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Kristen Torres

Hurricane Maria survivors find a home in New Jersey
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Hurricane Maria survivors find a home in New Jersey

More than 40 Puerto Rican transplants have landed in Hudson County, New Jersey as a direct result of Hurricane Maria, according to the Jersey City Board of Education.

Counting the homeless
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Counting the homeless

In groups of three to five people, HOPE volunteers are assigned a certain amount of blocks to canvass in one of the city’s five boroughs. They spend roughly four hours — from midnight to 4 a.m. — asking everyone they encounter if they have a place to sleep that night.

Live with Mike Kelton: The Turkey Trot
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Live with Mike Kelton: The Turkey Trot

East Harlem residents protest planned rezoning
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East Harlem residents protest planned rezoning

Protesters with the group Movement for Justice in El Barrio hold signs protesting the mayor’s plan to rezone East Harlem. The plan will allow new developments to begin construction in the neighborhood. Photo by Kristen Torres. Protesters gathered outside an East Harlem town hall meeting last night to push back against Mayor Bill De Blasio’s plan to rezone some sections […]

Social Justice Art showcases tough memories and hopes
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Social Justice Art showcases tough memories and hopes

Some installations focus on the role of African American women in society, while others call attention to the years of slavery.

9/11 service at St. Paul’s Chapel has sparse turnout
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9/11 service at St. Paul’s Chapel has sparse turnout

Despite the church’s involvement in the rescue efforts after the collapse of the buildings, only about 40 spectators attended this year’s commemorative ceremony.