A Queens woman is heading to prison after pleading guilty to manslaughter in the 2011 stabbing death of her disabled son. What makes the story even worse is that the victim, 39-year-old Rene Veras, begged his mother to kill him the day of his death. What makes the story even more heartbreaking is th ... More >>
More weed news from the West Coast: A federal court in California just ruled 2-1 that cities can ban medical marijuana dispensaries -- and that doing so doesn't violate the Americans With Disabilities Act.
As detailed by the San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco's Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appea ... More >>
New York's Taxi of Tomorrow, said to be a big step up from the Crown Vic fleet circulating the city, might be so yesterday.
That's because embattled mayoral candidate/ Comptroller John Liu, who has become very vocal on a variety of issues as his campaign progresses, will not ink the agreement unle ... More >>
A Queens couple is charged with kidnapping and torturing a 58-year-old disabled woman they kept against her will for more than a year -- all while beating her, starving her, and stealing her social security checks.Queens County District Attorney Richard Brown says the couple, Patrick
Donovan, 42 ... More >>
Jonathan Carey, killed in 2007Outside of today's media mayhem, there's some serious journalism happening on the front page of Monday's New York Times. The paper has a huge exposé as part of an ongoing investigation into New York state's Office for People With Developmental Disabilities, focu ... More >>
Put your Twitter username in My First Tweet and they'll display your initial message to the Twitterverse. Yeah, for most of us it's just a matter of scrolling, and if you put in one of the big names you get a "Too Many Tweets" error. Still it's new, tech, and wastes time, so we thought yo ... More >>
photo by Sam Horine
Sam, plays in Florida's The Deaf Children
Best show: Surfer Blood at Piano's
Fashion aesthetic: Florida Goodwill, plus comfy long johns.
Years at CMJ: First.
Best thing so far: Watching friends like Surfer Blood play shows in NYC.
(Photo by Philip Bennett at Taxis for All.)For about a year, Mayor Mike Bloomberg has been trying to help disabled people get access to city taxis, but wrangling between the city and taxi drivers has botched up the mayor's plan.In theory, a disabled person should be able to call 311 and get a taxi d ... More >>
Holy Super Bowl! Holy cheap Happy Hour snack! With a growing national demand and a reduced supply, restaurants are paying more for chicken wings. [CNN]Want a healthy Valentine's option? The Journal reviews various edible fruit bouquets.[WSJ]Two men have been sentenced to death for their involvement ... More >>
I can't even dance with two legs--though I can kick some mean ass, no problem--but take a look at Peg Leg Bates, the tapping sensation who uni-leg-ally danced up a whirlwind that put the amp back in amputee.
The guy--seen here performing the "Harlem Hornpipe" and other routines in a wacky compila ... More >>