From Columbia Radio News in New York, I’m Andrea Salcedo. Venezuelan troops have killed at least one person and wounded several others today in an indigenous village near Brazil’s border. This is the first act of violence in the midst of efforts to bring humanitarian aid into the South American country. Venezuelan President Nicolas […]
WARD 1: From Columbia Radio News in New York, I’m Rebekah Ward. President Donald Trump declared a national emergency today. He is bypassing the legislative branch to fund his proposed border wall. TRUMP1: It’s a great thing to do. Because we have an invasion of drugs, an invasion of gangs, an […]
Earlier this week, the city opened a new homeless shelter in the Bronx called Marsha’s Place. It’s the first shelter specifically for LGBTQ young adults. And in a city where 40 percent of homeless youth identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender, the need for customized shelters like Marsha’s Place is high. But some advocates and homeless youth say there are still too many barriers to getting a spot.
Indictments and guilty pleas in the George Washington Bridge closure scandal; protestors in New York respond to the charges filed in Baltimore against six police officers in the death of Freddie Gray; the Whitney Museum reopens in the Meatpacking District; and “Stand By Me” singer Ben E. Keith dies at 76.
the Housing and Buildings committee discussed establishing an emergency repair program that would allow the city to step in and fix the elevator when the landlord doesn’t. That’s good news for the residents of 545 W 146th St. The building is number five on the city’s “Top Elevator Offenders” list. It has 17 violations.