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Left in The Cold: NYCHA housing residents wait endlessly for repairs

Viviana Wrenn with her son at the Stebbins Avenue, Bronx, NYCHA development.  She rarely has heat  and the large windows let in a lot of cold air. Photo by Opheli Garcia Lawler   On Thanksgiving day, it was 22 degrees in New York City. It was the kind of cold that seeped through walls and drafted through windows. Viviana Wrenn […]

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Electronic Bikes, Scooters and Skateboards: A Dangerous Alternative for NYC Commuters

As transportation worsens in New York City, more citizens turn to utilizing electronic bicycles, scooters and skateboards. But, this leads residents facing different issues during their commutes. In 2017, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that the city would start cracking down on illegal Electric Bikes. He stated that e- bikes are a “real danger” and a “serious problem” when it comes to safety on the streets.

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Medical aid in dying debate rages in New York

Lynda and Kenny Holler cheer on their sons at the Bear Classic track race in October 2013, 10 months before Kenny passed away. Kenny continued to attend public events despite his tracheotomy. Photo courtesy of Lynda Holler.   A debate over life and death is being waged in New York. As of 2018, New York has been considered one of […]

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Residents in This Newark Neighborhood Feel Neglected in Water Contamination Crisis

An old home in Newark’s Ironbound neighborhood. Many of the residences in this area are a century old or even older. Photo by Teddy Haines.   Walk due east from Newark Penn station, and you’ll pass through the close-knit working-class community known as the Ironbound. Once a major industrial hub, this neighborhood has become known for its heavy Spanish and […]

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Mental health problems haunt the undocumented

According to the American Psychological Association, undocumented immigrants can experience depression and anxiety when migrating. They struggle with traumas like the fear of deportation, the effects of racial profiling, and the lack of social support. Without access to mental health services – they’re left to cope on their own.

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MTA Fare Hikes: The End of the Line

Death and taxes are inevitable, unfortunately so is yet another MTA fare hike. It looks like it will cost 25 more cents for a subway ride.

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Guidelines for dealing with clergy sexual abuse on hold

Survivors and advocates for reform in the Catholic Church are frustrated by the Vatican’s decision to delay any vote addressing clergy abuse until February.

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Malibu Residents Rebuild After Woolsey Fire

The Woolsey Fire burned for almost 2 weeks, killing 3 people and countless animals. Almost 300,000 people were evacuated from their homes and over 1600 structures were destroyed. Now that the fire has subsided, the people of Malibu are coming together to rebuild their community.

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As Amazon moves in, New York’s homeless forced to move on

Long Island City’s skyline. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia Nestled between rising luxury apartments and the country’s largest public housing development lies the future home of Amazon’s new headquarters. For the low-income and homeless residents in Long Island City, the incoming business serves as a reminder of rampant gentrification and social injustice. Felix Guzman, 37, is homeless and has spent time […]

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Queens protesters say “no” to Amazon

Queens residents protest Amazon HQ2, a planned new corporate headquarters in Long Island City. Photo by Julia Lee About a hundred Queens residents stood near the proposed location of Amazon’s new headquarters in Long Island City in the pouring rain yesterday and chanted, “Hey hey, ho ho, Amazon has got to go” as they protested multiple aspects of the company’s […]