Officials at Penn State University told the Chronicle on Monday that they will not be releasing the results of an internal investigation into alleged hazing on its Altoona, Pa., campus that was initiated after the suicide in March by student Marquise Braham of Rosedale.
Braham, 18, was home on a break from school when he jumped from the roof of a hotel in Nassau County.
The man who allegedly murdered a toddler inside a Bushwick homeless shelter on Saturday for soiling her pants attempted suicide inside his aunt’s Glendale apartment, where he was arrested, according to police and published reports.
Authorities said Kelsey Smith, 20, allegedly beat his 3-year-old stepdaughter, Jeida Torres, to death, in addition to assaulting a five-year-old boy, leaving him with bumps and bruises, shortly before 4 p.m., before fleeing across the border into Glendale.
(BPT) - With each school year, children and parents alike must adapt to new teachers, new classes and new activities. For children who have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (or ADHD), the condition can add increased complexity to an already challenging situation. Certain school-year “checkpoints” – like the first report card, parent-teacher conferences, and the upcoming holiday and winter breaks – are opportunities for parents to assess how their children are adjusting and see if changes may need to be made to their treatment plans.
Pennsylvania authorities still are investigating the connections between alleged fraternity hazing and the March suicide of Rosedale student Marquise Braham.
An internal investigation at Penn State University that began after the March suicide of Rosedale student Marquise Braham has led the school’s Altoona campus to suspend the fraternity to which Marquise had pledged for six years.
Marquise, 18, was home on a break on March 14 when he jumped to his death from the roof of the Marriott Hotel in Uniondale.
(NAPSI)—Eric Marcus was 12 years old when his father, a World War II Navy veteran, took his life. “Everyone pretended he died of pneumonia,” Marcus recalled, “but like a lot of kids who live through this kind of thing, I figured it out in real time—of course, I didn’t say a word.”
A retired NYPD officer has been convicted of second-degree murder after shooting and killing his wife inside their Briarwood home in 2011.
Clarence Cash, 52, shot his wife, Tracy Young, 42, multiple times after an argument between the two on the night of Dec. 10.
While criticism of inmate treatment and safety at Rikers Island is nothing new, it has been brought to the forefront by the newly elected and progressive City Council and administration.
Questions of treatment of the mentally ill and the alleged covering up of correction officers being violent toward inmates have been brought up, but no practice has been scrutinized as much as the Department of Correction’s use of solitary confinement, or punitive segregation, of 16- and 17-year-olds.
Emergency vehicles on Liberty Avenue at 104th Street where a man jumped in front of a subway train at the station overhead in an alleged suicide Saturday evening.
A 51-year-old man is believed to have committed suicide Saturday evening when he jumped in front of a Manhattan-bound A train as it pulled into the 104th Street-Oxford Avenue subway station in Ozone Par
(BPT) - Participating in outdoor activities, getting your hair cut, wearing a bathing suit – all of these may seem like ordinary activities but, for people with moderate to severe psoriasis, these activities can be a source of physical discomfort and emotional angst.
(BPT) - Corey Patrick, 36, has experienced partial-onset seizures since the age of four – at times as frequently as five per day. He is one of nearly 2.2 million Americans affected by epilepsy,1 a neurological disorder characterized by disturbances in the brain’s nerve cells, resulting in seizures.2 Partial-onset seizures – the most common type of seizures and the kind Corey experiences – may be associated with a wide range of other symptoms, depending on what part of the brain is affected.3 For Corey, these seizures tend to occur at night and often resemble sleepwalking.
Grace Yoon, president of the Korean American Human Service Provider Association, says there are cultural aspects at play within Asian communities that often make their members unwilling to seek outside help when struggling financially or with a mental health issue.
“They try and solve things within the family, but there’s no shame in reaching out,” Yoon said during a community-wide press conference the KAHSPA held Monday to address last week’s murder-suicides that impacted the Asian-American communities in Flushing.
Police detectives converged at the 143-40 Roosevelt Ave. apartment building where it is believed an occupant killed his wife and son and then committed suicide.
Police say a verbal dispute led to a murder-suicide in Downtown Flushing Monday evening.
(StatePoint) With classes, sports, homework and other activities, weekdays are action packed for kids. Unfortunately, some students deal with an unwelcome addition to their daily routine -- bullying. An estimated 13 million students are bullied annually, according to government statistics.
After the Department of Correction’s use of solitary confinement came under fire during a recent Council hearing, a new bill to force Rikers Island administrators to publicly release statistics on inmates thrown into segregation was approved by the City Council on Aug. 21.
According to the bill, drafted by Councilman Danny Dromm (D-Jackson Heights) — an avid opposer of solitary confinement — the department would have to publish four reports a year detailing how many inmates are placed in solitary, why they are sent and for how long, whether they attempt suicide or are physically or sexually assaulted.
Kew Gardens Rabbi Gary Moskowitz, a former NYPD officer, says he’s all for keeping guns out of the hands of anyone who isn’t law enforcement — most of the time.
But when it comes to protecting houses of worship from what he calls “credible threats,” he doesn’t want his parishioners to wait around for the police to arrive.
There have now been three wars between Gaza and Israel in the past six years. If nothing is done to stop the protagonist — the Islamic resistance army more commonly known as Hamas — then the only certain future for the area is that there will be another war in the not too distant future.
While many world leaders recognize the necessity of eliminating Hamas — both for the benefit of Israel and for the Palestinian civilians who suffer negatively both directly and indirectly from the decisions made by Hamas — few have the foresight or vision as to how to accomplish this task.
The Palestinian Authority does not have the will or the capability to eradicate Hamas. The Arabs cannot be trusted to do it — with the possible exception of Egypt, which has been destroying terror tunnels in Gaza, enforces the necessary blockade to stop terror supplies reaching Hamas and has thwarted an Islamic suicide bomber terror attack and rocket attacks aimed at Israeli civilians in the past month. Israel has the capability to get rid of Hamas, but the world accuses Israel of being too brutal in doing it. Western countries also have no appetite to fight any Islamic terrorist group.
While it is, sadly, abundantly clear that the world is not prepared to do what is needed to stop the conflict from reoccurring, the Western world does have some control. Funds given to the Palestinians should be strictly controlled — it is irresponsible (if not downright murderous) to continue to look the other way while the Palestinian terrorists invest in terror. Without funds the terror trade of Hamas will die, even though the ideology of course will not. Perhaps this is the best solution that the Western world is prepared to fathom for now.
The paddles will be flying this weekend at Meadow Lake during the 24th annual Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in Flushing Meadows Park on Saturday and Sunday.
More than 188 teams are expected to compete in the two-day event with participants from across the country and Canada. The city title will be determined on Saturday and the U.S. championship on Sunday with the awarding of cash and prizes.
(BPT) - College may provide the first opportunity for many young adults to make important health decisions for themselves. In its Healthy Campus 2020 objectives, the American College Health Association’s Healthy Campus Coalition highlights a number of important topics for improving the health of college students, including vaccine-preventable diseases, nutrition and physical activity, substance abuse, mental health, and sexually transmitted diseases.
(BPT) - In wartime, members of the armed forces often face dangerous situations. President George Washington recognized this, when he created what is now known as the Purple Heart medal in 1782, to honor combat wounded veterans. Since then, an estimated 1.7 million Purple Hearts have been awarded by the military to soldiers, sailors, Marines and airmen.
An 8-year-old boy was found strangled in his bed Sunday night by police and his father found unconscious nearby after allegedly slashing his wrists at their Fresh Meadows apartment.
Ray Garcia, 65, is a Vietnam veteran, a limousine driver for exclusive customers and in his spare time, a poet.
Growing up, Garcia lived in many neighborhoods across the city, including the Bronx, Manhattan, Brooklyn, and then finally settling in Ridgewood, where his father built a house.
It’s no secret that bullying and violence in schools have been topics of conversation nationwide as of late. Stories of teenager suicides, triggered allegedly by hateful words, shootings in school buildings and violence between young children top headlines and leave people wondering what kind of world our children are living in.
One group is aiming to take on those problems, armed with paintbrushes, markers and glue.