Dominican Republic

Jenrry Mejia (credit: Daniel Shirey/Getty Images)

Mets’ Mejia Delayed In D.R. Due To Age, Identity Review

Mets GM Sandy Alderson said he believes the review, which is being handled through MLB at the request of the U.S. Consulate in the Dominican Republic, was random and not because of suspected wrongdoing.

02/14/2013

Sen. Robert Menendez (file/credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Menendez On Prostitution ‘Smears’: They’re ‘Absolutely False…Bottom Line’

Menendez met with reporters Monday evening for the first time since the allegations spread after the FBI last week raided the offices of a Florida ophthalmologist, Dr. Salomon Melgen.

02/04/2013

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Police: Ex-Yankee Pascual Perez Slain In Apparent Robbery

A statement from police in the Dominican Republic reports that several individuals attacked Perez inside his home in a town west of the capital.

11/01/2012

Dominican Day Parade 2012 (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Dominican Day Parade Rolls Up 6th Avenue

The parade ended at 2 p.m., but festivities will continue all afternoon and evening throughout the city, with lots of celebrating taking place in Washington Heights. Much of Sixth Avenue is expected to be closed off through the evening.

08/12/2012

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Former Met, Yankee Armando Benitez Resurfaces With Independent Long Island Ducks

One of the most ridiculed and criticized — yet successful — closers in Mets history is making a comeback. Good ol’ Armando Benitez has resurfaced with none other than the Long Island Ducks of the independent Atlantic League.

05/25/2012

Hearses are seen outside the Church of St. Raymond in the Bronx on Friday, May 4, 2012 for the funeral of seven family members who were killed in a crash on the Bronx River Parkway. (credit: CBS 2)

Hundreds Fill Church For Funeral Of 7 Killed In Bronx River Parkway Crash

Seven hearses pulled up to the Church of St. Raymond in the Bronx Friday morning carrying the bodies of seven members of the same family who were killed in a crash last weekend on the Bronx River Parkway.

05/04/2012

Former general partner of the Yankees Steve Swindal (left) and MLB commissioner Bud Selig laugh during a press conference in 2008. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

Steve Swindal, Steinbrenner’s Once Heir Apparent, Finds New Success

Married to one of George Steinbrenner’s daughters, Steve Swindal was a general partner of the Yankees from 1998-06 and chairman of the Yankees’ parent company. These days, Swindal works with players who hope to join the Yankees — or any other team in the big leagues.

03/07/2012

Octavio Estevez (R) on the steps of City Hall - New York, NY - Dec 19, 2011 (credit: Alex Silverman / WCBS 880)

NYC Father Of Two Needs A Home To Get Life-Saving Kidney Transplant

Without a permanent home, New York Presbyterian rules state they can’t perform the kidney transplant surgery Octavio Estevez desperately needs to stay alive.

12/20/2011

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Flight 587 Remembered On 10th Anniversary

Family members mourned for their lost loved ones on Saturday morning at a memorial marking the 10th anniversary of the flight’s crash.

11/12/2011

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Bronx Livery Cab Driver Julio Lora Dies From Injuries Sustained In March Shooting

A livery cab driver who was shot by a passenger during a Bronx robbery attempt has succumbed to his injuries.

08/24/2011

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Stories From Main Street: Scarsdale Teen Collecting Baseball Goods For Kids In Dominican Republic

Ben Ulene, 15, of Scarsdale, really hit a home run, and he didn’t even have to swing a bat.

08/08/2011

Rock Diaz

Freeport Man Accused Of Impersonating Soldier At JFK Airport To Get First Class Upgrade

Port Authority police arrested 22-year-old Rock Diaz of Freeport on charges of second-degree impersonation.

06/27/2011

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Paulino Hopes To Have US Visa Next Week

The 29-year-old catcher has been unable to leave his homeland of the Dominican Republic because of issues related to his 50-game drug suspension last season while with the Florida Marlins.

WFAN–03/03/2011

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TSA Screeners Disciplined After Major Security Breach At JFK

Several TSA agents are facing discipline and extra training after a serious breach of security at JFK International Airport involving box cutters – the same weapons used by the 9/11 hijackers.

03/02/2011

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Collins Unconcerned About Paulino’s Absence

Ronny Paulino’s absence from spring training because of visa problems isn’t yet a concern to Mets manager Terry Collins.

WFAN–02/24/2011

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