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Fernando Mateo

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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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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

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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

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

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

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