After a young mother of three was killed on June 11 while shielding her children from stray gunfire in a John Adams Houses playground, residents of the public housing complex are once again asking what it will take to help them feel safer.
Some 250 parishioners from local churches marched in Melrose last Sunday, to draw attention to two lingering issues that they say continue to erode the area’s quality of life: rising crime and horrible conditions in public housing.
More than 100 people gathered at the John Adams Houses playground in Longwood on Wednesday, holding candles and anti-gun banners to remember 29 year old Jessica White, and to condemn the neighborhood’s continued gun violence.
A new NYPD program that kicked off in mid-January is taking aim both at rising crime rates and at strained relations between the 40th Precinct and Mott Haven residents.
Unnerved by the Sept. 21 slaying of one of their own over a fare dispute, Guinean taxi drivers in the South Bronx are urging the city to implement tougher safety measures—including a rethink of stop-and-frisk.
Hugs, tears, and stories were shared at The Bronx Documentary Center in Melrose in March, as anti-violence advocates hosted “A Night of Remembrance,” in honor of loved ones lost to gun violence.