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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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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de Blasio's budget continues minimal funds for NYCHA in face of Federal probe into toxic conditions [Updated]

de Blasio's budget continues minimal funds for NYCHA in face of Federal probe into toxic conditions [Updated]

In a year when Mayor Bill de Blasio finds himself fighting for his political survival, he minimally extends existing budgetary support for NYCHA, even in the face of a reported Federal investigation into toxic living conditions in New York City's public housing.

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de Blasio, Torres, Stringer mum about legal fees paid by NYCHA regarding Federal investigation

de Blasio, Torres, Stringer mum about legal fees paid by NYCHA regarding Federal investigation

The offices of Mayor Bill de Blasio, Councilmember Ritchie Torres, and Comptroller Scott Stringer are refusing to release information about the amount of legal fees paid by the New York City Housing Authority regarding the reported Federal investigation into living condition standards.

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New NYCHA FOIL data reveals more about lead, mold, asbestos -- and how often maintenance requests are CLOSED

New NYCHA FOIL data reveals more about lead, mold, asbestos -- and how often maintenance requests are CLOSED

A second production of data from the New York City Housing Authority in response to a Freedom of Information Law request reveals more information about lead, mold, and asbestos -- and the frequency with which maintenance requests are simply marked "closed."

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Bharara mum if Feds will join NYCHA class action mold remediation case

Bharara mum if Feds will join NYCHA class action mold remediation case

The office of U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara won't comment about whether Federal prosecutors will join the class action mold remediation and abatement case against the New York City Housing Authority.

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With $3 billion budget surplus, de Blasio still plans on selling NYCHA playgrounds

With $3 billion budget surplus, de Blasio still plans on selling NYCHA playgrounds

New York City will end Fiscal Year 2015 with a budget surplus of $3 billion.  Notwithstanding, Mayor Bill de Blasio is determined to sell NYCHA's playgrounds to real estate developers to raise a few million dollars.

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