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Jersey City native gets Robert David Peraza Annual Rugby Scholarship

Yueh Ho The Jersey Journal¬† Jersey City resident Eamonn Matthews always dreamed of being the star player on a collegiate team. During his childhood, he would often picture himself as the star quarterback or a stud baseball player. But in eighth grade, he gave rugby a shot and fell in love with the sport. Matthews […]

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Widow of FDNY’s Ray Downey honored at Deer Park homecoming

Deer Park High School honored Rosalie Downey, 75, center, as the grand marshal at the homecoming day parade on Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014. Downey is the wife of fallen FDNY deputy chief of special operations Ray Downey, who died while trying to save civilians during 9/11. From left: Raymond Ugalde, Marie Tortorici, Nina Ugalde, Peter Tortorici, Brian Ugalde and Kathy Ugalde. (Credit: Amy Onorato)

By Amy Onorato Newsday Deer Park resident and New York Fire Department Deputy Chief of Special Operations Ray Downey, 62, gave his life trying to save civilians during the devastating events of September 11, 2001. Downey was not only a hero, but a man of the Deer Park community — giving lectures at the Deer […]

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Robert Curatolo Bowl-a-Thon once again rolls a strike

The Robert Curatolo Bowl-a-thon included numerous family members of the hero firefighter, including, left to right, brothers Anthony Curatolo and John Curatolo, his father, Tony Curatolo and uncle, Chick Curatolo. Photo  Charlie De Biase Jr.

By Charlie De Biase Jr. Staten Island Advance Those who decided to bowl at the third annual Robert Curatolo Bowl-a-Thon last Saturday were under no pressure to perform on the lanes. In fact, it didn’t matter if your first three rolls found nothing but gutter; or you failed to record a single spare or you […]

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