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Fernando Mateo

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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

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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

Livery Cabbie Shot Dead

Livery Cab Driver Plowed Into 3 Parked Cars After Shooting

A livery cab driver was shot and killed in Brooklyn early Monday, and police said he was likely targeted.

04/01/2013

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Pick Up A Pay Phone, Learn About The New York City Of 20 Years Ago

If you place a toll free call at one of 5,000 pay phones in Manhattan between now and May 26, you will get a free history lesson on what life was like in the city 20 years ago.

03/25/2013

Bodega Association spokesman Fernando Mateo (L) and Bodega Association President Ramon Murphy speak out about Mayor Michael Bloomberg's anti-smoking proposal on Tuesday, March 19, 2013 (credit: Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

Bodega Owners Fear ‘Hide The Cigs’ Legislation Would Hurt Business

Tobacco products would be required to be kept in cabinets, drawers, under the counter, behind a curtain or in any other concealed location.

03/19/2013

Three Kings Day Parade

First Three Kings Day Parade Held In Inwood

Music and animals paraded in Upper Manhattan Sunday to celebrate Three Kings’ Day.

01/06/2013

Fernando Mateo speaks to reporters in the Bronx - Sep 2, 2012 (credit: Jim Smith / WCBS 880)

Bodega Association Wants Easier Access To Bullet-Proof Vests For All Bodega Workers

Fernando Mateo of the Bodega Association of the U.S. said he is working with the city to try to provide subsidized bullet-proof vests for bodega owners.

09/16/2012

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Reward Offered In Bronx Livery Cab Attacks

A $1,000 reward is being offered after a pair of violent attacks on livery cab drivers last month.

09/02/2012

New York City Taxis (file / credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Bloomberg Signs Cabbie Sex Trafficking Bill

Mayor Michael Bloomberg has signed a bill to strengthen penalties against cabbies who knowingly work with sex traffickers.

06/22/2012

Police say these two men robbed a livery cab in the Bronx on May 15, 2012. (credit: NYPD)

Bronx Livery Cab Robbery Captured On Video; $1,000 Reward Offered

The video shows two passengers in the back seat — except they’re not ordinary passengers. They’re thieves. And they’re about to pull a job.

05/16/2012

Maria Gonzalez (center),  Maria Nunez (top right), Jocelyn Gonzalez (top left),  Niely Rosario & Marly Rosario (bottom right), Jacob Nunez &  Ana Julia Martinez (bottom left) (credit: Personal Photos)

Fundraisers Created To Help Pay For Funerals Of Bronx River Pkwy Crash Victims

The New York State Federation Of Taxi Drivers has set up a relief effort that is aiming to raise $100,000. A separate effort is being undertaken by a Latino fraternity at Pace University, where a relative of the victims is a freshman.

05/01/2012

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Sources: Charges To Be Dropped Against Brooklyn Bodega Worker Accused Of Selling Beer To Minor

Video of the April 12 incident at the Giselle Mini Market On East New York Avenue shows the minor leaving the bodega after the worker, 44-year-old Ismael Duran, refused to sell the beer to him after checking his identification.

04/25/2012

Business owners rally outside police headquarters (credit: Stan Brooks/1010 WINS)

Manhattan Business Owners File Lawsuit Against NYPD Over Sting Operations

Owners of restaurants, bodegas, clubs and lounges in northern Manhattan are accusing the NYPD of unfairly targeting them in a series of police raids aimed at cracking down on underage liquor sales.

03/08/2012

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TLC Commissioner: No Deal Yet On NYC Livery Street Hails

A bill, which would legally permit livery street hails, was passed by the legislature back in June. However, it has hit a number of stumbling blocks since that time.

12/14/2011

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