Behind the smiles and the laughter in Erica Orr’s household lies a constant fear that some day soon her family will be no more.
Congressman Charles B. Rangel celebrates after his re-election on Tuesday, meanwhile he faces several corruption charges in congress. Though some contend the evidence against Rangel, Manhattan DA Cyrus R. Vance intends to combat corruption with a new anti-corruption unit.
Women in abusive relationships in Harlem say they lack resources to seek help. Factors like language barriers, fear of deportation and lack of centers plays a major role. While Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx currently have centers where women can turn for help, Manhattan is still behind in providing Family Justice Centers for battered women.
Jazmel Ramirez, living in an apartment on 130 w 228 street in Marble Hill Manhattan, just got her apartment fixed. But within a few months, she knows, she’ll be back at square one, for the renovations are of no permanent quality.