Gentrification pressures creep into Jackson Heights, with no alarum bell rung by local officials

Gentrification pressures creep into Jackson Heights, with no alarum bell rung by local officials

A large building going up alongst Roosevelt Avenue serves as a gateway to new construction taking place in Jackson Heights, where officials appear asleep to creeping gentrification pressures.

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In wake of public housing and drinking water tragedies elsewhere, prosecutors remain mum about NYCHA investigation

In wake of public housing and drinking water tragedies elsewhere, prosecutors remain mum about NYCHA investigation

As repercussions over the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, lead to criminal charges against public officials and as a deadly fire in a public housing apartment building in London leads to calls for a criminal investigation, Federal prosecutors in New York remain mum about the reported investigation into dangerous living conditions at NYCHA.

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As Bharara questions DC integrity, U.S. Attorney's Office undermines FOIA to withhold records of Bharara's speeches

As Bharara questions DC integrity, U.S. Attorney's Office undermines FOIA to withhold records of Bharara's speeches

Former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara has publicly questioned the integrity of the President Donald Trump and senior U.S. Department of Justice officials, even as the U.S. Department of Justice appears to be violating the Freedom of Information Act in order to keep secret records of former U.S. Attorney Bharara's speeches.

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HRA spent over $200 million on rent arrear payments in 2016, but will not identify the landlords paid

HRA spent over $200 million on rent arrear payments in 2016, but will not identify the landlords paid

The City of New York paid $214,475,602 to landlords in calendar year 2016 for rent arrear payments, but the City's Human Resources Administration refused to identify the names of landlords, which received these payments.

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Lobbying firm employed by BQX project very prolific in lobbying City Council [CORRECTED]

Lobbying firm employed by BQX project very prolific in lobbying City Council [CORRECTED]

The lobbying firm employed by supporters of the proposed BQX street car service has a prolific history of lobbying the New York City Council, a review of State lobbying records shows.

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Conflicts of Interest Board fines Queens Public Administrator in latest controversy at county office

Conflicts of Interest Board fines Queens Public Administrator in latest controversy at county office

Lois Rosenblatt, the Queens County Public Administrator, was fined $3,000 by the New York City Conflicts of Interest Board for hiring and giving a salary increase to a woman, who became engaged to her son during her employment.

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