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State Rent Laws Expire

State Rent Laws Expire

🕔16:18, 20.Jun 2015

By Mary Alice Miller New York’s rent laws expired at midnight on Monday. The law covered 2.5 million tenants living in 1 million rent-stabilized apartments, most located in New York City. A series of political decisions on behalf of special

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Special Interest Group Targets Local Assembly Members on Religious School Tax Credit

Special Interest Group Targets Local Assembly Members on Religious School Tax Credit

🕔16:12, 20.Jun 2015

By Mary Alice Miller Latrice Walker, Diana Richardson and Rodneyse Bichotte are among 44 Assembly members under pressure from special interest groups that want to see a tax credit for private and religious schools. The Coalition for Opportunity in Education

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Young Professionals Campaign Funds Brownsville Schools

Young Professionals Campaign Funds Brownsville Schools

🕔08:17, 12.Jun 2015

Ocean Hill Brownsville Coalition of Young Professionals announced the successful funding of educational projects for several District #23 schools through their 100 Days, 100 Donors campaign. “We thank everyone that participated in Our 100 Days, 100 Donors initiative,” said Andrea McCullough, chair

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MWBE Child Care Providers Question Agenda behind Denial of Contracts

MWBE Child Care Providers Question Agenda behind Denial of Contracts

🕔07:45, 12.Jun 2015

By Mary Alice Miller Three years ago, central Brooklyn was stunned when the city’s scorched earth actions abruptly took away all of Dr. Karen Daughtry’s nationally acclaimed early child care programs in one fell swoop. The callous policy that impacted

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y Child Care Providers and City Council Members Fight to Preserve Services

y Child Care Providers and City Council Members Fight to Preserve Services

🕔06:06, 8.Jun 2015

By Mary Alice Miller On April 27, 2013 (then-Public Advocate and candidate for mayor) Bill de Blasio attended a legislative breakfast at the Fort Greene Council in which he said, “This Fort Greene Council – the senior center, the day

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Former NYC Comptroller John Liu Calls for City Council Hearings on Contract Scoring Process

Former NYC Comptroller John Liu Calls for City Council Hearings on Contract Scoring Process

🕔18:47, 4.Jun 2015

By Mary Alice Miller John Liu, former New York City Comptroller, has a suggestion to bring transparency to the scoring process that displaces long established community service providers by denial through the contracting process. Liu calls for the New York

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Van Dyke Residents Work with NYCHA for Quality of Life Improvements

Van Dyke Residents Work with NYCHA for Quality of Life Improvements

🕔21:24, 3.Jun 2015

By Mary Alice Miller Last September, residents of Van Dyke Houses and the surrounding community came together to commence a series of monthly meetings designed to improve greater Brownsville under Next Generation NYCHA. Six committees were formed: abandoned lots and

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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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