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Rhea’s big promises

Embattled New York City Housing Authority Chairman John Rhea has unveiled plans that he promises will generate several billion dollars to pay for critically needed, long overdue renovations at the agency’s 334 developments.
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Monday, October 1, 2012
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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)
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MARIELYS DIVANNE, THE REV. DAVID HABERER
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Monday, August 6, 2012
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NYCHA’S GRAY MONSTER: Residents live with mold that won’t die

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. (click link to read more...)
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Rich Schapiro , Denis Slattery & Larry Mcshane
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Sunday, August 5, 2012
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Bloomberg continues to defend NYCHA chief John Rhea

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.” (click News Link below to read more)
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Tina Moore
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Friday, August 3, 2012
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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)
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Friday, August 3, 2012
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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.
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LARRY MCSHANE
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Thursday, August 2, 2012
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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)
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Thursday, August 2, 2012
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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)
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LARRY MCSHANE, GREG B. SMITH
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Wednesday, August 1, 2012
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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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MICHAEL GECAN AND CHERI ANDES
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Wednesday, June 6, 2012
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The Sad Story of Thaddeus McCotter

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. (click link for more)
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MICHAEL POWELL
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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

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

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MICHAEL POWELL
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Monday, May 14, 2012
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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)
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THE REV. DAVID BRAWLEY AND GRANT LINDSAY
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Friday, May 11, 2012
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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)
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MIKE GECAN AND ARNIE GRAF
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Wednesday, April 18, 2012
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McCotter had 'no knowledge' former staffer went undercover to discredit liberal organization

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. (click link for more)
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Jonathan Oosting
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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

At Advocates’ Offices, Confronting an Anti-Liberal Scheme

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. (click link for more)
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MICHAEL POWELL
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Monday, April 2, 2012

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)
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TANYANIKA SAMUELS
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Friday, March 30, 2012
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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)
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RABBI ROBERT LEVINE AND NORMAN FAIRWEATHER
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Tuesday, February 21, 2012
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Home Is Where the Mold Is

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. (click link for more)
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MICHAEL POWELL
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Monday, July 4, 2011
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