Newburgh youths fight to take streets back

Newburgh youths spoke out yesterday to help combat a history of violence, drugs and gangs in the city. More than 100 teens signed in to talk about cleaning up Newburgh's streets. The group said the city

News 12 Staff

May 22, 2014, 7:29 PM

Updated 3,657 days ago

Share:

Newburgh youths fight to take streets back
Newburgh youths spoke out yesterday to help combat a history of violence, drugs and gangs in the city.
More than 100 teens signed in to talk about cleaning up Newburgh's streets. The group said the city could use more extra-curricular activities, but with little money, that could take time.
A panel of teachers and parents said the first thing teens need to do is stay in school. The panel reported that over the past five years, an average class size drops by 400 between sophomore and senior years.
Many teens also said jobs and better transportation are needed for safety, something city officials said they're working on.
"I've seen people suffer because someone died for no reason, for some drugs," said Nickeya Lewis, who had two brothers killed in drive-by shootings.


More from News 12
2:05
Storm Watch: Severe storms possible with heavy rain, strong wind and hail across Hudson Valley

Storm Watch: Severe storms possible with heavy rain, strong wind and hail across Hudson Valley

0:24
Bruce Springsteen postpones 2 more shows due to vocal issues

Bruce Springsteen postpones 2 more shows due to vocal issues

0:50
Police: Woman attacked on the border of Bronx and Yonkers, suspect sought

Police: Woman attacked on the border of Bronx and Yonkers, suspect sought

2:11
Fallen heroes honored during Memorial Day ceremonies in Westchester and Rockland counties

Fallen heroes honored during Memorial Day ceremonies in Westchester and Rockland counties

Guide: 2024 Memorial Day Parades in the Hudson Valley

Guide: 2024 Memorial Day Parades in the Hudson Valley

1:44
Remember and honor: Mamaroneck Memorial Day parade pays tribute to sacrifices of veterans

Remember and honor: Mamaroneck Memorial Day parade pays tribute to sacrifices of veterans

Wennberg scores in OT, Rangers top Panthers 5-4 to take lead in East finals

Wennberg scores in OT, Rangers top Panthers 5-4 to take lead in East finals

1:41
Not forgotten: Revelers enjoy Memorial Day parade in Hastings-On-Hudson

Not forgotten: Revelers enjoy Memorial Day parade in Hastings-On-Hudson

0:27
Pedestrian and vehicle safety improvements to be considered in upcoming Greenburgh capital budget

Pedestrian and vehicle safety improvements to be considered in upcoming Greenburgh capital budget

0:39
State police: NYPD officer from Putnam Valley killed in Campbell Hall crash

State police: NYPD officer from Putnam Valley killed in Campbell Hall crash

1:37
President Biden delivers West Point commencement address

President Biden delivers West Point commencement address

1:43
Downtown Summer Sizzle Concert Series returns to New Rochelle

Downtown Summer Sizzle Concert Series returns to New Rochelle

1:54
African American history celebrated at Pinkster Festival in Sleepy Hollow

African American history celebrated at Pinkster Festival in Sleepy Hollow

2:08
Blood test that detects colon cancer close to receiving FDA approval

Blood test that detects colon cancer close to receiving FDA approval

0:47
Bake Back America volunteer from Scarsdale has art displayed at Adelphi University

Bake Back America volunteer from Scarsdale has art displayed at Adelphi University

1:39
Monsey family business targeted again over Israeli flag

Monsey family business targeted again over Israeli flag

1:39
Caribbean foods and culture highlighted at International Food Festival in Mount Vernon

Caribbean foods and culture highlighted at International Food Festival in Mount Vernon

0:34
Orangetown police: Man sought for approaching boy at Pearl River home

Orangetown police: Man sought for approaching boy at Pearl River home

0:33
Hudson Link's free weekend shuttle bus service for Cuomo Bridge bike path resumes this weekend

Hudson Link's free weekend shuttle bus service for Cuomo Bridge bike path resumes this weekend

0:28
Newburgh man sentenced to eight years behind bars for shooting

Newburgh man sentenced to eight years behind bars for shooting