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NYPD sting puts 10 alleged drug dealers behind bars

Police January 21, 2019 at 11:20 am 0 comments

The takedown took place at Perry’s Diner on Third Avenue on Jan. 8. Detectives charged 10 dealers loosely associated with the Latin King Pin gang with conspiracy charges.

Photo by Matthew J. Perlman. Padre Plaza at E. 139th St. and St. Ann's Ave offers fresh veggies in exchange for coupons from the Dept of Health on Wednesdays.

Theft at community garden freezes beloved programming

Police December 7, 2018 at 10:49 am 0 comments

Padre Plaza Success Garden president Mike Young and volunteers give away food and school supplies and connect their neighbors to social services throughout the year from the beloved green space on St. Ann’s Ave. But the community garden has been closed

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War on drugs hits close to home

Housing, Police November 28, 2018 at 3:17 pm 0 comments

Because there is no security in Velez’s building, people have been coming inside to shoot up. Drug paraphernalia, blood, overdosed bodies and feces are just a few of the obstacles the residents of the building have to bypass in order to make it into their apartments. 

Horizon Juvenile Center, where 70 correction officers and teenage detainees have been injured in brawls. Photo: Emma Davis

Horizon guards win approval to pepper spray teens 

Police November 11, 2018 at 8:32 pm 0 comments

Within two weeks of Raise the Age’s implementation, at least 39 correction officers and 31 residents were injured in brawls at Horizon, according to an independent monitor’s report for the NYC Department of Correction. The Correction Officers’ Benevolent Association (COBA), a major union, subsequently sued the state for permission to deploy pepper spray at the facility, calling it a matter of life or death. 

Patterson Houses anti-crime initiative puts faith in green spaces

Patterson Houses anti-crime initiative puts faith in green spaces

Police November 9, 2018 at 2:20 pm 0 comments

Last spring, residents of Patterson Houses in Mott Haven decided to invest in gardens, hoping that these oases will thwart violence by offering tranquility and community engagement.

Photo by Sean Sanders.

Melrose protesters demand solutions for opioid epidemic

Police October 16, 2018 at 4:30 pm 0 comments

The rally comes days after the attempted rape of a 82-year-old woman in front of her home.

Photo: Phonz L. Reyes

Horizon correction officers say they lack resources for dangerous new inmates

Police October 10, 2018 at 4:23 pm 0 comments

Brawl between detainees leads to 20 injuries to officers Advocates for correction officers were joined are demanding that the city rethink its decision to move dangerous young offenders from Rikers Island into the Horizon Juvenile Center. At an Oct. 3 press conference in front of the Melrose-based detention center, theRead More

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Melrose residents tell police open-air drug use is out of control

Police September 26, 2018 at 2:37 pm 0 comments

“We understand you’re doing the best you can,” one frustrated resident and frequent meeting attendee, told officers. “But all our resources are being sucked down the drain by this drug stuff.” He shook his head. “Our neighborhood is the hub of heroin; it’s Home Depot.”