18 months after a FOIL Request was filed, DCAS releases some Rivington House documents to Progress Queens

18 months after a FOIL Request was filed, DCAS releases some Rivington House documents to Progress Queens

The de Blasio administration has made a release of some documents responsive to a FOIL Request filed over 18 months ago by Progress Queens seeking records about the administration-backed, scandal-ridden luxury condominium conversion plan for Rivington House, a former AIDS hospice.

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Progress Queens replied to the DOJ's redaction and withholding of FOIA records of Preet Bharara's speeches

Progress Queens replied to the DOJ's redaction and withholding of FOIA records of Preet Bharara's speeches

The U.S. Department of Justice has yet to answer an effort made by Progress Queens to settle remaining issues in litigation, seeking the release records duly requested under the Freedom of Information Act about the speeches of former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara.

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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 by withholding records of Bharara's speeches

As Bharara questions DC integrity, U.S. Attorney's Office undermines FOIA by withholding 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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Judge Lobis rules against Mayor de Blasio, ordering release of "Agents of the City" e-mails

Judge Lobis rules against Mayor de Blasio, ordering release of "Agents of the City" e-mails

Mayor Bill de Blasio suffered a stinging legal defeat when a New York State Supreme Court justice ruled that the Mayor's Office must release "Agents of the City" e-mails pertaining to the unregistered lobbyist, Jonathan Rosen.

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Federal Government spent most money at DOJ fighting FOIA Lawsuits in final Obama year : Report

Federal Government spent most money at DOJ fighting FOIA Lawsuits in final Obama year : Report

In the final year of the Obama administration, the Federal Government spent $36 million fighting lawsuits filed by makers of FOIA Requests, seeking to compel the Government to comply with the Freedom of Information Act.

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WikiLeaks : We will work with tech companies to patch vulnerabilities before releasing further CIA hacking information

WikiLeaks : We will work with tech companies to patch vulnerabilities before releasing further CIA hacking information

In a news conference broadcast over the Periscope digital platform, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange announced that the transparency group would work with technology companies to patch vulnerabilities before releasing further information about the CIA's hacking tools.

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Judge Koeltl silent on request to have U.S. Attorney Bharara recuse himself from FOIA lawsuit

Judge Koeltl silent on request to have U.S. Attorney Bharara recuse himself from FOIA lawsuit

The Hon. U.S. District Court Judge John Koeltl has yet to respond to a letter request filed on Feb. 23 by the publisher of Progress Queens, asking that U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara recuse himself from FOIA litigation.

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