It was just after noon on Monday, November 9 -- her 65th birthday -- and Olga Rivera was walking home with her boyfriend of ten years when a cab hit a box truck, and the box truck jumped the curb, and pinned her to a fence. She was pronounced dead at Mount Sinai Hospital. Earlier that morning, a ... More >>
The southern Mexican food is fine at El Jalapeno, but maybe you'd rather go for the opulent nachos regulares, shaped like a sunflower. To look at the neighborhood today, with its bustling commercial strips, tidy frame houses, apartment towers, and plentiful parks, you wouldn't know Elmhurst was fo ... More >>
When Dawa Lama, 24, gave birth to a healthy baby boy in the bathroom at a Queens hospital last year, she could have easily turned him over to hospital staff if she felt she couldn't care for him. But she didn't -- she threw him in a trashcan in the bathroom at the hospital. He died seven days lat ... More >>
From the depths of Rikers Island comes an appalling case of alleged jailhouse brutality, involving correction officers beating a handcuffed inmate within an inch of his life for protesting after he was denied a baloney sandwich, the Voice has learned. The April 3 assault on 26-year-old Robert Hinto ... More >>
When Dawa Lama, 24, gave birth to a healthy baby boy in the bathroom at a Queens hospital last year, she could have easily turned him over to hospital staff if she felt she couldn't care for the boy. But she didn't -- she threw him in a trashcan. He died seven days later -- and now Lama is likely ... More >>
CBS 2An 57-year-old Astoria woman named Olga Borodina Annarumma and her daughter Valeria Lowery, 25 are in the hospital after being shot in the head in their home this morning. The shooting took place shortly before 9 o'clock this morning; one of the women was shot three times (once in the he ... More >>
This photo just in. Somehow, a garbage (some are saying a salt) truck managed to get in this precarious position, two stories high, dangling out of a sanitation garage at 58-35 52 Road at 59th Street in Queens. The FDNY tweeted the photo, which is, you have to admit, pretty freaking dramatic, ... More >>
Audit: Women might die waiting for their mammograms City Controller John C. Liu said that hundreds of New York's women will face dangerous waits for mammograms, according to the Spanish-language daily. Liu's announcement is the result of an internal audit of nine Health and Hospitals Corpo ... More >>
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The NYPD is seeking the public's assistance locating Jaime Olivera, 49, who's wanted in connection with an assault in Queens.
Ah, the Times' readers are having fun with the misplaced-letters theme. They write in response to a story about the Elmhurst Hospital sign in which letters were blacked out to spell Im hurt. The paper reproduces some of their fond memories ("'All Dogs Go to Heaven' became 'All Dogs Go to Heav ... More >>
After indications for more than a year that guards were using inmates as enforcers, New York's jails are rocked by a pair of indictments
Peter McManus', Chelsea, shortly after midnight We'd been warned that Times Square could be hit with a "Mumbai-style attack" on New Year's Eve, so only about a million people showed up. (The celebration in Aspen, Colorado didn't fare so well, but they sure had fun in New Orleans.) On TV Kathy G ... More >>
New details about the slow and painful death of a Brooklyn kid. Did guards turn a blind eye?
Jail guard indicted for pitting inmates against each other
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His psychotic Rikers cellmateor the prison system itself?
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