Bronx River Houses residents rally against street violence

The march follows many residents' growing concerns about the safety of the neighborhood.

The march follows many residents' growing concerns about the safety of the neighborhood. (2/3/17)

THE BRONX - Residents who live in the Bronx River Houses came together Friday to march for peace and rally against violence in their area.

The march follows many residents' growing concerns about the safety of the neighborhood.

Residents tell News 12 that just last Wednesday, a 37-year-old man was shot in the area.

Jeremy Graham, of the Bronx, says seniors in the community are growing fearful of leaving their homes to run errands, like going to the drug store, which in turn could have a negative impact on local businesses.

People of all ages, however, came to the rally and showed their support for putting a stop to street violence.

The program director of Stand Up to Violence, Erika Mendelson, attended Friday's rally with other community leaders.

"We come out with the community leaders and our team and we have a peace march, a rally and get the community involved," she says. "It's part of our efforts to change the community norms and make everyone aware of what's going on."

Graham says the rally is the peoples' way of taking their community back and letting the mayor know that gun violence must be stopped.

 

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Three middle school students were arrested after an 1 Students arrested after assaulting school employee
April 28 is Superhero Day. News 12 hit 2 Word on the Street: Superhero Day
Bronx Weekend Travel Advisory, 4/28 to 4/30 3 Bronx Weekend Travel Advisory, 4/28 to 4/30
Bronx residents have long complained about long lines, 4 The Buzz: Post office problems
VIDEO: Bronx restaurant owner attacked, robbed in apartment 5 VIDEO: Bronx restaurant owner attacked, robbed in apartment building

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE