Fernando Mateo

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

(credit: Tom Lugauer/WFAN)

A-Rod Supporters Fail Boomer & Carton’s Pop Quiz

The “Boomer & Carton” show decided to put a few supporters to the test. Show staffer Tommy Lugauer headed to the MLB offices on Wednesday, delivering his results Thursday morning.

10/03/2013

Alex Rodriguez (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Protester Claims MLB Employee Threw Coffee At Him Outside A-Rod’s Hearing

“We want her fired, and we want an explanation as to why we have to be assaulted by their employees, simply because we’re peacefully trying to demonstrate and get our voices heard,” Mateo said.

10/01/2013

Livery Cabs

Cabbie Advocate: Alleged Rape Highlights Need For Illegal Livery Cab Crackdown

Police said a livery cab driver raped a woman last week in Brooklyn, but was the suspect really a legitimate cabbie?

09/24/2013

A suspect who police say is wanted for an alleged rape in Brooklyn. (credit: NYPD)

Police: Livery Cab Driver Wanted For Rape In Brooklyn

Around 5 a.m. on Sept. 17, a 35-year-old woman hailed a SUV livery cab, police said. One inside, police said she was raped by the driver.

09/23/2013

Green cab

Cabbies: Green Cab System Is Bad News For Drivers

The month-old green cab program is not so popular with some cab drivers.

09/03/2013

(credit: Andrea Grymes/CBS 2)

Taxi Driver Advocate: Bike Messenger To Blame For Shocking Accident

Following the horrific taxi crash this week that ripped off the foot of a British tourist from Midtown, the union representing cab drivers has called for tighter regulations on bike messengers.

08/24/2013

Uro Ama Orji (handout)

Arrest Made In Case Of Livery Cab Driver Fatally Stabbed With Umbrella

A man has been arrested in connection with the gruesome murder of a livery cab driver in Brooklyn last Thursday.

06/18/2013

Autistic Man Burned

Lawsuit: Bronx Group Home Workers Branded Disabled Man With Potato Masher

The lawsuit claims 24-year-old Eduardo Sandoval was branded with a hot potato masher by at least one staffer at the Leake & Watts residential facility last June.

05/20/2013

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