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Crowds Flock to Funeral of Alison Russo-Elling, Victim of Greek-American Assailant

BROOKVILLE – With honors befitting an FDNY EMS lieutenant who fell in the line of duty, Alison Russo-Elling was buried today. A throng of mourners bade farewell to the 61-year-old woman who was killed last Thursday by the knife of 34-year-old Greek-American Peter Zisopoulos, who attacked her without provocation in a horrific incident in Astoria.

The gray weather perfectly reflected the mood of muted mourning in Brookville, Long Island, where the funeral was held Wednesday morning in a special ceremony at the Tiles Center for the Performing Arts on Northern Boulevard.

The Police took extraordinary measures to ensure that the funeral took place as smoothly as possible as thousands of firefighters and police officers, as well as friends and relatives, came to sympathize with the family of the unfortunate ‘professional rescuer’, who lost her life so unexpectedly, Even more tragically, she died just a few months before she was to leave the service.

Allison Russo-Elling’s colleagues emphasized her self-sacrifice and her sincere concern for her fellow human beings, which resulted in her saving hundreds of human lives.

Her colleague, Michael Greco, speaking to CBS, “there are hundreds of people walking this Earth who have their life thanks to Alison.”

According to FDNY Acting Chief Laura Kavanaugh, Russo will receive a posthumous promotion to the rank of Captain as a recognition of her efforts  during her 25 years of service.

According to the New York Post, the Mayor of New York, Eric Adams was the recipient of exhortations from Russo’s parents, who begged, on the occasion of the murder of their child, to more effectively deal with crime in New York.


NEW YORK – In a festive atmosphere, The Hellenic Initiative (THI) held its 10th Anniversary Gala at Cipriani Wall Street in Manhattan, bringing together the Greek diaspora to raise $2,248,000 in support of worthy causes in Greece while also honoring Pfizer Chairman and CEO Dr.

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FALMOUTH, MA – The police in Falmouth have identified the victim in an accident involving a car plunging into the ocean on February 20, NBC10 Boston reported.

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NEW YORK – Meropi Kyriacou, the new Principal of The Cathedral School in Manhattan, was honored as The National Herald’s Educator of the Year.


Camels a Common Sight for World Cup Visitors (Photos + Video)

DOHA, Qatar — Two weeks into the first World Cup in the Middle East, fewer teams are at the tournament and some fans are starting to make long journeys home.

ANKARA — Annual inflation in Turkey slightly eased in November for the first time in more than a year, according to official figures released on Monday, although it remains close to 24-year highs.

ASTORIA – The Department of Greek Education in conjunction with the Hellenic Book Club of New York presents a screening of Costa-Gavras’ Z, based on the book by Vassilis Vassilikos, at the Archdiocesan Hellenic Cultural Center, 27-09 Crescent Street in Astoria, on Wednesday, December 7, 7 PM.

SAN FRANCISCO — The unabashedly liberal city of San Francisco became the unlikely proponent of weaponized police robots last week after supervisors approved limited use of the remote-controlled devices, addressing head-on an evolving technology that has become more widely available even if it is rarely deployed to confront suspects.

England captain Harry Kane scored his first goal of this year’s World Cup, helping his team beat Senegal 3-0 Sunday and setting up a match against France in the quarterfinals.

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