Lou Reed, singer-songwriter and guitarist in New York City's the Velvet Underground, died Sunday. He was 71. In April of this year Reed received a liver transplant in Cleveland. Afterward he took to his website and said he felt "bigger and stronger" than ever. "I am a triumph of modern medicine, ph ... More >>
Things you might find if you were to go to Craigslist right now: an ad for a runaway cat, unrelenting softcore porn in the politics section, several flea-bitten mattresses whose owners may or may not be dead. You might even find a few resumes of people pitching their "value-added risk management sol ... More >>
Earlier this year, Judge Francis Ricigliano showed sympathy for ailing 47 year-old Diane McCloud, who was serving 15-months in jail for petit larceny. He suspended her sentence in order for her to get on a heart transplant waiting list. The Daily News reports that McCloud appeared in front of ... More >>
In June, the Voice wrote about Julia Amparo-Alvarado, a 42-year-old illegal immigrant from Guatemala who faced death without a heart transplant. The mother of two was navigating a complex path of gaining insurance coverage despite her immigration status. Three weeks ago, Julia managed to get ... More >>
The Staten Island Advance reports that Joseph Marotta, a former Community Board Chairman, died of a heart attack Sunday night after walking the New York City Marathon. It was the 66-year-old's fourth Marathon, a tradition he began after his son donated a kidney to him in 2004. As previously reported ... More >>
The Peoples Republic Has Long Been Suspected of Selling Organs From Prisoners. Now One New York Doctor Knows the Rumors Are True.