Mario Cuomo ends 41-year boycott of 'The Godfather'

Mario Cuomo ends 41-year boycott of 'The Godfather'

NEW YORK, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Former New York Gov. Mario Cuomo confirmed he has ended his decades-long boycott against "The Godfather" and watched the 1972 film.

Cuomo, Pataki criticize Washington gridlock

PURCHASE, N.Y., Oct. 3 (UPI) -- Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Republican predecessor George Pataki both said they were dismayed by the U.S. government shutdown.

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New CNN morning show called 'New Day'

NEW YORK, April 30 (UPI) -- A new CNN morning news program hosted by Chris Cuomo and Kate Bolduan will be called "New Day," the struggling U.S. cable network said Tuesday.
New York's 'Hizzoner' Edward I. Koch dies

New York's 'Hizzoner' Edward I. Koch dies

NEW YORK, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Edward Koch, the high-spirited politician who ran New York City for three terms with combative zeal, died Friday, his spokesman said. He was 88.
Time running out for states to control their insurance exchanges

Time running out for states to control their insurance exchanges

No matter how loudly Republicans maintain they're going to repeal healthcare reform, with the U.S. Supreme Court decision on its constitutionality behind us, it's time for states to begin implementing one of the law's signature provisions: setting up insurance exchanges for those who have to buy health insurance on their own.
MARCELLA S. KREITER, United Press International

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Challenge to same-sex marriage survives

Challenge to same-sex marriage survives

NEW YORK, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- A lawsuit challenging the way the legislature approved New York's Marriage Equity Act will be allowed to proceed, a state judge has ruled.
Mario Cuomo to mediate Mets-Madoff dispute

Mario Cuomo to mediate Mets-Madoff dispute

NEW YORK, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- A judge Thursday appointed former New York Gov. Mario Cuomo to mediate the dispute between the New York Mets and the trustees of Bernard Madoff's Ponzi scheme.

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Jockstrip: The world as we know it.

Couple threaten suit over 'haunted' house ... Man claims arrest was for anti-war T-shirt ... Police: Angry customer crashed into wash ... Baby kangaroo rescued by dog ... The world as we know it from UPI.

Man claims arrest was for anti-war T-shirt

LAKE GROVE, N.Y., March 31 (UPI) -- An 80-year-old man says he was arrested at a Lake Grove, N.Y., mall for wearing a T-shirt protesting the war in Iraq.

Nuclear safety expert Herbert Kouts dies

NEW YORK, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- A U.S. pioneer in nuclear safety, Dr. Herbert J. Kouts, has died in an East Patchogue, N.Y., hospital at the age of 88, his family announced.

GOP debate attacks intensify

ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Rhetorical attacks intensified Sunday night, as Republican presidential hopefuls debated in Orlando, Fla.

Tony Bennett weds sweetheart of 20 years

NEW YORK, June 22 (UPI) -- They say love is patient, and it sure was for singer Tony Bennett his longtime sweetheart Susan Crow, who married in New York after a 20-year courtship.
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Mario Cuomo
Mario Cuomo said on September 8, 1985 that President Ronald Reagan’s tax reform proposal would be “devastating to the middle class” while giving substantial breaks to the wealthy. Cuomo appeared on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” (UPI Photo/Larry Rubenstein/Files)

Mario Matthew Cuomo (pronounced /ˈkwoʊmoʊ/; born June 15, 1932) served as the 52nd Governor of the state of New York from 1983 to 1994, and is the father of Andrew Cuomo, the current governor of New York.

He was born in the New York City borough of Queens to a family of Italian-American origin. His father, Andrea Cuomo, was from Nocera Superiore, Italy, and his mother Immacolata was from Tramonti. The family owned a store in South Jamaica, Queens in New York City. Cuomo attended P.S. 50 and later earned his bachelor's degree in 1953 and law degree in 1956 from St. John's University, graduating first in his class. When he and the salutatorian (the late St. John's Law Dean Patrick Rohan) were summoned to the dean's office (Reverend Joseph T. Tinnelly) at the end of the year, he was asked what field he plans on going into after graduation. Cuomo responded that he would like to be a trial lawyer. Consequently, he was sent to clerk for the Honorable Judge Adrian P. Burke of the New York Court of Appeals. Additionally, he was signed and played baseball in the Pittsburgh Pirates minor league system until he was injured when a ball hit his head, and subsequently became a scout for the team.

He first became known in New York City in the late 1960s when he represented “The Corona Fighting 69,” a group of 69 homeowners from the Queens neighborhood of Corona, who were threatened with displacement by the city's plan to build a new high school. He later represented another Queens residents group, the Kew Gardens-Forest Hills Committee on Urban Scale, who opposed Samuel LeFrak's housing proposal adjacent to Willow Lake in Queens. In 1972, Cuomo became more well-known across and beyond New York City when Mayor John Lindsay appointed him to conduct an inquiry and mediate a dispute over low income public-housing slated for the upper middle class neighborhood of Forest Hills. Cuomo described his experience in that dispute in the book Forest Hills Diary and the story was retold by sociologist Richard Sennett in The Fall of Public Man.

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