Guardian Angels look to curb growing violence in Newburgh

The Guardian Angels made a trip to Newburgh Monday in an effort to help fight crime in the community. The well-known organization is hoping it can help prevent growing violence and other problems plaguing the city. Guardian Angels founder Curtis Sliwa plans to establish street patrols and provide anti-violence programs for the public school system. One program that's been providing young people an escape from violence is the Newburgh Boxing Club, which is in jeopardy of closing its doors. The building is owned by the city of Newburgh. The club has asked city officials to grant it ownership of the building, but that request has not yet been granted. The City Council wants the club to display the financial capability to rehabilitate the building. State Senator William Larkin (R-Cornwall-on-Hudson) has promised financial support if the club gains ownership of the building.