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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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Justice Or Else! Countdown to Million Man March 20th Anniversary Gathering Begins with Farrakhan’s East Coast Tour

🕔08:22, 12.Jun 2015

FINAL CALL PHILADELPHIA – Two decades ago, the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan of the Nation of Islam convened the historic Million Man March in Washington, D.C., the largest mass-gathering in the history of the United States and perhaps the largest

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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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Organizations and activists come together to launch borough-wide Brooklyn Anti-Gentrification Network (B.A.N.)

Organizations and activists come together to launch borough-wide Brooklyn Anti-Gentrification Network (B.A.N.)

🕔07:54, 12.Jun 2015

B.A.N. calls for 11:30am demonstration for Tuesday, June 16th at BAM, 30 Lafayette Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11217 On June 16th, Brooklyn activists will launch the Brooklyn Anti-Gentrification Network (B.A.N.), the 1st-ever grassroots borough-wide coalition to fight gentrification. The real estate corporations,

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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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POLITICAL CORRUPTION GETS THE HEADLINES, BUT MINORITY BUSINESS FRAUD COSTS US MORE

POLITICAL CORRUPTION GETS THE HEADLINES, BUT MINORITY BUSINESS FRAUD COSTS US MORE

🕔21:47, 3.Jun 2015

BY BERTHA LEWIS | MAY 23, 2015 | Albany was rocked this month by the criminal charges against state Sen. Dean Skelos, who is accused of using his influence to intervene in Nassau County’s procurement process. Skelos’ case may have

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‘I Put in White Tenants’: The Grim, Racist (and Likely Illegal) Methods of One Brooklyn Landlord

‘I Put in White Tenants’: The Grim, Racist (and Likely Illegal) Methods of One Brooklyn Landlord

🕔16:24, 21.May 2015

By DW Gibson For the past three years, I’ve traveled around the city, talking with New Yorkers as they experience gentrification. There is little consensus on the topic — even the word itself is defined differently by each of us. I’ve

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