About 5,200 school safety agents, a branch of the NYPD, patrol New York City’s public schools, making them one of the largest law enforcement agencies in the country. Critics say having so many agents in schools is setting kids up for jail.
When Lisandra "La Nena" Velasquez first started hitting a punching bag, she didn't imagine she would ever become a champion. Physically abused by her partner, all she wanted was to learn how to fight back.
For college prep student Maria Garcia, 20, it has been a struggle to complete homework at home. Garcia, who will be attending Hostos College in the fall, said that she has to ask friends to use their Wi-Fi in order to get her work done. But now, that will change as Garcia will be able to borrow a free portable Wi-Fi device from the Mott Haven library close to her home.
A few dozen Bronx residents like Garcia stood on line to receive a Sprint mobile hotspot device by City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito on Thursday morning at the Mott Haven