Trained as a lawyer, he joined the infantry after 9/11 to "engage the enemy face to face." As told to Jonathan Wei
J. Cole Roseland Ballroom Sunday, September 25 Better than: Rolling your pennies for a rainy day. A dollar bill doesn't go very far in this city, but last night it bought a ticket to see J. Cole come into his own. A Dollar & A Dream, dubbed in honor of the rapper's three songs of the same name, w ... More >>
Ouch, bad year. Cecelia Chang, the 57-year-old former dean of St. John's University who was charged with embezzling $1 million from the school to use on casino trips, Victoria's Secret lingerie, and her son's education, was busted by the FBI today for bribing students with scholarships and th ... More >>
Actor Ron Silver has died of esophageal cancer at the age of 62. Born in New York, Silver took a Master's in Chinese History from St. John's University, taught Spanish, and even worked for the U.S. Government in Taiwan before starting to act off-Broadway. He moved on to TV (including a recurring r ... More >>
Erica Desai went missing on January 20, after her cousin dropped her off near the Queens campus of St. John's University, where she was a student. Later cops got a surveillance tape of a man and a woman withdrawing money from a Manhattan ATM with Desai's card, and went about trying to find these peo ... More >>
PPS: He has a web site.
Another kind of 9/11 victim, Narinder Singh spent more than five years locked up for no crime at all
Photo by Speric via Flickr St. John's University campus police captured a man carrying a rifle in his bag at about 2:30 this afternoon. No one was injured and no shots were fired. The NYPD locked down the campus and is searching for a possible second suspect. The university released the followin ... More >>
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