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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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Families Open Up About Trauma at Conference for Survivors of Institutional Abuse

By: ROXANNA ASGARIAN | May 12, 2014 in JJIE.org NEW YORK — Erica Harvey began displaying signs of mental illness in the eighth grade. Her mother, Cynthia, says Erica began cutting herself, became depressed and then suicidal, and started medicating herself with illegal drugs, which were made even more harmful by mixing with the psychotropic drugs she had […]

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Commuters on crime-ridden B15 bus more frightened than ever after shooting of Brooklyn dad

Drivers on the now infamous route from Bedford–Stuyvesant to JFK have been assaulted or harassed 20 times in the last year BY ROXANNA ASGARIAN , PETE DONOHUE  NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Saturday, March 22, 2014, 6:06 AM The B15 is one tough ride. The route goes through some of the city’s roughest neighborhoods, where some kids too young […]

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