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Threatened Change To HIV/AIDS Services

May 16, 2003

 The drug regimen that has changed AIDS from a death sentence to a chronic disease for many New Yorkers requires patients to follow a complicated daily routine,


Big Stakes for the Elderly in Budget Battles

Apr 16, 2003

 Many older people rely on assistance beyond medical care and Social Security, but governments are mandated to supply almost nothing else. When the mayor and governor look for places to


A Rocky Season

Mar 01, 2003

(Nov '01) When Michael Bloomberg takes office in January, he will be mayor of more than the city's sagging economy and the aftermath of the attack on the World Trade


How Welfare Reform Affects People With Disabilities

Feb 27, 2003

 He hears voices and has been diagnosed with depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and a learning disability. But these are not his only nightmares. There are also the ones he encounters


Public Housing

Feb 17, 2003

 To Fiorello LaGuardia, housing the poor was a personal crusade. The diminutive mayor blamed the damp squalor of the tenements where his first wife grew up for the tuberculosis that


City Takes New Approaches to Solving Homeless Problem

Feb 13, 2003

 This winter has been especially cold and snowy, highlighting the plight of New York’s homeless population. Almost 38,500 people are currently in the city’s shelter system, including well over 16,500


Day Care In New York

Jan 22, 2003

On a recent Thursday morning, Ichenaphae Mason signed in at the Bronx office of the Agency for Child Development hoping to enroll her daughter in day care. This was Mason's second