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Jan 032013
Poly Prep Settles Lawsuit Claiming Sex Abuse Cover Up

NEWS: Poly Prep Country Day School has agreed to settle a milestone lawsuit claiming its longtime football coach sexually molested hundreds of boys during a career that lasted a quarter century, and that administrators covered up the crimes for decades.

Oct 292012
[UPDATED] Tree Uprooted On 75th Street Between 4th Ave And 5th Ave

NEWS: The Daily News just reported that as of 11:44 a.m. a large tree is down on 75th Street between 4th Ave and 5th Ave.

Sep 202012

Yesterday, the Daily News’ Christian Red reported that Greg Buceroni, a48-year-old Pennsylvania man connected to a previous sex abuse case against a now-deceased Philadelphia businessman “claims to have been paid to have sex with former Poly Prep football coach Phil Foglietta in 1979 as part of an alleged pedophile ring that included Jerry Sandusky.”

Sep 062012
Judge: Poly Prep must disclose names of current and former board members

Days after a District Court Judge Frederic Block allowed “portions of an explosive sex-abuse lawsuit to proceed” against Poly Prep, United States Magistrate Judge Cheryl Pollak ordered administrators at the elite private school to make available the names of its board of trustees, dating all the way back to 1966.

Aug 302012

A 34-year-old Brooklyn man was charged Tuesday with a hate crime for yelling racial slurs before using a fork to stab a black man who was seated at a table with two white women at the Bridgeview Diner.

Aug 292012
Judge Allows Poly Prep Lawsuit To Proceed

In what Daily News reporter Michael O’Keeffe has described as a “startling court order that could be a watershed moment for survivors of childhood sex abuse,” U.S. District Court Judge Frederic Block told those gathered in a federal court room Tuesday that he would allow a lawsuit brought by several alumni to proceed against Poly Prep Country Day School.

Aug 222012
Vendy Awards Name Food Cart Vendor Most Heroic, Despite Alleged Illegality

Despite allegations of operating illegally, local food cart owner Sammy Kassen will be honored with the title of 2012′s “Most Heroic Vendor” at the Urban Justice Center’s annual Vendy Awards.

Aug 202012
Immigration Charge For Grimm Fundraiser Exposes Skinnydipping House Colleague

After the NY Times went after Rep. Michael Grimm with some rather facile “guilt by association” charges the other week, even we were surprised to learn that the press may now be accusing Grimm of nudity by association.

Aug 152012
"These People Should Go To Jail," says prosecutor as Big Ang's son gets rehab in lieu of prison for selling coke in Bay Ridge

Dyker Heights resident, boastful tweeter, and the 23-year-old son of a Mob Wives cast member Anthony D’Onofrio was sentenced to rehab rather than jail for a drug conviction yesterday – despite the objection of a prosecutor.