Crime / News
After fifty-three years as a symbol of heavy-handed punishment and a pariah in the city’s criminal justice system for teens, Bridges Juvenile Justice Center officially closed on March 30. A half-dozen city officials gathered in front of the mechanical gated entrance to the austere detention center on Spofford Avenue in [...]
Six years ago, Larry Turman was unemployed. Mentally unstable, with a history of homelessness, he relied on the aid of government and nonprofit service agencies. Today, Turman, 57, works full-time in a mailroom. On a recent afternoon, he was racing to meet a deadline for a thousand-letter mailing. “The customer [...]
Say housing money paid for politicians’ trips Taxpayer funds intended for two low-income housing projects in Mott Haven paid for trips to Puerto Rico for Councilwoman Maria del Carmen Arroyo and her mother Assemblywoman Carmen Arroyo, according to a federal criminal complaint charging the assemblywoman’s grandson with embezzlement.