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A Mother’s Loss

A Mother's Loss
A teacher blames a Manhattan hospital for the passing of her son
December 15, 2020

She knew something was wrong when her son was born and all she heard was silence. Missing were cries and screams.  They would come later. She had been preparing for the arrival of her son for nine...

Jupiter Joe and His Journey Through Space

Jupiter Joe and His Journey Through Space
December 10, 2020
“So when people ask me why I do what I do, I say I do what I do because I hope that one day someone teaches me a lesson that I taught someone else, at least that way I’ll know it came back around.”

Former NYPD Officer Finds His Niche in Yorktown Police Department

Former NYPD Officer Finds His Niche in Yorktown Police Department
A benevolent man, father by night, and officer by day, Paniccia protects all.
December 10, 2020

Being a police officer comes with many challenges, but being a police officer in a high school is a whole different ball game. School Resource Officer with the Yorktown Heights Police Department, Lawrence...

The Fight For Her Life

The Fight For Her Life
November 21, 2020

“I was having an out of body experience.” Chiara Valle was a dancer at The Washington Ballet, which was quite an achievement already for the still teen. While dancing at The Washington Ballet she...

Mercy Alumnus Police Chief on Community, COVID-19, 2020 Struggles

Mercy Alumnus Police Chief on Community, COVID-19, 2020 Struggles
November 16, 2020

Mercy College alumnus, Robert M. Noble, now the new chief of the Yorktown Heights Police Department, has had a lot on his plate in the recent months. Noble is a concise and direct man who many in the community...

Onondaga Man Using Lacrosse As A Tool For Restoring Native American Tradition

Onondaga Man Using Lacrosse As A Tool For Restoring Native American Tradition
November 16, 2016

From the time one enters until the time they leave, the aroma of fresh lavender, morning dew, and reminisce of a fire that scorched brilliantly like the sun from the night before fill the air. The trees...

New Country, New Life

New Country, New Life
Cuban Refugee Recalls His Time In Fidel's Country
November 28, 2015

Soldiers. Soldiers in olive green uniforms. Soldiers with guns. They are not staring at anyone. They are not yelling, just being relocated. Are they just traveling for pleasure? A six year old boy sits...

Rags on Rags on Rags-a-Go-Go

Rags on Rags on Rags-a-Go-Go
November 8, 2015

Cowboy boots hang above the awning outside. The psychedelic writing on the storefront sticks out against 14th Street. Clothing lines the wall on double racks attached to the wall. Organized into various...

The Fight To Live

The Fight To Live
Battling Ovarian Cancer
November 3, 2015

It was the first time since the Memolo family moved to Las Vegas that Nicole and her sisters, Dominique and Denna, went on the swings at a nearby park. As Nicole proceeded to go up the swing, she felt...

A Sister’s Love Of Her Brother

A Sister's Love Of Her Brother
March 16, 2015

He kept saying bye that day. He tells me bye every day, but this time it was different. I think he knew he wasn’t coming back for a while, but had hopes of returning soon because he left the back door...

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