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Rev. Andrew Foster-Connors, Melissa Kelley, Rob English, Baltimore, Police, Jobs

BUILD Addresses Baltimore Eruption: 'Unrest is Generations in the Making'

Tuesday, April 28, 2015
NY Daily News

Why is anyone surprised that isolated young people from one of the poorest neighborhoods in the country took their anger to the streets? While we don’t condone looting and violence, our only surprise is that it hasn’t happened sooner.

BUILD

Bill De Blasio, Incomplete, Rev. Patrick O'Conner, Rev. Getulio Cruz, Organizing in NYC

Metro IAF Leaders Grade Bill De Blasio's Work

Saturday, December 27, 2014
NY Daily News

"There is no way to give the mayor a grade other than incomplete after this first year.

His commitment to address the problems plaguing NYCHA remains largely unfulfilled. His administration has not aggressively responded to the federal court settlement to remove life-threatening mold from tenants’ apartments...."

Metro IAF

Community Organizing in New York City, New York IAF, Rev. David Brawley, Rev. Getulio Cruz

Metro IAF Weighs In on NYC's Senior Housing Crisis

Sunday, October 26, 2014
NY Daily News

With Albany preoccupied with an election that inspires no one outside of the capitol bubble and with City Hall distracted by an inability to deal with a staffing crisis of its own making, it might seem foolhardy to expect the city and state’s top political leaders to look 20 years ahead. But that’s what the distracted mayor and preoccupied governor must do if a deepening crisis in senior housing and senior services is to be averted.

Metro IAF

East Brooklyn Congregations, Community Organizing in New York, Metro IAF, Rev. Hoffman, Adriane Williams

EBC: DeBlasio Administration Should Allocate More to Rehab Parks

Sunday, May 18, 2014
NY Daily News

The mayor's allocation of $80 million in capital funding for neighborhood parks is a good start, but far too many New Yorkers live near parks with dark concrete lots, muddy athletic fields and broken down jungle gyms...

EBC

East Brooklyn Congregations, DiBlasio, Affordable Housing, Community Organizing in East Brooklyn, Community Organizing in New York, Rev. Tyrone Stevenson

Big Plans, Weak Foundation

Monday, May 12, 2014
NY Daily News

...A full week after unveiling its plan to build 80,000 new affordable housing units over 10 years and preserve 120,000 more, the de Blasio administration has still yet to reach out to East Brooklyn Congregations, ministers who have actually been getting such housing built for decades, and whom the mayor’s own report cites as a model.

EBC

Public Housing, NYCHA, Mold, Plumbing, Paint, Metro IAF, Community Organizing in NYC

The Rescue Plan NY Public Housing Needs

Sunday, February 2, 2014
NY Daily News

Mayor de Blasio is taking his time appointing a new NYCHA chairman. We hope and pray this means the mayor will chose someone with deep housing experience and unquestioned integrity, not another in a long line of third-rate bureaucrats. In addition to hoping and praying, we have been working hard to set the stage for a desperately needed transformation...

Metro IAF

Gun Violence, Neighborhood Safety, Metro IAF, Rabbi Joel Mosbacher

Gun Sanity In Our Lifetime

Sunday, December 22, 2013
NY Daily News

Rabbi Joel Mosbacher starts his Oped with the following: 

"On the one-year anniversary of Newtown, and approaching the fifteenth year after my father was murdered with a handgun in Chicago, I felt something I hadn’t felt for a long time regarding gun violence in America: optimism...."

Metro IAF

East Brooklyn Congregations, Dignified Housing, Public Housing, NYCHA, Tenant Organizing

NYCHA Vows Brooklyn Fixes by Christmas -- Tenant Hopes to Use Toilet Without Umbrella

Sunday, November 24, 2013
NY Daily News

Residents from about 150 apartments from Brownsville to Canarsie to East New York confronted NYCHA Executive Vice President for Operations Carlos Laboy-Diaz during Nov. 18 meeting with list of problems including leaks, heat and rats...

Metro IAF

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