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Posts Tagged ‘New York’

Mother Of 4, Laid Off From MTA

THE HUFFINGTON POST, published September 16, 2010

Losing your job is hard enough. It’s even harder if you are a single parent. But what about if you are a single parent, trying to raise four children in one of the most expensive cities in the world?

Sabrina Greenwood is one of nearly 200 subway station booth agents who handed in their badges and uniforms last month, the latest victims of Metropolitan Transit Authority’s (MTA) financial woes, which have resulted in fare increases and reductions in service.


Trashy Treasure Leads to Felony False-Bomb Charge

THE NEW YORK TIMES, published 20 May, 2009

Robert’s Version from Damiano Beltrami on Vimeo.

As Robert Lopez tells it, his trouble began nearly two years ago when he plucked a bundle of fake dynamite from the trash in Brooklyn and took it home with plans to turn it into a piggy bank.

Now Mr. Lopez, 38, a career maintenance man with no criminal record beyond a 10-year-old marijuana possession violation, is set to appear in court on Thursday on false-bomb charges that could put him in prison for up to four years.


A Church Finds Its Radio Voice Again

THE LOCAL (NYT blog), published 9 April, 2009


From Baghdad via Bronx

DAILY NEWS, published 22 March, 2009

Alaa Majeed begins her day before dawn, going online in her Bronx apartment to read Sunni, Shiite and Kurd newspapers.

In the dark, quiet hours, as the journalist sips Iraqi coffee from a Yankees mug, her thoughts drift back to Baghdad.

“I miss the smell of the streets of Baghdad, the honking of the cars,” Majeed said. “Iraq is in my veins.”