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Police beat: the week of Oct. 21 in crime

Robberies A 16-year old boy was robbed at knifepoint at 2:50 p.m. Monday Oct. 22 at the corner of Third Avenue and East 149th Street.  The alleged perpetrator, another 16-year old boy, snatched the victim’s property as he brandished a knife, police said.  The suspect was arrested on charges including robbery, according to police.  Because […]

Murder sparks renewed anti-gun effort

Murder sparks renewed anti-gun effort

An eight-month-old organization formed to combat gun violence vowed to redouble its efforts in the wake of a murder at the Adams houses.

Police beat: the week of Oct. 14 in crime

Armed robbery foiled An armed man tried to rob a cab driver but was busted after the driver pulled over and locked the doors, police said. Simmon Severino was in the backseat of the taxi at the corner of St. Ann’s Avenue and East 137th Street about 5 a.m. on Oct 19 when he pulled […]

‘Ghetto for Life’ mural ignites debate

‘Ghetto for Life’ mural ignites debate

The word “ghetto” touches off a heated debate about a new mural in Melrose.

Police Beat: the week of 10/6 in crime

Robbery with violence Two men were robbed after one lent his phone to a stranger at 1:27 a.m. on Oct.6. According to police, while walking near Willis Avenue and East 148th Street a man approached the two victims and asked to use one of their cellphones. After one handed over his phone the ungrateful crook […]