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Craig Crimmins, Phantom of the Metropolitan Opera

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Growing up on a farm in Canada, Helen Hagnes learned to love the violin, and her parents could see that she had a gift for the notoriously difficult instrument. As Hagnes practiced, she saw herself playing at a huge opera house. The violin would take her away from beautiful yet parochial Canada. Hagnes earned a [&hellip
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Discussing Spontaneous Human Combustion with a Top Product Liability Lawyer

Written by C.J. Sullivan on . Posted in Miscellaneous, Posts

I have always had a fascination with spontaneous human combustion. You know, the urban legend about the man sitting in his easy chair, who for no apparent reason blows up into flames, and all that’s left of him are his stubby legs and ashes. I don’t know if spontaneous human combustion happens–science seems to be [&hellip
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A Former Bronx ADA Can’t Get the Job Out of His Blood

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Twenty years ago regular spectators at trials–"court buffs"–were a common sight in most New York City courthouses. They were generally retired old folks with time on their hands, so they’d come to court to spend the day listening to the cases that were going on. They knew all the players and what court had the [&hellip
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The Diaferia Brothers Serve a Good Lasagna While Fulfilling the American Dream

Written by C.J. Sullivan on . Posted in Miscellaneous, Posts

During a grand ceremony on the steps of City Hall, Mayor Robert Wagner declared June 19, 1960 "Freedomland Day." He wanted all New Yorkers to celebrate the opening of a new amusement park, Freedomland, which at that time was billed as the world’s largest outdoor family entertainment center. n This was Wagner’s way of playing [&hellip
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