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Linden Plaza residents continue fight against ‘permanent’ rent increases for shoddy Capital Renovations

Linden Plaza residents continue fight against ‘permanent’ rent increases for shoddy Capital Renovations

🕔22:44, 21.May 2015

By Mary Alice Miller Years after a 2008 transfer of ownership of Linden Plaza, residents are contesting rent increases for capital renovations that appear to be permanent, rather than temporary to recoup renovation costs. In 2008, when ownership of Linden

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NYCHA Residents Wait a Lifetime to Purchase FHA Rent-to-Own Homes

NYCHA Residents Wait a Lifetime to Purchase FHA Rent-to-Own Homes

🕔15:23, 14.May 2015

By Mary Alice Miller Lauretta Humphrey has lived in her home since 1987. She raised her family there. Her church is there. She is an active member of her community. Humphrey does not own her home, though she would like

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Interfaith Medical Center Survives Bankruptcy with State Support

Interfaith Medical Center Survives Bankruptcy with State Support

🕔15:55, 8.May 2015

By Mary Alice Miller It has been almost a year since Interfaith Medical Center teetered on the edge of bankruptcy. The hospital was at risk of closing until sustained advocacy by community members, elected officials and employees persuaded Governor Cuomo

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Diana Richardson Make History as First Working Families Party Candidate to Win State Elected Office

Diana Richardson Make History as First Working Families Party Candidate to Win State Elected Office

🕔17:39, 7.May 2015

A hotly contested special election for the 43rd Assembly seat formerly held by Karim Camara came to a close with a blowout win for electoral newcomer Diana Richardson. The new Assembly representative for the district covered by Crown Heights, Prospect Lefferts

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NYCHA Answers Questions on Proposed New Development in Van Dyke Houses

🕔17:25, 7.May 2015

By Mary Alice Miller Despite some community opposition, NYCHA plans to allow development of new affordable housing on land in Van Dyke Houses. The new housing is part of Next Generation NYCHA’s plan to develop parcels of land in Van

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Repairs Commence at 305 Decatur Street

🕔17:24, 7.May 2015

By Mary Alice Miller A jubilant Queen, 4th floor tenant at 305 Decatur Street, called Our Time Press with excitement in her voice. “They are making repairs!” said Queen, referring to Shinda Management, the company that oversees a number of

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305 Decatur Street Tenants Face Unrelenting Hardships

🕔10:51, 25.Apr 2015

By Mary Alice Miller Shameeka Hughes and her three children lived at 305 Decatur Street until 2010 when the management company for her building – Shinda Management Corp. – took her to court for nonpayment of rent. Shameeka produced for

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NYCHA Commissioner in Brownsville to Speak with Van Dyke Residents

NYCHA Commissioner in Brownsville to Speak with Van Dyke Residents

🕔10:00, 25.Apr 2015

By Mary Alice Miller NYCHA Commissioner Shola Olatoye came to Van Dyke Houses in Brownsville recently to engage with residents and provide an update on the progress of Next Generation NYCHA. “When the mayor appointed me last March 2014, he

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Tensions Persist Regarding Plan for New Development in Van Dyke Houses Area

Tensions Persist Regarding Plan for New Development in Van Dyke Houses Area

🕔23:43, 2.Apr 2015

By Mary Alice Miller A moment of truth is coming. In May, Mayor Bill de Blasio and NYCHA Chair Shola Olatoye plan to announce a comprehensive NextGeneration NYCHA plan. The plan includes a pilot program to enhance customer service in

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Tentative State Budget Contains $700 Million for Possible Hospital in Brownsville/ East New York

Tentative State Budget Contains $700 Million for Possible Hospital in Brownsville/ East New York

🕔11:16, 19.Mar 2015

By Mary Alice Miller From the moment Governor Cuomo’s Administration signaled a budget allocation of up to $700 million for a new hospital for the Brownsville/East New York area, newly elected Assemblywoman Latrice Walker was on it. The first fight

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