FBI Arrests 2 Women Suspected Of Trying To Rob Bank Dressed As NunsNineteen-year-old Swahilys Pedraza-Rodriguez and 23-year-old Melisa Aquino Arias appeared before a judge in Newark, New Jersey on Monday.
Convents Around Area, Country Close As Nuns Age, Numbers DwindleConvents in the Tri-State Area and across America are closing, as nuns who used to be a vibrant presence in schools and communities are aging rapidly.
3 Staten Island Men Arrested In Connection With Convent FireVincent Calder, 19, was arrest Friday on several charges including arson as a hate crime and burglary, police said. Two others -- Christopher Sasso and Diego Tuso, both 19 -- were arrested on charges of burglary, criminal mischief and trespassing.
Volunteers Flock To Breezy Point To Help Storm-Ravaged ResidentsBreezy Point, Queens, has been battered by flooding, fires and most recently theft in the wake of Superstorm Sandy, but volunteers continued Saturday to pitch in and help.