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Eileen covers juvenile justice for THE CITY and is a Report for America corps member. She was previously an investigative reporter for the Global Migration Project, where her work was featured in The Intercept, The Nation, and Documented. A graduate of Columbia Journalism School, Eileen was also a 2016 Olympian.

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School Policing Questioned as Students Return to Classrooms Amid Pandemic Stress and Security Revamp

The restarting of fully in-person classes means a comeback for thousands of school safety agents alongside a million students to city public schools in less than a month. That’s reignited a raging debate over what role cops should have in classrooms.

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Afghan New Yorkers Spring Into Action as Humanitarian Crisis Grows

The fall of Kabul has Afghans in New York mobilizing to help their families back home — along with any compatriots who may soon find themselves in the city. Some of the first refugees arrived at Kennedy Airport this week.

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How Beach Erosion Played Part in Teen’s Drowning at Rockaway

The strip of the shore where Matthew Wiszowaty was swimming had been blocked off because beach erosion makes it impossible to place a lifeguard chair there adequately. Still, some locals say the city should boost patrols at the popular spot.

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National Battle for Citizenship Path Marches Through New York City

A national alliance of Temporary Protected Status holders sees New York and its politicians as a pressure-point in the fight for citizenship for immigrants temporarily allowed to live and work here due to turmoil in their home countries.

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Biden Expands Protections for Thousands of Haitians in New York and Beyond

The White House is expected Tuesday to boost Temporary Protected Status for Haitians in the U.S. amid upheaval sparked by the assassination of the country’s president. One Brooklyn man called the Biden move "a gift from God."

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Department of Investigation Confirms Probe of NYPD Gang Database After Advocates Rally

The DOI on Tuesday revealed it began investigating the Criminal Group Database in 2018 — and told THE CITY the examination is "now in its final stages." The news came after a coalition of activist groups renewed calls for a look into the controversial files.

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Homeless Youth Finally Get Rent Help, But Aid Could be Fleeting

Young people won’t have to automatically go to an adult shelter to become eligible for permanent housing help, thanks to new city and federal new direct rental assistance. But the first-come, first-served efforts are limited.

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Perkins Holds Small Edge in Crowded Harlem Council Race as Newcomer Stands Out

Democratic socialist Kristin Richardson Jordan is in a virtual dead heat with longtime Harlem leader Bill Perkins, who ran for reelection in the 13-person contest despite health concerns and criticisms over his effectiveness.

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Part Two of Brownsville Police Pull-Back Program Shows Success Even in Warm Weather

"To capture the spirit of what was going on on the block, and how it made everybody feel and lifted everybody’s spirits, is not something that you can really put in words," one participant said.

Bronx Woman Mourns Son Who Died at Rikers as Cellmate Says Help was Slow to Come

Jose Mejia Martinez became the third person jailed on a parole violation to die at the city jail since April. Another detainee told THE CITY a jail officer didn’t immediately get medical help for the ailing man, remembered by his mother as "very caring."