Newburgh residents rally for job help

More than 100 Newburgh residents marched down Broadway to the steps of City Hall earlier this week to rally for legislation that would help provide jobs to people in the community who might otherwise be contributing to the ongoing violence in the city.

Residents want the city council to pass a local law to train low-income residents, including ex-offenders, on how to find jobs. People in the community believe such a law would help keep young people, and others, off the streets and out of trouble.

Nearly 600 law enforcement agents, including the FBI, descended on Newburgh almost two weeks ago in a sweeping series of drug raids that took 80 alleged gang members off of the streets.

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