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1860. New York City Council Member Edward Castello was held for trial on a charge of maintaining a slaughter-house at 423 First Avenue in such a filthy condition that it was a public nuisance, emitting an unhealthy stench. He was freed on $500 bail. No further details.

“Police Reports: A Councilman Charged With Keeping a Nuisance,” New York Times, July 19, 1860

1872. Assistant New York City Aldermen Isaac Robinson and Edward Costello were arrested on bench warrants charging them with bribery. It was said that the two had made an threat to officials of the New-York and New-Haven Railroad to go forward with a resolution in the Board of Alderman that, if approved, would have prevented the company from running freight cars through the city. No further details.

“The Grand Jury’s Work,” The New York Times, October 30, 1872


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