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NYCHA’S GRAY MONSTER: Residents live with mold that won’t die

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Sunday, August 5, 2012

A tale of rot and ruined health is all too familiar among residents of New York City Housing Authority buildings, where mold often grows unchecked and impatient renters grow irate.

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Bloomberg continues to defend NYCHA chief John Rhea

Publication Date: 
Friday, August 3, 2012

Mayor Bloomberg on Friday admitted to blowing off a non-profit agency that charged the city’s Housing Authority was sitting on $1 billion and failing to take advantage of another $600,000. “It’s all ginned up by some group,” Bloomberg said on WOR-AM radio’s John Gambling show. “They wrote us a letter. And, yes, it’s true, they did not get a written response.”

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Mike's blind spot

Publication Date: 
Friday, August 3, 2012

The mayor should have read the letter. The mayor should have taken the contents seriously. The mayor should have responded appropriately and aggressively for the betterment of New York.

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Letter to Mayor Bloomberg last year warned of NYCHA’s failures

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Thursday, August 2, 2012

City housing officials, in addition to sitting on nearly $1 billion in federal funds, were too inept to collect another $600 million in available revenue, a civic improvement group charged last year.

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High-handed Mike

Publication Date: 
Thursday, August 2, 2012

Yes, New York City Housing Authority Chairman John Rhea has a tough job, as Mayor Bloomberg assigned a press aide to say in response to Tuesday’s Daily News front page calling on the mayor to fire Rhea and fellow board members.

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NYCHA board sitting on nearly $1B in fed cash

Publication Date: 
Wednesday, August 1, 2012

They earn close to $200,000 a year, ride in city-owned cars, live in tony Manhattan apartments — and are sitting on hundreds of millions of dollars intended to benefit low income New York families.

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Daily News Investigates: NYCHA Special Report

Publication Date: 
Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Special multi-day articles about New York City Housing Authority.

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The Sad Story of Thaddeus McCotter

Publication Date: 
Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Rep. Thaddeus McCotter, a four-term Republican from Michigan, just became the first incumbent congressman in seven decades not to qualify for his party’s primary ballot.



 

For New York Police, There’s No End to the Stops

Publication Date: 
Monday, May 14, 2012

New York City’s public advocate, Bill de Blasio, put forward a modest proposal last week. He wants the Police Department to include the number of street stop-and-frisks, which is in a state of geometric expansion, in its weekly review of precinct crime statistics.

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Why stop and frisk? Here’s a better way

Publication Date: 
Friday, May 11, 2012

Mayor Bloomberg recently invited a group of clergy for a discussion of the Police Department’s stop, question and frisk procedures and their impact in the African-American and Hispanic communities. We attended and appreciated the opportunity to hear the mayor’s views and to share our own.

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Obama’s mortgage unit is AWOL

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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Three months ago, in his State of the Union speech, President Obama announced a new task force to investigate mortgage fraud and bring some measure of relief to the 12 million American families who are either losing their homes or in danger of losing them.

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McCotter had 'no knowledge' former staffer went undercover to discredit liberal organization

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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

U.S. Rep. Thad McCotter of Livonia says former staffer John M. Howting quit his office months before he was caught attempting to discredit a liberal organization by way of an undercover sting.



 

At Advocates’ Offices, Confronting an Anti-Liberal Scheme

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Monday, April 2, 2012

Young, bearded, a bit scruffy, a young man walked into a community organizing office in East Harlem, lugging a heavy bag. A little nervous, he said that his name was Melvin Howting, and that he worked for an environmental company in New Jersey and had a few questions about how to organize a union.



 

Bronx photo exhibit depicts poor living conditions for some in public housing

Publication Date: 
Friday, March 30, 2012

A girl in a pink-painted bedroom sits on a bunkbed wearing an airmask over her nose, clutching a machine to help her breathe.

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How to make it Old York City

Publication Date: 
Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Author Susan Jacoby wrote in her book on aging, “Never Say Die,” that “anyone lucky enough to be a New Yorker is already a resident of an assisted living community.”

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Home Is Where the Mold Is

Publication Date: 
Monday, July 4, 2011

Sarita Latchman, a vibrant 42-year-old mother and former parks worker, has a sound like a baby’s rattle at the back of her throat. Which is not surprising, as her apartment in the Jefferson Houses in East Harlem is speckled with soot-black mold. A thick carpet of it runs down her bathroom wall and across the ceiling of her children’s bedrooms. Rub it and the spores float, landing on sink tops and children’s hair. They also journey through Ms. Latchman’s nasal passageway into her lungs.

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