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  • Unlicensed contractor builds pool creating string of problems on home, family says

    Two months ago all the DeMolas wanted was a swimming pool. What they got instead was an unfinished $18,000 hole in the ground and a huge headache to deal with. The DeMolas hired Carlos Herrera of C&R Pools, and on May 20 he began working on it. He said it would take four to five weeks to complete the job. However, from the very beginning there was a problem. Herrera’s crew had started digging the pool going the wrong way! […]

  • Brooklyn charter school student asked to skip parts of speech on bullying during graduation

    BEDFORD-STUYVESANT, Brooklyn — The speech that 11-year-old Victor Garcia gave as salutatorian at his 6th grade graduation at the Excellence Boys Charter School in Brooklyn was anything but ordinary. Most students would give a speech about how well their year went and would probably leave out some more controversial topics. This is not the path that Garcia took. In his speech, Garcia outlined the bullying that he went through on almost a daily basis. “I was spat on the face, […]

  • Quadriplegic threatened with eviction from Bronx public housing

    THE BRONX — Nyree Stevens is on the verge of eviction, and this is not the first time she has been in a bad spot. Stevens is a 25-year-old quadriplegic — a victim of a random shooting at a party five years ago. Four months ago, when we first met her, she was living in terrible conditions in her public housing apartment at the Morris Houses projects in The Bronx. The walls were falling apart, there was mold in the bathroom, leaks in […]

  • World War II memorial on Hackensack River in jeopardy of losing space

    NEW JERSEY — A World War II memorial that has been on the Hackensack River since 1972 is now in jeopardy of losing space for part of the exhibit. The U.S.S. Ling, which is moored on the river for public tours and education, has a space for artifacts alongside it. It honors the 3,500 vets who died on the 52 subs that were lost during World War II. The land it’s on is owned by the North Jersey Media Group. […]

  • Arnold helps FDNY firefighter get repair on car after Chrysler denies warranty

    MERRICK, N.Y. — New York City Firefighter Mike Suwalski is the definition of a brand loyalist. He owns not one, not two, not three, but four cars from the same company: Chrysler. He has two trucks, an SUV and a minivan, but recently his loyalty was put to the test. His 2008 Chrysler Town and Country broke down. “I was driving home from work, the car ended up overheating. It died on the L.I.E. and that was it. I got […]

  • Grieving ‘vigilante’ dad caught with weapons at Holland Tunnel planned to rescue girl in Brooklyn

    Every day in America, 40 people fatally overdose on opioids, prescription painkillers and heroin. John Cramsey wanted this to end. He apparently was on a mission to rescue one young addict when he was caught with an arsenal of weapons and ammunition in his truck at the Holland Tunnel Tuesday. He never completed his journey from Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley to New York City, the heroin hub of the northeast. Heroin is what killed Cramsey’s daughter Alexandria, known as Lexi, four […]

  • Animal death count climbs near Bay Ridge tree as neighbors search for answers

    BAY RIDGE, Brooklyn — Bay Ridge residents are searching for answers in the rash of animal deaths surrounding one tree. PIX11 has been reporting about birds, squirrels and cats being poisoned to death in Bay Ridge. Neighbors have been scrutinizing surveillance video to find out who might be involved. A recent video shows two women putting an unknown substance around the base of a tree. A Bay Ridge resident named George saw PIX11’s report in May and said he recognized […]

  • Gov. Chris Christie tackles education at Hasbrouck Heights town hall, but stays mum on presidential plans

    HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ (PIX11) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie visited the small town of Hasbrouck Heights in Bergen County Thursday for his 135th town hall meeting,  tackling voter concerns like education but disappointing political observers hopeful that Christie might announce his candidacy for president. The day before, Christie was in the key presidential-politics state of New Hampshire, where he pressed the flesh with voters in what is the first state to hold a primary, and shook off concerns that […]

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