Aggregated news for Washington Heights and Inwood on September 14, 2011

September 14, 2011:

Back to school

The first few days in school were challenging for new students in Washington Heights. (http://www.manhattantimesnews.com/2011/confidence-and-a-few-jitters-mark-the-first-days-of-school.html) The students also received free school services, contributed by two education-promotion groups and a local politician. (http://www.manhattantimesnews.com/2011/free-school-supplies-distributed-to-local-schoolchildren.html)

Inwood man killed in police fire

An Inwood man was shot dead fatally by police in a freak incident that threatens to further damage relations between the community and the police. An off-duty officer was arrested earlier this month for allegedly sexually assaulting an Inwood woman. (http://www.manhattantimesnews.com/2011/inwood-man-fatally-shot-by-police.html) An upset community met the commanding officer of the 34th Precinct, which covers Inwood, to raise its concerns over its fast-declining trust in the police force. (http://www.manhattantimesnews.com/2011/shooting-death-by-police-officer-main-agenda-item-at-cb12-meeting.html)

Community safer than thought, claims news group

The Washington Heights and Inwood neighborhoods, battered by a spike in crime over the past year, are still among the safest communities to live in within Manhattan, analysis by borough news group Dnainfo.com suggests. (http://www.dnainfo.com/20110914/washington-heights-inwood/residents-slow-celebrate-wahi-safe-neighborhood-rankings)

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