Social Work

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2014

    Investigators Say 14-Year-Old Noel Estevez, Who Stabbed Fellow Student Timothy Crump, Never Reported Being Bullied to School

    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 >>

  • Voice Choices

    May 29, 2013


    The HOWL! Fest returns

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2013

    NYC Anti-Teen Pregnancy Campaign Targets Deadbeat Dads With Text Message Games

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2012

    Four Indicted For Attempting To Cover Up Orthodox Sex Abuse Case

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2012

    Historic Jazz Site in Harlem Rehabilitated, Houses Formerly Homeless New Yorkers

    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 >>

  • News

    November 2, 2011

    Lost Boys

    New research demolishes the stereotype of the underage sex worker—and sparks an outbreak of denial among child-sex-trafficking alarmists nationwide

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2011

    Kerry Campbell, Botox Mom, Is Sorry, Vows Never to Give Her 8-Year-Old Botox Again

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2011

    Today in El Diario: Roving Youth on the Rise!

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2010

    Craigslist Sex Ads Are Gone For Good

    via​As 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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2010

    Craigslist "Adult Services" is Now Censored!

    The Sad Black Box​The 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!

  • News

    July 13, 2010

    Ronnie's Kids: The Bright Side of "Amnesty"

    So what happened to the immigrants given a fresh start by Reagan in 1986?

  • Voice Choices

    February 16, 2010


    Local comics team up for new Comedy Central cartoon

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2009

    Upper White Trash: A Welfare Christmas Miracle!

    (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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2009

    I Was on CNN Discussing Celebs and The Recession

    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 >>

  • Voice Choices

    April 22, 2009


    Iraqi refugees tell their stories through art

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2008

    Children of Polygamists and Tony Alamo Get the Dr. Phil Treatment

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2008

    Health Care Doesn't Care: An Old Folks' Hospital Diary (Part Two)

    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 >>

  • Voice Choices

    February 19, 2008


    Be a fine-art connoisseur, or just act like one

  • Screens

    January 10, 2006

    The Ladies Who Munch

    What fresh L is this? A new season turns down the titillation and dials up the nuance.

  • Film

    February 15, 2005
  • Film

    April 15, 2003

    My Mother, Myself

    Remembrance of Things Past

  • News

    March 18, 2003

    Who's Minding the Kids?

    Anatomy of a Baby's Death in New Jersey

  • News

    February 18, 2003

    NYC's Forsaken Future

    An Alarming Report on the State of New York's Women of Color

  • Film

    July 30, 2002
  • News

    July 16, 2002

    From the Cradle to the Street

    Girls as Young As 11 Are Selling Themselves in New York. Stopping Them May Be Difficult, But Helping Them is Almost Impossible.

  • News

    August 7, 2001

    Rape Crisis

    Report Charges Police Insensitivity to Sexual-Assault Victims

  • News

    June 12, 2001

    Rude Boy

    The Making of a Schoolyard Sex Offender

  • News

    February 27, 2001

    Shrub's Supply-Side Dribble

    For Most Americans, Tax Cuts Amount to Milk Money

  • News

    June 13, 2000

    Inside New York's Foster Care System

    34,000 Kids Trying to Catch a Break

  • Long Island Voice

    December 14, 1999
  • News

    December 7, 1999

    Inside Apartment A42

    A Homeless Family Confronts the City’s New Work-for-Shelter Rules 

  • News

    May 4, 1999


    Mental Health Services Lacking in NYC Schools

  • News

    April 13, 1999

    Crisis In Family Court

    The City Gets Tough On Child Abuse and Neglect, And The Judicial System Staggers Under The Load

  • Film

    February 16, 1999
  • News

    December 29, 1998

    Sex Panic

    SafeSpace Brings the Jimmy Hat to Far Rockaway

  • Books

    October 27, 1998