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Lawyer: Homeless Families
Still Getting Runaround

Last December, the Bloomberg administration settled a quarter-century-old lawsuit over the right to shelter. Now clients and advocates charge that the city isn't holding up its end of the deal.

Amid Homeless Surge,
Are Solutions In Sight?

With shelter numbers at record highs and Mayor Bloomberg's homeless strategy failing to meet its goals, city officials and advocates weigh in on how New York might respond.

'Suspects' Talk Back:
Muslims Complain to FBI

Many Flushing residents object to their treatment in the wake of a terrorism investigation, and they're doing something about it.

AIDS May 'Need A Mayor' -
One Interested In Seniors

One of the challenges ahead in coping with HIV/AIDS is adjusting to it being a multigenerational affliction.

Benefits Will Increase
For Some Disabled NY'ers

Gov. Spitzer's proposed budget includes the cash to restore 'SSI invisibility.'

The City's Latest
Hirings and Retirings

Filling policy shoes at FPWA, a new city family services coordinator, and a host of other moves around government and nonprofits this fall.

Health Goes Up In Smoke
When Temptation Is Cheap

In some neighborhoods with high levels of smoking, cut-rate cigarette sellers proliferate.

Talking Back to Berger:
Victory Fights Closure

Some of the hospitals recommended for closure one year ago are insisting their communities need them.

AIDS Advocates Want
Bigger Housing Program

Help needy New Yorkers and save money in the long run, supporters tell a balky administration.

NYC: Just Another
Banana Republic

The city is different than it used to be, and you're probably not benefiting from the changes, says a well-known labor writer in his new book.

Red Hook's
Lost Horizons

Battered, then neglected, the Brooklyn community of Red Hook now faces the threat of real estate speculation spurred by its magnificent harbor view.

Tenants With Asthma
Fight to Breathe Easy

Tenants and organizers want home-based sources of asthma irritation - like roaches and mold - to be granted more enforcement power by the city.

PROGRAM DEVELOPS WORKERS
FOR GROWING BIOTECH SECTOR

A workshop expands to help place New Yorkers in good local jobs.

GOOD NEWS FOR RENTERS WITH HIV

A threatened rent hike that would leave some publicly assisted folks with just $11 a day in spending money appears to be no more.

WHAT’S IN STORE WITH DOAR:
WELFARE CHIEF SPEAKS OUT

Robert Doar assumed leadership of the mammoth Human Resources Administration and Department of Social Services last week. Here's what he plans to do.

A PC FOR EVERY MD

Health clinics citywide are adding high-tech components to improve patient care.

THE CITY'S LATEST HIRINGS AND RETIRINGS

New people in old city government positions and brand-new ones, plus moves at Iris House, the Blood Center and more.

LOW-INCOME TENANTS WITH HIV
GET A BREAK FROM FEDERAL JUDGE

At October's beginning, they received worrisome news about rent -- but by October's end, the threat was suspended.

MEMO TO NEXT GOVERNOR:
WHAT TO DO ABOUT WELFARE

It may not be a big topic in candidates’ debates, but the shape of post-Pataki public assistance is on the drawing boards of advocates.

THE CITY'S LATEST
HIRINGS AND RETIRINGS

Comings and goings at City Hall, DOE, Brooklyn YWCA and elsewhere.


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In the 1980s, AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) surfaced in the United States among gay men. Because of this finding, scientists and doctors believed that AIDS only affected homosexuals. However, soon after, drug-users, women, and children, also developed the foreign virus. HIV (Human immunodeficiency virus) causes AIDS. Presently, over 30 million people are living with HIV worldwide. Over 9 million people in developing countries are in need of immediate treatment. Internationally, governments spend billions of dollars annually in research, education, and treatment.

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AIDS Program Cuts Stir Protest - Johann Hamilton

Advocates are speaking out against proposed cuts to programs that feed and house people living with HIV/AIDS.

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Teen Sex Message Minces Few Words

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Some have criticized the words that teens use to discuss sex in a new series of public service announcements. This author argues the only way to reach at-risk youth is to speak their language.

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Homes Underwater: Forebearance Alternatives for Sandy-Affected Homeowners

A report by Franklin Romeo and Jennifer Ching of (Queens Legal Services and Legal Services NYC) explores foreclosure risks in neighborhoods hit hard by Sandy and finds that some of the steps taken by banks in the wake of the storm "[create] a situation where a homeowner is likely to fall into a mortgage delinquency."

Teen Adoption's Hard Sell

How do you stop ex-foster kids from ending up in trouble? The latest remedy: Recruit new parents for them. If only it were so easy.

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