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The grassroots organization hosts a “Community Power Hour” Jan. 17 where it's expected to share with the community ways of mustering political clout on the ground level. more
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Think Riverdale Avenue needs to go on a “road diet”? Community Board 8’s traffic and transportation committee doesn’t think so. more
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Whenever Maria Lugo had a craving, she knew she could turn to the Golden Arches. more
On the quiet block where Pedro Almonte-Sanchez was gunned down last September, birds chirped after the rain. Across from the light brown and beige building he lived in at 85 Strong St., a silver BMW sat parked. Barren trees of a mild winter lined the street, flooded with natural light, even on an overcast day. more
Coalescing in the balm and mist outside his Morris Park office last week, a coalition of grassroots groups decried state Sen. Jeffrey Klein after an ex-staffer accused him of forcibly kissing her outside an Albany bar in 2015. more
For months, Jacqueline Estevez has had to endure more than the construction noise. She was forced to share a single bathroom not only with her neighbors from 10 other apartments, but also with construction workers. more
Irving Ladimer joined his first Community Board 8 meeting in 1988, when he could visit the movie theater to see Tom Cruise in “Rain Man,” and spend just $3.50. more
A lot of money — hundreds of millions of dollars — has been earmarked for fixing problems at Marble Hill, Fort Independence and other city public housing developments. But those problems aren’t getting resolved, and no one’s quite sure what those millions are actually being used for. more
Donald Trump’s presidency has stirred political passion and activism across both sides of the political aisle. Yet instead of standing on the sidelines, some are channeling their energy to action, working to help at home or just outright diving into the political process. more
Living in New York City public housing is no picnic — except for the rats and roaches that feast on garbage that piles up outside of buildings faster than maintenance crews can clear it. more
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