Articles by: Bernard L. Stein

Voters stay home  in record numbers

Voters stay home in record numbers

Politics November 10, 2013 at 11:35 am 1 comment

Just 14.8 percent of the eligible voters–9,711 of the 65,459 registered—went to the polls.

Police beat: the week of Oct. 28 in crime

Police November 7, 2013 at 2:40 pm 3 comments

Watch your bike Bicycle thieves have assaulted early morning riders and stole their bicycles on the bridges over the Harlem River four times so far this fall, police said. The latest incident occurred on Nov. 1, when a 34-year-old man rode his bike over the Willis Avenue Bridge at 6:15Read More

Cross this street at your own risk

Cross this street at your own risk

Uncategorized November 6, 2013 at 10:07 am 2 comments

Traffic officials say it’s safe to cross Bruckner Boulevard at East 138th Street, but residents disagree.

Police beat: the week of Oct. 21 in crime

Police November 1, 2013 at 10:15 am 1 comment

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 includingRead More

Murder sparks renewed anti-gun effort

Murder sparks renewed anti-gun effort

Police October 26, 2013 at 5:33 pm 6 comments

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

Police October 25, 2013 at 5:24 pm 0 comments

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. onRead More

Three views of Banksy's controversial mural.

‘Ghetto for Life’ mural ignites debate

Art October 25, 2013 at 9:33 am 1 comment

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

Police Beat: the week of 10/6 in crime

Police October 18, 2013 at 4:55 pm 0 comments

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 overRead More