Marchers Photo: Joe Hirsch

Parkland activists take their fight to the Bronx

Police, Politics August 12, 2018 at 4:53 pm 0 comments

A nationwide, youth-led campaign to muzzle gun violence made a stop in Port Morris on Friday, bringing an urgent message to Bronx residents: Vote for change. 

A rendering of the new station house at E. 149th Street and St. Ann's Avenue.

Construction starts on new 40th Precinct station-house

Police July 14, 2018 at 11:15 am 0 comments

Officials say the building will be completed in the spring of 2021 at a cost of $68 million. 

Proposed national gun policy could pose a threat to New Yorkers

Police June 24, 2018 at 12:39 pm 0 comments

Local initiatives to combat gun violence in New York City may not be enough to undo the harm that could be done if a policy proposal being pushed by the National Rifle Association to legalize carrying concealed firearms across state lines passes. That was the takeaway at a June 7Read More

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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.

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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.