On the night of April 18, 1908, in the railroad town of Bellefontaine, Ohio, about 50 miles northwest of Columbus, 18-year-old Charles Demar walked into the fruit shop he owned with his uncle, Salvatore Cira, and put a bullet into his uncle’s head. Salvatore’s body was discovered later that night by his wife among crates of bananas and apples spattered with his blood. When the police arrived, Mrs. Cira appeared not to understand them, or at least she pretended she didn’t speak English. This wasn’t unusual; the police commonly ran into this problem with Italian immigrants who wanted nothing to do with law enforcement on any level. The most preyed-upon victims were often unwilling to give police any leads, even if they’d personally seen a suspect commit a crime against a loved one. It’s not that Bellefontaine police lacked investigative skills. No law enforcement institution in the nation had been able to penetrate the criminal organizations that had … [Read more...] about The Postal Inspector Who Took Down America’s First Organized Crime Ring
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Sections Skip to content Skip to site index Feature His enemies paint him as all-powerful, but the billionaire philanthropist believes that his political legacy has never been in greater jeopardy. George Soros. Credit Damon Winter/The New York Times Supported by ByMichael Steinberger July 17, 2018 On a clammy Tuesday morning in Paris at the end of May, George Soros, the world’s second-most-vilified New York billionaire (but worth many billions more than the other one), addressed the European Council on Foreign Relations, an organization he helped found a decade ago. Described by the woman who introduced him as a “European at heart,” the Hungarian-born Soros, who made his fortune running a hedge fund and is now a full-time philanthropist, political activist and freelance statesman, was there to share his thoughts on salvaging the European Union. Wearing a dark suit, tieless and with the collar of his blue shirt outside the lapel … [Read more...] about George Soros Bet Big on Liberal Democracy. Now He Fears He Is Losing.
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index New York Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by ByRick Rojas July 13, 2018 NEWARK — Linda Daniels had fallen behind on her electricity bills, her meter run up by medical equipment going around the clock and increasingly hot weather. But on July 3, her family said, they pulled together $500 to pay down her debts, believing it would maintain her service. Two days later, her electricity was shut off. It was a sweltering day and temperatures in Newark soared into the 90s. Ms. Daniels’s house was stifling, the air so stuffy that her daughter said it was difficult to breathe. Even more serious: Ms. Daniels relied on an oxygen machine, and it required electricity. Ms. Daniels, 68, had various ailments, including congestive heart failure, her relatives said, and in recent months she had been placed in hospice care as her health declined. Her doctors had not … [Read more...] about ‘Totally Preventable’: How a Sick Woman Lost Electricity, and Her Life
The Fort Collins Healthy Homes Program received the 2018 Secretary’s Award for Healthy Homes for making indoor environments healthier, according to a press release from the City. The United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development recognized Fort Collins as one of four recipients of the award on June 27. Selina Lujan, senior environmental services specialist for the City of Fort Collins, accepted the award for Policy and Education Innovation on behalf of the City at the annual HUD conference in Anaheim, California. According to the National Environmental Health Association, the Secretary’s Award recognizes, “significant work on the relationship between living environments and resident health.” Each year HUD recognizes cities for research, education and program delivery aimed at making indoor environments healthier, especially in low to moderate income communities. The Healthy Homes Program in Fort Collins … [Read more...] about Fort Collins’ Healthy Homes program recognized by U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development