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Self-Defense takes out two along 125th Street

Posted on January 27th, 2010 by Daniel Fastenberg

By Gisela Perez-Mauri
On August 13, a warm sunny day in Manhattan, four men armed with a pistol entered Kaplan Brothers Blue Flame Corporation, a wholesale ranges and stove-supplies on 125th Street between Broadway and Manhattan Avenue. Upon entering, one of the intruders struck a male employee, named J.B.. In reacting, the store’s owner, Charles Augusto, [...]

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Stray bullet hits teen and strikes the Bronx

Posted on January 27th, 2010 by Daniel Fastenberg

By Carmen Perez
BRONX New York—-All it took was one second to change fifteen-year-old Vada Vasquez’s life. She was walking home from school with her best friend just before four o’ clock on November 16th when she was shot in the back of the head by a stray bullet. The bullet pierced the left side of [...]

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Bedford-Stuyvesant battles teen gang violence

Posted on January 27th, 2010 by Daniel Fastenberg

By Tammy Mutasa
BEDFORD-STUYVESANT– Steven Hill, 15, loved by many and cherished for his vivacity, lay peacefully in his ash-gray, pin-striped suit which matched his ash-gray casket. He appeared to have the peace in his death that he did not have when he was alive. Hill’s right hand had been delicately placed on top of his [...]

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Six Months Later, 2 Rector St. Murder Still Resonates Throughout Night Shift

Posted on January 27th, 2010 by Daniel Fastenberg

By Leslie Picker
After the closing bell rings, the Financial District notoriously transforms into a ghost town. The only evidence of life is the occasional taxi honk or catcall from a construction worker. Outside lighting is a luxury and many streets are so narrow, barely a sedan can meander through.
For women who work the night shift [...]

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Months after Son’s Murder, Newark Family Searches for Answers

Posted on December 16th, 2009 by Dan Lieberman

When 14-year-old Keith Calhoun was murdered in Newark’s West Ward last August, the police, politicians, and community activists were out in full force to ask the logical questions.

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