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DNAinfo: Progressive Groups Tell Mark-Viverito to Drop Push for 1,000 New Police

Progressive Groups Tell Mark-Viverito to Drop Push for 1,000 New Police Jeff Mays | April 17, 2015 More than 50 groups called on Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito Thursday to drop her push to hire 1,000 additional police officers because they are concerned about discriminatory policing and feel the money could be spent better elsewhere. In […]

Gotham Gazette: Time for City to Overhaul Drug Strategy

Time for City to Overhaul Drug Strategy Alex Vitale & Matt Curtis | April 17, 2015 On Thursday, April 16, City Council Member Corey Johnson introduced legislation to create an Office of Drug Strategy to oversee New York City’s myriad and sometimes contradictory approaches to the problems associated with drug use. This new office could […]

Brooklyn Daily Eagle: Stringer: NYC would benefit by boosting minimum wage to $15 an hour

Stringer: NYC would benefit by boosting minimum wage to $15 an hour Mary Frost | April 14, 2015 Raising the minimum wage in New York City to $15 per hour would not only improve the lives of workers but would also benefit the city economically, New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer said at a Tuesday […]

Huffington Post: New York Given A Blueprint For How To End Homelessness By 2020

New York Given A Blueprint For How To End Homelessness By 2020 Robbie Couch | April 8, 2015 A group of activist organizations are optimistic about ending homelessness in New York City in the next five years, but they’ll need policymakers on board in order to make their dream a reality. “Homes for Every New […]

Times Union: NYC housing focus needs to help homeless, too, advocates say

NYC housing focus needs to help homeless, too, advocates say Jennifer Peltz | April 7, 2015 NEW YORK (AP) — The homeless should have a bigger place in New York City’s ambitious affordable housing push, advocates said Tuesday, arguing that two issues often viewed separately need to be tackled in tandem. Housing costs have hit a […]

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Advocates For The Homeless Call For Changes To Help End Crisis April 7, 2015 NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A coalition of advocacy groups released a report Tuesday aimed at dramatically cutting the number of homeless in New York City in five years. The report by the Homes for Every New Yorker coalition says that, among other actions, […]

Daily News: EXCLUSIVE: Coalition pushes wage raises, expanded housing in bid to end NYC homelessness in five years

EXCLUSIVE: Coalition pushes wage raises, expanded housing in bid to end NYC homelessness in five years Jennifer Fermino | April 7, 2015 Homelessness could be a thing of the past in New York City in five years if the city and state take a few crucial steps — including raising the minimum wage, according to […]

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The Limits of Community Policing by Alyssa Aguilera and Alex S. Vitale | Mar 02, 2015 We share many of the recent concerns about overly aggressive, discourteous, and unlawful policing that have been raised in the last several months. Every day hundreds of mostly poor and non-white New Yorkers have unwanted and problematic interactions with […]

AlJazeera America: New York City’s public health ‘warrior’ revamps HIV messaging

New York City’s public health ‘warrior’ revamps HIV messaging Under new leadership, city is turning away from fear-based campaigns toward more nuanced messaging Kevin Zawacki | January 4, 2014 NEW YORK — Beneath Grand Central Station, the doors of a downtown 6 train open to reveal one of the New York City Department of Health’s […]

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THE BEST GIFT FOR HER WOULD BE A FULL TIME JOB David R. Jones, La Nueva Mayoria / The New Majority | December 25, 2014 Marilyn Reyes Scales wishes she could buy Christmas gifts for her two daughters, ages 13 and 16. But the income the 52-year old Bronx single mother brings home from two […]

DNAinfo: Mayor’s Police Rhetoric Hit Right Note in Crisis As Critics Question Policy

Mayor’s Police Rhetoric Hit Right Note in Crisis As Critics Question Policy Jeff Mays | December 12, 2014 MANHATTAN — Mayor Bill de Blasio stood in Mt. Sinai United Christian Church on Staten Island in the recent wake of the Eric Garner grand jury decision and described how he had feared his son, Dante, could […]

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New York City One Step Closer to “Banning the Box” Nicole Disser | December 9, 2014 Last Wednesday, city council members reviewed a bill for something called the Fair Chance Act, which would prohibit employers from inquiring about criminal history during the job application process. If it passes, job applicants across the city would not […]