Public Safety

Kicking Butts
Para combatir el tabaquismo

Local youths from the YM and YWHA (the Y) of Washington Heights and Inwood say they have seen enough marketing from...
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Explosion rocks East Harlem

A large gas explosion destroyed two East Harlem apartment buildings early Wed., Mar. 12th, killing eight and injuring nearly 60 others. Among those killed were Carmen Tanco, 67; Griselda Camacho, 44; George Amadeo, 44; Andreas Panagopoulos, 43; Mayumi Nakamura, 34; Alexis (Jordy) Salas, 22...

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“She was four, but she made a difference”
“Tenía cuatro años pero hizo una diferencia”

This past March 10th would have been Ariel Russo’s fifth birthday. Her mother Sofia Russo knows precisely how that celebration would have gone...
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One mile at a time
Una milla a la vez

Ha pasado más de un año desde los tiroteos en la escuela primaria Sandy Hook en Newtown, Connecticut, en los que...
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Raising the roof to break through
Levantando todas las voces

It only takes a few minutes to turn an audience member into an activist. That’s the premise of People’s Theatre...
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Full-court press against bullying

Todos al Unísono contra el acoso

Harlem Globetrotters star Bull Bullard stood in front of a hall packed with cheering grade school kids at PS/MS 57 in...
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Mi Gente: Stop and Frisk Stopped?

Mi Gente: Detención y cacheo ¿terminó?

El alcalde Bill de Blasio ha cumplido una de sus promesas de campaña, disminuyendo el atractivo de la histórica Floyd contra el...
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Dyckman gets a do over
Dyckman se renueva

Edith Prentiss ha andado por las colinas del Norte de Manhattan en una silla de ruedas desde hace más de 30 años. Hay sólo un...
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“This stuff is even worse”
La plaga de las drogas sintéticas

K2. Spice. Molly. Moon rocks. A veces se venden como sales de baño, incienso o incluso popurrí. Pero son drogas sintéticas diseñadas...
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Easy as UPK
Fácil como UPK

En una de sus primeras conferencias de prensa, el alcalde Bill de Blasio y un grupo de once sindicatos activos en toda la ciudad...
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Baby’s Timeline – The 1st Year

Cronología del bebé – el primer año

Although it doesn’t seem like it while you’re deep in the slog of changing diapers on the hour and sleeping only a few winks per night... En-espanol

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Save the Garden
Salvemos el jardín

Durante el año pasado, se tomaron decisiones para permitirle a Parques NYC instalar la infraestructura a lo largo de la pared de roca...
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OEM Issues Winter Storm Warning

A citywide winter storm warning has been issued starting Thursday, January 2, 2014 at 6:00PM until 1:00PM on Friday, January 3, 2014. The current forecast calls for 6-8 inches of snow accompanied by strong winds and low temperatures.

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“Your worst nightmare”
“Su peor pesadilla”

On Sunday mornings, Adele Plot and her husband usually go for riverfront walks together. Near the intersection of Palisade and Independence...
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34th Precinct Community Council Meeting

Reunion del precinto 34 concilio comunitario

Todo residente es invitado a la próxima reunión del Precinto 34 Concilio Comunitario el miércoles, 18 de diciembre 2013. El reunión...
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Four-alarm fire in the Heights

Six people, including four firefighters, were injured in a four-alarm morning fire this past Mon., Nov. 18th in Washington Heights. Witnesses said the fire broke out at what appeared to be a 99-cent store at 1207 St. Nicholas Avenue, just south of West 174th Street. Firemen received a call at...

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Avonte—Our Missing Child
Avonte — Nuestro niño perdido

"Es como cualquier otro chico", dice Daniel, con una profunda tristeza en su voz. Suena cansado y frustrado, pero todavía tiene esperanzas...
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Stricken but strong
Afligido pero firme

Joe Esposito, the now-retired Commander of the 34th Precinct, scanned the sidewalk outside Coogan’s, where a gathering was held after the...
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Her name was Anjélica
Su nombre era Anjélica

Twenty-two years later, her name is finally known. Baby Hope, a four-year-old whose remains were found in a blue cooler in Northern Manhattan...
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In line of duty, loss and honor

En cumplimiento del deber, pérdida y honor

Officers Hoban and Buczek never met. But their names are inextricably linked in New York City’s history. On Oct. 18, 1988, both men were shot...
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Speak Up Speak Out
Hable fuerte

Invoque un cambio radical hablando. Esta es la filosofía detrás de ‘Speak Up Speak Out’, una campaña para crear conciencia de los problemas...
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Nuisance no more
No más una molestia

Poco importaba que el sol brillara el pasado domingo 29 de septiembre. Los que estaban pidiendo a gritos un tranquilo almuerzo al aire libre, o incluso...
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Nuisance no more

It mattered little that the sun shone bright this past Sun., Sept. 29th. Those who were clamoring for a leisurely brunch outdoors, or even just a peaceful walk from and to Inwood Hill Park along Dyckman Street soon found themselves scrambling to get out of the way when dozens of motorcyclists swarmed...

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Waiting to be watched
Esperando a ser vigilado

El pasado año, NYCHA (Autoridad de Vivienda de la Ciudad de Nueva York) asignó $42 millones para instalar cámaras en 86 complejos habitacionales.
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Taking shots, but no cheers
Salud! pero con poca celebración

It's enough to keep you up at night. Tensions ran high at a recent meeting of the 34th Precinct Community Council when local restaurant...
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Traffic/Parking Advisory: Annual Multiple Sclerosis Bike Tour

This Sunday, Oct. 6th, will be the 29th Annual MS Bike tour. Please be advised that there will be NO PARKING/ TOW AWAY areas in Northern Manhattan due to the event route. The 30-mile MS Bike Tour will travel northbound from the Harlem River Drive/10th Avenue Exit and proceed north on 10th Avenue to West 218th Street.

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In Remembrance

Sept11_2webIn Remembrance Officers and members of the 34th Precinct held a brief commemorative ceremony in front of the stationhouse on Broadway on Wed., Sept. 11th. Those gathered and stood at attention as Commanding Officer and Inspector...

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A Vigil for Islan
Una Vigilia para Islan

Hate. That is what those assembled for a vigil in honor of Islan Nettles said killed the 21-year-old. Nettles, a transgender woman, was brutally...
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Stop-and-frisk ruled unconstitutional

Detención y cacheo declarado inconstitucional

Después de un juicio de dos meses, la juez del Tribunal Federal, Shira A. Scheindlin, anunció que la política de detención y cacheo (Stop-and-Frisk) del...
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National Night Out

Some of the best weapons for fighting crime don’t require a badge. Face paint, raffle tickets and inflatable castles help, too.
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“Enough is enough”
“Basta ya”

Decepción, Aflicción, Enojo: Esas fueron algunas de las reacciones expresadas en una vigilia por Trayvon Martin y su familia en la calle 125 y el Río Hudson...
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Wall collapses on Cabrini
Muro se derrumba en Cabrini

Los residentes del número 81 del Boulevard Cabrini despertaron con una explosión la madrugada del sábado 8 de junio, cuando un muro...
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RAPP against abuse
RAPP: En lucha contra el abuso

For the past three years, the teenagers in the Relationship Abuse Prevention Program (RAPP) have had to fight proposed budget cuts. This year, they are taking up arms yet again to restore $3 million in funding that is slated to be eliminated in Mayor Bloomberg’s 2014 Executive Budget...
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Waterway revival in Inwood

Reactivación del canal fluvial en Inwood

La banda sonora viviente del norte puede tener pronto una nueva melodía. Pero no tendrá que buscarla en línea, será mejor que....
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Community News 5.15.13

Hike Training Session Want to lead a hike for the 9th annual Hike the Heights event taking place on June 1st? All community residents are invited to attend a Hike Leader training session on Sun., May 19th at10:00 a.m. Those interested in helping lead a Hike event should gather then at the meeting...

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Community News 05.01.13

The New York Police Department’s (NYPD) Community Affairs Bureau is hosting a program called "Cops and Teens Click Together," which teaches...
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No joke
Tomándonos el Pelo

El Día del Inocente no fue uno de risas para muchos residentes locales que se dieron cita este pasado lunes, 1 de abril el oeste de la Calle 181. WE ACT por Justicia Ambiental, un grupo ambiental con sede en el Norte ...
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UNIDOS against underage drinking

UNIDOS contra menores bebiendo alcohol

A 2011 survey done by Monitoring the Future, an organization that studies teen behaviors, reported that nationwide, 70 percent of 12th graders had tried alcohol, and 40 percent of 12th grader responders admitted to having drunk...
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A Model Session
Una sesión modelo

In a special weekend session, the State Senate voted on Sat., Mar. 23rd to increase the minimum wage in New York State to $9 per hour. Sen. Gustavo...
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In the running: Candidate Cheryl Pahaham

Aspiraciones: Candidata Cheryl Pahaham

Cheryl Pahaham ostenta una Licenciatura en Estudios Afroamericanos de Wesleyan University. Su Doctorado en Sociología (co enfoque en la pobreza...
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On the waterfront
En la ribera

Lydia Gaston is a long-time East Harlem resident, but she can’t remember the last time she was at the waterfront. It’s difficult to get there. And once you arrive, it’s not especially safe.
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No light, no heat, no gas
Sin luz, sin calefacción, sin gas

Pablo Satan, Maria García and Juana Monegro, along with other tenants in seven dilapidated buildings along West 183rd Street, have not had electricity in their homes for weeks.
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Support Graduate Medical Education

As House Speaker John Boehner has said, the Affordable Care Act is the “law of the land.” The Supreme Court has upheld it. The 2012 election reaffirms it. Whether you love it or hate it, the law is being implemented. The law is welcoming 27 million Americans into the health care system and urging them to find a doctor — a regular source of care.

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Community News 03-06-13

Moving into its third year of existence here in New York City, CATCH Healthy Habits paired teams of volunteers age 50 and over, with kids in grades K-5 to teach them fun and constructive ways to be active and healthy. This March, after serving communities in The Bronx, the inter-generational program will...

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MT – Community 02.27.13

Registration for the Inwood Little League, the oldest in the city, is open for its last week of registration. All are invited to visit at the League’s...
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Where Are We Going?
Hacia dónde vamos?

In celebrating Dominican heritage, things can get academic. "Where Are We Going?: The State of Dominican-Americans," a series of panel discussions were held this past Sat., Feb. 23rd, as sponsored by EmblemHealth and co-hosted by Councilmember Robert Jackson...
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After fraud, finding freedom
Después del fraude, encontrar la libertad

Son tan sólo cinco horas de vuelo directo desde Miami a la capital de Honduras, y el sitio en donde se encuentra su principal aeropuerto internacional, Tegucigalpa...
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A double EDge
College EDge

Johan Rubin is a busy man. Although he has already graduated from Yeshiva University, he was back at his alma mater this past Fri., Feb. 22nd ...
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Tolstoy, ESOL, and Wii
Tolstoy, ESOL y Wii

Want to play video games, paint a masterpiece, find a job, and learn English? For free? Yes, there is such a place, and closer than you might think...
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Acacia Network – 02.20.13 – Depression

Over 20 million Americans suffer from depression. It is more common among women, often starting in ages 15 -30. Depression is often triggered by stressful events such as divorce, death or job loss, and a person is more likely to become depressed if they have a family history of it.

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