Mechanic

Catalytic converter (credit: CBS 2)

Metal Thieves Targeting Cars At LIRR Station Lots For Pricey Part

Crooks have been removing catalytic converters off vehicles to make quick cash. Police said the platinum found in the car part can be worth as much as $1,500 an ounce.

07/12/2013

Over 100 wait in Long Island City for a chance at landing a union job (credit: CBS 2)

Dozens Camp Out In Queens For Shot At Mechanic Apprenticeship

Nearly 200 people slept on the sidewalk in the rain for several days outside Union Local 12 in Long Island City, Queens — all for the chance to land a coveted union job.

05/16/2011

Thomas Cirino (credit: DCPI)

Long Island Mechanic Accused Of Damaging Car, Charging Fee To Repair It

Police said neighborhood mechanic Thomas M. Cirino, 56, of 1390 Dewey Avenue was arrested at his home Tuesday at 10 p.m. and charged with fourth degree criminal mischief.

05/11/2011