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Something In The Air: Battling Mold in NYCHA

According to the New York City Department of Health, about 170,000 children in New York City suffer from asthma. While, many of these cases are affected by air quality, one family is dealing with pollutants inside their home.
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Natalie Migliore
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Thursday, October 11, 2018
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AdTech Ad NYCHA tenants testify in federal court

As NYCHA’s ongoing saga continues, residents living in public housing continue their plea for the city to fix the numerous problems
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Cyril Josh Barker
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Thursday, October 4, 2018
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Dozens of NYCHA tenants beg judge to help fix troubled agency as mom of murdered teen says it refuses to transfer her to new place

One by one they came forward in the high-ceiling courtroom, public housing tenants pleading with Manhattan Federal Judge William Pauley for help to finally fix the long-troubled agency known as NYCHA.
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Greg B. Smith
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Wednesday, September 26, 2018
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NYCHA residents describe living conditions at court hearing

NYCHA residents and advocates got a chance to have their voices heard during a hearing Wednesday on the horrendous living conditions at public housing complexes across the city.
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Wednesday, September 26, 2018
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NYCHA Residents Decry Living Conditions

Hundreds of New York City Housing Authority residents testified in federal court in Manhattan Wednesday, decrying the persistent problems inside their homes, from lead paint to moldy walls, and heat and water issues.
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Katie Honan and Melanie Grayce West
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Wednesday, September 26, 2018
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Inquilinos testifican en Corte Federal sobre “condiciones inhumanas” en NYCHA

Digna Castillo, una inmigrante hondureña que lleva más de 25 años residiendo en un edificio de NYCHA en El Bronx, vive preocupada por el deterioro que, asegura, está consumiendo su apartamento. Ella ha reparado por su cuenta algunos de los desperfectos porque, según explica, oficiales de la Agencia de Vivienda Pública de la Ciudad no le contestan sus quejas.
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José Martínez
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Wednesday, September 26, 2018
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NYCHA Residents Testify In Court Hearing On Living Conditions

Hundreds of NYCHA residents packed into a Lower Manhattan courtroom Wednesday to testify during a hearing on the disastrous living conditions at public housing complexes across the city.
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Wednesday, September 26, 2018
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Local Activists Buy 'Gun Stock' To Hold Former Smith & Wesson Company Accountable To Community

American Outdoor Brands Corporation, the gun company formerly known as Smith & Wesson, held its annual shareholders’ meeting Tuesday. The meeting was webcast, but in Hamden and Bridgeport, a group of unusual shareholders met at local houses of worship to listen. These shareholders are shaking things up.
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Ryan Lindsey
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Tuesday, September 25, 2018
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Gun control advocates put money where their message is — lock, stock and barrel

In this case, political power isn’t growing out of the barrel of a gun. It’s coming from growing a stock portfolio.
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Manny Ramos
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Tuesday, September 25, 2018
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Police chiefs, clergy to gunmaker: Cut shootings by making guns safer [Opinion]

Pardon the word choice, but there is no magic bullet for ending America’s gun violence epidemic. No single approach or group has the power, by itself, to achieve meaningful reductions in gun-related deaths. Multiple approaches are needed, with leadership from every sector.
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Art Acevedo, Anthony Bennett, Thomas Manger and David Lyon
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Monday, September 24, 2018
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NYCHA's senior moment: City and state combine for an affordable housing breakthrough

Chapter two of today’s edition of “Golly, look what New York City and State can do when they work together”: Gov. Cuomo just committed $15 million in scarce affordable housing tax credits to build apartments for senior citizens within New York City Housing Authority developments on the east end of Brooklyn.
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Tuesday, August 28, 2018
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Gov. Cuomo, Cynthia Nixon talk affordable housing ahead of Wednesday debate

BROOKLYN — Three days before they face off in a gubernatorial debate on Wednesday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and actress-turned-political-candidate Cynthia Nixon talked to potential voters about affordable housing.
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NORA ABRAMOV AND CRISTIAN BENAVIDES
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Monday, August 27, 2018
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1,000 new affordable units for NYCHA seniors on the way, Gov. Cuomo says

The state will finance 1,000 new affordable housing units for seniors on underutilized NYCHA property in Brooklyn, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Sunday.
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Vincent Barone
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Monday, August 27, 2018
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The three-fifths New Yorkers: That's how City Hall treats NYCHA

Those of us who have the honor of serving the NYCHA tenants in our congregations, and who have worked with them and their fellow residents to force NYCHA and City Hall to treat them fairly and humanely, have finally realized the heart of the problem.
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Rev. David K. Brawley and Rev. Getulio Cruz
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Saturday, July 28, 2018
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Inside NYC’s Public Housing, Mold and Neglect Are a Dangerous Combo

Sit back for a moment and imagine not being able to breathe in your own home. Imagine waking up in the middle of the night gasping for air or, worse, hearing your child, at any hour, wheezing, coughing, unable to fill her lungs. Imagine medications and breathing machines, emergency room visits, hospitalizations—all stemming from a menace in your own home that no one is willing to address.
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Nicole Greenfield
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Friday, June 15, 2018
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New York City to Build Thousands of Senior Housing Units on Public Land

New York City has committed $500 million to build up to a thousand of affordable apartments for low-income senior citizens on vacant public-housing land, a move advocates say would help reduce the wait list for apartments.
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Katie Honan
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Wednesday, June 13, 2018
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Local church group stumps for NYCHA budget boost

A community-organizing group led tours of crumbling NYCHA apartments for local councilmembers across the city in May, to point out the deplorable conditions. For Bronx tenants, the tour yielded quick attention from the Housing Authority.
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Trevor Boyer
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Saturday, June 2, 2018
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Councilmember rips NYCHA conditions

It ‎was a tour of worse. Councilmember Rafael Salamanca shook his head in disgust as he surveyed the abundant mold dominating the ceilings and walls of Norma Nazario’s apartment at Melrose Houses.
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Gregg McQueen
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Wednesday, May 16, 2018
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NYCHA tenants, councilman hold rally for more funding

THE BRONX - Frustrated NYCHA tenants held a rally Monday, asking Mayor Bill de Blasio for billions of dollars in funding due to apartment problems that include mold and cracked ceilings.
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Monday, May 14, 2018
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How we got the gun industry to reckon with its deadly toll

Earlier this week in the Arizona desert, the shareholders of a major American gun company took a modest step toward responsibly addressing the unacceptable levels of gun-related deaths and crime in our nation. Shareholders of Sturm, Ruger & Co. passed a resolution requiring the company to issue a report on its actions to mitigate harm associated with its products.
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Sister Judy Byron and Rabbi Joel Mosbacher
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Friday, May 11, 2018
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NYCHA residents to give council members tour of properties

City housing residents will lead council members on an “inspection tour” of NYCHA properties to show them the “dangerous conditions” of their homes and hold a rally on the steps of City Hall, according to a network of citizens organizations.
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Mark Moore
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Sunday, May 6, 2018
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NYCHA residents tired of being treated as ‘second-class citizens,’ demand money for repairs

The New York City Housing Authority’s beleaguered state of affairs has once again led residents to take to City Hall to demand more money.
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Rajvi Desai
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Tuesday, April 24, 2018
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Concejo Municipal contempla plan de rescate de viviendas de NYCHA

El Concejo Municipal sutuvo una audiencia sobre la administración de la Autoridad de Vivienda, la agencia al frente de la vivienda pública en la ciudad y cuya Presidenta renunció en medio del escándalo a principios de mes por la presencia de plomo, falta de calefacción y múltiples demandas de sus residentes.
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Julio César García
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Tuesday, April 24, 2018
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NYCHA Settles Over Mold Repairs

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Monday, April 9, 2018
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Groups Take NYCHA Back to Court Over Rampant Mold Problem

Ms. Awilda Garcia has been fighting NYCHA to fix the mold problem in her bathroom of the East Village’s Wald Houses for 11 years. She suffers from asthma, and her illness is exacerbated by it. She has consistently put in work order requests, and NYCHA has made 10 maintenance visits to her apartment so far. But instead of fixing the underlying moisture problem fueling the mold, each time they’ve taken superficial steps to merely mask it—cleaning the ceiling and painting over it. And, inevitably, it returns in short order
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Sara Imperiale
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Friday, April 6, 2018
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NYCHA promises fungus fix – again

The beleaguered New York City Housing Authority, which has been in court since 2013 over its handling of mold, has agreed — yet again — to clean up its act.
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Kaja Whitehouse
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Friday, April 6, 2018
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NYCHA agrees to appoint independent ombudsman to push repairs, impose fines

Four years after promising but failing to clean up festering mold in its apartments, NYCHA Friday agreed to the appointment of an independent ombudsman who can penalize the authority for future failures.
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Greg B. Smith
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Friday, April 6, 2018
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Council Speaker Corey Johnson pushes $2B affordable housing plan for seniors

City Council Speaker Corey Johnson is proposing spending $2 billion to build 15,000 new affordable apartments for seniors on NYCHA land.
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Erin Durkin
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Monday, March 12, 2018
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When the Dollar Is Mightier Than the Gun

Gun violence is not an abstract concept for Rabbi Joel Mosbacher. His father, Lester, was shot dead in 1999 as he opened up his check-cashing business on Chicago’s South Side. Rabbi Mosbacher, who had been ordained just six months earlier, struggled to make sense of the murder, even as well-meaning friends struggled to find words of comfort and support.
Author: 
David Gonzalez
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Sunday, March 4, 2018
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City behind schedule on building 2 diversion centers to serve as alternative to Rikers

As Mayor de Blasio touts an ambitious criminal justice agenda to close Rikers Island, the city is far behind schedule on opening two diversion centers meant to be an alternative to arrest for people with mental health or substance abuse issues, the Daily News has learned.
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Jillian Jorgensen
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Sunday, February 18, 2018
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