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City Set to Offer Rent Relief to HIV/AIDS Residents

Feb 25, 2014

Wanda Hernandez readily admits she’s been in and out of New York City Housing Court because she’s “always in arrears with rent.” She receives rental assistance from the city’s HIV/AIDS Services


De Blasio Allies Continue to Dog Cuomo on Pre-K

Feb 22, 2014

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and his allies are forging ahead with their campaign to tax the wealthy to finance universal pre-kindergarten despite having been effectively defeated by


NYCHA Free of Financial Handcuffs

Feb 16, 2014

In Mayor Bill de Blasio’s “tale of two cities,” New York’s public housing projects clearly stood as a city of have-nots and a tale of woe. Last week, de Blasio demonstrated


Caucus to Mobilize Progressive Allies

Feb 14, 2014

Members of the Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Legislative Caucus, frustrated by what they see as years of having their signature issues ignored by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, are prepared


Assembly Passes Early Voting Bill

Feb 11, 2014

Voters in New York might be one step closer to being able to cast their ballots during early voting periods thanks to legislation adopted by a 84-36 margin today in


WEA Advocates Bank on Election-Year Leverage

Feb 07, 2014

ALBANY, N.Y. – An all-or-nothing push for the 10-point Women’s Equality Act last year yielded nothing. So advocates of the proposal are issuing a threatening reminder to state legislators who dare