Torres, Council chair on public housing, mum on Olatoye's future in wake of lead poisoning crisis at NYCHA

Torres, Council chair on public housing, mum on Olatoye's future in wake of lead poisoning crisis at NYCHA

New York City Councilmember Ritchie Torres, chair of the public housing committee, is laying low, even as public pressure escalates on New York City Housing Authority CEO Shola Olatoye in face of lead poisoning crisis.

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de Blasio knew of NYCHA false lead certifications, as private landlords escape scrutiny

de Blasio knew of NYCHA false lead certifications, as private landlords escape scrutiny

Mayor Bill de Blasio was aware that the New York City Housing Authority was violating requirements for lead testing in public housing, even as private landlords are escaping any scrutiny for the lead exposure crisis in New York City.

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Feds mum as report reveals Brooklyn children testing positive for blood lead levels at rate higher than in Flint

Feds mum as report reveals Brooklyn children testing positive for blood lead levels at rate higher than in Flint

In the face of a news report, revealing that children in Brooklyn are testing positive for blood lead levels higher than children in Flint, Michigan, the U.S. Attorney's Office has refused to release any information about its protracted investigation into physical condition standards in public housing that are suspected of exposing children to lead.

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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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A Python review of NYCHA data raises new questions about the authority's tracking of lead

A Python review of NYCHA data raises new questions about the authority's tracking of lead

New questions are being raised about how the New York City Housing Authority tracks the risks of exposure to lead after Progress Queens conduced analysis of data on records produced by NYCHA to Progress Queens in response to a Freedom of Information Law request.

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Feds join NYCHA, City Hall in keeping lid on public housing sites that tested positive for lead

Feds join NYCHA, City Hall in keeping lid on public housing sites that tested positive for lead

Federal judicial officials, including a Federal judge and Federal prosecutors, have joined officials with NYCHA and City Hall to keep from identifying which public housing developments may have exposed residents to lead, including in drinking water.

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Preet Bharara's financial fraud and lead probe add to NYCHA's woes over class action mold abatement case

Preet Bharara's financial fraud and lead probe add to NYCHA's woes over class action mold abatement case

The investigation by the office of U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara into possible false financial claims by New York City Housing Authority officials and lead poisoning of NYCHA residents escalate legal risks for the troubled housing authority facing budget shortfalls and already subject to a special master in a class action mold abatement case.

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