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Dear Colleagues, First of all, I wanted to thank all of you for the continued support. It’s been about a week since the report was released from the Mayor’s Advisory Commission on City Art, Monuments and Markers. I hope everyone had an opportunity to review it....

Harrisburg, Pa.: My very diligent cousin, Dominica McGowan, who is an avid reader and longtime reader of The Daily News, as was my dad and every other member of my family, sent me clippings from your Voice of The People section concerning distant members of...

A murdered detective’s legacy Morganville, N.J.: Re Voicer Bob Petrosino’s letter about his great-great-uncle, Lt. Joe Petrosino, the NYPD detective murdered by the Black Hand in 1909 in Sicily: He was also my great-great-uncle and I would like to add a significant piece of history...

Lt. Det. Joseph Petrosino, the first Italian-American of his rank in the NYPD, was also the first member of the department to be killed on duty on foreign soil. Leonardo DiCaprio will star in and executive produce a movie about an NYPD detective killed in...

PHOTO ABOVE: Crowds lined the route of Lt. Joseph Petrosino’s funeral cortege in 1909. CreditLibrary of Congress By SAM ROBERTS MAY 9, 2017 Talk about ethnic profiling. Early in the 20th century, the New York City Police Department’s highest-ranking Italian-American officer estimated that perhaps one-fifth of...

It sounds like a gang of baddies from a comic book or a Hardy Boys adventure. But the Black Hand was dead serious, a loose network of Italian immigrants who in the early 20th century terrorized dozens of American cities and towns by demanding protection money from merchants, kidnapping children (the ransom note typically came embellished with the logo of a black hand), and committing murders — all with near-impunity because the cowed victims refused to testify....

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