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  • 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 He’s 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, We’re 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
    I’m 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 Yonkers’s 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. Joseph’s 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! I’m 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 didn’t show on TV (I don’t 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...
  • Hillary Clinton phony on Defense

    07/27/2005 1:37:39 PM PDT · by blaylock · 26 replies · 652+ views
    Spencer campaign press release ^ | 7/26/05 | John Spencer
    July 26, 2005 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Hillary Clinton phony on Defense Hillary’s record doesn’t match Hillary’s rhetoric Yonkers, NY: Republican U.S. Senate Candidate Mayor John Spencer, the former Mayor of Yonkers, NY today called Senator Hillary Clinton’s comments on National Defense insincere and pandering. “Yesterday, Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton, posing as a conservative, called for a better trained and better equipped military.” said Mayor Spencer, “Unfortunately, the promises of Presidential Candidate Clinton are sharply at odds with the voting record of Senator Clinton. Perhaps if Hillary Clinton stopped voting as a knee-jerk liberal our military would be better equipped.” ”In...
  • Spencer to Challenge Hillary for Senate

    06/01/2005 7:38:54 AM PDT · by sdk7x7 · 10 replies · 537+ views
    TJN
    Jeanine Pirro may not be ready to say which office she's seeking next, but former Yonkers Mayor John Spencer is — he's running for U.S. Senate. Spencer, who was forced from office by term limits in 2003, said yesterday that he would seek the Republican and Conservative nominations to run against Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton. He described himself as the ideal conservative alternative to the incumbent Democrat. "I obviously see what's going on in politics, and I think I am uniquely qualified to debate with (Clinton) on the issues," Spencer, 58, said. Spencer said his experience as mayor gives him...
  • Local mayor to Challenge Hillary for Senate Seat

    06/01/2005 7:10:52 AM PDT · by sdk7x7 · 11 replies · 787+ views
    The Journal News
    Jeanine Pirro may not be ready to say which office she's seeking next, but former Yonkers Mayor John Spencer is — he's running for U.S. Senate. Spencer, who was forced from office by term limits in 2003, said yesterday that he would seek the Republican and Conservative nominations to run against Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton. He described himself as the ideal conservative alternative to the incumbent Democrat. "I obviously see what's going on in politics, and I think I am uniquely qualified to debate with (Clinton) on the issues," Spencer, 58, said. Spencer said his experience as mayor gives him...
  • Judge Hears Testimony of Improper Voting by Poll Workers in a Westchester Race

    12/10/2004 2:39:44 AM PST · by Pharmboy · 1 replies · 476+ views
    NY Times ^ | December 10, 2004 | LISA W. FODERARO
    WHITE PLAINS, Dec. 9 - A state judge reviewing hundreds of contested ballots in a Westchester County Senate race heard testimony Thursday alleging improper voting by poll workers and questionable handling of ballots in Yonkers. The proceeding at the county's Board of Elections here centered on a pile of 760 contested ballots in the still-undecided 35th District Senate race between the Republican incumbent, Nicholas A. Spano, the third-most powerful member of the Senate, and his challenger, Andrea Stewart-Cousins, a Democrat. Mr. Spano was leading by only 114 votes when the hearing began Thursday. By nightfall, the state Supreme Court justice,...
  • GOP FINALLY MAY HAVE A CHUCK RIVAL

    11/03/2003 6:44:04 AM PST · by nypokerface · 78 replies · 209+ views
    New York Post ^ | 11/03/03 | FREDRIC U. DICKER
    THE GOP's desperate search for a challenger to Democratic U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer is close to coming to an end. Republican sources told The Post yesterday that Gov. Pataki, at a private meeting last week, offered Yonkers Mayor John Spencer, an anti-abortion conservative with a controversial personal life, the chance to run against Schumer next year. The politically ambitious Spencer, who must leave office at the end of the year because of term limits, told Pataki that he was "interested" and would "think about" the offer, the sources said. Spencer plans to consult top Republican strategists in New York and...
  • Yonkers Mayor Considers Senate Run (Against UpChuck Schumer!)

    11/03/2003 12:26:53 PM PST · by areafiftyone · 12 replies · 161+ views
    WINS News ^ | 11/03/03
    Yonkers Mayor John Spencer said Monday that Gov. George Pataki has spoken with him about the possibility of Spencer running for the U.S. Senate next year against Democratic incumbent Charles Schumer. Spencer said, however, that it was not "a serious discussion" and it is too soon for him to decide. The Republican mayor, who is leaving office at the end of this year because of a term-limits law, said, "The governor did speak to me about it. He did mention it to me." He said the occasion -- Pataki's endorsement last week of Deputy Mayor Phil Amicone to succeed Spencer...
  • Amicone for Mayor (Yonkers, NY)

    06/13/2003 3:42:04 PM PDT · by Conservative til I die · 264+ views
    Amicone For Mayor Website ^ | 2/11/03 | Phil Amicone
    My Name is Phil Amicone and I Am Running for Mayor! Seven years ago the people of Yonkers made a conscious choice - to release our city from the stranglehold of incompetent politics and replace it with professional leadership. They did that by electing John Spencer mayor. Mayor Spencer then asked me to join his effort to rebuild the city we had both grown up in and raised our families in. That decision was easy to make, and accepting the position of Deputy Mayor was the best decision of my professional career, until tonight. I came to the job...
  • Possible Univision merger debated [Democrats fight conservative play for Spanish language media]

    05/29/2003 11:02:58 AM PDT · by LurkedLongEnough · 14 replies · 355+ views
    THE JOURNAL NEWS ^ | May 29, 2003 | ERNIE GARCIA
    Most of the predominantly Hispanic customers at the Central Bar on New Main Street in Yonkers say they enjoy watching Univision on television because it reminds them of home. "We like Univision because the clientele is 80 percent Mexican, and they broadcast Mexican programs," said Lucero Cifuentes, 29, a bartender who on Tuesday was enjoying a media buffet on two televisions, each tuned to different channels. Here, Univision's programming sparks conversations — not controversy. But in Washington, D.C., and elsewhere, Univision is at the heart of a heated debate over whether the media giant should be allowed to acquire the...
  • Suspect in Bank Robbery Is Shot to Death by Police

    07/07/2002 8:42:18 AM PDT · by greydog · 6 replies · 236+ views
    The New York Times ^ | July 7, 2002 | By WILLIAM K. RASHBAUM
    Two men robbed a Yonkers bank in a stolen sport utility vehicle yesterday and traded shots with the police as they tried to elude pursuing officers, the authorities said. One of the men was shot and killed by officers in the Bronx, the police said. The men robbed the First Union Bank on Tuckahoe Road and Central Avenue in Yonkers, the police said. It was unclear how much money was taken. Yonkers police, alerted by a silent alarm triggered by a bank employee, began chasing the men shortly after the robbery, and the men opened fire on them. The police...
  • Food preservative blamed for sudden outbreak of illness that raised fears of chemical contamination

    05/19/2002 10:38:30 PM PDT · by abner · 35 replies · 545+ views
    SFGate.com ^ | 05/18/02 | AP
    <p>A food preservative was to blame for the sudden outbreak of illness that triggered a chemical-contamination scare in downtown Yonkers, a health official said.</p> <p>"The food that the family digested was heavily contaminated with sodium nitrite," said Mary Landrigan, spokeswoman for the Westchester County Department of Health. "In that quantity it can be deadly."</p>
  • Toxic food fells 6 in Yonkers

    05/17/2002 7:41:10 AM PDT · by CFW · 43 replies · 306+ views
    The Journal News ^ | May 17, 2002 | YARON STEINBUCH
    <p>YONKERS — Six people were hospitalized, two of them in critical condition, by what officials first believed was a case of toxic poisoning but later turned out to be contaminated food, Police Commissioner Charles Cola said late last night.</p> <p>The early reports of toxic poisoning prompted a large-scale response by city, county and federal officials who shut down the area surrounding 223 Nepperhan Ave., where the incident occurred. The emergency room at St. Joseph's Medical Center was also blocked off for 2 1/2 hours after the victims were transported there.</p>
  • Atlanta Channel 2 confirms "possible cyanide poisioning in Yonkers"

    05/16/2002 8:09:24 PM PDT · by mrfixit514 · 46 replies · 787+ views
    WSB TV Channel 2 Atlanta | 5/16/2002
    Monica Kaufmann just reported that 6 people are on life support in Yonkers. It is being reported as a possible cyanide poisoning.
  • Several Quarantined in Yonkers

    05/16/2002 6:40:15 PM PDT · by dogbyte12 · 294 replies · 571+ views
    News 12 ^ | 5-16-02
    /16/02) YONKERS - St. Joseph's Medical Center in Yonkers has been closed. The entire community surrounding 223 Nepperhan Avenue and Elm Street has been closed. At least two people are on life support. Reports say several hundred people have been quarantined. Reports suggest that cyanide gas may be responsible. Stay tuned to News 12 Westchester for continuing live coverage and Chopper 12 footage.