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Past articles by Lisa:

U.S. Marshals auction off millions worth of seized items

MIDTOWN — When white-collar crimes take place, and millions of dollars in assets are seized, where do they go? The U.S. Marshals placed many of those luxury items up for auction to the highest bidder. The U.S. Marshals held a live auction with a web simulcast in midtown. → Read More

After 30 years on the job, NYPD transit employee retires at age 89

THE BRONX — After 30 years as a police administrative aid for NYPD’s Transit District 12, Onidii Noiis is retiring at the age of 89. Noiis started with the NYPD in 1988 after a few years with the FDNY. She’s made an impression on her coworkers ever since. → Read More

New $15 million homeless shelter to be built in Jersey City

JERSEY CITY, NJ — With the second highest homeless population in New Jersey at 822, Hudson County is looking to keep more of its men, women and children off the streets. A bright spot in the figures, which come from NJ Counts, a point-in-time study, is a decrease in the number of homeless over the years, along with an increase in those housed in shelters. → Read More

NYC begins Hanukkah celebrations

NEW YORK — The eight-day celebration of Hanukkah began Sunday. Jewish communities celebrated the “festival of lights” across the city, with events such as the annual Latkepalooza at the Museum at Eldridge Street and the menorah lightings at the Grand Army Plaza and Columbia University. → Read More

New Yorkers gather at AIDS Memorial Park for World AIDS Day

GREENWICH VILLAGE, Manhattan – On the 30th anniversary of World AIDS Day, supporters gathered at AIDS Memorial Park in Greenwich Village to honor the more than 100,000 New Yorkers who have died from the virus. → Read More

Food Bank for NYC feed those in need on ‘Orange Friday’

HARLEM, Manhattan – The hardest time for New Yorkers in need to find a meal is the day after Thanksgiving, when many soup kitchens and charities are closed. To help out, Food Bank’s Community Kitchen and a team of volunteers pitched in to serve hot meals for "Orange Friday" — orange being the color of hunger awareness. → Read More

Bowery Mission serves Thanksgiving dinner to more than 9,000 people

NEW YORK – With more than 67,000 people experiencing homelessness in New York City during this holiday, the Bowery Mission is on a mission to help them one plate at a time. → Read More

Veteran says he was beaten by Yonkers police during arrest

YONKERS, NY — A former Jamaican Army Special Ops officer is recovering from what he says was excessive force by police. Terrence Shaw, who suffered numerous injuries to his eye, head and body, says he was pulled over on Palmer Road in Yonkers on Saturday morning for no apparent reason. → Read More

NYPD unveils new Crime Stoppers truck to help expand reach of crime-fighting program

HARLEM — Crime Stoppers is coming to a neighborhood near you. Members of the NYPD and the New York Police Foundation, which funds the popular hotline’s reward money, introduced their new LED mobile billboard to help get the word out about crime in the five boroughs. → Read More

Cuomo administration plans to ban flavored e-cigarettes

NEW YORK — Gov. Andrew Cuomo plans to ban the sale of flavored e-cigarettes as soon as next year, possibly making New York the first state to prohibit such vaping products often marketed as a safer alternative to traditional cigarettes. → Read More

Huntington will change its name to ‘Hauntington’ for one day thanks to a 7-year-old girl

HUNTINGTON, Long Island — In the spirit of Halloween, the town of Huntington will change its name to 'Hauntington' for one day on Oct. 31 and every Halloween moving forward. It’s all thanks to the creative thinking of 7-year-old resident Angelica Dee Cunningham. The second grader was in the car with her parents when she told them of her idea. They suggested she write to the town. → Read More

MTA expected to back overnight station cleaners

NEW YORK — Frustrated with dirty subway stations, straphangers may soon see a cleaner change starting early next year. The MTA has decided to trash a year-old pilot program that took about 500 station cleaners off of their overnight shifts. → Read More

MTA continues to face financial struggles despite fare hike proposals

NEW YORK — Even with a proposed fare hike for next year and a new surcharge for taxi and for-hire car trips in Manhattan, the MTA says the agency’s finances are on track to be in the worst shape seen in decades, with Chairman Joe Lhota adding it will even take more than the congestion pricing program Governor Cuomo is considering next year. → Read More

Bodega owner guns down man during attempted robbery in the Bronx: NYPD

SOUNDVIEW, the Bronx — A Bronx bodega owner shot and killed a man who was allegedly robbing his store, the NYPD said. The owner of J Market, located on Morrison Avenue and East 172 Street in Soundview, was approached by a man demanding money at about 10:30 p.m. → Read More

Sleeping woman raped inside Chelsea apartment: police

CHELSEA, Manhattan — Police are searching for the man accused of raping a woman inside her Manhattan apartment. The 25-year-old victim was sleeping when the alleged attacker entered her apartment Thursday night, police said. He allegedly climbed into her bed and sexually assaulted her. → Read More

Comic Con: Preview the event’s massive takeover of NYC

With more than 900 exhibitors at the Javits Center and 100 more at Pier 94 for Anime Fest, Comic Con is expecting a quarter of a million visitors throughout the four-day event. “There’s comics, there’s movies, there’s video games, there’s TV shows. Any sort of thing that has emanated from the comic book culture is here at new York Comic Con,” Mike Armstrong, event director for ReedPOP, said. → Read More

Building partially collapses in Queens: FDNY

ASTORIA, Queens — Crews are on scene after a building partially collapsed in Queens early Wednesday. Fire officials received a call shortly after 4 a.m. about a partial roof collapse at a mixed occupancy one-story building on 48-15 25th Ave. in Astoria. → Read More

Pop-up shop power

WEST VILLAGE, Manhattan – Pop-up shops and experiences are all the rage in NYC as businesses and brands take their marketing to another level. “It’s not always about how many things I own. → Read More

One year later, Puerto Rico still needs our help

PUERTO RICO — One year after Hurricane Maria battered Puerto Rico, the island still struggles to recover. Hundreds of thousands of families were left with uninhabitable living conditions, seeking shelter in the mainland. Many evacuees stayed with relatives, stayed in shelters or received temporary housing through FEMA's temporary shelter programs. → Read More

Jets celebrate 50th anniversary of Super Bowl III win

East Rutherford, NJ - The Jets are gearing up to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Super Bowl III. This morning the franchise unveiled their Jets Uncorked: Championship Reserve wine, to commemorate the occasion. → Read More