EBC

Public Housing, NYCHA, East Brooklyn, Metro IAF, Dignified Housing

Progress Seen on NYCHA Repairs in East Brooklyn

Monday, March 17, 2014
Brooklyn Bureau

Mary Smith had one problem, and then she had several. The heating in her living room at the Fiorentino Plaza Houses in East New York conked out about three years ago. Then her hot water went. She began hauling pots of hot water from the stove to her bathroom to bathe. But then she injured her neck and back in a fall, making the water-bearing impossible....

EBC

NYCHA, Public Housing, Rentals, Mold, Plumbing, Housing Conditions

Hundreds of EBC Residents & Leaders Confront NYCHA Chair

Thursday, March 6, 2014
News 12 Brooklyn

Hundreds of public housing residents gathered in East New York Thursday to demand help from elected officials and the new leader of NYCHA.

The meeting was held at Saint Paul Community Baptist Church and organized by the East Brooklyn Congregations. Newly appointed NYCHA Chairwoman Shola Olatoye was among the officials and elected leaders invited to the meeting to help deal with public housing concerns.

EBC

NYCHA, Dignified Housing, East Brooklyn Congregations, Rev. Edward Mason, Blanch Romey

Pastor: NYCHA Makes Big Effort to Avoid Repairing Congregants' Apartments

Thursday, October 31, 2013
Daily News

My congregants in Brooklyn come from more than 20 NYCHA developments and bring a steady stream of horror stories about the agency’s lack of response or, even worse, aggressive resistance to complaints about poor service and dangerous conditions...

EBC

Community Organizing in New York, Interfaith Ministries, Neighborhood Development, Saul Alinsky

Stalwart Citizens, Not Just Police, Deserve Credit as Crime Ebbs

Monday, July 15, 2013
The New York Times

About the work of East Brooklyn Congregations in New York City.

EBC

Public Safety

Opinion: On stop-and-frisk, both sides are wrong

Friday, May 3, 2013
New York Daily News

New York City’s unprecedented crime reduction has been remarkable for its scale and persistence. But our city has the bad habit of either taking its successes for granted or losing sight of why and how progress was made. Both supporters and critics of recent police practices — stop-and-frisk in particular — have repeated these mistakes. Supporters incorrectly hold the tactic responsible for building a safer city; critics would have us sacrifice the effective response of the NYPD at the altar of reform.

EBC

Housing, Anti-Corruption

Promises to keep: Daily News-Metro IAF housing forum puts mayoral candidates on the record

Wednesday, January 30, 2013
New York Daily News

Exactly what would any of the candidates who are running for mayor do upon election in November? No doubt, you have little or no idea. That’s why the Daily News and Metro IAF, a citizens organization, are sponsoring issue-oriented mayoral forums. We held the first Thursday night in front of an audience of roughly 1,000 New Yorkers at St. Paul Community Baptist Church in Brooklyn.

EBC

Immigration Housing

Unexpected Focus at a Mayoral Forum

Thursday, January 24, 2013
The New York Times

This year’s campaign for New York City mayor was expected to turn on police tactics, education policy and economic development. On Thursday, six of the leading candidates in the race found themselves discussing something different: mold.

EBC

Affordable Housing

Spring Creek Nehemiah is an Affordable Housing Success Story in East New York

Friday, July 27, 2012
New York Daily News

Linda Boyce says it happens all the time. 

EBC

Jobs, Living Wage

Living Wage, Again

Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Independent Budget Office Web Blog

Amid the uproar during the past few weeks over the proposed living wage law there’s one important point that you might have missed: the city already has a living-wage law. 

EBC

Financial Reform, Housing

Eric Schneiderman is right to fight Obama administration's bad foreclosure settlement with the banks

Sunday, November 27, 2011
New York Daily News

While most attention is focused on a drawn-out debt crisis in Washington and spasmodic demonstrations in several cities, the most important economic and political battle of the period is being played out largely under the radar.

EBC

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