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News Briefs: Mayor signs bill paving way for Carvill

February 17, 2011

By Staff Reporter

Carvill, 51, was killed last year in Baghdad while serving in the New Jersey Army National Guard.
Carvill, a member of a number of Irish American organizations, including the Brehon Law Society, had been active for years in Irish causes and had worked on a volunteer basis with the Emerald Isle Immigration Center in Queens.
59th Street at Woodside Avenue will now become known as “Frank Carvill Place.” A renaming ceremony is expected within the next few weeks.
The bill that proposed the renaming was placed before New York City Council by council member Eric Gioia.

A 29-year-old Guatemalan has been indicted on 22 charges, including first-degree murder, after the brutal slaying of a Mary Nagle, a mother of two young children, in her Rockland County home.
Ronald Douglas Herrera Castellanos, 29, is being held in Rockland County jail where he faces the 22-count indictment returned by a grand jury.
A not guilty plea was entered on behalf of the accused by his public defender attorney.
Fifteen of the 22 counts are for murder, seven of them in the first degree. Conviction on just one count of first-degree murder carries a potential prison term of life without parole.
The Irish-American community in Rockland County was in shock after the brutal murder of Nagle of New City. Nagle, 42, died from multiple injuries after being allegedly assaulted by Herrera who had been power washing the back porch of her home on Tamarac Avenue.
The killing, on Friday morning, April 29, prompted a huge police hunt and led to the arrest of the accused.
Minutes after the slaying, Herrera had been confronted by the victim’s sister, Ann Fallon, who had called to the house after Nagle had failed to meet her for a tennis game. After giving Fallon what seemed like evasive answers, Herrera fled the scene.
Moments later, Fallon discovered the bloodied body of her sister in her bedroom.
Nagle, the mother two school-aged children, had been beaten, stabbed and sexually assaulted. Herrera was arrested four hours later by Clarkstown police.

GOAL is to launch an appeal in New York next week on behalf of the stricken Darfur region in Sudan.
The Irish aid agency is hoping to raise $5 million dollars in the coming months. A reception to launch the appeal is being planned for the Fitzpatrick Hotel Manhattan on May 19
The event is also being used to introduce a new board of directors for GOAL USA and to raise awareness of GOAL’s activities in the U.S.
The event, which carries a suggested individual donation of $100, is being hosted by GOAL founder John O’Shea and the agency’s new head of corporate fundraising in the U.S., Angela Dean. More details on GOAL and the Manhattan reception, which starts at 6.30 p.m., are available from www.goal.ie.

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