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Education

Promises to keep: Seven mayoral candidates make school reform pledges, and many are underwhelming

Sunday, March 3, 2013
New York Daily News

At the mayoral forum sponsored last week by the Daily News and the Metro IAF citizens organization, Democrat Bill Thompson got to the heart of why we pressed the candidates to detail plans for the schools. He asked: “What defines success, not just in four years, each year. The chancellor and mayor need to be held accountable for that. Read more about Promises to keep: Seven mayoral candidates make school reform pledges, and many are underwhelming

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Housing

The Other Half, Considered Anew

Sunday, February 24, 2013
The New York Times

THE WALLS LOOKED as if they were eating themselves, or decomposing like old film. Mildew invaded bathrooms, mold blossomed along ceilings, and children were masked with nebulizers to fend off asthma’s ills. The photographer Ana Brigida had seen similar decay in the old homes of Lisbon, where she is based. But she did not expect to find them in New York City. “I was more surprised,” said Ms. Brigida, who is 26. Read more about The Other Half, Considered Anew

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Housing

NYCHA's failure to stop reoccurring mold invasion spurs suit

Tuesday, December 18, 2012
New York Daily News

On Tuesday, frustrated tenants will take action against the authority for violating the Americans with Disabilities Act — on the grounds that asthma is a disability.

 

 

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