| Jan 20, 2009
Jose Torres, a former light heavyweight world champion and Olympic silver medalist, died Monday of a heart attack at his home in Ponce, Puerto Rico, said his wife, Ramonita. He was 72.
Torres won the light heavyweight title in 1965 by stopping Willie...
| Nov 22, 2009
Thousands of supporters poured into the West Village Sunday to attend a prayer vigil for Puerto Rican hate crime victim, Jorge Steven Lopez Mercado.
It was held at Pier 46 on Christopher Street.
The 19-year-old's body was found Friday decapitated,...
| Dec 3, 2009
| 12:04 PM
New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn broke down at the podium of a press conference Thursday morning when asked about the Senate's rejection of the same-sex marriage bill.
"My father is 83-years-old. Kim's father is 83-years-old," Quinn said...
| Jun 7, 2009
It was the usual spectacle: flashy, festive, cultural and colorful. But this years Queens Gay Pride parade had an added attraction: politicians on parade pushing to make New York the 17th state to legalize same sex marriage.
"How do you have a state......
| Jul 1, 2009
| 8:37 AM
Queens residents will now get to "Walk This Way" on Run DMC JMJ Way.
A New York City street corner will be renamed after trail blazing rap trio Run DMC and Jam Master Jay, officials announced Tuesday.
The corner of 205th Street and Hollis Avenue will be...
| Dec 29, 2009
| 3:13 PM
A New York Senate committee met Tuesday to decide whether a state senator convicted of assaulting his girlfriend should remain in office.
The special committee adjourned into an executive session without announcing its decision on the fate of Sen....
| Jan 7, 2010
| 9:15 AM
Christine Quinn was re-elected as the speaker of the New York City Council Wednesday by a 48-to-1 vote amid shouts of "Sell Out" and "Uncle Tom" by a small group of protesters.
"The City Council is a great place. You get to come in and screaming out what...
| Feb 9, 2010
| 5:54 AM
New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn along with other council members stood at the entrance of the Kingsbridge Road subway station in the Fordham section of The Bronx handing out and collecting petitions protesting the MTA proposed service cuts....