Fourteen-year-old Noel Estevez is accused of fatally stabbing Timothy Crump, also 14, outside of their middle school in the Morris Heights section of the Bronx. Estevez was initially charged with murder and was to be tried as an adult, but on July 1, a grand jury voted to indict the teen for a lesse ... More >>
The HOWL! Fest returns
The New York City Department of Social Services launched a new campaign last week, filling bus stops and subways across the five boroughs with a torrent of anti-teen pregnancy propaganda. One subway poster reads," I'm twice as likely not to graduate high school because you had me as a teen." Another ... More >>
Four Orthodox Jews have been indicted on charges that they attempted to persuade/intimidate witnesses into not testifying in the upcoming trial against "therapist" Nechemya Weberman, who allegedly sexually abused one of his patients for several years, starting when the girl was only 12 years old. ... More >>
At a time when social services are facing sometimes difficult cuts, one organization is celebrating the funding it received from the city to rehabilitate a housing project in Harlem that provides homes and services to the chronically homeless. Housing and Services Inc., or HSI, -- an organization t ... More >>
New research demolishes the stereotype of the underage sex worker—and sparks an outbreak of denial among child-sex-trafficking alarmists nationwide
The Botox mom, a/k/a, Kerry Campbell, a/k/a, the woman who gave her 8-year-old daughter Botox and "virgin waxes" to prevent hair from growing "down there" and basically make her a better pageant contender, feels very sorry (as she should) that her daughter was taken out of her custody after C ... More >>
Adults worry about roving bands of violent youth City officials met Wednesday to combat adolescent bullying and gangs, the Spanish-language daily reports. Teachers, social workers, police officers, lawyers, and social organizations voiced their concerns in a conference, where they explain ... More >>
viaAs noted yesterday, Craigslist replaced their controversial "Adult Services" section, which openly traded in prostitution, with an un-clickable black box reading "censored," but only in the United States. According to CNN, "Craigslist representatives were not immediately available for comm ... More >>
The Sad Black BoxThe controversial Craigslist category where you find prostitutes, usually entitled "Adult Services," has been replaced Saturday with an unclickable black box reading "censored" (pictured), CNN is reporting. And just like that, the long weekend is ruined!
So what happened to the immigrants given a fresh start by Reagan in 1986?
Local comics team up for new Comedy Central cartoon
(Editor's note: This dispatch is from a middle-aged, college-educated Manhattan resident who has given the hell up and gone on welfare. Previously at Runnin' Scared, he described the process of signing up for the dole, the gourmet cuisine he bought with his food stamps, and his frustrations with his ... More >>
Are stars bringing their bling down a notch? Spending scads of money, but only where they can't be seen doing so? Will Paris Hilton become a social worker to suit the country's new mood or will she simply send out a press release saying she's done so? Answers to all those questions and more are in ... More >>
Iraqi refugees tell their stories through art
Polygamists were a hot topic on TV late last week; As headlines broke that that the Eldorado, Texas polygamists may get their kids back, Dr. Phil was interrogating a mother of eleven who escaped from Tony Alamo’s Arkansas church. First, the big news from Texas: A state appeals court found that ... More >>
Other little hardships were popping up like butt rashes. Dad's cash was mysteriously stolen from his room on his first day in the home--a lovely welcome. Worse, he fell off the bed because they didn't have the railings up. (Maybe they’d been stolen too.) He started healing from that, but two weeks ... More >>
Be a fine-art connoisseur, or just act like one
What fresh L is this? A new season turns down the titillation and dials up the nuance.
Remembrance of Things Past
Anatomy of a Baby's Death in New Jersey
An Alarming Report on the State of New York's Women of Color
Girls as Young As 11 Are Selling Themselves in New York. Stopping Them May Be Difficult, But Helping Them is Almost Impossible.
Report Charges Police Insensitivity to Sexual-Assault Victims
The Making of a Schoolyard Sex Offender
For Most Americans, Tax Cuts Amount to Milk Money
34,000 Kids Trying to Catch a Break
A Homeless Family Confronts the Citys New Work-for-Shelter Rules
Mental Health Services Lacking in NYC Schools
The City Gets Tough On Child Abuse and Neglect, And The Judicial System Staggers Under The Load
SafeSpace Brings the Jimmy Hat to Far Rockaway