In this month’s issue of City Limits magazine, we investigate staff sexual abuse of female inmates in state prisons. In this chapter, a look at the prison officers implicated in allegations of abuse.
Despite the coalescence of an anti-Espada movement around Rivera, Rivera says the race is not just about dislodging Espada. He says it’s about bringing to the community much needed resources such as jobs and housing.
Will charter schools, the age difference between the candidates and Harlem’s changing racial and income demographics determine the outcome of the race between Bill Perkins and Basil Smikle?
Some legislators labeled enemies of reform by the newly formed advocacy group New York Uprising are bristling over the categorization and writing letters or making phone calls to protest it.
Public housing advocates aiming to influence the direction of a seismic policy shift HUD proposed in May say they see some signs that the department is receptive to their recommendations.
New York-based community groups have taken up a national campaign to fight Arizona’s controversial anti-illegal immigration law by targeting a local foundation supporting environmental causes.
Elementary and middle school students statewide scored far worse this year on their annual state math and English exams. For New York City, it was the first year-to-year decline in at least four years.
The New York City Department of Environmental Protection reached its first milestone in its efforts to clean up the Gowanus Canal Monday, when it shut down for repairs the 100-year-old tunnel designed to aerate and deodorize the smelly, polluted waterway.
Schools and students struggling to meet New York State and federal educational standards will find the task more daunting this fall, when passing the state’s annual math and reading tests will be more difficult.
In the wake of Mayor Bloomberg’s announcement earlier this month that his office had launched a citywide campaign to combat chronic school absenteeism and truancy, some parents and education advocates are waiting to learn details of the city’s plan.The task force driving the initiative doesn’t contain parents, religious leaders or other grassroots community members, noted Victoria Bousquet, a parent leader with Coalition for Educational Justice.”At what point do you intend to involve the community?” she asked during an interview with City Limits. “Is it going to be once the horse is out of the barn? Are you going to have any town hall meetings? How are these decisions going to be made?”She and others said they fear the initiative might rely too heavily on interventions that are punitive, such as arresting students and launching child welfare investigations that could ultimately lead to the termination of parental rights.