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As crime declined citywide in 2016, it rose in Mott Haven

As crime declined citywide in 2016, it rose in Mott Haven

Police January 19, 2017 at 6:56 pm 1 comment

While Mayor de Blasio proudly touts record-low violent crime statistics across the city, many Mott Haven residents say they’re seeing a darker picture.

Activists weigh changes to stop-and-frisk

Activists weigh changes to stop-and-frisk

Police November 18, 2016 at 3:26 pm 0 comments

Some 80 concerned citizens and advocates gathered at a Mott Haven church to discuss ways to reform the city’s stop-and-frisk policing policy, which opponents argue unfairly singles out minorities for random searches.

Pressure cooker on Port Morris street snarls traffic

Pressure cooker on Port Morris street snarls traffic

News, Police September 21, 2016 at 11:15 pm 0 comments

A pressure cooker left on the side of a Port Morris Street on Wednesday afternoon led to major traffic delays on the Major Deegan Expressway, before NYPD’s counterterrorism unit found the device was benign.

Residents hopeful new NYPD commish will focus on community relations

Residents hopeful new NYPD commish will focus on community relations

Police August 15, 2016 at 2:11 pm 0 comments

Assemblyman Michael Blake said an incident in which an officer used force on him in July is symptomatic of how NYPD treats black citizens. The NYPD denies the cop was out of line, and says it is investigating. Meanwhile, the Assemblyman says, the announcement that a new NYPD commish is replacing Bill Bratton is a hopeful sign.

Cops look to mend community ties, lower crime

Cops look to mend community ties, lower crime

Police August 8, 2016 at 7:36 pm 0 comments

Residents see crime rates rise higher than anywhere else in NYC Earlier this summer, three men took a taxi from Harlem to Mott Haven. When the cabdriver pulled up to his passengers’ stated destination at 149th Street and Jackson Avenue, he felt the muzzle of a gun against his forehead. The menRead More

Exhibit shows the power of citizen journalism

Exhibit shows the power of citizen journalism

Culture, Police August 2, 2016 at 3:29 pm 1 comment

An exhibit called New Documents that opened at the Bronx Documentary Center last Thursday, highlights the courage of eyewitnesses who helped spark social change by recording history and exposing abuses of power over the years, through photos and video.

By Vianey Alderete Contreras. A wanted poster for the killer of Jessica White is hung in front of a playground at John Adams Houses in Morrisania.

Murder of young mom puts spotlight on safety measures

Housing, Police July 6, 2016 at 12:10 pm 0 comments

After a young mother of three was killed on June 11 while shielding her children from stray gunfire in a John Adams Houses playground, residents of the public housing complex are once again asking what it will take to help them feel safer.

Deputy Inspector Brian Hennessy

New commanding officer named at 40th Precinct

Police June 29, 2016 at 2:59 pm 0 comments

Former Queens precinct leader succeeds Carlos Valdez For the third time in just over two years, there is new leadership in the 40th Precinct. On June 21, Deputy Inspector Brian Hennessy was named to head the station house on Alexander Avenue, replacing DI Carlos Valdez, who was assigned to the post just lastRead More