A student from Rome, Italy cools off in the Washington Square Park Fountain in  New York City on July 22, 2011. (Photo credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Nearly A Dozen Deaths Attributed To NYC Heat Wave

The medical examiner said Friday that the latest victims were in Queens and Brooklyn.


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Elderly New Jersey Couple Warns Seniors Of ‘The Grandparents Scam’

After 60,000 complaints nationwide – 1,600 victims in New Jersey – state and federal officials are rolling out a national campaign to talk about a booming scam targeting seniors.


Ellis Island is seen from Liberty State Park - Jersey City, NJ - Oct 11, 2009 - Photo: Evan Bindelglass / WCBS 880

Stories From Main Street: Queens, NY

After a man died and it took over a week for anyone to notice, the Gallagher Initiative was created to keep track of the aging Irish in Queens.


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Grant Will Help The Hungry In NYC

The initiative will have a special focus on households with children, the working poor, and senior citizens.


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Queens 96-Year-Old To Mugger: ‘He’s Gotta Fight Me’

An elderly man has become a crime victim for the first time in his life. He was mugged inside his own building last Thursday. The thief made off with some cash, but police caught the robber on camera.


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‘Senior Helpers’ Provide Holiday Hand To The Elderly

This can be a particularly tough time for the elderly. Many holiday errands are challenges for some seniors. But helping hands are available.


Con Artists Targeting Seniors On Long Island

It’s the season of giving, but con artists are making the most of the generosity of seniors by scamming them out of thousands of dollars.


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Study: Americans Live Longer Than British

There’s good news about getting old in America.


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Search Continues For Brooklyn Mugger Targeting Elderly

Frustrated investigators have again released surveillance video of the suspect. He’s wanted for at least six robberies in Coney Island apartment buildings since June.


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Man Dies After Being Found Floating In NY Bay

Police said he was last seen by his wife sitting on a dock. That was an hour and 15 minutes before he was discovered in the water.


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Police Release New Video In Brighton Beach Robberies

Police are making a new push in an effort to find the man who has been preying on elderly women in the Brighton Beach section of Brooklyn.


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Police Arrest Suspect In Elderly Rape

Marcos Cuevas was taken into police custody in connection with the vicious assault.


Surveillance video captured this man, who police believe is responsible for a string of robberies of elderly victims on Coney Island.

Robbery Suspect Targeting Elderly On Coney Island

Police say a robbery suspect has been preying on the elderly – and until now, he’s gotten away with it. Now, investigators hope a key piece of evidence will catch the criminal targeting seniors.


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Suspect In Elderly Rape Under Arrest

Shon Holland was accused of sexually assaulting the 79-year-old Alzheimer’s patient inside her Westchester Square apartment building in July.


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Long Island Expo Focusing On Elderly Drivers

Getting old presents unique challenges to those who drive.

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