Monthly Archives: July 2012

News wrap up, July 12

We spent a good deal of time with the news media yesterday, catching up on what the President, Romney, and our fellow New Yorkers and other public figures are doing. The prevailing stories of the day were whether or not Mitt Romney lied about how long he was at Bain Capital; whether the reputation of [...]

By |2016-10-23T02:33:06+00:00July 13th, 2012|Uncategorized|0 Comments

A Manhattan Boy’s Suicide, One Month Later

This essay appeared in El DiarioLaPrensa on July 3, 2012 Joel Morales hung himself in his family's apartment in an East Harlem housing  project one month ago. He was twelve. This event seemed a senseless tragedy to some. Despondent relatives and an angry community blamed rogue, evil children. Hoping to avoid a future tragedy, some [...]

By |2016-10-23T02:33:06+00:00July 4th, 2012|Poverty and income|0 Comments