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SPECIAL REPORT: The Price of Addiction

Thursday, June 9th, 2016

219 West: Facing Challenges

Thursday, June 9th, 2016

The latest edition of our TV news magazine tackles challenges, past and present: Outgoing Rep. Charles Rangel (D-Harlem) recounts his long, eventful career on the local and national stages, while Rep. Nydia Velazquez (D- Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan) gears up for a re-election fight. Our reporters examine new pushes to prevent the spread of HIV and to expand supportive housing. We also look at the how some young handball players are competing to wring scholarships out the longtime city game, which is gaining fans far beyond local parks.

Contributors include: Nicole Ashley, Shaquille Omari Bekoe, Stephanie Daniel, Deanne Gaston, Nico Grant, Janae Hunter, Erica Jackson, Mariya Moseley, Brandon Nix and Michelle Simon.

Fielding Lead Concerns

Thursday, June 2nd, 2016

Authorities temporarily shut seven ball fields in Red Hook amid findings of elevated lead levels in the soil. Meanwhile,  an adjacent track remains open.

The fields, which ordinarily draw throngs of baseball and soccer players, were built on a site that housed smelting companies from the 1920s to the 1940s.  Environmental officials, who are working on a plan to decontaminate the parkland, plan to hold a public meeting on the issue this summer.

‘E-Sisters’ Band For Battle

Monday, April 4th, 2016

Sniffs and stifled sobs erupted as 37-year-old Sharilyn Ervin spoke into the microphone. “My 12-year-old was my caretaker. She had no life at 12. She changed my diapers,” she told a panel of representatives from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Bayer Pharmaceuticals back in September 2015. “She took me to the potty. She bathed me. She had no childhood,” Ervin continued. Panel chair Cheryl Iglesia, MD, kept her stoic gaze as she brushed a single tear away from her left cheek.

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