Thursday, Jun 12, 2014
Bronx DAs Face Scorn, But Not Discipline
A judge recently found one prosecutor's conduct so bad he banned her from his courtroom forever. But she'll face no internal discipline from her office, which lacks a formal system for punishing rule violations.
As Klein Solidifies Support, Koppell Backers Say They Can Win
Oliver Koppell faces long—but, supporters insist, not impossible—odds in his quest to unseat Sen. Jeff Klein and steer the State Senate back to Democratic control.
Decade-Long Feud Over Bronx Buildings Erupts Anew
Tenant organizations and a group of companies linked to a key real-estate operator were back in court last week arguing over the aftermath of a 2005 defamation lawsuit.
Advocates Waiting for de Blasio to Fix Homeless Housing Program
The cluster program is widely criticized as expensive and disruptive. So far the new administration has yet to propose an alternative, but advocates have high hopes a plan is coming.
Woes Continue at One De Blasio Watch-List Building
Tenants are still suffering at a Bronx building that both the then-Public Advocate's Worst Landlords List and the city's Alternative Enforcement Program have had on their radar screens.
Residents Demand City Build Bridge to Reconnect Van Cortlandt Park
Activists and pols say it’s the least DEP can do in light of the over-budget billions they're spending on the filtration plant.
Borough's Community Boards Push for Greater Impact
Training members and securing funds to hire city planning advisers is critical, officials say.
De Blasio Era Doesn't Discourage Bronx Charter School Applicant
A New Jersey charter chain is looking to launch a school in the Belmont section of the Bronx. It will avoid the co-location controversy, but has encountered others in its past.
Only Two Electric-Cab Drivers On the Road in NYC
Five of the seven electric cars in the city's taxi and for-hire fleet are idle, but Luis Castro is still making battery-powered stops in the Bronx.
Students, Teachers Say Roll-Out of New GED Has Been Flawed
They say they haven't had the resources and preparation to gear up for the newer, tougher TASC exam.
Outer Borough BIDs Struggle With Low Budgets, Little Impact
While well-funded business improvement districts are major players in thriving commercial districts, many outer borough BIDs have too few resources to make a difference.
Not much rain is expected, but high winds will hit hurricane-weakened trees and push seawater toward areas eroded by Sandy.
Said one voter: "A lot of people are saying this isn't normal."
After area redistricting sent some voters to an alternate polling site in Norwood, poll workers said they had prepared to send some away
Poll workers ran ballots up and down the stairs between elderly voters and the scanners on an upper floor.
Last-minute changes in polling sites left many voters in the Bronx confused about where to vote and in some cases, even prevented them from voting.
This infographic chart, produced by the Institute for Children, Poverty, and Homelessness highlights the poverty rates in the Bronx, a borough in New York City.
This infograph, produced by the Institute for Children, Poverty, and Homelessness, highlights family homelessness rates in the Bronx, a borough in New York City.
This infographic chart, produced by the Institute for Children, Poverty, and Homelessness (www.icphusa.org) showcases educational attainment in the Bronx for adults (25 years and older).
Bronx, NY – Sustainable South Bronx (SSBx), a non-profit community based organization devoted to solving environmental and economic issues that affect residents of urban areas has been named a winner of the 2010 Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Region 2 Environmental Quality Award. The award recognizes individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to improving the environment and public health in EPA Region 2, which covers New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and seven federally-recognized Indian Nations.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : Protest and Rally to End the Killing of Cats and Dogs in NYC! Kay Riviello, President of No Kill New York, Inc. (501(c)3 Nonprofit) Host, September 20, 2014, Saturday, Noon-3pm City Hall, New York City Kay Riviello has led the grassroots effort of the FB group, New York Animal Rights Alliance America with about 10,000 members, for about four years and now brings together between 300 and 500 activists dressed in red to rise up against the atrocities committed by New York Animal Care & Control under the auspices of the Department of Health. At City Hall, we will address the press and present our agenda to the NYC Council and Mayor DeBlasio whom we believe need our support to initiate these revolutionary changes. We protest and rally for the following: 1) Cease and desist from the killing of cats and dogs at New York Animal Care & Control. 2) Repeal 0655/059 and Build True No-Kill Shelters in Queens & the Bronx, boroughs that have upwards of two million people each with no animal shelters. 3) Rescind the Breed Specific Legislation (BSL) mandate in which the Public Housing Authority prohibits dogs over 25 pounds (and certain breeds) and rescind the draconian dog/cat limit to one companion animal. BSL is against NY State Law. 4) Provide free and low-cost spay neuter for the citizens of NY and their companion animals. Such a program would save tax dollars to the True No Kill Shelter system in the long run and is the only humane solution for our current dilemma. 5) Stronger enforcement by the New York City Police Department of animal cruelty laws with augmented special units throughout the five boroughs. Assist the Dept of Agriculture to arrest “backyard breeders.” No Kill New York, Inc., plans to file a lawsuit against the Department of Health for the deplorable conditions at NY- ACC with lack of veterinary care, incompetence of a municipal entity, animal cruelty and negligence with wrongful death, which we believe should lead to criminal charges against certain individuals that have operated with impunity in this system unchecked for far too long. We are an animal rights organization and seek for nothing less than cats and dogs to have legal rights in a court of law. Additionally, we seek to have the criminal horse carriage industry dismantled immediately. The horses are forced to work many long hours in one of the most congested cities, with inadequate food and water, in all kinds of heat and cold, and horrific living conditions. We are also advocating for the banning of the USDA-led slaughter of geese, swan and crows, as well as the protection of pigeons and stronger legislation to protect all animals in our city. Please contact Kay Riviello at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (845) 856-7366 for interviews and further information. Visit nokill-newyork.org to view our poster campaign
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This report, from the Wyoming-based investigative think tank, Wyo File, talks about the implications of hydraulic fracturing in Southeast Wyoming, a process currently being considered in Upstate New York with huge implications for the drinking water of New York City
Over recent years the leaders of Majlis practically have come out against interests of Crimean Tartar People. Mustafa Dzhemilev and some other leaders of Crimean Tartars try to mistake their own group objectives for the interests of the whole national group. Herein, the actions of disobedience of Crimean Tartars, instigated by the noted persons, are used actively, allegedly, for the sake of defending of their rights, but in actual for the purpose of creation conditions for carrying out pressure on Ukrainian leadership. All mentioned above happens when the Ukrainian leadership does its utmost to improve economic and social situation of the Crimean Tartars even in the conditions of world financial crisis, which has appreciably worsened and added to difficulties of economic situation in Ukraine.
Council members behind study say much more can be done; mayor's office says study doesn't include subcontracts to minority- and women-owned enterprises.
A commentary from Nation Magazine editor Katrina vanden Heuvel highlights the foreclosure problem in New York City.
Courts have little power to overturn decisions by agency hearing officers — as two evicted public housing tenants recently learned.
New York City has weathered the recession far better than was feared during the financial crisis, but outside of Manhattan the view is often bleaker.
This article examines a proposal by a California state legislator that would require community colleges to provide students with a clear path on how to acquire their degree.
The Office of Community Health at Montefiore Medical Center has just released "Caring for Yourself While Caregiving," a new resource guide for Bronx-based family caregivers. Available in English and Spanish, the guide provides 32 pages of helpful, low-cost resources in six unique categories for people caring for an aging parent, spouse, partner, elderly relative, child with an illness or disability, or another person close to them. To order a copy, call (718) 920-6576 or email PCareSupport@montefiore.org.
Invisiblepeople.tv's Mark Horvath posts the following article on the launch of the "100,000 Homes Campaign", organized by Common Ground.
For nearly a year, residents, politicians, businesspeople and others battled over the EPA’s consideration of the 1.8-mile waterway for a Superfund listing.
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a tenants' eye view of life in an allegedly supportive housing S.R.O. managed by H.S.I. - it's a ghetto in the middle of Gramercy Park, and is supposed to be better than homelessness, but the level of illegal drug activity and violence inside the building is higher than on the surrounding streets or in shelters.
Accounts of carelessness and laziness of ACS and ACS contract agency employees.
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