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Gun Violence Is A Public Health Issue – Let’s Treat It That Way
Interrupting Violence In Brooklyn And In New Haven
MSNBC.com, Elissa Curtis and Trymaine Lee, 04/08/201
During the bad old days of the 1980s and early 1990s, when New York City was seething in racial tension, crime and gun violence, few neighborhoods captured the ethos of the era more than Crown Heights, Brooklyn. One group in particular has made interrupting the patterns of violence in the neighborhood its mission, using an innovative approach that treats gun violence as a public health issue and aims to target those most likely to suffer from it. S.O.S Crown Heights (Save Our Streets) employs the Cure Violence method developed in Chicago during the 90s, in which so-called violence interrupters are used to build relationships with a neighborhoods most at-risk young people, keep tabs on simmering beefs and de-escalate conflicts in real time.
6 (New Haven Public) Schools To Stay Open During April Break
Students will have a safe place during next week’s school vacation to eat a hot dinner, learn hip-hop dance moves, and practice public speaking, according to a plan announced Thursday in the wake of back-to-back teen homicides that have shaken the city.
The following schools will be open from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m., Monday to Thursday 4/14-17/14:
• Clemente Leadership Academy, 360 Columbus Ave.
• John Martinez School, 100 James St.
• Troup School, 259 Edgewood Ave.
• Ross-Woodward School, 185 Barnes Ave.
• Wexler-Grant School, 55 Foote St.
• Hillhouse High School, 480 Sherman Parkway.
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