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Broken NYCHA can be repaired

The New York City Housing Authority is the custodian of a vast and critical public resource — 180,000 apartments, hundreds of developments, thousands of workers — that lives and dies silently. (click link for more)

NYCHA board sitting on nearly $1B in fed cash

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. (click link for more)

Mike's blind spot

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. click link for more)

High-handed Mike

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. (click link for more)

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

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.

Obama’s mortgage unit is AWOL

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. (click link for more)

How to make it Old York City

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.” (click link for more)

Why stop and frisk? Here’s a better way

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. (click link for more)

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

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

Romney must stop running from Romneycare

n 2006, then-Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney helped save the lives of two sick women: Tammy Stafford and Lavern Barnes. If we lived in the era of silent films, Stafford and Barnes would be tied to train tracks and resigned to their fates. Then the governor and his deputies would ride in, vanquish the varmints who put the ladies there and release them just before the train roared through.(click) line for more)

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