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Aida Salgado, Mother of Shooting Victim, Worries Youth Violence is Out of Control

The East Village resident of 20 years says her efforts to reach out to others, including the N.Y.P.D., about her at-risk son were ineffective.


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Salgado Murder Trial Delayed Again

The slain teen’s mother says that the recent shooting of 16-year-old Raphael Ward reopened the wounds.


Missing 911 Call Holds Up Salgado Murder Trial

NYPD Hockeem Smith Over a year after Hockeem Smith was charged in the murder of Keith Salgado, the 25-year-old is still awaiting trial. The victim’s mother, Aida Salgado, had hoped a trial date would be set at a court hearing today, but Assistant District Attorney Janine Gilbert told the judge that 911 calls from the […]


Despite Gunshots and Gas Fights, Crime Down 27% During Storm Week

Crime during the week of superstorm Sandy was down 27 percent compared to the same period last year, the police said. Still, the week was marred by disputes in gas lines, an uptick in burglaries, and – once again – reports of gunshots in Alphabet City.


Friends and Family Mark Anniversary of Teen’s Shooting

At a memorial service Sunday, Aida Salgado recalled the early morning, on Oct. 16, that her son was shot in the courtyard of the Campos Plaza housing development, and the year that has followed.


Shootings Followed Rap About Killing of Keith Salgado

Plus, politicians call for stronger gun control in the wake of weekend shootings.


Shootings Followed Open-Mic Battle at Central Bar

The gunshots that rang out near the corner of Third Avenue and East Ninth Street last night followed a dispute at The Central Bar, The Local has learned. That altercation ultimately led to an early-morning shooting in Alphabet City that sent a man to the hospital, according to residents of Campos Plaza.


Gangs of the East Village: Seeking Brotherhood and Belonging

Dante Lawson, assistant group leader at Grand Street Settlement, says he sees gang activity on an almost daily basis. In this video, he explains why he has resisted the temptation to join his own family members in some of the neighborhood’s many “sets.”


Tension in Alphabet City After Residents Clash With Police

A fight involving a father, his son, and a police officer last Saturday grew into a brawl that took over Avenue D and spilled into a police station house, said residents of Alphabet City who report that tensions have been running high ever since. Videos obtained by The Local offer a glimpse into the chaos.