Thursday, January 29th, 2015
Winter’s dark mornings and early-afternoons have many of the city’s runners logging more and more hours in the dark. For runners like Vivian Molina, 68, who run alone, winter means an increased awareness about personal safety.
“As a woman I’m very conscious about safety so when this came up, I didn’t even wait two seconds, I just signed us up,” said Molina.
Wednesday, January 7th, 2015
Mervin Moore is not a doctor. But he sees every shooting, stabbing and assault victim who comes through Jacobi Medical Center’s trauma ward in the Bronx.
“We deal with street violence,” Moore said. “It is a disease. And we are the cure.”
Moore works for Stand Up to Violence, an anti-violence program operated by Jacobi Medical Center. Launched in August, the program’s staff mentors victims of violence in Jacobi’s trauma ward. The goal is to prevent retaliation attacks by treating violence like a disease that spreads from perpetrator to victim.
Tuesday, December 16th, 2014
Residents of the Grant and Manhattanville housing projects in west Harlem have been subjected to a deadly gang rivalry spanning generations. This past June, the New York Police Department unleashed a squad of more than 500 police officers to raid the housing complexes and make arrests.
Six months later, the alleged gang members – ages 15 to 30 – wait to receive their sentences Wednesday. The NYPD maintains that arresting more than 100 potentially violent criminals in one fell swoop was a triumph.
Family, friends and neighbors wonder if this is simply a stopgap solution.