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  • Vandals Damage Statue Of Christopher Columbus In Yonkers Amid Growing Controversy

    08/30/2017 2:06:50 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 25 replies
    WCBS ^ | August 29, 2017 | Staff
    As New York City considers the future of the monument at Columbus Circle, others are taking more direct aims at tributes to the controversial Italian explorer. For the fourth time in ten days, a statue of Christopher Columbus has been vandalized. This time, it happened in Yonkers.
  • Resurrection: Closed Roman Catholic Church Re-Opening as Syro-Malankara Catholic Church

    05/07/2016 12:50:47 PM PDT · by NYer · 20 replies
    Aletelial ^ | May 7, 2016 | DEACON GREG KANDRA
    Here’s story about a church closure with a happy ending —and a church transformation that you don’t hear about very often: A Yonkers Roman Catholic church shuttered last year in a parish consolidation will celebrate its rebirth Saturday  as an Eastern Rite congregation.The Rev. Sunny Mathew, 43, the new congregation’s pastor, said the move to Yonkers realizes a longtime dream for his parishioners, who began their congregation in 1984 in New York City. Most Holy Trinity Church at 18 Trinity Plaza will be occupied by St. Mary’s Malankara Catholic Church, an Indian congregation that for 17 years worshiped in the chapel at Salesian High School in New Rochelle.“It...
  • Documented: Black Students Target Teachers for Violence

    01/12/2015 6:35:49 AM PST · by PROCON · 62 replies
    americanthinker ^ | Jan. 12, 2015 | Colin Flaherty
    If all you knew about racial violence came from the protestors at a Manhattan Sunday brunch, you would know that black people are victims of relentless white violence. In the real world, black mob violence and black-on-white crime are astronomically out of proportion. Especially in schools. Especially directed at teachers. Especially this week in Monroe, Yonkers, Little Rock, and Buffalo. Lets start in Monroe, Louisiana. Facebook videographer Tanglewood Hard Hitta transports us into the middle of a few dozen black teenage girls fighting and screaming. Teachers aide David Payne was trying to break it up when Ryan Marquez Gix took...
  • NTSB: Train going too fast at curve before wreck

    12/02/2013 2:36:45 PM PST · by jazusamo · 66 replies
    Seattle PI ^ | December 2, 2013 | JIM FITZGERALD & FRANK ELTMAN - AP
    YONKERS, N.Y. (AP) A commuter train that derailed over the weekend, killing four passengers, was hurtling at 82 mph as it entered a 30 mph curve, a federal investigator said Monday. But whether the wreck was the result of human error or brake trouble was still unclear, he said. Asked why the train was going so fast, National Transportation Safety Board member Earl Weener said: "That's the question we need to answer." Weener said the information on the locomotive's speed was preliminary and extracted from the Metro-North train's two data recorders, taken from the wreckage after the Sunday morning...
  • High School Basketball Coach Tells Players Hes Gay, Gets Hugs

    06/25/2013 3:24:55 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 67 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | June 24,2013
    Your heartwarming story of the day: Anthony Nicodemo, the head coach for the Saunders High School basketball team in Yonkers, started to think about coming out of the closet after Jason Collins announced that he was gay in April. Last month, the 35-year-old went to an LGBT sports conference where he heard Collins speak firsthand. It was then that, despite his apprehensions about the reaction of his players and the risk of losing his position, Nicodemo resolved to finally come out. At a team meeting yesterday, he told a group of past and present players that he was gay. The...
  • Folk Mass Band Upset Over Masses Interrupting Their Concerts

    10/25/2012 2:31:39 PM PDT · by NYer · 36 replies
    Eye of the Tiber ^ | October 25, 2012
    Yonkers, NY––Blake Jennings, lead guitarist at St. Therese Parish in Yonkers, New York is outraged over what he calls “years of concerts being interrupted by the Mass.” The 56-year-old accountant and father of three has played with his band at the 9:30 Folk Mass since 2009. “Our fans love us,” Jennings said, after Sunday Mass. “You can see it in their eyes…the way they droop down, lazily closing as we play…as if their entering into some kind of ecstasy. Or the way some in the parish are so moved they just can’t stand another moment of joy, and simply walk...
  • Montclair neighbors: Wife in Russian spy case was friendly, just finished MBA

    06/29/2010 2:11:24 PM PDT · by Shermy · 11 replies
    northjersey.com ^ | June 29, 2010 | MARLENE NAANES, MARY JO LAYTON AND JUSTO BAUTISTA
    Neighbors of the Montclair couple accused of being Russian spies painted the woman as a friendly, involved mother who recently completed an MBA while her husband stayed at home and kept to himself. But they also questioned how helpful the couple could have been to the Russian government if they were indeed spies. Moscow sent Cynthia and Richard Murphy to infiltrate government circles to befriend political movers and shakers, including a prominent New York financier with high-level political connections, officials said. But neighbors said the husband seemed to rarely leave the home outside of walking the girls to...
  • DOJ: 10 alleged Russian intel officers arrested

    06/28/2010 1:14:47 PM PDT · by Justaham · 167 replies
    <p>WASHINGTON Ten Russian intelligence officers have been arrested for allegedly serving as illegal agents of the Russian government in the United States, the Justice Department announced Monday.</p>
  • Firefighter dies battling Yonkers blaze

    10/03/2009 11:13:32 AM PDT · by NoKoolAidforMe · 5 replies · 434+ views
    WABC News ^ | 10/2/09 | Eyewitness News
    YONKERS (WABC) -- One firefighter was killed and two others injured after they were forced to jump from a third alarm fire in a Yonkers house. Firefighter Patrick Joyce, a 16 year veteran described as "fearless," was pronounced dead after leaping from the burning building.
  • Pack the City, Were Moving! - Each year, one Yonkers leaves New York for friendlier climes.

    02/12/2009 12:10:29 PM PST · by neverdem · 35 replies · 1,263+ views
    City Journal ^ | 11 February 2009 | John M. Murtagh
    Im thinking we should move to South Carolina. No, not me and the family. The whole city of Yonkers. In June 2008, longtime Yonkers manufacturer Stewart EFI left the city, taking with it a few hundred manufacturing jobs. Then, a few weeks ago, the Precision Valve Corporation, one of Yonkerss largest employers and a company founded in the city, announced that it was moving to the Palmetto State. Precision Valve vice president Bob Reto explained the relocation delicately: The decision was driven by the need to operate under the greater efficiencies afforded in South Carolina. Mayor Phil Amicone, by contrast,...
  • Young New Yorker leaves police force to become priest

    11/06/2008 1:27:01 PM PST · by NYer · 16 replies · 723+ views
    CNA ^ | November 6, 2008
    Nicolas Fernandez New York, Nov 6, 2008 / 01:34 pm (CNA).- At the age of 25, Nicolas Fernandez had all of the qualities needed to be a great policeman and his future in the force looked promising. However, during his daily work he discovered he needed different weapons to help the troubled souls he encountered, so he decided to become a priest.Born on Staten Island of an Irish mother and a Spanish father, Fernandez has begun his six year-long formation at St. Josephs Seminary in Yonkers. He had been serving as a police officer for two years when, inspired...
  • Cop charged for body-slamming woman

    06/28/2008 7:56:42 AM PDT · by Impy · 80 replies · 664+ views
    WABC ^ | 6-27-08 | Eyewitness News
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  • A youth's first-hand account of the papal youth rally

    04/21/2008 8:05:15 AM PDT · by NYer · 4 replies · 853+ views
    American Papist ^ | April 19, 2008 | Thomas Peters
    This sent to me last night by an overjoyed Megan B., of Hyde Park, New York: "Hello! Im a long time reader of your blog and I wanted to give you some more details on the papal youth rally, which I was able to attend today. First of all, it was absolutely amazing. It was like a giant 4th of July fireworks event, or county fair (including long lines for food!) One of the things they didnt show on TV (I dont know if they mentioned it) was that there was also a prayer chapel and confessions available. The...
  • Police: Pantless woman gets out of car

    03/25/2008 8:42:04 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 596+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/25/08 | AP
    YONKERS, N.Y. - Suburban New York police say a drunken driver had a suspended license and had marijuana in her car. Oh, they also say she didn't have any pants on. Yonkers police say 22-year-old Long Island resident Angelica Buchanan was found Saturday standing bottomless in a street near her car. They say she was so drunk she had to be hospitalized. Police say she claimed she wasn't wearing pants because she needed to use the bathroom. They've charged her with driving while intoxicated, unlicensed operation of a vehicle and marijuana possession. A telephone message left at her family's Rockville...
  • PopeTrip '08: The Plans, v.2.0 + PopeTrip'08: In the Capital, the "State of the Unum"

    10/29/2007 11:55:06 AM PDT · by NYer · 29 replies · 33+ views
    WITL ^ | October 29, 2007 | Rocco Palmo
    PART 1 - PopeTrip '08: The Plans, v.2.0 Even behind the scenes, the good souls of Ecclesiastical Officialdom have taken a warming of late to the line that "Nothing is confirmed until the Holy Father signs off on it." And who could blame 'em? Especially in this pontificate of detail and deliberation, no one would, of course, ever deny that. Yet, as with everything across the Tiber, plans for a papal visit don't just drop out of the sky -- Papa Ratzi having bigger things to do than book flights and all. And so, earlier this week the head of...
  • GOP boss: Spencer makes more sense to take on Clinton

    03/14/2006 2:59:05 PM PST · by ncountylee · 24 replies · 419+ views
    AP/syracuse.com ^ | 3/14/2006 | MARC HUMBERT
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York's state Republican chairman said Tuesday it would "probably make more sense" for the GOP to give its nomination to challenge Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton to former Yonkers Mayor John Spencer than to newly minted contender Kathleen Troia "KT" McFarland. Stephen Minarik, in an interview with The Associated Press, said given Spencer's conservative credentials, he "would be a good person on the ticket for us." "It's less about KT McFarland and more about the strength I think that John Spencer brings to the ticket," Minarik added. Minarik said he was not formally endorsing Spencer's candidacy,...
  • Ex-Yonkers mayor primed to face Hil (John Spencer)

    12/19/2005 7:43:30 AM PST · by areafiftyone · 35 replies · 885+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | December 18, 2005
    If Jeanine Pirro drops out of the 2006 Senate race, the new Republican front-runner against Hillary Clinton would be a conservative former Yonkers mayor with traditional values and a nontraditional personal life. An unscripted, bare-knuckled combat vet and college dropout made good, John Spencer styles himself after Rudy Giuliani - and says he's nothing like Clinton. "We're the same age and we traveled through the same years, but I'm very much the opposite of her," he said. "I've governed and I've governed well," Spencer said. "I've led men in war, and we're a nation at war now. I experienced coming...
  • SURPRISE THREAT TO PIRRO BID (conservatives to back tough-talking ex-Marine against Hillary)

    11/07/2005 5:10:04 AM PST · by Liz · 139 replies · 2,589+ views
    NY POST ^ | 11/7/05 | FREDRIC U. DICKER
    JEANINE PIRRO Conservatives eye rival. Jeanine Pirro's little-known opponent for the GOP nomination for U.S. Senate is close to winning crucial backing from the small but influential Conservative Party, insiders say. Such a success by former Yonkers Mayor John Spencer would deny Pirro a vital endorsement in what would already be if she is the GOP nominee an uphill battle against incumbent Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton. And it would be the latest blow for Pirro, the outgoing Westchester County district attorney whose campaign has been marred by stumbles and fund-raising shortfalls. Tactically, Spencer, a tough-talking ex-Marine who...
  • Spencer will remain in Senate Primary

    08/11/2005 9:21:47 AM PDT · by nycfree · 4 replies · 350+ views
    Spencer for Senate ^ | 8/10/05 | Spencer for Senate
    August 10, 2005 For immediate release Contact: Christian Winthrop Spencer pledges to remain in Senate race. Spencer I intend to win Republican and Conservative nominations and I will see this election through until November 2006. Yonkers, NY: Former Yonkers Mayor John Spencer announced today that he will compete in the primary election to win the nominations of both the Conservative and Republican parties. The people of New York deserve a choice in this race for the United States Senate, not an echo. said Spencer, I will not sit idle while Senator Clinton and Jeanine Pirro try to out liberal each...
  • U.S. Senate Candidate John Spencer Announces Campaign Team.

    07/27/2005 1:41:01 PM PDT · by blaylock · 16 replies · 3,066+ views
    Spencer Campaign Press Release ^ | 7/27/05 | John Spencer
    July 27, 2005 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE U.S. Senate Candidate Mayor John Spencer Announces Campaign Team. Yonkers, NY: Republican U.S. Senate candidate and former Yonkers Mayor John Spencer today announced the formation of his campaign team in his bid to defeat Hillary Clinton and serve New York in the U.S. Senate. The members include: John McLaughlin - General Consultant John McLaughlin has worked professionally as a strategic consultant and pollster for over twenty years. During this time he has earned a reputation for helping to guide underdog Republicans and conservative challengers to victory. He has worked across America and internationally in...