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  • 50 Cent's Old 'Hood: Rochdale Village Remembers the Days of Crack

    50 Cent's Old 'Hood: Rochdale Village Remembers the Days of Crack
    Rochdale Village in South Queens was the place where the guy formerly known as Curtis Jackson started selling crack cocaine, when he was just 12 years old.  It's the place where he got busted as a teenager, before he was sent to a correctional "boot camp".  It's also the place that provided this future rap star-- who changed his name to 50 Cent-- with the stories for some of his famous songs.
  • SBA Pres. On Why Cops Killers Should Be Denied Parole

    SBA Pres. On Why Cops Killers Should Be Denied Parole
    In 1988, Rookie NYPD officer Edward Byrne was assassinated by four men in South Jamaica, Queens. Byrne was murdered for $8,000 in retaliation for the recent arrest of a drug boss Howard "Pappy" Mason. The four convicted murderers are now up for parole....

    Police Widow Knows Recurring Pain of Parole Hearings for Husband's Killers

    Police Widow Knows Recurring Pain of Parole Hearings for Husband's Killers
    Diane Piagentini is in her 60’s now, but she recently recalled the pain of losing her young husband 41 years ago, when Police Officer, Joseph Piagentini, was executed with his partner, Waverly Jones, on May 21st, 1971 in Harlem. “They were...

    9 People Hospitalized After 'Suspicious' Queens Fire

    9 People Hospitalized After 'Suspicious' Queens Fire
    A fire broke out early Thursday morning at a home in South Jamaica, Queens, and fire officials are calling it "suspicious." The fire started at 3 a.m. at a home on 145th Street and Rockaway Boulevard, which is ironically located right near the local fire...

    Rising Music Artist Wynter Gordon Releases First EP 'With The Music I Die'

    Rising Music Artist Wynter Gordon Releases First EP 'With The Music I Die'
    Wynter Gordon started as a songwriter for stars such as JLo and Mary J Blige, now this girl from South Jamaica, Queens is making a name for herself on the dance music artist. For more information, visit www.wyntergordon.com.