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NYPD nabs alleged serial bank robber

[caption id="attachment_460714" align="alignnone" width="614"] The NYPD has arrested a man they say is responsible for multiple Manhattan bank robberies this month.[/caption] Police have arrested a Brooklyn man they say is responsible for multiple bank robberies this month. Dennis Nemirovskiy, 27, was arrested Friday on five charges of robbery, as well as criminal possession of stolen property. The NYPD released video of Nemirovskiy earlier this month after he allegedly robbed two East Village banks on Oct. 4. On Friday, police said Nemirovskiy entered a TD Bank at 885 Sixth Avenue, and passed a bank teller a note demanding money. The teller handed Nemirovskiy $190 in bills, which contained a dye pack that exploded when he left the bank, staining his jacket. About half an hour later, police

New York City continues to prepare for Ebola threat

New York City continues to prepare for Ebola threat

[caption id="attachment_460775" align="alignnone" width="614"] Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks on Ebola preparedness earlier this month. Photo credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images[/caption] New York City continues to prepare for the possibility of Ebola. There have been numerous scares, but no confirmed cases. Representatives from about 150 unions met with city officials Monday to discuss how public workers might respond if an Ebola case is confirmed in New York. The idea of the training was to give workers who deal with the public practical knowledge on the virus, and debunk rumors, such as the common misconception Ebola can be transmitted by sneezing. The Department of Hygiene and Mental Health said Monday the have received 155 calls from health care providers on patients

Protesters say new Met Opera is anti-Semitic

Protesters say new Met Opera is anti-Semitic

[caption id="attachment_460840" align="alignnone" width="614"] Hundreds of protestors came out to voice their displeasure with the show. Credit: Bess Adler, Metro[/caption] Protesters, including a former mayor and governor, gathered outside of the Metropolitan Opera on Monday afternoon to protest the opening of “The Death of Klinghoffer.” The contemporary opera, which is written by John Adams and was first performed in 1991, is viewed as anti-Semitic by the protesters, many of whom believe the performance depicts terrorism, not art. The opera is about the 1985 hijacking of the Achille Lauro cruise ship by Palestinian terrorists, and the killing of Jewish passenger Leon Klinghoffer. Among the hundreds of demonstrators, many sat in wheelchairs as a form of protest. Klinghoffer was 69 and wheelchair-bound when he

Ebola fears keep South Jersey students home

[caption id="attachment_460517" align="aligncenter" width="614"] A Navy scientist tests Ebola in Liberia.Credit: Getty[/caption] Children who were expected to start classes today at a South Jersey school will now stay at home even longer after serving the 21-day waiting period meant for those traveling from Africa, the school district announced. However, the district — Maple Shade Schools in Burlington County— is now catching heat since many are accusing officials of discriminating against African students. Superintendent Beth Norcia took to the website again Monday afternoon after her original post letting parents know that the students would be staying home another week. [related tag = ebola] “Our schools have become the unwitting ‘face’ of our nation’s fears with regard to pressing health concerns

Brooklyn girl’s death ruled a homicide

Brooklyn girl’s death ruled a homicide

[caption id="attachment_460478" align="alignnone" width="614"] Jeida Torres with her mother. Photo credit: Facebook, Kimberly Torres.[/caption] The New York City Medical Examiner has ruled the death of a Brooklyn toddler a homicide. Jeida Torres, 3, was found bruised and unresponsive Saturday afternoon in the Bushwick apartment where she lived, which is a homeless shelter. Torres’ stepfather, Kelsey Shawn Smith, 20, was arrested Sunday on charges of felony assault and acting in a manner that was injurious to a child less than 17 years old. An autopsy found blunt injuries to the head and torso killed the child. Additional charges are expected to be filed. Smith allegedly beat the child after she soiled herself. Torres’ brother was also treated for injuries at a local hospital

Girlfriend faces harsher charges in attack on firefighter’s pregnant ex, new boyfriend

Girlfriend faces harsher charges in attack on firefighter’s pregnant ex, new boyfriend

[caption id="attachment_456896" align="aligncenter" width="614"] Sada Greenlee, 28, and Philadelphia firefighter Michael Lawson, 38, were charged with assaulting Lawson’s pregnant ex-wife and her current boyfriend twice. Lawson’s charges were dropped to simple assault but Greenlee will face aggravated assault as she alone allegedly struck Lawson’s pregnant ex. Credit: PPD[/caption] Sade Greenlee, 28, will face charges of aggravated assault for allegedly slugging her boyfriend’s pregnant wife in the stomach 10 times outside an elementary school last month. “She continued to pound and beat my stomach 10 times,” Shareba Timbers testified at a preliminary hearing Monday, describing the Sept. 15 attack. “She was just trying to kill my kids.” “She has some kind of rage and anger inside her, the cause of which I do not

Today Marks The Day The Doctor Came To Town

October 20th marks the anniversary of the Sixers acquisition of Julius Erving.

Byko: City has mind in the gutter

The city is expanding ways to curb your appetite.

Obama casts his vote early in Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) – President Barack Obama has cast his vote early for the 2014 midterm elections.

Judge temporarily bars SRC from imposing terms on teachers

A Common Pleas Court judge Monday granted the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers’ request for a preliminary injunction to halt the School Reform Commission’s plans to impose changes to teachers’ health-care benefits.

PW’s Year of Beer: Samuel Adams Octoberfest

We love beer. That’s why we’re devoting an entire year to discovering (and drinking) cold ones from near and far. Know of a beer worth shouting out? Send us a note at… [This is a summary. To read the full article on PhiladelphiaWeekly.com, click the headline above.]

Two killed in separate Chelsea shootings

Two killed in separate Chelsea shootings

[caption id="attachment_460359" align="alignnone" width="369"] Police are seeking these two individuals in connection with a fatal shooting in Chelsea over the weekend. CREDIT: State Police[/caption]   Two were killed in separate shootings in Chelsea this weekend, according to authorities. [related tag=”Boston” limit=5] A 35-year-old woman was killed inside a Shawmut Street home from what appears to be a stray bullet. The Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office has said the woman was not the intended target of the shooting. Two groups, according to that office, were “engaged in conflict” outside when someone drew a gun and fired. The victim was not the intended target of that shooting, which occurred around midnight Saturday, according to police. Police have released surveillance stills of two individuals

Two killed in Jamaicaway crash

Two killed in Jamaicaway crash

[caption id="attachment_128427" align="alignnone" width="295"] Two were killed in an early morning crash on the Jamaicaway. Credit: Metro[/caption]   Two people were killed early today in a two-car crash on the Jamaicaway. [related tag=”Boston” limit=5] Police responded to the scene near Perkins Street around 3 a.m. Police say the initial investigation suggests a BMW sedan driven by a 26-year-old woman from Lynn crossed the yellow line and struck a Toyota Camry which was being driven by a 36-year-old from Roslindale. Two women, a 33-year-old from Lynn and a 44-year-old from Everett, in the BMW suffered fatal injuries. Neither was wearing a seatbelt. The drivers of both cars were taken to area hospitals and are expected to survive. Identities of those