Author Archive | Roxanna Asgarian

Meet the Neighbors: These Neighborhood Stewards Explain the Places They Call Home

THE NEIGHBORHOOD OPTIONS IN HOUSTON—huge, sprawling, diverse Houston—are seemingly endless. Choosing which part of town suits you best is a challenge, equal parts exciting and overwhelming. Maybe you’d do anything to avoid a hefty commute to your office in the Galleria. Maybe you’re all about the quality of your kid’s school. Maybe you want walkable […]

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Harlem Raid Families from Both Sides Make a Plan

By: ROXANNA ASGARIAN | September 10, 2014  JJIE.org NEW YORK — It was early August, exactly two months after the largest raid in New York City history at the Grant and Manhattanville housing projects, when 20 people, mostly older folks, crammed into the Community Board 9 office in a tiny storefront in Harlem. Domino’s boxes were spread across […]

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Aches and Pains Offer Window to Deeper Problems

July 28, 2014 3:40 pm By Roxanna Asgarian  | VOICES OF NY Gloria Huh was 26 and juggling multiple jobs while earning her master’s degree in psychology at the University of Pennsylvania when she got a persistent twitch in her eye. She had been gaining weight, and her muscles ached. She went to her doctor, hoping to get a medical […]

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The Two Sides of Raise the Age in New York

By: ROXANNA ASGARIAN | July 7, 2014 NEW YORK — It was the tail-end of rush hour on a Thursday in March, and commuters were packed tightly onto a Brooklyn bus in Bedford-Stuyvesant. Passengers included a woman with her two small children, a Brooklyn father on the way from one job to another, and a couple of kids […]

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