ | February 28, 2018 | Kayla Simas
    STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Student organizer John Papanier said drills at Susan Wagner High School are not out of the ordinary. "They are always soft lockdowns and we're always told it's a drill," he said. But there was something about administrators' response on Wednesday that indicated this was something more serious. "This time, we were told it was a hard lockdown -- not a drill," he said. "That's when I knew it was real."
  • Shutting down Staten Island NRA event is no way to debate gun safety

    03/11/2018 12:13:39 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 18 replies
    Staten Island Advance ^ | March 11, 2018 | Tom Wroblewski
    STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. - So much for freedom of assembly. Following an outcry from Staten Island Democratic elected officials, the annual Friends of the NRA fundraiser at the Vanderbilt restaurant in South Beach has been cancelled. Because that's how we conduct debate about important issues here: We shout down the viewpoints that we don't agree with. We don't let people we disagree with even gather. We've seen much the same from the left on college campuses, where protestors have rioted in order to shut down speeches by conservatives. It's two Constitutional amendments that get denigrated here with the NRA cancellation:...
  • Eric Garner’s daughter on life support in ICU after suffering heart attack

    12/25/2017 9:45:18 AM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 40 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | December 25, 2017 | Christina Carrega, James Fanelli, and Andrew Keshner
    The oldest daughter of Eric Garner — who has become an advocate against police brutality since her dad’s death — suffered a heart attack Saturday night and was in critical condition on Christmas Eve, family members told the Daily News. Erica Garner, whose father died in 2014 when NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo placed him in a chokehold on Staten Island, was on life support in ICU in a Brooklyn hospital, the family said. The 27-year-old mother of two is unable to breathe on her own, family said. Esaw Snipes-Garner, Erica’s mother, told The News her daughter’s condition was grave but...
  • This beauty queen became a sanitation worker

    11/12/2017 8:05:25 PM PST · by TBP · 20 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 11, 2017 | Doree Lewak
    This is one beauty queen who doesn’t mind being called trashy. Pageant veteran Nicole Doz — the first runner-up for Miss Staten Island 2017 — has added a sanitation worker uniform to her wardrobe of sashes. And the 23-year-old is doing it all for the love of New York City. “That’s why I took the job!” she told The Post. “It’s not the most glamorous look, but that doesn’t mean [the job’s] not awesome.” And getting to her new title of street sweeper was even more grueling than going through talent, interview and swimsuit contests. There’s “the physical test, the...
  • New York: Muslim pleads guilty – tried to aid ISIS and kill FBI agent

    02/10/2017 8:42:46 PM PST · by markomalley · 8 replies
    Source: S.I. ISIS wannabe pleads guilty to trying to help terrorist group – NY Daily NewsOn Thursday, Fareed Mumuni pleaded guilty to charges that he planned to aid the terrorist organization and tried to kill a federal agent searching his Staten Island house.His co-defendant Munther Omar Saleh is expected to plead guilty Friday to plotting for the terrorist organization, prosecutors say.Mumuni, 22, planned to go overseas and fight for ISIS. He also planned to build a pressure cooker bomb with Saleh, according to the government. Federal authorities say the two were part of a six-person ring including New Jersey residents...