Photo by Sonia Col

Alexander Ave. mosque vandalized again

Police, Religion June 14, 2018 at 7:20 pm 0 comments

The Masjid Ebun Abass Mosque on the corner of Alexander and Third avenues was damaged by BB pellet shootings during the holy period of Ramadan. The police have classified the acts of vandalism as hate crimes and the mosque is now being guarded around the clock by officers from the 40th Precinct.

Councilwoman Diana Ayala addresses an anti-gun violence rally at Patterson Houses on June Photo: Deborah Cruz

Fatal shooting at Patterson Houses prompts anti-gun protest

Police June 13, 2018 at 5:50 pm 0 comments

On the day of the shooting, NYPD responded to a 911 call at 300 East 143rd Street, and found the body of Cheyenne Carter, who had been shot in the head and torso.

Assailant of Hub street vendor sentenced to four years

Assailant of Hub street vendor sentenced to four years

Police June 9, 2018 at 2:24 pm 0 comments

A Fordham area man was sentenced to four years in prison after he was convicted for his role in the brutal beating of a 53-year-old street vendor in The Hub last year.

Photo: Joe Hirsch

Private trash hauler faces backlash over safety violations

Police, Transportation May 9, 2018 at 7:59 pm 0 comments

At a rally in front of the BIC’s office in downtown Manhattan on May 9, a half-dozen City Council members joined several dozen trash industry workers and immigrant advocates to pressure the agency to revoke Sanitation Salvage’s license, tighten regulations within the industry, and prevent pedestrian deaths.

Discarded syringes on a Mott Haven street serve as a reminder of the epidemic at home. Photo: Kalah Siegel

An antidote in heavy demand

Health, heroin-2018, Police February 3, 2018 at 3:52 pm 0 comments

I was assigned to cover heroin use in Mott Haven. As a reporter I’m responsible for learning the ins and outs of the “beat,” the neighborhood and the people that call it home.

Photo: Kalah Siegel

Heroin takes a heavy toll locally

Health, heroin-2018, Police February 3, 2018 at 3:31 pm 0 comments

According to one officer, hand-to-hand business is vintage, and the “dead drop”—leaving money in one place and drugs in another separately, is the present—and the future.

Photo: Avery Miles

Vigil held for murder victim

Police January 18, 2018 at 9:56 pm 0 comments

A vigil was held on Thursday night, in memory of Shaquanna Button, the 36 year old woman who was shot in the face and killed Monday night outside a Mott Haven bodega.

Port Morris man gets 15 years for violent spree

Port Morris man gets 15 years for violent spree

Police December 11, 2017 at 7:14 pm 0 comments

A 25-year-old Port Morris man was sentenced in Bronx Criminal Court on Dec. 11, to spend 15 years behind bars for an October incident in which he shot and wounded three innocent bystanders in Kingsbridge, then stabbed an accomplice in St. Mary’s Park the following day to shut her up.Read More