Nouel Alba is accused of lying to FBI agents. (credit: Personal Photo)

Woman To Be Sentenced For Running Bogus Newtown Charity

A woman who posed as the aunt of a child killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre will be sentenced next week.


Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, 1010 WINS' Juliet Papa, Mike Lupica at the 65th Annual Artists Vs. Writers Game, August 17, 2013.

65th Annual Artists Vs. Writers Game Raises $150,000 For L.I. Charities

NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly served as an umpire in the game; former President Bill Clinton was in the stands.


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Brooklyn Man Accused Of Looting $2 Million From Charitable Donations

A Brooklyn man allegedly spent charitable donations intended for Israel on everything from his mortgage to dentist visits to video rentals, according to Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.


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Police: Farmingville Man Arrested For Fake Charity Operation

David Papik, 33, has been charged with second-degree scheme to defraud after police said he went door-to-door Wednesday and collected donations in Farmingville.


Lightning strikes during a thunder storm as seen over a tornado devastated home on May 23, 2013 in Moore, Oklahoma. (credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Hoboken Councilman Coordinates Tornado Relief Efforts With Oklahoma Church

Upon seeing the heartbreaking devastation play out on his television screen, Tim Occhipinti, a Hoboken councilman, started making calls. Eventually he reached a Wal-Mart in Oklahoma City.


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NY Jewelry Designer Donating All Proceeds From ‘B Strong’ Bracelets To Boston Charity

Danielle Stevens said there are no profits gained from the sale of the B Strong bracelets, with 65 percent of all sales going to The One Fund Boston.


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Suffolk Police Warn Against Boston Bombing Charity Scams

Authorities said there is often a spike of bogus sites or social media pleas for donations in the wake of a disaster, where scammers prey on those looking to lend support.


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Long Island Charity That Helps Kids With Cancer To Hold Annual Fundraiser

The Night of Laughter annual fundraiser will be held on April 12 at the Milleridge Inn in Jericho. All of the money raised will benefit the charity.


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‘Bachelorette’ Couple Teams Up With Habitat For Humanity

Ashley Hebert and her husband JP Rosenbaum found love on hit show “The Bachelorette,” but now they’re on a new mission.


Crews tackle piles of debris as clean-up continues where a large section of the iconic boardwalk was washed away on November 10, 2012 in the heavily damaged Rockaway neighborhood of Queens. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Sandy Relief Group Assisted By Grant From Robin Hood Foundation

The grassroots charitable group Friends of Rockaway is helping those who need work done on their homes and those who need a place to work.


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Report: A-Rod’s Foundation Donated 1 Percent Of Proceeds In ’06

There’s yet another headache surrounding Yankees star Alex Rodriguez — and this one has nothing do to with allegations of doping.


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IHOP Marks Annual Pancake Celebration With Free Flapjacks

IHOP will be offering a free short stack of its famous buttermilk pancakes to restaurant patrons all day Tuesday from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.


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Stories From Main Street: Rockland Native To Perform Good Works In All 50 States

A person needs courage to follow the road not taken. Rockland County native Mark Svensson and his wife Esmine are taking that chance.


Nouel Alba is accused of lying to FBI agents. (credit: Personal Photo)

Bronx Woman Accused Posing As Victim’s Aunt In Newtown Charity Scam

Thirty-seven-year-old Nouel Alba was arrested Thursday and charged with lying to FBI agents.


A sign adorns a memorial for shooting victims on December 18, 2012 in Newtown, Connecticut. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Conn. Officials Warn About Possible Charity Scams Involving Sandy Hook

Officials urged people on Wednesday to be careful about donating to charities that claim to benefit victims of Friday’s Newtown shootings.