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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)
Author: 
MICHAEL POWELL
Publication Date: 
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)
Author: 
TANYANIKA SAMUELS
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Publication Date: 
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)
Author: 
RABBI ROBERT LEVINE AND NORMAN FAIRWEATHER
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Publication Date: 
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)
Author: 
MICHAEL POWELL
Publication Date: 
Monday, July 4, 2011
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