Posts Tagged ‘John Friia’

Nabe Chatter: Box Cutter Rapist Convicted, Ex-EV Officer Sentenced, World AIDS Day

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flagpole_AA Box Cutter Rapist Convicted on All Counts Thanks to DNA evidence, Andres Suarez, 30, of the Bronx, was recently convicted on all charges for raping and assaulting a woman in her Soho apartment in 2008. During the trial in the New York Supreme Court, the jury found Suarez guilty on all the counts, including predatory [&hellip
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Tapped In: Gas Ration Ends, Sandy Book Drive, Senior Center Reopens

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4486 Compiled by Paul Bisceglio and John Friia SCHOOL HOLDS HOLIDAY FAIR PS 199 is hosting a Holiday Boutique Fair on Saturday, Dec. 1. Over 30 vendors will sell clothing, toys, jewelry, crafts and other small gifts to benefit the school and victims of Hurricane Sandy. The fair will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 [&hellip
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Black Friday Deals for Downtown

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blackfriday If you’re prepared to brave the shopping throngs the day after Thanksgiving, reward yourself with some cool finds and steals in the neighborhood. By John Friia Best place to shop with bros Brooks Brothers Flatiron Shop, 901 Broadway at 20th Street, 212-228-3580 If you’ve got your boyfriend, brother or any male-type person in tow, bring [&hellip
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A Soccer Mom Who Runs a League of 4,000

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WESTY_Dana DiPrima By John Friia Dana DiPrima wears many hats; she is a mother, a wife and the commissioner of the West Side Soccer League since 2005. As the commissioner, she oversees the league, which has over 4,000 neighborhood youths ranging from 5 to 18 years old. There are nearly 400 teams, with 800 coaches and 500 [&hellip
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Theater/Event Cleaner

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BWA_Natividad Nery Always an Encore Performance for this Theater Cleaner By John Friia For the past 13 years, people visiting the August Wilson Theatre, located at 245 W. 52nd St., have seen Natividad Nery welcoming patrons and keeping the theater clean. To say that Nery likes to help people would be an understatement. Whether working at the [&hellip
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Security Officer – Commercial Building

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BWA_BrendaVauters_AA copy ‘Mother’ of All Security Officers By John Friia Brenda Vauters has been a security guard at Credit Suisse for the past two years, walking around and canvassing the perimeter to ensure everything is in order. This position requires that Vauters be outdoors most of the time, which is one of the aspects of the job [&hellip
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Healthy Eating Tips for Pregnant Women

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iStock_000013189046Large copy By John Friia Once a woman discovers she is pregnant, everything changes, from what she can do to what she can eat. When it comes to dietary changes, the goal is to try to eat the types of food that are beneficial for your growing baby. With such a wide variety of foods to choose [&hellip
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Heart Disease, a Silent and Ignored Killer in Women

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iStock_000016115660Medium copy By John Friia The leading cause of death for women in the United States is heart disease, and many of the symptoms that signal heart attack in women are different from those experienced by males, sometimes resulting in a fatal self-misdiagnosis. According to the American Heart Association, 477,900 women died from a heart-related conditions in [&hellip
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Batali Cooks Up New Library at Goddard Riverside

Written by West Side Spirit on . Posted in News West Side Spirit, West Side Spirit

ws_batali_1 By John Friia Many people know Mario Batali as the energetic TV chef and restaurateur, but some are unaware of his role as a philanthropist. In 2008, he launched the Mario Batali Foundation, aiming to make sure children are well read, well fed and well cared-for. Since then, the foundation has worked with numerous organizations [&hellip
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