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Fernando Mateo

FILE -- New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (Credit: Getty Images)

After Bloody Weekend, De Blasio Says NYPD To ‘Aggressively’ Tackle Gun Violence

Twenty-three people were shot over the weekend, two fatally, according to the NYPD.

08/18/2014

Tommy Smalls, 26, is accused in the murder of two Bronx livery cab drivers. (Credit: CBS 2)

Police Make Fourth Arrest In Bronx Cab Driver Murders

Tommy Smalls, 29, and three other men are accused of fatally shooting two cab drivers in separate incidents and then stealing their cars.

08/16/2014

Surveillance image of two suspects sought in deadly shooting of livery cab driver in the Bronx. (credit: NYPD)

Sources: 3 Arrested In Killing Of 2 Livery Cab Drivers In The Bronx

The trio were also wanted in connection with robberies of convenience stores in Yonkers and the Bronx, sources said.

08/15/2014

Livery Cab (credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Group Calls For Action After 2 Livery Cab Drivers Killed In The Bronx

For the second time in a week, a livery cab driver has been fatally shot in the Bronx and a drivers’ rights group believes the two cases may be connected.

08/12/2014

Surveillance image of a suspect police said is wanted for shooting a bodega employee in Brooklyn on April 17, 2014. (credit: NYPD)

Suspect Sought In Brooklyn Shooting Of Bodega Employee

The victim, 52-year-old Swadh Maged from Staten Island, was shot four times in the chest and arm. He was rushed to Kings County Hospital, where he died a short time later.

04/18/2014

Plastic bag (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

New York City Council Considers Shopping Bag Fee Legislation

The 10-cent carry out bag fee would apply to markets and bodegas, street vendors selling fruit, vegetables and general merchandise and retail stores including clothing, drug and department stores.

03/26/2014

Snow left on top of a car can become a serious threat to other motorists. (Credit CBS 2)

NY Cabbies Call For Penalties Against Drivers Who Don’t Clear Snow, Ice Off Cars

New York State Federation of Taxi Drivers spokesman Fernando Mateo is asking the de Blasio administration and state lawmakers to revisit a bill introduced in 2009 that would impose penalties, including a $1,000 fine.

02/11/2014

A taxi is viewed on September 4, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Program Allowing Cabbies To Drive Revelers’ Cars Deemed Success

The New York State Federation of Taxi Drivers has declared success for a program that allows cabbies to drive people home in their own cars when they’ve had one drink too many.

12/29/2013

A taxi is viewed on September 4, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Program Allows Cabbies To Drive Revelers Home In Own Cars

The New York State Federation of Taxi Drivers on Sunday announced a program in which taxi drivers will make sure both you and your car get home safely if you’ve had one drink too many.

12/22/2013

A missing person flyer for 14-year-old Avonte Oquendo. (credit: CBS)

A-Rod Visits Family Of Missing Autistic Teen Avonte Oquendo

The New York Yankees third baseman met with Oquendo’s family at an Upper Manhattan restaurant Sunday, vowing to use his star power to help regain momentum in the case.

11/11/2013

FILE -- NYPD car is viewed in Times Square. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Group Offers $5,000 Reward For Upper Manhattan Restaurant Burglars

A trade group was offering a $5,000 reward Saturday for information leading to the burglars who struck six restaurants and a bodega in Upper Manhattan.

11/09/2013

The scene outside A-Rod's suspension hearing in early October. (credit: Bill Tynan/WCBS 880)

State Politicians Slam MLB, Selig At A-Rod Rally

“He should step down immediately, today, right now,” New York State Senator Adriano Espaillat said Thursday of Commissioner Bud Selig. “We shouldn’t allow him to just exit in so-called glory and retire.”

10/18/2013

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A-Rod Backers Launch Petition Website, Blast Selig

The new site, supportarod13.com, features a petition, an A-Rod photo gallery and a link to donate to HIspanics Across America.

10/17/2013

The scene outside A-Rod's suspension hearing on October 2, 2013 (credit: Tom Lugauer/WFAN)

A-Rod Returns To Thank Vigil-Goers After Prodding From Mom

Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez returned to Park Avenue on Thursday night to thank supporters participating in a candlelight vigil outside MLB headquarters — after some prodding from the matriarch.

10/04/2013

Fernando Mateo on October 2, 2013. (credit: Tom Lugauer/WFAN)

On WFAN: Hispanics Across America Prez Defends A-Rod Backers, Blasts MLB

Hispanics Across America president Fernando Mateo joined WFAN’s “Boomer & Carton” program on Thursday to put the Yankees and MLB on blast for what he calls an “injustice” against Alex Rodriguez.

10/03/2013

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